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Diesel Locomotive Engineer Salary

How much does a Diesel Locomotive Engineer make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Diesel Locomotive Engineer

$72,238 (USD)/yr

$35 (USD)/hr

$1,640 (USD)/yr

$71,337 (USD)/yr

$34 (USD)/hr

$1,640 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Drives electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine-electric locomotive. Understands and follows train orders, train signals, and railroad rules and regulations, to transport passengers or freight. Inspects locomotive before run to verify specified fuel, sand, water, and other supplies. Ensures departure time from station or terminal is in accordance with time schedule, synchronizing watch with that of other railroad personnel.
The average diesel locomotive engineer salary in United States is $72,238 or an equivalent hourly rate of $35. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $1,640. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$51,883 (USD)

$89,068 (USD)

Education

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Salary Potential

$83,743 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Diesel Locomotive Engineer will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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