Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2006

Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2006

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State Number of employees Wages ($ millions) Number of retirement beneficiaries Retirement payments ($ millions)
Alabama 3,850 244 9,371 143
Alaska 426 25 207 3
Arizona 3,056 212 9,698 148
Arkansas 3,671 244 9,410 143
California 10,478 726 29,196 445
Colorado 3,042 212 7,349 112
Connecticut 185 11 2,798 43
Delaware 182 11 1,869 28
District of Columbia 8 <0.5 533 8
Florida 5,635 352 30,137 459
Georgia 7,288 456 15,379 234
Hawaii 0 0 212 3
Idaho 1,417 95 4,510 69
Illinois 12,925 887 34,951 533
Indiana 6,094 384 15,801 241
Iowa 4,072 277 9,073 138
Kansas 5,700 405 13,724 209
Kentucky 4,479 283 14,457 220
Louisiana 3,305 221 7,422 113
Maine 655 38 2,911 44
Maryland 1,615 102 9,359 143
Massachusetts 763 45 4,256 65
Michigan 3,756 255 14,483 221
Minnesota 4,475 313 15,854 242
Mississippi 1,907 133 6,106 93
Missouri 7,286 506 18,916 288
Montana 2,792 193 5,799 88
Nebraska 11,464 802 11,186 171
Nevada 906 62 3,368 51
New Hampshire 198 11 878 13
New Jersey 1,179 73 9,314 142
New Mexico 1,826 132 4,651 71
New York 3,173 197 22,768 347
North Carolina 2,426 151 10,164 155
North Dakota 1,811 129 3,091 47
Ohio 7,973 498 27,907 425
Oklahoma 1,977 137 5,203 79
Oregon 2,443 164 8,295 126
Pennsylvania 7,257 452 37,482 571
Rhode Island 73 4 542 8
South Carolina 1,861 116 6,488 99
South Dakota 771 53 1,328 20
Tennessee 4,245 276 11,851 181
Texas 17,394 1,211 33,037 504
Utah 2,043 138 5,360 82
Vermont 240 12 872 13
Virginia 5,410 339 18,065 275
Washington 4,168 298 11,280 172
West Virginia 2,856 180 9,376 143
Wisconsin 3,242 232 9,872 151
Wyoming 2,959 208 2,858 44
United States, total 186,957 12,508 549,017 8,371

1 Includes Class I, Regional, Switching and Terminal, and Local freight railroads.

NOTE: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. Wages do not include fringe benefits.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, personal communication, Jan. 8, 2008.