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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Utah 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 Utah, 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 2006Local Jobs 2006Local Popularity Index
1Airfield operations specialists$20,46015012.4
2Avionics technicians$48,9106608.3
3Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers$26,7102607.7
4Hydrologists$53,5202407.0
5Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks$24,3805,6606.2
6Forest and conservation technicians$26,4704006.1
7Electrical and electronics installers and repairers, transportation equipment$30,8001605.7
8Atmospheric and space scientists$78,7001105.3
9Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents$42,7302,1404.2
10Audio and video equipment technicians$24,7201,1004.1
11Motion picture projectionists$15,4851804.0
12Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers$49,3701,3204.0
13Grounds maintenance workers$25,5101103.9
14Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door$44,7155403.9
15Athletes and sports competitors$85,0601603.7
16Telemarketers$22,1479,3403.6
17Loan interviewers and clerks$26,4184,7603.6
18Tile and marble setters$34,6658603.4
19Survey researchers$22,4603303.4
20Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,2251,4103.3
21Zoologists and wildlife biologists$50,3831603.3
22Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters$22,7401,1603.2
23Psychiatric technicians$20,7208303.1
24Drywall and ceiling tile installers$29,6582,7103.0
25Crossing guards$16,8169403.0
26Technical writers$49,8059302.8
27Recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary$33,9701502.8
28Plasterers and stucco masons$26,5207502.7
29Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers$35,5804202.6
30Biological technicians$26,6309402.5
31Dancers(varies)1502.5
32Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists$35,4109502.5
33Pediatricians, general$146,5502902.5
34Environmental engineering technicians$30,7702302.5
35Aircraft mechanics and service technicians$47,3951,4602.5
36Maintenance workers, machinery$32,8521,0902.4
37Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders$23,5668402.4
38Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay$59,5101002.3
39Biomedical engineers$65,6101202.3
40Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters$23,9141,7002.3
41Food batchmakers$20,9501,0902.2
42Brickmasons and blockmasons$37,6341,6602.2
43Plant and system operators$35,9201102.2
44Commercial and industrial designers$46,4704302.2
45Grinding and polishing workers, hand$25,3975102.1
46Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment$47,3039202.1
47Roofers$27,3921,7102.1
48Community and social service specialists$31,0921,3802.1
49Physical therapist aides$19,3105402.1
50Hazardous materials removal workers$34,3905002.1
51Bus drivers, transit and intercity$25,8651,6502.1
52Medical records and health information technicians$24,9962,3002.1
53Interpreters and translators$40,1003402.0
54Cartographers and photogrammetrists$47,5901202.0
55Natural sciences managers$74,6105202.0
56Social and human service assistants$20,5404,1601.9
57Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners$24,0451301.9
58Order clerks$24,0673,4301.9
59Loan officers$48,9544,6001.9
60Computer programmers$52,4245,6701.9
61Vocational education teachers, postsecondary$41,8001,0401.9
62Psychiatrists$122,4851601.8
63Production, planning, and expediting clerks$32,8073,7401.8
64Agricultural and food science technicians$26,7401001.8
65Cement masons and concrete finishers$31,7102,5801.8
66Medical secretaries$26,8664,1301.8
67Dental assistants$24,9953,5501.8
68Court, municipal, and license clerks$27,2868701.8
69Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists$54,2751,3101.8
70Floral designers$19,2457201.8
71Financial examiners$65,0102701.8
72Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers$14,3051,2001.8
73Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons$17,5801801.7
74First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$57,1603701.7
75Recreational therapists$31,6302401.7
76Athletic trainers$37,7051001.7
77Medical equipment repairers$51,9202701.7
78Industrial engineering technicians$44,5006901.7
79Helpers--carpenters$20,5201,0201.7
80Legal support workers$43,6057001.7
81Security and fire alarm systems installers$37,1604701.7
82Computer software engineers, systems software$69,5303,7401.7
83Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping$25,4837901.7
84Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products$60,3424,4801.7
85Mechanical engineering technicians$37,3334501.7
86Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters$42,0445,0801.6
87Baggage porters and bellhops$16,3105301.6
88Microbiologists$51,1301301.6
89Procurement clerks$29,0058001.6
90Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors$60,9552501.6
91Photographic processing machine operators$22,1805001.6
92Amusement and recreation attendants$15,9722,3301.6
93Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$26,9269501.6
94Training and development managers$64,8963101.6
95Team assemblers$22,61511,9201.6
96Graphic designers$33,3242,1501.5
97Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers$61,2401201.5
98Law clerks$33,0904001.5
99Actuaries$89,3401401.5
100Transportation, storage, and distribution managers$62,0079101.5

