Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
20,080 4.6 % $25.27 $52,570 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $15.87 $20.93 $25.97 $29.46 $34.47
Annual Wage (2) $33,010 $43,540 $54,020 $61,280 $71,690


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 12,150 5.43 $26.92 $56,000
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 5,160 16.97 $21.20 $44,100
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,360 0.03 $28.61 $59,520
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 870 3.43 $21.33 $44,360
Other Support Activities for Transportation 70 0.23 $17.89 $37,200

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 5,160 16.97 $21.20 $44,100
Rail Transportation 12,150 5.43 $26.92 $56,000
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 870 3.43 $21.33 $44,360
Other Support Activities for Transportation 70 0.23 $17.89 $37,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,360 0.03 $28.61 $59,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,360 0.03 $28.61 $59,520
Coal Mining (8) (8) $28.21 $58,680
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $27.98 $58,200
Rail Transportation 12,150 5.43 $26.92 $56,000
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 870 3.43 $21.33 $44,360


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 1,720 0.15 1.03 $24.18 $50,280
Illinois 1,660 0.29 1.93 $29.62 $61,600
New York 1,530 0.17 1.17 $27.98 $58,200
California 1,030 0.07 0.46 $24.73 $51,440
Ohio 820 0.16 1.06 $21.91 $45,570




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 410 1.45 9.78 $24.32 $50,580
Nebraska 690 0.73 4.91 $26.73 $55,600
Kentucky 620 0.35 2.32 $25.81 $53,690
Kansas 460 0.34 2.26 $23.46 $48,800
Alabama 560 0.30 2.02 $22.17 $46,120




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 270 0.10 0.67 $30.19 $62,800
Nevada 160 0.13 0.88 $30.12 $62,640
Virginia 450 0.12 0.84 $29.94 $62,270
Illinois 1,660 0.29 1.93 $29.62 $61,600
Arkansas 210 0.18 1.20 $29.10 $60,530





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 590 0.25 1.67 $29.54 $61,450
St. Louis, MO-IL 350 0.27 1.82 $30.04 $62,470
Kansas City, MO-KS 320 0.31 2.11 $15.94 $33,160
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 1.19 $25.13 $52,270
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 0.33 (8) (8)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.11 0.72 $23.71 $49,310
Baton Rouge, LA 230 0.61 4.11 (8) (8)
Gary, IN Metropolitan Division 230 0.87 5.88 $16.87 $35,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 230 0.08 0.55 $19.34 $40,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 220 0.09 0.63 $18.77 $39,050




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 230 0.87 5.88 $16.87 $35,090
Baton Rouge, LA 230 0.61 4.11 (8) (8)
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 140 0.41 2.79 $18.53 $38,550
Kansas City, MO-KS 320 0.31 2.11 $15.94 $33,160
St. Louis, MO-IL 350 0.27 1.82 $30.04 $62,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 590 0.25 1.67 $29.54 $61,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 1.19 $25.13 $52,270
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 200 0.15 1.01 $22.36 $46,510
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 60 0.13 0.86 $16.91 $35,170
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.11 0.72 $23.71 $49,310




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 350 0.27 1.82 $30.04 $62,470
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 590 0.25 1.67 $29.54 $61,450
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 260 0.18 1.19 $25.13 $52,270
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.11 0.72 $23.71 $49,310
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 70 0.10 0.67 $22.62 $47,060
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $22.41 $46,620
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 200 0.15 1.01 $22.36 $46,510
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 120 0.06 0.43 $22.22 $46,220
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX (8) (8) (8) $21.38 $44,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $20.70 $43,050

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 230 3.61 24.31 $21.19 $44,070
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.32 2.16 $20.05 $41,710
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 4.49 $20.83 $43,320
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.23 $23.36 $48,590

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 230 3.61 24.31 $21.19 $44,070
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 4.49 $20.83 $43,320
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.32 2.16 $20.05 $41,710
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 30 0.18 1.23 $23.36 $48,590

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 30 0.18 1.23 $23.36 $48,590
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 230 3.61 24.31 $21.19 $44,070
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.67 4.49 $20.83 $43,320
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 120 0.32 2.16 $20.05 $41,710


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015