Locomotive Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Locomotive Engineer is $81,940 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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$50,781 - $109,221
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $81,939
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Locomotive Engineer Total Pay (?
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$17.92 - $38.05
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,781 - $109,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$45,185 - $107,014  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$17.92 - $38.05  
   
Overtime
$23.49 - $58.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,787  
   
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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$45,185 - $107,014  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 185
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Locomotive Engineer

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

Experience Affects Locomotive Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 3%
Late-Career
up arrow 2%
Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$78,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 90%
vision benefits Vision: 85% employee benefits None: 6%
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