Salary for Bridge and Lock Tenders

Also known as:  Bridge Operator, Bridge Tender, Dam Tender, Lighthouse Keeper, Lock and Dam Operator

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Bridge and lock tenders operate and tend bridges and light houses to assist ships with passage through waterways. These occupations are not usually dangerous, though they sometimes require employees to work in extreme weather conditions. To become a bridge and lock tender, a high school diploma is sometimes required. Before beginning official work, up to a month of formal training on-the-job may also be necessary.

A Bridge or Lock Tender usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $28,570 and $64,810 based on tenure and industry expertise. usually get an average wage of fourty-nine thousand six hundred and ten dollars every year.

obtain the most salary in Minnesota, where they can get average pay scales of close to $62,060. This group of people have the highest pay levels in Construction, where they earn an average pay rate of $52,570.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 39.90 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Bridge and Lock Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries:

Construction
$52,570
Public Administration
$49,600
Transportation and Warehousing
$48,800

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Transportation and Warehousing
$48,800
Public Administration
$49,600
Construction
$52,570