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 Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains here, and what a meeting it is! The least populous of all states, Wyoming’s home to breathtaking mountain ranges and the mother of all playgrounds, Yellowstone, the world’s first national park. Tourism and agriculture thrive, as does mineral extraction, with natural gas, crude oil, diamonds, Uranium and Trona—a rare mineral used in manufacturing glass, paper, soaps and pharmaceuticals—important commodities. But coal, hauled largely by freight rail, reigns supreme: Wyoming produces more than anywhere else in the nation.