As far as the rank and file only locomotive engineers get profit sharing. There is 401k but BNSF does not match it. Wages are good with good health benefits. We have to pay 160 a month but the care is good and it covers dentat and vision as well. I am not sure what the diesel shop guys make but I would bet around 40k a year at first. Like I mentioned on another thread before the best thing is not paying into Social Security. Railroaders have their own retirement handled by a seperate entity, the Railroad Retirement Board. We pay a little more but we get more. The way Social Security is going in the toilet that would be a major selling point for me. But even with railroad retirement I have invested in 401k and real estate.
What a long strange trip its been.