Salary for Rail Car Repairers

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Also known as:  Freight Car Repairer, Mine Car Mechanic, Rail Car Maintenance Mechanic, Rail Car Mechanic, Streetcar Repairer, Subway Car Repairer, Tank Car Reconditioner, Trolley Car Mechanic, Trolley Car Overhauler

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Rail car repairers adjust and repair problems on mass transit rail cars, rolling stock and mine cars. This job can be dangerous as the workers deal with heavy machinery frequently and are required to work in unsafe environments. To be considered for this position, a high school diploma is usually necessary. Once hired, less than a year of on-site job training is usually all that is necessary before beginning formal work.

A Rail Car Repairer can receive salaries ranging between $35,110 and $82,760 depending on experience and education levels. can earn an average compensation of fifty-eight thousand two hundred and fifty dollars each year.

are compensated at the highest average salary in Massachusetts, where they get average compensation of close to about $75,130. These professionals make the highest salary in Public Administration, which has job pay of $73,970.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 41.80 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Rail Car Repairers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$73,970
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,230
Manufacturing
$55,180
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$49,370
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,020

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$48,020
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$49,370
Manufacturing
$55,180
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,230
Public Administration
$73,970