The average pay for a Railroad Engineer is $52,903 per year.
Railroad Engineer Total Pay (?
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$30,913 - $111,502
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MEDIAN: $52,902
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$30,913 - $111,502  
   
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$0.00 - $2,035  
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$31,864 - $106,739  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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Job Description for Railroad Engineer
  • Operate the train according to all railroad rules and regulations.
  • Perform necessary minor repairs in order to keep the train running on time.
  • Work with conductors and groundsmen via radio to communicate information concerning schedules, stops, delays, or oncoming trains.
  • Observe tracks to detect obstructions or inoperable railroad switches.
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
18%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 10%
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