Train Dispatcher Salary

The average salary for a Train Dispatcher is $68,961 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$43,165 - $92,611
(Median)
$43K
$69K
$93K
MEDIAN: $68,960
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50%
90%

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$16.20 - $42.77
(Median)
$16
$32
$43
MEDIAN: $31.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$43,165 - $92,611  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,076  
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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$41,609 - $93,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 74
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$16.20 - $42.77  
   
Overtime
$19.23 - $65.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,076  
   
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).
)
$41,609 - $93,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 21%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$69,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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