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.
Rich in white pine, Douglas fir, spruce, larch and the ponderosa pine, there’s a reason people call Washington the Evergreen State. A place of stunning variety—rain forests, glacial bays, volcanoes, grasslands and a fertile, semi-arid region adjacent to the majestic Cascade mountains—Washington produces a huge amount of lumber, wood, farm and food products making “green” freight rail a perfect partner for the state. Rail efficiently delivers Washington’s products for shipment to global ports, while refrigerated rail cars carry her jewel crop—apples—to the rest of the nation.