Freight Conductor Salary

The national average salary for Freight Conductors is $67K annually; by contrast, very senior professionals enjoy a significantly higher average pay rate, around $90K. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $51K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $66K. Freight Conductors see a median salary of $79K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $90K.

$35,422 - $97,151
$35K
$67K
$97K
MEDIAN: $66,652
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90%

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$16.07 - $34.46
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MEDIAN: $22.82
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,422 - $97,151  
   
Bonus
$1,900  
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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$34,856 - $97,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.07 - $34.46  
   
Overtime
$19.40 - $61.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,900  
   
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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$34,856 - $97,822  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37

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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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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 least money; the median income there is just $55K. The pay range is also pretty narrow, as compensation generally sits 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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Key Stats for Freight Conductor

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%
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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 6 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 5%
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