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Rail Transportation Worker

What is a Rail Transportation Worker?

Occupation Description All rail transportation workers not listed separately.

  • Ballast Regulator Operator
  • Railroad Worker
  • Railway Equipment Operator
  • Transfer Table Operator Helper
  • Control Tower Operator

Job Opportunities for Rail Transportation Workers

There were about 4,600 jobs for Rail Transportation Worker in 2016 (in the United States). 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. The BLS estimates 400 yearly job openings in this field.


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 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


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