How much does a Freight Conductor make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Freight Conductor in the United States is $31 as of October 27, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $28 and $35. Hourly rate 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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What is a Freight Conductor?

A Freight Conductor is a person who is employed by a railroad. The Freight Conductor is the lead employee assigned to a freight train, and is responsible for the smooth operation of the assignment, which includes reviewing schedules and maintaining communication with the train's crew members....

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These charts show the average hourly wage (core compensation), as well as the average total hourly cash compensation for the job of Freight Conductor in the United States. The average hourly rate for Freight Conductor ranges from $28 to $35 with the average hourly pay of $31. The total hourly cash compensation, which includes base and short-term incentives, can vary anywhere from $28 to $35 with the average total hourly cash compensation of $31.

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