Train Dispatcher Salary

A Train Dispatcher earns an average salary of $74,823 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$48,177 - $96,553
$48K
$78K
$97K
MEDIAN: $77,607
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50%
90%

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$13.02 - $43.98
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$38
$44
MEDIAN: $37.99
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$48,177 - $96,553  
   
Bonus
$1,980 - $13,809  
Total Pay (?
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$44,354 - $97,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$13.02 - $43.98  
   
Overtime
$35.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,980 - $13,809  
   
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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$44,354 - $97,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17

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Job Description for Train Dispatcher

Train dispatchers are responsible for authorizing train occupancy on tracks and side-tracks so that railway systems can operate properly and inspections and maintenance can be performed. Some employers may prefer applicants with prior experience, while others offer on-the-job training.

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Train Dispatcher Tasks

  • Monitor train movements, crew availability and environmental conditions.
  • Communicate warnings, concerns, and appropriate information to those affected.
  • Document train movements and any movement violations.
  • Monitor for speed, performance, regulations, and safety.
  • Communicate with train operators and crews to improve efficiency.

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Pay by Experience Level for Train Dispatcher

Pay by Experience for a Train Dispatcher has a positive trend. An entry-level Train Dispatcher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Train Dispatcher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Train Dispatcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 18 salaries. A Train Dispatcher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Train Dispatcher

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Train Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 89%
no benefits
None:
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