Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operator Salary Information in Montana

The average annual and hourly salaries for railroad brake, signal, and switch operators in the state of Montana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of railroad brake, signal, and switch operators among Montana cities 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 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators in Montana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,410
25th Percentile Wage
$44,080
50th Percentile Wage
$51,020
75th Percentile Wage
$63,880
90th Percentile Wage
$75,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for railroad brake, signal, and switch operators in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $75,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $51,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,410.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of railroad brake, signal, and switch operators from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,020
-1.23% -1.23%
2012
$51,650
- -




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