Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster is $28.92
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Railroad Conductor or Yardmasters?
An entry-level Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.00 based on 5 salaries. An early career Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.75 …Read more
What Do Railroad Conductor or Yardmasters Do?
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.
They should also pay close attention to detail, in order to minimize delays during transportation. They work well with other conductors or yardmasters to facilitate communication and share important project …Read more
- 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.