How Much Do Signal and Switch Technicians Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Signal and Track Switch Repairers

Signal and Track Switch Repairers install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$75970 per year
Hourly wage
$37 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$47,130 to $65,270 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$23 to $31 per hour

Entry-level Signal and Track Switch Repairers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $47,130 to $65,270 per year or $23 to $31 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Signal and Track Switch Repairers 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.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $47 $96,990
Senior (Top 25%) $41 $84,390
Middle (Mid 50%) $37 $76,210
Junior (Bottom 25%) $31 $65,270
No experience (Bottom 10%) $23 $47,130

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $45 $92,630
NC $42 $86,470
IL $38 $78,840
VA $38 $78,090
CA $38 $78,000
WA $37 $77,640
OR $37 $76,390
MI $36 $74,290
AR $36 $74,130
MA $35 $73,040

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Signal and Track Switch Repairer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Signal and Switch Technicians are in the states of NY, NC, IL, VA and CA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
State Government $81750 $39.30
Local Government $79270 $38.11
Rail Transportation $76910 $36.98
Urban Transit Systems $65690 $31.58
Support Activities for Rail Transportation $48800 $23.46

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