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Transportation, Logistics & Distribution

Locomotive Engineers

Drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport passengers or freight.

Salary Breakdown

Locomotive Engineers

Average

$71,230

ANNUAL

$34.25

HOURLY

Entry Level

$45,810

ANNUAL

$22.02

HOURLY

Mid Level

$74,550

ANNUAL

$35.84

HOURLY

Expert Level

$91,050

ANNUAL

$43.78

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Locomotive Engineers

1,230

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Locomotive Engineers


Top Expected Tasks

Locomotive Engineers


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Locomotive Engineers

Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.

KNOWLEDGE

Transportation

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Education and Training

KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Critical Thinking

ABILITY

Far Vision

ABILITY

Selective Attention

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Response Orientation

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity


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