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What You Need to Know About Rail Transportation Worker

Rail Transport Worker Example All rail transportation workers not listed separately.

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Job Demand for Rail Transportation Workers

In the United States, there were 4,600 jobs for Rail Transportation Worker in 2016. New jobs are being produced at a rate of 4.3% which is below the national average. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 200 new jobs for Rail Transportation Worker by 2026. There will be an estimated 400 positions for Rail Transport Worker per year.


The states with the most job growth for Rail Transport Worker are Louisiana, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Watch out if you plan on working in Washington, New Mexico, or Minnesota. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Rail Transport Worker Average Salary

The salary for Rail Transportation Workers ranges between about $32,020 and $96,310 a year.


Rail Transportation Workers who work in New Jersey, California, or Illinois, make the highest salaries.

How much do Rail Transportation Workers make in each U.S. state?

State Annual Mean Salary
California $70,000
Florida $49,820
Illinois $63,850
Louisiana $37,550
Maryland $56,190
Minnesota $43,360
New Jersey $72,440

Where Rail Transportation Workers Are Employed


Rail Transportation Workers work in the following industries:



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