The standard basic daily and mileage rates of pay negotiated under the new national rail contract are now available at

The rate tables pertain to employees in the crafts of conductor, yardman, brakeman, engineer and fireman/hostler who are covered by the national contract and are retroactive to July 1, 2010.

The ratified contract covers some 38,000 UTU members employed by BNSF, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, Soo Line, Union Pacific and numerous smaller carriers – all represented in national handling by the rail industry’s National Carriers’ Conference Committee.

To view the rates, select “Documents” in the blue-line menu bar near the top of the UTU homepage, then select “Rates of Pay.” For a direct link to the rate tables, click here.

Effective July 1, 2000

Locomotive Engineers (Motormen) — Passenger Service

Locomotive Engineers (Motormen) — Through Freight Service

Locomotive Engineers (Motormen) — Yard Service

Locomotive Firemen (Helpers) — Passenger Service

Locomotive Firemen (Helpers) — Through Freight Service

Locomotive Firemen on Short Local Freight Service on Runs of 100 Miles or Less Which Are Therefore Paid on a Daily Basis Without a Mileage Component

Locomotive Firemen (Helpers) — Yard Service, and Hostler and Hostler Helpers

Conductors and Trainmen — Passenger and Through Freight Service

Conductors and Trainmen — Local Freight Service and Yard Service

Freight Conductors and Trainmen Without a Mileage Component in Their Assignments

Yard Conductor (Foreman) Rates

Yard Brakeman (Helper) Rates

Switchtender Rates