Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operator Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators among Washington areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,300
25th Percentile Wage
$41,330
50th Percentile Wage
$53,380
75th Percentile Wage
$61,580
90th Percentile Wage
$78,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,790. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $53,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,300.

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
$53,380
11.02% 6.01%
2016
$47,500
2.78% -
2015
$46,180
2.47% -
2014
$45,040
-7.08% -
2013
$48,230
-4.02% -
2012
$50,170
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in state of Washington ranges from $54,170 to $65,680. The highest paying area for rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators in Washington is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $65,680. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $55,220). The lowest paying area is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $54,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$65,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$55,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$54,170




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