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Transportation, Logistics & Distribution

Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Drive switching or other locomotive or dinkey engines within railroad yard, industrial plant, quarry, construction project, or similar location.

Salary Breakdown

Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

Average

$57,790

ANNUAL

$27.78

HOURLY

Entry Level

$46,140

ANNUAL

$22.19

HOURLY

Mid Level

$58,580

ANNUAL

$28.16

HOURLY

Expert Level

$67,220

ANNUAL

$32.32

HOURLY


Projected Jobs

Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

130

Projected job openings through 2028


Sample Career Roadmap

Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers


Top Expected Tasks

Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers

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

KNOWLEDGE

Transportation

KNOWLEDGE

Public Safety and Security

KNOWLEDGE

English Language

KNOWLEDGE

Telecommunications

KNOWLEDGE

Administration and Management

SKILL

Operation Monitoring

SKILL

Operation and Control

SKILL

Active Listening

SKILL

Speaking

SKILL

Monitoring

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

ABILITY

Oral Comprehension

ABILITY

Control Precision

ABILITY

Visual Color Discrimination

ABILITY

Oral Expression


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