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Utah

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Utah 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 2006Mean Local Salary 2006Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons33,440$22,4181.0
2Cashiers24,920$16,3581.0
3Office clerks, general22,000$20,6141.0
4Customer service representatives18,720$24,2771.2
5Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food16,710$15,0401.0
6Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners15,020$19,9861.0
7Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer14,840$37,6261.4
8Waiters and waitresses14,260$16,6240.9
9Registered nurses13,330$51,7000.8
10Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand13,020$20,3270.8
11Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks12,240$26,7980.9
12Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products12,000$46,1751.1
13Team assemblers11,920$22,6151.6
14Stock clerks and order fillers11,900$21,4221.0
15General and operations managers11,370$75,9600.9
16Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive10,550$24,4700.9
17Teacher assistants10,450$19,1001.3
18Carpenters9,910$29,5681.5
19Receptionists and information clerks9,520$20,1161.2
20Telemarketers9,340$22,1473.6
21First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers8,990$38,9240.9
22Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants8,420$19,1560.9
23Executive secretaries and administrative assistants8,230$34,1060.8
24Accountants and auditors8,180$50,4121.0
25Construction laborers7,860$22,9381.1
26Truck drivers, light or delivery services7,560$24,6761.1
27First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers7,530$33,4401.0
28Maintenance and repair workers, general7,360$29,8920.8
29Landscaping and groundskeeping workers6,880$20,0641.0
30Maids and housekeeping cleaners6,120$16,7441.0
31Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks6,020$24,2341.1
32Business operations specialists5,780$47,2920.8
33Packers and packagers, hand5,720$17,0521.0
34Computer programmers5,670$52,4241.9
35Automotive service technicians and mechanics5,670$36,3681.2
36Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks5,660$24,3806.2
37Food preparation workers5,600$15,8240.9
38First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers5,580$46,3951.4
39Cooks, restaurant5,540$19,2501.0
40Cooks, fast food5,230$14,7641.2
41First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers5,210$43,6641.1
42Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters5,080$42,0441.6
43Computer support specialists4,880$33,9681.3
44First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers4,770$28,2860.9
45Loan interviewers and clerks4,760$26,4183.6
46Elementary school teachers, except special education4,710$37,9600.5
47Electricians4,670$36,6421.1
48Security guards4,660$23,8220.6
49Tellers4,630$20,2621.2
50Loan officers4,600$48,9541.9
51Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop4,600$14,5321.3
52Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products4,480$60,3421.7
53Helpers--production workers4,480$18,8051.3
54Medical assistants4,190$23,0951.5
55Social and human service assistants4,160$20,5401.9
56Medical secretaries4,130$26,8661.8
57Billing and posting clerks and machine operators4,050$26,1601.1
58Industrial truck and tractor operators3,980$25,9300.9
59Computer systems analysts3,760$59,2871.0
60Production, planning, and expediting clerks3,740$32,8071.8
61Computer software engineers, systems software3,740$69,5301.7
62Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders3,720$21,5421.4
63Machinists3,600$34,2021.5
64Counter and rental clerks3,570$21,2071.1
65Dental assistants3,550$24,9951.8
66Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers3,490$29,5041.0
67Financial managers3,490$73,0801.0
68Order clerks3,430$24,0671.9
69Bill and account collectors3,390$26,2171.1
70First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers3,280$49,3161.0
71Cooks, institution and cafeteria3,270$20,0841.3
72Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers3,250$30,7801.5
73Sales managers3,240$78,2761.3
74Lawyers3,240$98,1520.8
75Police and sheriff's patrol officers3,220$37,8070.9
76Data entry keyers3,060$23,3541.4
77Computer software engineers, applications2,920$64,9270.8
78Dishwashers2,910$14,3060.8
79Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers2,890$14,2041.0
80Drywall and ceiling tile installers2,710$29,6583.0
81Driver/sales workers2,640$22,2220.9
82Cement masons and concrete finishers2,580$31,7101.8
83Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses2,550$32,9400.5
84All other information and record clerks2,540$36,0351.2
85Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products2,500$44,9081.3
86Painters, construction and maintenance2,480$29,9081.3
87Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop2,440$15,8581.0
88Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators2,430$32,4931.0
89Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists2,390$36,5121.4
90Sales representatives, services2,370$43,8100.8
91Home health aides2,340$18,3670.5
92Amusement and recreation attendants2,330$15,9721.6
93Medical records and health information technicians2,300$24,9962.1
94First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers2,300$58,3381.0
95Cleaners of vehicles and equipment2,280$16,7960.9
96Training and development specialists2,230$38,1241.4
97Mechanical engineers2,220$66,6321.4
98Parts salespersons2,220$26,1461.4
99Graphic designers2,150$33,3241.5
100Child care workers2,150$15,9000.5

State employment statistics and analysis are © Copyright 2004-2008 Moving Traffic, Inc, owner of CityTownInfo.com. We recommend their career profiles and extensive college search info and tools.

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