Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters (53-4031)

Coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within railroad yard, industrial plant, or similar location. Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight trains. Yardmasters review train schedules and switching orders and coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains and yard switching.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 33 34 3.03 1 3 4
United States 39500 39000 0.0 800 2900 3700
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2021 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
United States 32.21 23.54 29.43 30.75 37.36 39.64

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.