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.
Before the infamous showdown at the OK Corral, Wyatt Earp worked grading track for the Union Pacific Railroad. These tracks served as the literal foundation for settlement in the harsh Arizona territory while supporting industries such as logging, ranching and mining. Today, the state’s nine railroads are still delivering for Arizona, providing a critical link to international trade with Mexico.