Railroad Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Railroad Engineer is $52,903 per year.
Railroad Engineer Total Pay (?
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$34,905 - $97,890
(Median)
35K
48K
89K
98K
MEDIAN: $52,902
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Railroad Engineer Total Pay (?
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$14.85 - $39.03
(Median)
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39
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$34,905 - $97,890  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,983  
Total Pay (?
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$31,412 - $97,890  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.85 - $39.03  
   
Overtime
$32.07 - $56.76  
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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$31,412 - $97,890  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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 62%
National Average
$53,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 10%
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
23%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 14%
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