Diesel Engineers


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Diesel Engineers

Diesel Engineers - Wages & Trends

Most workers are paid according to miles traveled or hours worked, whichever leads to higher earnings. Those who have regular assignments earn more than those who work as substitutes. Regular engineers also have more opportunities to work overtime. In general, engineers who belong to a union earn more than non-union engineers.

Locomotive engineers who work full time usually receive benefits. Typical benefits include paid vacations, sick leave, life and health insurance, and a retirement plan.

Locomotive engineers (SOC 53-4011)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Wage data for this occupation are not available.
United States Hourly $26.90 $34.55 $40.73
Yearly $55,960 $71,870 $84,720

Rail yard engineers, dinkey operators, and hostlers (SOC 53-4013)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $27.86 $31.02 $35.73
Yearly $57,949 $64,530 $74,309
United States Hourly $20.35 $24.86 $31.24
Yearly $42,340 $51,720 $64,970

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.