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.
Nebraska, corn and railroads go hand in hand. From its early beginnings, Nebraskans relied on railroads to move homesteaders to the fertile agricultural land and move the products they grew to markets on the East Coast. Today, the Cornhusker State continues to rely on rail. In fact, Nebraska was 4th nationally in 2011 in originated rail tons of farm products, 6th in originated rail tons of food products and 2nd in originated rail tons of ethanol. The nation relies on railroads and Nebraska to feed its economy.