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

53-4041 Subway and Streetcar Operators

Operate subway or elevated suburban trains with no separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar, to transport passengers. May handle fares.


National estimates for Subway and Streetcar Operators
Industry profile for Subway and Streetcar Operators
Geographic profile for Subway and Streetcar Operators

National estimates for Subway and Streetcar Operators: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Subway and Streetcar Operators:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
11,250 6.8 % $ 31.48 $ 65,480 4.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Subway and Streetcar Operators:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 19.66 $ 25.45 $ 33.38 $ 38.38 $ 41.44
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,880 $ 52,930 $ 69,440 $ 79,830 $ 86,200


Industry profile for Subway and Streetcar Operators: Top

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Subway and Streetcar Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,810 0.13 $ 33.44 $ 69,560
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,030 0.05 $ 36.05 $ 74,980
Urban Transit Systems 680 1.63 $ 24.91 $ 51,800
Amusement Parks and Arcades 150 0.12 $ 14.45 $ 30,060

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Subway and Streetcar Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Transit Systems 680 1.63 $ 24.91 $ 51,800
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,810 0.13 $ 33.44 $ 69,560
Amusement Parks and Arcades 150 0.12 $ 14.45 $ 30,060
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,030 0.05 $ 36.05 $ 74,980

Top paying industries for Subway and Streetcar Operators:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,030 0.05 $ 36.05 $ 74,980
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 6,810 0.13 $ 33.44 $ 69,560
Urban Transit Systems 680 1.63 $ 24.91 $ 51,800
Amusement Parks and Arcades 150 0.12 $ 14.45 $ 30,060


Geographic profile for Subway and Streetcar Operators: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in Subway and Streetcar Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,710 0.10 1.28 $ 27.51 $ 57,210
Utah 860 0.58 7.11 $ 23.90 $ 49,700
Maryland 520 0.20 2.53 $ 32.01 $ 66,580
Illinois 320 0.06 0.69 $ 35.87 $ 74,610
Colorado 310 0.12 1.46 $ 21.49 $ 44,700




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Subway and Streetcar Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 860 0.58 7.11 $ 23.90 $ 49,700
Maryland 520 0.20 2.53 $ 32.01 $ 66,580
Colorado 310 0.12 1.46 $ 21.49 $ 44,700
California 1,710 0.10 1.28 $ 27.51 $ 57,210
Illinois 320 0.06 0.69 $ 35.87 $ 74,610




Top paying states for Subway and Streetcar Operators:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Illinois 320 0.06 0.69 $ 35.87 $ 74,610
Maryland 520 0.20 2.53 $ 32.01 $ 66,580
California 1,710 0.10 1.28 $ 27.51 $ 57,210
Texas (8) (8) (8) $ 24.16 $ 50,260
Utah 860 0.58 7.11 $ 23.90 $ 49,700



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