Locomotive engineer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Locomotive engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alabama $63,360
Arkansas $64,360
Arizona $61,850
California $77,590
Delaware $84,870
Florida $60,660
Georgia $55,400
Iowa $68,110
Idaho $59,510
Illinois $71,557
Indiana $59,180
Kansas $72,370
Kentucky $56,190
Louisiana $59,800
Massachusetts $63,030
Maryland $65,060
Maine $63,100
Michigan $61,070
Minnesota $61,580
Missouri $67,360
Mississippi $64,730
Montana $61,270
North Carolina $57,620
Nebraska $62,100
New Hampshire $47,260
New Jersey $59,510
New Mexico $75,600
Nevada $58,250
New York $84,340
Ohio $61,020
Oklahoma $49,850
Oregon $59,370
Pennsylvania $69,910
South Carolina $60,410
South Dakota $80,130
Tennessee $63,760
Texas $59,710
Utah $55,960
Virginia $64,830
Washington $90,250
Wisconsin $60,260
West Virginia $59,570
Wyoming $83,500

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 shipmates but more than flight attendants.

Career Median Salary
Shipmate salary $72K
Civil engineer salary $76K
Ship engineer salary $75K
Freight and cargo inspector salary $76K
Mechanical engineer salary $72K
Locomotive engineer salary $67K
Transit police officer salary $72K
Geodesist salary $63K
Power engineer salary $62K
Flight attendant salary $56K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)