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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$60,350
75th Percentile Wage
$55,440
50th Percentile Wage
$48,120
25th Percentile Wage
$35,570
10th Percentile Wage
$25,900

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 $60,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,120. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,900. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 133% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $48,120 3.80%
2013 $46,360 0.91%
2012 $45,940 %
2011 $45,940 0.02%
2010 $45,930 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for bridge and lock tenders from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 4.77%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 0.91%.

Table 3. Average Salary of Bridge and Lock Tenders vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Bridge and Lock Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of bridge and lock tenders in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 $54,070. The lowest paying sector is the federal, state, and local government sector (annual salary $48,010).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Construction
$54,070
Transportation and Warehousing
$50,600
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,010

Table 5. 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 $55,900. The highest paying state for bridge and lock tenders is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $55,900. 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
$55,900
Mississippi
$54,710
Illinois
$54,430
Iowa
$54,090
Washington
$53,320
Indiana
$53,230
Missouri
$53,050
Texas
$52,840
Pennsylvania
$52,510
New Jersey
$52,250
Maryland
$52,200
Kentucky
$51,680
West Virginia
$50,890
Ohio
$50,700
Wisconsin
$47,720
Michigan
$44,480
California
$42,680
New York
$42,620
Florida
$33,230
Louisiana
$32,330
Virginia
$23,870