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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Rail Car Repairer Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$33,030
25th Percentile Wage
$43,530
50th Percentile Wage
$57,460
75th Percentile Wage
$69,340
90th Percentile Wage
$78,070

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 $78,070. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $33,030. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 136% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of rail car repairers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,460
4.28% 15.59%
2016
$55,000
-1.04% -
2015
$55,570
2.79% -
2014
$54,020
6.33% -
2013
$50,600
4.15% -
2012
$48,500
- -

Table 2. Rail Car Repairer Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of rail car repairers in 8 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $72,210. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $23,210).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$72,210
Wholesale Trade
$70,050
Mining
$67,100
Transportation and Warehousing
$56,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$45,610
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$42,670
Manufacturing
$37,110
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,210

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 $30,790 to $72,030. The highest paying state for rail car repairers is New York with a median annual salary of $72,030. The lowest paying state is Utah with a median annual salary of $30,790. For more salary information of rail car repairers profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
New York
$72,030
West Virginia
$69,720
Alaska
$69,530
Oregon
$68,290
Maryland
$64,340
California
$63,470
Colorado
$61,960
Michigan
$60,180
Kentucky
$59,440
New Jersey
$59,320
Wisconsin
$58,930
New Mexico
$58,660
Florida
$58,570
Minnesota
$58,300
Wyoming
$58,260
Maine
$58,020
Virginia
$57,940
Tennessee
$57,700
Washington
$57,510
Montana
$56,830
Arkansas
$55,210
Texas
$55,210
Illinois
$55,190
Oklahoma
$54,640
Massachusetts
$54,590
North Carolina
$54,050
Arizona
$51,120
South Carolina
$50,940
Louisiana
$49,730
Nevada
$49,230
Pennsylvania
$48,170
Kansas
$47,360
Indiana
$47,220
Mississippi
$47,070
Georgia
$46,380
Iowa
$46,230
Missouri
$45,560
Idaho
$44,780
Nebraska
$43,350
Alabama
$39,440
Ohio
$37,440
Utah
$30,790



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