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Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator - Federal Salaries of 2022

Pay Rates for "Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator"

How much does a Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator in the federal government get paid? $64,717.67* *Based on the 2022 average.

Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator was the 540th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2022, with 3 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2022, the National Park Service hired the most employees titled Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operating, with an average salary of $64,718.

Government Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operating jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operating job is FWS-5, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is FWS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is used to grade work involved in the operation of self-propelled, flanged wheel railroad maintenance vehicles and equipment to lay, remove, repair, elevate, align, and maintain ties, rails, ballast, and other parts of the railway, and to transport maintenance supplies, tools, equipment, and personnel. This work requires the ability to safely operate one or more flanged feel railroad maintenance vehicles, knowledge of railway maintenance and repair methods and requirements, and knowledge of track system layout, operating rules, and maintenance procedures.

Agencies that have hired a Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
National Park Service 3 $64,717.67

Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator is $64,717.67. The highest paid Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator made $69,059 in 2022.

Common Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator Payscales

Payscale Number of Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operating Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 3

Starting Paygrade: $22.47 to $9.25 / hour at paygrade FWS-5
Maximum Paygrade: $11.13 to $30.53 / hour at paygrade FWS-9

Other Jobs at the FWS-5 Paygrade

FWS-5 is the starting paygrade for Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operating jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the FWS-5 paygrade.

Occupation Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Explosives OperatingFWS-4FWS-8
Motion Picture ProjectionFWS-5FWS-7
Offset PlatemakingFWS-5FWS-8
Motor Vehicle OperatingFWS-4FWS-8

Average Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operating Pay Trend from 2004 to 2022

In 2004, the average pay for a Railroad Maintenance Vehicle Operator was $46,843. Since then, the average pay has increased to $64,718 in 2022.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 5738.

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