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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in New York 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 York, 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
1Watch repairers$43,5502209.5
2Shoe and leather workers and repairers$19,6651,3508.6
3Travel guides$32,6201207.7
4Fashion designers$72,3906,3907.7
5Sewers, hand$23,7601,9306.1
6Bailiffs$36,8942,5405.6
7Religious workers$23,6109305.6
8Music directors and composers$42,7601,5005.5
9Telephone operators$32,8401,5405.2
10Etchers and engravers$30,2407405.0
11Postsecondary teachers$69,05655,2904.9
12Flight attendants$57,9508,5104.3
13Fabric and apparel patternmakers$43,5101,7704.1
14Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers$34,7725,8804.1
15Brokerage clerks$36,45017,6804.1
16Graduate teaching assistants$28,0135,1103.9
17Sound engineering technicians$40,7782,7603.9
18Psychiatrists$134,4143,0603.8
19Clergy$42,3727,4303.7
20Court reporters$59,3701,4803.7
21Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians$21,8402,2703.6
22Musicians and singers(varies)8,4203.3
23Paperhangers$46,5855203.3
24Bus drivers, transit and intercity$32,22523,8603.3
25Social workers$47,76610,8903.2
26Fence erectors$28,8738203.2
27Proofreaders and copy markers$31,0022,1203.0
28Artists and related workers$39,1063503.0
29Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders$23,7202,7102.9
30Film and video editors$64,8402,3302.9
31Podiatrists$107,9338702.9
32Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes$90,3201,7002.8
33Home health aides$22,256115,3602.8
34Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators$53,6151,0102.8
35Producers and directors$73,36110,7402.7
36Parking enforcement workers$30,2468202.6
37Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay$60,6431,0202.6
38Personal financial advisors$78,53017,4902.6
39Art directors$79,9685,0702.6
40Elevator installers and repairers$61,8402,5902.5
41Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers$99,3074,6802.5
42Editors$48,56215,5902.5
43Word processors and typists$28,55924,0802.5
44Advertising sales agents$45,45624,7902.5
45Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture$38,7583,2102.5
46Physicians and surgeons$148,11326,2402.4
47Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents$87,63738,1602.3
48Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates$113,6402,1702.3
49Curators$51,8217902.3
50Bridge and lock tenders$35,4051802.2
51Radio mechanics$58,0802102.2
52Psychiatric aides$29,6565,1202.2
53Concierges$27,4601,9602.1
54Graders and sorters, agricultural products$21,3213,4102.1
55Recreational therapists$40,0852,5802.0
56Financial analysts$66,58325,7902.0
57Health specialties teachers, postsecondary$74,6675,9002.0
58Eligibility interviewers, government programs$34,7385,8402.0
59Occupational therapist aides$29,7203502.0
60Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers$35,9406202.0
61Costume attendants$45,0003302.0
62Biochemists and biophysicists$72,8451,2702.0
63Law teachers, postsecondary$98,7556802.0
64Stationary engineers and boiler operators$46,1964,2402.0
65Medical appliance technicians$36,6264802.0
66Teacher assistants$20,702145,1001.9
67Legislators$78,6104,3901.9
68Reporters and correspondents$54,4354,9801.9
69Ship engineers$64,3358201.9
70Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors$35,5967,3301.9
71Power plant operators$63,6321,5401.9
72Couriers and messengers$23,05712,8501.9
73Dancers(varies)1,0101.9
74Law clerks$35,0364,4701.9
75Public relations managers$91,8675,4901.9
76Audiologists$59,8205901.8
77Cooks$29,3408501.8
78Personal and home care aides$19,92259,7601.8
79Social sciences teachers, postsecondary$59,3802001.8
80Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers$24,8482,5101.8
81Social and community service managers$56,74513,3201.8
82Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders$19,5058401.8
83Multi-media artists and animators$50,8232,4101.8
84Coil winders, tapers, and finishers$22,0331,0401.8
85Advertising and promotions managers$83,6105,0601.8
86Manicurists and pedicurists$19,8424,3301.8
87Writers and authors$52,5884,2801.8
88Set and exhibit designers$55,7105601.8
89Cargo and freight agents$37,0657,2001.8
90Physician assistants$70,5836,2101.8
91Microbiologists$57,5761,2901.8
92Bus drivers, school$28,20544,8901.8
93Highway maintenance workers$32,6959,7201.8
94Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school$51,73519,3301.7
95Actuaries$94,0521,4801.7
96Embalmers$62,1003401.7
97Commercial and industrial designers$58,1163,1301.7
98Market research analysts$59,68222,9201.7
99Broadcast news analysts$87,4603301.7
100Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors$47,2704,3701.7

