Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
24,090 3.9 % $27.11 $56,380 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.88 $20.93 $27.62 $33.34 $37.53
Annual Wage (2) $33,030 $43,530 $57,460 $69,340 $78,070


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 13,310 5.63 $29.24 $60,820
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 5,960 18.54 $20.48 $42,590
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,460 0.05 $34.37 $71,490
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,060 4.75 $19.10 $39,730
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $33.67 $70,040

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 5,960 18.54 $20.48 $42,590
Rail Transportation 13,310 5.63 $29.24 $60,820
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 1,060 4.75 $19.10 $39,730
Urban Transit Systems 190 0.40 $26.20 $54,500
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 40 0.28 $18.49 $38,450

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 2,460 0.05 $34.37 $71,490
Support Activities for Air Transportation (8) (8) $33.99 $70,700
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 360 0.02 $33.67 $70,040
Coal Mining 60 0.12 $32.35 $67,280
Rail Transportation 13,310 5.63 $29.24 $60,820


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 2,550 0.43 2.55 $25.95 $53,990
New York 1,790 0.19 1.15 $34.58 $71,930
Pennsylvania 1,160 0.20 1.19 (8) (8)
California 970 0.06 0.34 $30.57 $63,580
Georgia 850 0.20 1.17 $22.82 $47,460




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 730 0.75 4.43 $21.47 $44,650
Wyoming 200 0.74 4.35 $28.48 $59,240
Kansas 750 0.55 3.25 $24.12 $50,170
Alaska 160 0.52 3.06 $32.72 $68,060
Illinois 2,550 0.43 2.55 $25.95 $53,990




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 1,790 0.19 1.15 $34.58 $71,930
Alaska 160 0.52 3.06 $32.72 $68,060
West Virginia 250 0.37 2.18 $31.77 $66,080
Colorado 320 0.12 0.73 $31.41 $65,340
Oregon 280 0.15 0.90 $30.83 $64,120



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.12 0.73 $39.12 $81,360
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 1.01 $25.28 $52,580
Kansas City, MO-KS 440 0.42 2.49 $19.03 $39,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 260 0.10 0.58 $20.72 $43,100
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.09 0.55 $23.18 $48,220
Longview, TX 190 2.16 12.79 $21.02 $43,710
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.22 1.33 $20.62 $42,890
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.09 0.55 $35.28 $73,370
Jacksonville, FL 130 0.19 1.11 $21.39 $44,480
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 100 0.21 1.21 $18.03 $37,500


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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 190 2.16 12.79 $21.02 $43,710
Texarkana, TX-AR 60 1.11 6.59 $21.17 $44,030
Savannah, GA 70 0.42 2.50 $15.15 $31,500
Kansas City, MO-KS 440 0.42 2.49 $19.03 $39,590
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 100 0.36 2.14 $19.00 $39,510
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.25 1.49 $17.65 $36,720
Salt Lake City, UT 160 0.22 1.33 $20.62 $42,890
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 100 0.21 1.21 $18.03 $37,500
Jacksonville, FL 130 0.19 1.11 $21.39 $44,480
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 1.01 $25.28 $52,580


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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 830 0.12 0.73 $39.12 $81,360
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 130 0.09 0.55 $35.28 $73,370
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.07 0.42 $29.00 $60,320
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 50 0.05 0.31 $28.95 $60,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $28.63 $59,540
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $27.84 $57,910
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.36 $27.63 $57,470
Baton Rouge, LA (8) (8) (8) $26.22 $54,530
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 500 0.17 1.01 $25.28 $52,580
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $23.56 $49,000

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 210 1.12 6.65 $25.48 $53,000
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.75 4.44 $23.04 $47,920
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.68 4.01 $17.39 $36,160
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 6.64 $20.01 $41,620
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.14 $19.95 $41,500

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 6.64 $20.01 $41,620
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.12 6.65 $25.48 $53,000
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.75 4.44 $23.04 $47,920
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 150 0.68 4.01 $17.39 $36,160
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.14 $19.95 $41,500

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)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $32.03 $66,630
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 210 1.12 6.65 $25.48 $53,000
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 200 0.75 4.44 $23.04 $47,920
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 70 1.12 6.64 $20.01 $41,620
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 1.14 $19.95 $41,500


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018