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Danville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Danville, Illinois Area

The major employment sectors in Danville are education, healthcare, accommodation, manufacturing, food services and construction. About 25% of the jobs are in management, professional and related occupations. Danville also includes employment for metal and plastic workers and other production workers.

The Danville regional economy includes services, national and international manufactures, transportation and distribution companies and back office data centers. The region manufactures a variety of items including plastic components, automotive components, bio fuels, food, fabricated structural products/equipment and electronics.

Some of the most popular jobs in Danville where the majority of the workers are college graduates are school teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, education, training and library workers; accountants and auditors, human resources, training and labor relations specialists; and lawyers.

Shown below is a list of the major employers in Danville:

  • Mclane/Midwest Inc
  • Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc
  • County of Vermilion
  • Freight Car Services Inc
  • Thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Company LLC
  • Danville Metal Stamping Co, Inc
  • Danville Community Consolidated Schools Inc
  • Danville Area Community College
  • Mervis Industries Inc
  • City of Danville
  • Don Witzel Enterprises Inc
  • Palmer-American National Bank
  • Karen Fullerlove
  • Vermilion County Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium & Office Building Authority
  • Danville Care Center Ltd
  • Danville Polyclinic Ltd
  • Chem-Cast Ltd
  • Double S Liquid Feed Services
  • Schomburg & Schomburg Construction Inc

Notable information about Danville: In 2009 the average salary in Danville was $27,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 74.1 which is low when compared to the country's average of 100. Regarding the adult population, about 16% hold a bachelor's degree or better.

Danville companies are provided assistance by business organizations such as:

The Commercial-News offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Danville.

