Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salary

The average salary for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster is $63,143 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$31,562 - $95,425
(Median)
$32K
$63K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,142
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$12.91 - $39.39
(Median)
$13
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$31,562 - $95,425  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
Profit Sharing
$3,600  
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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$30,772 - $94,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $39.39  
   
Overtime
$18.12 - $58.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,600  
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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$30,772 - $94,923  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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Job Description for Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster

Railroad conductors or yardmasters are responsible for coordinating train activities on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of facilitating the delivery and unloading of different items. Some of their main responsibilities include completing railroad switching tasks on time.

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Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Tasks

  • 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 or Yardmaster

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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