Freight Conductor Salary

Male Freight Conductors number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $51K per year in the United States. The bottom of the pay range sits near $36K, and the top verges on $88K per year. The company and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number claim medical and dental insurance and the larger part get vision coverage. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Freight Conductors — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$36,392 - $89,649

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$14.90 - $29.39

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$36,392 - $89,649  
   
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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$35,677 - $87,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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$35,677 - $87,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Union Pacific Railroad offers the largest salaries in town ($79K on average), but the considerable range in workers' salaries creates a rather varied pay scale that stretches from $39K to $94K.

With a reported median salary of only $46K, CSX Corp easily takes the cake for lowest-paying firm in town; earnings are 74 percent lower than the top payer.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Conductor

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


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $71K. Freight Conductors who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $72K. Freight Conductors who have racked up more than two decades of experience report lower incomes overall; the average sum for this crowd comes out to only $43K.

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Experience Affects Freight Conductor Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 46%

Mid-Career
up arrow 44%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

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
13%
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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