Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers
Drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport passengers or freight. Interpret train orders, electronic or manual signals, and railroad rules and regulations. Excludes "Engineers" (17-2011 through 17-2199).
National estimates for Locomotive Engineers
Industry profile for Locomotive Engineers
Geographic profile for Locomotive Engineers
National estimates for Locomotive Engineers:
Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Locomotive Engineers:
Percentile wage estimates for Locomotive Engineers:
Industry profile for Locomotive Engineers:
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Locomotive Engineers are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Locomotive Engineers, see the Create Customized Tables function.
Industries with the highest levels of employment in Locomotive Engineers:
Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Locomotive Engineers:
Top paying industries for Locomotive Engineers:
Geographic profile for Locomotive Engineers:
States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Locomotive Engineers are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Locomotive Engineers, see the Create Customized Tables function.
States with the highest employment level in Locomotive Engineers:
States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Locomotive Engineers:
Top paying states for Locomotive Engineers:
Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Locomotive Engineers:
Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Locomotive Engineers:
Top paying metropolitan areas for Locomotive Engineers:
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.
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Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021