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Working as a Track Worker

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a track worker. For example, did you know that they make an average of $17.9 an hour? That's $37,237 a year!

What Does a Track Worker Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a track worker, we found that a lot of resumes listed 17.3% of track workers included track components, while 14.9% of resumes included fra, and 12.9% of resumes included heavy equipment. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the track worker job title. But what industry to start with? Most track workers actually find jobs in the transportation and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Track Worker

If you're interested in becoming a track worker, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 23.0% of track workers have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 4.0% of track workers have master's degrees. Even though some track workers have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a track worker. When we researched the most common majors for a track worker, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or bachelor's degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on track worker resumes include diploma degrees or associate degree degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a track worker. In fact, many track worker jobs require experience in a role such as cashier. Meanwhile, many track workers also have previous career experience in roles such as customer service representative or internship.

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Average Salary$37,237

Track Worker Jobs

Track Worker Career Paths

Top Careers Before Track Worker

Cashier
9.6 %

Top Careers After Track Worker

Welder
7.4 %
Cashier
7.4 %

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Average Salary for a Track Worker

Track Workers in America make an average salary of $37,237 per year or $18 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $58,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $23,000 per year.
Average Salary
$37,237

Best Paying Cities

City
Average Salary
Chicago, IL
Salary Range33k - 57k$44k$44,025
Cleveland, OH
Salary Range30k - 54k$41k$40,671
Rocky Mount, NC
Salary Range21k - 37k$28k$28,404
Tampa, FL
Salary Range21k - 37k$28k$28,162
New Orleans, LA
Salary Range18k - 31k$25k$24,519
$18k
$57k

Recently Added Salaries

Job TitleCompanyCompanyStart DateSalary
Track Worker
Track Worker
CSX Transportation
CSX Transportation
11/16/2020
11/16/2020
$53,30211/16/2020
$53,302
Track Worker
Track Worker
MTA
MTA
10/21/2020
10/21/2020
$101,37910/21/2020
$101,379
Track Worker System Production-Halethorpe
Track Worker System Production-Halethorpe
CSX
CSX
09/26/2020
09/26/2020
$52,90509/26/2020
$52,905
Track Worker System Production-Selkirk
Track Worker System Production-Selkirk
CSX
CSX
09/26/2020
09/26/2020
$52,90509/26/2020
$52,905
Track Worker System Production
Track Worker System Production
CSX
CSX
09/26/2020
09/26/2020
$52,90509/26/2020
$52,905
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Track Worker Demographics

Gender

male

83.3 %

female

13.1 %

unknown

3.5 %

Ethnicity

White

67.4 %

Hispanic or Latino

18.9 %

Black or African American

9.1 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

44.4 %

Portuguese

22.2 %

Italian

22.2 %
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Track Worker Education

Degrees

High School Diploma

42.0 %

Bachelors

23.0 %

Diploma

12.0 %

Entry Level Jobs For Becoming A Track Worker

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Top Skills For a Track Worker

  • Safety Rules, 21.4%
  • Heavy Equipment, 10.0%
  • Drill Holes, 9.2%
  • FRA, 7.6%
  • Track Components, 7.0%
  • Other Skills, 44.8%
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Best States For a Track Worker

Some places are better than others when it comes to starting a career as a track worker. The best states for people in this position are Alaska, New Jersey, New York, and Illinois. Track workers make the most in Alaska with an average salary of $54,107. Whereas in New Jersey and New York, they would average $46,469 and $46,449, respectively. While track workers would only make an average of $43,843 in Illinois, you would still make more there than in the rest of the country. We determined these as the best states based on job availability and pay. By finding the median salary, cost of living, and using the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Location Quotient, we narrowed down our list of states to these four.

1. Alaska

Total Track Worker Jobs:
13
Highest 10% Earn:
$88,000
Location Quotient:
2
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

2. Illinois

Total Track Worker Jobs:
298
Highest 10% Earn:
$71,000
Location Quotient:
1.73
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here

3. Kansas

Total Track Worker Jobs:
40
Highest 10% Earn:
$59,000
Location Quotient:
1.22
Location Quotient is a measure used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to determine how concentrated a certain industry is in a single state compared to the nation as a whole. You can read more about how BLS calculates location quotients here
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Top Track Worker Employers

1. CSX
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$55,198
Track Workers Hired: 
51+
2. New York City Transit Authority
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$44,026
Track Workers Hired: 
17+
3. CJ America
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$40,815
Track Workers Hired: 
6+
4. BNSF Railway
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$56,011
Track Workers Hired: 
2+
5. Clopay Building Products Company
4.5
Avg. Salary: 
$40,096
Track Workers Hired: 
2+
6. Full Throttle Films
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$41,556
Track Workers Hired: 
2+

Recently Added Track Worker Jobs

Updated October 2, 2020