Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters

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Will "Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI. However, our poll is less clear, and shows a 63% chance of automation within the next couple of decades.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 83% probability of automation

Projected Growth

-2%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$57,480

or $27.63 hourly

People Employed

42,880

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 467 out of 706

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Job description

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

SOC Code: 53-4031

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