Locomotive engineer earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Locomotive engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Delaware $84,870
Arkansas $81,910
Kansas $81,910
Missouri $81,910
Oregon $81,910
Texas $81,910
Wisconsin $81,880
Nebraska $81,860
Wyoming $81,860
California $81,820
Ohio $81,680
Minnesota $81,530
Colorado $81,240
Virginia $80,980
New Mexico $80,740
South Dakota $80,130
Montana $80,070
Idaho $79,600
Oklahoma $79,580
Georgia $79,070
Kentucky $78,820
North Dakota $78,670
North Carolina $77,240
West Virginia $75,930
Tennessee $73,600
Washington $73,300
Iowa $71,690
Illinois $71,557
New York $64,220
Maryland $63,960
Indiana $63,840
Pennsylvania $63,310
New Jersey $63,190
Maine $63,100
Massachusetts $63,030
Florida $62,790
Mississippi $59,950
Louisiana $59,800
Nevada $58,250
Utah $55,960
Alabama $51,590
South Carolina $49,620
Arizona $49,100
Michigan $48,760
New Hampshire $47,260

How do locomotive engineer salaries compare to similar careers?

Locomotive engineers earn 8% less than similar careers in Mississippi. On average, they make less than freight and cargo inspectors but more than truck drivers.

Career Median Salary
Freight and cargo inspector salary $61K
Customs broker salary $62K
Aircraft mechanic salary $71K
Logistician salary $62K
Industrial engineering technician salary $59K
Locomotive engineer salary $60K
Geodesist salary $48K
Power engineer salary $48K
Ship loader salary $41K
Truck driver salary $47K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)