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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Nebraska 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 Nebraska, 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
1Slaughterers and meat packers$21,9501,78038.3
2Soil and plant scientists$58,48523015.7
3Gaming and sports book writers and runners$17,98047012.9
4Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers$21,7702,1009.4
5Agricultural and food science technicians$31,4202908.6
6Graduate teaching assistants$34,5007108.1
7Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products$59,1702107.2
8Audiologists$62,7701205.5
9Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders$27,0751605.1
10Engineering teachers, postsecondary$62,2202204.9
11Conveyor operators and tenders$27,9204904.6
12Communications teachers, postsecondary$52,5502303.9
13Farm equipment mechanics$31,5201903.8
14Helpers, construction trades$22,1203603.8
15English language and literature teachers, postsecondary$49,8506503.6
16Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers$34,0807103.5
17Food cooking machine operators and tenders$26,1103603.4
18Radio and television announcers$24,8854203.3
19Biological science teachers, postsecondary$62,1003603.3
20Gaming change persons and booth cashiers$23,9702403.1
21Interpreters and translators$37,6403103.0
22Chemistry teachers, postsecondary$57,4851402.9
23Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service$22,7201,8402.8
24Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders$24,4802502.6
25Social and human service assistants$24,7053,3502.5
26First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers$41,9301802.5
27Family and general practitioners$154,1651,0002.5
28Drafters$40,9401102.4
29Statistical assistants$31,7401302.4
30Psychology teachers, postsecondary$58,4802202.4
31Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary$52,7002702.4
32Telemarketers$21,4453,8202.4
33Recreational therapists$29,1902002.4
34Financial examiners$62,4502202.3
35Insurance claims and policy processing clerks$27,3352,2102.3
36Biochemists and biophysicists$55,1101002.3
37Postmasters and mail superintendents$52,7501002.3
38Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks$29,1105402.3
39Cement masons and concrete finishers$32,2402,0102.3
40Helpers--roofers$24,1601202.3
41Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders$27,7002302.3
42Prepress technicians and workers$33,0256302.3
43Credit analysts$46,9806002.2
44Bindery workers$29,1005202.2
45Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping$25,8205902.0
46Health educators$40,0004102.0
47Marriage and family therapists$36,5301202.0
48Locksmiths and safe repairers$23,2301202.0
49Office machine operators, except computer$23,0507002.0
50Statisticians$55,7101402.0
51Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation$48,0701,4502.0
52Entertainment attendants and related workers$17,5001302.0
53Market research analysts$51,1901,7802.0
54Obstetricians and gynecologists$183,6101002.0
55Medical and clinical laboratory technologists$42,1851,2701.9
56Stationary engineers and boiler operators$37,3952801.9
57Special education teachers, middle school$39,1856201.9
58Optometrists$100,3201301.9
59Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers$16,2206901.9
60Helpers--carpenters$21,5906901.9
61Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$30,0902501.9
62Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters$27,6504101.8
63Printing machine operators$28,0001,5401.8
64Interviewers, except eligibility and loan$23,0501,5101.8
65Physician assistants$78,8604301.8
66Medical records and health information technicians$26,7901,2501.8
67Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers$29,5755501.8
68Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators$43,1503501.8
69Training and development managers$73,1102201.8
70Reporters and correspondents$32,4853101.8
71Computer science teachers, postsecondary$53,5102101.8
72Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary$60,2202301.8
73Nonfarm animal caretakers$19,8757301.8
74Computer operators$28,9851,0401.8
75Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders$26,4604301.8
76Public relations specialists$40,6301,5801.7
77Law clerks$38,2902801.7
78Refuse and recyclable material collectors$24,9406501.7
79Business teachers, postsecondary$67,8653701.7
80Architects, except landscape and naval$65,0757601.6
81Medical and health services managers$72,4301,6301.6
82Computer programmers$59,7252,9601.6
83Customer service representatives$26,14515,4701.6
84Network systems and data communications analysts$55,9451,4001.6
85Painters, transportation equipment$35,7752901.6
86Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers$34,3451,0201.6
87Environmental scientists and specialists, including health$45,0754801.6
88Special education teachers, secondary school$41,0306501.6
89Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors$23,4101,3201.6
90Civil engineering technicians$37,5555901.6
91Chemical equipment operators and tenders$30,7702201.6
92Dentists, general$156,8355101.6
93Occupational health and safety specialists$49,7052001.5
94Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines$37,0707301.5
95Community and social service specialists$30,3956201.5
96Computer software engineers, applications$60,0053,3601.5
97Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,8953901.5
98Tapers$35,6252301.5
99Brickmasons and blockmasons$41,9457001.5
100Production, planning, and expediting clerks$35,7451,8701.5