Most Popular Jobs in Danville, Illinois 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 480 $61,660 $45,380 - 80,580 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 400 $48,320 $24,810 - 73,870 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 330 $53,250 $23,210 - 82,820 8% 51%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 270 $42,640 $15,600 - 74,460 11% 95%
5 Education, training, and library workers, all other 170 $27,410 $16,070 - 37,600 11% 79%
6 Accountants and auditors 140 $49,530 $27,490 - 67,240 18% 79%
7 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 120 $31,070 $16,180 - 61,690 17% 56%
8 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 100 $44,450 $28,920 - 62,540 20% 87%
9 Lawyers 80 $100,990 $48,870 - 158,740 11% 99%
10 Chief executives 80 $100,950 $15,950 - 2% 65%
11 Medical and health services managers 80 $82,660 $37,750 - 124,700 16% 57%
12 Social workers, all other 80 $49,840 $20,770 - 71,410 18% 77%
13 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 80 $23,070 $16,950 - 32,930 30% 77%
14 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 70 $87,940 $50,600 - 123,980 8% 78%
15 Child, family, and school social workers 70 $38,730 $22,530 - 62,850 19% 77%
16 Legislators 70 $27,630 $15,600 - 63,010 1% 65%
17 Management analysts 60 $69,960 $54,960 - 90,980 22% 78%
18 Computer programmers 60 $34,460 $19,010 - 61,560 -4% 73%
19 Pharmacists 50 $105,140 $89,690 - 127,680 22% 97%
20 Financial managers 50 $60,170 $19,200 - 97,390 13% 60%
21 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 50 $53,740 $34,500 - 117,440 12% 51%
22 Librarians 50 $30,290 $16,270 - 53,560 4% 85%
23 Engineers, all other 40 $71,590 $51,870 - 100,610 6% 82%
24 Mechanical engineers 40 $60,400 $45,460 - 76,310 4% 78%
25 Industrial engineers 30 $57,860 $42,380 - 82,080 20% 74%
26 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $0 $ - 25% 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 Cashiers 830 $18,120 $15,860 - 21,830 -3% 10%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 780 $18,810 $15,840 - 28,430 18% 5%
3 Retail salespersons 760 $22,890 $16,000 - 33,040 12% 25%
4 Stock clerks and order fillers 750 $26,080 $16,600 - 38,090 -8% 8%
5 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 690 $25,900 $17,540 - 35,310 2% 5%
6 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 620 $46,140 $18,860 - 79,190 10% 4%
7 Office clerks, general 590 $24,300 $16,000 - 34,990 13% 19%
8 Industrial truck and tractor operators 550 $32,230 $23,260 - 41,020 -2% 2%
9 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 460 $24,830 $16,390 - 37,510 15% 4%
10 Business operations specialists, all other 410 $53,990 $27,340 - 76,730 21% 49%
11 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 400 $26,300 $18,220 - 36,060 18% 7%
12 Customer service representatives 390 $30,870 $20,320 - 45,700 25% 22%
13 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 380 $28,110 $19,320 - 39,290 1% 18%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 380 $27,850 $18,540 - 40,790 13% 16%
15 Waiters and waitresses 380 $17,680 $15,850 - 23,520 11% 14%
16 Maintenance and repair workers, general 370 $37,040 $25,370 - 50,700 10% 6%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 350 $49,360 $26,680 - 77,720 -5% 15%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 290 $33,960 $19,320 - 49,550 4% 25%
19 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 260 $31,760 $23,010 - 40,110 -15% 0%
20 Helpers--production workers 250 $24,110 $17,220 - 37,160 -1% 4%
21 Teacher assistants 250 $21,730 $15,880 - 30,410 10% 18%
22 General and operations managers 220 $74,000 $36,070 - 121,430 2% 48%
23 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 220 $32,110 $20,870 - 42,040 -7% 14%
24 Construction laborers 210 $25,760 $16,610 - 32,900 11% 5%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 190 $42,000 $23,280 - 72,890 6% 29%
26 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 190 $29,230 $16,990 - 49,510 14% 4%
27 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 190 $25,360 $17,330 - 37,300 8% 4%
28 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 170 $40,550 $29,290 - 50,080 14% 7%
29 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 170 $37,870 $22,180 - 58,190 15% 18%
30 Team assemblers 170 $24,870 $16,380 - 32,020 0% 5%
31 Bartenders 170 $18,330 $15,850 - 24,270 11% 17%
32 Production workers, all other 160 $27,480 $17,090 - 43,460 2% 5%
33 Receptionists and information clerks 160 $22,190 $16,420 - 31,760 17% 13%
34 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 150 $32,280 $19,770 - 53,540 11% 14%
35 Tellers 150 $20,340 $16,270 - 26,810 14% 16%
36 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 140 $37,350 $17,750 - 69,010 11% 33%
37 Food preparation workers 140 $19,430 $15,940 - 25,500 15% 7%
38 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 130 $22,990 $17,350 - 29,310 18% 6%
39 Counter and rental clerks 130 $21,590 $16,840 - 30,180 23% 16%
40 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 130 $0 $ - 9% 47%
41 Electricians 120 $50,070 $37,850 - 70,050 7% 7%
42 Court, municipal, and license clerks 120 $39,560 $15,600 - 63,290 9% 24%
43 Industrial machinery mechanics 120 $37,050 $30,930 - 42,140 9% 5%
44 Medical assistants 120 $23,490 $17,340 - 31,070 35% 10%
45 Cooks, restaurant 120 $21,120 $16,230 - 28,840 12% 5%
46 Postal service mail carriers 120 $0 $ - 1% 11%
47 Carpenters 110 $30,860 $20,070 - 42,290 10% 6%
48 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $37,810 $21,300 - 60,650 4% 30%
49 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 100 $35,670 $33,360 - 41,130 -3% 6%
50 Pharmacy technicians 100 $30,590 $18,190 - 47,370 32% 16%
51 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 100 $26,630 $17,330 - 36,880 4% 6%
52 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 100 $19,450 $16,290 - 24,720 13% 5%
53 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 90 $54,460 $27,500 - 78,390 7% 13%
54 Medical secretaries 90 $25,620 $18,400 - 36,590 17% 18%
55 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 90 $19,680 $15,940 - 25,940 14% 3%
56 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 90 $18,230 $16,030 - 21,310 10% 17%
57 Dishwashers 90 $17,130 $15,920 - 19,920 10% 3%
58 Loan officers 80 $47,090 $22,520 - 75,660 12% 49%
59 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 80 $26,600 $17,690 - 39,680 4% 15%
60 Preschool teachers, except special education 80 $25,660 $16,880 - 33,550 26% 43%
61 Personal and home care aides 80 $18,150 $16,020 - 20,660 51% 10%
62 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 80 $17,450 $15,920 - 20,920 12% 6%
63 Office and administrative support workers, all other 80 $0 $ - -9% 32%
64 Physicians and surgeons, all other 70 $167,850 $101,040 - 0% 0%
65 Insurance sales agents 70 $34,250 $26,220 - 41,120 13% 45%
66 Legal secretaries 70 $33,130 $22,910 - 41,140 12% 18%
67 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 60 $61,410 $18,830 - 99,830 4% 38%
68 Sales representatives, services, all other 60 $48,070 $27,530 - 82,480 28% 48%
69 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 60 $47,430 $27,840 - 65,380 13% 17%
70 Highway maintenance workers 60 $44,310 $32,100 - 62,180 9% 5%
71 Tool and die makers 60 $42,010 $33,400 - 53,410 -10% 5%
72 Medical records and health information technicians 60 $33,060 $20,040 - 49,630 18% 12%
73 Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 60 $30,410 $23,350 - 39,120 -23% 0%
74 Bus drivers, school 60 $28,170 $19,300 - 35,460 9% 4%
75 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 60 $25,110 $17,090 - 35,820 11% 5%
76 Packers and packagers, hand 60 $21,550 $16,200 - 30,570 -12% 3%
77 Computer support specialists 50 $37,750 $27,240 - 50,420 13% 43%
78 Food service managers 50 $37,050 $17,680 - 63,120 5% 24%
79 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 50 $29,590 $22,130 - 38,250 -16% 0%
80 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 50 $18,990 $16,640 - 20,700 27% 47%
81 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 40 $83,420 $34,910 - 10% 17%
82 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 40 $56,940 $32,580 - 87,030 0% 42%
83 Dental hygienists 40 $54,710 $37,830 - 74,290 30% 33%
84 Radiologic technologists and technicians 40 $49,410 $35,430 - 62,720 15% 25%
85 Dental assistants 40 $30,150 $25,080 - 36,890 29% 9%
86 Butchers and meat cutters 40 $25,970 $18,330 - 35,270 2% 2%
87 Security guards 40 $24,950 $17,870 - 34,310 17% 13%
88 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 40 $24,860 $17,680 - 34,080 8% 9%
89 Amusement and recreation attendants 40 $17,640 $16,020 - 20,350 24% 22%
90 Administrative services managers 30 $40,890 $15,600 - 66,450 12% 40%
91 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 30 $33,450 $25,500 - 41,730 11% 29%
92 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 30 $32,540 $16,440 - 45,860 3% 18%
93 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 30 $32,160 $24,910 - 40,040 13% 11%
94 New accounts clerks 30 $30,590 $21,200 - 48,530 -16% 28%
95 Parts salespersons 30 $28,720 $16,490 - 48,280 -2% 6%
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Jobs More Common Near Danville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Education, training, and library workers, all other 27,410 170 14.9
Court, municipal, and license clerks 39,560 120 8.6
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 31,760 260 7.8
Industrial truck and tractor operators 32,230 550 5.9
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 35,670 100 5.3
Production workers, all other 27,480 160 4.6
Helpers--production workers 24,110 250 3.7
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 49,360 350 3.6
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 31,070 120 3.4
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 32,110 220 3.2
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 44,450 100 3.1
Industrial machinery mechanics 37,050 120 3
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 0 130 2.8
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 42,640 270 2.8
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 46,140 620 2.5
Stock clerks and order fillers 26,080 750 2.5
Business operations specialists, all other 53,990 410 2.4
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 37,810 100 2.3
Postal service mail carriers 0 120 2.2
Bartenders 18,330 170 2.2
Pharmacy technicians 30,590 100 2
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 25,900 690 1.9
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 26,300 400 1.9
Elementary school teachers, except special education 48,320 400 1.9
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 29,230 190 1.9
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,040 370 1.9
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,810 780 1.8
Counter and rental clerks 21,590 130 1.8
Tellers 20,340 150 1.7
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 40,550 170 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 33,960 290 1.6
Medical assistants 23,490 120 1.6
Cashiers 18,120 830 1.5
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 37,350 140 1.5
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,830 460 1.3
Teacher assistants 21,730 250 1.3
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 53,250 330 1.3
Construction laborers 25,760 210 1.3
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 25,360 190 1.3
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 27,850 380 1.3
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,110 380 1.3
Office clerks, general 24,300 590 1.3
Electricians 50,070 120 1.2
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 32,280 150 1.2
Registered nurses 61,660 480 1.2
Team assemblers 24,870 170 1.1
Retail salespersons 22,890 760 1.1
Customer service representatives 30,870 390 1
Food preparation workers 19,430 140 1
Waiters and waitresses 17,680 380 1

