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Bloomington Employment

Employment and Industries in the Bloomington, Indiana Area

The major employment sectors in Bloomington Indiana are educational services, healthcare, social services, tourism, manufacturing, accommodation and food services and professional scientific and technical services. Approximately 32% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations. The region's two largest employers are Crane Naval Base and Indiana University.

Shown below is a list of the largest employers in the Bloomington area:

  • Indiana University (Bloomington)
  • Crane Naval Base
  • International Outsourcing Services LLC
  • Bloomington Hospital Inc
  • Cook Incorporated
  • Monroe County Community School Corporation
  • City of Bloomington
  • County of Monroe
  • Cardon & Associates
  • Stone Belt Arc, Inc
  • Motion Control Industries, Inc
  • PTS Corporation
  • Hoosier Times
  • Beef Corporation of America
  • Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc
  • T I S Incorporated
  • Sunrise Publications, Inc
  • Cook Group Incorporated
  • Baxter BioPharma Solutions
  • Otis Elevator
  • General Electric

Some of the most popular jobs in Bloomington Indiana where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants and auditors, public relations specialists, medical and clinical laboratory technicians, graphic designers, lawyers and mechanical engineers.

Noteworthy data about Bloomington Indiana: Regarding the adult population, about 54% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 92.2. The nation's average is 100. The average salary in 2009 was $34,000.

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Most Popular Jobs in Bloomington, Indiana 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 1,220 $53,260 $39,620 - 66,380 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 700 $49,460 $32,210 - 65,920 14% 95%
3 Teachers and instructors, all other 700 $24,160 $16,250 - 31,080 9% 54%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 490 $41,410 $15,640 - 66,090 8% 51%
5 Accountants and auditors 420 $49,140 $30,090 - 76,370 18% 79%
6 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 330 $49,150 $34,860 - 64,530 6% 96%
7 Public relations specialists 250 $46,750 $28,760 - 71,460 18% 81%
8 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 210 $35,210 $23,350 - 55,260 15% 51%
9 Graphic designers 200 $34,570 $21,330 - 56,570 10% 55%
10 Lawyers 190 $81,990 $41,880 - 123,090 11% 99%
11 Coaches and scouts 190 $42,660 $16,270 - 98,270 15% 60%
12 Mechanical engineers 170 $71,580 $48,930 - 95,020 4% 78%
13 Financial managers 160 $82,530 $38,500 - 132,890 13% 60%
14 Computer programmers 160 $49,790 $27,940 - 88,000 -4% 73%
15 Pharmacists 150 $100,830 $88,200 - 125,670 22% 97%
16 Medical and health services managers 150 $82,720 $47,750 - 120,820 16% 57%
17 Industrial engineers 150 $67,260 $46,180 - 87,630 20% 74%
18 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 140 $95,830 $36,830 - 162,360 12% 51%
19 Network and computer systems administrators 140 $53,490 $32,860 - 79,380 27% 50%
20 Chief executives 130 $135,380 $65,150 - 2% 65%
21 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 130 $50,070 $33,690 - 66,680 11% 95%
22 Management analysts 120 $132,730 $46,610 - 22% 78%
23 Computer software engineers, applications 120 $75,110 $32,570 - 150,310 45% 85%
24 Librarians 120 $61,330 $33,820 - 85,790 4% 85%
25 Child, family, and school social workers 120 $36,050 $28,040 - 48,680 19% 77%
26 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 110 $46,520 $23,800 - 84,680 18% 56%
27 Training and development specialists 110 $43,320 $27,600 - 63,270 18% 56%
28 Managers, all other 100 $74,600 $37,270 - 119,530 7% 55%
29 Physical therapists 100 $72,090 $56,620 - 86,850 27% 89%
30 Sales managers 90 $69,860 $43,560 - 113,350 10% 69%
31 Civil engineers 90 $59,940 $42,360 - 79,010 18% 87%
32 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 90 $45,230 $27,070 - 65,400 17% 56%
33 Editors 90 $44,000 $29,070 - 62,290 2% 81%
34 Electrical engineers 80 $72,480 $54,080 - 98,280 6% 81%
35 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 80 $48,190 $34,680 - 64,000 20% 87%
36 Social and community service managers 80 $46,210 $30,140 - 70,130 25% 72%
37 Surveyors 80 $37,050 $20,330 - 60,900 24% 82%
38 Personal financial advisors 70 $90,750 $43,300 - 41% 81%
39 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 70 $72,620 $57,980 - 86,210 8% 78%
40 Network systems and data communications analysts 70 $53,430 $32,720 - 76,730 53% 57%
41 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 70 $52,170 $32,780 - 71,650 25% 67%
42 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 70 $49,740 $24,220 - 87,440 5% 58%
43 Occupational therapists 60 $60,760 $40,080 - 79,490 23% 90%
44 Speech-language pathologists 60 $54,390 $37,030 - 68,620 11% 98%
45 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 60 $47,960 $33,360 - 63,860 12% 51%
46 Tax preparers 60 $38,200 $22,690 - 63,620 -8% 54%
47 Floral designers 60 $24,340 $18,210 - 30,610 -9% 55%
48 Rehabilitation counselors 60 $24,240 $17,040 - 39,140 23% 73%
49 Legislators 50 $133,230 $25,930 - 1% 65%
50 Engineering managers 50 $91,490 $63,750 - 125,720 7% 84%
51 Computer and information systems managers 50 $84,790 $49,170 - 146,260 16% 73%
52 Engineers, all other 50 $68,220 $49,720 - 84,970 6% 82%
53 Self-enrichment education teachers 50 $36,710 $27,340 - 47,800 23% 54%
54 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 50 $32,520 $18,100 - 42,080 15% 72%
55 Veterinarians 40 $70,730 $52,510 - 104,640 35% 100%
56 Market research analysts 40 $57,950 $35,180 - 101,390 20% 82%
57 Special education teachers, secondary school 40 $47,700 $32,490 - 62,750 9% 87%
58 Writers and authors 40 $38,230 $23,490 - 51,570 13% 84%
59 Community and social service specialists, all other 40 $35,860 $26,950 - 55,080 25% 58%
60 Biological technicians 40 $30,740 $23,450 - 39,270 16% 60%
61 Health educators 40 $0 $ - 26% 58%
62 Dentists, general 30 $221,090 $162,940 - 9% 100%
63 Human resources managers, all other 30 $84,890 $42,300 - 120,570 11% 58%
64 Natural sciences managers 30 $73,110 $44,820 - 104,460 11% 93%
65 Financial analysts 30 $63,630 $36,240 - 108,490 34% 87%
66 Producers and directors 30 $60,680 $36,780 - 87,350 11% 75%
67 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 30 $51,700 $37,710 - 65,610 25% 93%
68 Microbiologists 30 $51,700 $35,220 - 78,050 11% 95%
69 Dietitians and nutritionists 30 $50,200 $36,500 - 65,060 9% 72%