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Nebraska

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Nebraska 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 salespersons19,920$23,7951.0
2Customer service representatives15,470$26,1451.6
3Cashiers14,070$16,6600.9
4Registered nurses11,810$50,7951.1
5Waiters and waitresses11,640$14,6801.1
6Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food11,400$14,7751.1
7Office clerks, general10,580$23,6750.8
8Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks10,000$28,7601.2
9Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners8,920$19,9300.9
10Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand8,760$21,6000.8
11Stock clerks and order fillers7,100$21,2751.0
12Executive secretaries and administrative assistants6,940$32,3801.0
13Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants6,910$23,5251.2
14Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products6,530$48,7851.0
15Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive6,370$26,3800.8
16Accountants and auditors6,090$54,5401.2
17General and operations managers5,870$89,2850.8
18Receptionists and information clerks5,630$22,1001.1
19Elementary school teachers, except special education5,450$42,5501.0
20First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers5,120$42,4400.8
21Maintenance and repair workers, general4,990$30,8100.9
22Carpenters4,930$33,0301.2
23Teacher assistants4,890$20,0551.0
24Landscaping and groundskeeping workers4,450$23,0901.1
25First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers4,070$37,8600.8
26Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education4,010$41,9201.0
27Truck drivers, light or delivery services3,890$27,1950.9
28Business operations specialists3,890$53,9650.9
29Cooks, restaurant3,850$20,2351.1
30Telemarketers3,820$21,4452.4
31Packers and packagers, hand3,700$18,9451.0
32Security guards3,640$24,5850.8
33Food preparation workers3,550$16,9000.9
34First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers3,380$26,2951.0
35Team assemblers3,380$26,7350.7
36Electricians3,370$39,9601.2
37Computer software engineers, applications3,360$60,0051.5
38Social and human service assistants3,350$24,7052.5
39Maids and housekeeping cleaners3,320$17,1950.9
40Child care workers3,280$16,8901.4
41Computer support specialists3,170$38,3551.3
42Computer systems analysts3,140$60,2301.3
43Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks3,080$25,3850.9
44Bartenders3,000$15,5651.4
45Computer programmers2,960$59,7251.6
46Automotive service technicians and mechanics2,810$35,0301.0
47Tellers2,720$21,2651.1
48Home health aides2,660$21,7401.0
49First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers2,640$47,4350.9
50Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses2,590$34,9050.9
51Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education2,530$42,1851.1
52Cooks, fast food2,530$15,8001.0
53Driver/sales workers2,520$22,0301.5
54Sales representatives, services2,480$43,7051.3
55Construction laborers2,410$24,2300.6
56Medical assistants2,270$24,9651.3
57Helpers--production workers2,260$25,0301.1
58First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers2,230$54,5950.9
59Insurance claims and policy processing clerks2,210$27,3352.3
60Industrial truck and tractor operators2,170$27,5250.8
61Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers2,100$21,7709.4
62Counter and rental clerks2,090$21,2601.0
63Billing and posting clerks and machine operators2,060$27,7500.9
64Management analysts2,030$59,8950.9
65Cement masons and concrete finishers2,010$32,2402.3
66Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop1,940$15,6651.3
67Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists1,930$25,0501.2
68Lawyers1,920$92,9050.7
69Production, planning, and expediting clerks1,870$35,7451.5
70Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products1,870$58,1151.1
71Insurance sales agents1,850$55,0801.4
72Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service1,840$22,7202.8
73Data entry keyers1,840$22,7401.3
74Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop1,840$14,9100.8
75Cleaners of vehicles and equipment1,820$19,1151.2
76Slaughterers and meat packers1,780$21,95038.3
77Market research analysts1,780$51,1902.0
78Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers1,780$30,2751.3
79Medical secretaries1,770$26,2551.3
80Bill and account collectors1,750$26,9950.9
81Loan officers1,710$56,0151.2
82Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters1,710$45,8000.9
83Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators1,700$33,1501.1
84Dishwashers1,690$15,4000.8
85First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers1,640$54,3850.8
86Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers1,640$31,8550.8
87Medical and health services managers1,630$72,4301.6
88Public relations specialists1,580$40,6301.7
89Cooks, institution and cafeteria1,570$20,5301.0
90Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers1,560$15,2050.9
91Printing machine operators1,540$28,0001.8
92Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists1,540$35,3701.5
93Computer and information systems managers1,540$83,4101.2
94Interviewers, except eligibility and loan1,510$23,0501.8
95Police and sheriff's patrol officers1,510$42,0800.7
96Financial managers1,510$83,5200.7
97Painters, construction and maintenance1,490$29,4751.3
98Preschool teachers, except special education1,480$21,9351.0
99Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation1,450$48,0702.0
100Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders1,440$28,6950.9

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