Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Locomotive Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $71K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $79K. Locomotive Engineers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $83K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.