Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators

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2019 Workforce
7.75k
Average Age
39.3
Estimated Job Growth
8.57%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$65,844
Average Male Salary
N/A
Average Female Salary
N/A

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 $65,844 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators by wage are Web developers, Postsecondary teachers, and Mining machine operators.

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. 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.

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 Bus service & urban transit. Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are paid most in South of I-30, East of I-35W & Inside Loop I-820 PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in South of I-30, East of I-35W & Inside Loop I-820 PUMA, TX.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$65,844
AVERAGE SALARY
± $6,611

In 2019, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators earned an average of $65,844, $10,320 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Web developers make somewhat more than Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators while Postsecondary teachers 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

0.266
WAGE GINI

In 2016, Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.266, 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, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

7.75k
2019 Workforce
± 2,161
-13.3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 43.9%

The number of people employed as Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators has been declining at a rate of -13.3%, from 8,938 people in 2018 to 7,750 people in 2019.

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  73.3%, followed by Bus service & urban transit with 13.1% and Construction with 6.61%.

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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 N/A and of female Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators is N/A, and the most common race/ethnicity for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

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MALE WORKFORCE
± N/A
N/A
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± N/A

N/A% of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are N/A, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender 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. White (Hispanic)

68.2% of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.6% 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 Gender

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AVERAGE MALE AGE
± N/A
N/A
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± N/A

The median age of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators is 39.3, and Male employees are generally N/A years N/A 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 false but a relatively high number of Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators hold a major in false.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
MOST COMMON 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.85%, but Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators are expected to see a growth of 8.57% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

8.57%
ESTIMATED GROWTH
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Railtrack laying & maintenance equipment operators. This profession is expected to grow faster than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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