Training Requirements for Rail Car Repairers

Rail car repairers need a high school diploma or equivalent and long-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Rail car repairers
Percent
Less than High School 12.1
High School 46.4
Some College 25.1
Associates Degree 12.3
Bachelors Degree 3.4
Masters Degree 0.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.1

Employment Outlook for Rail Car Repairers

This represents about 21,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 more rail car repairers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.

Typical Income for Rail Car Repairers

Hourly Income

On average,rail car repairers make $25.77 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rail car repairers $15.09 $19.74 $26.44 $30.85 $36.64
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $11.63 $15.37 $20.89 $28.24 $36.11
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers $10.90 $14.49 $19.68 $26.52 $32.85
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics $14.50 $17.89 $22.93 $28.38 $34.11
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, rail car repairers make $53,590 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Rail car repairers $31,390 $41,050 $55,000 $64,170 $76,220
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations $24,180 $31,970 $43,440 $58,740 $75,110
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers $22,670 $30,150 $40,930 $55,150 $68,320
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians and mechanics $30,150 $37,200 $47,690 $59,020 $70,950
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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