Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

53-4041 Subway and Streetcar Operators

Operate subway or elevated suburban trains with no separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar, to transport passengers. May handle fares.


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)
8,850 4.5 % $30.28 $62,970 5.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.94 $24.29 $32.78 $36.86 $39.47
Annual Wage (2) $37,310 $50,510 $68,170 $76,670 $82,100


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)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,620 0.12 $31.46 $65,440
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $33.36 $69,380
Urban Transit Systems 500 1.03 $25.84 $53,750
Traveler Accommodation 60 0.00 $12.10 $25,170

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Urban Transit Systems 500 1.03 $25.84 $53,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,620 0.12 $31.46 $65,440
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,040 0.05 $33.36 $69,380
Traveler Accommodation 60 0.00 $12.10 $25,170

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) 1,040 0.05 $33.36 $69,380
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 6,620 0.12 $31.46 $65,440
Urban Transit Systems 500 1.03 $25.84 $53,750
Social Advocacy Organizations (8) (8) $20.97 $43,620
Traveler Accommodation 60 (7) $12.10 $25,170


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)
California 1,010 0.06 0.98 $27.67 $57,550
Maryland 520 0.19 3.17 $30.35 $63,120
Texas 430 0.04 0.58 $22.51 $46,810
Georgia 230 0.05 0.84 $18.03 $37,500
New Jersey 100 0.02 0.39 $29.09 $60,510




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)
Maryland 520 0.19 3.17 $30.35 $63,120
California 1,010 0.06 0.98 $27.67 $57,550
Georgia 230 0.05 0.84 $18.03 $37,500
Texas 430 0.04 0.58 $22.51 $46,810
New Jersey 100 0.02 0.39 $29.09 $60,510




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 520 0.19 3.17 $30.35 $63,120
New Jersey 100 0.02 0.39 $29.09 $60,510
California 1,010 0.06 0.98 $27.67 $57,550
Tennessee 30 0.01 0.18 $23.67 $49,220
Texas 430 0.04 0.58 $22.51 $46,810





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 3,460 0.36 5.95 $35.98 $74,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.06 1.06 $19.51 $40,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.02 0.37 $28.42 $59,120




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 3,460 0.36 5.95 $35.98 $74,850
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.06 1.06 $19.51 $40,580
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.02 0.37 $28.42 $59,120




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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 3,460 0.36 5.95 $35.98 $74,850
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 70 0.02 0.37 $28.42 $59,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA (8) (8) (8) $26.17 $54,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA (8) (8) (8) $26.05 $54,190
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (8) (8) (8) $24.98 $51,970
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 190 0.06 1.06 $19.51 $40,580


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