Occupational Employment Statistics

November 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.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 482000 - Rail Transportation is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

NAICS 482000 - Rail Transportation consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 482000 - Rail Transportation:

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 212,860 100.00% $21.10 $23.27 $48,390 1.6 %
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 7,410 3.48% $40.58 $42.53 $88,460 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 140 0.07% (5) $76.92 $160,000 4.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 960 0.45% $41.65 $43.64 $90,770 2.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 120 0.06% $39.83 $43.32 $90,100 6.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 160 0.08% $38.08 $40.90 $85,060 3.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 0.02% $42.73 $45.57 $94,790 3.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 210 0.10% $42.99 $43.61 $90,720 2.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 220 0.10% $46.01 $45.21 $94,030 2.7 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 310 0.15% $43.26 $46.15 $95,980 2.9 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 220 0.10% $47.89 $47.00 $97,760 3.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 0.03% $39.55 $41.78 $86,900 5.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,880 1.35% $37.04 $37.52 $78,030 2.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 450 0.21% $42.03 $42.17 $87,700 1.4 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 0.04% $52.71 $54.34 $113,030 2.8 %
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 4,700 2.21% $28.82 $29.26 $60,860 2.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 0.06% $33.30 $33.32 $69,300 4.7 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 260 0.12% $31.74 $31.24 $64,970 2.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 50 0.02% $30.69 $30.44 $63,320 3.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 0.03% $33.49 $32.24 $67,070 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 380 0.18% $28.87 $29.12 $60,570 2.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 380 0.18% $34.75 $34.43 $71,620 2.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 380 0.18% $29.34 $29.56 $61,480 3.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 110 0.05% $32.79 $33.00 $68,650 3.2 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 90 0.04% $34.27 $33.93 $70,580 3.0 %
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 1,410 0.66% $34.43 $34.01 $70,730 2.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 140 0.07% $32.77 $32.30 $67,180 2.1 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 230 0.11% $39.36 $38.64 $80,370 4.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 90 0.04% $23.50 $24.35 $50,650 5.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 200 0.09% $29.01 $29.50 $61,370 4.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 0.06% $37.65 $37.27 $77,520 4.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 0.02% $32.81 $33.39 $69,450 3.0 %
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 1,360 0.64% $32.23 $32.73 $68,090 1.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 290 0.14% $33.63 $34.05 $70,820 3.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 0.02% $38.89 $38.90 $80,910 1.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 0.03% $29.28 $30.45 $63,330 3.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 0.03% $38.90 $38.32 $79,700 3.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 70 0.03% $25.71 $25.57 $53,180 2.6 %
Life, Physical, and Social 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)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 140 0.07% $30.84 $32.65 $67,900 2.9 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 0.04% $29.10 $31.92 $66,390 2.0 %
Legal 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)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 290 0.14% $49.72 $48.75 $101,410 3.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers 240 0.11% $52.10 $54.02 $112,370 3.1 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 40 0.02% $24.41 $24.54 $51,050 3.9 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 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)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 300 0.14% $23.98 $22.81 $47,440 3.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 250 0.12% $23.99 $22.53 $46,870 3.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical 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)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 160 0.08% $32.34 $31.61 $65,740 1.9 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 140 0.07% $32.73 $31.86 $66,260 1.9 %
Protective 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)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,550 0.73% $22.98 $23.35 $48,580 2.6 %
33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police 1,340 0.63% $23.60 $23.92 $49,750 2.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 130 0.06% $13.49 $13.80 $28,710 6.8 %
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 1,710 0.80% $14.48 $13.47 $28,020 3.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (7) (7) $13.02 $12.90 $26,830 5.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 130 0.06% $15.62 $15.10 $31,410 3.0 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 630 0.30% $14.05 $12.93 $26,900 6.0 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 740 0.35% $14.61 $13.56 $28,210 4.1 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 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)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 640 0.30% $12.83 $13.66 $28,400 7.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 570 0.27% $12.86 $13.51 $28,100 7.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 50 0.02% $11.21 $11.54 $24,000 2.7 %
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 5,680 2.67% $15.96 $15.82 $32,910 2.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 160 0.08% $24.40 $23.14 $48,120 3.4 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 2,030 0.95% $18.64 $16.99 $35,330 3.6 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 3,240 1.52% $14.98 $14.75 $30,670 1.7 %
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 1,070 0.50% $25.59 $26.63 $55,380 4.1 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 0.02% $35.67 $35.85 $74,570 5.8 %
