Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 488200 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 488200 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 488200 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation is part of: NAICS 488000 - Support Activities for Transportation.

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NAICS 488200 - Support Activities for Rail Transportation

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 23,840 100.00% $15.51 $17.48 $36,360 1.1 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 750 3.15% $39.28 $44.04 $91,610 3.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 50 0.21% (5) $79.94 $166,280 9.9 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 460 1.93% $38.96 $43.28 $90,020 5.3 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 50 0.21% $33.70 $34.31 $71,370 2.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 110 0.46% $39.78 $38.28 $79,610 4.9 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 210 0.88% $24.03 $29.39 $61,140 8.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 0.34% $22.18 $23.70 $49,300 8.5 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (8) (8) $19.30 $23.17 $48,200 3.5 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (8) (8) $35.00 $33.59 $69,860 5.5 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors (8) (8) $35.61 $33.87 $70,440 6.0 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations (8) (8) $10.70 $11.02 $22,920 5.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards (8) (8) $10.70 $11.02 $22,920 5.2 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 120 0.50% $12.23 $13.45 $27,970 4.6 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 90 0.38% $11.55 $12.19 $25,350 4.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 90 0.38% $28.05 $29.57 $61,510 8.4 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 70 0.29% $27.00 $29.00 $60,320 10.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 2,440 10.23% $14.09 $15.01 $31,230 1.8 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 130 0.55% $20.47 $21.44 $44,590 3.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 190 0.80% $16.32 $17.14 $35,660 4.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 200 0.84% $14.33 $14.97 $31,130 4.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 40 0.17% (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 40 0.17% $18.09 $19.69 $40,960 10.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 40 0.17% $13.53 $14.30 $29,750 8.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 210 0.88% $14.34 $15.74 $32,740 7.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 30 0.13% $14.37 $15.37 $31,970 7.3 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 70 0.29% $17.02 $18.89 $39,280 6.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 0.88% $12.82 $13.73 $28,550 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 40 0.17% $13.69 $13.11 $27,280 4.7 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 160 0.67% $17.50 $17.72 $36,860 6.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 170 0.71% $12.14 $11.97 $24,900 6.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (8) (8) $11.69 $12.26 $25,510 5.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 620 2.60% $12.58 $12.92 $26,870 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 50 0.21% $14.27 $14.75 $30,670 7.1 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 710 2.98% $15.50 $16.54 $34,410 5.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 40 0.17% $23.03 $25.08 $52,160 8.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 80 0.34% $13.56 $15.05 $31,290 9.2 %
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 540 2.27% $15.23 $15.96 $33,210 8.5 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7,350 30.83% $15.73 $16.61 $34,550 1.2 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 1.89% $24.26 $26.30 $54,700 3.2 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 60 0.25% $21.72 $22.07 $45,910 2.3 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 40 0.17% $14.76 $15.05 $31,300 3.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 1.22% $17.04 $17.69 $36,790 4.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 140 0.59% $18.52 $19.52 $40,610 2.8 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 5,080 21.31% $15.24 $15.75 $32,750 1.4 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 60 0.25% $21.28 $22.26 $46,290 9.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 3.31% $15.51 $16.15 $33,600 3.4 %
49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers (8) (8) $17.42 $17.50 $36,400 3.6 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 150 0.63% $10.62 $10.96 $22,800 3.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 0.21% $13.79 $14.32 $29,780 6.9 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 2,330 9.77% $17.07 $17.79 $37,000 3.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 210 0.88% $22.78 $22.95 $47,730 5.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,460 6.12% $17.22 $17.75 $36,920 4.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 180 0.76% $19.02 $19.67 $40,910 4.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 250 1.05% $15.58 $16.41 $34,130 3.2 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers (8) (8) $11.44 $11.68 $24,280 4.2 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 50 0.21% $10.05 $10.95 $22,770 3.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9,540 40.02% $14.71 $16.12 $33,520 1.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 280 1.17% $22.20 $23.41 $48,690 4.7 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 550 2.31% $23.18 $25.31 $52,640 5.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 410 1.72% $16.78 $17.13 $35,620 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 310 1.30% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 240 1.01% $16.95 $17.63 $36,670 3.3 %
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 1,130 4.74% $14.53 $14.96 $31,110 2.6 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 1,240 5.20% $17.05 $18.01 $37,460 4.6 %
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 240 1.01% $17.83 $19.00 $39,530 8.1 %
53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other 530 2.22% $14.27 $15.29 $31,800 4.7 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 440 1.85% $13.64 $17.37 $36,140 7.2 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other (8) (8) $9.64 $11.22 $23,330 10.0 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 320 1.34% $17.11 $17.76 $36,950 5.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 600 2.52% $13.46 $14.27 $29,680 3.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 310 1.30% $11.38 $11.98 $24,920 4.9 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,380 9.98% $12.44 $12.68 $26,370 2.2 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 80 0.34% $26.60 $23.92 $49,760 12.3 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 300 1.26% $16.38 $16.87 $35,090 14.4 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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 wage is equal to or greater than $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.




Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2008 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (cross-industry estimates)

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Technical notes

Last Modified Date: May 04, 2009

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