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How much does a Train Dispatcher make?

Updated Jan 21, 2022

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Employer Size

Experience

$85,956 /yr
Average Base Pay

185 salaries

$59K

Low

$86K

Average

$126K

High

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How much does a Train Dispatcher make? The national average salary for a Train Dispatcher is $85,956 in United States. Filter by location to see Train Dispatcher salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 185 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Train Dispatcher employees.

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Recent User Submitted Salaries for Dispatcher in United States of America

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$19

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

$25

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

$42,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Centralized Dispatcher with 4 to 6 years of experience

$25,660

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 7 to 9 years of experience

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$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Bus Dispatcher with 4 to 6 years of experience

$42,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 7 to 9 years of experience

$76,332

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

$31

/hrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$15,000/hr

8 days ago by a PO5 Receiving Truck & Dispatcher with 10 to 14 years of experience

$18

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with less than one year of experience

$15

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Dispatcher with 1 to 3 years of experience

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What is the average pay for a Train Dispatcher at different companies?

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Union Pacific
2.1

Union Pacific

Train Dispatcher

$96,989

 /yr
Range: $66K - $123K

$66K

$123K

$65,778 - $123,434 Range

BNSF Railway
3.1

BNSF Railway

Train Dispatcher

$110,022

 /yr
Range: $87K - $114K

$87K

$114K

$86,978 - $113,987 Range

Norfolk Southern
2.1

Norfolk Southern

Train Dispatcher

$92,593

 /yr
Range: $74K - $102K

$74K

$102K

$74,117 - $102,000 Range

CSX
2.6

CSX

Train Dispatcher

$107,755

 /yr
Range: $76K - $119K

$76K

$119K

$76,301 - $118,617 Range

Amtrak
3.6

Amtrak

Train Dispatcher

$93,606

 /yr
Range: $82K - $97K

$82K

$97K

$82,218 - $96,923 Range

Kansas City Southern
3.4

Kansas City Southern

Train Dispatcher

$104,135

 /yr
Range: $87K - $111K

$87K

$111K

$86,661 - $111,249 Range

Denver Transit Operators
3.4

Denver Transit Operators

Train Dispatcher - Hourly

$31

 /hr
Range: $29 - $34

$29

$34

$29 - $34 Range

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Watco Companies
3.5

Watco Companies

Train Dispatcher - Hourly

$25

 /hr
Range: $19 - $27

$19

$27

$19 - $27 Range

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
3.5

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Train Dispatcher

$96,357

 /yr
Range: $82K - $101K

$82K

$101K

$82,451 - $100,985 Range

Genesee & Wyoming
3.6

Genesee & Wyoming

Train Dispatcher - Hourly

$33

 /hr
Range: $33 - $34

$33

$34

$33 - $34 Range

Herzog Contracting
3.8

Herzog Contracting

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$34 -$50

 hourly

$34

$50

$34 - $50 Range

Montana Rail Link
3.4

Montana Rail Link

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$41 -$48

 hourly

$41

$48

$41 - $48 Range

RailTerm
3.3

RailTerm

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$24 -$28

 hourly

$24

$28

$24 - $28 Range

South Shore Line

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$35 -$38

 hourly

$35

$38

$35 - $38 Range

Florida East Coast Railway
3

Florida East Coast Railway

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$39 -$45

 hourly

$39

$45

$39 - $45 Range

Railroad Contract Services
5

Railroad Contract Services

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$21 -$27

 hourly

$21

$27

$21 - $27 Range

CN
3.2

CN

Train Dispatcher
About 

$65K -$102K

$65K

$102K

$65,471 - $101,973 Range

Paducah & Louisville Railway
3

Paducah & Louisville Railway

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$37 -$40

 hourly

$37

$40

$37 - $40 Range

Iowa Interstate Railroad
2.6

Iowa Interstate Railroad

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$25 -$27

 hourly

$25

$27

$25 - $27 Range

ALSTOM
3.9

ALSTOM

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$40 -$43

 hourly

$40

$43

$40 - $43 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Train Dispatcher salaries

The national average salary for a Train Dispatcher is $85,956 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Train Dispatcher salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 185 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Train Dispatcher employees.

The highest salary for a Train Dispatcher in United States is $125,940 per year.

The lowest salary for a Train Dispatcher in United States is $58,667 per year.

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