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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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 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)
7,730 6.3 % $32.60 $67,800 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.64 $27.66 $33.89 $38.06 $44.11
Annual Wage (2) $36,680 $57,530 $70,490 $79,170 $91,760


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 5,610 2.41 $33.40 $69,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 $34.97 $72,730
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 480 1.41 $19.54 $40,650
Urban Transit Systems 100 0.21 $30.26 $62,950
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 100 0.00 $35.24 $73,310

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 5,610 2.41 $33.40 $69,480
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 480 1.41 $19.54 $40,650
Urban Transit Systems 100 0.21 $30.26 $62,950
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 $34.97 $72,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 100 0.00 $35.24 $73,310

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 100 (7) $35.24 $73,310
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,260 0.02 $34.97 $72,730
Rail Transportation 5,610 2.41 $33.40 $69,480
Urban Transit Systems 100 0.21 $30.26 $62,950
Support Activities for Water Transportation (8) (8) $23.44 $48,760


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)
Pennsylvania 650 0.11 2.08 $33.55 $69,770
Texas 620 0.05 0.95 $32.74 $68,100
Illinois 520 0.09 1.63 $36.59 $76,110
Florida 310 0.04 0.68 $27.10 $56,380
California 260 0.02 0.29 $40.37 $83,960




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)
North Dakota 120 0.28 5.32 $38.23 $79,510
Pennsylvania 650 0.11 2.08 $33.55 $69,770
Illinois 520 0.09 1.63 $36.59 $76,110
Indiana 240 0.08 1.50 $34.37 $71,480
Tennessee 210 0.07 1.30 $29.99 $62,370




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 260 0.02 0.29 $40.37 $83,960
North Dakota 120 0.28 5.32 $38.23 $79,510
Illinois 520 0.09 1.63 $36.59 $76,110
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $35.99 $74,860
Washington 140 0.04 0.79 $35.84 $74,550





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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 810 0.09 1.59 $35.03 $72,870
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 1.29 $35.90 $74,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.68 $37.15 $77,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 90 0.03 0.61 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.36 $29.97 $62,340




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)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 810 0.09 1.59 $35.03 $72,870
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 1.29 $35.90 $74,670
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.68 $37.15 $77,270
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 90 0.03 0.61 (8) (8)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.36 $29.97 $62,340




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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 110 0.04 0.68 $37.15 $77,270
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 140 0.07 1.29 $35.90 $74,670
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 810 0.09 1.59 $35.03 $72,870
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 70 0.02 0.36 $29.97 $62,340


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.

(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.


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