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What Do Rail Transportation Worker Do?

Job Description: All rail transportation workers not listed separately.

  • Car Barn Laborer
  • Railroad Worker
  • Tamping Machine Operator
  • Towerman
  • Track Broom Operator

What Kind of Rail Transport Worker Job Opportunities Are There?

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. 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.

Do Rail Transportation Workers Make A Lot Of Money?

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 Work


Below are examples of industries where Rail Transportation Workers work:



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