Not much change expected in salaries, as wage freezes continue to be in place at many transit agencies.


The 2010 survey of transit employees gathered salary data from 1,566 respondents, making it the largest of the three annual surveys conducted by Transit Talent since 2008.

Although the total number of respondents is relatively large, the salary data is spread over 23 departments/disciplines. This creates relatively small samples for each job title. Caution should be taken in drawing too many conclusions regarding salary comparison, especially since wages can vary widely depending on geography, market size and cost of living.

Year-over-year salary comparisons were not made. Anecdotally, however, we know that any increases in salaries for most job titles would be small or non-existent. Many respondents commented that they have not received salary increases in two or three years. And some complained that mandatory furlough days have, in fact, reduced their salaries.

As always, many thanks to the folks who took the time to fill out the survey. Your participation is much appreciated. Questions or comments about this survey can be e-mailed to Steve Hirano at steve.hirano@TransitTalent.com

If you're interested in looking at past survey results, here are the links:

2009 Salary Survey

2008 Salary Survey


2010 Survey Results

You can scroll down to view all the department results in alphabetical order or you can click on the links below to see the results of a specific department.

Administrative Support - Customer Service - Engineering - Executive Management - Fare Collection - Finance - Government Relations - Human Resources - Information Technology - Legal Services - Maintenance - Marketing and Communications - Media Relations - Operations - Paratransit - Planning - Procurement - Project Management - Risk Management - Safety - Scheduling - Security/Police - Training and Development


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