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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Subway and Streetcar Operator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,470
25th Percentile Wage
$55,890
50th Percentile Wage
$66,420
75th Percentile Wage
$74,680
90th Percentile Wage
$79,970

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 $79,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $66,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,470. 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 79% 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 subway and streetcar operators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$66,420
2.62% 5.56%
2016
$64,680
3.59% -
2015
$62,360
0.37% -
2014
$62,130
-2.46% -
2013
$63,660
1.46% -
2012
$62,730
- -

Table 2. Subway and Streetcar Operator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of subway and streetcar operators in 3 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 subway and streetcar operators occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $66,850. The lowest paying sector is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector (annual salary $29,200).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$66,850
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,830
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,200

Table 3. 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 $43,690 to $72,780. The highest paying state for subway and streetcar operators is New York with a median annual salary of $72,780. The lowest paying state is Georgia with a median annual salary of $43,690. 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
$72,780
Illinois
$72,340
Washington
$70,330
Maryland
$68,570
California
$61,410
Oregon
$59,360
Pennsylvania
$57,050
New Jersey
$56,960
Texas
$51,800
Florida
$46,800
Colorado
$43,860
Georgia
$43,690



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