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Lock Operator Salary

$48,749 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$1,043

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 06, 2019

The average pay for a Lock Operator is $48,749 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Lock Operator is between $36,005 and $59,364. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Controls machinery to open and close locks and dams on canal: observes gauges and turns valves to increase or decrease water level in lock.
  • Observes positions of vessels and tie-up of mooring lines in lock to ensure optimum utilization of lock space and prevent vessel damage.
  • Logs data, such as water levels, weather conditions, and type, number, and destination of vessels.
  • Starts motors to open gates and sections of dams for passage of vessels.
  • Turns on navigation lights and traffic signals along canal.
  • Cleans, oils, and makes minor repairs to equipment.
  • Collects lock slips (vessel identifications slips) from vessel operators and submits slips to supervisor.
  • Ties or slips line-eyes over bitts on lock deck to secure vessels.
  • May direct activities of workers engaged in mooring vessels in lock.
Lock Operator Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Bridge and Lock Tenders

Job family population: 3,170

Estimated population of Lock Operator jobs: 736

Rate of error: 3.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$56,514
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 simply 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), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Lock Operator Job Listings for United States

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Minnetonka, MN, USA
Della Infotech Inc.
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Warehouse Operator - 2nd shift
Nov 18
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Castle Metals
The Warehouse Operator position performs a variety of material movements for order filling ... Safety orientation including hazards communication and lock-out * Quality orientation * Forklift ...
Press Operator Assistant 2 - 12 Hours Rotation $1000 sign-on bonus
Dec 4
West Bend, United States
RR Donnelley
Press Operator Assistant 2 - 12 Hours Rotation $1000 sign-on bonus Pressroom West Bend, WI ID ... lock out - tag out rules and hearing and eye protection policies. * Performs other related duties ...
Operator - Manufacturing - JO-1911-3514
Nov 25
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Encore Search Partners, LLC
Operator Location: Phoenix Industry: Manufacturing Job Overview: Set up, operate, clean, or tend ... Understand Lock-Out/Tag-Out requirements. * Display positive attitude. Company Description Encore ...

The average pay for a Lock Operator is $48,749 a year and $23 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Lock Operator is between $36,005 and $59,364. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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