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May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 488200 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every state and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 488200 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, is available in the downloadable XLS files.

NAICS 488200 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation is part of: NAICS 488000 - Support Activities for Transportation.

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NAICS 488200 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 35,980 3.7% 100.00% $20.53 $23.20 $48,250 1.5%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,490 6.9% 4.14% $44.68 $53.89 $112,080 3.0%
11-1000 Top Executives minor 890 7.0% 2.47% $44.46 $55.53 $115,500 3.6%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 40 31.1% 0.11% $69.47 $89.37 $185,880 7.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 850 7.0% 2.36% $43.65 $53.91 $112,140 3.7%
11-2000 Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers minor 50 43.7% 0.15% $59.48 $69.65 $144,880 9.6%
11-2020 Marketing and Sales Managers broad 50 43.7% 0.15% $59.48 $69.65 $144,880 9.6%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 40 44.5% 0.11% $57.21 $66.45 $138,210 12.9%
11-3000 Operations Specialties Managers minor 400 8.2% 1.10% $43.38 $48.01 $99,850 2.9%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 50 23.6% 0.14% $59.29 $68.32 $142,100 6.4%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 70 13.8% 0.18% $45.27 $45.78 $95,230 4.4%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 230 10.6% 0.64% $40.52 $45.30 $94,220 3.8%
11-9000 Other Management Occupations minor 150 24.6% 0.43% $46.73 $53.99 $112,290 10.9%
11-9198 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other detail 130 26.3% 0.35% $44.14 $50.15 $104,310 12.3%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 390 10.6% 1.08% $29.40 $30.92 $64,320 3.1%
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists minor 270 9.0% 0.76% $28.76 $30.19 $62,800 3.0%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 80 15.0% 0.23% $29.08 $29.73 $61,830 3.6%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 60 15.8% 0.17% $27.45 $29.13 $60,580 6.4%
13-1070 Human Resources Workers broad 30 15.8% 0.09% $27.21 $27.08 $56,320 4.8%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 30 15.8% 0.09% $27.21 $27.08 $56,320 4.8%
13-1198 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 60 24.7% 0.15% $29.71 $32.20 $66,970 7.7%
13-2000 Financial Specialists minor 120 23.2% 0.32% $31.15 $32.66 $67,930 7.0%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 110 22.5% 0.30% $30.23 $31.90 $66,360 7.6%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 150 29.5% 0.41% $42.38 $44.80 $93,190 4.9%
15-1200 Computer Occupations minor 150 29.9% 0.40% $42.20 $44.79 $93,170 5.0%
15-1240 Database and Network Administrators and Architects broad (8) (8) (8) $54.28 $55.07 $114,550 4.3%
15-1250 Software and Web Developers, Programmers, and Testers broad 60 41.8% 0.17% $39.76 $39.81 $82,800 6.9%
15-1256 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers detail 60 41.8% 0.17% $39.76 $39.81 $82,800 6.9%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 210 30.8% 0.59% $42.49 $44.69 $92,950 5.4%
17-2000 Engineers minor 190 31.8% 0.51% $44.71 $46.96 $97,690 6.1%
17-2110 Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety broad 60 28.6% 0.17% $41.36 $41.62 $86,560 5.3%
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors detail 30 24.1% 0.10% $41.70 $41.07 $85,440 5.4%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 60 42.1% 0.16% $40.17 $45.59 $94,830 7.3%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 40 15.6% 0.10% $30.73 $31.83 $66,210 3.5%
19-5010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians broad 30 17.5% 0.09% $30.16 $31.15 $64,800 4.1%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 100 25.5% 0.28% $23.68 $21.84 $45,430 9.4%
33-9000 Other Protective Service Workers minor 100 25.7% 0.28% $23.51 $21.50 $44,710 9.6%
33-9030 Security Guards and Gambling Surveillance Officers broad 60 26.4% 0.16% $15.67 $17.72 $36,850 16.2%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 60 26.4% 0.16% $15.67 $17.72 $36,850 16.2%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 820 18.0% 2.27% $11.02 $11.99 $24,930 3.8%
37-2000 Building Cleaning and Pest Control Workers minor 820 18.0% 2.26% $11.02 $11.97 $24,890 3.8%
37-2010 Building Cleaning Workers broad 820 18.0% 2.26% $11.02 $11.97 $24,890 3.8%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 820 18.0% 2.26% $11.02 $11.97 $24,890 3.8%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 100 21.2% 0.27% $30.66 $33.91 $70,540 6.2%
