Salary for Rail Car Repairers

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 will normally get a salary in a range of 32000 to 48000 depending on the level of seniority. Rail Car Repairers usually receive an average salary of Forty Five Thousand Six Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Rail Car Repairers obtain the most salary in New Jersey, where they can receive average wages of just about $56500. These professionals obtain the most salary in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can get average compensation of $57430.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.20 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Rail Car Repairers tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $57,430
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $55,190
Transportation and Warehousing $45,770
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $43,160
Manufacturing $39,740
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Manufacturing $39,740
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $43,160
Transportation and Warehousing $45,770
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $55,190
Public Administration $57,430
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