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Head Switcher Salary
in Idaho, United States

$29,121 (USD)

Average Salary

$14/hr

Average Hourly

$387

Average Bonus

Last updated: February 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Head Switcher is $29,121 a year and $14 an hour in Idaho, United States. The average salary range for a Head Switcher is between $22,397 and $34,603. 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

Description:
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of switch-engine crew engaged in switching railroad cars within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location to facilitate loading and unloading of cars or making up and breaking up of trains: notifies yard engineer of switching orders and, whereby, which cars are to be moved to specified locations of yard, using radio, telephone, verbal, or hand signals.
  • Gives instructions to switch tender to throw track switches and to yard coupler to couple and uncouple cars.
  • May keep records, number, origin, destination, and cargo of cars switched.
  • May coordinate activities of switching crew from locomotive cab, caboose, or control tower.
  • May assist workers to couple and uncouple cars, throw track switches, or other activities involved in switching railroad cars, as necessary.
  • May supervise workers engaged in maintenance and repair of diesel locomotives and be designated locomotive-engine supervisor.
Head Switcher Job Prevalence in Idaho, United States

Job family: Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Job family population: 6,140

Estimated population of Head Switcher jobs: 140

Rate of error: 23.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$33,760
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

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Skills

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Head Switcher Job Listings for Idaho, United States

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