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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,280
25th Percentile Wage
$42,760
50th Percentile Wage
$56,060
75th Percentile Wage
$68,650
90th Percentile Wage
$79,230

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 $79,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,060. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,280. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 138% 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 rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$56,060
3.73% 18.09%
2016
$53,970
2.11% -
2015
$52,830
1.87% -
2014
$51,840
10.74% -
2013
$46,270
0.76% -
2012
$45,920
- -

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 6 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $71,320. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $35,400).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$71,320
Mining
$59,390
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,390
Manufacturing
$52,590
Construction
$38,670
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,400

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 $34,200 to $84,690. The highest paying state for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators is California with a median annual salary of $84,690. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $34,200. 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
California
$84,690
Massachusetts
$80,350
New York
$70,630
Colorado
$66,540
Wyoming
$63,700
Nebraska
$60,640
Maryland
$59,570
Oregon
$59,530
Delaware
$58,920
Pennsylvania
$58,370
Nevada
$58,100
Virginia
$56,990
West Virginia
$55,890
Indiana
$55,660
Montana
$55,160
Idaho
$55,090
Illinois
$54,640
Arkansas
$54,160
Iowa
$53,780
Georgia
$53,730
Michigan
$53,700
Tennessee
$53,690
Washington
$53,380
Louisiana
$52,810
Kansas
$51,650
Wisconsin
$51,490
Mississippi
$51,390
New Mexico
$50,070
New Jersey
$49,640
Minnesota
$48,480
North Dakota
$48,350
North Carolina
$47,340
South Dakota
$47,260
Missouri
$47,140
Utah
$46,000
Maine
$45,500
Texas
$45,400
Arizona
$45,350
Kentucky
$45,210
New Hampshire
$44,530
Ohio
$44,160
Florida
$43,420
Alabama
$41,100
South Carolina
$34,810
Oklahoma
$34,200



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