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Conductor
$46K-$56K / yr. (est.)
$46K
$51,179 / year
$56K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Conductor

What does a Conductor do?

As conductors, we oversee the loading and unloading of cargo. Our job involves working on trains that cover long, national routes, or only locally or regionally. As conductors, we facilitate the day-by-day exercises of train groups. On cargo trains, we are in charge of making sure cargo is loaded and unloaded in a proper way. On passenger trains, we are responsible for maintaining a safe environment for passengers. Also, we coordinate the daily activities of train crews.

Core tasks:

  • supervising stacking/dumping of payload
  • managing protected and methodical vehicle of travelers
  • checking traveler's tickets
  • taking installments from travelers

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Conductor?
On average, people work 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Conductor.
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NurseHouston, TX - 11 months ago
Lol becoming a Conductor after being a Nurse? Sounds like a strange career change to me!
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WriterSeattle, WA - 11 months ago
โœ As a writer, maybe I should try being a Conductor for some inspiration!
How Long Do Conductor Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Conductors works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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Choir DirectorSan Francisco, CA - 11 months ago
A choir conductor not only directs singers but also brings forth the emotional power of music. It's an art form! ๐ŸŽต
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8 months ago
Being an AC Electrical Conductor can be an intense even though you may be permanently assigned to a specific location. This is usually a lifetime position.
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Conductor Employees?
Moderate job changes in Conductor, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Fashion DesignerNew York City, NY - 11 months ago
๐Ÿ™„ Oh please, being a Conductor is so monotonous! There's no excitement or creativity involved!
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Naturopathic DoctorSan Francisco, CA - 11 months ago
๐Ÿ‘จ I don't understand why anyone would choose to be a Conductor when they could help save lives as a doctor!

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Conductor's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Conductor typically studied at.
Community College of the Air Force
Indiana University-Bloomington

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Conductor Employees?
Gender ratio in Conductor position: 0.863238007380074 Male and 0.136761992619926 Female. Age ratio in Conductor position: 16-20: 14%, 21-30: 56%, 31-40: 19%, 41-50: 7%, 51-60: 3%, 60+: 1%. Conductor position is predominantly male (86.3%) with the largest age group being 21-30 years old, followed by 31-40 years old.
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ConductorPhiladelphia, PA - 11 months ago
Yeah, but it's still unfair that the older folks are getting left behind. Not cool. ๐Ÿ˜ 
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ConductorSan Francisco, CA - 11 months ago
Age ain't nothin' but a number, man. Experience matters, even if you're older. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Conductor?
Top employers of Conductor position: Amtrak, BNSF Railway, CSX. People who work in Conductor position most typically go on to work for the Amtrak.
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ConductorNew York City, NY - 11 months ago
CSX vs Amtrak is a tough choice, but honestly, it depends on your priorities. Both have their pros and cons.
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ConductorSan Francisco, CA - 11 months ago
I can't believe you all are ignoring Union Pacific! They may not be listed here, but they are a major player in the industry and have amazing opportunities for conductors.
Amtrak
BNSF Railway
CSX
What Industries Does Conductor Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Conductor: Transportation & Warehousing, Arts / Entertainment / Recreation, Publishing & Broadcasting, Education, Manufacturing. Conductor employees most likely come from a Transportation & Warehousing industry background.
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ConductorHouston, TX - 11 months ago
Y'all think conductin' is easy? Well, try controllin' a train in this Texas heat while keepin' everyone safe. It ain't no walk in the park!
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ConductorSeattle, WA - 11 months ago
Being a Conductor in the Emerald City has its challenges, but seeing the beautiful sights along the route makes it all worthwhile. ๐ŸŒฒ

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Discussion about Conductor

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Is Conductor a female or male dominated profession?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Mostly men choose this job, but women also choose this.
What is the most common age of a Conductor?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
People working as a Conductor are 28 old on average.
Do I need a lot of experience to be a Conductor?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
You should work for 6 years on average to become a Conductor.
What industries does a Conductor typically work in?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Transportation & Warehousing is the most frequent for a Conductor.
Do I need a degree to work as a Conductor?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Most people have No higher education
Which company are you working for as a Conductor?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
If you are a Conductor you should definitely apply for Amtrak, BNSF Railway, CSX, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific Railroad
How many years do people spend as a Conductor in their career path?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
More than 5 years is the typical lifespan for a Conductor.
How common is it for a Conductor to jump from company to company?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
The job hopper score is medium for a Conductor.
What jobs do people work in before becoming a Conductor?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Music Director, Music Teacher or Police Officer are the typical prior positions for a Conductor
Working as a Conductor what job titles should I consider to switch to?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Music Director, Locomotive Engineer or Yardmaster can be a good next step
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