Average Entry-Level Railroad Conductor Hourly Pay

$20.32
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The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Railroad Conductor is $20.32.
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$12.99
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$20.32
90%
$29.66
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$13 - $30
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$30,522 - $70,023

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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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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 $22.46 based on 137 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.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 319 survey responses.
Early Career
42.9%
Mid Career
22.9%
Experienced
25.4%
Late Career
8.8%