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.
Remember Benjamin Franklin? This Pennsylvania resident helped pen the Declaration of Independence and invented the lightning rod and the Franklin stove which introduced Americans to an efficient new fuel: coal. The Allegheny Mountains run through the middle of this state like a zipper, creating rich deposits of anthracite and supporting a mining industry that employs railroads to deliver the energy source that powers America. Pennsylvania’s 57 freight railroads also play a key role in bringing other commodities made from coal or coal byproducts—including steel, plastics, soap and nylon—to market.