Rail Car Repairers (49-3043)

Occupation description:  Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul railroad rolling stock, mine cars, or mass transit rail cars. Excludes Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (49-3031).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 5456 3.70 12
United States 21,50022,000 2.760 510570

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities. Read more.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 25.7715.0919.74 26.4430.8536.64

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
641 1.655.6 41.3
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation13
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation9
UI claimants previously working in occupation4
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 20
Number of job position postings 0
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 0.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Alaska Operating Engineers/Employers Training Trust   (Palmer)
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
Heavy Duty Service Oiler

 Degree
AVTEC   (Seward)
Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Service Oiler 320 Hours/M302-M304

 Degree
Partners for Progress in Delta, Inc   (Delta Junction)
Heavy Equipment Operator and Mechanic

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Heavy Duty Transportation & Equipment AAS
Heavy Duty Transportation & Equipment CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Diesel/Heavy Equipment CT2