Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salary

The average pay for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster is $65,271 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$35,080 - $99,792
$35K
$72K
$100K
MEDIAN: $72,021
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50%
90%

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$15.15 - $35.08
$15
$20
$35
MEDIAN: $19.83
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$0$99K
Salary $35,080 - $99,792
Profit Sharing $2,400
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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$34,657 - $95,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $15.15 - $35.08
Overtime $17.38 - $57.59
Annual Data $0$95K
Profit Sharing $2,400
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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$34,657 - $95,167
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 28

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Job Description for Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster

Railroad conductors or yardmasters are responsible for coordinating train activities on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of facilitating the delivery and unloading of different items. Some of their main responsibilities include completing railroad switching tasks on time.

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Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster 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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Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster

Pay by Experience for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster has a positive trend. An entry-level Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 26 salaries. A Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $65,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲12%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$61,000

Entry-Level
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 4%
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