Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
22,090 4.3 % $25.77 $53,590 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.09 $19.74 $26.44 $30.85 $36.64
Annual Wage (2) $31,390 $41,050 $55,000 $64,170 $76,220


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 11,570 5.22 $27.98 $58,190
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 5,830 17.26 $20.11 $41,820
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,120 0.04 $30.85 $64,160
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,170 4.19 $18.24 $37,940
State Government (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $39.05 $81,220

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 5,830 17.26 $20.11 $41,820
Rail Transportation 11,570 5.22 $27.98 $58,190
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,170 4.19 $18.24 $37,940
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 40 0.31 $16.75 $34,830
Coal Mining 60 0.12 $31.25 $65,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 470 0.02 $39.05 $81,220
Coal Mining 60 0.12 $31.25 $65,010
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,120 0.04 $30.85 $64,160
Rail Transportation 11,570 5.22 $27.98 $58,190
Urban Transit Systems (8) (8) $25.26 $52,540


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 2,070 0.35 2.23 $25.50 $53,040
Texas 1,940 0.17 1.05 $25.73 $53,520
New York 1,400 0.15 0.98 $29.49 $61,340
California 1,080 0.07 0.43 $28.54 $59,360
Maryland 920 0.35 2.21 $30.39 $63,210




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)
Nebraska 910 0.94 5.95 $24.33 $50,610
Wyoming 230 0.83 5.29 $26.33 $54,770
Kansas 840 0.61 3.87 $23.00 $47,840
Idaho 260 0.40 2.53 $19.97 $41,540
Maryland 920 0.35 2.21 $30.39 $63,210




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 920 0.35 2.21 $30.39 $63,210
Minnesota 330 0.12 0.74 $30.02 $62,440
New York 1,400 0.15 0.98 $29.49 $61,340
Oregon 200 0.11 0.72 $29.25 $60,840
Louisiana 350 0.18 1.16 $28.64 $59,580





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.41 2.58 $31.79 $66,120
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 910 0.25 1.59 (8) (8)
Kansas City, MO-KS 680 0.65 4.14 $19.00 $39,520
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.05 0.31 $33.54 $69,760
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 310 0.12 0.78 $19.03 $39,590
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 1.20 $25.06 $52,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 0.74 $21.71 $45,160
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.07 0.42 $26.18 $54,450
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 150 0.10 0.65 $30.98 $64,440
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 1.26 $21.50 $44,720




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 100 0.99 6.31 $20.11 $41,840
Kansas City, MO-KS 680 0.65 4.14 $19.00 $39,520
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.41 2.58 $31.79 $66,120
Savannah, GA 40 0.26 1.63 (8) (8)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.25 1.61 $18.43 $38,340
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 910 0.25 1.59 (8) (8)
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 110 0.23 1.47 $16.82 $34,980
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 1.26 $21.50 $44,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 1.20 $25.06 $52,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 0.74 $21.71 $45,160




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 320 0.05 0.31 $33.54 $69,760
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.41 2.58 $31.79 $66,120
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 150 0.10 0.65 $30.98 $64,440
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $30.08 $62,570
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $26.39 $54,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.07 0.42 $26.18 $54,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 300 0.19 1.20 $25.06 $52,120
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $22.48 $46,750
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 280 0.12 0.74 $21.71 $45,160
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 120 0.20 1.26 $21.50 $44,720

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 0.84 5.36 $20.42 $42,480
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.13 19.86 $20.42 $42,470
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 4.44 $17.13 $35,640
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.46 9.27 $20.24 $42,090
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 3.23 $17.36 $36,100

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)
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.13 19.86 $20.42 $42,470
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.46 9.27 $20.24 $42,090
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 0.84 5.36 $20.42 $42,480
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 4.44 $17.13 $35,640
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 3.23 $17.36 $36,100

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)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 160 0.84 5.36 $20.42 $42,480
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 130 3.13 19.86 $20.42 $42,470
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 90 1.46 9.27 $20.24 $42,090
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 50 0.51 3.23 $17.36 $36,100
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 130 0.70 4.44 $17.13 $35,640


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017