Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster

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October 30, 2016

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Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Job Description

Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight train. Coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location. Yardmasters coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains, yard switching, and review train schedules and switching orders.

Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster Salary Statistics as of 2015

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Average annual salary for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster is $50019 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest salary recorded was $77921. The lowest salary reported was $30638. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Median hourly wage for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster is $17.285 based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2015. The highest hourly rate recorded was $24.57. The lowest hourly rate recorded was $10. These figures will vary on a state to state basis as these are averages across all 50 states.

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Bonuses for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster are based on the years of experience using statistics from the U.S. as of 2015. The average bonus recorded was $5000 from people with 15+ years of experience. The average bonus recorded was $1100 from people with under 1 year of experience.

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These are the highest paying states for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
Alabama – n/a
California – n/a
Illinois – n/a
Minnesota – n/a
New York – $33,500 – $75,000

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These are the highest paying cities for a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster. These numbers are based off the median annual salary as of 2015.
Chicago, Illinois –
Birmingham, Alabama –

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This chart outlines the average annual salary of a Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster from the past 5 years. In 2015 the average annual salary was $50019 while in 2007 it was just $46386.74

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Gender Statistics

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Based on our stats gathered across the U.S. 93% of Railroad Conductor or Yardmasters were males while 7% were females. These numbers are based on averages across all states combined. Some individual states may have a much different ratio however.

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