Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operator Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$52,220
25th Percentile Wage
$56,700
50th Percentile Wage
$69,050
75th Percentile Wage
$88,110
90th Percentile Wage
$100,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for railroad brake, signal, and switch operators in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $69,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $52,220.

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$69,050
-7.23% 1.27%
2016
$74,040
2.20% -
2015
$72,410
2.50% -
2014
$70,600
1.32% -
2013
$69,670
2.15% -
2012
$68,170
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators in New York Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of railroad brake, signal, and switch operators in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of railroad brake, signal, and switch operators in state of New York ranges from $82,670 to $84,380. The highest paying area for railroad brake, signal, and switch operators in New York is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $84,380. The lowest paying area is New York-White Plains-Wayne with a median annual salary of $82,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$84,380
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$82,670




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