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Railroad Conductors

Overview

Railroad conductors supervise trains and train crews on passenger trains, on freight trains, or in the rail yards. They are responsible for keeping track of the train's operating instructions and of its makeup and cargo. There are approximately 42,330 railroad conductors and yardmasters employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Hands On

Outgoing

Realistic

Career Ladder
Foreman or Crew Management Center Dispatcher

Railroad Conductor

Substitute Conductor

Messenger or Braker