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Railway Equipment Operator Salary
in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

$44,158 (USD)

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The average pay for a Railway Equipment Operator is $44,158 a year and $21 an hour in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Railway Equipment Operator is between $32,838 and $53,593. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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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 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 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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About Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Description: Harrisburg ( HARR-iss-burg; Pennsylvania German: Harrisbarrig) is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County. With a population of 49,192, it is the 15th largest city in the Commonwealth. It lies on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, 107 miles (172 km) west of Philadelphia. Harrisburg is the anchor of the Susquehanna Valley metropolitan area, which had a 2018 estimated population of 574,659, making it the fourth most populous in Pennsylvania and 96th most populous in the United States. Harrisburg played a notable role in American history during...

Railway Equipment Operator Job Listings for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Machine OP LVL B
Apr 2
Lewistown, PA, USA
Gunderson Rail Services, LLC
Summary Machine Operator must be able to operate all machinery productively and be able to repair ... Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean orderly condition and follows prescribed safety ...
Apprentice Pipeliner (TS)
Apr 18
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
Buckeye Partners
Learning environmental regulations, safety directives and operating procedures so that the Company ... rail equipment, petroleum product or other chemical fumes, airborne particles like dust or other ...
Service Technician
May 23
Harrisburg, PA, USA
Hilti North America
... speed railways and world-class stadiums What do we offer? We'll give you everything you need to ... equipment, as required, when working in the facility and/or operating machinery Physical ...
CDL Class A OR B Driver
May 10
Hanover, PA, USA
Unlimited Services Available
Inspects truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil and water as required ... good operating practices. * Performs roadside repairs such as changing tires, installing light ...
Jun 20
New Holland, PA, USA
PDS Tech, Inc
Maintain work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition. * Follow prescribed safety rules ... rail, and including life sciences, telecommunications, energy and defense. For more information ...
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