The average hourly pay for a Railroad Conductor at Amtrak (The National Railroad Passenger Corporation) is $29.63.
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Job Description for Railroad Conductor
While some who recall the "golden era of train travel" believe that a train conductor simply walks the aisles and punches tickets, the reality is that this job has morphed considerably over time. Today’s train conductors do hard, heavy work in all weather conditions and at all hours of the day and night. Essentially, they are responsible for making sure that trains operate as efficiently as possible, no matter what could go wrong. Most train conductors start out as conductor trainees who work o…Read more
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, Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF Railway Company. Reported salaries are highest at BNSF Railway Company where the average pay is $40.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Union Pacific Railroad, earning around $39.00. Genesee and Wyoming Inc. pays the lowest at around $16.48. Norfolk Southern Corporation also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $24.63.
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