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Railroad Tower Operator Salary
in Alabama, United States

$44,318 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$762

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 09, 2019

The average pay for a Railroad Tower Operator is $44,318 a year and $21 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Railroad Tower Operator is between $32,687 and $54,013. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, 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:
  • Operates switching equipment in control tower to route train traffic in railroad yard or at switching point, following switching orders, train schedules, and safety regulations: reads switching orders and schedules of inbound and outbound traffic to ascertain time trains will enter or leave yard, sequence of movement, and tracks on which trains are to be routed.
  • Observes approaching trains and moves switches on control panel to set traffic signals and to activate track switches that regulate traffic.
  • Receives and transmits switching orders by telephone or telegraph.
  • May control track switches and train signals at junction point on rapid-transit or street-railway line and be designated interlocking tower operator.
Railroad Tower Operator Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Rail Transportation Workers, All Other

Job family population: 2,890

Estimated population of Railroad Tower Operator jobs: 562

Rate of error: 13.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,377
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Alabama, United States

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Description: Alabama () is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state.Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird. Alabama is also known as the "Heart of Dixie" and the "Cotton State". The state tree is the longleaf pine, and the state flower is the camellia. Alabama's capital...

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The average pay for a Railroad Tower Operator is $44,318 a year and $21 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Railroad Tower Operator is between $32,687 and $54,013. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, 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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