1939

STEAM RAILWAYS
No.

405

460.—STEAM RAILWAYS—NUMBER AND COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES X
All operating carriers

All operating carriers
Year
ended—

J u n e 30:
1800
1895
1900
1904
1906
1906
1907
190S
1009

Avorago
number
of amployoos

Average comTotal
pensation
yearly
compensation (1,000 Per
Per
dollars) hour 2 year

Year
ended—

Average compensation

Ave
numbor
of employees

Per
year

Per

noun

June 80:
748,301
786,034
1,017,653
1,290,121
1,382,190
1, 521, 356
1, 672, 074
1, 436, 275
1, 502, 823

445,508
577, 205
817, 699
839, 946
900, 802
072, 386
036, 438
988, 324

1910.
19111912.
1013_
1914.
1910.
Dec. 31:
191(1..
1917.

"""$508
507
031
608
692
041
721
068

1, 099,420
1,609,809
1, 710, 380
1,815, 239
1, 710, 296
1, 064, 076

1,143, 725
1, 208, 466
1,252, 348
1,373, 831
1,381,117
1,403, 968 $0.206

1, 700, 814 1, 500, 961
1, 785,893 1, 782, 905

$673
724
730
767

.275

Class I carriers
All
operating
carriers:
Year onded Dec. 31—
Average
numbor of
employees

Average
number
of employees

1, 891, 517
1, 900, 430
2,075,8S0
1, 705, 308
1, 009, 640
1, 002, 222
1, 705, 493
1, 786, 411
1,821,804
1, 776, 540
1,091,050
1, 004, 042
1, 517, 043
1, 282, 825
1, 052, 286
090, 830
1,027, 420
1, 013, 054
1, 086,106
1,130,012
958, 280

1918 3.
1919 '
1920..
1021..
1922..
1923..
1924..
1925..
1820.1927..
1028..
1029..
1030..
1931..
1932..
1933...
1034..
1035..
1030..
1937..

Total
hours
(thousands)

1,841,575
1,913,422
2,022,832
1, 059, 513
1, 626,834
1,857, 874
1, 751,362
1, 744, 311
1,770,275
1, 735,105
1, 050, 411
1, 000,850
1,487,839
1, 258, 719
1, 031, 703
071,190
1, 007,702
994,371
1,005,024
1,114, 003
030,171

6,701,417
5,032,403
6, 440, 741
4,147, 310
4, 311, 007
4, !)28, 651
4, 634, 870
4, 531, 361
4, 671,736
4, 510, 281
4,313, 574
4, 340,822
3, 760, 772
3,030,110
2,378,200
2, 233, 045
2,393,800
2, 307, 353
2, 675,345
2, 700,539
2, 329, 606

Total
yearly
compensation
(1,000
dollars)

Average
hours
per employee
3.005.0
2.630.1
2,602. fi
2.490.1
2,050. 0
2, 653.1
2, 580. 3
2,507. 8
2,625. 6
2,604. 6
2,004. 2
2.017.2
2, 527. 0
2,414.4
2,305.1
2, 209. 3
2,375. 6
2,410. 0
2,510. 0
2,611.6
2,480. 5

2,613,813
2,843,128
3,681,801
2,765,218
2,040,817
3,004,072
2,825, 776
2,860, 600
2,040,114
2,010,183
2,820, 590
2,800,806
2, 550, 780
2, 004, 004
1, 512, 810
1,403,841
1, 510, 352
1,643, 870
1,848, 636
1, 985, 447
1,746,141

Average compensation
Per
hour'

Per
year
$1,419
1,480
1,820
1,660
1,623
1,817
1,613
1,040
1,650
1,677
1,706
1,744
1,714
1,004
1,466
1,445
1,608
1,053
1,735
1,781
1,859

$0.458
.665
.676
.607
.613
.810
.623
.631
.631
.644
. 055
.060
.678
.680
.636
.029
.635
.686
.691
.709
.750

1
Data exclude switching and terminal companies beginning 1010. Class III roads are oxoludod in 1013,
Eralusion of the latter has practically no effect on the comparability of the figures. Information for 1015
is incomplete, as 20 of the larger railways did not report, and is not shown.
1
Calculated for all classes of employees, including those not paid on an hourly basis.
!
Data cover Federal reports, reports of companies not under Federal control, and corporate reports.

Source: Interstate Commorce Commission; annual report, Statistics of Railways in the United States.
See last paragraph of general note, p. 400, regarding current data.
No.

461.—STEAM

RAILWAYS

(CLASS

I)—NUMBER

AND

EMPLOYEES, BY DISTRICTS AND BY CLASS: 1937

COMPENSATION
AND

OP

1938

NOTE,—Data relate to years ended Dee. 31. Class I switching and terminal companies are includod

day or hour,
straight time
(dollars)

Average
per month
total compensation
(dollars)

1937

1937 1038

Average per

District or class

Average number of Total compensation
(1,000 dollars)
employees
1987

AH employees, all district:
Daily basis
Hourly basis
Eastern district
Daily basis
Hourly basis..
Southern district
Daily basis.
Hourly basis
Western district
Daily basis.
Hourly basis^..

