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Track Repairer Salary
in Richmond, Virginia

$56,196 (USD)

Average Salary

$27/hr

Average Hourly

$1,152

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Track Repairer is $56,196 a year and $27 an hour in Richmond, Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Track Repairer is between $40,876 and $68,947. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Richmond, Virginia.

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Job Summary

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 Richmond, Virginia, United States

Job family: Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

Job family population: 15,070

Estimated population of Track Repairer jobs: 2,677

Rate of error: 4.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$65,147
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Description: Richmond () is a city in the U.S. state of Virginia and its capital. It is the center of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Greater Richmond Region. Richmond was incorporated in 1742 and has been an independent city since 1871. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 204,214; in 2016, the population was estimated to be 223,170, making Richmond the fourth-most populous city in Virginia. The Richmond Metropolitan Area has a population of 1,260,029, the third-most populous metro in the state. Richmond is at the fall line of the James River, 44 miles (71 km) west of Williamsburg, 66 miles...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Track Repairer is $56,196 a year and $27 an hour in Richmond, Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Track Repairer is between $40,876 and $68,947. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Richmond, Virginia.

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