Locomotive Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does a Locomotive Engineer make in the United States? The average Locomotive Engineer salary in the United States is $70,685 as of September 26, 2019, but the range typically falls between $58,393 and $86,933. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Locomotive Engineer drives electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine electric locomotives to transport freight and/or passengers between stations. May be required to complete specific trade school courses and possess necessary certifications. Being a Locomotive Engineer is familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Additionally, Locomotive Engineer performs a variety of complicated tasks. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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