|Quick Facts: Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters|
$49,770 per year
$23.93 per hour
|High school diploma or equivalent|
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|5% (Slower than average)|
Conductors and yardmasters coordinate the daily activities of both freight and passenger train crews. Conductors work on the train. Yardmasters work in the rail yard.
Most conductors and yardmasters work in the rail transportation industry.
Employers of conductors and yardmasters generally require a high school diploma and several months of on-the-job training.
The median annual wage of conductors and yardmasters was $49,770 in May 2010.
Employment of railroad conductors and yardmasters is projected to grow 5 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average of all occupations. Population growth and an increase in global trade will increase demand for railroad conductors and yardmasters.
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