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Car Straightener Salary
in Denver, Colorado

$59,858 (USD)

Average Salary

$29/hr

Average Hourly

$2,035

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Car Straightener is $59,858 a year and $29 an hour in Denver, Colorado, United States. The average salary range for a Car Straightener is between $43,540 and $73,439. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Denver, Colorado.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Repairs and rebuilds railway freight cars, tank cars, or locomotives, following federal and company regulations and specifications and using hand tools, power tools, welding equipment, and measuring instruments.
  • Removes and inspects locomotive or car units, such as wheels, truck and brake assemblies, side posts, air cylinders, reservoirs and valves, side and roof sections, and coupler assemblies, using pneumatic hoist and jack, pinch bar, hand tools, and cutting torch.
  • Disassembles roller bearings, using jacks, blocks, and frames.
  • Examines bearings, gaskets, and seals for defects, such as scratches, chips, and excessive wear.
  • Replaces defective parts and reassembles roller bearings.
  • Measures diameter of axle wheel seats, using micrometer, and marks dimensions on axle for subsequent boring of wheels to specified press fit dimensions.
  • Repairs wooden sections, such as flooring and interior walls carpenter.
  • Repairs or replaces steel sections, such as side posts, rafters, crossties, panels, underframing, and piping, using welding torch, power wrench, and plumber's tools.
  • Assembles repaired or replaced units to rebuild locomotive or car.
  • Positions width gauge between car sides, clamps turnbuckle ends to top of each side, and twists turnbuckle, using wrench, until sides are pressed against gauge to align sides for installation of car ends and crossties.
  • May be designated according to type of car repaired or specific tasks performed.
Car Straightener Job Prevalence in Denver, Colorado, United States

Job family: Rail Car Repairers

Job family population: 24,090

Estimated population of Car Straightener jobs: 1,807

Rate of error: 3.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$69,392
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Denver (), officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is named after James W. Denver, a governor of the Kansas Territory, and it is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Car Straightener is $59,858 a year and $29 an hour in Denver, Colorado, United States. The average salary range for a Car Straightener is between $43,540 and $73,439. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Denver, Colorado.

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