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Railroad Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$55,224 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railroad Engineer is $55,224 a year and $27 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Railroad Engineer is between $40,506 and $67,473. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Railroad Engineer. 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

  • Designs railroad and street railway tracks, terminals, yards, and other facilities and directs and coordinates construction and relocation of facilities: plans roadbed, rail size, and curves to meet train speed and load requirements.
  • Directs, through subordinate supervisors, construction of bridges, culverts, buildings, and other structures.
  • Directs track and roadway maintenance.
  • Surveys traffic problems related to street railway system and recommends grade revisions, additional trackage, use of heavier power, and other changes to relieve congestion and reduce hazards.
Railroad Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Locomotive Engineers

Job family population: 35,680

Estimated population of Railroad Engineer jobs: 2,269

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...

Railroad Engineer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Ruby on Rails Developer
Jun 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Yoh Staffing Solutions
We are seeking a Ruby On Rails Developer to join our team! You will develop and implement unique web-based applications. Responsibilities: * Design, create, and modify websites * Convert written ...
Ruby on Rails Developer
Jun 18
Schaumburg, United States
Aptude, Inc.
Title Ruby on Rails Developer Location Schaumburg, IL Duration of Contract 6 months JD Looking for the strong Rails developer Github Rails Redux
Ruby on Rails developer
Apr 26
Chicago, United States
Prodware Solutions
Job Title Ruby on Rails developer Location Chicago IL Type 6+ Months Phone and F2F interview (Mandatory) Required Skills Strong experience with Ruby on Rails The Ruby on Rails Developer should have ...
Ruby on Rails Developer
May 24
Chicago, IL, USA
... Engineering or a related subject · 5-7 years working experience in developing applications with Ruby on Rails · Proven working experience in software development · Demonstrable knowledge of ...
Railroad Conductor/ Engineer
Apr 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Pullman Sugar
Summary/Objective Coordinate activities of switch‐engine crew within railroad yard, industrial ... Must conduct daily checklist of TRACKMOBILE inspection. (Engineer only) * Responsible for daily ...
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