Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
21,410 4.2 % $26.02 $54,130 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.49 $20.98 $26.72 $30.62 $36.16
Annual Wage (2) $32,210 $43,640 $55,570 $63,690 $75,200


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 11,910 5.54 $27.70 $57,620
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 5,720 17.16 $21.05 $43,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,070 0.04 $30.21 $62,830
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 660 2.35 $18.99 $39,490
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $39.22 $81,580

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 5,720 17.16 $21.05 $43,790
Rail Transportation 11,910 5.54 $27.70 $57,620
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 660 2.35 $18.99 $39,490
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Land 40 0.28 $14.11 $29,350
Urban Transit Systems 60 0.13 $23.46 $48,790

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 450 0.02 $39.22 $81,580
Local Government (OES Designation) 2,070 0.04 $30.21 $62,830
Rail Transportation 11,910 5.54 $27.70 $57,620
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance (8) (8) $23.85 $49,600
Urban Transit Systems 60 0.13 $23.46 $48,790


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 2,060 0.18 1.15 $24.75 $51,470
Illinois 1,870 0.32 2.06 $30.04 $62,480
New York 1,340 0.15 0.96 $29.49 $61,350
California 1,200 0.08 0.50 $26.36 $54,830
Ohio 870 0.16 1.06 $21.54 $44,800




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 330 1.15 7.40 $25.09 $52,180
Nebraska 790 0.83 5.36 $26.38 $54,860
Kansas 590 0.43 2.78 $23.36 $48,590
Iowa 560 0.37 2.37 $23.18 $48,220
Alabama 620 0.33 2.14 $20.99 $43,650




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Virginia 260 0.07 0.46 $30.99 $64,450
Maryland 750 0.29 1.85 $30.92 $64,320
Illinois 1,870 0.32 2.06 $30.04 $62,480
New York 1,340 0.15 0.96 $29.49 $61,350
Minnesota 270 0.10 0.64 $29.30 $60,940





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)
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.42 2.71 $31.29 $65,080
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 760 0.21 1.37 $30.16 $62,740
Kansas City, MO-KS 490 0.47 3.06 $18.08 $37,600
St. Louis, MO-IL 340 0.25 1.64 $31.53 $65,590
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.05 0.32 $32.85 $68,330
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 320 1.22 7.87 $17.73 $36,870
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.20 1.29 $25.44 $52,920
Baton Rouge, LA 230 0.59 3.78 $28.69 $59,680
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.10 0.63 $22.68 $47,180
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 210 0.08 0.54 $19.03 $39,590




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)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 320 1.22 7.87 $17.73 $36,870
Longview, TX 70 0.74 4.76 $20.54 $42,720
Baton Rouge, LA 230 0.59 3.78 $28.69 $59,680
Kansas City, MO-KS 490 0.47 3.06 $18.08 $37,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.42 2.71 $31.29 $65,080
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 150 0.31 2.01 $15.84 $32,940
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 90 0.25 1.61 $19.31 $40,170
St. Louis, MO-IL 340 0.25 1.64 $31.53 $65,590
Salt Lake City, UT 140 0.22 1.40 $21.73 $45,200
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 760 0.21 1.37 $30.16 $62,740




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)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.71 $74,270
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 330 0.05 0.32 $32.85 $68,330
St. Louis, MO-IL 340 0.25 1.64 $31.53 $65,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.42 2.71 $31.29 $65,080
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 760 0.21 1.37 $30.16 $62,740
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 50 0.07 0.46 $28.70 $59,700
Baton Rouge, LA 230 0.59 3.78 $28.69 $59,680
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 200 0.14 0.92 $26.18 $54,460
New Orleans-Metairie, LA (8) (8) (8) $25.88 $53,820
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 310 0.20 1.29 $25.44 $52,920

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)
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.71 4.55 (8) (8)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 170 2.78 17.92 $21.43 $44,580
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 1.24 7.98 $21.61 $44,960
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.30 $20.33 $42,280

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)
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 170 2.78 17.92 $21.43 $44,580
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 1.24 7.98 $21.61 $44,960
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 190 0.71 4.55 (8) (8)
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.30 $20.33 $42,280

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)
Northwest Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 1.24 7.98 $21.61 $44,960
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 170 2.78 17.92 $21.43 $44,580
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.36 2.30 $20.33 $42,280


About May 2015 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 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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016