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Locomotive Engineer Salary

$73,883 (USD)

Average Salary

$36/hr

Average Hourly

$1,677

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Locomotive Engineer is $73,883 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Locomotive Engineer is between $53,065 and $91,097. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Locomotive Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • 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.
Locomotive Engineer Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Locomotive Engineers

Job family population: 35,680

Estimated population of Locomotive Engineer jobs: 34,017

Rate of error: 9.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$85,651
5 Year Change:
16 %

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Locomotive Engineer Job Listings for United States

Conductor - Engineer
Jul 19
Napa, CA, USA
Napa Valley Wine Train
Locomotive Engineers & Conductor Full Time & Part Time $20.00/hour Conductor with FRA Certification & $25.00/hour Engineer with FRA Certification Minimum Qualifications: · Must possess a high school ...
Systems Engineer
Jul 2
Melbourne, FL, USA
QuEST Global
The Systems Engineer will be responsible for Systems Engineering of the Trip Optimizer product, a closed loop automated, Energy Management System for Heavy Haul Freight Locomotives. In this role, you ...
Sr. SW Engineers
Jul 12
Foster City, CA, USA
Visa
Inc. POSITION: Sr. SW Engineers Be responsible for the implementation of the platform that enables cloud-based mobile payments. Work on software development. Design and implement the platform that ...
Mechanical Truck Assembler
Jul 1
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Stadler US
... engineering drawings, specifications, bills of materials, and other written instructions or ... In addition, Stadler produces locomotives, shunting locomotives and passenger coaches, including ...
Diesel Mechanic
Jun 4
Kirkland, USA
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
... Engineering and Math. LWTech is located within the city of Kirkland, which is home to companies ... tractor trailer, locomotive, mass transit, heavy equipment, power generation and marine ...

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Locomotive Engineer is $73,883 a year and $36 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Locomotive Engineer is between $53,065 and $91,097. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Locomotive Engineer. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

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Locomotive Engineer Job Listings for United States

Conductor - Engineer
Jul 19
Napa, CA, USA
Napa Valley Wine Train
Locomotive Engineers & Conductor Full Time & Part Time $20.00/hour Conductor with FRA Certification & $25.00/hour Engineer with FRA Certification Minimum Qualifications: · Must possess a high school ...
Systems Engineer
Jul 2
Melbourne, FL, USA
QuEST Global
The Systems Engineer will be responsible for Systems Engineering of the Trip Optimizer product, a closed loop automated, Energy Management System for Heavy Haul Freight Locomotives. In this role, you ...
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