The average pay for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster is $63,253 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$35,508 - $94,518
$36K
$63K
$95K
MEDIAN: $63,253
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50%
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$15.23 - $37.20
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$22
$37
MEDIAN: $22.20
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$35,508 - $94,518  
   
Bonus
$22,625  
Profit Sharing
$4,800  
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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$33,445 - $92,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.23 - $37.20  
   
Overtime
$24.64 - $58.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$22,625  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,800  
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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$33,445 - $92,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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

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

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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.

Key Stats for Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
034
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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