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Railway Equipment Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$47,298 (USD)

Average Salary

$23/hr

Average Hourly

$766

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railway Equipment Operator is $47,298 a year and $23 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Railway Equipment Operator is between $35,173 and $57,404. 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

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 Chicago, Illinois, 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:
$54,831
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

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 2,705,994 (2018), 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...

Railway Equipment Operator Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Equipment Operator
Jun 7
Bensenville, IL, USA
Remprex
No driving outside of the rail facility. CDL Not Required. Open to candidates without experience. Training will be provided. The Equipment Operator (EO) is defined as an individual whose role ...
Equipment Operator
May 28
Schiller Park, IL, USA
Remprex
No driving outside of the rail facility. CDL Not Required. Open to candidates without experience. Training will be provided. The Equipment Operator (EO) is defined as an individual whose role ...
Forklift Operator
Jun 7
Bensenville, IL, USA
Remprex
No driving outside of the rail facility. CDL Not Required. Open to candidates without experience. Training will be provided. The Equipment Operator (EO) is defined as an individual whose role ...
Shipping and Receiving Forklift Operator
Jun 20
Rosemont, IL, USA
D/C Exports
Operate the lift in a manner that does not damage the lift, other equipment, or property. * Assists ... rail shipments. www.dcexport.com
Shipping and Receiving Forklift Operator
Jun 20
Elmhurst, IL, USA
D/C Exports
Operate the lift in a manner that does not damage the lift, other equipment, or property. * Assists ... rail shipments. www.dcexport.com
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