Salary for Subway and Streetcar Operators

Also known as:  Light Rail Operator, Light Rail Transit Operator, Light Rail Vehicle Operator, Rapid Transit Operator, Subway Conductor, Subway Train Operator, Tram Operator, Trolley Car Operator helps transportation professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Subway and streetcar operators are responsible for the operation and maintenance of subways and above ground streetcars with no separate locomotive. 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 Subway or Streetcar Operator gets a salary somewhere between 24000 to 36000 depending on education and tenure levels. Subway and Streetcar Operators will most likely receive a salary of Thirty Nine Thousand One Hundred dollars each year.

Subway and Streetcar Operators receive the highest compensation in Texas, where they can get an average salary rate of close to about $47190.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 17.24 percent nationwide in that time.
Subway and Streetcar Operators tend to make the most in the following industries
Public Administration $53,950
Transportation and Warehousing $38,140
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Transportation and Warehousing $38,140
Public Administration $53,950