Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators

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Will "Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators" be replaced by AI & Robots?

It's highly likely this occupation will be replaced by robots/AI.

Automation Risk Level

Robots are watching

or 83% probability of automation

Projected Growth

-2%

by 2024

Median Annual Wage

$56,570

or $27.19 hourly

People Employed

19,860

as of 2016

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How this compares with other jobs: 468 out of 706

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Job description

Operate railroad track switches. Couple or uncouple rolling stock to make up or break up trains. Signal engineers by hand or flagging. May inspect couplings, air hoses, journal boxes, and hand brakes.

SOC Code: 53-4021

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