Average Mid-Career Railroad Conductor Hourly Pay

$25.64
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$1,200
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Railroad Conductor is $25.64.
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$17.83
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$25.64
90%
$36.09
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $36
Bonus
$774 - $30,000
Total Pay
$40,498 - $98,612

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Job Description for Railroad Conductor

Railroad Conductor Tasks
  • Coordinate movement of trains and rail cars.
  • Maintain accurate, clear documentation of train movement.
  • Communicate train and rail movement or switches with crew.
  • Operate track switches, inspect, couple and un-couple rail cars.

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Popular Skills for Railroad Conductor

Skills in Switching and Routing and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Heavy Equipment Operation, Problem Solving and Transport.

Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Conductor

An entry-level Railroad Conductor with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $20.32 based on 44 salaries. An early career Railroad Conductor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $22.46 based on 137 salaries. An experienced Railroad Conductor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.76 based on 81 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $31.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 290 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.2%
Early Career
47.2%
Experienced
27.9%
Late Career
9.7%