Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 482000 - 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 XLS files.

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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NAICS 482000 - Rail Transportation

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 227,400 4.7% 100.00% $24.48 $26.21 $54,520 1.5%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 10,640 6.8% 4.68% $43.31 $47.84 $99,520 2.5%
11-1011 Chief Executives 80 14.5% 0.04% $81.40 $84.79 $176,360 9.4%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,860 3.6% 0.82% $50.55 $55.32 $115,070 5.6%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 230 11.4% 0.10% $54.12 $56.35 $117,220 4.5%
11-2022 Sales Managers 150 18.3% 0.07% $58.40 $61.23 $127,350 11.0%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 670 9.5% 0.29% $40.26 $42.38 $88,140 4.4%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 310 10.7% 0.13% $57.31 $57.78 $120,190 6.1%
11-3031 Financial Managers 340 13.1% 0.15% $51.99 $57.25 $119,070 8.2%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 100 10.0% 0.04% $42.64 $47.40 $98,590 6.7%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 3,930 9.6% 1.73% $39.81 $42.35 $88,080 1.9%
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 34.7% 0.02% $52.85 $55.43 $115,300 10.6%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 170 6.9% 0.08% $46.44 $51.63 $107,380 7.0%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 200 12.0% 0.09% $39.80 $43.52 $90,520 4.3%
11-9021 Construction Managers 900 13.1% 0.40% $41.62 $42.75 $88,930 1.6%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 160 20.2% 0.07% $52.03 $56.45 $117,420 9.7%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 80 26.7% 0.04% $42.71 $47.41 $98,600 8.1%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 1,360 9.9% 0.60% $45.20 $48.83 $101,560 5.8%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 4,540 20.2% 2.00% $32.95 $33.54 $69,760 3.3%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 170 33.8% 0.07% $31.02 $31.82 $66,180 6.2%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 300 11.1% 0.13% $30.80 $30.43 $63,290 2.0%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 140 35.2% 0.06% $31.37 $31.45 $65,410 2.1%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 600 20.3% 0.26% $33.10 $33.94 $70,600 3.2%
13-1081 Logisticians 80 33.5% 0.03% $32.14 $34.23 $71,200 5.6%
13-1111 Management Analysts 300 25.4% 0.13% $36.61 $36.88 $76,710 6.0%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 130 37.5% 0.06% $29.87 $31.54 $65,590 5.7%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 420 15.6% 0.19% $29.04 $29.85 $62,080 4.5%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 480 30.7% 0.21% $34.90 $35.31 $73,450 4.7%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 760 13.8% 0.33% $33.74 $34.69 $72,150 3.8%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 810 28.1% 0.36% $31.91 $33.19 $69,030 4.8%
13-2031 Budget Analysts 50 20.3% 0.02% $37.57 $35.97 $74,810 2.4%
13-2051 Financial Analysts 130 25.4% 0.06% $34.54 $34.96 $72,720 3.1%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 90 27.2% 0.04% $35.51 $35.31 $73,450 2.9%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 2,140 30.9% 0.94% $42.62 $42.18 $87,730 2.1%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 90 16.5% 0.04% $38.45 $39.52 $82,200 3.4%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 750 19.3% 0.33% $45.04 $44.55 $92,660 3.0%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 300 47.8% 0.13% $42.39 $42.89 $89,220 6.9%
15-1141 Database Administrators 80 37.3% 0.03% $39.88 $39.23 $81,600 4.9%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 500 31.8% 0.22% $42.10 $41.10 $85,480 3.1%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 160 48.5% 0.07% $28.28 $30.54 $63,520 3.0%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 170 44.3% 0.08% $49.74 $48.59 $101,080 4.5%
15-1799 Computer Occupations, All Other* 40 20.1% 0.02% $38.96 $40.79 $84,830 6.0%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 30 45.6% 0.01% $38.47 $38.51 $80,100 5.2%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 2,030 17.4% 0.89% $34.27 $36.16 $75,210 3.0%
17-2051 Civil Engineers 360 25.3% 0.16% $37.74 $38.60 $80,290 3.5%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 100 15.8% 0.04% $37.87 $40.35 $83,930 4.7%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 40 27.6% 0.02% $39.19 $41.18 $85,650 5.1%
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 50 37.6% 0.02% $43.85 $42.30 $87,990 4.6%
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 100 23.2% 0.04% $37.99 $38.61 $80,310 3.2%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 160 29.1% 0.07% $38.77 $40.62 $84,500 5.4%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 580 13.1% 0.26% $35.02 $37.93 $78,890 6.3%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians (8) (8) (8) $26.94 $28.63 $59,550 3.0%
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 280 12.1% 0.12% (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 340 18.5% 0.15% $49.98 $54.23 $112,800 5.7%
