Training Requirements for Bridge And Lock Tenders

Bridge and lock tenders need a high school diploma or equivalent and short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Bridge and lock tenders
Percent
Less than High School 3.5
High School 41.8
Some College 29.2
Associates Degree 12.1
Bachelors Degree 10.3
Masters Degree 2.5
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment Outlook for Bridge And Lock Tenders

This represents about 3,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 bridge and lock tenders but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 1,000 more.

Typical Income for Bridge And Lock Tenders

Hourly Income

On average,bridge and lock tenders make $22.44 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Bridge and lock tenders $12.22 $17.11 $23.60 $26.96 $29.68
Transportation and material moving occupations $9.21 $10.91 $14.78 $20.76 $28.50
Other transportation workers $8.71 $9.57 $11.33 $15.27 $26.02
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, bridge and lock tenders make $46,680 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Bridge and lock tenders $25,420 $35,590 $49,090 $56,070 $61,740
Transportation and material moving occupations $19,150 $22,680 $30,730 $43,170 $59,270
Other transportation workers $18,110 $19,900 $23,560 $31,770 $54,120
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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