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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Locomotive engineers & operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Rail transportation is the industry that employs the most Locomotive engineers & operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Locomotive engineers & operators, by average wage, is Rail transportation. Locomotive engineers & operators are paid most in Dodge, Cass, Saunders & Washington Counties PUMA, NE but are relatively concentrated in North Central & Northwest Nebraska PUMA, NE.


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Demographic information on Locomotive engineers & operators in the US. The average age of male Locomotive engineers & operators in the workforce is 45.8 and of female Locomotive engineers & operators is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Locomotive engineers & operators is White.

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Data on higher education choices for Locomotive engineers & operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Locomotive engineers & operators is Business but a relatively high number of Locomotive engineers & operators hold a major in Natural Resources & Conservation.



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Locomotive engineers & operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Locomotive engineers & operators need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Locomotive engineers & operators need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, and Repairing.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Locomotive engineers & operators is from the Minor Occupation Group Rail Transportation Workers.
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Projections on wages and job growth for Locomotive engineers & operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Locomotive engineers & operators are expected to see a growth of -4.1% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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