Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators

General Information

Description

Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and railroad bed tamping machine operators.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit83.51%
  2. State and local government7.16%
  3. Federal government4.29%
  4. Private, not for profit3.89%
  5. Self-employed1.15%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$56,370

State-by-state Salary

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$72,290
$37,800
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 90%
  • Less than high school 9%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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Knowledge

  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Transportation
  • Mathematics

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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