Office and Administrative Support 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)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 23,680 11.12% $18.95 $18.55 $38,580 3.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,490 0.70% $25.39 $25.30 $52,620 4.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 260 0.12% $14.98 $16.06 $33,410 8.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 740 0.35% $16.89 $17.18 $35,740 4.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 0.11% $19.09 $18.07 $37,590 3.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 30 0.01% $18.82 $18.18 $37,820 2.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,390 1.12% $16.88 $16.21 $33,710 7.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 100 0.05% $17.80 $18.15 $37,740 10.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 790 0.37% $20.06 $19.44 $40,430 7.0 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 0.01% $14.98 $15.05 $31,300 6.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,270 1.07% $24.41 $24.77 $51,520 5.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 200 0.09% $22.02 $22.73 $47,270 3.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30 0.01% $17.93 $17.61 $36,620 4.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 360 0.17% $18.08 $17.41 $36,220 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 640 0.30% $20.77 $20.98 $43,630 2.9 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 860 0.40% $18.45 $17.36 $36,110 4.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 70 0.03% $20.82 $21.68 $45,090 7.1 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 120 0.06% $19.64 $19.27 $40,080 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 10,700 5.03% $17.81 $16.48 $34,280 4.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 30 0.01% $19.20 $18.78 $39,070 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 17,900 8.41% $20.13 $20.64 $42,930 1.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2,650 1.24% $24.34 $25.65 $53,350 2.5 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 470 0.22% $20.39 $20.76 $43,190 2.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 930 0.44% $20.13 $20.33 $42,280 1.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 700 0.33% $18.44 $19.19 $39,920 2.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,970 0.93% $23.25 $23.07 $47,970 2.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 0.08% $23.64 $23.83 $49,570 3.1 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 1,720 0.81% $20.50 $20.80 $43,270 1.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 140 0.07% $20.71 $21.82 $45,390 3.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 30 0.01% $10.60 $13.03 $27,100 16.6 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 8,290 3.89% $18.34 $18.27 $37,990 1.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 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)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 32,960 15.48% $20.93 $21.57 $44,870 1.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 5,030 2.36% $25.14 $25.68 $53,410 1.6 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 3,870 1.82% $20.88 $21.10 $43,890 1.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 2,840 1.33% $20.99 $21.66 $45,050 2.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 0.03% $17.84 $18.25 $37,960 4.5 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 9,920 4.66% $20.20 $20.19 $41,990 1.4 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 90 0.04% $19.84 $18.45 $38,370 4.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 0.08% $21.01 $21.19 $44,070 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 0.11% $20.70 $21.13 $43,950 2.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,360 0.64% $19.27 $19.13 $39,790 1.9 %
49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers 6,380 3.00% $21.02 $21.48 $44,670 1.3 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 590 0.28% $17.38 $16.30 $33,890 4.6 %
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 10,780 5.06% $20.48 $20.64 $42,930 1.2 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,070 0.50% $22.21 $23.39 $48,640 1.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 5,130 2.41% $20.50 $20.46 $42,560 1.2 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 3,380 1.59% $20.11 $19.99 $41,590 1.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 0.03% $21.59 $22.07 $45,900 2.8 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 180 0.08% $21.04 $22.35 $46,480 7.1 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 360 0.17% $17.33 $16.13 $33,560 3.7 %
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 101,110 47.50% $21.51 $24.04 $49,990 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 280 0.13% $23.52 $23.35 $48,580 3.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,990 1.40% $26.10 $26.53 $55,180 2.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 520 0.24% $19.25 $18.68 $38,860 1.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 540 0.25% $18.14 $17.24 $35,870 2.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 0.03% $12.59 $13.87 $28,860 10.9 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 29,240 13.74% $24.70 $26.17 $54,440 3.1 %
53-4012 Locomotive Firers 580 0.27% $23.25 $23.21 $48,270 3.0 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 3,330 1.56% $18.80 $20.33 $42,280 4.2 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 13,700 6.44% $22.69 $24.10 $50,130 1.5 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 31,440 14.77% $23.10 $25.70 $53,450 2.5 %
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 230 0.11% $19.38 $19.21 $39,950 1.5 %
53-6041 Traffic Technicians 120 0.06% $25.79 $25.62 $53,300 3.1 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 2,990 1.40% $21.93 $22.70 $47,220 1.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 270 0.13% $20.06 $20.56 $42,760 2.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 120 0.06% $20.11 $19.83 $41,250 1.5 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 0.09% $18.28 $17.84 $37,110 3.1 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 2,330 1.09% $14.80 $14.28 $29,700 5.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,430 1.14% $16.15 $15.87 $33,000 2.0 %

About November 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) This median wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(7) 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: November 24, 2004

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