Career Attributes

  • $65,980
  • 38,800
  • 2.9
  • -2.8%
  • High school diploma
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Locomotive Engineer Job Outlook

There are currently an estimated 38,800 Locomotive Engineers in the United States. The Locomotive Engineer job market is expected to shrink by -2.8% between 2016 and 2026.

Locomotive Engineer Employability Rating

D CareerExplorer rates Locomotive Engineers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 4,500 Locomotive Engineers. That number is based on the retirement of 5,600 existing Locomotive Engineers.

Supply of Locomotive Engineers

The Locomotive Engineer industry is concentrated in Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana.

Locomotive Engineer Job Market by State

State name Employed Locomotive Engineers
Ohio 2,580
Illinois 2,070
Indiana 1,860
Pennsylvania 1,850
New York 1,800
Missouri 1,560
Georgia 1,080
Florida 980
California 980
Tennessee 950
Minnesota 920
Iowa 870
Alabama 820
New Jersey 820
Wisconsin 800
Kentucky 800
Oregon 720
Wyoming 610
Washington 430
Arizona 420
North Carolina 390
South Carolina 360
Arkansas 330
District of Columbia 320
Massachusetts 220
South Dakota 180
Delaware 80
New Mexico 60

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Career Attributes

  • $65,980
  • 38,800
  • 2.9
  • -2.8%
  • High school diploma
More Attributes