Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators among Illinois metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators in Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,880
25th Percentile Wage
$45,950
50th Percentile Wage
$54,640
75th Percentile Wage
$62,380
90th Percentile Wage
$72,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,880.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,640
-3.15% 19.07%
2016
$56,360
2.56% -
2015
$54,920
1.97% -
2014
$53,840
16.86% -
2013
$44,760
1.21% -
2012
$44,220
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators in Illinois Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in state of Illinois ranges from $56,610 to $59,150. The highest paying area for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) with a median annual salary of $59,150. The lowest paying area is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $56,610.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$59,150
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$56,610




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