The average salary for a Late-Career Railroad Conductor is $95,000.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Railroad Conductor
Switching and Routing
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 $51,652 based on 44 salaries. An early career Railroad Conductor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,085 based on 137 salaries. A mid-career Railroad Conductor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $65,849 based on 73 salaries. An experienced Railroad Conductor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,503 based on 81 salaries.
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