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.
Wisconsinites like their beer cold, and their butter, authentic. In fact, because people used to smuggle in butter-substitutes from Illinois, it’s against the law! Dairy farming is serious business for the nation’s top producer of cheese and milk products. Railroads were originally built to service a booming mining industry but shifted to moving grains to market. These days, Wisconsin’s economy is driven by the manufacturing of transportation and capital equipment and agricultural production. And coal, delivered via freight rail, keeps things warm during those epic Wisconsin winters.