Train Engineer Salary

A Train Engineer earns an average salary of $77,651 per year.

$24,875 - $114,374
$25K
$78K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,651
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50%
90%

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$15.00 - $35.72
$15
$24
$36
MEDIAN: $24.13
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$24,875 - $114,374  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$31,864 - $100,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $35.72  
   
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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$31,864 - $100,266  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19

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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Train Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Train Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Train Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 19 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Train Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Train Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 12 salaries. A Train Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Train Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Train Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲36%

Late-Career
▲36%

Mid-Career
▲11%

National Average
$64,000

Entry-Level
▼33%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 5%