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 Team assemblers 2,590 $26,170 $17,520 - 38,320 0% 5%
2 Retail salespersons 2,560 $21,850 $13,640 - 34,190 12% 25%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 2,470 $15,590 $12,880 - 19,370 18% 5%
4 Cashiers 1,920 $17,010 $13,120 - 21,520 -3% 10%
5 Office clerks, general 1,840 $25,150 $15,790 - 34,730 13% 19%
6 Waiters and waitresses 1,830 $17,660 $12,980 - 25,230 11% 14%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,370 $24,270 $15,750 - 31,540 15% 4%
8 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1,090 $29,670 $16,560 - 40,010 13% 16%
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 1,090 $21,920 $14,390 - 31,090 -8% 8%
10 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 990 $22,210 $14,680 - 35,540 2% 5%
11 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 880 $34,360 $22,810 - 54,940 10% 4%
12 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 840 $27,420 $17,890 - 38,570 1% 18%
13 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 770 $22,570 $17,740 - 29,180 18% 7%
14 Telemarketers 700 $19,220 $16,130 - 24,920 -10% 14%
15 Security guards 690 $21,900 $14,120 - 32,300 17% 13%
16 Maintenance and repair workers, general 670 $30,300 $17,220 - 41,950 10% 6%
17 Receptionists and information clerks 670 $24,030 $16,930 - 31,920 17% 13%
18 Cooks, restaurant 660 $19,500 $13,860 - 25,950 12% 5%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 650 $37,860 $21,510 - 57,040 4% 25%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 620 $28,000 $16,420 - 45,240 11% 14%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 610 $40,990 $25,280 - 61,090 6% 29%
22 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 600 $34,360 $26,840 - 44,500 14% 7%
23 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 600 $33,300 $23,930 - 45,740 15% 18%
24 Teacher assistants 580 $20,220 $15,770 - 25,370 10% 18%
25 Food preparation workers 570 $18,470 $13,640 - 24,260 15% 7%
26 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 540 $0 $ - -7% 14%
27 Carpenters 530 $39,320 $22,490 - 62,960 10% 6%
28 Customer service representatives 510 $24,270 $16,710 - 33,810 25% 22%
29 Child care workers 490 $18,150 $13,540 - 23,610 18% 15%
30 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 480 $48,120 $33,870 - 64,740 8% 3%
31 General and operations managers 460 $96,080 $37,830 - 2% 48%
32 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 460 $24,770 $17,050 - 33,260 18% 6%
33 Counter and rental clerks 460 $22,510 $13,230 - 37,910 23% 16%
34 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 430 $22,200 $15,600 - 30,870 11% 5%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 410 $50,340 $29,180 - 84,280 -5% 15%
36 Construction laborers 400 $35,690 $20,960 - 51,640 11% 5%
37 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 370 $16,080 $12,960 - 20,610 13% 5%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 350 $54,030 $34,980 - 72,430 9% 10%
39 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 350 $53,840 $35,730 - 72,960 11% 4%
40 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 330 $15,830 $12,950 - 19,840 10% 8%
41 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 320 $20,150 $13,460 - 30,030 8% 4%
42 Dishwashers 320 $15,820 $12,960 - 19,710 10% 3%
43 Cooks, fast food 320 $15,390 $12,820 - 19,210 8% 5%
44 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 300 $34,600 $23,690 - 46,540 9% 3%
45 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 280 $34,870 $17,930 - 57,760 14% 4%
46 Bartenders 280 $16,440 $12,910 - 22,150 11% 17%
47 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 280 $16,310 $12,920 - 21,770 12% 6%
48 Tellers 270 $23,020 $17,050 - 32,490 14% 16%
49 Production workers, all other 270 $19,660 $13,190 - 30,280 2% 5%
50 Postal service mail carriers 270 $0 $ - 1% 11%
51 Business operations specialists, all other 260 $63,700 $34,740 - 99,000 21% 49%
52 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 260 $42,570 $31,970 - 55,790 11% 33%
53 Fire fighters 260 $35,960 $16,180 - 49,720 12% 18%
54 Helpers--production workers 260 $28,260 $16,590 - 38,110 -1% 4%
55 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 250 $30,230 $22,290 - 39,390 4% 15%
56 Medical assistants 250 $26,870 $20,820 - 35,070 35% 10%
57 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 230 $57,320 $33,310 - 102,440 4% 38%
58 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 230 $26,710 $17,400 - 39,630 4% 6%
59 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 220 $16,170 $13,000 - 20,100 10% 17%
60 Electricians 210 $47,330 $31,620 - 66,420 7% 7%
61 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 210 $41,350 $30,590 - 52,550 4% 18%
62 Bus drivers, school 210 $32,480 $16,980 - 47,610 9% 4%
63 Sales representatives, services, all other 200 $53,310 $23,230 - 103,650 28% 48%
64 Medical secretaries 200 $30,410 $21,730 - 39,290 17% 18%
65 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 190 $50,800 $33,550 - 76,870 7% 13%
66 Computer support specialists 190 $35,080 $22,130 - 49,770 13% 43%
67 Medical records and health information technicians 190 $27,230 $19,770 - 36,300 18% 12%
68 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 190 $25,000 $15,560 - 58,400 13% 15%
