Train Conductor Salary (United States)

A Train Conductor earns an average salary of $47,859 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Train Conductor Total Pay (?
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$34,392 - $71,221
(Median)
34K
48K
61K
71K
MEDIAN: $47,858
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Train Conductor Total Pay (?
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$15.17 - $30.22
(Median)
15
22
28
MEDIAN: $22.00
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75%
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,392 - $71,221  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
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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$32,803 - $74,677  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$15.17 - $30.22  
   
Overtime
$24.20 - $41.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,452  
   
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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$32,803 - $74,677  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 51
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Job Description for Train Conductor
  • Communicate train and rail movement or switches with crew.
  • Operate track switches, inspect, couple and un-couple rail cars.
  • Coordinate movement of trains and rail cars.
  • Maintain accurate, clear documentation of train movement.

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Experience Affects Train Conductor Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$49,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
18%
female alumni
 
Male
82%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 7%
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