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.
Maine is known as the Pine Tree State, but it ranks as one of the top three potato producing states in the U.S. for decades, potatoes grown in northern Maine were the state’s railroads bread-and-butter. Today, though, it is wood pulp, lumber and paper products that drive the state’s economy and its railroads. Home to many of the largest paper producing mills in the country, Maine relies on its railroads to carry its products to markets across the United States and beyond. Railroads haven’t forgotten about their humble beginnings though, and continue to move cooking oil for a local french fry factory.