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Pennsylvania Jobs and Career Information

RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, 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
1Forestry and conservation science teachers, postsecondary$74,47010023.2
2Agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary$81,68016013.2
3Geography teachers, postsecondary$64,0553808.6
4Continuous mining machine operators$34,6702507.3
5Paperhangers$32,9345406.2
6Environmental science teachers, postsecondary$66,7852605.3
7Social work teachers, postsecondary$62,1703204.6
8Medical appliance technicians$38,4256204.5
9Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders$31,4001,3004.5
10Pourers and casters, metal$31,3069304.2
11Residential advisors$22,4065,2003.8
12Engineering teachers, postsecondary$70,5301,4003.7
13Anthropology and archeology teachers, postsecondary$69,2203203.6
14Healthcare practitioners and technical workers$41,9764,8603.5
15Refractory materials repairers, except brickmasons$39,0601303.4
16Crossing guards$19,5225,0903.2
17Occupational therapist aides$25,8633103.2
18Job printers$31,2884,0603.1
19Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary$76,9402603.0
20Gas plant operators$52,3351403.0
21Sociology teachers, postsecondary$61,2029402.9
22Bridge and lock tenders$47,2301302.9
23Mental health counselors$33,0157,7502.8
24Foundry mold and coremakers$29,0625102.8
25Medical scientists, except epidemiologists$66,2356,2602.8
26Physics teachers, postsecondary$72,3766902.8
27Survey researchers$28,6131,3902.8
28Legislators$23,8783,5102.8
29Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary$68,5052702.6
30Life scientists$76,5007202.6
31Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers$35,0253802.5
32Postmasters and mail superintendents$56,0428702.4
33Mental health and substance abuse social workers$32,3319,2402.4
34Political science teachers, postsecondary$70,0306702.4
35Correspondence clerks$27,1509402.3
36Patternmakers, metal and plastic$26,8601302.3
37Respiratory therapy technicians$40,1151,1702.3
38Chemical equipment operators and tenders$36,4652,6802.3
39Court reporters$39,9665002.2
40Biomedical engineers$77,0355902.2
41Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers$66,0102102.2
42Biochemists and biophysicists$75,4707802.2
43Etchers and engravers$31,0001802.2
44Marriage and family therapists$35,3751,0602.2
45Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary$59,9061,1902.2
46Slaughterers and meat packers$22,6158302.2
47Chemistry teachers, postsecondary$67,8358502.2
48Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,6971,7602.1
49Helpers--roofers$21,5449202.1
50History teachers, postsecondary$61,6719802.1
51Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders$31,6428202.1
52Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary$55,0732702.1
53Lay-out workers, metal and plastic$32,6683602.1
54Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians$18,3927302.1
55Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary$62,5709002.1
56Proofreaders and copy markers$30,5688002.1
57Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers$28,1003502.0
58Family and general practitioners$141,6236,6402.0
59Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$31,8124,3602.0
60Biological technicians$35,0503,7402.0
61Podiatrists$112,6003302.0
62Recreational therapists$33,1171,3802.0
63Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,1551,1901.9
64Actuaries$87,6659101.9
65Therapists$43,8223101.9
66Motion picture projectionists$17,6734401.9
67Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay$51,7904201.9
68Numerical tool and process control programmers$44,8008501.9
69Occupational health and safety technicians$41,2003001.9
70Shampooers$13,6109701.9
71Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,1611,3401.9
72Model makers, metal and plastic$34,5351401.9
73Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service$22,32310,0801.9
74Materials engineers$72,9558801.9
75Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders$33,1441,4701.8
76Psychiatrists$136,5248101.8
77Vocational education teachers, secondary school$50,9143,9601.8
78Economics teachers, postsecondary$77,4374701.8
79Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers$29,5621,4801.8
80Airfield operations specialists$35,4501101.8
81Audiologists$45,3403201.8
82Highway maintenance workers$30,6435,5001.8
83Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary$62,2011,8901.8
84Bakers$21,7879,1201.8
85Emergency medical technicians and paramedics$23,9589,2001.7
86Psychology teachers, postsecondary$61,1961,3001.7
87Education teachers, postsecondary$57,4171,8401.7
88Special education teachers, secondary school$50,1415,9101.7
89Artists and related workers$29,3201101.7
90Directors, religious activities and education$33,9435401.7
91Prepress technicians and workers$33,2343,8701.7
92Occupational therapist assistants$36,4281,0901.7
93Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders$33,1151,3901.7
94Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,4697,0001.7
95Cardiovascular technologists and technicians$38,7222,1801.6
96Vocational education teachers, postsecondary$36,6524,6601.6
97Psychiatric aides$27,3402,1501.6
98Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners$30,5405601.6
99Nuclear medicine technologists$55,4818701.6
100Legal support workers$42,6503,3901.6

