|Quick Facts: Subway and Streetcar Operators|
|2010 Median Pay||
$56,880 per year
$27.35 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||6,500|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||10% (About as fast as average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||600|
Subway and streetcar operators transport passengers in urban and suburban areas. The vehicles they drive travel underground, on above-ground and elevated tracks, on streets, or on separate tracks.
Almost all subway and streetcar operators work for local governments that run transit systems within their jurisdiction. Most work full time.
Operators need a high school diploma or equivalent and several months of on-the-job training to enter the occupation.
The median annual wage of subway and streetcar operators was $56,880 in May 2010.
Employment of subway and streetcar operators is projected to grow 10 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected because several cities have proposed building new subway or streetcar systems or expanding existing ones.
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