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Head Switcher Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$34,689 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$461

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 26, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Head Switcher is $34,689 a year and $17 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Head Switcher is between $26,679 and $41,219. 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

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 Chicago, Illinois, 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:
$40,214
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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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...

Head Switcher Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

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May 17
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Fourier Network Solutions
... Switches, and Dry Contact Alarm Monitoring equipment, based on the highest quality standards. ... Configure and integrate DAS Head End equipment such as Rectifiers, Battery Systems, VoltServer ...
Lead DAS (Distributed Antenna System) Installer
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Fourier Network Solutions
... IP Switches, and Dry Contact Alarm Monitoring equipment. · Expert at completing Sweep, PIM, and ... The Lead DAS Installer is responsible for executing DAS Installation and Head End upgrade projects.
Lead Conveyor Technician for Amazon!
May 23
Monee, IL, USA
Jones Lange LaSalle
... switches, proximity sensors, timers, solenoids, Servo drives, frequency inverters, linear drives ... Regular bending, lifting, stretching and reaching both below the waist and above the head
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