Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 482000 - Rail Transportation

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 482000 - Rail Transportation.

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NAICS 482000 - Rail Transportation consists of:

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NAICS 482000 - Rail Transportation

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 219,110 100.00% $20.57 $22.59 $46,990 1.9 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 8,640 3.94% $39.93 $42.22 $87,830 4.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 0.08% (5) $79.15 $164,640 5.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,070 0.49% $40.05 $42.00 $87,360 2.3 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 130 0.06% $39.02 $43.86 $91,240 6.7 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 170 0.08% $38.58 $41.39 $86,090 4.3 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 0.02% $37.16 $41.77 $86,880 5.2 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 220 0.10% $41.42 $42.21 $87,790 4.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 250 0.11% $44.93 $44.07 $91,670 3.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 370 0.17% $42.76 $45.51 $94,650 3.3 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 240 0.11% $47.94 $46.41 $96,520 4.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 70 0.03% $39.93 $42.60 $88,610 6.0 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 3,510 1.60% $36.09 $36.55 $76,030 2.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 560 0.26% $41.70 $41.80 $86,940 1.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 100 0.05% $52.64 $54.39 $113,130 3.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 70 0.03% $40.52 $41.69 $86,710 3.4 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5,110 2.33% $28.71 $29.06 $60,440 3.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 0.08% $34.18 $33.78 $70,250 5.3 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 270 0.12% $30.98 $30.26 $62,950 2.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 60 0.03% $30.25 $30.01 $62,410 4.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 50 0.02% $29.85 $28.09 $58,420 4.9 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 370 0.17% $27.37 $27.77 $57,760 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 430 0.20% $34.16 $33.98 $70,680 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 460 0.21% $28.98 $29.09 $60,500 4.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 110 0.05% $32.70 $33.16 $68,960 4.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 100 0.05% $34.92 $34.34 $71,430 3.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,700 0.78% $33.53 $33.17 $68,990 2.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 260 0.12% $38.10 $37.30 $77,580 5.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 360 0.16% $39.38 $38.81 $80,730 2.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 110 0.05% $22.38 $23.30 $48,470 6.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 250 0.11% $29.13 $29.69 $61,760 5.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 0.06% $36.03 $35.64 $74,130 5.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 0.02% $30.99 $31.43 $65,380 2.3 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,500 0.68% $31.05 $31.67 $65,880 2.3 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 310 0.14% $33.22 $33.68 $70,050 3.2 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 180 0.08% $31.86 $32.20 $66,980 3.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 30 0.01% $36.13 $36.78 $76,500 2.3 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 50 0.02% $30.24 $31.19 $64,880 4.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 0.02% $37.72 $37.27 $77,530 3.3 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 90 0.04% $25.38 $25.18 $52,370 2.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 140 0.06% $32.05 $33.17 $68,990 3.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 70 0.03% $29.21 $31.74 $66,010 2.0 %
Legal Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 320 0.15% $48.62 $47.53 $98,870 3.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 260 0.12% $51.09 $52.74 $109,690 3.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 0.02% $24.48 $24.60 $51,180 3.8 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 340 0.16% $23.66 $22.57 $46,940 3.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 290 0.13% $23.62 $22.27 $46,320 3.7 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 150 0.07% $30.71 $30.22 $62,850 2.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 130 0.06% $30.59 $30.07 $62,540 2.4 %
Protective Service Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,570 0.72% $22.27 $22.60 $47,020 2.7 %
33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police 1,370 0.63% $22.78 $23.12 $48,080 2.6 %
33-9032 Security Guards 130 0.06% $13.30 $13.73 $28,560 6.4 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 2,230 1.02% $14.16 $13.23 $27,520 2.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30 0.01% $23.35 $22.47 $46,730 5.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 200 0.09% $12.21 $12.43 $25,850 4.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 140 0.06% $15.51 $15.04 $31,280 2.8 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 780 0.36% $13.82 $12.79 $26,600 5.6 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,040 0.47% $14.27 $13.33 $27,720 3.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 760 0.35% $12.49 $13.23 $27,510 7.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 0.32% $12.48 $13.06 $27,160 7.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers (6) (6) $10.96 $11.44 $23,800 2.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 7,170 3.27% $15.71 $15.60 $32,450 2.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 220 0.10% $24.79 $23.67 $49,240 3.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 2,590 1.18% $18.58 $16.96 $35,280 3.3 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 4,000 1.83% $14.65 $14.41 $29,980 2.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 1,230 0.56% $25.51 $26.63 $55,390 5.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 0.03% $35.02 $35.26 $73,340 4.6 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 40 0.02% $11.76 $12.47 $25,940 11.4 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26,950 12.30% $18.45 $18.03 $37,500 3.6 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,710 0.78% $24.64 $24.82 $51,630 4.