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Pennsylvania

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Pennsylvania 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 salespersons157,820$21,3501.0
2Cashiers136,780$15,7191.1
3Office clerks, general125,780$23,4851.1
4Registered nurses107,730$51,2231.3
5Waiters and waitresses85,380$14,7321.0
6Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners84,460$20,7491.1
7Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand83,710$23,2961.0
8Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food81,040$15,1511.0
9Customer service representatives80,880$26,9121.0
10Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive67,280$25,9111.1
11Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks64,060$27,3551.0
12Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants60,830$22,6491.3
13Stock clerks and order fillers59,240$21,0261.0
14Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer57,530$34,4501.1
15Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products56,150$51,4551.0
16Elementary school teachers, except special education54,360$46,9101.1
17Maintenance and repair workers, general48,360$30,8801.0
18First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers46,470$44,1830.9
19Receptionists and information clerks44,780$21,2151.1
20Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education41,480$47,5481.3
21Accountants and auditors40,960$54,3971.0
22General and operations managers40,090$86,0510.6
23Truck drivers, light or delivery services37,560$25,8941.1
24Team assemblers37,270$25,2681.0
25Executive secretaries and administrative assistants36,890$33,5100.7
26Teacher assistants36,710$19,8700.9
27Food preparation workers36,200$17,5581.1
28Carpenters35,860$34,0771.1
29First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers35,030$36,2840.9
30Security guards34,070$21,6400.9
31Packers and packagers, hand32,170$21,0501.1
32Landscaping and groundskeeping workers30,410$21,2450.9
33Automotive service technicians and mechanics30,040$31,3521.3
34Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses29,440$35,9721.2
35Construction laborers28,840$28,7340.8
36Industrial truck and tractor operators27,280$29,0151.2
37Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks26,820$25,9951.0
38Home health aides26,400$18,6311.2
39Cooks, restaurant25,490$19,2670.9
40Bartenders25,090$15,3811.5
41First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers24,530$48,9471.1
42Maids and housekeeping cleaners24,280$17,1200.8
43Business operations specialists23,980$56,8730.7
44First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers22,790$29,0270.8
45Child care workers22,270$16,8951.1
46Tellers22,220$20,0821.1
47Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education21,920$49,0791.1
48Helpers--production workers21,800$22,8371.3
49Bus drivers, school20,010$22,1761.4
50Electricians19,820$45,1960.9
51Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists19,740$19,5171.5
52Billing and posting clerks and machine operators19,650$26,2111.0
53Lawyers19,450$89,6890.9
54Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop19,170$14,7951.1
55Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers18,650$31,7771.1
56Medical assistants18,510$24,9561.3
57Dishwashers18,040$14,3141.0
58Computer support specialists17,600$36,5540.9
59Management analysts17,370$71,2461.0
60Medical secretaries17,230$25,3421.5
61Computer systems analysts16,910$62,2290.9
62Financial managers15,890$87,1730.9
63Telemarketers15,660$22,2961.2
64Cooks, institution and cafeteria15,490$21,4891.2
65Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products15,450$62,8661.1
66Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders15,180$26,6971.1
67Machinists15,040$33,9101.2
68Bill and account collectors14,930$26,9550.9
69Cooks, fast food14,430$14,9670.7
70First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers14,400$52,6970.7
71Loan officers14,210$50,0051.2
72Counter and rental clerks14,100$19,7540.8
73Computer programmers14,080$54,9710.9
74Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators14,030$37,4131.1
75First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers13,760$53,8460.8
76Postal service mail carriers13,570$44,9901.1
77Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop13,440$15,8801.1
78Insurance sales agents13,410$48,4241.2
79Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers13,290$14,8720.9
80Social and human service assistants13,210$24,5561.2
81Driver/sales workers12,990$24,9780.9
82Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators12,700$45,3501.4
83Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters12,670$45,0100.8
84Production, planning, and expediting clerks12,400$37,7241.2
85Personal and home care aides12,300$18,4130.7
86Network and computer systems administrators12,240$56,3611.1
87Child, family, and school social workers12,180$32,2391.4
88Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers12,120$37,8551.4
89Police and sheriff's patrol officers12,080$45,5590.7
90Computer software engineers, applications12,020$75,2160.7
91Data entry keyers11,980$22,9831.1
92Cleaners of vehicles and equipment11,960$18,5431.0
93Preschool teachers, except special education11,750$21,3500.9
94Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers11,550$33,0621.0
95Pharmacy technicians11,340$22,2671.2
96Computer software engineers, systems software11,260$73,0501.0
97Sales managers11,120$85,4860.9
98Industrial machinery mechanics11,010$38,9011.5
99Medical and health services managers10,940$70,5681.3
100Legal secretaries10,840$30,7111.1

State employment statistics and analysis are © Copyright 2004-2008 Moving Traffic, Inc, owner of CityTownInfo.com. Take advantage of their career search and college search tools.

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