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.
Do gold, silver and sapphires come to mind when you think of Montana? In the early years of the Treasure State’s history, railroads brought people to the state and provided a way to send precious minerals to distant markets. Legend has it that the Montana Yogo Sapphire is the only North American gem to be included in the Crown Jewels of England. Today, railroads continue to carry the “bling” that supports Montana’s economy – coal, wheat and petroleum.