Freight Conductor Salary

Men account for the majority of Freight Conductors in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $50K annually. Earnings sit near $36K on the lower side but can approach $88K per year on the higher side. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. In this profession, most enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the greater part have vision insurance, as well. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Freight Conductors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$36,343 - $89,800
(Median)
$36K
$50K
$90K
MEDIAN: $50,335
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90%

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$14.90 - $29.39
(Median)
$15
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,343 - $89,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,658  
Total Pay (?
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$35,646 - $87,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $29.39  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,658  
   
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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$35,646 - $87,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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The biggest paychecks can be found at Union Pacific Railroad — the median salary there is $79K; however, employees are subject to a wide range in pay, with the lowest salaries sitting near $39K and highest ones in the neighborhood of $94K.

CSX Corp pays significantly less than other places with a median salary of $46K, 74 percent less than the top paying company.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Conductor

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $44K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $70K. Freight Conductors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $72K. Freight Conductors who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $43K.

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Experience Affects Freight Conductor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 43%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 5%
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