Training Requirements for Locomotive Firers

Locomotive firers need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Locomotive firers
Percent
Less than High School 2.4
High School 40.1
Some College 35.0
Associates Degree 10.9
Bachelors Degree 10.0
Masters Degree 1.0
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment Outlook for Locomotive Firers

This represents about 1,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 1,000 less locomotive firers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 0 more.

Typical Income for Locomotive Firers

Hourly Income

On average,locomotive firers make $30.65 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Locomotive firers $20.71 $23.56 $27.99 $40.97 $47.03
Transportation and material moving occupations $9.21 $10.91 $14.78 $20.76 $28.50
Rail transportation workers $18.78 $22.74 $27.76 $33.17 $39.02
Locomotive engineers and operators $19.43 $22.91 $27.47 $32.60 $41.72
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, locomotive firers make $63,750 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Locomotive firers $43,090 $49,010 $58,230 $85,220 $97,820
Transportation and material moving occupations $19,150 $22,680 $30,730 $43,170 $59,270
Rail transportation workers $39,060 $47,290 $57,740 $69,000 $81,170
Locomotive engineers and operators $40,420 $47,660 $57,130 $67,800 $86,780
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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