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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,420
25th Percentile Wage
$35,590
50th Percentile Wage
$49,090
75th Percentile Wage
$56,070
90th Percentile Wage
$61,740

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 $61,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,420. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 142% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of bridge and lock tenders from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201649,0901.16%6.42%
201548,5200.82%-
201448,1203.66%-
201346,3600.91%-
201245,940--

Table 2. Bridge and Lock Tender Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of bridge and lock tenders in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Transportation and Warehousing
$51,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,950

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 $59,270. The highest paying state for bridge and lock tenders is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $59,270. 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
$59,270
Texas
$56,960
Washington
$55,590
Illinois
$55,450
Iowa
$55,360
Missouri
$55,360
Indiana
$54,500
Ohio
$53,750
Michigan
$53,590
New Jersey
$53,440
Kentucky
$52,820
Tennessee
$52,820
Pennsylvania
$52,780
Alabama
$52,350
Maryland
$52,200
West Virginia
$52,100
Wisconsin
$47,430
Arkansas
$45,930
California
$44,200
Massachusetts
$37,350
Georgia
$37,340
Louisiana
$31,830
Florida
$30,280
Virginia
$23,870


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