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

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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 will normally get a pay level of $40,880 - $86,200 based on tenure and industry expertise. get an average compensation of sixty-five thousand four hundred and eigthy dollars every year.

can receive the best pay in Illinois, where they receive a compensation of near $74,610. People with this job title are paid most highly in Public Administration, where they receive wages of $70,270.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.42 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Subway and Streetcar Operators tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$70,270
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,180
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$46,430
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$36,620
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,490

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$26,490
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$36,620
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$46,430
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,180
Public Administration
$70,270