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Norfolk Southern offers a comprehensive benefits package to care for you and your family.
* The availability of some benefits is determined by agreement or nonagreement positions.

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. 

Ayco. Financial counseling designed to help you in all areas of financial wellness.

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.

Pension Plan. Accrue a benefit under the NS pension, based on your nonagreement earnings and service, that can pay a monthly benefit for the rest of your life. 

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. 

Paid Parental Leave. The paid parental leave policy provides nonagreement employees two weeks of paid leave to care for and bond with a newborn or newly adopted child.

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

LinkedIn Learning. Expert-led, on-demand eLearning with over 12,000 online training and development courses.

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 schools out programs.