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or $38.33 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (62)
Social Perceptiveness (44)
Assisting and Caring for Others (38)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Locomotive Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 4.7% by 2031
'Locomotive Engineers' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.
What are the median wages for 'Locomotive Engineers' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Locomotive Engineers' was $79,740, or $38.33 hourly
'Locomotive Engineers' are paid 74.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as locomotive engineers?
As of 2021 there were 38,980 people employed as Locomotive Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 3 thousand people are employed as Locomotive Engineers.
Drive electric, diesel-electric, steam, or gas-turbine-electric locomotives to transport passengers or freight. Interpret train orders, electronic or manual signals, and railroad rules and regulations.
SOC Code: 53-4011.00
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