Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
8.44k
Average Age
40.6
Estimated Job Growth
3.6%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$60,201
Average Male Salary
$60,932
Average Female Salary
$35,042

About

Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are most often employed by the Rail transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators was $60,201 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators by wage are Control & valve installers & repairers, Miscellaneous extraction workers, including roof bolters & helpers, and Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are South of I-30, East of I-35W & Inside Loop I-820 PUMA, TX and Canarsie & Flatlands PUMA, NY. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are South of I-30, East of I-35W & Inside Loop I-820 PUMA, TX and Canarsie & Flatlands PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Rail transportation is the industry that employs the most Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, by average wage, is Rail transportation. Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are paid most in Jamaica, Hollis & St. Albans PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in South of I-30, East of I-35W & Inside Loop I-820 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$60,201
AVERAGE SALARY
± $9,051

In 2020, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators earned an average of $60,201, $4,248 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Control & valve installers & repairers make somewhat more than Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators while Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.222
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.222, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment 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 Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators

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

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, by number of employees, are Rail transportation, Bus service & urban transit, Construction, Services incidental to transportation, and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, by average wage, are Rail transportation, Bus service & urban transit, and Nonmetallic mineral mining & quarrying.

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Industries by Share

8.44k
2020 Workforce
± 2,255
−15.8%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 43.1%

The number of people employed as Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators has been declining at a rate of −15.8%, from 10,020 people in 2019 to 8,435 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators employed by various industries. Rail transportation employs the largest share of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators at  72.5%, followed by Bus service & urban transit with 10.3% and Construction with 5.55%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators in the US. The average age of male Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators in the workforce is 40.7 and of female Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators is 36.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

8.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 2,223
238
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 379

97.2% of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. Other (Hispanic)

59.5% of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.1% of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators.

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Age by Sex

40.7
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 3.37
36.7
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 12.6

The median age of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators is 40.6, and Male employees are generally 4.09 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators is Business but a relatively high number of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators hold a major in Business.

Majors

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Skills

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

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Projections

Projections on job growth for Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators are expected to see a growth of 3.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow less than the national average.

Job Growth

For growth projections, the closest comparible industry reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators.
3.6%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators. This profession is expected to grow less than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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