Average Early-Career Railroad Conductor Hourly Pay

$22.46
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$4,000
Bonus
$3,250
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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Railroad Conductor is $22.46.
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$14.37
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$22.46
90%
$34.58
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Hourly Rate
$14 - $35
Bonus
$1,000 - $5,500
Profit Sharing
$0 - $3,250
Total Pay
$32,234 - $84,103

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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 Norfolk Southern Corporation, BNSF Railway Company and BNSF Railway Company. Reported salaries are highest at BNSF Railway Company where the average pay is $40.00. Norfolk Southern Corporation pays the lowest at around $22.96.

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Popular Skills for Railroad Conductor

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

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 $20.27 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Railroad Conductor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $25.64 based on 73 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.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (27.6% less) and Savannah, Georgia (24.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 226 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.0%
Mid Career
32.3%
Experienced
35.8%
Late Career
12.8%