Railroad conductors & yardmasters

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Total Workforce

49.1k

Average Age

40.2

Estimated Job Growth

-1.91%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$70,433

Average Male Salary

$71,554

Average Female Salary

$57,891

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Employment

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 Southwest Nebraska PUMA, NE but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$70,433

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,314

In 2017, Railroad conductors & yardmasters earned an average of $70,433, $18,368 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Audiologists make somewhat more than Railroad conductors & yardmasters while Administrative services managers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Railroad conductors & yardmasters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.231

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Railroad conductors & yardmasters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.231, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Railroad conductors & yardmasters (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 Railroad conductors & yardmasters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Railroad conductors & yardmasters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Railroad conductors & yardmasters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Railroad conductors & yardmasters, by number of employees, are Rail transportation, Bus service & urban transit, and Construction.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Railroad conductors & yardmasters, by average wage, are Rail transportation, Bus service & urban transit, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

49.1k

2017 Workforce

± 5,438

-2.11%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 15.9%

The number of people employed as Railroad conductors & yardmasters has been declining at a rate of -2.11%, from 50,138 people in 2016 to 49,080 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Railroad conductors & yardmasters employed by various industries. Rail transportation employs the largest share of Railroad conductors & yardmasters at  87.8%, followed by Bus service & urban transit with 4.82% and Construction with 1.13%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Railroad conductors & yardmasters in the US. The average age of male Railroad conductors & yardmasters in the workforce is 40.1 and of female Railroad conductors & yardmasters is 40.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Railroad conductors & yardmasters is White.

Gender Composition

45.1k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,210

4.03k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,558

91.8% of Railroad conductors & yardmasters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Railroad conductors & yardmasters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Railroad conductors & yardmasters

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

77.6% of Railroad conductors & yardmasters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 19.4% of Railroad conductors & yardmasters, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Railroad conductors & yardmasters.

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Age by Gender

40.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.28

40.7

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.26

The median age of Railroad conductors & yardmasters is 40.2, and Male employees are generally 0.59 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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 Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

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, Operation Monitoring, and Quality Control Analysis.

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Growth Projections

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 7.4%, but Railroad conductors & yardmasters are expected to see a growth of -1.91% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

-1.91%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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