$91,895
Avg. Salary
$25.63
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$7,637

Bonus

$6,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Locomotive Engineer is $25.63 per hour.

The average pay for a Locomotive Engineer is $91,895 per year.

$18.29
10%
$25.63
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$38.72
90%
MEDIAN $25.63
$56k
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$92k
50%
$117k
90%
MEDIAN $91,895
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$0$117K
Salary $56,234 - $117,130
Bonus $1,192 - $12,122
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $12,913
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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$46,031 - $114,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 256
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $18.29 - $38.72
Hourly Tips $15.00
Overtime $25.16 - $59.20
Annual Data $0$114K
Bonus $1,192 - $12,122
Profit Sharing $1,007 - $12,913
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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$46,031 - $114,575
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 185

Job Description for Locomotive Engineer

A locomotive engineer is in charge of safely and efficiently operating a the locomotive car, which provides the forward motion, speed and steering control for the entire train. Locomotives are typically associated with freight trains that operate across older non-electric, non-magnetic rail lines, although many passenger lines in the United States still use locomotive cars. The engineer essentially drives the train from the locomotive, helping ensure that controls for speed and braking are properly applied and that the the train is properly switched from track to track as necessary. Because trains operate on tracks, the engineer's steering is typically related to speed control and awareness of how the train's weight and mass affect its momentum.

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Locomotive Engineer Tasks
  • Work with conductors and groundsmen via radio to communicate information concerning schedules, stops, delays, or oncoming trains.
  • Observe tracks to detect obstructions or inoperable railroad switches.
  • Operate the train according to all railroad rules and regulations.
  • Perform necessary minor repairs in order to keep the train running on time.

Popular Employer Salaries for Locomotive Engineer


BNSF Railway Company, Union Pacific Railroad, Norfolk Southern Corporation, Canadian Pacific (CP), and CSX Corp are leaders in the field that employ a large number of Locomotive Engineers. Although Union Pacific Railroad leads the field in pay with a median salary of $109K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $61K on the low end all the way up to $128K at the top.

Locomotive Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Locomotive Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Locomotive Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Locomotive Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Locomotive Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Locomotive Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $87,000 based on 121 salaries. A Locomotive Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 59 salaries.

Locomotive Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Locomotive Engineer?

Locomotive Engineer in Indian:
"Engineer experience at CP."
Pros: I love the people n the job ...great place to work..
Cons: The late call u receive for work.

Locomotive Engineer in Enid:
"How extremely boring & monotimous it can be."
Be ready for long hours.

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Key Stats for Locomotive Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

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Experience Affects Locomotive Engineer Salaries

▲9%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$80,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Locomotive Engineer Salaries

Locomotive Engineer
▲1%

National Average
$80,000

Safety Compliance
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 3%