Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

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.

$50,150

Median US Salary

High school diploma or equivalent

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Currently employed

6,140

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

-3%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

Declining

Estimated over the next 10 years

Median Salary by State for Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

Massachusetts $78,430

New York $63,150

Indiana $58,960

Iowa $56,160

Alabama $55,600

Nebraska $54,960

Minnesota $54,650

Florida $54,560

Ohio $54,390

Tennessee $53,910

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Cities with the most jobs for Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

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Maxxing your 401k as Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

37.9%

Per paycheck

$731.03

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $1,928.85
Pre Tax Retirement $731.03
Before Taxes $1,197.82
Taxes $359.35
Take Home $838.47

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