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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in New Jersey 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 New Jersey, 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
1Forest and conservation workers$17,12043011.9
2Building cleaning workers$18,6906809.6
3Marriage and family therapists$50,7772,4708.0
4Environmental science teachers, postsecondary$61,4602006.4
5Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners$39,6766605.2
6Shampooers$16,0351,6305.0
7Gaming change persons and booth cashiers$24,1302,0105.0
8Gaming managers$81,9302104.6
9Fire inspectors and investigators$45,9478004.5
10Service station attendants$16,2627,5404.3
11Gaming dealers$14,9006,5804.3
12Counselors$38,7321,4104.1
13Gaming supervisors$46,6801,8304.1
14Gaming service workers$26,5909903.8
15Sewers, hand$25,0554203.8
16Life scientists$76,4406703.7
17Gaming cage workers$24,6909003.7
18Precision instrument and equipment repairers$48,3724903.6
19Medical secretaries$28,98625,9803.5
20Bridge and lock tenders$33,2501003.5
21Biochemists and biophysicists$81,6207903.5
22Woodworkers$25,5801203.4
23Chemical equipment operators and tenders$41,1262,5003.4
24Crossing guards$21,6323,2503.2
25Motorboat mechanics$36,4245503.2
26Media and communication equipment workers$62,6738802.9
27Animal trainers$26,7162302.8
28Natural sciences managers$119,1382,3802.8
29Chemical technicians$41,4073,1602.6
30Social work teachers, postsecondary$67,4101102.5
31Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators$30,5102002.4
32Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment$41,8002202.4
33Legislators$33,2871,9002.4
34Insurance appraisers, auto damage$48,8604102.3
35Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians$23,9905202.3
36Word processors and typists$30,7167,9002.3
37Chemists$62,9804,0202.3
38Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates$125,4467602.3
39Psychiatrists$171,4576402.3
40Mathematical scientists$39,2401102.3
41Medical scientists, except epidemiologists$77,6403,1802.2
42Actuaries$96,5056702.2
43Funeral directors$72,8105202.2
44Personal care and service workers$21,0622,3702.2
45Stationary engineers and boiler operators$44,6551,6902.2
46Manicurists and pedicurists$20,6721,8802.2
47Special education teachers, middle school$52,5883,7002.2
48Pump operators, except wellhead pumpers$27,6601702.2
49Psychiatric aides$28,7701,8002.2
50Food servers, nonrestaurant$19,5558,3502.0
51Special education teachers, secondary school$55,5724,3202.0
52Pharmacy aides$19,0481,8202.0
53Anthropology and archeology teachers, postsecondary$66,4351102.0
54Computer software engineers, systems software$89,47813,9801.9
55Occupational health and safety specialists$57,9141,3201.9
56First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers$47,3262,1301.9
57Coil winders, tapers, and finishers$27,3163801.9
58Home appliance repairers$43,9071,1901.8
59Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation$54,4077,0001.8
60Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers$36,0764101.8
61Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary$55,5951501.8
62Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school$52,5857,1001.8
63Bus drivers, school$24,60116,2601.8
64Optometrists$105,5106401.8
65Designers$47,0163501.8
66Materials scientists$99,0701101.8
67Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders$30,2254,4701.8
68First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers$39,7985,2701.8
69First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives$88,3662,7601.8
70Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education$53,56421,8401.8
71Pediatricians, general$127,4606501.7
72Rehabilitation counselors$30,6223,8401.7
73Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals$22,8227401.7
74Environmental engineering technicians$40,5105101.7
75Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists$81,1783,9001.7
76Concierges$25,2255501.7
77Medical equipment preparers$28,0521,3301.7
78Obstetricians and gynecologists$176,0504501.7
79Legal secretaries$40,65810,5301.7
80Internists, general$174,8961,1801.7
81Court, municipal, and license clerks$32,2352,6201.7
82Emergency management specialists$57,7252101.7
83Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall$43,4907601.7
84Hazardous materials removal workers$36,0331,2901.7
85Economics teachers, postsecondary$77,0302701.6
86Postmasters and mail superintendents$63,3253701.6
87Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders$25,67613,8101.6
88Education administrators$71,1527101.6
89Editors$50,5543,5001.6
90Respiratory therapy technicians$48,0575101.6
91Physical therapist aides$23,2141,3201.6
92Computer and information scientists, research$77,5237501.6
93Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers$17,4373,0201.6
94Kindergarten teachers, except special education$48,7584,5101.6
95Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program$50,2061,5101.6
96Sales representatives, services$61,58015,8201.6
97Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks$32,0301,9101.6
98Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders$25,6604501.6
99Computer and information systems managers$115,96610,2601.5
100Psychology teachers, postsecondary$69,1157401.5

