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Railroad Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Railroad Engineer is $77,769 per year.

$39,938 - $111,723
(Median)
$40K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,768
10%
50%
90%

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$15.10 - $39.39
(Median)
$15
$22
$39
MEDIAN: $21.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$39,938 - $111,723  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
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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$39,055 - $110,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $39.39  
   
Overtime
$31.60 - $50.92  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,035  
   
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).
)
$39,055 - $110,081  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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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 44%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$60,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 12%
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