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Engineer Locomotive Salary
in Illinois, United States

$76,303 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engineer Locomotive is $76,303 a year and $37 an hour in Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Engineer Locomotive is between $54,803 and $94,081. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Engineer Locomotive. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Illinois, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Drives electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine-electric locomotive.
  • Understands and follows train orders, train signals, and railroad rules and regulations, to transport passengers or freight.
  • Inspects locomotive before run to verify specified fuel, sand, water, and other supplies.
  • Ensures departure time from station or terminal is in accordance with time schedule, synchronizing watch with that of other railroad personnel.
Engineer Locomotive Job Prevalence in Illinois, United States

Job family: Locomotive Engineers

Job family population: 35,680

Estimated population of Engineer Locomotive jobs: 34,017

Rate of error: 9.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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About Illinois, United States

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Description: Illinois ( (listen) IL-ə-NOY) is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product (GDP), the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area of all U.S. states. Illinois has been noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, and natural resources such as coal, timber, and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, and is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan...

Engineer Locomotive Job Listings for Illinois, United States

Mechanical Engineer
Jun 17
Decatur, IL, USA
Randstad Engineering
Contract position An Engineer is needed for a world leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives ...
Field Service Engineer - Chicago
May 16
Chicago, IL, USA
Diagnose electrical malfunctions in locomotive control circuits and components, assess the nature of problems, and identify corrective action needed. * Collaborate with Siemens Engineering to drive ...
Railroad Conductor/ Engineer
Apr 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Pullman Sugar
The ability to bend/crouch/kneel at waist or knees between locomotive and cars. * The ability to ... Conductor/Engineer certification is required Other Duties Please note this job description is not ...
Design Engineer
Mar 26
Mossville, IL, USA
Randstad Engineering
Contract position A Design Engineer is needed for a world leading manufacturer of construction and ... locomotives in either the Mossville, IL area. This position will develop and validate control ...
Technical Development Manager- Elk Grove, IL
May 23
Elk Grove Village, IL, USA
... of locomotives. Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience: • Associate's degree in an engineering discipline. • Minimum of 5 years of working experience with a railroad or other ...
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