Subway and Streetcar Operators
Wages & Outlook
Wages vary by employer and area of the country. The operator's experience and level of responsibility may also affect wages. Operators who belong to a union usually receive higher wages than non-union workers.
Subway and streetcar operators who work full time generally receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance. Some employers also provide a retirement plan.
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Information on the number of subway and streetcar operators working in Minnesota is not available.
- Local and suburban transportation companies
Employment of subway and streetcar operators is expected to increase. This is because more commuter and light-rail transportation systems are being proposed around the country. Job opportunities will be best in cities where the construction of commuter and light-rail transit systems is underway.
Job openings will occur as current workers retire or leave this occupation for other reasons. Competition for these jobs is keen. Many applicants qualify because a high school education is adequate background. Because the pay is good, the work is steady, and the occupation is very small, there will be more applicants than openings.