23-1011 Lawyers 220 20.8% 0.10% $64.98 $67.87 $141,170 4.4%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 100 15.4% 0.04% $26.90 $27.08 $56,330 3.6%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 120 27.8% 0.05% $31.23 $31.63 $65,790 4.5%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 80 29.5% 0.04% $28.74 $29.84 $62,060 4.7%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 210 29.8% 0.09% $31.98 $31.69 $65,910 4.7%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 40 23.8% 0.02% $31.52 $32.40 $67,380 4.9%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 130 31.9% 0.06% $33.52 $32.87 $68,370 5.7%
29-9012 Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 40 39.4% 0.02% $26.19 $26.94 $56,030 6.1%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,690 14.5% 0.74% $27.99 $27.55 $57,310 3.0%
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other 130 26.0% 0.06% $29.08 $29.95 $62,300 9.1%
33-3052 Transit and Railroad Police 1,300 13.0% 0.57% $29.79 $29.32 $60,980 2.0%
33-9032 Security Guards 110 42.8% 0.05% $11.74 $13.57 $28,220 8.6%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 150 34.4% 0.06% $19.21 $20.16 $41,930 8.9%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 340 14.3% 0.15% $21.93 $20.44 $42,520 6.6%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 40 43.8% 0.02% $23.60 $24.98 $51,960 3.1%
35-3011 Bartenders 50 44.3% 0.02% $11.02 $12.98 $27,000 14.5%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 200 5.7% 0.09% $23.84 $21.91 $45,570 5.1%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 580 27.4% 0.26% $18.94 $17.63 $36,670 5.4%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 30 15.4% 0.01% $14.39 $15.78 $32,830 4.4%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 510 31.3% 0.22% $19.29 $18.03 $37,510 5.4%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 40 19.9% 0.02% $12.56 $13.56 $28,190 6.0%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 350 21.2% 0.15% $21.08 $20.87 $43,400 1.8%
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 340 21.5% 0.15% $21.09 $20.90 $43,470 1.9%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 470 31.5% 0.21% $30.36 $32.43 $67,450 6.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 50 39.7% 0.02% $40.15 $43.28 $90,010 8.9%
41-2011 Cashiers 50 16.8% 0.02% $24.02 $20.26 $42,130 5.2%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 240 40.1% 0.10% $31.44 $31.68 $65,890 7.7%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (8) (8) (8) $32.39 $39.84 $82,870 11.3%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 14,120 10.0% 6.21% $21.99 $22.03 $45,820 3.5%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,100 20.4% 0.48% $30.00 $30.29 $63,000 3.3%
43-2099 Communications Equipment Operators, All Other 40 16.3% 0.02% $23.13 $23.01 $47,850 5.5%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 47.5% 0.03% $20.37 $21.48 $44,670 13.3%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 180 18.1% 0.08% $17.33 $18.79 $39,090 4.4%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 880 20.2% 0.39% $19.96 $19.79 $41,160 4.1%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 16.2% 0.07% $22.45 $21.58 $44,880 3.3%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 120 15.4% 0.05% $19.09 $19.91 $41,410 3.2%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,400 17.5% 0.62% $21.27 $21.02 $43,720 4.3%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 50 14.4% 0.02% $15.48 $15.46 $32,160 7.4%
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 830 7.4% 0.37% $24.06 $23.06 $47,960 5.3%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 40 16.6% 0.02% $24.76 $23.17 $48,190 5.5%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 380 34.4% 0.17% $21.63 $21.61 $44,940 4.7%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 2,710 14.3% 1.19% $25.61 $25.43 $52,880 5.0%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 280 17.8% 0.12% $25.41 $25.48 $53,000 4.7%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 80 33.1% 0.04% $16.47 $16.67 $34,670 5.7%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 730 14.0% 0.32% $19.75 $18.36 $38,180 4.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 610 8.0% 0.27% $25.09 $24.90 $51,800 2.5%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 700 13.6% 0.31% $20.32 $19.78 $41,150 4.1%
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 15.3% 0.02% $23.64 $21.40 $44,510 6.6%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,270 15.7% 1.44% $16.94 $18.28 $38,030 6.0%
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 30 45.5% 0.01% $23.86 $23.18 $48,210 2.4%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 300 5.7% 0.13% $21.62 $21.42 $44,560 3.9%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 20,560 5.6% 9.04% $22.38 $23.51 $48,900 1.7%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,940 8.4% 0.85% $30.32 $30.93 $64,330 1.5%
47-2011 Boilermakers (8) (8) (8) $28.40 $28.37 $59,010 2.2%
47-2031 Carpenters 660 9.8% 0.29% $22.49 $23.70 $49,290 3.5%
47-2061 Construction Laborers 430 21.7% 0.19% $14.73 $15.69 $32,630 5.6%
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 160 20.5% 0.07% $20.42 $20.77 $43,200 3.7%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 900 18.4% 0.39% $21.63 $23.18 $48,220 2.5%
