Freight Conductor Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Freight Conductors in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $63K per year nationwide. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $51K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $66K. On average, Freight Conductors make $79K following one to two decades on the job. Freight Conductors who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $90K on average.

$41,004 - $96,912
$41K
$68K
$97K
MEDIAN: $67,919
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50%
90%

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$15.99 - $30.52
$16
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $22.44
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$0$97K
Salary $41,004 - $96,912
Bonus $2,457
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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$35,626 - $97,083
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 68
Hourly Data $0$60
Hourly Rate $15.99 - $30.52
Overtime $24.08 - $60.92
Annual Data $0$97K
Bonus $2,457
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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$35,626 - $97,083
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Freight Conductor

Freight conductors control various types of trains and are responsible for the proper functioning of a train's movement. Freight conductors ensure safety when operating a train and maintain a friendly and compatible relationship with the engineer and other railroad employees. Conductors not need to be able to understand various mechanical problems and how to fix them.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Freight Conductor


Although Union Pacific Railroad heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $70K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $43K to $139K.

Although CSX Corp hands out the lowest average salary in town at $55K, employee compensation still varies greatly; workers can make as little as $30K or as much as $101K.

Pay by Experience Level for Freight Conductor

Pay by Experience for a Freight Conductor has a positive trend. An entry-level Freight Conductor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 72 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Freight Conductor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $66,000 based on 30 salaries. An experienced Freight Conductor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 17 salaries. A Freight Conductor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as a Freight Conductor?

Freight Conductor in Hermiston:
Pros: I work with minimal coworkers.
Cons: I'm not paid what I'm worth.

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Key Stats for Freight Conductor

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Freight Conductor Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

Experienced
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲8%

National Average
$61,000

▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 84%
no benefits
None: 5%
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