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

  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

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
702 2.944.1 38.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation12
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation5
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 21
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

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

AVTEC   (Seward)
Diesel/Heavy Equipment Technology Certificate

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

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

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Heavy Duty Trans & Equip AAS
Heavy Duty Trans & Equip CT2