Rail Car Repairer

Code: 49-3043.00

Also known as: Freight Maintenance Specialist, Locomotive Repairman, Rail Car Maintenance Mechanic, Rail Car Mechanic, Rail Car Repairer, Rail Car Repairman, Rail Car Sandblaster, Rail Car Welder, Railroad Car Repairman, Train Car Repairman

Description: Rail Car Repairers keep mass transit and other rail transportation vehicles running smoothly. They maintain railroads by diagnosing, adjusting and overhauling equipment and vehicles related to mining, rolling stock and transit cars. Rail Car Repairers typically attend a vocational school or another postsecondary certificate program, where they focus on heavy equipment mechanics or diesel technology.

Rail Car Repairer

Typical wages

10% $35,110
25% $44,160
Median $57,710
75% $73,170
90% $82,760
10% $16.88
25% $21.23
Median $27.74
75% $35.18
90% $39.79

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 2,000