Information About Railroad Conductors And Yardmasters

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Training

Railroad conductors and yardmasters need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Railroad conductors and yardmasters
Training for Railroad Conductors And Yardmasters
Percent
Less than High School 2.4
High School 37.8
Some College 35.2
Associates Degree 11.0
Bachelors Degree 12.4
Masters Degree 0.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.3

Employment

Represents about 41,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 2,000 more railroad conductors and yardmasters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 17,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, railroad conductors and yardmasters make $27.03 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Railroad conductors and yardmasters $18.80 $21.40 $25.90 $32.20 $38.80
Transportation and material moving occupations $8.52 $10.00 $13.80 $19.20 $26.30
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, railroad conductors and yardmasters make $56,230 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Railroad conductors and yardmasters $39,190 $44,580 $53,880 $67,140 $80,820
Transportation and material moving occupations $17,730 $20,860 $28,760 $39,990 $54,860
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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