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Locomotive Engineers


Earnings for locomotive engineers are negotiated in union contracts. The earnings depend on the class of locomotive operated, the kind of service in which the engineer is employed, and the amount of seniority he or she has. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median annual earnings of locomotive engineers were $62,100 in May 2018. Wages ranged from less than $43,050 to more than $95,140.

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