$64,009
Avg. Salary
$22.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,000

Bonus

$4,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Railroad Conductor is $22.71 per hour.

The median Railroad Conductor has a base pay of $64,009. Salaries generally range from $42k to $99k. The median bonus is $2,000. Skills that can affect salary include Safety Compliance.
$15.17
10%
$22.71
50%
$34.87
90%
MEDIAN $22.71
$42k
10%
$64k
50%
$99k
90%
MEDIAN $64,009
$42,498 - $98,885
$42K
$64K
$99K
MEDIAN: $64,009
10%
50%
90%

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$15.17 - $34.87
$15
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MEDIAN: $22.71
10%
50%
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$0$98K
Salary $42,498 - $98,885
Bonus $20.00 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,101 - $93,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 195
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $15.17 - $34.87
Hourly Tips $0.40
Overtime $24.40 - $51.02
Annual Data $0$93K
Bonus $20.00 - $10,000
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,101 - $93,350
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 188

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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Railroad Conductor


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There are some Railroad Conductors — though it's uncommon — that transition into Locomotive Engineers, where earnings are an average $73K annually.

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Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Conductor

Pay by Experience for a Railroad Conductor has a positive trend. An entry-level Railroad Conductor with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 118 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Railroad Conductor with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Railroad Conductor which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 57 salaries. A Railroad Conductor with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $86,000 based on 13 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $59,249

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Railroad Conductors employed in Chicago pick up paychecks that are slightly larger than the national average; however, location does not seem to affect pay too strongly overall. The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 17 percent below the national average. Atlanta and Pittsburgh are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 17 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively.

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Key Stats for Railroad Conductor

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

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Experience Affects Railroad Conductor Salaries

Late-Career
▲45%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$59,000

▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 8%