Salary for Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

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Also known as:  Brakeman, Carman, Fireman, Locomotive Switch Operator, Railroad Brakeman, Railroad Switchman, Terminal Carman, Trainman

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Railroad brake, signal and switch operators operate switches on railroad tracks. This job can be strenuous as dangerous tools are sometimes used and employees much stand for long periods of time. These positions usually require a high school diploma or GED or above. Once hired, a new employee will need up to one year of formal training before beginning work officially.

A Railroad Brake, Signal, or Switch Operator usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $35,430 to $73,620 based on seniority levels. will most likely earn wages of fifty-five thousand eight hundred and ninety dollars on a yearly basis.

have the best average pay in New Jersey, which has average wages of close to about $70,350. People working these jobs make the most money in Public Administration, where they get pay of $74,450.

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INDUSTRIES

Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$74,450
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,110
Manufacturing
$52,780

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$52,780
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,110
Public Administration
$74,450