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Train Dispatcher Salary
in Maryland, United States

$46,184 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Train Dispatcher is $46,184 a year and $22 an hour in Maryland, United States. The average salary range for a Train Dispatcher is between $34,392 and $56,005. 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 Maryland, United States.

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Job Summary

  • 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.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2023:
5 Year Change:
16 %



Train Dispatcher Job Listings for Maryland, United States

Dispatch Manager
Dec 4
Baltimore, MD, USA
Warehousing & Transportation Company
Negotiable Job Overview The function of the Dispatcher is to provide leadership, management and ... You will plan, coach, train, coordinate and develop the activities of the drivers along with ...
Dispatcher (Entry-Level)
Nov 5
Baltimore, MD, USA
Logistics Company
As Dispatcher, you will be the operation's conductor and support system responsible for maintaining ongoing communication with delivery teams, clients, and customers in order to address and resolve ...
Dispatcher Needed in Baltimore ASAP!
Nov 2
Baltimore, MD, USA
Tradesmax Staffing
Previous Dispatch Experience Required! Must be an out spoken person and not timid. Must be use to working in a Day Labor Hall Setting. Must be available to start immediately! Must live in the ...
Dec 2
Cumberland, MD, USA
Allegany County Department of Human Resources
DISPATCHER I 911 JOINT COMMUNICATIONS CENTER ALLEGANY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES SUMMARY: This is entry-level emergency communications work. An employee in this class answers 911 calls ...
Nov 1
BALTIMORE, United States
First Transit
Our dispatchers are an integral part of daily operations. Dispatchers assure all routes are filled as assigned and bus operators are provided with timely instructions and responses to requests for ...