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.
How employable are locomotive engineers?
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.
What’s the supply of locomotive engineers?
The locomotive engineer industry is concentrated in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana
Locomotive Engineer job market by state
|State Name||Employed Locomotive Engineers|
|District of Columbia||320|