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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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 Rail Car Repairers
Industry profile for Rail Car Repairers
Geographic profile for Rail Car Repairers

National estimates for Rail Car Repairers: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Rail Car Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
22,310 5.4 % $ 28.01 $ 58,250 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Rail Car Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 16.88 $ 21.23 $ 27.74 $ 35.18 $ 39.79
Annual Wage (2) $ 35,110 $ 44,160 $ 57,710 $ 73,170 $ 82,760


Industry profile for Rail Car Repairers: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Rail Car Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 10,130 4.74 $ 29.33 $ 61,010
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 7,490 22.24 $ 23.85 $ 49,600
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,160 0.04 $ 35.54 $ 73,910
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,170 5.42 (8) (8)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 550 0.02 $ 35.68 $ 74,210

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Rail Car Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 7,490 22.24 $ 23.85 $ 49,600
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,170 5.42 (8) (8)
Rail Transportation 10,130 4.74 $ 29.33 $ 61,010
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 60 0.64 $ 20.59 $ 42,820
Urban Transit Systems 60 0.15 $ 34.15 $ 71,030

Top paying industries for Rail Car Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 550 0.02 $ 35.68 $ 74,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,160 0.04 $ 35.54 $ 73,910
Urban Transit Systems 60 0.15 $ 34.15 $ 71,030
Rail Transportation 10,130 4.74 $ 29.33 $ 61,010
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only) 70 0.02 $ 25.51 $ 53,060


Geographic profile for Rail Car Repairers: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Rail Car Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 2,780 0.49 3.08 $ 27.83 $ 57,880
Texas 1,900 0.16 0.98 $ 25.36 $ 52,750
New York 1,520 0.17 1.09 $ 35.90 $ 74,670
California 1,290 0.08 0.49 $ 30.66 $ 63,780
Minnesota 1,190 0.44 2.74 $ 30.37 $ 63,170




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rail Car Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wyoming 290 1.12 6.97 $ 24.44 $ 50,830
Nebraska 690 0.73 4.53 $ 26.68 $ 55,500
Illinois 2,780 0.49 3.08 $ 27.83 $ 57,880
Minnesota 1,190 0.44 2.74 $ 30.37 $ 63,170
North Dakota 170 0.42 2.65 $ 27.28 $ 56,740




Top paying states for Rail Car Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 330 0.10 0.61 $ 36.12 $ 75,130
New York 1,520 0.17 1.09 $ 35.90 $ 74,670
Maryland 630 0.25 1.56 $ 33.96 $ 70,630
Arkansas 220 0.19 1.19 $ 33.40 $ 69,470
Virginia 610 0.17 1.03 $ 33.35 $ 69,370





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Rail Car Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,380 0.32 1.97 $ 25.02 $ 52,040
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 870 0.10 0.61 $ 37.82 $ 78,660
St. Louis, MO-IL 520 0.40 2.47 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 420 0.12 0.74 $ 23.45 $ 48,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 360 0.12 0.75 $ 23.38 $ 48,630
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.12 0.78 (8) (8)
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 170 0.06 0.40 $ 23.19 $ 48,230
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.21 1.34 $ 19.84 $ 41,270
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 0.86 $ 20.89 $ 43,450
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 100 0.16 1.01 $ 20.98 $ 43,640




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rail Car Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montgomery, AL 90 0.56 3.50 $ 20.07 $ 41,740
St. Louis, MO-IL 520 0.40 2.47 $ 24.93 $ 51,850
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 50 0.39 2.46 $ 17.88 $ 37,200
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,380 0.32 1.97 $ 25.02 $ 52,040
Baton Rouge, LA 90 0.25 1.59 $ 26.89 $ 55,930
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.21 1.34 $ 19.84 $ 41,270
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 100 0.20 1.28 $ 19.74 $ 41,060
Stockton-Lodi, CA 40 0.18 1.09 $ 29.45 $ 61,260
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 100 0.16 1.01 $ 20.98 $ 43,640
Kansas City, MO-KS 140 0.14 0.86 $ 20.89 $ 43,450




Top paying metropolitan areas for Rail Car Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 870 0.10 0.61 $ 37.82 $ 78,660
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV (8) (8) (8) $ 35.56 $ 73,970
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $ 35.48 $ 73,790
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.30 $ 33.45 $ 69,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA (8) (8) (8) $ 30.74 $ 63,940
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $ 30.26 $ 62,940
Stockton-Lodi, CA 40 0.18 1.09 $ 29.45 $ 61,260
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $ 28.30 $ 58,870
Baton Rouge, LA 90 0.25 1.59 $ 26.89 $ 55,930
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,380 0.32 1.97 $ 25.02 $ 52,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Rail Car Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 150 1.57 9.82 $ 21.83 $ 45,400
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.95 5.89 $ 25.63 $ 53,320
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 3.68 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 1.98 $ 19.25 $ 40,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Rail Car Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 150 1.57 9.82 $ 21.83 $ 45,400
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.95 5.89 $ 25.63 $ 53,320
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 3.68 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 1.98 $ 19.25 $ 40,050

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Rail Car Repairers:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 140 0.95 5.89 $ 25.63 $ 53,320
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 150 1.57 9.82 $ 21.83 $ 45,400
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 110 0.59 3.68 $ 21.56 $ 44,840
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.32 1.98 $ 19.25 $ 40,050


About May 2020 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.

(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 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021