Rail Car Repairer Salary Information

The salary statistics of rail car repairers are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of rail car repairers within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The rail car repairers annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Rail Car Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,390
25th Percentile Wage
$41,050
50th Percentile Wage
$55,000
75th Percentile Wage
$64,170
90th Percentile Wage
$76,220

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for rail car repairers. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) rail car repairers is $76,220. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,000. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31,390. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 142% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of rail car repairers from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,000-1.04%11.82%
201555,5702.79%-
201454,0206.33%-
201350,6004.15%-
201248,500--

Table 2. Rail Car Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of rail car repairers in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for rail car repairers occupations is the wholesale trade sector with an annual salary $67,460. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $37,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Wholesale Trade
$67,460
Federal, State, and Local Government
$67,370
Mining
$67,100
Transportation and Warehousing
$54,680
Manufacturing
$37,150

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Rail Car Repairers by States

From the above tables we note that not only rail car repairers salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of rail car repairers in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $30,430 to $64,340. The highest paying state for rail car repairers is Maryland with a median annual salary of $64,340. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $30,430. For more salary information of rail car repairers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Maryland
$64,340
New York
$63,410
Oregon
$60,870
California
$60,510
Louisiana
$59,880
Wisconsin
$58,930
Michigan
$58,870
Minnesota
$58,630
Colorado
$58,200
Maine
$58,020
Virginia
$57,940
Tennessee
$57,430
Kentucky
$57,160
New Jersey
$57,160
North Carolina
$56,880
Montana
$56,830
Florida
$56,810
Arkansas
$55,890
Oklahoma
$55,810
Texas
$55,610
Illinois
$55,200
Wyoming
$54,860
Washington
$53,230
Nebraska
$52,590
Arizona
$51,120
Iowa
$48,850
Nevada
$48,520
Pennsylvania
$48,170
Mississippi
$47,070
Kansas
$46,650
Georgia
$43,830
South Carolina
$43,480
Missouri
$39,620
Indiana
$39,580
Ohio
$39,530
Idaho
$39,510
Alabama
$37,810
Utah
$30,430


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