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Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters
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or $30.75 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
Qualities required for this occupation:
Social Perceptiveness (47)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (45)
Assisting and Caring for Others (40)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters' job openings is expected to rise 4.7% by 2031
'Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters' 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 'Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters' was $63,960, or $30.75 hourly
'Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters' are paid 39.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
How many people are employed as railroad conductors and yardmasters?
As of 2021 there were 48,030 people employed as Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters within the United States.
This represents around 0.03% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 2 thousand people are employed as Railroad Conductors and Yardmasters.
Coordinate activities of switch-engine crew within railroad yard, industrial plant, or similar location. Conductors coordinate activities of train crew on passenger or freight trains. Yardmasters review train schedules and switching orders and coordinate activities of workers engaged in railroad traffic operations, such as the makeup or breakup of trains and yard switching.
SOC Code: 53-4031.00
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