Locomotive Engineers

Workers in railroad occupations ensure that passenger and freight trains run on time and travel safely. Some workers drive trains, some coordinate the activities of the trains, and others operate signals and switches in the rail yard.

$60,990

Median US Salary

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Locomotive Engineers

Currently employed

35,680

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

-3%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

Declining

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Locomotive Engineers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Washington $86,480

District of Columbia $82,250

Delaware $81,640

New Mexico $80,600

Wyoming $80,440

California $79,480

South Dakota $76,960

New York $74,040

New Jersey $70,800

Illinois $68,730

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Maxxing your 401k as Locomotive Engineers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

31.2%

Per paycheck

$731.88

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $2,345.77
Pre Tax Retirement $731.88
Before Taxes $1,613.89
Taxes $484.17
Take Home $1,129.72

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