Locomotive engineer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Locomotive engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Washington $90,250
Wyoming $83,500
California $77,590
South Dakota $80,130
New York $84,340
Kansas $72,370
New Mexico $75,600
Maryland $65,060
Delaware $84,870
Illinois $71,557
Massachusetts $63,030
Pennsylvania $69,910
Missouri $67,360
Iowa $68,110
Tennessee $63,760
Virginia $64,830
Nebraska $62,100
Arkansas $64,360
Arizona $61,850
Minnesota $61,580
Texas $59,710
Ohio $61,020
Michigan $61,070
Montana $61,270
Alabama $63,360
Wisconsin $60,260
Florida $60,660
New Jersey $59,510
West Virginia $59,570
Indiana $59,180
South Carolina $60,410
Idaho $59,510
Oregon $59,370
North Carolina $57,620
Kentucky $56,190
Utah $55,960
Georgia $55,400
Oklahoma $49,850
New Hampshire $47,260

How do locomotive engineer salaries compare to similar careers?

Locomotive engineers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than logisticians but more than aircraft mechanics.

Career Median Salary
Logistician salary $70K
Ship engineer salary $71K
Freight and cargo inspector salary $74K
Transit police officer salary $74K
Engineer salary $61K
Locomotive engineer salary $62K
Geodesist salary $63K
Avionics technician salary $60K
Power engineer salary $60K
Aircraft mechanic salary $57K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)