41-3000 Sales Representatives, Services minor 70 23.2% 0.19% $29.05 $31.35 $65,210 7.8%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 70 23.9% 0.18% $28.75 $29.17 $60,670 4.0%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 2,390 5.3% 6.64% $18.62 $20.40 $42,420 2.1%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 170 10.6% 0.47% $26.98 $28.18 $58,610 3.3%
43-3000 Financial Clerks minor 250 12.1% 0.71% $20.54 $20.87 $43,410 2.2%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 120 21.7% 0.34% $19.43 $20.40 $42,430 3.8%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 110 12.6% 0.31% $20.92 $20.67 $42,980 2.5%
43-4000 Information and Record Clerks minor 280 14.6% 0.78% $15.93 $17.34 $36,070 4.2%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 230 16.6% 0.63% $16.21 $17.72 $36,860 5.2%
43-5000 Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers minor 340 13.5% 0.94% $19.26 $21.57 $44,870 3.8%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 30 20.8% 0.09% $20.92 $23.56 $49,000 12.4%
43-5030 Dispatchers broad 50 40.1% 0.14% $32.11 $30.06 $62,530 7.2%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 50 40.1% 0.14% $32.11 $30.06 $62,530 7.2%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 140 24.8% 0.40% $20.73 $21.68 $45,090 3.2%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 80 17.9% 0.22% $15.46 $15.73 $32,710 3.6%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 30 41.3% 0.09% $18.89 $19.95 $41,500 6.8%
43-6010 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants broad 470 15.6% 1.29% $19.18 $20.62 $42,890 4.0%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 90 25.5% 0.25% $25.56 $26.61 $55,360 5.4%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 380 17.2% 1.05% $18.07 $19.21 $39,950 4.7%
43-9000 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers minor 880 7.6% 2.46% $16.93 $19.18 $39,900 4.3%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 870 7.6% 2.42% $16.85 $19.06 $39,650 4.3%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 1,120 17.9% 3.11% $21.33 $22.18 $46,140 2.3%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 110 29.4% 0.29% $29.26 $31.53 $65,580 5.6%
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers minor 610 24.9% 1.70% $20.59 $20.92 $43,510 3.0%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 120 46.0% 0.32% $17.91 $18.46 $38,390 3.9%
47-2070 Construction Equipment Operators broad 310 39.0% 0.86% $21.17 $20.80 $43,250 3.4%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 300 39.5% 0.85% $21.23 $20.88 $43,430 3.4%
47-2111 Electricians detail 120 26.4% 0.32% $23.86 $25.16 $52,340 4.1%
47-2140 Painters and Paperhangers broad 70 48.6% 0.19% $18.67 $18.67 $38,820 6.2%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 70 48.6% 0.19% $18.67 $18.67 $38,820 6.2%
47-4000 Other Construction and Related Workers minor 370 26.0% 1.02% $21.14 $21.58 $44,880 5.6%
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators detail 360 26.2% 1.01% $21.06 $21.47 $44,660 5.7%
47-5000 Extraction Workers minor 40 26.1% 0.10% $21.83 $22.34 $46,460 8.3%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 10,430 10.3% 28.99% $21.80 $23.10 $48,050 1.9%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 940 11.5% 2.62% $31.36 $33.19 $69,040 2.2%
49-3000 Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers minor 8,430 11.7% 23.43% $21.36 $22.16 $46,100 2.3%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 380 27.8% 1.05% $20.94 $21.23 $44,150 3.1%
49-3040 Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technicians and Mechanics broad 8,010 11.5% 22.25% $21.37 $22.19 $46,160 2.4%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 140 27.5% 0.39% $27.74 $29.83 $62,050 7.2%
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers detail 7,860 11.9% 21.85% $21.32 $22.05 $45,870 2.4%
49-9000 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations minor 980 10.5% 2.72% $20.28 $21.62 $44,980 2.8%
49-9010 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers broad 70 19.2% 0.20% $21.00 $20.81 $43,290 4.0%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door detail 70 19.2% 0.20% $21.00 $20.81 $43,290 4.0%
49-9040 Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers broad 40 32.9% 0.10% $24.04 $24.13 $50,190 4.2%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 30 33.7% 0.10% $24.16 $24.19 $50,310 4.3%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 440 17.4% 1.22% $21.47 $22.93 $47,700 3.9%
49-9090 Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers broad 430 13.6% 1.20% $18.57 $20.23 $42,080 3.9%
49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers detail 130 36.3% 0.35% $25.98 $25.43 $52,890 6.0%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 240 10.7% 0.68% $17.32 $18.01 $37,450 3.3%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 60 42.5% 0.17% $18.29 $18.39 $38,260 5.8%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 1,950 9.8% 5.42% $20.36 $20.97 $43,610 2.0%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 170 16.4% 0.47% $29.97 $30.86 $64,180 2.1%
51-4000 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers minor 820 16.5% 2.28% $20.43 $20.51 $42,660 2.1%
51-4030 Machine Tool Cutting Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic broad 60 29.4% 0.17% $16.58 $16.44 $34,190 2.7%
51-4120 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers broad 750 17.8% 2.09% $20.78 $20.85 $43,370 2.0%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 750 17.8% 2.09% $20.78 $20.85 $43,370 2.0%
51-9000 Other Production Occupations minor 930 10.3% 2.57% $18.87 $19.64 $40,860 2.6%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 270 13.4% 0.74% $23.06 $22.90 $47,620 3.0%
51-9120 Painting Workers broad 590 11.1% 1.65% $17.82 $18.54 $38,560 2.8%
51-9124 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 590 11.2% 1.64% $17.84 $18.55 $38,590 2.8%
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers broad 40 26.5% 0.12% $12.69 $14.04 $29,210 4.7%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 16,780 6.0% 46.63% $18.94 $21.20 $44,090 1.7%
53-1040 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers broad 1,570 7.6% 4.36% $27.11 $28.11 $58,480 1.9%
53-1047 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 1,560 7.6% 4.34% $27.13 $28.15 $58,540 1.9%
53-3000 Motor Vehicle Operators minor 1,630 6.3% 4.53% $17.18 $19.99 $41,590 6.8%
53-3030 Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers broad (8) (8) (8) $18.59 $21.11 $43,900 9.1%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail (8) (8) (8) $19.28 $21.58 $44,890 9.7%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 90 47.4% 0.25% $13.86 $14.60 $30,370 5.9%
53-3050 Passenger Vehicle Drivers broad (8) (8) (8) $17.18 $16.75 $34,840 6.0%
53-3058 Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail (8) (8) (8) $17.18 $16.75 $34,840 6.0%
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other detail 270 11.5% 0.76% $14.29 $15.10 $31,410 4.4%
53-4000 Rail Transportation Workers minor 4,890 12.3% 13.60% $20.84 $22.23 $46,240 2.1%
53-4010 Locomotive Engineers and Operators broad 2,460 21.9% 6.83% $21.45 $22.79 $47,400 2.8%
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers detail 380 25.7% 1.05% $24.47 $26.37 $54,840 4.6%
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers detail 2,080 25.9% 5.78% $20.92 $22.14 $46,050 3.4%
53-4022 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators and Locomotive Firers detail 1,200 13.9% 3.34% $19.60 $20.92 $43,510 4.8%
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters detail 410 15.3% 1.14% $23.23 $24.03 $49,970 2.5%
53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other detail 820 19.7% 2.29% $19.08 $21.58 $44,880 4.8%
53-6000 Other Transportation Workers minor 690 16.9% 1.92% $24.47 $29.09 $60,520 6.5%
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors detail 560 19.5% 1.57% $28.30 $32.21 $67,000 5.5%
53-7000 Material Moving Workers minor 8,000 8.0% 22.23% $17.16 $18.77 $39,040 2.3%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail 730 41.1% 2.02% $23.82 $29.13 $60,580 9.1%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 1,850 19.3% 5.14% $17.39 $18.35 $38,160 4.9%
53-7060 Laborers and Material Movers broad 4,080 11.6% 11.32% $16.01 $16.65 $34,630 1.4%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 710 14.9% 1.97% $15.09 $15.37 $31,960 2.6%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 3,310 14.0% 9.19% $16.19 $16.89 $35,140 1.6%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 60 15.6% 0.17% $17.98 $18.38 $38,220 5.2%
53-7070 Pumping Station Operators broad 190 32.5% 0.53% $21.03 $22.80 $47,420 3.9%
53-7072 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers detail 190 32.5% 0.53% $21.03 $22.80 $47,420 3.9%
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders detail 1,020 16.8% 2.83% $18.02 $19.75 $41,070 4.9%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) $16.64 $19.98 $41,560 17.4%


About May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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 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.




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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020