Salary for Locomotive Firers

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Also known as:  Brakeman, Carman, Fireman, Locomotive Switch Operator, Railroad Brakeman, Railroad Switchman, Terminal Carman, Trainman

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Locomotive firers inspect and monitor locomotive instruments and watch for faulty machinery. This job can be dangerous, depending on the types of problems workers face while on the job and the tools they must use to fix them. These positions usually require a high school diploma. A commercial driver's license is usually required as well. Once hired, a new employee will need up to one year of formal training before beginning work.

A Locomotive Firer usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $35,430 to $73,620 depending on experience and domain knowledge. will normally get average salaries of fifty-five thousand eight hundred and ninety dollars per annum.

make the highest salary in New Jersey, where they can earn average pay scales of approximately $70,350. People working these jobs can get the best compensation in Public Administration, where they can receive normal pay levels of $74,450.

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INDUSTRIES

Locomotive Firers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$74,450
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,110
Manufacturing
$52,780

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Manufacturing
$52,780
Transportation and Warehousing
$55,110
Public Administration
$74,450