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Benefits of working at NS

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Norfolk Southern offers a competitive benefits package to meet the needs of employees and their families. Depending on your position, benefits may vary. For example, some employee benefits are determined by collective bargaining agreements.

Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance

NS offers comprehensive and affordable medical coverage through a network of physicians, facilities, and other providers.  Employees can choose the plan that fits their lifestyle.

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.

401(k) with Company Match, Retirement Benefits

Our 401(k) 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.

Norfolk Southern railroad employees are eligible to receive additional retirement and other benefits based on railroad earnings. For more information, including a full description of the benefits and current payroll tax rates, visit the Railroad Retirement Board website.

NS Scholarship, Matching Gifts, and Employee Purchase Programs

Norfolk Southern’s annual scholarship program awards educational scholarships to children of NS employees. National Merit Scholarship Corporation, an independent, nonprofit organization, selects the scholarship recipients. Scholarship descriptions are available on the NMSC website:

When employees and retirees contribute to eligible nonprofit organizations through NS’ Matching Gifts Program, the NS Foundation will match the tax-deductible portion of their donations, dollar for dollar.
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NS employees have the opportunity to purchase computers, appliances, wireless service, and insurance at a discounted price.