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Railroad Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Railroad Engineer is $79,096 per year.
Railroad Engineer Salary (?
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$39,130 - $110,148
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,095
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Railroad Engineer Salary (?
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$14.85 - $39.03
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,130 - $110,148  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
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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$31,516 - $109,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $39.03  
   
Overtime
$32.30 - $56.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
   
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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$31,516 - $109,477  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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Experience Affects Railroad Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%
National Average
$54,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 68%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 14%