Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
19,140 4.2 % $22.80 $47,430 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.79 $17.84 $23.32 $27.50 $31.50
Annual Wage (2) $28,680 $37,110 $48,500 $57,200 $65,520


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 11,790 5.25 $23.77 $49,430
Support Activities for Rail Transportation 4,790 18.75 $19.22 $39,970
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,160 0.02 $28.01 $58,260
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 770 3.48 $21.97 $45,700
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.38 $30.79 $64,040

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 4,790 18.75 $19.22 $39,970
Rail Transportation 11,790 5.25 $23.77 $49,430
Railroad Rolling Stock Manufacturing 770 3.48 $21.97 $45,700
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.38 $30.79 $64,040
Coal Mining 60 0.07 $26.75 $55,640

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Metal Ore Mining 160 0.38 $30.79 $64,040
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $28.07 $58,390
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,160 0.02 $28.01 $58,260
Coal Mining 60 0.07 $26.75 $55,640
Rail Transportation 11,790 5.25 $23.77 $49,430


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 0.19 1.32 $20.34 $42,310
Illinois 1,810 0.32 2.19 $25.03 $52,060
New York 1,270 0.15 1.01 $27.50 $57,190
California 1,200 0.08 0.57 $18.88 $39,270
Ohio 830 0.16 1.12 $25.77 $53,590




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 1.48 10.08 $21.30 $44,310
Nebraska 620 0.67 4.58 $21.24 $44,190
Illinois 1,810 0.32 2.19 $25.03 $52,060
Kansas 370 0.28 1.90 $19.13 $39,790
Indiana 710 0.25 1.71 $20.04 $41,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 140 0.13 0.87 $29.38 $61,120
Maryland 330 0.13 0.89 $29.11 $60,550
New York 1,270 0.15 1.01 $27.50 $57,190
Iowa 170 0.11 0.78 $26.39 $54,900
Ohio 830 0.16 1.12 $25.77 $53,590





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 500 0.19 1.29 (8) (8)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 0.56 $29.44 $61,230
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 0.66 $20.97 $43,620
St. Louis, MO-IL 320 0.25 1.70 $30.72 $63,900
Kansas City, MO-KS 300 0.31 2.12 $15.25 $31,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.11 0.75 $22.70 $47,220
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.18 1.19 $15.62 $32,490
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 200 0.09 0.60 $19.47 $40,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.29 $22.00 $45,760
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 160 0.13 0.90 $18.44 $38,350




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)
Longview, TX 150 1.54 10.45 $16.95 $35,260
Terre Haute, IN 30 0.49 3.35 $15.33 $31,880
Kansas City, MO-KS 300 0.31 2.12 $15.25 $31,710
St. Louis, MO-IL 320 0.25 1.70 $30.72 $63,900
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 500 0.19 1.29 (8) (8)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 200 0.18 1.19 $15.62 $32,490
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 1.18 $19.28 $40,110
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 160 0.13 0.90 $18.44 $38,350
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 60 0.11 0.72 $15.59 $32,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.11 0.75 $22.70 $47,220




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 320 0.25 1.70 $30.72 $63,900
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 420 0.08 0.56 $29.44 $61,230
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.12 $50,160
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $24.06 $50,040
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA (8) (8) (8) $22.71 $47,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 230 0.11 0.75 $22.70 $47,220
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.04 0.29 $22.00 $45,760
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 350 0.10 0.66 $20.97 $43,620
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 200 0.09 0.60 $19.47 $40,490
Baton Rouge, LA 60 0.17 1.18 $19.28 $40,110

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 3.56 24.22 $18.67 $38,840
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.38 2.59 $16.70 $34,740
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 2.73 $21.69 $45,110

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 3.56 24.22 $18.67 $38,840
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 70 0.40 2.73 $21.69 $45,110
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.38 2.59 $16.70 $34,740

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 70 0.40 2.73 $21.69 $45,110
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 230 3.56 24.22 $18.67 $38,840
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $18.08 $37,600
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 110 0.38 2.59 $16.70 $34,740


About May 2012 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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013