Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2009

Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2009

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State Number of employees Wages ($ millions) Number of retirement beneficiaries Retirement payments ($ millions)
Alabama 3,509 326 9,305 166
Alaska 379 32 217 4
Arizona 2,692 271 9,251 165
Arkansas 3,178 306 9,699 173
California 8,968 897 27,537 491
Colorado 2,734 276 7,403 132
Connecticut 108 9 2,661 48
Delaware 169 15 1,849 33
District of Columbia 7 1 452 8
Florida 4,823 452 29,030 518
Georgia 6,758 625 15,864 283
Hawaii 0 0 175 3
Idaho 1,337 130 4,499 80
Illinois 11,719 1,164 33,483 598
Indiana 5,427 502 15,488 276
Iowa 3,747 364 8,855 158
Kansas 5,089 522 13,638 243
Kentucky 4,182 39 14,434 258
Louisiana 3,045 295 7,222 129
Maine 596 49 2,718 49
Maryland 1,501 141 8,691 155
Massachusetts 709 62 3,885 69
Michigan 3,293 320 14,030 250
Minnesota 4,222 420 15,149 270
Mississippi 1,753 179 5,998 107
Missouri 6,827 686 18,572 331
Montana 2,560 254 5,658 101
Nebraska 11,282 1,132 11,784 210
Nevada 669 64 3,212 57
New Hampshire 199 16 841 15
New Jersey 1,113 92 8,800 157
New Mexico 1,569 164 4,390 78
New York 2,884 267 21,495 384
North Carolina 2,237 206 9,970 178
North Dakota 1,656 168 2,949 53
Ohio 7,261 668 26,054 465
Oklahoma 1,772 179 5,097 91
Oregon 1,996 193 7,953 142
Pennsylvania 6,490 586 34,470 615
Rhode Island 62 5 500 9
South Carolina 1,662 154 6,568 117
South Dakota 660 79 1,374 25
Tennessee 3,979 381 11,981 214
Texas 15,691 1,586 33,173 592
Utah 1,798 173 5,168 92
Vermont 168 13 784 14
Virginia 5,247 482 17,359 310
Washington 3,682 384 11,082 198
West Virginia 2,822 264 8,729 156
Wisconsin 3,005 309 9,377 167
Wyoming 2,655 270 2,957 53
United States, total 169,891 16,532 531,830 9,490

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

NOTE: Wages are estimated by multiplying average wage by number of employees in each state. For Class I railroads, average wates are estimated based on aggregate data which incorporates fringe benefits, assumed to be 37.5 percent of wages. For non-Class I railroads, average wages are estimated based on 2008 sample data with a three percent inflation rate and incorporates fringe benefits, assumed to be 37.5 percent of wages. Historically, fringe benefits have not been included in this table.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States (2009), available at http://www.aar.org/KeyIssues/Railroads-States.aspx as of Jul. 13, 2011.