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Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators
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or $29.66 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others (49)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (48)
Social Perceptiveness (44)
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How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators' job openings is expected to rise 4.4% by 2031
'Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators' 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 'Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators' was $61,690, or $29.66 hourly
'Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators' are paid 34.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as rail-track laying and maintenance equipment operators?
As of 2021 there were 21,030 people employed as Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.015% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 6 thousand people are employed as Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators.
Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and railroad bed tamping machine operators.
SOC Code: 47-4061.00
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