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Railroad Car Loader Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$37,290 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railroad Car Loader is $37,290 a year and $18 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Railroad Car Loader is between $28,414 and $44,575. 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

  • Loads trucks, railroad cars, or conveyors with sand, gravel, coal, crushed stone, or other minerals: pulls levers or presses buttons to open and close chute of storage bin to regulate flow of materials.
  • Loosens clogged material, using metal bar or compressed air.
  • May position cars under chute car dropper.
  • May spray water on materials to settle dust.
  • May keep record of materials loaded.
  • May pry and blast loose mined coal impounded behind battery (stop gate) of storage chute in steeply pitching seams, to load mine cars, and be designated battery starter.
Railroad Car Loader Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Material Moving Workers, All Other

Job family population: 25,990

Estimated population of Railroad Car Loader jobs: 736

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Railroad Car Loader Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Rail Loader- Supplemental JOB FAIR!
Apr 28
Chicago, IL, USA
Auto Warehousing Company
Our Chicago NS Location is hiring several Rail Loader Supplementals- This is Part Time work however ... Set-up rail car bridge plates * Raise and lower rail car decks * Drive vehicles off of rail cars ...
Assistant Rail Supervisor- Days
Apr 29
Chicago, IL, USA
Auto Warehousing Company
Assigns work to Rail car Load and Unload crew and directs their work processes * Trains new associates and temporary workers in the rail loading/unloading process * Advises Operations Supervisor of ...
TADS Coordinator- Nights
Apr 29
Chicago, IL, USA
Auto Warehousing Company
This position maintains and supports all rail load building functions utilizing Norfolk Southern ... Enter data into rail car inventory system accurately and efficiently * Ensure accurate rail car ...
General Laborer - Terminal Operator
May 3
Joliet, IL, USA
ITS Conglobal
Top Loaders, Hostlers, Cranes, etc. * Climbs up & down rail car ladders to lock & unlock intermodal containers * Drives Hostler (in railyard) to transport and store intermodal containers to & from ...
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