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.
You might know Missouri as “The Show Me State,” but for railroads Missouri is the cereal state. In fact, cereal grains, along with gravel and prepared foodstuff, make up 52 percent of the total tonnage shipped from Missouri with the majority of tons moving northeast and to the south. So the next time you pour milk onto your corn flakes, think about how railroads worked to get it there.