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Locomotive Engineer Gasoline Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,893 (USD)

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Last updated: May 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Locomotive Engineer Gasoline is $55,893 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Locomotive Engineer Gasoline is between $40,996 and $68,347. 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

  • Drives switching locomotive within yard of railroad, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location to switch railroad cars for loading, unloading, and makeup or breakup of trains: reads switching orders received from conductor, yard.
  • Observes traffic signals in yard or in cab and operates locomotive in accordance with railroad rules and regulations.
  • Observes arm or lantern signals from yard coupler or switch tender and moves controls to drive locomotive backwards or forwards to switch and couple cars.
  • May assist in cleaning and lubricating engine.
  • May talk to conductor, yard or other yard workers via radio-telephone to give or receive switching information.
  • May be designated according to type of locomotive driven as locomotive engineer, gasoline.
  • May operate switching diesel engine and be designated engineer, remote control, diesel.
  • When employed by establishment other than railroad to operate switching locomotive at industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location, may be designated industrial-locomotive operator.
Locomotive Engineer Gasoline Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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

Job family population: 6,140

Estimated population of Locomotive Engineer Gasoline jobs: 1,685

Rate of error: 23.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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