Train Dispatcher Salary

A Train Dispatcher earns an average salary of $74,823 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$48,047 - $96,797
$48K
$75K
$97K
MEDIAN: $74,778
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50%
90%

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$14.77 - $44.87
$15
$36
$45
MEDIAN: $35.81
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$0$98K
Salary $48,047 - $96,797
Bonus $1,987 - $13,702
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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$38,363 - $98,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 45
Hourly Data $0$70
Hourly Rate $14.77 - $44.87
Overtime $23.11 - $70.33
Annual Data $0$98K
Bonus $1,987 - $13,702
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).
)
$38,363 - $98,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

Job Description for Train Dispatcher

Train dispatchers are responsible for authorizing train occupancy on tracks and side-tracks so that railway systems can operate properly and inspections and maintenance can be performed. Some employers may prefer applicants with prior experience, while others offer on-the-job training.

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Train Dispatcher Tasks

  • Monitor train movements, crew availability and environmental conditions.
  • Communicate warnings, concerns, and appropriate information to those affected.
  • Document train movements and any movement violations.
  • Monitor for speed, performance, regulations, and safety.
  • Communicate with train operators and crews to improve efficiency.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Train Dispatcher

Pay by Experience Level for Train Dispatcher

Pay by Experience for a Train Dispatcher has a positive trend. An entry-level Train Dispatcher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Train Dispatcher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Train Dispatcher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 18 salaries. A Train Dispatcher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Train Dispatcher

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

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Experience Affects Train Dispatcher Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$76,000

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 88%
no benefits
None: 3%