A Train Engineer earns an average salary of $72,348 per year.

$29,799 - $102,129
(Median)
$30K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,348
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$15.21 - $38.98
(Median)
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$29,799 - $102,129  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$34,320 - $97,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 28
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.21 - $38.98  
   
Overtime
$15.32 - $58.72  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$34,320 - $97,855  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Train Engineer

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

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Experience Affects Train Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$65,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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