Railroad Engineer Salary

A Railroad Engineer earns an average salary of $71,216 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down significantly for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$40,178 - $109,095
$40K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $78,617
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50%
90%

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$15.89 - $38.36
$16
$24
$38
MEDIAN: $24.04
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90%

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$0$109K
Salary $40,178 - $109,095
Total Pay (?
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$39,037 - $100,101
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$41
Hourly Rate $15.89 - $38.36
Overtime $31.00
Annual Data $0$100K
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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$39,037 - $100,101
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Railroad Engineer

Railroad engineers are responsible for coordinating engineering tasks on railroads and must work well with other railroad professionals to achieve project objectives in a timely manner. They must verify that all safety and operational standards are met before railroad cars operate, and they're also tasked with planning transportation routes and helping to design alternative routes for greater efficiency.

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Railroad Engineer Tasks

  • Communicate about train, cargo, passengers and environment.
  • Test, calibrate and ensure safety of equipment.
  • Operate trains safely and within schedule and regulations.
  • React to emergency situations by providing clear direction and enforcing safety.

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Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Railroad Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Railroad Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 20 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Railroad Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Railroad Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 12 salaries. A Railroad Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Railroad Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%
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Experience Affects Railroad Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲26%

National Average
$72,000

Late-Career
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼15%

Entry-Level
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None:
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