The salary statistics of locomotive engineers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of locomotive engineers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The locomotive engineers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2014 and published in May 2015 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for locomotive engineers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) locomotive engineers is $77,600. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,580. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 96% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for locomotive engineers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 16.88%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 1.97%. We also note that the average annual wage had a sizable growth of 5.87% in 2012 and a sizable growth of 5.90% in 2011.
|Locomotive Engineers|| |
|Locomotive Firers|| |
|Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers|| |
|Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators|| |
|Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters|| |
|Subway and Streetcar Operators|| |
|Other Rail Transportation Workers|| |
The average salaries of locomotive engineers in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for locomotive engineers occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $66,580. The lowest paying sector is the transportation and warehousing sector (annual salary $54,440).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
From the above tables we note that not only locomotive engineers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of locomotive engineers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $37,200 to $80,520. The highest paying state for locomotive engineers is Washington with a median annual salary of $80,520. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $37,200. For more salary information of locomotive engineers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |