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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other

All rail transportation workers not listed separately.


National estimates for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other
Industry profile for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other
Geographic profile for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other

National estimates for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
1,140 12.3 % $ 26.03 $ 54,140 3.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.43 $ 18.46 $ 22.88 $ 30.54 $ 37.39
Annual Wage (2) $ 34,170 $ 38,400 $ 47,590 $ 63,530 $ 77,770


Industry profile for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Rail Transportation Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 170 0.00 $ 43.65 $ 90,780
Rail Transportation 90 0.04 $ 30.05 $ 62,510
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 50 0.06 $ 26.08 $ 54,240
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 $ 31.13 $ 64,760

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 50 0.06 $ 26.08 $ 54,240
Rail Transportation 90 0.04 $ 30.05 $ 62,510
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 0.00 $ 31.13 $ 64,760
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 170 0.00 $ 43.65 $ 90,780

Top paying industries for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 170 (7) $ 43.65 $ 90,780
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) $ 31.13 $ 64,760
Rail Transportation 90 0.04 $ 30.05 $ 62,510
Iron and Steel Mills and Ferroalloy Manufacturing 50 0.06 $ 26.08 $ 54,240
Support Activities for Rail Transportation (8) (8) $ 22.01 $ 45,780


Geographic profile for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Rail Transportation Workers, All Other, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of rail transportation workers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 180 0.05 5.66 $ 30.39 $ 63,210
California 170 0.01 1.30 $ 30.75 $ 63,960
Louisiana 100 0.06 7.09 $ 20.61 $ 42,870
North Carolina 80 0.02 2.14 $ 21.60 $ 44,930
West Virginia 50 0.08 9.91 $ 25.25 $ 52,510


Map of location quotient of rail transportation workers, all other by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 50 0.08 9.91 $ 25.25 $ 52,510
Louisiana 100 0.06 7.09 $ 20.61 $ 42,870
New Jersey 180 0.05 5.66 $ 30.39 $ 63,210
North Carolina 80 0.02 2.14 $ 21.60 $ 44,930
Washington 40 0.01 1.45 $ 32.21 $ 67,000


Map of annual mean wages of rail transportation workers, all other by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 30 0.01 1.04 $ 33.23 $ 69,120
Washington 40 0.01 1.45 $ 32.21 $ 67,000
California 170 0.01 1.30 $ 30.75 $ 63,960
New Jersey 180 0.05 5.66 $ 30.39 $ 63,210
West Virginia 50 0.08 9.91 $ 25.25 $ 52,510



Map of employment of rail transportation workers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 3.47 $ 31.66 $ 65,850
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.02 1.86 $ 29.99 $ 62,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 2.01 $ 37.03 $ 77,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 2.10 $ 34.78 $ 72,330


Map of location quotient of rail transportation workers, all other by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 3.47 $ 31.66 $ 65,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 2.10 $ 34.78 $ 72,330
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 2.01 $ 37.03 $ 77,010
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.02 1.86 $ 29.99 $ 62,380


Map of annual mean wages of rail transportation workers, all other by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Rail Transportation Workers, All Other:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 50 0.02 2.01 $ 37.03 $ 77,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 40 0.02 2.10 $ 34.78 $ 72,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 160 0.03 3.47 $ 31.66 $ 65,850
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 130 0.02 1.86 $ 29.99 $ 62,380


About May 2021 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022