The highest average salaries go to Locomotive Engineers, who bring in close to around $92K per year, though Railroad Conductor or Yardmasters are not far behind at $80K along with Electrical Engineers ($79K) and Trainmasters ($71K). With salaries averaging about $50K, Railroad Conductors are among the lowest paid at Norfolk Southern Corporation.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make approximately $79K annually on average. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $64K per year.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (approximately $80K annually) can be spotted in Chattanooga, Tenn.; New Orleans, La. (around $79K), Atlanta, Ga. ($73K), and the company's headquarter city of Norfolk, Va. ($70K) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at about $62K) is Elkhart, Ind. The highest pay by state can be found in Illinois, where salaries average out at $82K per year.
Certifications and Degrees
Lean Six Sigma Certifications earn $86K annually, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Certified Professional Engineers with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at approximately $83K per year. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE); Norfolk Southern Corporation awards around $82K to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Data Modeling; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $102K annually. Project Management is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; between a fifth and a fourth of Norfolk Southern Corporation's people use it regularly. Employees also tend to know Operations Management, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.
Benefits and Perks
Employees looking to save up for old age can choose from several options including a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. For the vast majority of workers, benefits include health insurance, and nearly all employees get dental coverage, too. Some other advantages of working at Norfolk Southern Corporation are a company cell phone, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and stock options.