How much does a Train Dispatcher make?

Updated Aug 3, 2021

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$84,202 /yr
Average Base Pay

177 salaries

$57K

Low

$84K

Average

$124K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Train Dispatcher is $84,202 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Train Dispatcher salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 177 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Train Dispatcher employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Dispatcher$37,917 /yr
L3
Dispatcher Supervisor$46,080 /yr
L4
Lead Dispatcher$41,551 /yr
Career Path

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Union Pacific
2.1

Union Pacific

Train Dispatcher

$93,363

 /yr
Range: $63K - $119K
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$63K

$119K

$63,408 - $118,986 Range

BNSF Railway
3.1

BNSF Railway

Train Dispatcher

$106,093

 /yr
Range: $85K - $110K

$85K

$110K

$84,800 - $109,880 Range

CSX
2.6

CSX

Train Dispatcher

$104,000

 /yr
Range: $74K - $114K

$74K

$114K

$73,551 - $114,343 Range

Norfolk Southern
2.3

Norfolk Southern

Train Dispatcher

$86,314

 /yr
Range: $71K - $97K

$71K

$97K

$71,447 - $96,600 Range

Amtrak
3.6

Amtrak

Train Dispatcher

$89,436

 /yr
Range: $79K - $93K

$79K

$93K

$79,256 - $92,787 Range

Watco Companies
3.6

Watco Companies

Train Dispatcher - Hourly

$24

 /hr
Range: $18 - $26

$18

$26

$18 - $26 Range

Kansas City Southern
4

Kansas City Southern

Train Dispatcher

$101,573

 /yr
Range: $84K - $107K

$84K

$107K

$83,538 - $107,240 Range

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Denver Transit Operators
3.6

Denver Transit Operators

Train Dispatcher - Hourly

$30

 /hr
Range: $28 - $33

$28

$33

$28 - $33 Range

Genesee & Wyoming
3.3

Genesee & Wyoming

Train Dispatcher - Hourly

$32

 /hr
Range: $32 - $32

$32

$32

$32 - $32 Range

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
3.5

Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$36 -$48

 hourly

$36

$48

$36 - $48 Range

CN
3.3

CN

Train Dispatcher
About 

$64K -$97K

$64K

$97K

$64,067 - $96,979 Range

Herzog Contracting
3.9

Herzog Contracting

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$33 -$48

 hourly

$33

$48

$33 - $48 Range

South Shore Line

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$33 -$37

 hourly

$33

$37

$33 - $37 Range

The Home Depot
3.8

The Home Depot

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$14 -$14

 hourly

$14

$14

$14 - $14 Range

Union Pacific
2.1

Union Pacific

Train Dispatcher
About 

$80K -$86K

$80K

$86K

$79,535 - $86,228 Range

Norfolk Southern
2.3

Norfolk Southern

Train Dispatcher - Contractor
About 

$65K -$69K

$65K

$69K

$64,814 - $69,398 Range

Massachusetts Department of Transportation
4

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$40 -$43

 hourly

$40

$43

$40 - $43 Range

Metra
3.5

Metra

Train Dispatcher
About 

$85K -$91K

$85K

$91K

$85,116 - $90,658 Range

CMA CGM America
3.8

CMA CGM America

Train Dispatcher
About 

$38K -$41K

$38K

$41K

$38,483 - $41,334 Range

Florida East Coast Railway
3

Florida East Coast Railway

Train Dispatcher - Hourly
About 

$39 -$41

 hourly

$39

$41

$39 - $41 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Train Dispatcher salaries

The national average salary for a Train Dispatcher is $84,202 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Train Dispatcher salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 177 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Train Dispatcher employees.

The highest salary for a Train Dispatcher in United States is $123,790 per year.

The lowest salary for a Train Dispatcher in United States is $57,274 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent train dispatcher salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$44,700
per year
A Dispatcher in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $44,700 per year
Job Highlights
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$15
hourly
A Dispatcher in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Contract
$27
hourly
A 911 Emergency Dispatcher in the Pullman, WA Area area reported making $27 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Pullman, WA Area area
 
Full-time
Government
$13
hourly
A Police Dispatcher in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$13
hourly
A Dispatcher in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$20
hourly
A Dispatch Coordinator in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Dispatcher in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$106,000
per year
A Train Dispatcher in the Omaha, NE Area area reported making $106,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Omaha, NE Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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