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Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Vermont 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 Vermont, 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
1Pediatricians, general$122,0401108.8
2Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation$49,8508206.5
3English language and literature teachers, postsecondary$54,2001504.8
4Residential advisors$28,4801003.4
6Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders$20,9201203.1
7Interviewers, except eligibility and loan$22,1904303.0
8Social and human service assistants$29,1406602.9
9Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors$25,7104202.8
10Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders$25,7901802.8
11Procurement clerks$31,7701502.8
12Library assistants, clerical$24,0001802.8
14Teachers and instructors$25,5508902.8
15Aircraft mechanics and service technicians$43,9001702.7
16Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$27,2901202.6
17Child, family, and school social workers$35,5804502.5
18Recreation workers$23,4104802.5
19Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators$41,0601302.5
20Sheet metal workers$34,2803102.5
21Telecommunications line installers and repairers$54,2202202.5
22Taxi drivers and chauffeurs$19,0302602.4
23Order clerks$27,9304602.4
24Coaches and scouts$30,4502402.4
25Physicians and surgeons$154,5903102.4
26Data entry keyers$24,5805402.2
27Dental hygienists$52,8202602.2
28Database administrators$54,4901802.2
29Computer support specialists$39,4709102.2
30Computer software engineers, applications$66,0208502.2
31Library technicians$25,7401402.1
32Physical therapists$53,6802502.1
33Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment$51,3101002.1
34Public relations specialists$43,6003302.1
35Computer software engineers, systems software$81,6904802.0
36File clerks$22,8603502.0
37Driver/sales workers$23,5905901.9
38Sales engineers$64,2001001.9
40Cooks, short order$19,5302501.9
41Advertising sales agents$37,9102201.9
42Computer programmers$66,4606001.9
43Market research analysts$49,6102901.8
44Education administrators, postsecondary$111,9301201.8
45Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks$21,6102601.8
46Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers$41,8702001.8
47Personal financial advisors$88,9101401.7
48Billing and posting clerks and machine operators$27,5007001.7
49Printing machine operators$30,8602501.7
50Medical and public health social workers$44,4101401.7
53Child care workers$18,2007001.7
54Special education teachers, secondary school$55,0301201.6
55Food servers, nonrestaurant$17,6302301.6
56Teacher assistants$22,6401,4401.6
57Instructional coordinators$47,9501301.6
58Automotive service technicians and mechanics$30,6608201.6
59Parts salespersons$30,3602701.6
60Automotive body and related repairers$35,4001901.6
61Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists$34,2702901.6
62Family and general practitioners$96,2901101.6
63Industrial engineers$72,2802201.6
64Counter and rental clerks$23,0305601.6
65Graphic designers$35,1902301.5
66Highway maintenance workers$31,7201001.5
67Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks$29,0201501.5
68Personal and home care aides$19,0105801.5
69Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service$26,1801701.5
70Educational, vocational, and school counselors$50,6202301.5
71Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters$44,4604701.4
72First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers$35,5901401.4
73Receptionists and information clerks$23,1901,2101.4
74Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks$30,2701,9601.4
75First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers$51,8204701.4
76Insurance claims and policy processing clerks$28,7002201.3
77Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop$18,2705101.3
78Network and computer systems administrators$58,7103001.3
79Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders$21,6503701.3
80First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators$51,9802201.3
81First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers$58,4905601.3
82Dental assistants$30,6502701.3
84Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists$47,1601001.3
85Accountants and auditors$56,2201,1101.3
86Cooks, institution and cafeteria$23,3503301.3
87Retail salespersons$24,5904,2901.2
88Education administrators, elementary and secondary school$78,1801701.2
89Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school$53,8801601.2
90Executive secretaries and administrative assistants$35,6801,4401.2
91Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products$65,2303501.2
92Maintenance and repair workers, general$30,6601,1901.2
93Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products$43,6601301.2
94Cost estimators$56,8702001.2
96Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines$37,4301001.2
98Amusement and recreation attendants$20,6401901.2
99Team assemblers$27,6309801.2
100Training and development specialists$45,1602001.2


