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Car Straightener Salary
in Cincinnati, Ohio

$56,356 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,916

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Car Straightener is $56,356 a year and $27 an hour in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The average salary range for a Car Straightener is between $40,992 and $69,142. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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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 Cincinnati, Ohio, 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:
$65,332
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Cincinnati, Ohio

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Description: Cincinnati ( SIN-sih-NAT-ee) is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and is the government seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located at the northern side of the confluence of the Licking and Ohio rivers, the latter of which marks the state line with Kentucky. The city is the economic and cultural hub of the Cincinnati metropolitan area, the fastest growing economic power in the Midwestern United States based on increase of economic output, which had a population of 2,190,209 as of the 2018 census estimates. This makes it Ohio's largest metropolitan area and the nation's 28th-largest. With a...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Car Straightener is $56,356 a year and $27 an hour in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The average salary range for a Car Straightener is between $40,992 and $69,142. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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