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Railway Equipment Operator Salary
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

$47,233 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railway Equipment Operator is $47,233 a year and $23 an hour in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The average salary range for a Railway Equipment Operator is between $35,126 and $57,326. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Description: Philadelphia, known colloquially as Philly, is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2018 census-estimated population of 1,584,138. Since 1854, the city has been coterminous with Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania and the urban core of the eighth-largest U.S. metropolitan statistical area, with over 6 million residents as of 2017. Philadelphia is also the economic and cultural anchor of the greater Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis. The Delaware...

Railway Equipment Operator Job Listings for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Jun 5
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Mi-Jack Products
Ready to work with your hands on different types of equipment? We are actively seeking Technicians ... Ability to ensure compliance in all railroad, safety, health, and environmental regulations ...
May 28
Camden, NJ, USA
Previous experience with heavy equipment/machinery and the supervision/evaluation of operator usage ... rail and shipping network. Supporting our core activities are a range of specialist divisions ...
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May 15
Stockton, NJ, USA
Precision Drilling, Inc.
... maintaining equipment Minor mechanic skills needed. (Changing oil, fuel filter, and changing ... operating in house tanker vac trucks Assembling and installing concrete form work under drillers ...
Skilled Carpenter
Jun 4
Malvern, PA, USA
Ingrain Construction LLC
Ability to install interior millwork, on-site cabinetry construction, crown moldings, chair rails ... Use care and respect when utilizing Ingrain tools, equipment, and vehicles. * Abide by all OSHA and ...
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