How much does a Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters make in the United States? The average Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters salary in the United States is $50,511 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $41,007 and $61,336. 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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Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters supervises and coordinates activities of switch-engine crew engaged in switching railroad cars within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location to facilitate loading and unloading of trains. Required to complete specific trade school courses and possess necessary certifications. Being a Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters is familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Works under general supervision. Additionally, Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters typically reports to a supervisor/manager. (Copyright 2022 View full job description

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