The salary statistics of rail transportation workers are shown in Table 1. The average hourly salary of rail transportation workers in the United States is shown in Table 2. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of rail transportation workers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The rail transportation workers 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$41,550|
|25th Percentile Wage||$50,840|
|50th Percentile Wage||$60,390|
|75th Percentile Wage||$75,750|
|90th Percentile Wage||$91,020|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail transportation workers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) rail transportation workers is $91,020. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,390. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $41,550. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 119% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rail transportation workers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of rail transportation workers in 8 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 transportation workers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $63,760. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $27,970).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
The average annual salary of rail transportation worker related occupations at the national level is given in Table 3. For more salary information about a specific occupation, use the links below.
|Occupation||Median Annual Salary|
|Locomotive Firers|| |
|Locomotive Engineers and Operators|| |
|Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters|| |
|Locomotive Engineers|| |
|Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers|| |
|Subway and Streetcar Operators|| |
|Other Rail Transportation Workers|| |
|Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators|| |