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Railroad Track Inspector Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$83,200 (USD)

Average Salary

$40/hr

Average Hourly

$6,282

Average Bonus

Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Railroad Track Inspector is $83,200 a year and $40 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Railroad Track Inspector is between $58,318 and $103,263. 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

Description:
  • Inspects and monitors functions of railroad track and structures in an assigned territory to ensure compliance with Federal safety and health regulations.
  • Creates and leads implementation of an inspection program to provide the greatest coverage of the railroad track network.
  • Operates a track geometry car (automated track inspection vehicle) that measures position, curvature, alignment of the track, smoothness, and the cross-level of the two rails; and detects, locates, and evaluates deviations.
  • Performs on-ground inspections of defects to determine the how serious the problems are, and determines the best way to correct them.
  • Communicates track conditions to appropriate management so repairs can be scheduled.
Railroad Track Inspector Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Transportation Inspectors

Job family population: 30,030

Estimated population of Railroad Track Inspector jobs: 243

Rate of error: 4.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$96,452
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

About Chicago, Illinois

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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 Track Inspector Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Railroad Conductor/ Engineer
Apr 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Pullman Sugar
Must be able to climb ladders, board and/or ride freight cars, operate track switches, inspect cars ... Must use sound judgment when complying and interrupting railroad rules, regulations, and ...
Project Manager I (Facility)
May 30
Crown Point, IN, USA
Buckeye Partners
PROJECT MANAGER I/II (Facility) Founded in 1886, Buckeye Partners has a proven track record of ... rail asset inspections, and winterization efforts). · Project Implementation. Manage ...
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