Rail Car Repairers

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
60%
risk level
POLLING
57%
Based on 42 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
3.7%
by year 2032
WAGES
$65,030
or $31.26 per hour
Volume
19,480
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
3.8/10

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Automation risk

60% (High Risk)

High Risk (61-80%): Jobs in this category face a significant threat from automation, as many of their tasks can be easily automated using current or near-future technologies.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions

User poll

57% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted they are unsure if this occupation will be automated. However, the automation risk level we have generated suggests a much higher chance of automation: 60% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Rail Car Repairers will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?






Growth

Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Rail Car Repairers' job openings is expected to rise 3.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Rail Car Repairers' was $65,030, or $31 per hour

'Rail Car Repairers' were paid 35.3% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 19,480 people employed as 'Rail Car Repairers' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 7 thousand people are employed as 'Rail Car Repairers'.

Job description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars.

SOC Code: 49-3043.00

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