Table 6-7: Freight Railroad Employment, Retirement, and Wages: 2011(1)

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State Number of employees Wages ($ millions) Number of retirement beneficiaries Retirement payments
($ millions)
Alabama 3,634 380 9,262 176
Alaska 525 47 226 4
Arizona 2,753 308 9,152 173
Arkansas 3,286 340 9,690 184
California 8,892 982 27,029 512
Colorado 2,813 316 7,554 143
Connecticut 113 10 2,587 49
Delaware 190 20 1,938 37
District of Columbia 10 1 427 8
Florida 4,911 525 28,729 545
Georgia 7,048 737 16,255 308
Hawaii 0 0 177 3
Idaho 1,364 143 4,435 84
Illinois 12,480 1,393 33,049 626
Indiana 5,954 626 15,384 292
Iowa 3,756 405 8,879 168
Kansas 5,239 606 13,543 257
Kentucky 4,226 452 14,425 273
Louisiana 3,007 319 7,173 136
Maine 704 62 2,645 50
Maryland 1,509 162 8,451 160
Massachusetts 777 74 3,716 70
Michigan 3,206 347 13,828 262
Minnesota 4,304 494 14,705 279
Mississippi 1,774 203 5,851 111
Missouri 7,017 790 18,612 353
Montana 2,614 297 5,594 106
Nebraska 11,735 1,309 12,445 236
Nevada 666 70 3,233 61
New Hampshire 203 18 847 16
New Jersey 1,123 113 8,593 163
New Mexico 1,615 193 4,297 81
New York 3,252 341 21,093 400
North Carolina 2,384 248 9,956 189
North Dakota 1,756 206 2,926 55
Ohio 7,317 759 25,135 476
Oklahoma 1,784 202 4,988 95
Oregon 1,995 210 7,787 148
Pennsylvania 6,977 707 33,128 628
Rhode Island 65 6 524 10
South Carolina 1,714 181 6,618 125
South Dakota 889 104 1,422 27
Tennessee 4,166 453 11,966 227
Texas 16,186 1,825 33,259 630
Utah 1,782 184 5,094 97
Vermont 168 14 750 14
Virginia 5,630 582 17,000 322
Washington 3,768 448 10,778 204
West Virginia 2,870 305 8,305 157
Wisconsin 3,036 351 9,173 174
Wyoming 2,753 311 3,058 58
United States, total 175,940 19,183 525,691 9,964

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, Railroad Ten-Year Trends 2002-2011, available at www.aar.org/StatisticsAndPublications as of July 2013.