Average Experienced Railroad Conductor Salary

$76,534
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$4,700
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The average salary for an Experienced Railroad Conductor is $76,534.
10%
$51k
MEDIAN
$77k
90%
$100k
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$51k - $100k
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$40k - $98k

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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Railroad Conductor

The top respondents for the job title Railroad Conductor are from the companies Union Pacific Railroad, Norfolk Southern Corporation and BNSF Railway Company. Reported salaries are highest at BNSF Railway Company where the average pay is $95,000. Norfolk Southern Corporation pays the lowest at around $70,000.

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Popular Skills for Railroad Conductor

Skills in Switching and Routing, Transport and Safety Compliance are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $52,255 based on 43 salaries. An early career Railroad Conductor with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,085 based on 136 salaries. A mid-career Railroad Conductor with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,013 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $95,000.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 281 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.3%
Early Career
48.4%
Mid Career
26.0%
Late Career
10.3%