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 will most likely earn an average pay level in a range of 32000 and 48000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Bridge and Lock Tenders will most likely receive an average wage of Forty Three Thousand Seven Hundred dollars annually.

Bridge and Lock Tenders are paid at the highest average level in Illinois, where they can get a compensation of approximating $52900.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 23.21 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Bridge and Lock Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $45,400
Public Administration $43,010
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $43,010
Transportation and Warehousing $45,400
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