Railroad Conductor Salary (United States)

A Railroad Conductor earns an average salary of $51,363 per year. A skill in Safety Compliance is associated with high pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.
Railroad Conductor Total Pay (?
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$35,296 - $84,825
(Median)
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69K
85K
MEDIAN: $51,363
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Railroad Conductor Total Pay (?
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$14.05 - $28.87
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$35,296 - $84,825  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
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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$31,594 - $82,797  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 360
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.05 - $28.87  
   
Overtime
$21.75 - $46.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,085  
   
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).
)
$31,594 - $82,797  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 360
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Job Description for Railroad Conductor

  • Communicate train and rail movement or switches with crew.
  • Operate track switches, inspect, couple and un-couple rail cars.
  • Coordinate movement of trains and rail cars.
  • Maintain accurate, clear documentation of train movement.

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Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Conductor

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Pay Difference By Location

New York
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Chicago
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Lincoln
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National Average
$51,000
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Experience Affects Railroad Conductor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
up arrow 38%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$51,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 4%
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