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Locomotive Engineers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages   This career pays well above the median wage.

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: $34.11
Statewide median: $21.49


This is a very high-wage career. It pays well above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Locomotive Engineers *

Area Low Median High
$28.00 $32.99 $43.53
$29.07 $34.11 $46.07

* "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 840 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 low demand.


Future Demand

This career is seeing low growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 900 new Locomotive Engineers to meet market demand between 2018-2028. 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
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 32,200 31,600 -600 -1.8%
Minnesota 942 961 19 2%

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