Train Driver salary and pay scales in the UK vary between different rail service operators. The highest train driver salary is offered by LNER (London North Eastern Railway) with train drivers earning up to £70,000.
|Train Operator||Minimum Salary||Maximum Salary|
|East Midlands Railway||£54,403.00||£61,467.00|
|Great Western Railway||£49,807.00||£67,304.00|
Average Train Driver Salary in the UK
The average train driver salary in the UK £48,500. Train driver salaries vary subject to whether they’re working on commuter or freight trains, length of service, qualifications and the area of the UK where they are working. Similar to most other job roles, the highest train driver salaries are in London. The starting salary for a train driver is from about £30,000 but some railway operators offer a higher starting salary, for example; Scotrail and Merseyrail.
Train Driver Salaries in 2020 and 2022
|Great Western Railway||£56,773||£60,620|