Railroad Conductors And Yardmasters

Training Requirements for Railroad Conductors And Yardmasters

Railroad conductors and yardmasters need a high school diploma or equivalent and moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Railroad conductors and yardmasters
Percent
Less than High School 0.9
High School 35.6
Some College 37.3
Associates Degree 10.9
Bachelors Degree 13.7
Masters Degree 0.9
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.7

Employment Outlook for Railroad Conductors And Yardmasters

This represents about 45,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less railroad conductors and yardmasters but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 17,000 more.

Typical Income for Railroad Conductors And Yardmasters

Hourly Income

On average,railroad conductors and yardmasters make $27.99 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Railroad conductors and yardmasters $18.84 $22.69 $27.64 $32.67 $38.28
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
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, railroad conductors and yardmasters make $58,220 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Railroad conductors and yardmasters $39,180 $47,190 $57,480 $67,950 $79,620
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
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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