Career Outlook for Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

Also known as:  Freight Conductor, Passenger Car Conductor, Train Conductor, Yard Conductor
The overall job outlook for Railroad Conductor or Yardmaster careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 6.47 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 1.29 percent per year. Demand for Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters is expected to go up, with an expected 6,070 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.77 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters in the following states
New York 5,220
Illinois 3,290
Pennsylvania 2,410
California 2,210
Ohio 1,370
Missouri 1,310
Georgia 1,040
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
Vermont 40
Maine 80
Montana 160
Idaho 220
Oklahoma 250
Colorado 370
New Mexico 370