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Highest Paying Industries for Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

The top 13 highest paying industries for railroad conductors and yardmasters (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $57,370, public sector -- federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit is the highest paying industry for railroad conductors and yardmasters. It is followed by federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry (average annual salary $57,370). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of railroad conductors and yardmasters in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 13 Highest Paying Industries for Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,370
2,910
2 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$57,370
2,910
3 Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,370
2,910
4 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,310
2,880
5 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,310
2,880
6 Urban Transit Systems
$54,410
30
7 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
$54,410
30
8 Rail Transportation
$54,370
39,460
9 Transportation and Warehousing
$54,190
39,910
10 Support Activities for Transportation
$36,650
270
11 Support Activities for Rail Transportation
$36,340
260
12 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land
$27,270
90
13 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation
$27,270
90
See also: Highest paying cities for railroad conductors and yardmasters.