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Benefits

Benefits of working at NS

Norfolk Southern offers a comprehensive benefits package to care for you and your family.

Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage. NS offers comprehensive and affordable medical coverage through a network of physicians, facilities, and other providers. Choose the plan that best fits your lifestyle. 

401(k) Plan with Company Match. The plan allows eligible employees to plan for the future and save a portion of their pay for retirement. NS matches employee contributions up to a limit. 

Railroad Retirement. Employees in the rail industry pay Railroad Retirement taxes instead of FICA taxes under Social Security. While payroll taxes for Railroad Retirement are slightly higher, the benefits are greater. Railroad employees receive an additional benefit based on railroad earnings as well. For more information, visit the Railroad Retirement Board website.

Vacation and Holidays. Employees are eligible for paid vacation days based on years of service and type of position. In addition, a typical year includes 11 paid holidays for eligible employees. 

WellNS. WellNS provides employees and spouses info and tools to maintain healthy lifestyle habits. 

Education Assistance. Educational assistance allows employees to take undergraduate and graduate courses related to their current and potential positions. 

Onsite Child Care. In the NS David R. Goode Building in Atlanta, the NS Children’s Center offers full-time, part-time, back-up, drop-in, and school’s out programs.

Visit the following links for more on benefits and eligibility:

Benefits for hourly employees

Benefits for professional employees and Management Trainees