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Idaho Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Idaho 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 Idaho, 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
1Recreational vehicle service technicians$30,72020018.5
2Forest and conservation technicians$30,57036015.2
3Zoologists and wildlife biologists$43,10622012.5
4Grounds maintenance workers$27,33011010.8
5Agricultural inspectors$30,8501109.8
6Graders and sorters, agricultural products$13,5304707.2
7Engine and other machine assemblers$23,9601705.4
8First-line supervisors/managers of farming, fishing, and forestry workers$34,5251204.3
9Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing$25,1705804.0
10Chief executives$94,7023,2103.8
11Eligibility interviewers, government programs$29,9174203.7
12Community and social service specialists$35,8588603.6
13Psychiatric technicians$27,0653503.6
14Commercial pilots$68,1601203.5
15Natural sciences managers$65,9903303.5
16Avionics technicians$36,5601003.5
17Tire repairers and changers$27,4556903.3
18Legislators$32,6053003.3
19Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood$24,5102203.3
20Electrical power-line installers and repairers$54,0004903.1
21Health diagnosing and treating practitioners$57,1453203.0
22Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals$18,2401402.9
23Rehabilitation counselors$32,9807102.9
24Chiropractors(varies)1302.8
25Glaziers$35,2302502.7
26Chefs and head cooks$23,0808102.7
27Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks$28,6403602.6
28Healthcare practitioners and technical workers$35,7162602.6
29First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives$51,6154502.6
30Food cooking machine operators and tenders$28,3501602.6
31Biological scientists$65,4501302.5
32Appraisers and assessors of real estate$46,8202702.5
33Construction laborers$24,9845,9802.4
34File clerks$22,4021,4302.4
35Lodging managers$25,3601402.3
36Social scientists and related workers$42,9601602.3
37Technical writers$46,3302702.3
38Electrical and electronic engineering technicians$46,0609602.2
39Meter readers, utilities$33,1001602.2
40Radio and television announcers$31,2501602.2
41General and operations managers$59,0369,1402.1
42Construction managers$62,1561,0602.0
43Property, real estate, and community association managers$34,8068402.0
44Protective service workers$29,1907002.0
45Physical therapist aides$19,0801801.9
46Switchboard operators, including answering service$19,5561,0001.9
47Millwrights$32,8351401.8
48Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists$35,3402501.8
49Library technicians$26,3654001.8
50Driver/sales workers$20,7001,8501.8
51Administrative services managers$47,0181,1901.8
52Environmental scientists and specialists, including health$56,6853201.8
53Advertising sales agents$40,9867001.8
54Dental laboratory technicians$36,7961601.8
55Civil engineering technicians$36,4503901.7
56Training and development specialists$41,9849901.7
57Compensation and benefits managers$55,9302301.7
58Dentists, general$134,5453301.7
59Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers$45,8006401.7
60Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters$28,2454501.7
61Marketing managers$87,2507901.7
62Surveying and mapping technicians$28,4652501.7
63Opticians, dispensing$22,9452601.7
64Travel agents$34,2703801.6
65Floral designers$17,0562401.6
66Material moving workers$22,1501401.6
67Mental health and substance abuse social workers$24,6204501.6
68Public relations managers$49,5851901.6
69Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers$31,1402901.6
70Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines$37,5734501.6
71Parts salespersons$26,7089001.6
72Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators$39,3351,4001.6
73Operations research analysts$48,2002001.6
74Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators$30,9301801.6
75Home health aides$17,9932,5401.6
76Bill and account collectors$26,7671,7801.6
77Coaches and scouts$22,4505201.5
78Automotive service technicians and mechanics$34,8422,6301.5
79Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer$30,9705,8501.5
80Purchasing managers$51,7072801.5
81Bartenders$15,3051,8401.5
82Service station attendants$16,3702901.5
83Pipelayers$32,1601801.5
84Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks$29,8504901.5
85Managers$58,8281,3401.5
86Food service managers$30,2007401.5
87Financial managers$59,1451,9101.5
88Transportation, storage, and distribution managers$56,7163201.5
89Executive secretaries and administrative assistants$29,6845,7301.4
90Advertising and promotions managers$49,9001601.4
91Customer service representatives$23,7178,2001.4
92First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers$39,4462,0901.4
93Medical and health services managers$67,9868401.4
94Merchandise displayers and window trimmers$18,6402101.4
95Police and sheriff's patrol officers$38,6321,8401.4
96Loan officers$49,0601,2201.4
97Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers$28,9381,1001.4
98First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers$47,2141,5801.4
99Financial specialists$47,6204001.4
100Veterinarians$81,2401501.4