69 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 180 $25,910 $21,120 - 32,070 10% 24%
70 Pharmacy technicians 180 $23,910 $17,990 - 31,270 32% 16%
71 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 180 $16,570 $13,020 - 20,980 17% 14%
72 Insurance sales agents 180 $0 $ - 13% 45%
73 Dental assistants 170 $36,900 $17,050 - 51,730 29% 9%
74 Driver/sales workers 170 $30,260 $14,460 - 48,030 -5% 4%
75 Preschool teachers, except special education 170 $19,740 $13,900 - 25,170 26% 43%
76 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 160 $35,700 $26,410 - 44,250 13% 11%
77 Cutters and trimmers, hand 160 $34,840 $27,140 - 52,880 -6% 3%
78 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 160 $33,040 $21,720 - 47,150 -7% 0%
79 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 160 $26,070 $16,860 - 37,870 19% 14%
80 Loan officers 150 $52,870 $26,750 - 82,140 12% 49%
81 Radiologic technologists and technicians 150 $47,740 $33,060 - 63,690 15% 25%
82 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 140 $66,860 $38,280 - 107,410 0% 42%
83 Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 140 $45,900 $31,660 - 63,640 2% 18%
84 Data entry keyers 140 $25,950 $18,390 - 32,760 -5% 18%
85 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 140 $20,840 $14,510 - 28,600 10% 5%
86 Industrial machinery mechanics 130 $38,300 $28,650 - 49,470 9% 5%
87 Industrial truck and tractor operators 130 $29,290 $19,800 - 39,880 -2% 2%
88 Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 130 $24,940 $17,170 - 36,240 13% 6%
89 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 130 $18,910 $13,240 - 29,420 14% 3%
90 Property, real estate, and community association managers 120 $49,060 $34,040 - 78,460 15% 36%
91 Food service managers 120 $48,050 $26,720 - 69,410 5% 24%
92 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 120 $33,110 $26,910 - 43,120 12% 3%
93 Painters, construction and maintenance 120 $29,580 $21,760 - 39,870 12% 6%
94 Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 120 $22,990 $17,320 - 30,780 -12% 9%
95 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 110 $31,600 $23,210 - 40,100 3% 18%
96 Computer operators 110 $30,140 $20,010 - 39,460 -25% 27%
97 Roofers 110 $27,510 $18,160 - 45,300 14% 3%
98 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 110 $25,040 $14,690 - 38,960 12% 6%
99 Industrial engineering technicians 100 $39,840 $32,390 - 51,960 10% 18%
100 Machinists 100 $32,820 $18,060 - 49,640 -3% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near Bloomington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Cutters and trimmers, hand 34,840 160 23
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 24,940 130 7
Team assemblers 26,170 2,590 5.6
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,040 160 4.9
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 45,900 140 4.9
Telemarketers 19,220 700 4.7
Industrial engineering technicians 39,840 100 3.5
Teachers and instructors, all other 24,160 700 3.1
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 35,210 210 3.1
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 48,120 480 2.9
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 22,200 430 2.9
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 41,350 210 2.7
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 0 540 2.7
Production workers, all other 19,660 270 2.6
Coaches and scouts 42,660 190 2.5
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 34,600 300 2.5
Medical records and health information technicians 27,230 190 2.5
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 25,000 190 2.4
Computer operators 30,140 110 2.2
Fire fighters 35,960 260 2.2
Counter and rental clerks 22,510 460 2.2
Public relations specialists 46,750 250 2.1
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 26,070 160 2
Roofers 27,510 110 2
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,590 2,470 2
Graphic designers 34,570 200 2
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 34,360 600 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 35,700 160 1.9
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 16,570 180 1.8
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 22,990 120 1.8
Child care workers 18,150 490 1.8
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 25,910 180 1.8
Librarians 61,330 120 1.7
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 53,840 350 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 57,320 230 1.7
Postal service mail carriers 0 270 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,000 620 1.7
Waiters and waitresses 17,660 1,830 1.6
Mechanical engineers 71,580 170 1.6
Industrial engineers 67,260 150 1.6
Property, real estate, and community association managers 49,060 120 1.6
Cooks, restaurant 19,500 660 1.6
Radiologic technologists and technicians 47,740 150 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 50,340 410 1.4
Food preparation workers 18,470 570 1.4
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 20,840 140 1.4
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,310 280 1.4
Office clerks, general 25,150 1,840 1.4
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,270 1,370 1.4
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 15,830 330 1.3

