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Brake Coupler Dinkey Salary
in Idaho, United States

$35,510 (USD)

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Last updated: April 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Brake Coupler Dinkey is $35,510 a year and $17 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Brake Coupler Dinkey is between $26,733 and $42,772. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Idaho, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Switches railroad cars within yard of railroad, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location to load and unload cars or to make up and break up trains: receives oral or written instructions from conductor, yard indicating which cars are to be switched and track assignment.
  • Raises coupling lever to uncouple cars.
  • Signals switch tender to throw track switches and yard engineer to move cars, using lantern or arm signals.
  • Climbs ladder to top of car and turns handwheel to set brakes or to control speed of car when it has been shunted.
  • Connects airhose to cars when making up trains, using wrench.
  • Throws track switches where no switch tender is stationed to shunt cars to different sections of yard.
  • May talk to conductor, yard or yard engineer via radiophone to give or receive switching information.
  • May climb onto moving cars to set handbrakes and be designated car rider.
  • When employed by establishment other than railroad, may be designated industrial-yard brake coupler; or according to locomotive involved as brake coupler, dinkey.
Brake Coupler Dinkey Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

Job family population: 14,190

Estimated population of Brake Coupler Dinkey jobs: 1,773

Rate of error: 7.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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