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Subway and Streetcar Operator Salary Information

The salary statistics of subway and streetcar operators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of subway and streetcar operators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The subway and streetcar operators 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. Subway and Streetcar Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$76,980
75th Percentile Wage
$71,810
50th Percentile Wage
$62,130
25th Percentile Wage
$48,140
10th Percentile Wage
$40,690

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for subway and streetcar operators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) subway and streetcar operators is $76,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,690. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 89% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $62,130 -2.40%
2013 $63,660 1.48%
2012 $62,730 -1.71%
2011 $63,820 12.20%
2010 $56,880 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for subway and streetcar operators from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 9.23%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.48%. We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 12.20% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-1.71%).

Table 3. Average Salary of Subway and Streetcar Operators vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Subway and Streetcar Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of subway and streetcar operators in 2 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4.

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$64,000
Transportation and Warehousing
$51,450

Table 5. Median Annual Wage of Subway and Streetcar Operators by States

From the above tables we note that not only subway and streetcar 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 subway and streetcar operators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $42,460 to $72,440. The highest paying state for subway and streetcar operators is New York with a median annual salary of $72,440. The lowest paying state is Texas with a median annual salary of $42,460. For more salary information of subway and streetcar operators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$72,440
California
$65,660
Florida
$64,020
Oregon
$57,290
Maryland
$55,790
Texas
$42,460