Locomotive Engineer salary in the United States

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Based on 2,122 income tax records
Average salary by age
How much do Locomotive Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Locomotive Engineer is $93,000 per year. This is based on data from 2,122 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Locomotive Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Locomotive Engineer salary can vary between $45,000 to $136,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Locomotive Engineer salary by location

Locomotive Engineer salary by company

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Union Pacific Railroad, Tarrant County, TX
12 income tax records
$82K – $116K
Bnsf Railway Company, Randall County, TX
14 income tax records
$88K – $154K
Long Island Rail Road, Suffolk County, NY
16 income tax records
$67K – $125K

Locomotive Engineer demographics in United States

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37% are single
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63% are married
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49% have kids
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69% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Locomotive Engineers in United States

2,122 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a locomotive engineer in the United States is $93,000 per year. Locomotive engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $45,000 to $136,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 2,122 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as locomotive engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for locomotive engineers in the United States: Union Pacific Railroad ($106,500 a year), Bnsf Railway Company ($106,000 a year), and Long Island Rail Road ($104,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for locomotive engineers in the United States: Poughkeepsie Metro Area, NY ($129,000 a year), Los Angeles Metro Area, CA ($113,500 a year), and Albuquerque Metro Area, NM ($111,500 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.