Salary for Transit and Railroad Police

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Also known as:  Railroad Detective, Railroad Police Officer, Track Patrol, Transit Authority Police, Transit Police Officer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

Transit and railroad police are responsible for the safety of railroads, passengers, railroad employees as well as transit equipment. Daily duties include patrolling railroad stations, yards and cars to ensure safety measures are met and criminal violations are avoided. Additionally, these individuals will be accountable for investigating freight thefts and equipment damage and producing the appropriate follow-up reports. They must be diligent in their efforts to maintain equipment and railway integrity, and are expected to be innovative in their efforts to create damage and theft prevention strategies. An associate's degree or related vocational training alongside on-the-job training is a minimum requirement for employment in this professional post.

A Transit or Railroad Police usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $44,520 to $99,050 depending on experience and talent. will most likely receive an average wage of seventy-one thousand dollars per year.

have the best average pay in Ohio, where they receive pay levels, on average, of just about $77,840. Employees who work in this job make the greatest compensation in Transportation and Warehousing, where they receive compensation, on average, of $73,760.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 55.71 percent nationwide in that time.


Transit and Railroad Police tend to make the most in the following industries:

Transportation and Warehousing
Public Administration

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Public Administration
Transportation and Warehousing