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Idaho

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Idaho 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
1Retail salespersons15,050$22,6961.3
2Cashiers9,770$17,0981.1
3General and operations managers9,140$59,0362.1
4Office clerks, general9,040$23,9641.1
5Customer service representatives8,200$23,7171.4
6Waiters and waitresses7,780$14,1561.3
7Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food7,390$14,6241.2
8Registered nurses6,420$49,4001.1
9Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks6,360$27,3661.3
10Construction laborers5,980$24,9842.4
11Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners5,980$19,4701.1
12Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer5,850$30,9701.5
13Executive secretaries and administrative assistants5,730$29,6841.4
14Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand4,990$19,9780.8
15First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers4,370$39,2161.2
16Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants4,220$18,6961.2
17Stock clerks and order fillers3,640$21,6320.8
18First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers3,590$33,7261.3
19Receptionists and information clerks3,530$20,5601.2
20Maintenance and repair workers, general3,370$31,7101.0
21Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products3,350$43,2440.9
22Business operations specialists3,280$57,0481.3
23Chief executives3,210$94,7023.8
24Landscaping and groundskeeping workers2,870$22,9621.2
25Automotive service technicians and mechanics2,630$34,8421.5
26Truck drivers, light or delivery services2,560$24,0671.0
27Home health aides2,540$17,9931.6
28Teacher assistants2,490$18,8000.8
29Accountants and auditors2,420$49,5700.8
30Team assemblers2,400$20,9100.9
31Cooks, restaurant2,360$17,7031.1
32First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers2,090$39,4461.4
33Maids and housekeeping cleaners2,020$15,5860.9
34Industrial truck and tractor operators1,950$24,6741.3
35First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers1,950$42,7781.2
36Financial managers1,910$59,1451.5
37Electricians1,900$44,0231.2
38First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers1,890$20,9481.0
39Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses1,870$32,7501.1
40Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks1,870$23,1020.9
41Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive1,870$22,8120.4
42Driver/sales workers1,850$20,7001.8
43Bartenders1,840$15,3051.5
44Police and sheriff's patrol officers1,840$38,6321.4
45Bill and account collectors1,780$26,7671.6
46Food preparation workers1,680$16,7180.7
47Computer support specialists1,670$41,4501.2
48Child care workers1,620$16,5561.1
49Cooks, fast food1,620$13,7401.0
50First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers1,580$47,2141.4
51Security guards1,560$21,3700.5
52Billing and posting clerks and machine operators1,510$25,4741.1
53Sales representatives, services1,500$34,9801.3
54Dishwashers1,480$14,0271.1
55Packers and packagers, hand1,440$16,9720.7
56File clerks1,430$22,4022.4
57Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators1,400$39,3351.6
58Personal and home care aides1,350$17,0801.0
59Managers1,340$58,8281.5
60Lawyers1,320$88,6800.9
61Tellers1,270$19,9350.9
62Loan officers1,220$49,0601.4
63Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers1,200$13,7901.1
64Administrative services managers1,190$47,0181.8
65Helpers--production workers1,170$20,2031.0
66Computer software engineers, applications1,170$79,2950.9
67Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers1,100$28,9381.4
68Construction managers1,060$62,1562.0
69Computer systems analysts1,060$58,2500.8
70Sales managers1,040$59,8561.2
71Counter and rental clerks1,040$19,9380.9
72Cooks, institution and cafeteria1,030$19,9171.2
73Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop1,020$17,4700.8
74Social and human service assistants1,010$22,6171.3
75Bus drivers, school1,010$25,5501.0
76Switchboard operators, including answering service1,000$19,5561.9
77Training and development specialists990$41,9841.7
78Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop990$13,8131.1
79Medical assistants990$27,0051.0
80Postal service mail carriers970$43,3081.1
81Electrical and electronic engineering technicians960$46,0602.2
82Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists960$19,0401.0
83Cleaners of vehicles and equipment940$17,3631.1
84Computer and information systems managers930$61,7941.3
85Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products930$48,0501.0
86Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders910$23,7101.0
87Parts salespersons900$26,7081.6
88Insurance sales agents870$38,6001.1
89Community and social service specialists860$35,8583.6
90Dental assistants860$27,9301.2
91Property, real estate, and community association managers840$34,8062.0
92Medical and health services managers840$67,9861.4
93First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers830$53,3501.0
94Chefs and head cooks810$23,0802.7
95All other information and record clerks800$34,0301.0
96Marketing managers790$87,2501.7
97Telemarketers770$22,1550.8
98Management analysts760$56,7840.6
99Food service managers740$30,2001.5
100Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products740$44,2921.0

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