How Much Do Bus and Train Operators Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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

Subway and Streetcar Operators

Subway and Streetcar Operators operate subway or elevated suburban trains with no separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar, to transport passengers. May handle fares.

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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
$65480 per year
Hourly wage
$31 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$40,880 to $52,930 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$20 to $25 per hour

Entry-level Subway and Streetcar Operators with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,880 to $52,930 per year or $20 to $25 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Subway and Streetcar Operators 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%) $41 $86,200
Senior (Top 25%) $38 $79,830
Middle (Mid 50%) $33 $69,440
Junior (Bottom 25%) $25 $52,930
No experience (Bottom 10%) $20 $40,880

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
IL $36 $74,610
MD $32 $66,580
CA $28 $57,210
TX $24 $50,260
UT $24 $49,700
GA $22 $44,860
CO $21 $44,700
FL $20 $42,190
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Another simple way to increase your salary as a Subway and Streetcar Operator is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like IL doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at IL might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Bus and Train Operators are in the states of IL, MD, CA, TX and UT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
State Government $74980 $36.05
Local Government $69560 $33.44
Urban Transit Systems $51800 $24.91
Amusement Parks and Arcades $30060 $14.45

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