Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
22.7k
Average Age
43.5
Average Salary
$65,292
Average Male Salary
$66,953
Average Female Salary
$52,172

About

Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers are most often employed by the Rail transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers was $65,292 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers by wage are Computer support specialists, Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, and Occupational therapists.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers are Queens Village, Cambria Heights & Rosedale PUMA, NY, East New York & Starrett City PUMA, NY, and Thornton Township PUMA, IL. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers are East New York & Starrett City PUMA, NY, Thornton Township PUMA, IL, and East Flatbush, Farragut & Rugby PUMA, NY.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Rail transportation is the industry that employs the most Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, by average wage, is Support activities for mining. Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers are paid most in Wakefield, Williamsbridge & Woodlawn PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in East New York & Starrett City PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$65,292
AVERAGE SALARY
± $7,208

In 2020, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers earned an average of $65,292, $9,338 more than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Computer support specialists make somewhat more than Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers while Occupational therapists make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.276
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.276, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers.

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Industries

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, by average wage, are Support activities for mining, Administration of economic programs & space research, and Construction.

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Industries by Share

22.7k
2020 Workforce
± 3,699
−3%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 23.6%

The number of people employed as Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers has been declining at a rate of −3%, from 23,400 people in 2019 to 22,699 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers employed by various industries. Rail transportation employs the largest share of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers at  52.7%, followed by Bus service & urban transit with 31.7% and Support activities for mining with 4.02%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers in the US. The average age of male Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers in the workforce is 43.3 and of female Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers is 45.5, and the most common race/ethnicity for Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

20.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,485
2.55k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,240

88.8% of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

54.1% of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 26.4% of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers.

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Age by Sex

43.3
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.17
45.5
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.97

The median age of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers is 43.5, and Male employees are generally 2.24 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers is Business but a relatively high number of Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers hold a major in History.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control and Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Subway, streetcar, & other rail transportation workers need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Troubleshooting.

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