Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

49-3043 Rail Car Repairers

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars. Excludes "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
19,290 4.9 % $23.89 $49,700 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.81 $19.41 $24.33 $28.21 $32.82
Annual Wage (2) $30,800 $40,370 $50,600 $58,680 $68,270


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 11,730 5.24 $24.71 $51,400
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 5,120 18.48 $20.80 $43,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,140 0.02 $28.58 $59,450
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 700 2.96 $24.80 $51,590

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 5,120 18.48 $20.80 $43,270
Rail Transportation 11,730 5.24 $24.71 $51,400
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 700 2.96 $24.80 $51,590
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,140 0.02 $28.58 $59,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,140 0.02 $28.58 $59,450
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 700 2.96 $24.80 $51,590
Rail Transportation 11,730 5.24 $24.71 $51,400
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 5,120 18.48 $20.80 $43,270
Other Support Activities for Transportation (8) (8) $17.97 $37,380


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,940 0.18 1.22 $21.55 $44,820
Illinois 1,790 0.31 2.16 $27.30 $56,780
New York 1,350 0.16 1.08 $28.17 $58,600
California 1,010 0.07 0.47 $22.62 $47,060
Pennsylvania 860 0.15 1.05 $22.86 $47,560




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 410 1.47 10.11 $23.07 $47,980
Nebraska 650 0.71 4.85 $22.43 $46,650
Kansas 440 0.33 2.24 $20.98 $43,640
Illinois 1,790 0.31 2.16 $27.30 $56,780
Alabama 550 0.30 2.04 $22.20 $46,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iowa 200 0.13 0.93 $30.57 $63,590
Maryland 340 0.13 0.93 $29.16 $60,650
Nevada 160 0.14 0.94 $28.75 $59,790
New York 1,350 0.16 1.08 $28.17 $58,600
Illinois 1,790 0.31 2.16 $27.30 $56,780





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.19 1.32 (8) (8)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.53 $30.60 $63,650
Kansas City, MO-KS 370 0.37 2.57 $14.70 $30,580
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 0.28 1.89 $29.47 $61,290
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 250 0.19 1.32 $20.86 $43,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.20 1.39 $15.89 $33,050
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.18 1.26 $21.27 $44,240
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.31 $23.08 $48,010
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 0.56 $24.81 $51,600
Longview, TX 130 1.26 8.69 $17.14 $35,650




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Longview, TX 130 1.26 8.69 $17.14 $35,650
Kansas City, MO-KS 370 0.37 2.57 $14.70 $30,580
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 0.28 1.89 $29.47 $61,290
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 0.20 1.39 $17.74 $36,900
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 240 0.20 1.39 $15.89 $33,050
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 530 0.19 1.32 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 250 0.19 1.32 $20.86 $43,390
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.18 1.26 $21.27 $44,240
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 30 0.16 1.08 $17.70 $36,810
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.15 1.04 $18.48 $38,440




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 400 0.08 0.53 $30.60 $63,650
St. Louis, MO-IL 360 0.28 1.89 $29.47 $61,290
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.05 0.33 $25.02 $52,040
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 60 0.09 0.63 $24.84 $51,670
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 0.56 $24.81 $51,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.32 $50,590
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.93 $49,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 180 0.05 0.31 $23.08 $48,010
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 190 0.18 1.26 $21.27 $44,240
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 250 0.19 1.32 $20.86 $43,390

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 200 3.23 22.23 $20.55 $42,730
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.28 1.89 $18.53 $38,550
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.67 $22.58 $46,960

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 200 3.23 22.23 $20.55 $42,730
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.28 1.89 $18.53 $38,550
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.67 $22.58 $46,960

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 1.67 $22.58 $46,960
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 200 3.23 22.23 $20.55 $42,730
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.28 1.89 $18.53 $38,550
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.35 $38,170


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014