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Railway Equipment Operator Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$51,198 (USD)

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The average pay for a Railway Equipment Operator is $51,198 a year and $25 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Railway Equipment Operator is between $38,074 and $62,137. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • 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 New York-Manhattan, New York, 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:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Railway Equipment Operator Job Listings for New York-Manhattan, New York

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Mar 7
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Monitor machinery and equipment to assure it is operating properly and make minor mechanical ... Assists Raw Material Operator with receiving all bulk raw materials delivered by rail cars or tank ...
Overhead Crane Operator
Mar 25
Newark, NJ, USA
ISC Elevator Products
ISC Elevator Products is looking for an overhead crane operator that is able to multitask and help ... equipment markets. ISC-EP is a supply of elevator guide rails, elevator products and industry ...
Forklift Operator Warehouse Worker
Mar 27
Newark, NJ, USA
ISC Elevator Products
We are recruiting a Forklift Operator & Industrial Warehouse Worker to join our team! Your position ... equipment markets. ISC-EP is a supply of elevator guide rails, elevator products and industry ...
May 13
Edison, NJ, USA
Port Jersey Logistics
... railroad cars or trucks or storage facilities. Responsibilities * Obtains copy of Shipping or ... Follow instructions for operating equipment and keeping records * Execute assignments in an ...
Field Service Engineer - Automated Parking Systems
Apr 15
Hoboken, NJ, USA
Unitronics System Inc
... equipment to ensure proper installation. -Performs routine maintenance on equipment to ensure ... lifts, PLC's, rail cars, using field technician variety of tools. -Mechanically inclined ...
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