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Delaware Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Delaware Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Delaware, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Tank car, truck, and ship loaders$44,20070034.7
2Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay$56,74036021.2
3Insulation workers, mechanical$37,46031014.3
4Chemical engineers$96,84065010.6
5Gaming change persons and booth cashiers$23,3804008.2
6Chemists$73,4101,3506.3
7Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics$29,5651806.0
8Shampooers$15,3602205.5
9Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks$31,9908105.4
10Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door$48,4902504.6
11Vocational education teachers, postsecondary$51,7451,0104.6
12Electrical and electronics drafters$53,2803304.4
13Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation$27,7801704.1
14Legislators$40,0253803.9
15Audio and video equipment technicians$34,0903803.6
16Tax preparers$30,3503803.4
17Operations research analysts$79,6304403.2
18Carpet installers$40,6202003.1
19Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers$28,3852702.9
20Bill and account collectors$30,0003,5002.8
21Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators$36,2903302.8
22Database administrators$67,1107502.6
23Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates$122,4701002.5
24Surveyors$41,2753502.4
25Home appliance repairers$29,0101902.4
26Chemical equipment operators and tenders$45,4902202.4
27Vocational education teachers, secondary school$50,0154002.4
28Cooks, short order$19,7351,1302.4
29Internists, general$173,9202002.3
30Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors$66,4501402.3
31Education teachers, postsecondary$54,7001902.3
32Opticians, dispensing$23,4303902.3
33Diagnostic medical sonographers$46,8302502.3
34Management analysts$68,5453,1202.3
35Funeral attendants$22,5101002.1
36Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders$35,7602902.1
37Training and development specialists$49,4901,2602.0
38Community and social service specialists$30,5655302.0
39Occupational health and safety specialists$58,9851702.0
40Environmental scientists and specialists, including health$48,2653902.0
41Child, family, and school social workers$37,8451,2802.0
42Network systems and data communications analysts$58,9701,0701.9
43Electrical engineers$75,6207601.9
44Food servers, nonrestaurant$20,2109601.9
45Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation$49,7708601.9
46Financial examiners$69,8701101.8
47Broadcast technicians$43,5401501.8
48Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic$32,9301001.8
49Millwrights$56,7201501.8
50Personal financial advisors$67,3305301.8
51Surgeons$188,4301701.8
52Office clerks, general$24,44515,5201.8
53Training and development managers$95,1401401.8
54Medical equipment preparers$27,2801701.8
55Meter readers, utilities$38,2701401.8
56Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists$41,3409401.8
57Insurance sales agents$50,1601,4701.8
58Helpers--electricians$28,5503801.8
59Law clerks$42,1801801.7
60Refuse and recyclable material collectors$32,0504101.7
61Special education teachers, middle school$51,1753501.7
62Computer operators$29,8556401.7
63Hazardous materials removal workers$35,2701601.7
64Compensation and benefits managers$97,5602401.6
65First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers$31,6308601.6
66Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors$35,4102701.6
67Paralegals and legal assistants$42,4051,0501.6
68Computer science teachers, postsecondary$68,6101201.6
69Urban and regional planners$51,9101201.6
70Bus drivers, school$23,3851,7301.6
71Medical secretaries$28,8001,4201.6
72Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders$41,0401001.6
73Environmental science and protection technicians, including health$31,9701101.6
74Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service$25,0406401.5
75Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists$52,7354401.5
76Legal secretaries$35,7801,1601.5
77Court, municipal, and license clerks$30,8302901.5
78Physician assistants$68,9402301.5
79Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment$45,5352601.5
80Meeting and convention planners$41,6601601.5
81Radiologic technologists and technicians$45,2707201.5
82Computer programmers$62,8101,7001.4
83Electricians$44,3852,4801.4
84Executive secretaries and administrative assistants$37,2306,0901.4
85Telecommunications line installers and repairers$55,8804601.4
86Veterinarians$93,8251701.4
87Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists$57,3853901.4
88Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators$37,0651,3401.4
89Brickmasons and blockmasons$38,5704201.4
90Market research analysts$59,0158101.4
91Social and community service managers$53,5754401.4
92Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers$25,5556101.4
93Dentists, general$163,0602901.4
94Construction laborers$26,9553,6901.4
95Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers$35,3958901.4
96Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop$18,2051,9101.4
97Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers$24,3102301.4
98Taxi drivers and chauffeurs$22,6655301.4
99Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators$42,9459201.4
100Electrical power-line installers and repairers$55,1602301.3

