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Railroad Patroller Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$63,326 (USD)

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Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railroad Patroller is $63,326 a year and $30 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Railroad Patroller is between $45,933 and $77,759. 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

  • Guards, patrols, and polices railroad yards, stations, and other facilities to protect company property.
  • Examines credentials of persons desiring entrance to unauthorized areas.
  • Patrols yards to apprehend unauthorized persons and remove them from yard.
  • Walks about stations or terminal to maintain order.
  • Polices right-of-way to prevent dumping of rubbish on company grounds.
  • Arrests persons dumping rubbish on grounds.
  • Cooperates with local law enforcement agencies in apprehending trespassers or thieves.
  • May record seal numbers of boxcars containing high pilferage items, such as cigarettes and liquor, and verify record with electronic data processing list of original seal and car numbers to detect pilfered cars.
  • May seal empty boxcars by twisting nails in door hasps, using nail twister.
  • May be designated according to assigned post.
Railroad Patroller Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Transit and Railroad Police

Job family population: 5,520

Estimated population of Railroad Patroller jobs: 2,613

Rate of error: 7.1%

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 2,716,450 (2017), 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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