Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster is $54,461 per year. Experience strongly influences salary for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Total Pay (?
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$38,731 - $86,253
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $54,460
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Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Total Pay (?
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$13.13 - $34.51
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$38,731 - $86,253  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,215  
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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$32,306 - $83,478  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.13 - $34.51  
   
Overtime
$19.15 - $51.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,215  
   
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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$32,306 - $83,478  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 178
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Job Description for Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster
  • 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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Experience Affects Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 45%
Mid-Career
up arrow 15%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 5%
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