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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
24,720 4.9 % $26.93 $56,020 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.20 $20.53 $27.03 $33.29 $37.70
Annual Wage (2) $33,700 $42,710 $56,220 $69,240 $78,420


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 13,350 5.74 $29.49 $61,350
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 6,930 20.47 $20.64 $42,930
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,970 0.04 $35.10 $73,010
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,130 5.34 $20.22 $42,070
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $32.88 $68,390

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 6,930 20.47 $20.64 $42,930
Rail Transportation 13,350 5.74 $29.49 $61,350
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,130 5.34 $20.22 $42,070
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 90 0.60 $19.76 $41,110
Coal Mining 60 0.11 $33.37 $69,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,970 0.04 $35.10 $73,010
Coal Mining 60 0.11 $33.37 $69,410
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $32.88 $68,390
Rail Transportation 13,350 5.74 $29.49 $61,350
Urban Transit Systems (8) (8) $27.04 $56,240


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)
Illinois 3,070 0.51 3.00 $25.44 $52,920
Texas 2,700 0.22 1.31 $25.14 $52,290
New York 1,660 0.18 1.04 $34.25 $71,250
Pennsylvania 1,260 0.22 1.26 $29.53 $61,430
Georgia 950 0.22 1.27 $22.36 $46,500




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 250 0.92 5.38 $29.20 $60,730
Nebraska 750 0.76 4.47 $22.19 $46,160
North Dakota 250 0.60 3.51 $26.03 $54,150
Kansas 830 0.60 3.52 $23.59 $49,060
Alaska 170 0.53 3.09 $32.88 $68,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,660 0.18 1.04 $34.25 $71,250
Alaska 170 0.53 3.09 $32.88 $68,390
Massachusetts 450 0.13 0.74 $32.53 $67,660
West Virginia 250 0.35 2.07 $32.12 $66,810
New Jersey 320 0.08 0.46 $31.68 $65,890





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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,580 0.34 2.00 $19.67 $40,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 930 0.30 1.73 $32.54 $67,680
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 810 0.09 0.50 $37.89 $78,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 600 0.17 0.98 $21.98 $45,710
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 540 0.27 1.60 $28.53 $59,330
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 0.99 $22.98 $47,800
Kansas City, MO-KS 310 0.29 1.72 $19.01 $39,530
Longview, TX 270 2.98 17.45 $20.61 $42,870
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 0.91 $32.40 $67,400
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.12 0.72 $31.02 $64,510




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 270 2.98 17.45 $20.61 $42,870
Baton Rouge, LA 180 0.45 2.63 $27.44 $57,070
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,580 0.34 2.00 $19.67 $40,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 930 0.30 1.73 $32.54 $67,680
Kansas City, MO-KS 310 0.29 1.72 $19.01 $39,530
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 540 0.27 1.60 $28.53 $59,330
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.23 1.33 $21.93 $45,610
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 120 0.18 1.07 $18.92 $39,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 0.99 $22.98 $47,800
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 600 0.17 0.98 $21.98 $45,710




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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 810 0.09 0.50 $37.89 $78,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 930 0.30 1.73 $32.54 $67,680
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.16 0.91 $32.40 $67,400
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.12 0.72 $31.02 $64,510
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 160 0.06 0.36 $30.73 $63,910
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.27 $30.57 $63,580
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 540 0.27 1.60 $28.53 $59,330
Baton Rouge, LA 180 0.45 2.63 $27.44 $57,070
Cleveland-Elyria, OH 60 0.06 0.35 $24.82 $51,630
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 0.99 $22.98 $47,800

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 0.88 5.17 $19.30 $40,140
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 150 0.83 4.86 $23.41 $48,690
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 2.80 $20.74 $43,130
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 4.44 $20.37 $42,380
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.82 $24.13 $50,190

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)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 200 0.88 5.17 $19.30 $40,140
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 150 0.83 4.86 $23.41 $48,690
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 4.44 $20.37 $42,380
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 2.80 $20.74 $43,130
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.82 $24.13 $50,190

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)
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 1.82 $24.13 $50,190
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 150 0.83 4.86 $23.41 $48,690
Kansas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $21.25 $44,200
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 2.80 $20.74 $43,130
Western Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 80 0.76 4.44 $20.37 $42,380


About May 2018 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 OES estimates and related information:

May 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019