Motor Operator

Drive elevated suburban, or subway trains.
picture of Motor Operator

Quick Stats

Salary Range
$36,000 – $67,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Motor Operators do?

Drives elevated suburban, or subway train, observing signal system of railroad. Starts, slows, or stops train on signal. May open and close doors.

Should I be a Motor Operator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Bus and Rail Operator, Combined Rail Operator, Commuter Train Operator, Electric Motorman, Elevated Motorman See More

    How to become a Motor Operator

    Motor Operators often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9ghaca&chl=no+college+%2860%25%29|certificate+%2831%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29||master%27s+%282%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,60,60
    Schools close to

    You May Also Like