Signal and Track Switch Repairers

4.8/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $38.73 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 55% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Signal and Track Switch Repairers' job openings is expected to rise 3.7% by 2031
'Signal and Track Switch Repairers' 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 'Signal and Track Switch Repairers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Signal and Track Switch Repairers' was $80,570, or $38.73 hourly
'Signal and Track Switch Repairers' are paid 76.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as signal and track switch repairers?

As of 2021 there were 8,090 people employed as Signal and Track Switch Repairers within the United States.
This represents around 0.006% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 17 thousand people are employed as Signal and Track Switch Repairers.

Job description

Install, inspect, test, maintain, or repair electric gate crossings, signals, signal equipment, track switches, section lines, or intercommunications systems within a railroad system.

SOC Code: 49-9097.00


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