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Railroad Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Railroad Engineer is $80,903 per year.
Railroad Engineer Salary (?
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$40,127 - $111,789
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $80,902
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Railroad Engineer Salary (?
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$14.95 - $38.73
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$40,127 - $111,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,625  
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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$31,742 - $110,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.95 - $38.73  
   
Overtime
$31.60 - $50.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,625  
   
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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$31,742 - $110,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Railroad Engineer

  • 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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Experience Affects Railroad Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 61%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 14%