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Locomotive Engineers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $37.80
Statewide median: $24.25


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Locomotive Engineers *

Area Low Median High
$31.47 $37.31 $43.50
$32.71 $37.80 $37.89

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 740 workers employed in this very small career.

Where do Locomotive Engineers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in very low demand.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 451 new Locomotive Engineers to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Locomotive Engineers
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 26,500 27,900 1,500 5.6%
Minnesota 533 523 -10 -1.9%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.


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