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

The average annual and hourly salaries for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators among Pennsylvania 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 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,250
25th Percentile Wage
$50,930
50th Percentile Wage
$58,370
75th Percentile Wage
$67,370
90th Percentile Wage
$77,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $77,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $58,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,250.

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
$58,370
7.78% 25.84%
2016
$53,830
0.71% -
2015
$53,450
4.32% -
2014
$51,140
3.44% -
2013
$49,380
12.33% -
2012
$43,290
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $37,840 to $55,980. The highest paying area for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in Pennsylvania is Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $55,980. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $54,060). The lowest paying area is Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington with a median annual salary of $37,840.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$55,980
Newark-Union
$54,060
Pittsburgh
$43,290
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$40,560
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$37,840




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