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Earnings

Earnings for locomotive engineers are negotiated in union contracts. The earnings depend on the class of locomotive operated, the kind of service in which the engineer is employed, and the amount of seniority he or she has. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median annual earnings of locomotive engineers were $56,240 in May 2015. Wages ranged from less than $40,490 to more than $82,310.

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