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What You Need to Know About Rail Transportation Worker

Position Description All rail transportation workers not listed separately.

Types of Rail Transportation Worker

  • Signal Tower Director
  • Tower Director
  • Railroad Hand
  • Railroader
  • Tower Watchman

Is There Job Demand for Rail Transportation Workers?

In 2016, there was an estimated number of 4,600 jobs in the United States for Rail Transportation Worker. 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. Due to new job openings and attrition, there will be an average of 400 job openings in this field each 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.

Average Rail Transportation Workers 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.

Below is a list of the median annual salaries for Rail Transportation Workers in different U.S. states.

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


Below are examples of industries where Rail Transportation Workers work:



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