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Train Dispatcher Salary

$44,578 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$682

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 19, 2019

The average pay for a Train Dispatcher is $44,578 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Train Dispatcher is between $33,196 and $54,058. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Train Dispatcher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Coordinates railroad traffic on specified section of line from ctc (centralized-traffic-control) unit that electrically activates track switches and signals: reads train orders and schedules to familiarize self with scheduled runs, destination of trains, times of arrivals and departures, and priority of trains.
  • Monitors ctc panelboard that indicates location of trains by lights that illuminate as train passes specified positions on run.
  • Operates controls to activate track switches and traffic signals.
  • Reroutes trains or signals locomotive engineer to stop train or change speed according to traffic conditions.
  • Talks by telephone with crewmembers to relay changes in train orders and schedules, and to receive notification of emergency stops, delays, or accidents.
  • Records time each train reaches specified point, time messages are given or received, and name of person giving or receiving message.
  • May chart train movements on graph to estimate arrival times at specified points.
  • May operate teletypewriter to transmit messages to freight offices or other points along line.
Train Dispatcher Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance

Job family population: 199,880

Estimated population of Train Dispatcher jobs: 3,224

Rate of error: 1.4%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$51,678
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Train Dispatcher Job Listings for United States

Dispatcher
Nov 15
Little Rock, AR, USA
Cynet Systems
Dispatcher Job Location: Little Rock, AR Job Type: Contract "W2 candidates are encouraged to apply ... Will train on proprietary software. * Tremendous amount of phone traffic - position and software ...
Dispatcher
Sep 25
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Glass America
Educate, train and maintain compliance with company standards. * Take the necessary actions to meet daily/weekly/monthly goals and objectives. * Effectively communicate to all subordinates. * Provide ...
Dispatcher/Load Planner
Nov 7
Moody, AL, USA
RangeWay Carriers
Now hiring a full-time dispatcher for our flatbed trucking company. We are looking to hire very ... train quickly Company Description RangeWay Carriers is a full service trucking company in the ...
Security Dispatcher Midnights
Oct 25
Warren, MI, USA
Alimar Security
SECURITY DISPATCHER needed for security firm in the 10 Mile/Schoenherr area. Dispatchers will be ... However, we will train the right candidate.
Trucking Dispatcher
Oct 20
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
PRG EMEA
The Trucking Dispatcher has responsibility for supporting the Operations Manager and the Logistics ... Ability to learn and use and train other users in PRG proprietary software; * Exceptional sense of ...

The average pay for a Train Dispatcher is $44,578 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Train Dispatcher is between $33,196 and $54,058. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Train Dispatcher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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