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There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a signalman. For example, did you know that they make an average of $29.76 an hour? That's $61,891 a year!

What Does a Signalman Do

When it comes to the most important skills required to be a signalman, we found that a lot of resumes listed 23.1% of signalmen included cdl, while 18.4% of resumes included heavy equipment, and 7.7% of resumes included fra. Hard skills like these are helpful to have when it comes to performing essential job responsibilities.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the signalman job title. But what industry to start with? Most signalmen actually find jobs in the transportation and retail industries.

How To Become a Signalman

If you're interested in becoming a signalman, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 14.8% of signalmen have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 3.0% of signalmen have master's degrees. Even though some signalmen have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

Choosing the right major is always an important step when researching how to become a signalman. When we researched the most common majors for a signalman, we found that they most commonly earn high school diploma degrees or associate degree degrees. Other degrees that we often see on signalman resumes include bachelor's degree degrees or diploma degrees.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a signalman. In fact, many signalman jobs require experience in a role such as technician. Meanwhile, many signalmen also have previous career experience in roles such as maintenance technician or electrician.

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Job Openings
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Job Openings

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Average Salary for a Signalman

Signalmen in America make an average salary of $61,891 per year or $30 per hour. The top 10 percent makes over $145,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent under $26,000 per year.
Average Salary
$61,891

Recently Added Salaries

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Signalman/Assistant Signalman
Signalman/Assistant Signalman
Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
03/18/2021
03/18/2021
$59,70903/18/2021
$59,709
Signalman/Assistant Signalman
Signalman/Assistant Signalman
Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
09/03/2020
09/03/2020
$58,54009/03/2020
$58,540
Signalman/Assistant Signalman-Thief River
Signalman/Assistant Signalman-Thief River
Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
09/03/2020
09/03/2020
$58,54009/03/2020
$58,540
Signalman/Assistant Signalman-Grand
Signalman/Assistant Signalman-Grand
Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
09/03/2020
09/03/2020
$58,54009/03/2020
$58,540
Signalman/Assistant Signalman
Signalman/Assistant Signalman
Canadian Pacific Railway
Canadian Pacific Railway
09/03/2020
09/03/2020
$58,54009/03/2020
$58,540

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Signalman Demographics

Gender

male

88.3 %

female

8.0 %

unknown

3.6 %

Ethnicity

White

59.8 %

Hispanic or Latino

16.9 %

Black or African American

13.3 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0 %

Japanese

10.0 %

Carrier

10.0 %
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Signalman Education

Degrees

Certificate

28.8 %

High School Diploma

23.2 %

Associate

22.4 %
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Top Skills For a Signalman

  • CDL, 23.1%
  • Heavy Equipment, 18.4%
  • FRA, 7.7%
  • Electrical Systems, 6.0%
  • Grade Crossings, 5.4%
  • Other Skills, 39.4%
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Top Signalman Employers

1. United States Navy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$53,484
Signalmans Hired: 
110+
2. Union Pacific
4.7
Avg. Salary: 
$63,666
Signalmans Hired: 
54+
3. CSX
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$75,979
Signalmans Hired: 
22+
4. BNSF Railway
4.8
Avg. Salary: 
$63,971
Signalmans Hired: 
19+
5. Canadian Pacific Railway
4.6
Avg. Salary: 
$63,767
Signalmans Hired: 
15+
6. Norfolk Southern Railway
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$60,867
Signalmans Hired: 
13+
Updated October 2, 2020