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Firer Diesel Locomotive Salary

$69,528 (USD)

Average Salary

$33/hr

Average Hourly

$1,502

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 11, 2019

The average pay for a Firer Diesel Locomotive is $69,528 a year and $33 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Firer Diesel Locomotive is between $49,866 and $85,798. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Monitors locomotive instruments and watches for dragging equipment, obstacles on right-of-way, and train signals during run: inventories supplies, such as fuel, water, and sand, to ensure safe, efficient operation during run.
  • Inspects locomotive to detect damaged or worn parts.
  • Observes oil, temperature, and pressure gauges on dashboard to ascertain if engine is operating safely and efficiently.
  • Observes track from left side of locomotive to detect obstructions on tracks.
  • Observes train signals along route and verifies their meaning for locomotive engineer.
  • Observes train as it goes around curves to detect dragging equipment and smoking journal boxes.
  • Observes signals from workers in rear of train and relays information to locomotive engineer.
  • Signals yard coupler to set handbrakes on cars and to throw track switches when switching cars from train at way stations.
  • Operates locomotive during emergency.
  • May start diesel engine to warm engine before run.
  • May be designated according to kind of locomotive as firer, diesel locomotive; firer, electric locomotive; or according to type of traffic as road-freight firer; road-passenger firer.
Firer Diesel Locomotive Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Locomotive Firers

Job family population: 560

Estimated population of Firer Diesel Locomotive jobs: 534

Rate of error: 15.1%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$80,602
5 Year Change:
16 %
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The average pay for a Firer Diesel Locomotive is $69,528 a year and $33 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Firer Diesel Locomotive is between $49,866 and $85,798. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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