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 230 0.10% $16.66 $17.09 $35,540 6.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 970 0.44% $17.04 $17.08 $35,540 3.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 300 0.14% $18.63 $17.61 $36,630 3.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 0.02% $18.28 $17.48 $36,350 3.7 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 30 0.01% $15.81 $15.28 $31,780 4.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 3,050 1.39% $18.70 $16.73 $34,800 7.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 40 0.02% $18.53 $17.87 $37,170 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 120 0.05% $16.99 $17.62 $36,650 9.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 950 0.43% $19.70 $18.71 $38,920 7.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 200 0.09% $18.46 $18.75 $38,990 5.7 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 40 0.02% $14.75 $14.68 $30,530 6.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,510 1.15% $24.62 $25.02 $52,040 7.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 210 0.10% $21.85 $22.53 $46,870 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 40 0.02% $18.04 $17.63 $36,670 4.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 400 0.18% $17.67 $17.27 $35,930 4.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 720 0.33% $20.72 $20.89 $43,450 3.2 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 920 0.42% $18.18 $17.13 $35,640 4.3 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 90 0.04% $20.21 $21.07 $43,830 6.4 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 130 0.06% $19.25 $18.91 $39,330 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 12,860 5.87% $17.00 $15.92 $33,120 4.2 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 0.02% $19.04 $18.63 $38,750 2.4 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 18,670 8.52% $19.88 $20.31 $42,230 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 3,080 1.41% $23.19 $24.81 $51,600 2.7 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 490 0.22% $20.10 $20.11 $41,840 2.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 920 0.42% $20.02 $20.21 $42,050 1.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 790 0.36% $18.36 $19.10 $39,730 2.7 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,900 0.87% $23.23 $23.00 $47,850 2.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 0.09% $23.19 $23.33 $48,530 3.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 1,750 0.80% $20.29 $20.57 $42,780 1.1 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 150 0.07% $20.54 $21.74 $45,220 3.3 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 30 0.01% $10.66 $12.86 $26,750 14.4 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 8,450 3.86% $17.93 $17.86 $37,150 1.2 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 29,940 13.66% $20.64 $21.19 $44,080 1.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4,720 2.15% $25.20 $25.67 $53,390 2.2 %
49-2021 Radio Mechanics 30 0.01% $25.58 $25.24 $52,510 2.3 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 3,500 1.60% $20.31 $20.30 $42,220 1.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 1,180 0.54% $20.41 $20.93 $43,530 5.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 0.04% $16.19 $16.08 $33,440 3.2 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 8,770 4.00% $19.82 $19.44 $40,430 1.2 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 150 0.07% $20.35 $19.23 $40,000 5.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 0.08% $20.67 $20.83 $43,330 2.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 0.04% $19.90 $19.63 $40,830 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 740 0.34% $17.15 $16.87 $35,090 2.2 %
49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers 7,370 3.36% $20.90 $21.34 $44,390 1.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 540 0.25% $17.07 $16.21 $33,710 4.9 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 12,130 5.54% $20.26 $20.32 $42,270 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 820 0.37% $22.84 $23.60 $49,090 1.4 %
51-4041 Machinists 5,770 2.63% $20.35 $20.32 $42,260 1.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 4,100 1.87% $19.90 $19.73 $41,040 1.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 0.03% $21.39 $21.84 $45,430 2.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 230 0.10% $20.68 $21.83 $45,400 7.4 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 490 0.22% $16.60 $15.73 $32,710 3.4 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 100,530 45.88% $20.85 $23.19 $48,240 2.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 0.11% $23.00 $22.68 $47,170 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 3,270 1.49% $25.56 $25.80 $53,660 2.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 570 0.26% $19.14 $18.52 $38,520 2.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 780 0.36% $17.49 $16.96 $35,280 2.2 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 70 0.03% $12.30 $13.46 $28,010 10.0 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 29,620 13.52% $22.22 $24.74 $51,450 3.6 %
53-4012 Locomotive Firers 660 0.30% $23.29 $21.89 $45,540 2.0 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 3,470 1.58% $18.85 $20.67 $42,990 4.6 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 12,880 5.88% $21.83 $23.41 $48,690 1.5 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 30,920 14.11% $21.67 $24.78 $51,530 2.9 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 190 0.09% $19.25 $19.00 $39,520 1.6 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 90 0.04% $24.22 $23.85 $49,610 1.9 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 3,190 1.46% $21.37 $21.93 $45,610 1.5 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 330 0.15% $20.06 $20.84 $43,350 3.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 160 0.07% $19.95 $19.58 $40,730 1.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 2,620 1.20% $14.97 $14.35 $29,840 5.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,310 1.05% $15.62 $15.20 $31,620 2.1 %

About May 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(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 mean 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.

(5) = Median hourly wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour.

(6) =Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: May 7, 2004

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