Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2005

Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2005

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State Employment Wages ($ millions) Retirement beneficiaries Retirement payments ($ millions)
Alabama 3,677 230 9,347 136
Alaska 429 25 217 3
Arizona 2,895 197 10,018 145
Arkansas 3,651 235 9,344 136
California 10,282 694 30,190 438
Colorado 2,906 198 7,424 108
Connecticut 107 6 2,905 42
Delaware 202 12 1,870 27
District of Columbia 8 <1 568 8
Florida 5,904 366 30,731 446
Georgia 7,049 438 15,330 222
Hawaii 0 0 233 3
Idaho 1,374 89 4,563 66
Illinois 12,742 856 35,638 517
Indiana 5,860 363 15,935 231
Iowa 3,896 259 9,109 132
Kansas 5,571 389 13,769 200
Kentucky 4,341 272 14,504 210
Louisiana 3,265 210 7,487 109
Maine 679 39 3,020 44
Maryland 1,555 97 9,667 140
Massachusetts 812 47 4,488 65
Michigan 3,916 262 14,682 213
Minnesota 4,379 300 16,226 235
Mississippi 1,762 122 6,082 88
Missouri 6,879 467 19,176 278
Montana 2,719 185 5,885 85
Nebraska 10,626 726 10,999 160
Nevada 830 55 3,462 50
New Hampshire 217 12 926 13
New Jersey 1,154 69 9,595 139
New Mexico 1,729 124 4,787 69
New York 2,973 182 23,382 339
North Carolina 2,389 148 10,238 149
North Dakota 1,704 120 3,169 46
Ohio 8,007 494 28,600 415
Oklahoma 1,807 123 5,297 77
Oregon 2,408 156 8,366 121
Pennsylvania 7,159 440 39,022 566
Rhode Island 71 4 566 8
South Carolina 1,732 107 6,487 94
South Dakota 758 51 1,298 19
Tennessee 4,054 261 11,853 172
Texas 16,771 1,138 33,123 480
Utah 1,946 126 5,483 80
Vermont 202 10 915 13
Virginia 5,409 337 18,354 266
Washington 4,132 290 11,313 164
West Virginia 2,804 175 9,568 139
Wisconsin 3,236 227 10,092 146
Wyoming 2,829 194 2,902 42
United States, total 181,807 11,930 558,205 8,098

1Freight railroads include Class I, regional, switching and terminal, and local.

NOTE: Wages do not include fringe benefits.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States 2005, Washington, DC: 2006, available at http://www.aar.org/AboutTheIndustry/StateInformation.asp as of Dec. 5, 2006.