Years of Experience
Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $61K per year. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (50 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $96K annually on average.
By state, Metro North Railroad pays its Connecticut employees the most; the pay rate there is about $99K per year.
Typically, Procurement Specialists are the best paid with salaries hovering at around $60K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers receive bigger paychecks ($98K per year) than those without credentials. At Metro North Railroad, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc) receive the highest salaries at $71K.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of approximately $98K annually. A common skill in Metro North Railroad's work force is Microsoft Excel; just over one in five of survey participants report using it on the job. Many workers usually know Procurement, Microsoft Word, and Network Architecture / Design as well.
The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is scarce, with only about 44 percent receiving paid vacation and one-third of workers receiving sick leave. Nearly all workers receive health insurance, and almost all workers get dental coverage. Perks also include a defined benefit retirement plan, a company cell phone, free drinks, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.