Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2007

Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2007

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State Number of employees Wages ($ millions) Number of retirement beneficiaries Retirement payments ($ millions)
Alabama 3,877 253 9,336 149
Alaska 426 25 206 3
Arizona 3,102 218 9,513 151
Arkansas 3,606 239 9,525 152
California 10,499 731 28,405 452
Colorado 3,013 212 7,317 117
Connecticut 114 7 2,744 44
Delaware 183 12 1,874 30
District of Columbia 9 1 501 8
Florida 5,600 364 29,522 470
Georgia 7,399 477 15,437 246
Hawaii 0 0 200 3
Idaho 1,367 92 4,485 71
Illinois 12,483 870 34,299 546
Indiana 6,141 398 15,623 249
Iowa 4,038 276 8,970 143
Kansas 5,521 399 13,684 218
Kentucky 4,554 298 14,384 229
Louisiana 3,431 233 7,337 117
Maine 730 43 2,795 45
Maryland 1,642 108 9,102 145
Massachusetts 773 47 4,077 65
Michigan 3,617 253 14,321 228
Minnesota 4,319 308 15,586 248
Mississippi 1,888 137 6,045 96
Missouri 7,168 505 18,689 298
Montana 2,765 196 5,762 92
Nebraska 11,849 834 11,278 180
Nevada 849 57 3,299 53
New Hampshire 217 13 845 13
New Jersey 1,121 71 9,167 146
New Mexico 1,758 130 4,535 72
New York 3,222 208 22,239 354
North Carolina 2,481 160 10,072 160
North Dakota 1,824 132 3,042 48
Ohio 7,983 514 27,261 434
Oklahoma 1,953 138 5,165 82
Oregon 2,457 165 8,166 130
Pennsylvania 7,149 456 36,301 578
Rhode Island 76 5 522 8
South Carolina 1,876 121 6,538 104
South Dakota 829 59 1,349 21
Tennessee 4,310 289 11,826 188
Texas 17,554 1,235 32,949 525
Utah 2,004 134 5,311 85
Vermont 194 10 856 14
Virginia 5,431 349 17,799 283
Washington 4,206 308 11,265 179
West Virginia 2,884 188 9,155 146
Wisconsin 3,213 235 9,626 153
Wyoming 3,107 220 2,865 46
United States, total 186,812 12,733 541,170 8,617

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. 23, 2009.