Average Conductor Salary
$47,000 yearly
$22.97 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$37,000
10 %
$47,000
Median
$60,000
90 %
What Is The Average Conductor Salary?
The average conductor salary is $47,769 per year, or $22.97 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $37,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $60,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New Jersey, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, and Alaska provide the highest conductor salaries.

Average Conductor Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where conductors earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Conductor average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$39,258
$18.87
Alaska
$51,174
$24.60
Arizona
$47,918
$23.04
Arkansas
$40,287
$19.37
California
$51,053
$24.54
Colorado
$45,101
$21.68
Connecticut
$48,584
$23.36
Delaware
$47,774
$22.97
District of Columbia
$46,429
$22.32
Florida
$39,222
$18.86
Georgia
$39,418
$18.95
Hawaii
$52,725
$25.35
Idaho
$47,894
$23.03
Illinois
$51,831
$24.92
Indiana
$45,685
$21.96
Iowa
$51,629
$24.82
Kansas
$49,536
$23.82
Kentucky
$33,512
$16.11
Louisiana
$40,110
$19.28
Maine
$48,688
$23.41
Maryland
$46,784
$22.49
Massachusetts
$48,127
$23.14
Michigan
$44,796
$21.54
Minnesota
$46,255
$22.24
Mississippi
$41,380
$19.89
Missouri
$44,637
$21.46
Montana
$47,007
$22.60
Nebraska
$46,075
$22.15
Nevada
$48,126
$23.14
New Hampshire
$47,660
$22.91
New Jersey
$55,328
$26.60
New Mexico
$42,083
$20.23
New York
$46,956
$22.57
North Carolina
$43,396
$20.86
North Dakota
$49,233
$23.67
Ohio
$45,129
$21.70
Oklahoma
$41,293
$19.85
Oregon
$46,592
$22.40
Pennsylvania
$46,761
$22.48
Rhode Island
$48,568
$23.35
South Carolina
$40,907
$19.67
South Dakota
$46,207
$22.21
Tennessee
$40,167
$19.31
Texas
$40,271
$19.36
Utah
$46,550
$22.38
Vermont
$47,021
$22.61
Virginia
$46,377
$22.30
Washington
$48,935
$23.53
West Virginia
$45,650
$21.95
Wisconsin
$47,768
$22.97
Wyoming
$44,114
$21.21

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Highest Paying Cities For Conductor

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Jersey City, NJ
$55,438
$26.65
Grand Forks, ND
$49,770
$23.93
Tacoma, WA
$48,962
$23.54
Boston, MA
$48,131
$23.14
New York, NY
$47,103
$22.65
Detroit, MI
$44,797
$21.54

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Average Conductor Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $47,800
    $22.97
    +4.2%
    2020
    $45,800
    $22.01
    +4.7%
    2019
    $43,600
    $20.98
    +2.7%
    2018
    $42,500
    $20.41
    +2.1%
    2017
    $41,600
    $19.99
    -2.4%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Switchman

    Avg. salary: $42,393

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    Which Companies Pay Conductors The Most?

    To earn a high income as a conductor, working for Science Applications International .. or CRST International might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Westminster College and City of Tacoma report highly competitive wages for conductors.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Conductor SalaryConductor Salary Range
    1Science Applications International ...
    4.9
    $68,016
    $35k
    $72k
    2CRST International
    4.5
    $53,584
    $35k
    $72k
    3Westminster College
    4.3
    $50,102
    $35k
    $72k
    4City of Tacoma
    4.4
    $47,711
    $35k
    $72k
    5Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
    3.6
    $47,630
    $35k
    $72k
    6Watco Companies
    4.3
    $47,554
    $35k
    $72k

    Recently Added Conductor Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Conductores Locales Cliente Dedicado Gana
    Richmond, VA
    08/05/2021
    $57,000
    08/05/2021
    Conductores Locales Cliente Dedicado Gana
    Reading, PA
    08/05/2021
    $78,000
    08/05/2021
    Conductores Locales Cliente Dedicado Gana
    Devens, MA
    08/05/2021
    $78,000
    08/05/2021
    Conductores Locales Cliente Dedicado Gana
    Lakeland, FL
    08/05/2021
    $57,000
    08/05/2021
    Conductores Locales Cliente Dedicado Gana
    Oxnard, CA
    08/05/2021
    $78,000
    08/05/2021
    Conductores Locales Cliente Dedicado Gana
    Peoria, IL
    08/05/2021
    $65,000
    08/05/2021
    Conductores Locales Cliente Dedicado Gana
    Bode, IA
    08/05/2021
    $65,000
    08/05/2021
    Conductores Locales Cliente Dedicado Gana
    Decherd, TN
    08/04/2021
    $78,000
    08/04/2021
    Conductor
    Baltimore, MD
    08/04/2021
    $52,000
    08/04/2021
    Conductores Locales Cliente Dedicado Gana
    Nunez, GA
    08/04/2021
    $78,000
    08/04/2021

    Average Conductor Salary by Demographic

    Conductor Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $47,784
    female-income
    Female Income
    $47,400
    Median Conductor Income by Race
    Asian conductors have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american conductors have the lowest average salary at $45,321.
    $52,000
    $50,000
    $48,000
    $46,000
    $44,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$46,499
    White$48,472
    Black or African American$45,321
    Asian$51,188
    Hispanic or Latino$46,481
    Average Conductor Salary by Education Level
    Conductors with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $52,318 annually. With a Bachelors degree, conductors earn a median annual income of $51,791 compared to $47,784 for conductors with an High School Diploma degree.
    $53,000
    $51,000
    $49,000
    $47,000
    $45,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$47,784
    Master's Degree$52,318
    Bachelor's Degree$51,791
    Some College/ Associate Degree$46,488