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in New York

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in New York 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 salespersons281,810$22,7801.0
2Office clerks, general218,810$23,9391.1
3Cashiers212,280$16,8460.9
4Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners180,090$22,2931.3
5Registered nurses169,240$52,4951.1
6Teacher assistants145,100$20,7021.9
7Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive143,840$27,3041.3
8Executive secretaries and administrative assistants134,260$36,6251.3
9Customer service representatives132,930$28,2170.9
10Waiters and waitresses132,450$18,8700.9
11Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products125,620$54,8961.3
12Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks120,090$30,3711.0
13Home health aides115,360$22,2562.8
14First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers110,030$43,9631.2
15Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand105,790$22,8640.7
16Security guards105,050$23,7671.5
17Stock clerks and order fillers103,570$21,2161.0
18Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants101,110$24,3361.2
19Elementary school teachers, except special education94,970$54,9841.1
20Accountants and auditors93,620$55,7501.2
21Maintenance and repair workers, general92,830$31,5591.1
22General and operations managers85,710$96,0780.8
23Receptionists and information clerks83,510$23,6021.1
24Food preparation workers77,220$17,9161.3
25Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education76,990$57,9511.4
26Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food73,790$16,0340.5
27Lawyers65,370$93,8801.7
28Personal and home care aides59,760$19,9221.8
29First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers58,160$37,0250.8
30Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer57,720$36,3840.6
31Truck drivers, light or delivery services56,450$27,4990.9
32Postsecondary teachers55,290$69,0564.9
33Child care workers54,520$19,5351.5
34Financial managers52,040$96,3431.6
35Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses48,140$33,7731.1
36Maids and housekeeping cleaners45,930$19,7390.8
37Carpenters45,370$39,8180.7
38Construction laborers45,040$33,9650.7
39Bus drivers, school44,890$28,2051.8
40Team assemblers43,090$23,7340.6
41Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks42,680$25,4500.8
42First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers42,220$26,4110.9
43Packers and packagers, hand40,760$19,9200.8
44Landscaping and groundskeeping workers40,710$23,4030.7
45Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education40,440$56,3291.2
46Computer programmers39,770$66,0211.4
47Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents38,160$87,6372.3
48Electricians37,330$48,0400.9
49Cooks, restaurant37,150$21,6810.7
50Automotive service technicians and mechanics36,490$32,6230.8
51Billing and posting clerks and machine operators34,820$28,5001.0
52Teachers and instructors33,560$31,3481.2
53Computer support specialists33,130$41,9600.9
54Business operations specialists30,790$56,1080.5
55Computer software engineers, applications30,040$70,7150.9
56Sales representatives, services29,710$48,7251.0
57Computer systems analysts29,540$66,2810.8
58Tellers29,190$22,6330.8
59Management analysts28,920$64,3220.9
60First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers28,060$49,4090.7
61Social and human service assistants27,990$28,5701.4
62Bartenders27,850$18,7450.9
63First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers27,560$57,6530.7
64Dishwashers26,330$16,0840.8
65Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop26,290$16,5720.8
66Physicians and surgeons26,240$148,1132.4
67Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters26,220$49,7980.9
68Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists26,090$21,3621.1
69Financial analysts25,790$66,5832.0
70First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers25,590$82,9551.2
71Preschool teachers, except special education25,250$26,1431.1
72Advertising sales agents24,790$45,4562.5
73Postal service mail carriers24,610$44,1981.1
74Legal secretaries24,460$35,9661.4
75Data entry keyers24,390$25,0941.2
76Bill and account collectors24,110$29,4970.8
77Word processors and typists24,080$28,5592.5
78Bus drivers, transit and intercity23,860$32,2253.3
79First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers23,760$54,8300.8
80Paralegals and legal assistants23,550$41,0531.6
81Medical and health services managers23,180$76,8171.6
82Market research analysts22,920$59,6821.7
83Industrial truck and tractor operators22,210$29,6020.6
84Sewing machine operators22,200$21,3191.7
85Counter and rental clerks21,640$21,3530.7
86Office and administrative support workers21,490$33,4551.2
87Cooks, fast food21,480$16,8060.5
88Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators21,270$40,8301.4
89Recreation workers20,880$22,1851.3
90Child, family, and school social workers20,560$41,4171.3
91Computer and information systems managers20,320$101,2201.1
92Medical assistants20,080$26,2310.8
93Chief executives20,060$133,7390.9
94Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators19,880$51,4511.3
95Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers19,530$31,7800.6
96Administrative services managers19,370$75,3501.2
97Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school19,330$51,7351.7
98Telemarketers19,260$24,7860.8
99Insurance sales agents18,830$58,3421.0
100Graphic designers18,820$39,5971.5

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