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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
22,800 1.9 % $ 29.04 $ 60,400 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Rail Car Repairers:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.00 $ 22.69 $ 28.97 $ 37.09 $ 38.86
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,430 $ 47,200 $ 60,250 $ 77,150 $ 80,840


Industry profile for Rail Car Repairers:

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 11,710 5.33 $ 31.35 $ 65,210
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 6,740 20.67 $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,860 0.05 $ 35.95 $ 74,770
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 360 0.02 $ 36.76 $ 76,460
Urban Transit Systems 70 0.17 $ 26.22 $ 54,540

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 6,740 20.67 $ 22.56 $ 46,920
Rail Transportation 11,710 5.33 $ 31.35 $ 65,210
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 60 0.90 $ 18.73 $ 38,950
Urban Transit Systems 70 0.17 $ 26.22 $ 54,540
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,860 0.05 $ 35.95 $ 74,770

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) 360 0.02 $ 36.76 $ 76,460
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 2,860 0.05 $ 35.95 $ 74,770
Rail Transportation 11,710 5.33 $ 31.35 $ 65,210
Urban Transit Systems 70 0.17 $ 26.22 $ 54,540
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 6,740 20.67 $ 22.56 $ 46,920


Geographic profile for Rail Car Repairers:

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.



Map of employment of rail car repairers by state, May 2021


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 3,010 0.54 3.31 $ 28.13 $ 58,500
Texas 1,960 0.16 0.99 $ 25.85 $ 53,770
Virginia 890 0.24 1.46 $ 33.20 $ 69,060
Ohio 710 0.14 0.84 $ 25.03 $ 52,060
Pennsylvania 670 0.12 0.75 $ 26.24 $ 54,580


Map of location quotient of rail car repairers by state, May 2021


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 180 0.70 4.34 $ 27.26 $ 56,700
Nebraska 640 0.67 4.11 $ 31.05 $ 64,580
Illinois 3,010 0.54 3.31 $ 28.13 $ 58,500
Mississippi 520 0.47 2.93 $ 21.96 $ 45,670
Arkansas 500 0.42 2.59 $ 23.59 $ 49,060


Map of annual mean wages of rail car repairers by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Rail Car Repairers:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wisconsin 190 0.07 0.44 $ 36.05 $ 74,980
New York (8) (8) (8) $ 34.84 $ 72,470
Virginia 890 0.24 1.46 $ 33.20 $ 69,060
Maryland 520 0.20 1.25 $ 32.31 $ 67,190
Colorado 490 0.19 1.15 $ 31.82 $ 66,190



Map of employment of rail car repairers by area, May 2021


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 1,490 0.35 2.17 $ 25.68 $ 53,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,210 0.41 2.56 $ 35.93 $ 74,740
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 920 0.11 0.66 $ 41.68 $ 86,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 470 0.16 0.99 $ 22.53 $ 46,860
St. Louis, MO-IL 430 0.34 2.10 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 260 0.07 0.45 $ 22.70 $ 47,220
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.12 0.75 $ 36.79 $ 76,530
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 1.01 6.26 $ 21.72 $ 45,190
Salt Lake City, UT 140 0.19 1.19 $ 20.65 $ 42,940
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 130 0.07 0.43 $ 23.83 $ 49,560


Map of location quotient of rail car repairers by area, May 2021


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)
Texarkana, TX-AR 70 1.17 7.26 $ 18.38 $ 38,230
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 150 1.01 6.26 $ 21.72 $ 45,190
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 50 0.41 2.56 $ 17.51 $ 36,420
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,210 0.41 2.56 $ 35.93 $ 74,740
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,490 0.35 2.17 $ 25.68 $ 53,410
St. Louis, MO-IL 430 0.34 2.10 (8) (8)
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 130 0.20 1.26 $ 22.03 $ 45,820
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 50 0.20 1.21 $ 20.51 $ 42,660
Salt Lake City, UT 140 0.19 1.19 $ 20.65 $ 42,940
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 90 0.19 1.17 $ 25.94 $ 53,960


Map of annual mean wages of rail car repairers by area, May 2021


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 920 0.11 0.66 $ 41.68 $ 86,690
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 180 0.12 0.75 $ 36.79 $ 76,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,210 0.41 2.56 $ 35.93 $ 74,740
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 80 0.09 0.53 $ 32.67 $ 67,960
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 60 0.03 0.21 $ 31.95 $ 66,460
Stockton-Lodi, CA 30 0.12 0.75 $ 30.73 $ 63,920
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 80 0.06 0.38 $ 26.29 $ 54,670
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 100 0.05 0.33 $ 26.12 $ 54,330
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 90 0.19 1.17 $ 25.94 $ 53,960
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,490 0.35 2.17 $ 25.68 $ 53,410

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)
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 170 0.53 3.30 $ 19.06 $ 39,630
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 2.01 $ 20.47 $ 42,580
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 3.25 $ 20.75 $ 43,150
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.74 10.76 $ 25.62 $ 53,290
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 60 0.16 1.00 $ 18.49 $ 38,450

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)
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.74 10.76 $ 25.62 $ 53,290
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 170 0.53 3.30 $ 19.06 $ 39,630
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 3.25 $ 20.75 $ 43,150
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 2.01 $ 20.47 $ 42,580
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.77 $ 19.67 $ 40,910

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)
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 1.74 10.76 $ 25.62 $ 53,290
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area 80 0.53 3.25 $ 20.75 $ 43,150
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.33 2.01 $ 20.47 $ 42,580
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.29 1.77 $ 19.67 $ 40,910
North Northeastern Ohio nonmetropolitan area (noncontiguous) 170 0.53 3.30 $ 19.06 $ 39,630


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.

(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 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