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

The average annual and hourly salaries for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators among Louisiana 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,680
25th Percentile Wage
$39,680
50th Percentile Wage
$52,810
75th Percentile Wage
$61,170
90th Percentile Wage
$71,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,810. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,680.

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
$52,810
-0.44% 19.94%
2016
$53,040
0.15% -
2015
$52,960
-0.30% -
2014
$53,120
15.00% -
2013
$45,150
6.36% -
2012
$42,280
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in state of Louisiana ranges from $44,970 to $56,170. The highest paying area for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in Louisiana is Baton Rouge with a median annual salary of $56,170. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $46,710). The lowest paying area is Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $44,970.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Baton Rouge
$56,170
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$46,710
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$44,970




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