Subway and Streetcar Operators

3.2/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
83%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
3.5%
by 2031
WAGES
$81,180
or $39.03 hourly
VOLUME
10,310
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 83% (Robots are watching)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Subway and Streetcar Operators' job openings is expected to rise 3.5% by 2031
'Subway and Streetcar 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 'Subway and Streetcar Operators' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Subway and Streetcar Operators' was $81,180, or $39.03 hourly
'Subway and Streetcar Operators' are paid 77.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as subway and streetcar operators?

As of 2021 there were 10,310 people employed as Subway and Streetcar Operators within the United States.
This represents around 0.007% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 13 thousand people are employed as Subway and Streetcar Operators.

Job description

Operate subway or elevated suburban trains with no separate locomotive, or electric-powered streetcar, to transport passengers. May handle fares.

SOC Code: 53-4041.00

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