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Little Rock Employment

Employment and Industries in the Little Rock, Arkansas Area

Little Rock is regarded as the economic center of Arkansas. Local, state and federal government, medical facilities and banks are major sectors for employment. Other industries providing a significant number of jobs are computer related services, manufacturing, transportation, education and aviation. The University Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas Children's Hospital and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System have a major economic impact on the city.

Agriculture is still an important part of Little Rock's economy. Aircraft and spacecraft combined are a major export for the state. Biotechnology is an emerging industry for the city with the University of Arkansas medical biotechnology research program being a primary factor. A major part of the program is the support the university provides to start-up biotechnology companies.

The Arkansas Science and Technology Authority, situated in Little Rock, promotes scientific research, technology development and business innovation in Arkansas. The program offers financial assistance regarding the transfer and development of innovative technology to companies based in Arkansas. In addition, the Small Business Loan program offers up to 50% of a small business loan to candidates that qualify. The Arkansas Department of Economic Development sponsors the Business and Industry Training Program which creates customized training programs to meet the demands of specific industries. The program focuses on recruiting workers, on-the-job training and pre-employment training.

Noteworthy information about Little Rock: The estimated median household income in 2007 was $43,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 86. The national average is 100. For the population over the age of 25 about 35% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Little Rock has received numerous high rankings from notable sources including:

  • Little Rock was ranked #22 by Forbes Magazine out of 361 metropolitan areas in their list of best places for business
  • Little Rock was ranked as the second most diverse economy in the country by Moody's Investor Services
  • Ranked 14th best mid-sized city for entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs Magazine
  • Placed 21st in cost of living by Forbes
  • Ranked 23rd by Forbes for best cities to find a job
  • Ranked 27th in cost of doing business by Forbes
  • Included in Expansion Magazine's 50 hottest cities for business expansion.

The major employers in Little Rock are shown below:

  • Baptist Health Medical CTR
  • Arkansas Cancer Research CTR
  • UAMS Medical Center
  • Medical College Physicians Group
  • University Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University Hospital
  • Highway & Transportation Dept
  • Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
  • Alltel Corp
  • St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
  • Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Fidelity Information SVC
  • Human Services Department
  • Acxiom Corp
  • Dillard's INC
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Siemens
  • Kroger
  • AT&T Mobility
  • Timex
  • Affiliated Foods Southwest
  • Dassault Falcon Jet
  • Raytheon Aircraft Company
  • Fidelity National Information Services

Many major and large corporations have their headquarters in Little Rock including:

  • Alltel
  • Acxiom
  • Windstream Communications
  • Dillard's Department Stores
  • Rose Law Firm
  • Stephens Inc
  • Metropolitan National Bank
  • Central Flying Services, Nuvell Financial Services

Assistance is available for companies in Little Rock by business organizations such as:

The Arkansas Democratic Gazette provides information about the current business activities in Little Rock.

