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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers

Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.


National estimates for Signal and Track Switch Repairers
Industry profile for Signal and Track Switch Repairers
Geographic profile for Signal and Track Switch Repairers

National estimates for Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
8,090 1.6 % $ 35.68 $ 74,220 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 24.31 $ 30.46 $ 38.73 $ 38.90 $ 40.47
Annual Wage (2) $ 50,560 $ 63,360 $ 80,570 $ 80,900 $ 84,170


Industry profile for Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 5,660 2.57 $ 34.76 $ 72,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,990 0.04 $ 40.22 $ 83,650
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 220 0.67 $ 22.96 $ 47,760
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 80 0.00 $ 37.43 $ 77,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 5,660 2.57 $ 34.76 $ 72,310
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 220 0.67 $ 22.96 $ 47,760
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,990 0.04 $ 40.22 $ 83,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 80 0.00 $ 37.43 $ 77,860

Top paying industries for Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,990 0.04 $ 40.22 $ 83,650
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 80 (7) $ 37.43 $ 77,860
Rail Transportation 5,660 2.57 $ 34.76 $ 72,310
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 220 0.67 $ 22.96 $ 47,760


Geographic profile for Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

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



Map of employment of signal and track switch repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,020 0.23 4.05 $ 38.41 $ 79,890
Illinois 640 0.11 1.99 $ 38.86 $ 80,830
Texas 610 0.05 0.87 $ 38.20 $ 79,460
Florida 430 0.05 0.87 $ 28.08 $ 58,410
California 360 0.02 0.38 $ 40.38 $ 83,990


Map of location quotient of signal and track switch repairers by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 2,020 0.23 4.05 $ 38.41 $ 79,890
Nebraska 200 0.20 3.56 $ 35.22 $ 73,270
Kansas 150 0.11 2.00 $ 38.88 $ 80,880
Illinois 640 0.11 1.99 $ 38.86 $ 80,830
Indiana 320 0.11 1.84 $ 32.78 $ 68,180


Map of annual mean wages of signal and track switch repairers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 360 0.02 0.38 $ 40.38 $ 83,990
Washington 200 0.06 1.10 $ 39.28 $ 81,690
Kansas 150 0.11 2.00 $ 38.88 $ 80,880
Illinois 640 0.11 1.99 $ 38.86 $ 80,830
Massachusetts 110 0.03 0.55 $ 38.69 $ 80,480



Map of employment of signal and track switch repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Signal and Track Switch 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 1,440 0.17 2.89 $ 40.27 $ 83,760
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 0.04 0.76 $ 45.78 $ 95,230


Map of location quotient of signal and track switch repairers by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Signal and Track Switch 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 1,440 0.17 2.89 $ 40.27 $ 83,760
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 0.04 0.76 $ 45.78 $ 95,230


Map of annual mean wages of signal and track switch repairers by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Signal and Track Switch Repairers:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 0.04 0.76 $ 45.78 $ 95,230
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 1,440 0.17 2.89 $ 40.27 $ 83,760


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.

(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