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Rail Car Repairers

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $32.76
Statewide median: $21.49


This career pays above the statewide median wage.

Wages for Rail Car Repairers *

Area Low Median High
$21.41 $27.51 $34.19
$26.65 $32.76 $36.21
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$19.01 $32.98 $36.03

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 1,190 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Rail Car Repairers most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.


Future Demand

This career is shrinking.

There will be a need for about 289 new Rail Car Repairers to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Rail Car Repairers
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 25,100 25,800 700 2.8%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 348 322 -26 -7.5%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.