Average Railroad Conductor with Switching and Routing Skills Hourly Pay

$26.86
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$4,845
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The average hourly pay for a Railroad Conductor with Switching and Routing skills is $26.86.
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$15.46
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$26.86
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$43.54
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $44
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$786 - $50,053
Total Pay
$39,565 - $97,158

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Railroad Conductor

The top respondents for the job title Railroad Conductor are from the companies Union Pacific Railroad, BNSF Railway Company and BNSF Railway Company. Reported salaries are highest at BNSF Railway Company where the average pay is $40.98. Union Pacific Railroad pays the lowest at around $39.00.

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Popular Skills for Railroad Conductor

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

Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Conductor

An early career Railroad Conductor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $24.67 based on 28 salaries. A mid-career Railroad Conductor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.50 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Railroad Conductor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $32.49 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 61 survey responses.
Early Career
45.9%
Mid Career
23.0%
Experienced
21.3%
Late Career
9.8%