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Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $28.97
Statewide median: $18.65


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters *

Area Low Median High
$21.89 $26.77 $32.02
$22.58 $28.97 $35.13

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 550 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters most often work?


Current Demand

No data available.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 230 new Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters to meet market demand between 2012-2022. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
  Employment Employment Change
2012 2022 Number Percent
U S 43,800 42,500 -1,300 -2.9%
Minnesota 771 713 -58 -7.5%
  2012 2022 Number Percent

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