The average pay for a Locomotive Engineer is $81,240 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Locomotive Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,806 - $104,495
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $81,240
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Locomotive Engineer Total Pay (?
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$17.81 - $37.66
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,806 - $104,495  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,370  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $5,000  
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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$44,620 - $104,122  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.81 - $37.66  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $55.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,370  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $5,000  
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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$44,620 - $104,122  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 199
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Job Description for Locomotive Engineer
  • Operate the train according to all railroad rules and regulations.
  • Perform necessary minor repairs in order to keep the train running on time.
  • Work with conductors and groundsmen via radio to communicate information concerning schedules, stops, delays, or oncoming trains.
  • Observe tracks to detect obstructions or inoperable railroad switches.
Pay by Experience Level for Locomotive Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
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Houston
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National Average
$77,000
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Experience Affects Locomotive Engineer Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$77,000
Entry-Level
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Gender
Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
16%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 83% employee benefits None: 6%
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