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Train Dispatcher Salary (United States)

A Train Dispatcher earns an average salary of $66,823 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.
Train Dispatcher Salary (?
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$38,541 - $87,745
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $66,822
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Train Dispatcher Salary (?
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$16.36 - $41.13
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MEDIAN: $28.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$38,541 - $87,745  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,250  
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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$36,476 - $90,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.36 - $41.13  
   
Overtime
$27.02 - $64.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,250  
   
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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$36,476 - $90,665  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 37
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Job Description for Train Dispatcher

  • 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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Experience Affects Train Dispatcher Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 29%
Experienced
up arrow 10%
National Average
$64,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
24%
female alumni
 
Male
76%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 76% employee benefits None: 7%