2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Bridge and Lock Tenders operate and tend bridges, canal locks, and lighthouses to permit marine passage on inland waterways, near shores, and at danger points in waterway passages. May supervise such operations. Includes drawbridge operators, lock operators, and slip bridge operators.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Bridge and Lock Tenders with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,570 to $39,020 per year or $14 to $19 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Bridge and Lock Tenders to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$31||$64,810|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$29||$60,490|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$25||$52,340|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$19||$39,020|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$14||$28,570|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Bridge and Lock Tender is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MN doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MN might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Bridge and Lock Tenders are in the states of MN, IL, AL, MO and IA.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Federal Executive Branch||$58090||$27.93|
|Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction||$53320||$25.64|
|Support Activities for Road Transportation||$31190||$14.99|