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Danville, Illinois Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 46,140 1.23 620
Court, municipal, and license clerks 39,560 1.19 120
Stock clerks and order fillers 26,080 1.14 750
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 26,300 1.1 400
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,810 1.09 780
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 31,760 1.09 260
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,830 1.08 460
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,040 1.08 370
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 25,900 1.07 690
Industrial truck and tractor operators 32,230 1.07 550
Electricians 50,070 1.07 120
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 32,280 1.07 150
Customer service representatives 30,870 1.04 390
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 40,550 1.02 170
Helpers--production workers 24,110 1.02 250
Food preparation workers 19,430 1.01 140
Registered nurses 61,660 1 480
Cashiers 18,120 0.98 830
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 37,870 0.98 170
Teacher assistants 21,730 0.98 250
Cooks, restaurant 21,120 0.97 120
Elementary school teachers, except special education 48,320 0.97 400
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,110 0.96 380
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 32,110 0.96 220
Office clerks, general 24,300 0.96 590
Production workers, all other 27,480 0.95 160
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 22,990 0.95 130
Waiters and waitresses 17,680 0.95 380
Bartenders 18,330 0.94 170
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 53,250 0.94 330
Retail salespersons 22,890 0.94 760
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 49,360 0.93 350
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 42,000 0.93 190
Receptionists and information clerks 22,190 0.93 160
Counter and rental clerks 21,590 0.93 130
Business operations specialists, all other 53,990 0.92 410
Team assemblers 24,870 0.91 170
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 33,960 0.88 290
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 25,360 0.88 190
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 27,850 0.87 380
Tellers 20,340 0.86 150
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 42,640 0.85 270
Medical assistants 23,490 0.84 120
Industrial machinery mechanics 37,050 0.83 120
Accountants and auditors 49,530 0.83 140
Construction laborers 25,760 0.83 210
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 29,230 0.81 190
Carpenters 30,860 0.79 110
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 37,350 0.77 140
General and operations managers 74,000 0.77 220

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