Most Popular Jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 9,300 $62,100 $40,410 - 81,080 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 4,850 $56,590 $29,680 - 96,110 8% 51%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,670 $48,000 $33,820 - 64,510 6% 96%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 2,290 $44,030 $30,840 - 60,570 14% 95%
5 Accountants and auditors 2,270 $54,470 $32,530 - 88,980 18% 79%
6 Social and human service assistants 1,910 $23,900 $16,730 - 34,980 34% 58%
7 Computer programmers 1,770 $65,640 $35,860 - 97,820 -4% 73%
8 Computer systems analysts 1,490 $61,700 $35,890 - 90,730 29% 68%
9 Lawyers 1,460 $102,370 $46,680 - 11% 99%
10 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,270 $45,750 $31,650 - 62,570 11% 95%
11 Financial managers 1,090 $85,890 $41,080 - 142,190 13% 60%
12 Teachers and instructors, all other 1,090 $45,540 $25,040 - 64,670 9% 54%
13 Management analysts 1,030 $61,300 $31,770 - 103,840 22% 78%
14 Managers, all other 1,020 $66,090 $42,100 - 100,550 7% 55%
15 Pharmacists 950 $92,110 $57,640 - 123,810 22% 97%
16 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 930 $69,310 $36,520 - 115,840 12% 51%
17 Computer software engineers, applications 900 $68,150 $37,800 - 101,590 45% 85%
18 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 770 $51,580 $36,870 - 65,660 12% 51%
19 Training and development specialists 770 $43,880 $25,950 - 64,380 18% 56%
20 Sales managers 750 $103,260 $56,080 - 164,980 10% 69%
21 Medical and health services managers 740 $75,770 $44,860 - 106,100 16% 57%
22 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 710 $41,170 $26,790 - 66,300 5% 58%
23 Civil engineers 690 $78,670 $47,070 - 121,190 18% 87%
24 Network and computer systems administrators 680 $61,520 $38,990 - 82,810 27% 50%
25 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 630 $36,370 $22,420 - 55,580 18% 56%
26 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 610 $55,850 $39,350 - 70,350 13% 73%
27 Chief executives 590 $153,920 $71,900 - 2% 65%
28 Child, family, and school social workers 580 $32,480 $23,210 - 45,690 19% 77%
29 Public relations specialists 570 $53,760 $32,060 - 93,230 18% 81%
30 Physical therapists 550 $68,330 $35,830 - 100,050 27% 89%
31 Speech-language pathologists 550 $63,710 $41,670 - 96,930 11% 98%
32 Computer and information systems managers 510 $97,170 $55,230 - 157,370 16% 73%
33 Database administrators 500 $70,960 $36,560 - 119,930 29% 72%
34 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 490 $73,050 $56,200 - 94,850 8% 78%
35 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 470 $78,830 $31,550 - 153,160 25% 67%
36 Commercial pilots 460 $71,540 $23,600 - 127,660 13% 74%
37 Network systems and data communications analysts 450 $52,870 $34,510 - 71,750 53% 57%
38 Advertising sales agents 440 $42,970 $24,540 - 70,270 20% 56%
39 Social and community service managers 390 $55,920 $28,180 - 99,610 25% 72%
40 Special education teachers, secondary school 380 $50,270 $36,990 - 65,200 9% 87%
41 Coaches and scouts 380 $33,340 $16,380 - 60,840 15% 60%
42 Occupational therapists 370 $68,160 $46,390 - 95,070 23% 90%
43 Graphic designers 370 $41,350 $25,210 - 62,560 10% 55%
44 Librarians 360 $52,180 $35,080 - 68,210 4% 85%
45 Economists 360 $45,210 $28,310 - 61,990 8% 100%
46 Electronics engineers, except computer 350 $68,700 $39,830 - 102,240 4% 81%
47 Personal financial advisors 340 $70,760 $30,440 - 127,950 41% 81%
48 Computer specialists, all other 340 $62,140 $26,240 - 93,040 15% 68%
49 Medical and public health social workers 340 $49,090 $30,720 - 64,660 24% 77%
50 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 320 $46,810 $24,540 - 65,940 30% 77%
51 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 320 $35,930 $26,200 - 50,040 15% 51%
52 Financial analysts 310 $62,520 $37,310 - 98,240 34% 87%
53 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 310 $59,750 $37,020 - 83,310 16% 99%
54 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 310 $54,510 $35,200 - 75,160 17% 56%
55 Social workers, all other 290 $48,370 $22,670 - 75,480 18% 77%
56 Insurance underwriters 290 $45,670 $31,150 - 72,780 6% 53%
57 Industrial engineers 280 $63,860 $44,800 - 88,100 20% 74%
58 Market research analysts 280 $57,240 $32,390 - 95,750 20% 82%
59 Mechanical engineers 270 $85,880 $49,910 - 157,250 4% 78%
