Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
8,300 8.2 % $31.61 $65,750 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.49 $27.01 $32.88 $37.08 $42.03
Annual Wage (2) $36,370 $56,190 $68,400 $77,140 $87,420


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 5,860 2.48 $32.11 $66,800
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.03 $34.28 $71,310
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 530 1.66 $18.83 $39,170
Urban Transit Systems 90 0.20 $30.28 $62,990
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 90 0.00 $36.52 $75,970

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 5,860 2.48 $32.11 $66,800
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 530 1.66 $18.83 $39,170
Urban Transit Systems 90 0.20 $30.28 $62,990
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.03 $34.28 $71,310
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 90 0.00 $36.52 $75,970

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) 90 (7) $36.52 $75,970
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,640 0.03 $34.28 $71,310
Rail Transportation 5,860 2.48 $32.11 $66,800
Urban Transit Systems 90 0.20 $30.28 $62,990
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 530 1.66 $18.83 $39,170


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)
New York 1,210 0.13 2.25 $34.02 $70,760
California 510 0.03 0.52 $37.39 $77,780
Washington 140 0.04 0.75 $35.14 $73,100
Kentucky 140 0.07 1.24 $34.64 $72,060
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.63 $35.59 $74,030




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)
New York 1,210 0.13 2.25 $34.02 $70,760
Kentucky 140 0.07 1.24 $34.64 $72,060
Washington 140 0.04 0.75 $35.14 $73,100
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.63 $35.59 $74,030
Colorado 90 0.03 0.59 $25.88 $53,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 510 0.03 0.52 $37.39 $77,780
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.63 $35.59 $74,030
Washington 140 0.04 0.75 $35.14 $73,100
Virginia (8) (8) (8) $34.75 $72,280
Kentucky 140 0.07 1.24 $34.64 $72,060



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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 940 0.14 2.42 $34.23 $71,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 1.15 $37.15 $77,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.08 1.38 $35.46 $73,770
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.90 $38.64 $80,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.35 $23.89 $49,690


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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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 940 0.14 2.42 $34.23 $71,210
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.08 1.38 $35.46 $73,770
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 1.15 $37.15 $77,270
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.90 $38.64 $80,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.35 $23.89 $49,690


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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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 60 0.05 0.90 $38.64 $80,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 170 0.07 1.15 $37.15 $77,270
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 130 0.08 1.38 $35.46 $73,770
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 940 0.14 2.42 $34.23 $71,210
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 60 0.02 0.35 $23.89 $49,690


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.

(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 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