The median annual wage of subway and streetcar operators was $56,880 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than the amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $36,180, and the top 10 percent earned more than $66,570.
The median annual wage of subway and streetcar operators in local government, where most are employed, was $57,310 in May 2010.
Most subway and streetcar operators work full time. Schedules may vary, based on the transit system’s schedule. Operators transport passengers whenever transit systems are open, including weekends, holidays, late nights, early mornings, and, sometimes, around the clock.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition