Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
8,680 6.1 % $30.15 $62,710 2.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.36 $25.03 $31.42 $36.67 $39.81
Annual Wage (2) $36,110 $52,060 $65,350 $76,270 $82,800


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 6,290 2.84 $29.84 $62,060
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,590 0.03 $34.44 $71,640
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 520 1.52 $18.70 $38,890
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $38.35 $79,770
Urban Transit Systems 40 0.08 $28.07 $58,390

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 6,290 2.84 $29.84 $62,060
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 520 1.52 $18.70 $38,890
Urban Transit Systems 40 0.08 $28.07 $58,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,590 0.03 $34.44 $71,640
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $38.35 $79,770

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 200 0.01 $38.35 $79,770
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,590 0.03 $34.44 $71,640
Rail Transportation 6,290 2.84 $29.84 $62,060
Urban Transit Systems 40 0.08 $28.07 $58,390
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 520 1.52 $18.70 $38,890


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 1,060 0.12 1.89 $35.10 $73,010
Texas 810 0.07 1.11 $26.80 $55,740
Illinois 730 0.12 2.01 $31.88 $66,320
California 600 0.04 0.61 $33.17 $69,000
Minnesota 560 0.20 3.20 $23.27 $48,390




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 290 0.30 4.85 $29.25 $60,840
Minnesota 560 0.20 3.20 $23.27 $48,390
Arkansas 160 0.13 2.14 (8) (8)
New York 1,060 0.12 1.89 $35.10 $73,010
Illinois 730 0.12 2.01 $31.88 $66,320




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 1,060 0.12 1.89 $35.10 $73,010
Washington 110 0.04 0.57 $34.35 $71,450
Kentucky 120 0.07 1.05 $33.48 $69,640
California 600 0.04 0.61 $33.17 $69,000
Illinois 730 0.12 2.01 $31.88 $66,320





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 90 0.04 0.58 $35.58 $74,000
Baton Rouge, LA 80 0.20 3.28 (8) (8)




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)
Baton Rouge, LA 80 0.20 3.28 (8) (8)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.58 $35.58 $74,000




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 Metropolitan Division 90 0.04 0.58 $35.58 $74,000


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