Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler Salary

The average pay for a Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler is $17.27 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$38,150 - $60,000
$50K
MEDIAN: $50,000
50%

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$13.03 - $21.74
$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.27
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$50,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,928 - $57,692  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.03 - $21.74  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $33.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$29,928 - $57,692  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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Job Description for Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler

  • Operate equipment to move railcars, trailers, pallets and goods.
  • Properly load, secure and update documents for goods.
  • Know and adhere to laws, regulations, codes and standard operating procedures.
  • Use radio to communicate and ensure safety of transportation.

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Pay by Experience Level for Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler

Pay by Experience for a Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler has a positive trend. An entry-level Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 28 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 15 salaries. A Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler Salaries

Experienced
▲8%

Late-Career
▲5%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 18%