Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
19,480 4.3 % $22.50 $46,800 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.49 $17.15 $22.95 $27.38 $31.65
Annual Wage (2) $28,060 $35,680 $47,740 $56,950 $65,840


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 12,140 5.34 $23.82 $49,550
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 4,900 21.11 $18.11 $37,670
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,270 0.02 $28.41 $59,090
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 430 2.28 $19.98 $41,570
Metal Ore Mining 180 0.47 $26.95 $56,050

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 4,900 21.11 $18.11 $37,670
Rail Transportation 12,140 5.34 $23.82 $49,550
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 430 2.28 $19.98 $41,570
Metal Ore Mining 180 0.47 $26.95 $56,050
Other Support Activities for Transportation 120 0.43 $13.25 $27,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,270 0.02 $28.41 $59,090
Metal Ore Mining 180 0.47 $26.95 $56,050
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $25.91 $53,900
Rail Transportation 12,140 5.34 $23.82 $49,550
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 430 2.28 $19.98 $41,570


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 2,120 0.38 2.50 $24.76 $51,500
Texas 1,980 0.19 1.27 $19.35 $40,250
California 1,400 0.10 0.66 $21.50 $44,720
Ohio 940 0.19 1.25 $24.87 $51,740
Nebraska 890 0.99 6.49 $19.07 $39,670




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 380 1.38 9.09 $20.61 $42,870
Nebraska 890 0.99 6.49 $19.07 $39,670
Delaware 170 0.43 2.81 $25.38 $52,790
Illinois 2,120 0.38 2.50 $24.76 $51,500
Arkansas 310 0.27 1.79 $17.58 $36,560




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 800 0.21 1.40 $28.28 $58,820
New York 870 0.10 0.68 $27.69 $57,590
West Virginia (8) (8) (8) $25.63 $53,310
Montana (8) (8) (8) $25.54 $53,130
Delaware 170 0.43 2.81 $25.38 $52,790





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 600 0.17 1.11 $22.03 $45,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 410 0.16 1.05 (8) (8)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.08 0.51 $28.11 $58,460
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.23 1.55 $31.36 $65,230
Kansas City, MO-KS 250 0.26 1.70 $15.16 $31,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.08 0.52 $21.87 $45,480
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 150 0.07 0.46 $14.64 $30,460
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 140 0.12 0.77 $20.80 $43,270
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.10 0.69 $15.15 $31,520
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.17 $21.70 $45,130




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)
Terre Haute, IN 40 0.53 3.47 $14.64 $30,460
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 60 0.41 2.67 $16.96 $35,290
Kansas City, MO-KS 250 0.26 1.70 $15.16 $31,540
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.23 1.55 $31.36 $65,230
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.18 1.18 $16.64 $34,610
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 600 0.17 1.11 $22.03 $45,830
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 410 0.16 1.05 (8) (8)
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 140 0.12 0.77 $20.80 $43,270
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.11 0.70 $15.14 $31,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 120 0.10 0.69 $15.15 $31,520




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)
St. Louis, MO-IL 300 0.23 1.55 $31.36 $65,230
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 390 0.08 0.51 $28.11 $58,460
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $25.19 $52,400
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $23.62 $49,130
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 600 0.17 1.11 $22.03 $45,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.08 0.52 $21.87 $45,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 100 0.03 0.17 $21.70 $45,130
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.05 0.31 $21.17 $44,030
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 140 0.12 0.77 $20.80 $43,270
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 30 0.02 0.12 $18.07 $37,580

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 210 3.40 22.39 $18.16 $37,780
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.52 16.58 $17.86 $37,140
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 2.92 $15.93 $33,130
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.12 $20.47 $42,570

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)
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 210 3.40 22.39 $18.16 $37,780
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.52 16.58 $17.86 $37,140
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 2.92 $15.93 $33,130
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.12 $20.47 $42,570

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)
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.32 2.12 $20.47 $42,570
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 210 3.40 22.39 $18.16 $37,780
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 200 2.52 16.58 $17.86 $37,140
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.44 2.92 $15.93 $33,130


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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