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Railroad Car Inspector Salary
in New York, United States

$74,757 (USD)

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Last updated: March 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railroad Car Inspector is $74,757 a year and $36 an hour in New York, United States. The average salary range for a Railroad Car Inspector is between $53,693 and $92,175. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Inspects railroad cars for structural defects and tests mechanical equipment, such as brakes, airhoses, and couplings to ensure that they are in operating condition: observes cars from elevated platform or from ground as cars roll by, or climbs aboard train to test equipment and to locate defects.
  • Examines car roofs, ice hatches, brake beams, doors, and floors for structural defects and obstructions.
  • Turns handwheel to test brakes and ascertain that they are in operating condition.
  • Inspects and tests airhoses for leakage.
  • Inspects wheel trucks for dragging equipment.
  • Opens journal boxes to determine that they are filled with grease.
  • Prepares reports on findings, indicating number of car and type of repair required.
  • May inspect electrical circuitry and recommend improvements or repairs to electrical operations.
  • May tag cars in need of immediate repairs.
  • May place lanterns or flags in front and rear of train to warn other workers that inspection is being performed.
  • May inspect locomotives.
  • May be designated according to type of car inspected as passenger-car inspector.
Railroad Car Inspector Job Prevalence in New York, United States

Job family: Transportation Inspectors

Job family population: 30,030

Estimated population of Railroad Car Inspector jobs: 2,426

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Railroad Car Inspector Job Listings for New York, United States

QA Inspector
Feb 27
New York City, NY, USA
Virginkar & Associates, Inc.
Requirements • 3-5 years Quality Assurance Inspection experience on automobile, truck, rail car or bus projects. • HS Diploma or some college / technical
Electrical Control Panel Builder
Feb 13
Randolph, NJ, USA
accudraft Finishing Systems
Inspect and test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in wiring installations * Adjust ... train and rail car finishing industry, and many other industries that need spray finishing ...
Class A Truck Driver
Feb 20
North Amityville, NY, USA
Safety-Kleen/Clean Harbors
... and rail car cleaning; * Drives and operates a variety of equipment, including: Vacuum trucks ... vehicle inspection reports; * Supplies a safe, effective and professional service to our clients
Meeting Event Manager (II) - Maritz Travel
Feb 15
East Hanover, NJ, USA
May require travel to destinations worldwide (Ability to travel by airplane, boat, rail and/or car), in support of client site inspections and/or program operations. There is an inherent risk ...
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