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Train Dispatcher Salary

A Train Dispatcher earns an average salary of $63,673 per year.

$39,305 - $90,048
(Median)
$39K
$64K
$90K
MEDIAN: $63,673
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50%
90%

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$16.20 - $42.52
(Median)
$16
$31
$43
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$39,305 - $90,048  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,851  
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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$37,952 - $92,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.20 - $42.52  
   
Overtime
$23.84 - $64.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,851  
   
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).
)
$37,952 - $92,320  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 43

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Train Dispatcher

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

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Experience Affects Train Dispatcher Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 78% employee benefits None: 6%
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