Railroad conductors & yardmasters

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Total Workforce

51.9k

Average Age

41.2

Average Salary

$73,403

Average Male Salary

$74,675

Average Female Salary

$58,077

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Railroad conductors & yardmasters are most often employed by the Rail transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Railroad conductors & yardmasters was $73,403 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Railroad conductors & yardmasters by wage are Miscellaneous plant & system operators, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Insurance sales agents.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Railroad conductors & yardmasters are . The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Railroad conductors & yardmasters are .

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Railroad conductors & yardmasters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Rail transportation is the industry that employs the most Railroad conductors & yardmasters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Railroad conductors & yardmasters, by average wage, is Rail transportation. Railroad conductors & yardmasters are paid most in Minot City PUMA, ND but are relatively concentrated in false.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$73,403

AVERAGE SALARY

± $3,325

In 2018, Railroad conductors & yardmasters earned an average of $73,403, $19,515 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Insurance sales agents make somewhat more than Railroad conductors & yardmasters while Miscellaneous plant & system operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Railroad conductors & yardmasters as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.223

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Railroad conductors & yardmasters had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.223, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Railroad conductors & yardmasters (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 Railroad conductors & yardmasters.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Railroad conductors & yardmasters

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Railroad conductors & yardmasters.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Railroad conductors & yardmasters, by number of employees, are Rail transportation, Bus service & urban transit, and Construction.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Railroad conductors & yardmasters, by average wage, are Rail transportation, Rail transportation, Bus service & urban transit, Bus service & urban transit, Services incidental to transportation, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

51.9k

2018 Workforce

± 5,590

5.66%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 14.6%

The number of people employed as Railroad conductors & yardmasters has been growing at a rate of 5.66%, from 49,080 people in 2017 to 51,856 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Railroad conductors & yardmasters employed by various industries. Rail transportation employs the largest share of Railroad conductors & yardmasters at  86.7%, followed by Bus service & urban transit with 2.9% and Construction with 2.79%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Railroad conductors & yardmasters in the US. The average age of male Railroad conductors & yardmasters in the workforce is 41 and of female Railroad conductors & yardmasters is 43.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Railroad conductors & yardmasters is White.

Gender Composition

47.9k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 5,372

3.97k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,547

92.3% of Railroad conductors & yardmasters are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Railroad conductors & yardmasters.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Railroad conductors & yardmasters

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

72.3% of Railroad conductors & yardmasters are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 21.3% of Railroad conductors & yardmasters, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Railroad conductors & yardmasters.

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Age by Gender

41

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.21

43.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 4.03

The median age of Railroad conductors & yardmasters is 41.2, and Male employees are generally 2.87 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Railroad conductors & yardmasters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Railroad conductors & yardmasters is Business but a relatively high number of Railroad conductors & yardmasters hold a major in Protective Services.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Railroad conductors & yardmasters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Railroad conductors & yardmasters need many skills, but most especially Monitoring, Coordination, and Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Railroad conductors & yardmasters need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Quality Control Analysis.

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