The salary statistics of railroad conductors and yardmasters are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of railroad conductors and yardmasters within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The railroad conductors and yardmasters 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 railroad conductors and yardmasters. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) railroad conductors and yardmasters is $76,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,770. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,220. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 100% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
|Year||Average Annual Salary||Growth (%)|
Table 2 shows the salary trend for railroad conductors and yardmasters from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 10.05%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.49%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 1.52% in 2012 and a sizable growth of 8.26% in 2011.
|Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters|| |
|Subway and Streetcar Operators|| |
|Other Rail Transportation Workers|| |
|Locomotive Engineers and Operators|| |
|Locomotive Engineers|| |
|Locomotive Firers|| |
|Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers|| |
From the above tables we note that not only railroad conductors and yardmasters 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 railroad conductors and yardmasters in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,640 to $61,830. The highest paying state for railroad conductors and yardmasters is Mississippi with a median annual salary of $61,830. The lowest paying state is New Hampshire with a median annual salary of $36,640. For more salary information of railroad conductors and yardmasters profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|New Hampshire|| |