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Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators 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. Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,500
25th Percentile Wage
$41,740
50th Percentile Wage
$53,970
75th Percentile Wage
$61,920
90th Percentile Wage
$72,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators is $72,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $53,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,500. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 124% 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 rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201653,9702.11%14.92%
201552,8301.87%-
201451,84010.74%-
201346,2700.76%-
201245,920--

Table 2. Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators 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 rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators occupations is the mining sector with an annual salary $55,960. The lowest paying sector is the construction sector (annual salary $40,230).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Mining
$55,960
Transportation and Warehousing
$52,970
Manufacturing
$50,600
Construction
$40,230

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators 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 rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $34,010 to $71,160. The highest paying state for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $71,160. The lowest paying state is Alabama with a median annual salary of $34,010. For more salary information of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Massachusetts
$71,160
California
$63,490
New York
$60,970
Delaware
$58,920
Maryland
$58,600
Colorado
$57,500
Arkansas
$57,250
Minnesota
$56,520
Nebraska
$56,430
Illinois
$56,360
Wyoming
$54,800
Wisconsin
$54,140
Pennsylvania
$53,830
Montana
$53,660
Louisiana
$53,040
Michigan
$52,070
Virginia
$51,920
Georgia
$51,600
Mississippi
$51,390
New Mexico
$50,070
Texas
$49,810
Indiana
$49,220
Idaho
$49,110
Iowa
$48,910
New Jersey
$47,650
Washington
$47,500
Missouri
$47,220
South Dakota
$46,640
North Carolina
$46,370
Utah
$45,820
Maine
$45,500
Florida
$45,050
Arizona
$44,870
New Hampshire
$44,530
West Virginia
$44,510
Kentucky
$41,230
Ohio
$41,010
Oregon
$39,960
Tennessee
$38,200
South Carolina
$38,030
Oklahoma
$34,240
Alabama
$34,010



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