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Railroad Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$28,353 (USD)

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Last updated: May 23, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railroad Operator is $28,353 a year and $14 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Railroad Operator is between $24,959 and $33,200. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Operates or informs patrons how to operate mechanical riding devices furnished by amusement parks, carnivals, or similar places of entertainment.
  • Announces to patrons to fasten belt, bar, or other safety device.
  • Moves controls to start and stop equipment, such as roller coaster, merry-go-round, and Ferris wheel.
  • Gives directions to patrons, usually over microphone, regarding safety and operation of such rides as midget autos and speedboats.
  • Turns on current to permit operation of ride by patron and turns off current after allotted time.
Railroad Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Amusement and Recreation Attendants

Job family population: 310,970

Estimated population of Railroad Operator jobs: 11,453

Rate of error: 5.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Railroad Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Facility Operations Specialist
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
Railroad Retirement Board
Facility Operations Specialist ===== ##### Railroad Retirement Board Overview ----- - ##### Open ... operating systems (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), maintenance and repairs, cleaning ...
Database Administrator
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
Railroad Retirement Board
Database Administrator ===== ##### Railroad Retirement Board Overview ----- - ##### Open & closing ... are operating properly. - Provide guidance to applications development personnel regarding ...
CDL Class A Hazmat Tanker Driver- Railroad Refueling Division
Apr 23
Bensenville, IL, USA
Usher Transport
**This is for our Bensenville IL Railroad Site-- refueling locomotives!! **Starting pay is $24.00 per ... We offer competitive pay for both Company Drivers and Owner Operators; we have a excellent benefits ...
Apr 11
Chicago, IL, USA
U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion
Entry Level OVERVIEW Motor transport operators are primarily responsible for supervising or ... Prepare vehicle for movement/shipment by air, rail or vessel REQUIREMENTS Those who want to serve ...
Machine Operator
Apr 10
Wood Dale, IL, USA
Recruiting Resource Group
We are seeking a Production Machine Operator to join our team! You will help oversee operational ... Set-up rails, print and die cut sections on machine * Ensure and inspect die cut sections * Oversee ...
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