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Bridge and Lock Tender Salary Information

The salary statistics of bridge and lock tenders are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of bridge and lock tenders within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The bridge and lock tenders annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Bridge and Lock Tender Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,250
25th Percentile Wage
$37,090
50th Percentile Wage
$50,240
75th Percentile Wage
$57,090
90th Percentile Wage
$62,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for bridge and lock tenders. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) bridge and lock tenders is $62,420. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,250. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 147% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of bridge and lock tenders from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$50,240
2.29% 8.56%
2016
$49,090
1.16% -
2015
$48,520
0.82% -
2014
$48,120
3.66% -
2013
$46,360
0.91% -
2012
$45,940
- -

Table 2. Bridge and Lock Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of bridge and lock tenders in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for bridge and lock tenders occupations is the construction sector with an annual salary $57,500. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $43,770).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$57,500
Transportation and Warehousing
$53,640
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,880
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,770

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Bridge and Lock Tenders by States

From the above tables we note that not only bridge and lock tenders salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of bridge and lock tenders in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $23,870 to $60,870. The highest paying state for bridge and lock tenders is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $60,870. The lowest paying state is Virginia with a median annual salary of $23,870. For more salary information of bridge and lock tenders profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Minnesota
$60,870
Texas
$58,610
Washington
$57,830
Illinois
$57,200
Iowa
$56,700
Missouri
$56,700
Indiana
$55,820
Pennsylvania
$54,040
Kentucky
$53,690
West Virginia
$53,350
New Jersey
$53,320
Mississippi
$53,140
Ohio
$52,800
Alabama
$52,350
Tennessee
$51,780
Maryland
$51,470
Massachusetts
$50,070
Arkansas
$48,660
Michigan
$48,350
Wisconsin
$47,870
South Carolina
$46,920
California
$45,950
New York
$42,890
Georgia
$37,340
Louisiana
$30,850
Florida
$30,280
Oregon
$25,540
Virginia
$23,870



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