There are currently an estimated 4,400 rail transportation workers in the United States. The rail transportation worker job market is expected to grow by 4.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are rail transportation workers?

CareerExplorer rates rail transportation workers with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 5,800 rail transportation workers. That number is based on 200 additional rail transportation workers, and the retirement of 5,600 existing rail transportation workers.

What’s the supply of rail transportation workers?

The rail transportation worker industry is concentrated in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Rail Transportation Worker job market by state

State Name Employed Rail Transportation Workers
California 1,060
Ohio 400
Pennsylvania 380
Georgia 310
Illinois 230
Alabama 150
New York 120
Iowa 110
West Virginia 90
Indiana 80
Utah 80
Minnesota 60
Arkansas 50
Missouri 40
Oklahoma 40