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.
General Motors, Chrysler and Ford are all iconic symbols of America’s manufacturing industry and of its auto-making king, Michigan. Without railroads, though, Detroit would not be the force it is. In fact, Michigan leads the nation in originated rail motor vehicle traffic and was third in originated rail tons of metallic ores (which in Michigan’s case is iron ore). Just a few ways freight rail keeps Michigan’s economy cruising along.