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Locomotive Engineer Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for locomotive engineers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of locomotive engineers among Washington areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Locomotive Engineers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$54,660
25th Percentile Wage
$73,910
50th Percentile Wage
$86,480
75th Percentile Wage
$95,080
90th Percentile Wage
$100,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for locomotive engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $100,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $86,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $54,660.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of locomotive engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$86,480
2.16% 2.16%
2016
$84,610
2.73% -
2015
$82,300
2.16% -
2014
$80,520
-5.08% -
2012
$84,610
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Locomotive Engineers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of locomotive engineers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of locomotive engineers in state of Washington ranges from $58,080 to $89,490. The highest paying area for locomotive engineers in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $89,490. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $88,540). The lowest paying area is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $58,080.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$89,490
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$88,540
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$58,080




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