,146, 111
90,170
, 065,941
501,834
42,246
450, 589
205, 018
14, 037
100,079
439, 261
32, 088
406, 273

1038

1037

1938

967, 375 2, 043,436 1, 797, 608
252, 614
245, 807
85,717
881, 058 1,780,822 1, 561, 891
910,038
766, 402
408, 320
113, 279
107, 523
39,334
706,750
658, S79
368, 980
342,
828
312,
823
177, 60S
44,207
43, 750
14, 514
298,
621
269,
073
163, 091
789,570
718, 473
381, 450
05,128
94, 634
31, 860
694,442
623, 939
349, 581

1938

8.62
.007

8.86
.703

8,26
,702

8.48
.738

223
144

228
149

9.09
,621

9.32
.669

247
131

251
137

240
142

247
140

8.86
,650

239
147

1939

406

TRANSPORTATION, AIR AND LAND

No, 461.—STHAM RAILWATS (CLASS I)—NUMBER AND COMPENSATION OF
EMPLOYEES, BY DISTRICTS AND BY CLASS: M37 AND 1938—Continued
1

Average number
of employees

District or class

TotalGOOvp&BS&tkfli
(1,000 dollars)

1938
Bxooutires, officials, a a d staff
assistants
Daily basis
Protesstoai, olerieai, and general.
Daily basis
;
Hourly basis
M&intenatwe of way a n d structures
Daily basis
--Hourly basis
Maintenance oi equipment and
stores..,.
._
Daily basis
Hourly basis
Transportation (oftw than ttain
service, engine, and yard)
Daily basis
Hourly hasis
Transportation ( y 9 , r 4 j n s s t e r s ,
B-witch teadejs, and hostlers). - Doily basis
Hourly
faaais
Transp&iistbn (train ana engine
Berries)
I
Hourly basis
_
j

18,70S
12,706
!8J, Mff
39,165
142, SSS

12,3B
12,342

1837

1938

per
Average per Average
month,
dav or bour,
total comstrajgiit time pensation
(dollars)
(d&Uais)
M7

1038

3937

1938

130,649

78,784
72,704
538,888
97,357
242,512

SS5,«
3,785
231,888

190,503
3,658
180,845

275,368
11,203
264, «6Q

95,680
231,001
287, W%
il, 127
226,07S

818,6?8
10, #8
308,275

li% 622
ii, 330
237,202

524,014
31,575
402, 409

441, 881
23,834
382, 857

0.07
.085

9.29
.089

25
ia

25S
134

138, lOP
10,58?
119, ,520

«T, 875
18,830
(08, BOS

316, 484
21, !R8
191, 636

TO, 337
3.71
25,865
188, B72
.604

8.W
.6*0

10
[3

Hi

H, 598
4,494
9,888

15,*
3,920
9,007

34, 490
14,737
19,663

35, »38
13, 227
18, 70S

9. SI
.748

27
W

244,053
244,053

308,870
S»Q70

570, OK
STO.OSB

5DS>, S7S
509,578

.m

19!

W8,138
37, 487

71,204
71,284

am, eai

18.05

18. 25

7.95
.687

B. 20
.701

M
U

218
147

9.2!)
,47fl

S.S4
.614

il

253
101

0.00
.704

.863 j

9

141
SSI

m
203

Soui'ca: Interstate Comroerco Coraniisston; aamial report, Wage Statistics af Class I Steam Railways in
tto United States.
N o . i 6 2 . ~ S T B A M IlAitwATs—B.BoBivBKSHiPs A N D T B U S T I S E S H I P S : 1 8 8 1 - 1 9 3 8
under r««h'<3rsiiit]
end of year

PJaeed under reealv
ership

Placed under rerasvv

Ysat (c&leadar, except
RS noted)

Yrar (calendar, except
i s noted)

Z,60S 210, B07
3,784 182,112
8,(120 477, 781
4,222 199,571

,074
108,470
714,755 j)

385,460 jj
70,

Iffl, 854
MS, 0G7 I
84,47»
357,602

S,U1 27,5, SI/7
1,537 92,900
2,0(58 138, 79!
1,018 52,2SS
1,165 78,23-t
73
1,827
278
5,835
18,828
744 36,008
8,593 178,
204
SI7
8,008
SSS
735

84,804
17,376
19,208
16, »»0
16,290
13, 512
15, 258
12, 023
8,108
18,687
17, 032
16,752
5,256
8,703
12,870
22, « 5
41, 638
42,168
88,345
SO, 712
70. BSi
70,038

2,218
920
11,388
88
824

19
634
4,752
5,196
11,817

63, 872
320,116
87.914
SO, 223
980,422
S.SSl
45,237
328
SO, SSI
277, 324

1
Data rotate to Juna 30 prior to 1D18, Deo. 31 tiereaftet.
* Includes toads under trusteeship.
Soareo: Inttrstato Conunisrefi Commission; annual report, Statistics of Bailways in the United States,
for first two columns and all data boginniog witl). 1833; The Railway Age, Ohioaga, fat othat data.

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