Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operator Salary Information in Wisconsin

The average annual and hourly salaries for railroad brake, signal, and switch operators in the state of Wisconsin are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of railroad brake, signal, and switch operators amongst Wisconsin metropolitan 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 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,220
25th Percentile Wage
$51,940
50th Percentile Wage
$63,420
75th Percentile Wage
$76,190
90th Percentile Wage
$87,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for railroad brake, signal, and switch operators in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $87,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $63,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $44,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of railroad brake, signal, and switch operators from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,420
4.65% 18.39%
2016
$60,470
3.22% -
2015
$58,520
11.55% -
2012
$51,760
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