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Signal Tower Operator Salary
in Birmingham, Alabama

$45,270 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$779

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Signal Tower Operator is $45,270 a year and $22 an hour in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Signal Tower Operator is between $33,389 and $55,173. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Signal Tower Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates switching equipment in control tower to route train traffic in railroad yard or at switching point, following switching orders, train schedules, and safety regulations: reads switching orders and schedules of inbound and outbound traffic to ascertain time trains will enter or leave yard, sequence of movement, and tracks on which trains are to be routed.
  • Observes approaching trains and moves switches on control panel to set traffic signals and to activate track switches that regulate traffic.
  • Receives and transmits switching orders by telephone or telegraph.
  • May control track switches and train signals at junction point on rapid-transit or street-railway line and be designated interlocking tower operator.
Signal Tower Operator Job Prevalence in Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Job family: Rail Transportation Workers, All Other

Job family population: 4,690

Estimated population of Signal Tower Operator jobs: 913

Rate of error: 9.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$52,481
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About Birmingham, Alabama

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Description: Birmingham ( BUR-ming-ham) is a city in the north central region of the U.S. state of Alabama. With an estimated 2018 population of 209,880, it is the most populous city in Alabama. Birmingham is the seat of Jefferson County, Alabama's most populous and fifth largest county. As of 2018, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 1,151,801, making it the most populous in Alabama and 49th-most populous in the United States. Birmingham serves as an important regional hub and is associated with the Deep South, Piedmont, and Appalachian regions of the nation. Birmingham was founded in 1871...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Signal Tower Operator is $45,270 a year and $22 an hour in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The average salary range for a Signal Tower Operator is between $33,389 and $55,173. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Signal Tower Operator. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Birmingham, Alabama.

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