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Freight Conductor Salary

Freight Conductors in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $48K per year. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Though the majority of Freight Conductors do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage.

$36,822 - $87,917
(Median)
$37K
$48K
$88K
MEDIAN: $47,815
10%
50%
90%

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$14.79 - $29.15
(Median)
$15
$22
$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,822 - $87,917  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,468  
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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$35,840 - $85,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 77
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $29.15  
   
Overtime
$20.61 - $48.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $24,468  
   
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).
)
$35,840 - $85,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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With a median salary of only $46K, CSX Corp pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $35K to $67K isn't that wide, either.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Conductor

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


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $44K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $70K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Freight Conductors make a median salary of $72K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $43K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Freight Conductor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 48%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%
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