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How much does a Train Driver make?

Updated 26 Jul 2021
£53,861 /yr
Average Base Pay

158 salaries

£39K

Low

£54K

Average

£74K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Train Driver is £53,861 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Train Driver salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 158 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Train Driver employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Driver£24,271 /yr
L3
Senior Driver£24,210 /yr
L4
Driver IV£26,259 /yr
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GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway)
4.3

GTR (Govia Thameslink Railway)

Train Driver

£63,243

 /yr
Range: £54K - £65K
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£54K

£65K

£54,114 - £64,832 Range

Southeastern Railway
3.8

Southeastern Railway

Train Driver

£55,136

 /yr
Range: £36K - £56K

£36K

£56K

£36,000 - £56,372 Range

Great Western Railway
4.5

Great Western Railway

Train Driver

£58,588

 /yr
Range: £48K - £82K

£48K

£82K

£47,994 - £81,833 Range

Arriva Group
3.5

Arriva Group

Train Driver

£63,474

 /yr
Range: £51K - £66K

£51K

£66K

£50,616 - £66,000 Range

South Western Railway
3.6

South Western Railway

Train Driver

£58,676

 /yr
Range: £53K - £66K

£53K

£66K

£52,860 - £65,788 Range

London Underground
4.4

London Underground

Train Driver

£56,767

 /yr
Range: £55K - £59K

£55K

£59K

£55,134 - £59,376 Range

Crosscountry Trains
4.5

Crosscountry Trains

Train Driver

£64,167

 /yr
Range: £50K - £67K

£50K

£67K

£49,563 - £66,688 Range

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ScotRail
4

ScotRail

Train Driver

£51,500

 /yr
Range: £49K - £54K

£49K

£54K

£48,814 - £54,197 Range

Transport for London
4

Transport for London

Train Driver

£55,433

 /yr
Range: £28K - £60K

£28K

£60K

£27,832 - £59,919 Range

Northern Rail
4.3

Northern Rail

Train Driver

£55,349

 /yr
Range: £41K - £55K

£41K

£55K

£40,847 - £55,450 Range

East Midlands Trains
3.5

East Midlands Trains

Train Driver

£59,346

 /yr
Range: £51K - £64K

£51K

£64K

£50,779 - £63,959 Range

London Overground Rail Operations
3.2

London Overground Rail Operations

Train Driver

£59,512

 /yr
Range: £56K - £63K

£56K

£63K

£55,911 - £62,609 Range

Abellio
3.2

Abellio

Train Driver

£51,000

 /yr
Range: £48K - £52K

£48K

£52K

£48,396 - £52,080 Range

First TransPennine Express
3.9

First TransPennine Express

Train Driver

£58,743

 /yr
Range: £59K - £59K

£59K

£59K

£58,743 - £59,012 Range

MTR
4

MTR

Train Driver

£62,966

 /yr
Range: £63K - £65K

£63K

£65K

£62,899 - £65,000 Range

London Midland
3.8

London Midland

Train Driver

£54,218

 /yr
Range: £53K - £55K

£53K

£55K

£52,587 - £54,731 Range

Northern (UK)
4

Northern (UK)

Train Driver

£54,000

 /yr
Range: £40K - £55K

£40K

£55K

£39,608 - £54,848 Range

GB Railfreight
3.6

GB Railfreight

Train Driver

£59,700

 /yr
Range: £58K - £60K

£58K

£60K

£58,000 - £59,739 Range

Transport for London
4

Transport for London

Train Driver
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£20K -£27K

£20K

£27K

£20,030 - £27,390 Range

Virgin Trains
4

Virgin Trains

Train Driver
About 

£64K -£71K

£64K

£71K

£64,433 - £70,894 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Train Driver salaries

The national average salary for a a Train Driver is £53,861 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Train Driver salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 158 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Train Driver employees.

The highest salary for a a Train Driver in United Kingdom is £73,569 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Train Driver in United Kingdom is £39,433 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent train driver salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

£6
hourly
A Drivers in the Birmingham Area area reported making £6 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Birmingham Area area
Self-Employed
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£8
hourly
A Driver in the Southend-on-Sea Area area reported making £8 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Southend-on-Sea Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£65,965
per year
A Train Driver in the London Area area reported making £65,965 per year
Job Highlights
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
£10
hourly
A Postman With Driving in the Leeds Area area reported making £10 per hour
Job Highlights
Leeds Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
£20,000
per year
A Driver in the Sheffield Area area reported making £20,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Sheffield Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
£10
hourly
A Driver in the Coventry Area area reported making £10 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Coventry Area area
 
Full-time
Company - Private
£10
hourly
A Transport Section &, Cooking Coach Driver in the Southend-on-Sea Area area reported making £10 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Southend-on-Sea Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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