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Delaware

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Delaware are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Office clerks, general15,520$24,4451.8
2Retail salespersons15,120$25,3101.2
3Cashiers11,120$17,6701.2
4Customer service representatives8,340$33,7901.3
5Registered nurses8,270$56,9751.3
6Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners7,700$20,8001.3
7Waiters and waitresses6,690$17,3601.0
8Executive secretaries and administrative assistants6,090$37,2301.4
9General and operations managers5,750$88,1801.2
10Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks5,580$31,3051.1
11Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food5,400$16,9600.8
12Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand4,870$23,7250.7
13Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants4,580$24,3301.2
14First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers4,520$45,5851.1
15Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer4,410$34,4551.1
16Accountants and auditors4,340$52,3751.3
17Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive4,110$30,5950.8
18Stock clerks and order fillers4,040$21,3000.9
19Teacher assistants3,790$25,2151.2
20Construction laborers3,690$26,9551.4
21Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products3,580$53,4400.8
22Bill and account collectors3,500$30,0002.8
23Maintenance and repair workers, general3,400$34,8150.9
24Team assemblers3,350$31,9151.1
25Receptionists and information clerks3,320$23,3101.1
26Management analysts3,120$68,5452.3
27Food preparation workers3,080$17,4251.2
28Security guards3,010$23,0751.0
29Carpenters2,990$44,3301.1
30First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers2,830$42,5900.9
31Electricians2,480$44,3851.4
32Truck drivers, light or delivery services2,400$26,3950.9
33Business operations specialists2,360$55,5600.9
34Lawyers2,190$109,6101.3
35Landscaping and groundskeeping workers2,150$24,6400.8
36Automotive service technicians and mechanics2,010$35,0151.1
37Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks1,980$28,3300.9
38Billing and posting clerks and machine operators1,920$29,5301.3
39First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers1,920$29,7000.9
40Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop1,910$18,2051.4
41Cooks, restaurant1,860$22,4400.8
42Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education1,850$48,4900.8
43Maids and housekeeping cleaners1,750$17,8050.7
44Bus drivers, school1,730$23,3851.6
45Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses1,730$42,1650.9
46Computer programmers1,700$62,8101.4
47Child care workers1,610$18,3851.0
48Dishwashers1,570$16,2451.1
49Packers and packagers, hand1,530$19,4650.7
50Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters1,520$43,7851.3
51Insurance sales agents1,470$50,1601.8
52Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers1,470$18,3751.3
53Computer software engineers, applications1,470$77,1401.0
54First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers1,440$55,8300.8
55Cooks, fast food1,430$17,6750.8
56Medical secretaries1,420$28,8001.6
57Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education1,400$48,4950.9
58Industrial truck and tractor operators1,380$29,5850.8
59Chemists1,350$73,4106.3
60Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators1,340$37,0651.4
61First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers1,340$58,2400.8
62Child, family, and school social workers1,280$37,8452.0
63Computer systems analysts1,270$67,7800.8
64Training and development specialists1,260$49,4902.0
65Home health aides1,240$20,9400.7
66Bartenders1,230$18,5000.9
67First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers1,210$56,6551.0
68Elementary school teachers, except special education1,170$42,0400.3
69Legal secretaries1,160$35,7801.5
70Preschool teachers, except special education1,150$23,9051.2
71Cooks, short order1,130$19,7352.4
72Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists1,110$28,1051.1
73Network systems and data communications analysts1,070$58,9701.9
74Paralegals and legal assistants1,050$42,4051.6
75Sales representatives, services1,030$62,6150.8
76Vocational education teachers, postsecondary1,010$51,7454.6
77Counter and rental clerks1,010$21,5650.8
78Sales managers980$96,7951.0
79Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop980$16,7401.0
80Helpers--production workers980$24,5100.7
81Postal service mail carriers970$43,3951.0
82Food servers, nonrestaurant960$20,2101.9
83Loan officers960$54,4851.0
84Computer and information systems managers950$89,8451.2
85Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists940$41,3401.8
86Pharmacy technicians930$21,6451.2
87Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators920$42,9451.4
88Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers890$35,3951.4
89Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation860$49,7701.9
90First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers860$31,6301.6
91Network and computer systems administrators860$59,2301.0
92Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers830$35,1450.6
93Driver/sales workers820$26,0200.7
94Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks810$31,9905.4
95Market research analysts810$59,0151.4
96Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders810$25,6300.8
97Cost estimators800$57,6001.3
98Production, planning, and expediting clerks800$39,3351.0
99Cleaners of vehicles and equipment800$19,9200.8
100Recreation workers790$22,8851.1

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