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Average Railroad Conductor Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$65,639
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The average salary for a Railroad Conductor in Chicago, Illinois is $65,639.
25%
$62k
MEDIAN
$66k
75%
$71k
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What Do Railroad Conductors Do?

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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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Conductors?

A mid-career Railroad Conductor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $64,809 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Railroad Conductor with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Railroad Conductor in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Kansas City, Missouri (10.3% more) and Louisville, Kentucky (9.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (26.9% less), Atlanta, Georgia (24.7% less) and New York, New York (7.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10 survey responses.
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
50.0%