47-2111 Electricians 2,470 15.4% 1.09% $28.13 $28.88 $60,070 3.8%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 180 45.3% 0.08% $27.48 $28.92 $60,140 6.6%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 1,260 15.0% 0.55% $25.58 $25.75 $53,550 2.7%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 60 44.3% 0.03% $18.57 $15.60 $32,450 8.7%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 41.5% 0.02% $18.31 $16.76 $34,860 10.1%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 200 43.1% 0.09% $25.91 $26.27 $54,650 2.7%
47-4061 Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators 10,390 7.4% 4.57% $21.36 $21.67 $45,080 1.6%
47-4799 Construction and Related Workers, All Other* 1,630 19.3% 0.72% $16.76 $18.11 $37,670 2.3%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 33,570 5.4% 14.76% $24.76 $24.95 $51,890 1.5%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 3,350 5.9% 1.47% $31.99 $31.59 $65,710 2.3%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 31.6% 0.02% $28.69 $28.23 $58,710 6.5%
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 5,260 10.8% 2.31% $24.98 $26.22 $54,530 3.1%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 3,340 26.8% 1.47% $20.81 $21.02 $43,710 3.4%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 310 31.2% 0.14% $24.51 $24.75 $51,470 2.2%
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 12,140 6.2% 5.34% $24.39 $23.82 $49,550 2.0%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 60 19.4% 0.03% $28.93 $29.33 $61,000 4.4%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 12.8% 0.02% $28.06 $27.79 $57,810 4.9%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 60 39.3% 0.03% $16.66 $17.58 $36,560 3.6%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,560 34.2% 0.68% $21.52 $22.04 $45,840 3.9%
49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers 6,550 6.8% 2.88% $25.73 $25.57 $53,190 1.1%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 30.5% 0.03% $18.72 $17.82 $37,060 4.8%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 620 10.5% 0.27% $21.53 $21.92 $45,600 3.4%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 12,240 10.9% 5.38% $20.72 $20.95 $43,580 1.7%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 120 10.2% 0.05% $30.42 $30.70 $63,860 2.9%
51-4041 Machinists 6,760 12.9% 2.97% $21.05 $21.34 $44,380 2.4%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 4,370 11.8% 1.92% $20.44 $20.54 $42,720 1.6%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 50 25.5% 0.02% $25.68 $26.43 $54,980 7.2%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 24.7% 0.05% $24.37 $23.32 $48,510 7.4%
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 120 35.7% 0.05% $21.47 $24.28 $50,500 8.4%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 380 13.0% 0.17% $18.31 $16.08 $33,450 4.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 123,400 5.7% 54.27% $24.19 $25.34 $52,710 1.4%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 12.0% 0.08% $24.34 $24.82 $51,620 3.2%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 3,160 9.7% 1.39% $30.54 $31.10 $64,680 1.6%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 550 15.3% 0.24% $20.60 $20.89 $43,440 1.9%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1,200 14.6% 0.53% $19.70 $19.52 $40,600 3.0%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 180 33.4% 0.08% $10.40 $11.09 $23,080 6.2%
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 190 19.5% 0.08% $21.27 $21.20 $44,100 3.6%
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 37,540 7.1% 16.51% $23.74 $25.49 $53,020 2.3%
53-4012 Locomotive Firers 1,640 17.9% 0.72% $21.49 $23.49 $48,850 3.6%
53-4013 Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers 3,010 16.5% 1.32% $21.65 $22.30 $46,390 3.3%
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 22,100 8.3% 9.72% $24.45 $23.86 $49,630 2.8%
53-4031 Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters 39,840 6.7% 17.52% $25.96 $27.20 $56,570 1.9%
53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other 1,490 11.5% 0.66% $24.37 $23.60 $49,090 2.3%
53-6011 Bridge and Lock Tenders 420 25.8% 0.18% $24.23 $23.15 $48,150 2.5%
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 4,300 11.0% 1.89% $27.21 $30.03 $62,460 4.1%
53-6061 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants 1,060 33.7% 0.47% $19.77 $18.62 $38,740 3.6%
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 310 25.9% 0.13% $21.17 $20.06 $41,730 7.4%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 170 14.8% 0.08% $22.04 $23.07 $47,990 3.2%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 40 7.7% 0.02% $26.33 $26.90 $55,940 4.4%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 20.7% 0.09% $24.87 $22.82 $47,470 7.2%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,990 13.7% 0.88% $15.86 $16.05 $33,380 8.5%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,020 20.8% 1.33% $16.24 $16.43 $34,170 6.6%
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders (8) (8) (8) $18.21 $17.64 $36,690 4.4%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 460 9.1% 0.20% $26.19 $25.17 $52,360 3.8%

About May 2011 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.

(8) Estimate not released.




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