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Railway Equipment Operator Salary
in Alabama, United States

$39,947 (USD)

Average Salary

$19/hr

Average Hourly

$647

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railway Equipment Operator is $39,947 a year and $19 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Railway Equipment Operator is between $29,707 and $48,482. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates several types of heavy equipment, such as rail-mounted tamping machines, brooms, graders, and ballast cleaning machines to tamp ballast beneath and between ties, to clean tracks, to clean and redistribute ballast, and to grade and level ballast on railroad tracks: pulls levers and depresses pedals to drive machines and control attachments, such as blades, hydraulic turntables, jacks, brooms, and tampers.
  • Tightens loose bolts and adjusts blades, using wrenches.
  • Lubricates machines, changes oil, and fills hydraulic reservoirs to specified levels.
  • May be designated according to type equipment operated as ballast-cleaning-machine operator; ballast-regulator operator; tamping-machine operator; track-broom operator.
Railway Equipment Operator Job Prevalence in Alabama, United States

Job family: Rail Transportation Workers, All Other

Job family population: 4,690

Estimated population of Railway Equipment Operator jobs: 806

Rate of error: 9.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$46,309
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...

Railway Equipment Operator Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Vehicle Processing - Mercedes - Multiple Openings - RRS
Jun 25
Vance, AL, USA
Road & Rail Services
Our network of skilled associates provides plant and terminal operating expertise as well as field maintenance of rail assets for railroads, rail shippers, and owners of rail related equipment and ...
Welder/Grinder - Boaz
Jun 29
Boaz, Alabama, USA
Progress Rail Services
Company Description Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and ... equipment; • Safely operate Hoist and maintain inspections forms; • Perform all duties and ...
Railcar Coordinator
Jul 15
Dothan, AL, USA
Gunderson Rail Services, LLC
Ensure the accuracy of car billing by confirming that all repairs have been signed-off by operator ... Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel toed boots, goggles, ear plugs ...
Transportation Specialist
May 31
Enterprise, AL, USA
US Army
Cargo Specialist Watercraft Operator and Engineer Wheeled Vehicle Operator Transportation Management Coordinator Railway Equipment Operator and Crew member Compensation range is based off of no ...
Transportation Specialist
May 6
Prattville, AL, USA
US Army
Cargo Specialist Watercraft Operator and Engineer Wheeled Vehicle Operator Transportation Management Coordinator Railway Equipment Operator and Crew member Compensation range is based off of no ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railway Equipment Operator is $39,947 a year and $19 an hour in Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Railway Equipment Operator is between $29,707 and $48,482. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Alabama, United States.

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Railway Equipment Operator Job Listings for Alabama, United States

Vehicle Processing - Mercedes - Multiple Openings - RRS
Jun 25
Vance, AL, USA
Road & Rail Services
Our network of skilled associates provides plant and terminal operating expertise as well as field maintenance of rail assets for railroads, rail shippers, and owners of rail related equipment and ...
Welder/Grinder - Boaz
Jun 29
Boaz, Alabama, USA
Progress Rail Services
Company Description Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and ... equipment; • Safely operate Hoist and maintain inspections forms; • Perform all duties and ...
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