Lounge Car Attendant

Sell beverages and sandwiches to passengers in railroad passenger coaches.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Lounge Car Attendants do?

Sells beverages, cakes, candies, cigarettes, and sandwiches to passengers in railroad passenger coaches: Walks down aisle of car, with basket or cart containing items for sale, and calls out offerings. Serves items to passengers. Accepts money for items purchased and returns change. May sell newspapers, magazines, postcards, playing cards, and similar nonfood items only and be designated News Agent.

Should I be a Lounge Car Attendant?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Beauty Consultant

    How to become a Lounge Car Attendant

    Most Lounge Car Attendants have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaaa&chl=no+college+%28100%25%29|||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,100,100
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