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Locomotive Engineers


Drive trains to transport passengers or freight.

Locomotive Engineers drive electric, diesel-electric, or gas-turbine-electric trains. They may transport passengers or cargo. They must follow railroad rules and regulations.

Wages $41.17 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Poor
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Transportation Operations
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