60 Computer software engineers, systems software 270 $68,220 $48,160 - 97,170 28% 85%
61 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 270 $44,040 $27,660 - 64,020 18% 56%
62 Detectives and criminal investigators 260 $50,100 $27,130 - 90,540 17% 54%
63 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 250 $45,600 $31,840 - 63,110 20% 87%
64 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 240 $53,390 $32,800 - 77,650 20% 99%
65 Financial specialists, all other 230 $45,100 $25,590 - 71,160 12% 50%
66 Self-enrichment education teachers 230 $35,750 $14,970 - 64,310 23% 54%
67 Marketing managers 220 $98,490 $43,430 - 162,850 14% 69%
68 Community and social service specialists, all other 220 $43,250 $26,570 - 64,510 25% 58%
69 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 210 $49,480 $32,690 - 66,760 14% 54%
70 Editors 210 $45,430 $25,400 - 75,410 2% 81%
71 Dentists, general 200 $199,350 $101,520 - 9% 100%
72 Engineering managers 200 $103,210 $72,150 - 133,250 7% 84%
73 Dietitians and nutritionists 200 $48,400 $32,990 - 70,050 9% 72%
74 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 200 $38,530 $18,270 - 66,250 15% 72%
75 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 200 $34,590 $26,610 - 46,630 11% 58%
76 Sales and related workers, all other 190 $30,500 $14,390 - 56,150 14% 62%
77 Budget analysts 180 $56,030 $35,710 - 80,310 7% 78%
78 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 180 $50,120 $23,930 - 77,610 25% 93%
79 Tax preparers 180 $22,600 $17,510 - 29,100 -8% 54%
80 Education administrators, postsecondary 170 $110,800 $56,140 - 14% 78%
81 Instructional coordinators 170 $57,900 $20,190 - 81,470 23% 79%
82 Surveyors 160 $53,510 $29,930 - 73,270 24% 82%
83 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 160 $51,980 $37,030 - 68,520 -5% 96%
84 Special education teachers, middle school 160 $50,670 $36,920 - 66,180 16% 87%
85 Legislators 160 $38,340 $14,000 - 84,910 1% 65%
86 Financial examiners 150 $61,830 $35,950 - 96,200 11% 76%
87 Occupational health and safety specialists 150 $54,440 $29,970 - 78,410 8% 72%
88 Producers and directors 150 $44,390 $21,450 - 74,060 11% 75%
89 Architects, except landscape and naval 140 $104,750 $42,100 - 18% 88%
90 Purchasing managers 140 $80,380 $45,570 - 121,570 3% 57%
91 Veterinarians 140 $59,470 $43,660 - 97,400 35% 100%
92 Credit analysts 140 $55,150 $34,560 - 90,530 2% 60%
93 Human resources managers, all other 130 $76,870 $47,160 - 107,030 11% 58%
94 Mental health counselors 130 $44,230 $28,480 - 62,060 30% 73%
95 Rehabilitation counselors 130 $39,010 $27,860 - 51,080 23% 73%
96 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 130 $33,940 $21,240 - 51,150 24% 78%
97 Operations research analysts 130 $0 $ - 11% 71%
98 Advertising and promotions managers 110 $84,760 $45,560 - 129,400 6% 76%
99 Electrical engineers 110 $76,850 $55,000 - 103,740 6% 81%
100 Training and development managers 110 $76,110 $37,730 - 108,680 16% 58%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 11,450 $21,980 $14,110 - 33,470 12% 25%
2 Customer service representatives 7,710 $30,540 $18,860 - 46,010 25% 22%
3 Cashiers 7,370 $17,410 $14,020 - 22,190 -3% 10%
4 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 7,300 $34,510 $22,320 - 49,930 10% 4%
5 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 6,980 $21,590 $14,930 - 31,340 2% 5%
6 Office clerks, general 6,240 $22,510 $15,020 - 31,880 13% 19%
7 Waiters and waitresses 6,020 $16,770 $13,800 - 22,890 11% 14%
8 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 5,560 $15,560 $13,760 - 18,260 18% 5%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 5,410 $31,130 $20,370 - 43,360 13% 16%
10 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 5,320 $21,410 $17,230 - 26,170 18% 7%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 4,960 $19,440 $14,170 - 27,690 15% 4%
12 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 4,660 $26,350 $17,290 - 37,730 1% 18%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 4,610 $21,210 $14,620 - 30,370 -8% 8%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 4,540 $42,720 $25,930 - 63,930 6% 29%
15 General and operations managers 3,810 $99,040 $44,580 - 2% 48%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 3,550 $36,700 $20,810 - 58,820 4% 25%
17 Security guards 3,110 $23,730 $15,230 - 41,390 17% 13%
18 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 3,070 $34,150 $23,420 - 47,980 15% 18%
19 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 2,970 $37,000 $27,900 - 47,570 14% 7%
20 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 2,950 $16,860 $13,960 - 20,500 13% 5%
21 Receptionists and information clerks 2,630 $22,300 $16,190 - 29,550 17% 13%
22 Business operations specialists, all other 2,620 $56,870 $32,450 - 82,510 21% 49%
23 Maintenance and repair workers, general 2,540 $31,130 $19,180 - 45,050 10% 6%
24 Team assemblers 2,520 $27,970 $16,710 - 39,500 0% 5%
25 Cooks, fast food 2,470 $15,420 $13,850 - 17,660 8% 5%
26 Teacher assistants 2,320 $19,240 $14,620 - 25,000 10% 18%
27 Food preparation workers 2,300 $17,910 $14,190 - 24,190 15% 7%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 2,240 $26,700 $17,300 - 40,910 11% 14%
29 Cooks, restaurant 2,110 $21,900 $16,050 - 29,800 12% 5%
30 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 2,070 $22,520 $15,610 - 31,170 18% 6%
31 Child care workers 1,940 $16,020 $13,940 - 19,180 18% 15%
32 Packers and packagers, hand 1,850 $17,730 $14,040 - 24,700 -12% 3%
33 Construction laborers 1,840 $24,030 $17,250 - 31,480 11% 5%
34 Carpenters 1,810 $33,610 $23,880 - 42,590 10% 6%
35 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 1,780 $26,180 $16,040 - 38,790 8% 4%
36 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,770 $41,050 $27,450 - 53,420 11% 33%
37 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 1,760 $23,520 $16,790 - 32,260 10% 24%
38 Physicians and surgeons, all other 1,700 $130,850 $45,000 - 0% 0%
39 Personal and home care aides 1,690 $17,020 $13,930 - 22,690 51% 10%
40 Tellers 1,670 $22,050 $17,190 - 28,590 14% 16%
41 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,640 $36,240 $22,550 - 55,880 14% 4%
42 Home health aides 1,600 $19,110 $14,510 - 25,220 49% 7%
43 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,590 $27,190 $17,290 - 40,210 4% 6%
44 Helpers--production workers 1,560 $23,750 $16,260 - 32,690 -1% 4%
45 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,550 $52,830 $32,940 - 79,600 9% 10%
46 Bus drivers, school 1,500 $22,850 $15,600 - 32,350 9% 4%
47 Computer support specialists 1,460 $39,740 $23,300 - 60,210 13% 43%
48 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,450 $20,090 $14,600 - 26,190 11% 5%
49 Postsecondary teachers, all other 1,330 $84,560 $43,640 - 161,590 0% 0%
50 Electricians 1,330 $37,460 $23,590 - 51,090 7% 7%
51 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,310 $50,990 $30,540 - 75,520 7% 13%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,290 $46,910 $28,590 - 71,500 -5% 15%
53 Industrial truck and tractor operators 1,280 $27,650 $19,050 - 40,750 -2% 2%
54 Telemarketers 1,270 $20,540 $14,290 - 25,710 -10% 14%
55 Driver/sales workers 1,220 $21,680 $13,970 - 37,770 -5% 4%
56 All other information and record clerks 1,190 $32,870 $21,200 - 45,880 -13% 21%
57 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,170 $31,670 $22,330 - 45,570 8% 3%
58 Preschool teachers, except special education 1,170 $22,860 $13,780 - 41,930 26% 43%
59 Counter and rental clerks 1,160 $19,840 $14,260 - 31,210 23% 16%
60 Sales representatives, services, all other 1,150 $48,050 $16,840 - 88,870 28% 48%
61 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1,150 $38,870 $25,180 - 51,050 11% 4%
62 Dishwashers 1,120 $17,040 $14,300 - 20,060 10% 3%
63 Bill and account collectors 1,110 $28,520 $19,220 - 39,250 23% 13%
64 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 1,100 $28,090 $20,530 - 38,410 4% 15%
65 Administrative services managers 1,060 $71,330 $37,580 - 108,320 12% 40%
66 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 1,040 $33,970 $20,510 - 56,470 -1% 22%
67 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,000 $15,870 $14,090 - 18,670 10% 8%
68 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 970 $40,820 $27,150 - 56,230 12% 3%
69 Medical secretaries 940 $0 $ - 17% 18%
70 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 920 $31,730 $17,770 - 49,900 -7% 14%
71 Parts salespersons 910 $29,850 $15,470 - 49,030 -2% 6%
72 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 880 $33,270 $18,020 - 56,960 -9% 5%
73 Insurance sales agents 870 $62,260 $20,080 - 125,340 13% 45%
74 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 870 $50,780 $31,830 - 74,790 9% 47%
75 Fire fighters 860 $38,360 $22,600 - 52,500 12% 18%
76 Pharmacy technicians 860 $24,390 $17,790 - 32,150 32% 16%
77 Loan officers 850 $60,510 $30,330 - 107,860 12% 49%
78 Medical assistants 810 $26,500 $20,900 - 34,860 35% 10%
79 Paralegals and legal assistants 790 $46,370 $28,520 - 71,050 22% 45%
80 Postal service mail carriers 790 $0 $ - 1% 11%
81 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 780 $32,790 $21,900 - 48,150 5% 2%
82 Electrical power-line installers and repairers 770 $47,580 $26,210 - 64,590 7% 6%
83 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 760 $16,650 $14,110 - 19,700 10% 17%
84 Cooks, short order 740 $19,050 $14,280 - 25,000 5% 5%
85 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 730 $67,320 $35,520 - 107,670 4% 38%
86 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 710 $48,310 $26,590 - 74,010 10% 17%
87 Data entry keyers 690 $25,040 $18,820 - 35,200 -5% 18%
88 Correctional officers and jailers 670 $0 $ - 17% 11%
89 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 660 $41,240 $26,690 - 59,880 9% 3%
90 Machinists 660 $35,360 $23,290 - 50,140 -3% 3%
91 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 650 $18,540 $13,950 - 25,130 10% 5%
92 Office and administrative support workers, all other 640 $27,640 $19,100 - 38,930 -9% 32%
93 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 630 $39,090 $23,450 - 56,510 4% 30%
94 Dental assistants 620 $28,990 $20,640 - 39,310 29% 9%
95 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 620 $17,890 $14,330 - 21,260 17% 14%
96 Sheet metal workers 600 $33,070 $19,900 - 45,550 7% 4%
97 Food service managers 580 $49,200 $29,470 - 66,910 5% 24%
98 Industrial machinery mechanics 580 $39,570 $27,440 - 50,410 9% 5%
99 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 570 $27,890 $19,340 - 36,130 -15% 0%
100 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 570 $26,730 $14,560 - 40,130 12% 6%
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Jobs More Common Near Little Rock Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Economists 45,210 360 12.3
Avionics technicians 38,020 340 12.1
Commercial pilots 71,540 460 10.2
Medical appliance technicians 31,500 110 8.3
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 25,630 210 6.1
Vocational education teachers, middle school 50,700 110 5.5
Psychiatric technicians 23,940 370 5.1
Broadcast technicians 23,110 360 4.9
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 47,580 770 3.9
Helpers--roofers 23,380 110 3.8
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 46,370 510 3.7
Upholsterers 30,690 200 3.4
Conveyor operators and tenders 29,610 180 3.4
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 23,520 1,760 3.2
Postsecondary teachers, all other 84,560 1,330 3.1
Meter readers, utilities 22,770 230 2.8
Dietetic technicians 24,680 120 2.7
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 28,640 530 2.6
Personal care and service workers, all other 17,940 360 2.6
Physicians and surgeons, all other 130,850 1,700 2.5
Life, physical, and social science technicians, all other 41,050 310 2.5
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 28,840 270 2.5
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 54,510 200 2.5
Social and human service assistants 23,900 1,910 2.4
Financial examiners 61,830 150 2.4
Law clerks 37,950 170 2.4
Painters, transportation equipment 36,210 250 2.4
Service station attendants 19,220 370 2.3
Residential advisors 22,680 230 2.3
Health technologists and technicians, all other 34,510 380 2.3
Title examiners, abstractors, and searchers 33,700 280 2.2
All other information and record clerks 32,870 1,190 2.1
Medical equipment repairers 40,560 160 2.1
Construction and related workers, all other 28,580 200 2.1
Respiratory therapists 51,290 510 2.1
Speech-language pathologists 63,710 550 2
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 28,550 530 2
Surgical technologists 33,880 440 2
Prepress technicians and workers 33,880 290 2
Cooks, short order 19,050 740 2
Physical therapist aides 19,170 180 1.9
Pest control workers 27,090 290 1.9
Electrical and electronics drafters 51,650 150 1.9
Social workers, all other 48,370 290 1.9
Cooks, fast food 15,420 2,470 1.9
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 51,580 770 1.9
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 34,510 7,300 1.9
Stationary engineers and boiler operators 37,920 150 1.8
Structural iron and steel workers 35,310 260 1.8
Psychiatric aides 24,950 160 1.8

