What Is the Average Salary of a Railroad Engineer?


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According to May 2014 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the average annual salary for a railroad or locomotive engineer was $57,000. In the rail transportation employment sector, the average was slightly higher at $57,160 per year. Local government employees made $66,100 annually in this position.

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Pay varies geographically, with the state of Washington offering the highest average pay for railroad engineers at $71,770 per year. Mississippi was next with average annual pay at $64,580. Kentucky was the third-highest paying state with an average of $63,980 per year. Delaware followed with an average annual salary of $63,750, followed by Arizona at $62,770 per year.

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