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.
Few states have as rich a railroad history as Utah. As the connection point for the nation’s first transcontinental railroad, Utah helped usher in a dramatic transformation of the West. The railroad quickly moved the abundant resources of the West to eastern markets, spurring the development of the western economy. Today, Utah’s railroads move things like copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead and beryllium, a rare alkaline earth metal used in X-rays. Just as they drove the Golden Spike in 1869, Utah and its railroads continue to drive the nation’s economy.