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Train Engineer Salary

A Train Engineer earns an average salary of $65,000 per year.

$23,490 - $94,178
(Median)
$23K
$65K
$94K
MEDIAN: $65,000
10%
50%
90%

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$14.54 - $39.87
(Median)
$15
$27
$40
MEDIAN: $27.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$23,490 - $94,178  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
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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$29,678 - $86,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.54 - $39.87  
   
Overtime
$35.15 - $46.06  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,966  
   
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).
)
$29,678 - $86,220  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Job Description for Train Engineer

Train engineers are responsible for operating a variety of locomotive engines: They may drive supplied electric, steam, diesel-electric, magnetic levitation, battery powered, or gas-turbine-powered locomotives. These locomotives might transport anything from passengers to freight.

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Train Engineer Tasks

  • Ensure high-functioning signal and radio communication across a network of trains.
  • Create design drawings and bids for rail construction and upgrade contracts.
  • Oversee design, upgrade and installation of communication, signaling and rail infrastructure.
  • Review existing infrastructure and create recommendations to improve reliability, safety, and efficiency.

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Experience Affects Train Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 100% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: