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Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Ohio 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 Ohio, 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
1Tire builders$42,4202907.5
2Materials scientists$69,4946506.8
4Foundry mold and coremakers$31,8427704.3
5Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders$35,0561,0303.6
6Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers$68,1781,3203.4
7Social work teachers, postsecondary$50,5252303.4
8Food scientists and technologists$63,9564803.3
10Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$32,7982,3302.9
11Occupational therapist assistants$41,4431,8402.9
13Tool and die makers$47,2638,7402.8
14Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners$30,6965602.8
15Patternmakers, metal and plastic$36,8431502.7
16Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$36,4241,8902.7
17Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders$27,7025602.6
18Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$30,8231,5902.6
19Grounds maintenance workers$28,5603702.6
20Special education teachers, secondary school$46,6158,4202.5
21Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,58710,3802.5
22Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,7911,6202.5
23Athletic trainers$38,9487002.4
24Funeral attendants$21,1251,4602.4
25Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers$26,8303502.3
26Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$31,6386,9802.3
27Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders$30,6631,8502.3
28Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,25418,7602.3
29Atmospheric, earth, marine, and space sciences teachers, postsecondary$68,0221902.3
31Numerical tool and process control programmers$42,4579602.2
32Engineering teachers, postsecondary$79,5207902.1
33Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders$31,4538302.1
34Mechanical engineering technicians$42,5502,8902.1
35Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay$54,6864602.1
36Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$31,6302,1502.1
37Audio-visual collections specialists$44,5552902.1
38Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders$32,5828,1002.1
39Occupational health and safety technicians$49,7953202.1
40Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic$31,7508,2902.0
41Internists, general$155,6232,2302.0
42Physical therapist assistants$40,5883,8902.0
43Materials engineers$74,6689302.0
44Vocational education teachers, secondary school$54,1404,2502.0
45Mechanical door repairers$30,4101602.0
46Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary$53,3701,7902.0
47Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary$66,3002001.9
48Pourers and casters, metal$30,4454201.9
50Pediatricians, general$146,1401,1101.9
51Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$28,9674,0901.9
52Court, municipal, and license clerks$30,3304,6101.9
53Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners$32,1066401.9
54Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders$30,5343,3201.9
55Physicians and surgeons$150,93511,2601.9
56Job printers$34,8062,4101.8
57Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers$28,8241,4901.8
58Cooks, institution and cafeteria$20,97022,5901.8
59Emergency medical technicians and paramedics$27,6209,6501.8
60Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$33,0723,4501.8
61Communications teachers, postsecondary$48,0408801.8
62Highway maintenance workers$33,7905,4601.8
63Library assistants, clerical$20,3475,3301.8
64Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders$27,8135,2801.8
65Wellhead pumpers$26,3101201.8
66Medical secretaries$26,31320,4401.8
67Foreign language and literature teachers, postsecondary$53,0109601.8
68Crane and tower operators$36,8082,1401.8
69Legal support workers$39,8753,6601.8
70First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers$54,4301,8401.7
71Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$34,0203,6001.7
72Extraction workers$32,2201201.7
73Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation$26,3589001.7
74Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic$29,4901,8101.7
75Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators$38,3873,8701.6
76Medical equipment preparers$24,7651,9401.6
77Eligibility interviewers, government programs$36,8312,5401.6
78Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders$29,4383,1801.6
79Environmental engineering technicians$42,3227301.6
81Social workers$43,9942,8701.6
82Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents$49,1404,0101.6
83English language and literature teachers, postsecondary$52,0782,2601.5
84Insurance claims and policy processing clerks$30,85011,8801.5
85Mechanical engineers$63,82011,9301.5
86Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary$51,9406601.5
87Medical equipment repairers$47,1621,2001.5
88Opticians, dispensing$30,1493,3301.5
89Aircraft structure, surfaces, rigging, and systems assemblers$39,4701001.5
90Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians$18,8865301.5
91Health technologists and technicians$35,3883,3701.5
92Cooks, fast food$14,94032,7901.5
93Transportation workers$33,8901,6301.5
94Helpers--production workers$23,86825,0601.5
95Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers$35,16425,4001.5
96Political science teachers, postsecondary$68,0464201.5
97Team assemblers$28,44757,4401.5
98Medical appliance technicians$32,8102001.5
100Law teachers, postsecondary$75,3252801.5


The Most Common Jobs in Ohio

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Ohio 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 salespersons144,100$22,4750.9
3Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand114,670$23,5031.3
4Registered nurses95,290$52,5371.1
5Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food88,400$14,7091.1
6Office clerks, general88,220$22,4840.8
7Waiters and waitresses84,920$14,0951.0
8Customer service representatives83,900$28,5901.1
9Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners74,860$22,7221.0
10Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants61,210$21,9501.3
11Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive60,220$26,8951.0
12Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks59,810$28,8380.9
13Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products59,380$56,2931.1
14Stock clerks and order fillers58,840$21,5031.0
15Team assemblers57,440$28,4471.5
16Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer54,640$36,5291.0
17Maintenance and repair workers, general52,460$32,7861.1
18General and operations managers52,170$86,7460.8
19Executive secretaries and administrative assistants51,860$35,4610.9
20Elementary school teachers, except special education43,740$46,6270.9
21Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education43,120$47,4391.4
22Business operations specialists41,540$47,5021.2
23Accountants and auditors41,500$53,8261.0
24First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers40,470$42,3380.8
25Packers and packagers, hand39,810$19,2581.4
26First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers37,460$36,4591.0
27Truck drivers, light or delivery services35,090$27,2591.0
28Cooks, fast food32,790$14,9401.5
29Landscaping and groundskeeping workers32,700$21,0631.0
30Food preparation workers31,880$17,1751.0
31First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers31,200$49,8911.4
32Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks30,500$27,0251.1
33Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses30,420$35,7971.3
34Security guards29,920$22,7670.8
35Receptionists and information clerks29,800$21,0420.7
36Cooks, restaurant28,710$19,0481.0
37Home health aides27,930$19,0171.2
38Teacher assistants27,210$21,3550.7
39First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers27,100$28,1151.0
40Industrial truck and tractor operators27,030$30,4621.3
42Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers25,400$35,1641.5
43Helpers--production workers25,060$23,8681.5
44Maids and housekeeping cleaners24,770$17,6980.8
45Child care workers23,580$17,3381.2
46Construction laborers23,550$34,5260.7
49Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education23,130$48,4961.2
50Cooks, institution and cafeteria22,590$20,9701.8
51Automotive service technicians and mechanics22,410$34,1650.9
52Billing and posting clerks and machine operators22,080$27,2001.2
53Medical secretaries20,440$26,3131.8
55Police and sheriff's patrol officers19,360$43,3871.1
57Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic18,760$28,2542.3
58Bill and account collectors18,330$27,9841.2
59Driver/sales workers17,840$23,1811.3
61Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders17,260$28,1361.3
63First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers16,570$51,9031.0
64Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists16,080$20,6371.3
65Medical assistants15,980$24,6901.1
67Computer support specialists15,150$37,4180.8
68First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers14,830$56,9930.7
69Computer systems analysts14,810$61,6980.8
70Computer software engineers, applications14,770$70,3160.8
71Management analysts14,510$65,8310.8
72Bus drivers, school14,370$23,5381.0
73Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters14,340$47,6420.9
74Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers14,160$14,1641.0
75Computer programmers14,080$56,9810.9
76Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop13,770$14,8391.1
77Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers13,270$33,1091.2
78Counter and rental clerks13,230$20,0120.8
79Personal and home care aides12,890$17,5650.7
80Cleaners of vehicles and equipment12,630$21,7331.0
81Chief executives12,440$134,6191.1
82Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products12,290$61,9660.9
83Data entry keyers12,170$23,3011.1
84Postal service mail carriers12,050$45,1301.0
85Mechanical engineers11,930$63,8201.5
86Financial managers11,890$86,5440.7
87Insurance claims and policy processing clerks11,880$30,8501.5
88Teachers and instructors11,840$42,3880.8
89First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers11,590$66,2501.0
90Production, planning, and expediting clerks11,560$38,1211.1
91Production workers11,350$33,3301.3
93Physicians and surgeons11,260$150,9351.9
94Sales representatives, services11,220$49,1810.7
95Insurance sales agents11,120$52,6251.0
96Recreation workers10,980$19,8011.2
97Network and computer systems administrators10,890$56,3751.0
98Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic10,380$28,5872.5
99Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists10,380$35,3981.2
100Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products10,300$49,7231.0

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