The average pay for a Railroad Engineer is $73,470 per year.

$40,134 - $122,554
(Median)
$40K
$73K
$120K
MEDIAN: $73,469
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$15.40 - $37.56
(Median)
$15
$21
$38
MEDIAN: $20
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$40,134 - $122,554  
   
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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$37,665 - $113,394  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $37.56  
   
Overtime
$28.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$37,665 - $113,394  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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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Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Engineer

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

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Experience Affects Railroad Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$67,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 94%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None:
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