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Little Rock, Arkansas Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Architects, except landscape and naval 104,750 1.44 140
Postsecondary teachers, all other 84,560 1.37 1,330
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 33,270 1.26 880
Education administrators, postsecondary 110,800 1.24 170
Dentists, general 199,350 1.23 200
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 37,200 1.22 180
Teachers and instructors, all other 45,540 1.2 1,090
Real estate brokers 83,830 1.18 110
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 46,810 1.17 320
Demonstrators and product promoters 29,910 1.17 210
Mechanical engineers 85,880 1.16 270
Community and social service specialists, all other 43,250 1.14 220
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 56,580 1.11 440
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,790 1.11 130
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks 36,860 1.11 130
Insurance sales agents 62,260 1.11 870
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 49,480 1.09 210
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 52,860 1.09 290
Mental health counselors 44,230 1.09 130
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 55,850 1.08 610
Rehabilitation counselors 39,010 1.08 130
Paralegals and legal assistants 46,370 1.08 790
Database administrators 70,960 1.08 500
Production workers, all other 31,230 1.08 470
Legislators 38,340 1.08 160
Civil engineers 78,670 1.08 690
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 39,670 1.07 410
Medical and public health social workers 49,090 1.07 340
Public relations specialists 53,760 1.07 570
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 31,420 1.06 220
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 26,730 1.06 570
Sales managers 103,260 1.05 750
Tool and die makers 47,490 1.05 170
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 40,820 1.04 970
Bartenders 20,080 1.03 430
Architectural and civil drafters 45,100 1.03 180
Reporters and correspondents 42,210 1.03 110
Customer service representatives 30,540 1.03 7,710
General and operations managers 99,040 1.03 3,810
Graphic designers 41,350 1.03 370
Procurement clerks 35,450 1.03 190
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,100 1.03 290
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 33,970 1.03 1,040
Team assemblers 27,970 1.02 2,520
Loan officers 60,510 1.02 850
Commercial pilots 71,540 1.02 460
Chief executives 153,920 1.02 590
Social workers, all other 48,370 1.02 290
Computer programmers 65,640 1.02 1,770
Food service managers 49,200 1.01 580

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