Freight Conductor Salary

Men make up the majority of Freight Conductors in the United States, bringing in about $62K per year. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $51K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $66K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $79K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $90K. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$41,000 - $96,827
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$62K
$97K
MEDIAN: $62,209
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90%

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$16.03 - $34.23
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$0$97K
Salary $41,000 - $96,827
Bonus $2,457
Total Pay (?
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$36,383 - $97,328
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$62
Hourly Rate $16.03 - $34.23
Overtime $24.08 - $62.16
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $2,457
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,383 - $97,328
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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Job Description for Freight Conductor

Freight conductors control various types of trains and are responsible for the proper functioning of a train's movement. Freight conductors ensure safety when operating a train and maintain a friendly and compatible relationship with the engineer and other railroad employees. Conductors not need to be able to understand various mechanical problems and how to fix them.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Freight Conductor


Freight Conductors flock to Union Pacific Railroad for generous paychecks, where average earnings of $70K lead the pack in compensation; however, Union Pacific Railroad also provides employees with a wide spectrum of compensation ranging from $43K at one end to $139K at the other end.

CSX Corp offers the lowest compensation; the median salary there averages out to only $55K. The pay range is also narrow, ranging between $30K and $101K.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Conductor

Pay by Experience for a Freight Conductor has a positive trend. An entry-level Freight Conductor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Freight Conductor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Freight Conductor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 17 salaries. A Freight Conductor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Freight Conductor?

Freight Conductor in Hermiston:
Pros: I work with minimal coworkers.
Cons: I'm not paid what I'm worth.

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Key Stats for Freight Conductor

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Freight Conductor Salaries

Late-Career
▲52%

Experienced
▲33%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$59,000

▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 3%
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