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Electrician Locomotive Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,463 (USD)

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Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Electrician Locomotive is $55,463 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Electrician Locomotive is between $40,681 and $67,765. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Installs and maintains electrical wiring and equipment, such as motors, generators, air-conditioning units, electrical outlets, and lighting fixtures of railroad locomotives and cars, streetcars, and subway coaches: measures, cuts, threads, bends, assembles, and installs conduits that connect to control panels and junction boxes, using hacksaw, pipe benders, pipe-threading tools, and other handtools.
  • Splices wires with knife or cutting pliers and solders connections to fixtures, outlets, and equipment.
  • Tests circuit connections, using electrical test equipment.
  • Installs and tests electrical equipment, such as air-conditioning, heating, and ignition systems, generator brushes, and commutators.
  • Installs and repairs headlights in locomotives and streetcars.
  • Repairs electrical equipment, such as panel lighting, circuit breakers, junction boxes, voltage regulators, and reverse current relays.
  • May recharge storage batteries.
  • May rewind armatures.
  • May be designated according to specialty as accessories repairer; electrician, control equipment; wirer, passenger car.
Electrician Locomotive Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment

Job family population: 12,310

Estimated population of Electrician Locomotive jobs: 2,854

Rate of error: 5.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Electrician Locomotive Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

May 10
Minooka, IL, USA
Motive Power Resources, Inc
Inspects, maintains, and repairs locomotives, road maintenance equipment, air compressors, facility piping systems. * Communicates written and/or verbal findings of inspections to Supervisor.
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