Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2010

Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2010

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State Number of employees Wages ($ millions) Number of retirement beneficiaries Retirement payments ($ millions)
Alabama 3,506 350 9,301 172
Alaska 379 34 223 4
Arizona 2,629 278 9,182 170
Arkansas 3,133 314 9,753 181
California 8,672 915 27,275 506
Colorado 2,717 289 7,487 139
Connecticut 108 10 2,628 49
Delaware 163 16 1,888 35
District of Columbia 8 1 444 8
Florida 4,767 472 28,882 535
Georgia 6,753 660 16,025 297
Hawaii 0 0 175 3
Idaho 1,315 133 4,457 83
Illinois 11,792 1,252 33,306 617
Indiana 5,679 573 15,419 286
Iowa 3,727 378 8,865 164
Kansas 5,041 544 13,613 252
Kentucky 4,153 412 14,478 268
Louisiana 2,912 300 7,190 133
Maine 665 61 2,678 50
Maryland 1,472 149 8,575 159
Massachusetts 782 72 3,821 71
Michigan 3,245 335 13,923 258
Minnesota 4,095 433 14,913 276
Mississippi 1,737 186 5,922 110
Missouri 6,793 721 18,650 346
Montana 2,487 263 5,649 105
Nebraska 11,392 1,192 12,124 225
Nevada 646 66 3,184 59
New Hampshire 238 19 840 16
New Jersey 1,098 114 8,659 161
New Mexico 1,534 170 4,341 80
New York 3,229 317 21,281 394
North Carolina 2,254 221 9,931 184
North Dakota 1,657 178 2,940 54
Ohio 7,154 700 25,524 473
Oklahoma 1,722 183 5,047 94
Oregon 1,932 196 7,949 147
Pennsylvania 6,622 646 33,748 626
Rhode Island 66 6 518 10
South Carolina 1,653 163 6,600 122
South Dakota 661 93 1,403 26
Tennessee 4,037 407 11,956 222
Texas 15,534 1,660 33,209 616
Utah 1,763 177 5,155 96
Vermont 173 14 772 14
Virginia 5,267 512 17,137 318
Washington 3,576 395 10,943 203
West Virginia 2,816 278 8,534 158
Wisconsin 2,927 316 9,238 171
Wyoming 2,599 278 3,004 56
United States, total 169,280 17,456 528,759 9,802

1Includes 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 wages are estimated based on aggregate data which incorporates fringe benefits, assumed to be 37.5 percent of wages.

SOURCE: Association of American Railroads, Railroads and States 2010 , available at http://www.aar.org/KeyIssues/Railroads-States.aspx as of May 22, 2012.