Freight Conductor Salary

Men make up the majority of Freight Conductors in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $55K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported.

$36,249 - $93,797
(Median)
$36K
$55K
$94K
MEDIAN: $55,172
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$14.90 - $34.52
(Median)
$15
$23
$35
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$36,249 - $93,797  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,425  
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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$35,282 - $93,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $34.52  
   
Overtime
$22.15 - $51.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $26,425  
   
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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$35,282 - $93,598  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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 seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at Union Pacific Railroad, where the median salary comes to $72K, though the large pay difference between employees at the top ($39K) and those starting out ($93K) creates a rather diverse pay scale.

CSX Corp offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $47K, but on the other end, some employees may earn up to $71K.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Conductor

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


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $71K on average — a distinctly larger sum. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $73K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $62K 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 38%

Mid-Career
up arrow 35%

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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