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Train Engineer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$78,693 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Train Engineer is $78,693 a year and $38 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Train Engineer is between $56,519 and $97,028. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Train 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

  • Drives electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine-electric locomotive.
  • Understands and follows train orders, train signals, and railroad rules and regulations, to transport passengers or freight.
  • Inspects locomotive before run to verify specified fuel, sand, water, and other supplies.
  • Ensures departure time from station or terminal is in accordance with time schedule, synchronizing watch with that of other railroad personnel.
Train Engineer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Locomotive Engineers

Job family population: 35,680

Estimated population of Train Engineer jobs: 34,017

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...

Train Engineer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Customer Support Field Engineer (Level 1) - Will Train!
Jun 23
Chicago, IL, USA
Unified Power
... Engineer position may be a great fit for you! We at Unified Power will train you to become one of our many successful members of our Customer Support Field team! We are proud of our wholly-organic ...
SolidWorks Advanced Modeler / Engineering Trainee
May 29
Saint Charles, IL, USA
FC Lighting
Demonstrate ability to train engineers on advanced SolidWorks techniques for attaining superior model development Qualifications * Bachelor's Degree in mechanical engineering (BSME) preferred but not ...
Field Service Engineer - Machine Building/Installation
Jun 21
Chicago, IL, USA
Critical Fit Recruiting
Field Service Engineer - Machine Building/Installation - Chicagoland Area DESCRIPTION: The Field ... Train customers in machine/equipment operation and maintenance procedures. * Perform on-site ...
Cyber Threat Engineer -DIRECT CLIENT
Jun 20
Chicago, United States
Whiztek Corp
Position Cyber Threat Engineer UEBA (Exabeam) Engineer Reporting to Threat Monitoring Team Location ... train others Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines Thanks Regards ..! Annie Joy WHIZTEK ...
Senior Build and Release Engineer- DevOps
Jun 11
Chicago, United States
Zebra Technologies Corporation
We are searching for a DevSecOps engineer for our IT team to support our Engineering and Product ... willing to train others in procedures mastered as part of implementationsStrong knowledge of ...
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