This is the number of railroad workers in your state. Freight railroads employ more than 180,000 workers. The majority of the rail workforce is comprised of people who operate trains and those who maintain rail tracks and equipment.
This is the average compensation (benefits included) of a freight rail worker in your state. Rail jobs are among some of the nation’s highest paying and for most, a college degree is not required.
This is the top commodity produced in your state that is shipped by rail. America’s freight railroads transport a huge variety of commodities safely and affordably.
How did the chicken cross the road? On a freight train, of course! Home to some of the country’s largest poultry producers, Arkansas relies on its railroads to bring grain and grain products as feed for industry giants Tyson Foods, George’s, Cargill and OK Foods. And while railroads don’t move live animals any more, they move a lot of frozen poultry from Arkansas to a freezer section near you.