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Locomotive Operator Helper Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$45,456 (USD)

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Last updated: June 16, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Locomotive Operator Helper is $45,456 a year and $22 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Locomotive Operator Helper is between $33,943 and $55,030. 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

  • Watches for and relays traffic signals from yard workers to yard engineer in railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, or other location: reads switching orders received from conductor, yard or yard engineer and confirms them with yard engineer.
  • Observes signals and traffic in yard from left side of cab in switch engine and relays information to engineer.
  • Signals yard coupler to set handbrakes on cars or to throw track switches, using arm or lantern signals.
Locomotive Operator Helper Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Locomotive Engineers

Job family population: 35,680

Estimated population of Locomotive Operator Helper jobs: 5,098

Rate of error: 9.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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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...

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