Information About Rail Car Repairers

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Training

Rail car repairers need long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Rail car repairers
Training for Rail Car Repairers
Percent
Less than High School 14.9
High School 48.1
Some College 23.2
Associates Degree 10.2
Bachelors Degree 3.1
Masters Degree 0.4
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.2

Employment

Represents about 23,000 people in the United States- 5.6% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more rail car repairers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, rail car repairers make $22.50 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rail car repairers $13.40 $17.10 $22.90 $27.30 $31.60
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $10.80 $14.40 $19.50 $26.30 $33.20
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, rail car repairers make $46,800 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rail car repairers $28,060 $35,680 $47,740 $56,950 $65,840
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $22,540 $30,020 $40,600 $54,770 $69,230
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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