A Railroad Engineer earns an average salary of $70,638 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.

$40,000 - $120,079
$40K
$71K
$120K
MEDIAN: $70,637
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50%
90%

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$15.30 - $37.90
$15
$20
$38
MEDIAN: $20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$40,000 - $120,079  
   
Total Pay (?
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$38,232 - $111,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.30 - $37.90  
   
Overtime
$28.79  
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$38,232 - $111,770  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Railroad Engineer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Railroad Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$65,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None:
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