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Railways: Pay

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 22384, tabled on 21 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the average salary of (a) train guards, (b) train drivers and (c) signalling staff as of 21 June 2022.

Answered on

27 June 2022

Rail staff salaries are managed and set by the individual Train Operating Companies and Network Rail in line with their annual budgets.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) report that in 2021 median gross annual pay for train and tram drivers in the UK was approximately £59,000. The ONS does not specifically report on the pay of train guards and signalling staff but do publish pay estimates of wider groupings of which they are a part. Rail Travel Assistants (including train guards) had average gross median pay of circa £33,000 in 2021. The equivalent for Rail Transport Operatives (including signalling staff) was circa £49,000.