Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight train. Coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within yard of railroad, industrial plant, or similar location. Yardmasters coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains, yard switching, and review train schedules and switching orders.

Top Industry of Employment

  1. Railroads

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 1,290 23.78 17.52 26.90 49,450 36,450 55,960

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 730 590 -140 -19.18 32 Caution
Kansas City MSA 460 490 30 6.52 24 Good
St Louis MSA 520 400 -120 -23.08 23 Fair

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?

This profession generally requires Work experience (in related occupation) in one of the following
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