Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster is $50,891 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salary (?
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$34,521 - $82,691
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MEDIAN: $50,891
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Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salary (?
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$12.91 - $35.19
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,521 - $82,691  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,188  
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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$31,275 - $81,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.91 - $35.19  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $52.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,188  
   
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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$31,275 - $81,317  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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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 40%
Mid-Career
up arrow 22%
National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
5%
female alumni
 
Male
95%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%