Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operator Career

Job Description: Operate railroad track switches. Couple or uncouple rolling stock to make up or break up trains. Signal engineers by hand or flagging. May inspect couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and hand brakes.


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Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operator Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$55,320

Median Hourly Wage

$26.60*

Total Employed Nationally

19,860


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2016 wage data and 2016-2026 employment projections. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2016-2026). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.