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.
The forest products industry has always played a large role in the South Carolina economy. In fact, the state’s first sawmill dates back to the establishment of Charleston as the colony’s first permanent settlement. By the end of World War I, however, most of South Carolina’s virgin timber was gone, and some believed that the forest industry would disappear. In the 1930s, however, interest in reforestation, timber management, and sustained yield provided new promise for a failing timber industry. Today, railroads are proud partners of mills across the state, the 4th largest in terms of rail tons of lumber and wood products.