Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-3043 Rail Car Repairers

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars. Excludes "Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists" (49-3031).


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)
19,280 4.7 % $22.31 $46,400 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.65 $17.17 $22.80 $27.22 $31.01
Annual Wage (2) $28,390 $35,710 $47,410 $56,610 $64,500


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 11,970 5.28 $24.08 $50,090
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 4,480 21.21 $16.80 $34,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,320 0.02 $27.65 $57,500
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 760 4.10 $18.95 $39,420
Other Support Activities for Transportation 80 0.32 $13.02 $27,090

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 4,480 21.21 $16.80 $34,950
Rail Transportation 11,970 5.28 $24.08 $50,090
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 760 4.10 $18.95 $39,420
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 40 0.40 $15.20 $31,620
Other Support Activities for Transportation 80 0.32 $13.02 $27,090

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,320 0.02 $27.65 $57,500
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $26.65 $55,430
Rail Transportation 11,970 5.28 $24.08 $50,090
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 760 4.10 $18.95 $39,420
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 4,480 21.21 $16.80 $34,950


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)
Illinois 1,800 0.33 2.15 $24.46 $50,870
Texas 1,770 0.18 1.15 $20.53 $42,700
Pennsylvania 1,420 0.26 1.71 $22.37 $46,530
California 1,290 0.09 0.61 $22.14 $46,050
Ohio 960 0.19 1.28 $20.23 $42,080




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)
Wyoming 300 1.10 7.24 $21.10 $43,880
Nebraska 830 0.92 6.09 $20.23 $42,080
Illinois 1,800 0.33 2.15 $24.46 $50,870
North Dakota 110 0.30 1.95 $23.70 $49,290
Kentucky 510 0.29 1.94 $20.96 $43,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 820 0.22 1.44 $27.64 $57,480
Wisconsin 270 0.10 0.69 $26.33 $54,760
New York 650 0.08 0.51 $26.26 $54,610
Virginia 400 0.11 0.75 $25.57 $53,190
Oregon 300 0.19 1.24 $24.96 $51,930

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.93 $21.89 $45,530
Jacksonville, FL 360 0.63 4.13 $22.78 $47,380
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.11 0.71 $16.76 $34,850
Kansas City, MO-KS 260 0.28 1.83 $15.41 $32,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.08 0.51 $21.52 $44,760
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 140 0.53 3.51 $18.81 $39,130
Denver-Aurora, CO 140 0.11 0.75 $21.35 $44,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.15 $18.74 $38,990
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.11 0.73 $16.71 $34,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.26 $18.24 $37,930




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)
Jacksonville, FL 360 0.63 4.13 $22.78 $47,380
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 140 0.53 3.51 $18.81 $39,130
Kansas City, MO-KS 260 0.28 1.83 $15.41 $32,060
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.28 1.81 $18.75 $38,990
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 30 0.21 1.39 $15.60 $32,440
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.93 $21.89 $45,530
Denver-Aurora, CO 140 0.11 0.75 $21.35 $44,410
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.11 0.73 $16.71 $34,760
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.11 0.71 $16.76 $34,850
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.08 0.51 $21.52 $44,760




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)
Jacksonville, FL 360 0.63 4.13 $22.78 $47,380
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.93 $21.89 $45,530
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 150 0.08 0.51 $21.52 $44,760
Denver-Aurora, CO 140 0.11 0.75 $21.35 $44,410
Pittsburgh, PA 40 0.04 0.26 $20.03 $41,660
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 140 0.53 3.51 $18.81 $39,130
Tacoma, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.28 1.81 $18.75 $38,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.15 $18.74 $38,990
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 70 0.04 0.26 $18.24 $37,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 270 0.11 0.71 $16.76 $34,850

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.63 17.32 $16.55 $34,430
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 3.16 $15.82 $32,900
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 2.14 14.09 $17.66 $36,740
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.39 $19.44 $40,430

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.63 17.32 $16.55 $34,430
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 2.14 14.09 $17.66 $36,740
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 3.16 $15.82 $32,900
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.39 $19.44 $40,430

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $19.55 $40,670
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 60 0.36 2.39 $19.44 $40,430
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 130 2.14 14.09 $17.66 $36,740
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 210 2.63 17.32 $16.55 $34,430
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 130 0.48 3.16 $15.82 $32,900


About May 2010 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 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.

(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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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