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Rail-Track Laying and Maintenance Equipment Operators (47-4061)

Lay, repair, and maintain track for standard or narrow-gauge railroad equipment used in regular railroad service or in plant yards, quarries, sand and gravel pits, and mines. Includes ballast cleaning machine operators and railroad bed tamping machine operators.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 73 74 1.37 3 5 8
United States 13900 14900 0.0 500 1000 1600
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 27.61 17.36 21.42 27.10 32.90 39.26

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.