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in New Jersey

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in New Jersey 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 salespersons89,090$24,5640.9
2Cashiers82,260$17,7101.0
3Office clerks, general68,420$25,9281.0
4Registered nurses60,380$59,4451.1
5Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive56,490$33,0771.4
6Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand55,370$22,9201.0
7Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners51,130$23,2521.0
8Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food45,720$16,8750.9
9Customer service representatives44,800$30,3700.9
10Waiters and waitresses42,200$18,7100.8
11Stock clerks and order fillers42,000$22,7801.1
12Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks41,020$32,9681.0
13Elementary school teachers, except special education37,560$52,5701.2
14Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer34,050$37,7981.0
15First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers33,770$47,0921.0
16Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants32,550$24,3071.1
17Business operations specialists31,010$57,5271.4
18Security guards30,450$23,5531.2
19General and operations managers30,220$118,9650.8
20Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products29,220$61,0640.8
21Teacher assistants28,850$21,0251.1
22Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education28,520$56,5901.4
23Maintenance and repair workers, general27,310$33,7740.9
24Accountants and auditors26,210$62,0181.0
25Packers and packagers, hand26,120$20,0181.4
26Medical secretaries25,980$28,9863.5
27First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers23,450$43,1870.9
28Landscaping and groundskeeping workers22,980$24,3071.1
29Truck drivers, light or delivery services22,750$27,7051.0
30Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education21,840$53,5641.8
31Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks20,380$28,1241.1
32Child care workers19,460$17,8961.5
33Receptionists and information clerks19,400$23,2020.7
34Executive secretaries and administrative assistants18,680$44,9670.5
35Maids and housekeeping cleaners17,830$19,7040.9
36Police and sheriff's patrol officers17,040$62,2421.5
37Lawyers16,790$106,6201.2
38Construction laborers16,560$38,0780.7
39Bus drivers, school16,260$24,6011.8
40Sales representatives, services15,820$61,5801.6
41Carpenters15,390$47,2340.7
42Billing and posting clerks and machine operators15,090$30,7341.2
43Computer systems analysts15,000$77,2101.2
44Automotive service technicians and mechanics14,900$37,8301.0
45Computer programmers14,520$72,8881.5
46Teachers and instructors14,420$32,1131.5
47First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers14,210$33,7870.8
48Computer software engineers, systems software13,980$89,4781.9
49Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses13,980$43,9210.9
50Food preparation workers13,850$17,4550.7
51Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders13,810$25,6761.6
52Cooks, restaurant13,390$23,0080.7
53Industrial truck and tractor operators13,380$30,0951.0
54Financial managers13,050$102,6301.1
55Electricians12,690$55,3430.9
56First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers12,560$51,5270.8
57Tellers12,430$20,8911.0
58Management analysts12,180$77,6131.1
59Computer support specialists12,050$43,8511.0
60Home health aides11,860$23,4160.8
61Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists11,810$24,6041.4
62Computer software engineers, applications11,790$80,6451.0
63First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers11,600$69,6400.9
64Managers11,250$88,0801.4
65Team assemblers11,100$24,3600.4
66First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers10,790$57,9721.0
67Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop10,550$15,4560.9
68Legal secretaries10,530$40,6581.7
69Bartenders10,290$20,3480.9
70Computer and information systems managers10,260$115,9661.5
71Counter and rental clerks9,420$24,0640.9
72Postal service mail carriers8,950$45,4071.1
73Dishwashers8,920$15,5850.8
74First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers8,820$81,3581.2
75Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers8,650$32,5180.8
76Medical assistants8,630$26,3340.9
77Telemarketers8,510$26,1921.0
78Sales managers8,370$101,0641.0
79Food servers, nonrestaurant8,350$19,5552.0
80Helpers--production workers8,350$20,6030.8
81Cooks, fast food8,140$17,3510.6
82Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters8,090$55,1650.8
83Preschool teachers, except special education7,930$30,1751.0
84Word processors and typists7,900$30,7162.3
85Network and computer systems administrators7,780$66,8781.1
86Personal and home care aides7,710$23,1950.7
87Service station attendants7,540$16,2624.3
88Loan officers7,450$61,8881.0
89Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school7,100$52,5851.8
90Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents7,100$86,0601.2
91Recreation workers7,060$24,5451.2
92Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators7,030$54,6001.3
93Dental assistants7,020$34,2801.1
94Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers7,020$15,4710.7
95Insurance claims and policy processing clerks7,010$31,7701.4
96Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation7,000$54,4071.8
97Data entry keyers6,990$27,4751.0
98Order clerks6,980$31,3681.2
99Office and administrative support workers6,830$30,3851.1
100First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators6,800$54,3141.3

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