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Brake Holder Salary

$40,294 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Brake Holder is $40,294 a year and $19 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Brake Holder is between $30,293 and $48,616. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

  • Throws switches and couples, or attaches to cable, cars being hauled by locomotive or hoisted by cable or chain in mines, quarries, or industrial plants: uncouples loaded cars at their destination or uncouples and distributes empty cars to sidings or to loading areas.
  • Moves switches to route cars and signals dinkey operator to start or stop cars.
  • May open and close ventilation doors in mines.
  • May open or close chute gates to load or unload cars.
  • May crush oversize rock or ore on grizzly to prevent clogging, using sledgehammer.
  • May remove and tag ore samples for laboratory analysis.
  • May be designated according to type of hauling machine as dinkey-operator helper.
Brake Holder Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

Job family population: 14,190

Estimated population of Brake Holder jobs: 2,117

Rate of error: 7.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles (10.1 million km2). With a population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the largest city by population is New York City...

Brake Holder Job Listings for United States

Brake Press Operator
Apr 22
Murfreesboro, TN, USA
Wood Personnel Services
Brake Press Operator * Murfreesboro, TN * $14.00 + * 3rd shift Wood Personnel Services is currently ... Wood Personnel has been in business since 1988 and is holder of the Diamond Award for Best of ...
Motor Vehicle Mechanic II - A054-19-113-001
May 8
Pearsall, TX, USA
Trailboss Enterprises Inc
... holder with air brake and passenger endorsements. - Qualified to perform annual inspections on CMV's. - Qualified to perform brake inspections on CMV's*. - EPA MVAC 609 Certification - Ability to ...
Software Engineer - Braking System (Contract)
Mar 20
Southfield, MI, USA
The PRA Group, Inc.
Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder. Knowledge of the following areas will be helpful - software, design, development, brake, control, requirement, "source code", debugging, Embedded ...
Electrical Assembler
May 7
Montebello, NY, USA
901D LLC
Within the delegated authority, the position holder may be assigned accountabilities for all or ... Operate press brake to assemble sheets * Operate both stationary and moving objects * Operate any ...
Mechanical Assembler
May 1
Saddle River, NJ, USA
901D LLC
Within the delegated authority, the position holder may be assigned accountabilities for all or ... Operate press brake to assemble sheets. * Operate automatic fastener machine to secure lining to ...
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