The highest pay by state can be found in Connecticut, where salaries average out at $111K annually.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $61K per year on average. The largest slice of the Metro North Railroad workforce (50 percent) has been working for 20 years or more and earns, on average, $98K annually.
Procurement Specialists are the best paid with the average salary hovering at around $60K per year; Transportation Planners also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $60K annually.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach about $113K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming a Cisco Certified Network Professional can certainly pay off here; those folks make $98K on average. Metro North Railroad provides the highest financial reward to those with a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) — these employees rake in approximately $77K annually.
The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Network Architecture / Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $98K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; just under a third consider it a key competency. Many workers are also familiar with Procurement, Geographic Information Systems, and Microsoft Office.
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 in short supply here, with only 44 percent receiving paid vacation and one in three employees receiving paid sick days. More than two-fifths of workers save for retirement through Metro North Railroad's 401(k) plan. At Metro North Railroad, almost all respondents have health insurance, and the vast majority of respondents have dental coverage. Metro North Railroad folks also make good use of a subsidized cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a casual working environment.