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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Railroad conductors & yardmasters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Rail transportation is the industry that employs the most Railroad conductors & yardmasters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Railroad conductors & yardmasters, by average wage, is Rail transportation. Railroad conductors & yardmasters are paid most in Rice, Goodhue & Le Sueur Counties PUMA, MN but are relatively concentrated in Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE.


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Demographic information on Railroad conductors & yardmasters in the US. The average age of male Railroad conductors & yardmasters in the workforce is 40.9 and of female Railroad conductors & yardmasters is 43.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Railroad conductors & yardmasters is White.

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



Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Railroad conductors & yardmasters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Railroad conductors & yardmasters need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Coordination, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Railroad conductors & yardmasters need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Quality Control Analysis, and Operation Monitoring.

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Projections on wages and job growth for Railroad conductors & yardmasters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Railroad conductors & yardmasters are expected to see a growth of -1.9% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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