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Track Repairer Salary
in Austin, Texas

$54,505 (USD)

Average Salary

$26/hr

Average Hourly

$1,117

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 07, 2019

The average pay for a Track Repairer is $54,505 a year and $26 an hour in Austin, Texas, United States. The average salary range for a Track Repairer is between $39,646 and $66,872. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Austin, Texas.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Installs and repairs railroad track on specified territory of railroad, using portable grinder, spike puller, spike driver, and tie adz, to grind ends of rails, remove old spikes, drive new spikes, cut ties to fit fishplates, and perform related maintenance, working as member of crew: operates single- or multiple-head spike puller to pull old spikes from tie.
  • Raises rail, using hydraulic jack, to facilitate removal of old tie and installation of new tie.
  • Operates tie-adzing machine to cut portion of tie so that tie plate can be inserted to hold rail.
  • Drills holes through rails, tie plates, and fishplates for insertion of bolts and spike, using power drill.
  • Operates single- or multiple-head spike driving machine to drive spike into tie and secure rail.
  • Operates track-wrench machine to tighten or loosen bolts at joints that hold ends of rails together.
  • Operates rail saw to cut rails to specified lengths.
  • Operates portable grinder to grind worn ends of rails.
  • Sprays ties, fishplates, and joints with oil to protect them from weather.
  • May paint railroad signs, such as speed limits and gate-crossing warnings.
  • May oversee workers and act as section leader.
Track Repairer Job Prevalence in Austin, Texas, United States

Job family: Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Job family population: 14,410

Estimated population of Track Repairer jobs: 2,560

Rate of error: 4.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$63,186
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: Austin (UK: , US: ) is the capital city of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties. It is the 11th-most populous city in the United States, the fourth-most-populous city in Texas, and the second-most-populous state capital city (after Phoenix, Arizona). It is also the fastest growing large city in the United States and the southernmost state capital in the contiguous United States. As of the U.S. Census Bureau's July 1, 2018 estimate, Austin had a population of 964,254 up from 790,491 at the 2010 census. The city is the cultural and economic...

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The average pay for a Track Repairer is $54,505 a year and $26 an hour in Austin, Texas, United States. The average salary range for a Track Repairer is between $39,646 and $66,872. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Austin, Texas.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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