How much does a Locomotive Engineer make in the United States? The average Locomotive Engineer salary in the United States is $74,823 as of October 27, 2022, but the range typically falls between $61,812 and $92,022. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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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 2022 View full job description

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