Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

53-4099 Rail Transportation Workers, All Other

All rail transportation workers not listed separately.


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)
4,550 8.3 % $28.25 $58,760 3.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.58 $20.49 $28.77 $36.46 $42.87
Annual Wage (2) $28,240 $42,610 $59,840 $75,830 $89,160


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)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,750 0.03 $31.03 $64,540
Rail Transportation 1,540 0.72 $31.81 $66,170
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 650 1.95 $16.66 $34,660
State Government (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $26.89 $55,940

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 650 1.95 $16.66 $34,660
Rail Transportation 1,540 0.72 $31.81 $66,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,750 0.03 $31.03 $64,540
State Government (OES Designation) 60 0.00 $26.89 $55,940

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rail Transportation 1,540 0.72 $31.81 $66,170
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,750 0.03 $31.03 $64,540
State Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) $26.89 $55,940
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 650 1.95 $16.66 $34,660


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)
California 650 0.04 1.28 $35.79 $74,440
Maryland 260 0.10 3.01 $24.93 $51,850
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.97 $25.69 $53,440
Kentucky 120 0.07 2.03 $20.91 $43,500
Ohio 100 0.02 0.59 (8) (8)




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)
West Virginia 70 0.10 2.97 $22.48 $46,750
Maryland 260 0.10 3.01 $24.93 $51,850
Kentucky 120 0.07 2.03 $20.91 $43,500
California 650 0.04 1.28 $35.79 $74,440
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.97 $25.69 $53,440




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 650 0.04 1.28 $35.79 $74,440
Illinois (8) (8) (8) $30.15 $62,710
Indiana (8) (8) (8) $27.03 $56,230
Texas (8) (8) (8) $26.01 $54,110
New Jersey 130 0.03 0.97 $25.69 $53,440





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.38 $24.46 $50,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.58 $18.71 $38,910




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.58 $18.71 $38,910
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.38 $24.46 $50,870




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.32 $63,060
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 80 0.01 0.38 $24.46 $50,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 80 0.02 0.58 $18.71 $38,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI (8) (8) (8) $18.09 $37,630


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.

(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 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