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.
Minnesota has a vast railroad history. For many of the early railroads, passenger travel was a large source of revenue. To attract passengers, railroads would publicize their proximity to the nation’s national parks and the railroads of Minnesota were no exception. The Northern Pacific dubbed itself the Yellowstone Park Line while the Great Northern promoted itself as the Glacier National Park Railroad. Today, railroads continue to serve national treasures such as Minnesota’s Mesabi Range, one of the world’s largest iron ore mining regions.