Locomotive engineers & operators

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Total Workforce

45.3k

Average Age

44.5

Average Salary

$80,317

Average Male Salary

$81,218

Average Female Salary

$53,875

About

Locomotive engineers & operators are most often employed by the Rail transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Locomotive engineers & operators was $80,317 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Locomotive engineers & operators by wage are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Emergency management directors, and Other psychologists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Locomotive engineers & operators are Huron & Ashland Counties PUMA, OH. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Locomotive engineers & operators are Huron & Ashland Counties PUMA, OH.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Locomotive engineers & operators and on wages and locations for those in the field. Rail transportation is the industry that employs the most Locomotive engineers & operators, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Locomotive engineers & operators, by average wage, is Rail transportation. Locomotive engineers & operators are paid most in Navajo & Apache Counties PUMA, AZ but are relatively concentrated in Huron & Ashland Counties PUMA, OH.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$80,317

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,598

In 2018, Locomotive engineers & operators earned an average of $80,317, $26,429 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Diagnostic medical sonographers make somewhat more than Locomotive engineers & operators while Other psychologists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Locomotive engineers & operators as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.21

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Locomotive engineers & operators had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.21, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Locomotive engineers & 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 Locomotive engineers & operators.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Locomotive engineers & operators

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Locomotive engineers & operators.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Locomotive engineers & operators, by number of employees, are Rail transportation and Bus service & urban transit.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Locomotive engineers & operators, by average wage, are Rail transportation, Rail transportation, Bus service & urban transit, and Services incidental to transportation.

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Industries by Share

45.3k

2018 Workforce

± 5,226

-8.71%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 17.5%

The number of people employed as Locomotive engineers & operators has been declining at a rate of -8.71%, from 49,643 people in 2017 to 45,320 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Locomotive engineers & operators employed by various industries. Rail transportation employs the largest share of Locomotive engineers & operators at  90.9%, followed by Bus service & urban transit with 3.34% and false with 0%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Locomotive engineers & operators in the US. The average age of male Locomotive engineers & operators in the workforce is 44.4 and of female Locomotive engineers & operators is 46.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Locomotive engineers & operators is White.

Gender Composition

43.8k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,139

1.49k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 949

96.7% of Locomotive engineers & operators are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Locomotive engineers & operators.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Locomotive engineers & operators

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Two or More Races

84.3% of Locomotive engineers & operators are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.3% of Locomotive engineers & operators, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Locomotive engineers & operators.

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Age by Gender

44.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.21

46.3

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 9.42

The median age of Locomotive engineers & operators is 44.5, and Male employees are generally 1.88 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Locomotive engineers & operators from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Locomotive engineers & operators is Business but a relatively high number of Locomotive engineers & operators hold a major in Business.

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

  1. false

MOST SPECIALIZED MAJORS

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