Locomotive Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Locomotive Engineer is $81,892 per year.
Locomotive Engineer Total Pay (?
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$51,377 - $108,061
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MEDIAN: $81,892
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Locomotive Engineer Total Pay (?
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$18.03 - $38.30
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$51,377 - $108,061  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,773  
Total Pay (?
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$45,114 - $105,953  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.03 - $38.30  
   
Overtime
$19.38 - $58.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,773  
   
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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$45,114 - $105,953  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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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
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Pay Difference By Location
Chicago
up arrow 11%
National Average
$79,000
Houston
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Experience Affects Locomotive Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 5%
Late-Career
up arrow 3%
National Average
$79,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 21%
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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
37%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 85% employee benefits None: 6%
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