Locomotive engineers & operators

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Total Workforce

49.6k

Average Age

46.1

Estimated Job Growth

-4.28%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$77,854

Average Male Salary

$78,012

Average Female Salary

$73,625

About

Locomotive engineers & operators are most often employed by the Rail transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Locomotive engineers & operators was $77,854 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Locomotive engineers & operators by wage are Emergency management directors, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, and Chemists & materials scientists.

Locomotive engineers & operators are part of the Transportation Occupations, along with Supervisors of transportation & material moving workers, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, Flight attendants, Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians, Bus drivers, Driver/sales workers & truck drivers, Taxi drivers & chauffeurs, Motor vehicle operators, all other, Locomotive engineers & operators, Railroad conductors & yardmasters, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, Ship & boat captains & operators, Sailors & marine oilers, & ship engineers, Parking lot attendants, Automotive & watercraft service attendants-, Transportation inspectors, Transportation attendants, except flight attendants, Miscellaneous transportation workers, including bridge & lock tenders & traffic technicians, Crane & tower operators, and Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators

The top 3 locations that employ the most Locomotive engineers & operators are Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE and Southern Georgia Regional Commission (East & Central) PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Locomotive engineers & operators are Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE and Southern Georgia Regional Commission (East & Central) PUMA, GA.

Employment

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 Navajo & Apache Counties PUMA, AZ but are relatively concentrated in Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$77,854

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,450

In 2017, Locomotive engineers & operators earned an average of $77,854, $25,790 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Electrical powerline installers & repairers make somewhat more than Locomotive engineers & operators while Emergency management directors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Locomotive engineers & operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.202

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Locomotive engineers & operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.202, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Locomotive engineers & operators (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Locomotive engineers & operators.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Locomotive engineers & operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Locomotive engineers & operators, by number of employees, are Rail transportation and Services incidental to transportation.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Locomotive engineers & operators, by average wage, are Rail transportation and Services incidental to transportation.

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Industries by Share

49.6k

2017 Workforce

± 5,469

1.71%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15.4%

The number of people employed as Locomotive engineers & operators has been growing at a rate of 1.71%, from 48,807 people in 2016 to 49,643 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Locomotive engineers & operators employed by various industries. Rail transportation employs the largest share of Locomotive engineers & operators at  91.3%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 2.64% and false with 0%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Locomotive engineers & operators in the US. The average age of male Locomotive engineers & operators in the workforce is 45.9 and of female Locomotive engineers & operators is 51.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Locomotive engineers & operators is White.

Gender Composition

47.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,370

1.78k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,036

96.4% of Locomotive engineers & operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Locomotive engineers & operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Locomotive engineers & operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

80.1% of Locomotive engineers & operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.1% of Locomotive engineers & operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Locomotive engineers & operators.

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Age by Gender

45.9

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.19

51.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.68

The median age of Locomotive engineers & operators is 46.1, and Male employees are generally 5.88 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Locomotive engineers & operators hold a major in Engineering.

Majors

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MOST COMMON MAJORS

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MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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Skills

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 . The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Locomotive engineers & operators need more than the average amount of .

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Growth Projections

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 -4.28% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-4.28%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Locomotive engineers & operators. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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