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Train Engineer Salary

A Train Engineer earns an average salary of $67,407 per year.

$23,490 - $94,178
(Median)
$23K
$67K
$94K
MEDIAN: $67,407
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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: 16 May 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 (?
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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: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Job Description for Train Engineer

A train engineer operates a freight or passenger train. This includes navigating toward a station and maneuvering within a train yard. The train engineer must make sure that the locomotive is operating at standards decided by company policies and applicable laws. This involves keeping the train at a good speed and monitoring gauges and signals on the train to make sure that nothing is wrong. It is also important to ensure the safety of the vehicle prior to embarking on trips. This involves carrying out frequent inspections of the locomotive, making minor fixes, and obtaining the help of technicians and engineers to fix major problems.

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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 30%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$63,000

Entry-Level
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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
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 100% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None:
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