Salary for Transit and Railroad Police

Also known as:  Railroad Detective, Railroad Police Officer, Track Patrol, Transit Authority Police, Transit Police Officer

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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 will most likely earn wages that can range from 40000 and 60000 based on experience. Transit and Railroad Police can get wages of Fifty Nine Thousand dollars each year.

Transit and Railroad Police receive the highest compensation in New Jersey, where they can earn average job salaries of approximately $83460.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 24.55 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Transit and Railroad Police tend to make the most in the following industries
Transportation and Warehousing $59,000
Public Administration $54,470
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Public Administration $54,470
Transportation and Warehousing $59,000
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