Perform a variety of duties on streetcars, subways, trains, or motorbuses.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$16,000 – $34,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Conductors do?

Performs variety of duties on streetcar, subway, suburban or elevated train, or motorbus: Collects fares or tickets from passengers. Issues transfers. Opens and closes doors. Signals operator to stop or proceed. Announces stops. Answers questions of passengers concerning schedules, routings, and fares. Preserves order among passengers.

Should I be a Conductor?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Chair Lift Operator, Dining Car Conductor, Streetcar Conductor, Subway Conductor

    How to become a Conductor

    Most Conductors have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9saaca&chl=no+college+%2874%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29||master%27s+%283%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,74,74
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