Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for locomotive engineers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 20,199 locomotive engineers currently employed in the United States.
- 4.8% of all locomotive engineers are women, while 95.2% are men.
- The average age of an employed locomotive engineer is 46 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of locomotive engineers is White (68.9%), followed by Black or African American (13.2%), Hispanic or Latino (10.9%) and Unknown (4.7%).
- In 2021, women earned 97% of what men earned.
- 12% of all locomotive engineers are LGBT.
- Locomotive engineers are 64% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Locomotive Engineer Statistics By Gender
4.8% of locomotive engineers are women and 95.2% of locomotive engineers are men.
- Male, 95.2%
- Female, 4.8%
Locomotive Engineers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Locomotive Engineer
Women Earn 97¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Locomotive Engineer Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the locomotive engineer position over time.
Locomotive Engineer Gender By Year
Locomotive Engineer Male to Female Ratio
Locomotive Engineer Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among locomotive engineers is White, which makes up 68.9% of all locomotive engineers. Comparatively, there are 13.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity and 10.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 68.9%
- Black or African American, 13.2%
- Hispanic or Latino, 10.9%
- Unknown, 4.7%
- Asian, 1.9%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.4%
Locomotive Engineer Race
|Locomotive Engineer Race||Percentages|
|Black or African American||13.2%|
|Hispanic or Latino||10.9%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.4%|
Locomotive Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among locomotive engineers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Locomotive Engineer Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Locomotive Engineer Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$51,589|
|Hispanic or Latino||$54,487|
Average Age of a Locomotive Engineer
We determined the average age of locomotive engineers based on ethnicity and gender.
Locomotive Engineer Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||51|
|Hispanic or Latino||45|
Locomotive Engineer Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of locomotive engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of locomotive engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 76% of the population.
Locomotive Engineer Age
|Locomotive Engineer Years||Percentages|
Types of Locomotive Engineer Degree Levels
The most common degree for locomotive engineers is bachelor's degree 32% of locomotive engineers earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 31% and rounding it off is associate degree with 24%.
- Bachelors, 32%
- High School Diploma, 31%
- Associate, 24%
- Diploma, 5%
- Other Degrees, 8%
Locomotive Engineers By Education
|Locomotive Engineer Degree||Percentages|
|High School Diploma||31%|
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Locomotive Engineer Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where locomotive engineers work. We found most locomotive engineers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most locomotive engineers is the transportation industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire locomotive engineers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Locomotive Engineer Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||7%|
|50 - 100 employees||12%|
|100 - 500 employees||19%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||15%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||24%|
|> 10,000 employees||23%|
The Types Of Companies Locomotive Engineer Work In
Employees with the locomotive engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most locomotive engineers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Locomotive Engineer Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Locomotive Engineers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ locomotive engineers. Those industries include transportation, manufacturing and construction.
Locomotive Engineer Industry Statistics
Locomotive Engineer Turnover And Employment Statistics
Locomotive Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of locomotive engineers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Locomotive Engineer Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Locomotive Engineer Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Locomotive Engineer Stay in a Job
By looking over 2,012 locomotive engineers resumes, we figured out that the average locomotive engineer enjoys staying at their job for 11+ years for a percentage of 38%.
Less than one year
Locomotive Engineer Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||7%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Locomotive Engineers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to locomotive engineers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
Locomotive Engineer LGBT Demographics
|Profession||Percentages of LGBT||Job Openings|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Locomotive Engineers
- Spanish, 100.0%
Locomotive Engineer Languages Spoken