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Locomotive Engineers

Drive trains to transport passengers or freight.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$38.62 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  5.6%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Inspect locomotives or other railroad equipment.
  • Operate locomotives or other rail vehicles.
  • Monitor equipment gauges or displays to ensure proper operation.
  • Monitor loading processes to ensure they are performed properly.
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Job Title Examples:

Railcar Switcher
Transportation Specialist

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