The Most Common Jobs in Vermont

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Vermont 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 salespersons4,290$24,5901.2
3Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks1,960$30,2701.4
4Waiters and waitresses1,760$18,6901.0
5Office clerks, general1,660$24,5000.7
6Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive1,560$27,7701.2
7Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners1,560$21,7200.9
8Customer service representatives1,470$29,7300.9
9Teacher assistants1,440$22,6401.6
10Executive secretaries and administrative assistants1,440$35,6801.2
11Stock clerks and order fillers1,380$20,6801.1
12Receptionists and information clerks1,210$23,1901.4
14Maintenance and repair workers, general1,190$30,6601.2
15Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer1,170$32,4601.0
16Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food1,120$18,4700.6
17Accountants and auditors1,110$56,2201.3
18Elementary school teachers, except special education1,070$49,5801.1
19Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand1,050$22,1500.6
20Team assemblers980$27,6301.2
21First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers980$41,0701.2
22Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products960$51,0200.8
23Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants950$21,5800.9
24First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers930$46,9300.8
25Computer support specialists910$39,4702.2
26Teachers and instructors890$25,5502.8
27Computer software engineers, applications850$66,0202.2
28Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation820$49,8506.5
29Automotive service technicians and mechanics820$30,6601.6
30Food preparation workers800$19,0401.2
31Truck drivers, light or delivery services770$28,2801.0
32Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education730$51,1601.1
33Landscaping and groundskeeping workers730$24,7301.0
34General and operations managers730$105,0300.6
35Billing and posting clerks and machine operators700$27,5001.7
36Child care workers700$18,2001.7
37Social and human service assistants660$29,1402.9
38Maids and housekeeping cleaners660$19,0701.0
39Packers and packagers, hand620$20,8101.0
40Computer programmers600$66,4601.9
41Driver/sales workers590$23,5901.9
42Personal and home care aides580$19,0101.5
43Counter and rental clerks560$23,0301.6
44First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers560$58,4901.3
45First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers560$54,1101.1
46Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks550$27,1000.9
47Cooks, restaurant550$22,7800.9
48Data entry keyers540$24,5802.2
50First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers530$32,4000.9
51Construction laborers520$24,9300.7
52Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop510$18,2701.3
53Security guards510$23,0000.6
55Recreation workers480$23,4102.5
56Computer software engineers, systems software480$81,6902.0
57Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters470$44,4601.4
58First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers470$51,8201.4
59Order clerks460$27,9302.4
60Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education460$49,3301.1
61Child, family, and school social workers450$35,5802.5
62Interviewers, except eligibility and loan430$22,1903.0
63Cooks, fast food430$18,3300.9
64Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses430$36,0200.8
65Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors420$25,7102.8
66Computer systems analysts410$65,6501.0
68Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders370$21,6501.3
69Helpers--production workers370$23,2201.0
73File clerks350$22,8602.0
74Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products350$65,2301.2
75Bus drivers, school340$25,3001.1
76Public relations specialists330$43,6002.1
78Cooks, institution and cafeteria330$23,3501.3
79Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers330$35,6200.9
80Industrial truck and tractor operators330$27,1100.7
81Business operations specialists320$63,1800.4
82Sheet metal workers310$34,2802.5
83Physicians and surgeons310$154,5902.4
84Network and computer systems administrators300$58,7101.3
85Market research analysts290$49,6101.8
86Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists290$34,2701.6
87Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators290$32,9701.1
88Preschool teachers, except special education290$24,4201.1
89Management analysts290$79,1400.8
90Police and sheriff's patrol officers290$39,8100.7
91Parts salespersons270$30,3601.6
92Dental assistants270$30,6501.3
93Postal service mail carriers270$43,1001.0
94Home health aides270$20,2200.6
95Taxi drivers and chauffeurs260$19,0302.4
96Dental hygienists260$52,8202.2
97Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks260$21,6101.8
98First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers260$66,8301.1
99Physical therapists250$53,6802.1
100Cooks, short order250$19,5301.9


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