Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-9097 Signal and Track Switch Repairers

Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.


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)
8,300 5.5 % $26.06 $54,210 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.04 $23.15 $26.25 $29.78 $34.83
Annual Wage (2) $37,510 $48,150 $54,610 $61,940 $72,450


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 6,550 2.88 $25.57 $53,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,380 0.02 $31.04 $64,560
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 330 1.42 $16.28 $33,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 6,550 2.88 $25.57 $53,190
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 330 1.42 $16.28 $33,860
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,380 0.02 $31.04 $64,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,380 0.02 $31.04 $64,560
Rail Transportation 6,550 2.88 $25.57 $53,190
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 330 1.42 $16.28 $33,860


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)
Texas 750 0.07 1.12 $23.83 $49,570
Illinois 680 0.12 1.89 $26.78 $55,700
California 550 0.04 0.61 $25.42 $52,880
Virginia 410 0.11 1.77 $23.91 $49,730
Ohio 380 0.08 1.17 $24.74 $51,460




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)
North Dakota 70 0.18 2.71 $26.03 $54,140
Utah 150 0.13 1.97 $25.71 $53,490
Kansas 160 0.12 1.92 $24.63 $51,220
Illinois 680 0.12 1.89 $26.78 $55,700
Virginia 410 0.11 1.77 $23.91 $49,730




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 (8) (8) (8) $31.26 $65,020
Washington (8) (8) (8) $28.82 $59,940
Arizona 160 0.07 1.02 $28.80 $59,900
Florida 250 0.04 0.54 $27.53 $57,260
Massachusetts 130 0.04 0.63 $27.18 $56,540





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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.16 2.53 $32.54 $67,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.05 0.84 $30.80 $64,060




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.16 2.53 $32.54 $67,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.05 0.84 $30.80 $64,060




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)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 830 0.16 2.53 $32.54 $67,680
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 90 0.05 0.84 $30.80 $64,060


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.

(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

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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