Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler is $15.81 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler Salary (?
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$12.75 - $26.71
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.75 - $26.71  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $31.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,500  
   
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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$27,184 - $61,727  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 41
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Job Description for Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler

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

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Experience Affects Rail Yard Engineer, Dinkey Operator, or Hostler Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%
National Average
$35,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 27%