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Bridge and Lock Tenders

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $32.61
Statewide median: $24.25


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Bridge and Lock Tenders *

Area Low Median High
$15.19 $23.65 $30.71
$29.86 $32.61 $33.96
Southeast Minnesota
$30.07 $33.69 $35.19
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$32.53 $33.79 $35.19

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 80 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Bridge and Lock Tenders most often work?


Current Demand

No data available.


Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 120 new Bridge and Lock Tenders to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Bridge and Lock Tenders
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 3,200 3,300 100 2.8%
Minnesota 89 89 0 0%
Southeast Minnesota 51 50 -1 -2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 22 22 0 0%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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