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Bloomington, Indiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Management analysts 132,730 1.8 120
Cutters and trimmers, hand 34,840 1.36 160
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 95,830 1.31 140
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 66,860 1.26 140
Bus drivers, school 32,480 1.24 210
Helpers--production workers 28,260 1.2 260
Coaches and scouts 42,660 1.2 190
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 53,840 1.17 350
Librarians 61,330 1.17 120
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 25,000 1.16 190
Driver/sales workers 30,260 1.16 170
Food preparation and serving related workers, all other 24,940 1.15 130
Construction laborers 35,690 1.15 400
Dental assistants 36,900 1.14 170
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 48,120 1.12 480
Business operations specialists, all other 63,700 1.08 260
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,270 1.06 1,370
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,040 1.06 160
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 20,840 1.05 140
Medical secretaries 30,410 1.05 200
Sales representatives, services, all other 53,310 1.03 200
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 24,770 1.02 460
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 35,700 1.02 160
Electricians 47,330 1.01 210
Receptionists and information clerks 24,030 1 670
Carpenters 39,320 1 530
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 30,230 1 250
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 25,040 1 110
Data entry keyers 25,950 1 140
General and operations managers 96,080 1 460
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 50,070 0.99 130
Elementary school teachers, except special education 49,460 0.99 700
Food service managers 48,050 0.99 120
Office clerks, general 25,150 0.99 1,840
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 35,210 0.99 210
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 37,860 0.98 650
Medical and health services managers 82,720 0.98 150
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,290 0.97 130
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 46,520 0.97 110
Computer software engineers, applications 75,110 0.97 120
Tellers 23,020 0.97 270
Counter and rental clerks 22,510 0.97 460
Mechanical engineers 71,580 0.97 170
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 49,150 0.96 330
Food preparation workers 18,470 0.96 570
Pharmacists 100,830 0.96 150
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 34,870 0.96 280
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,920 0.96 1,090
Team assemblers 26,170 0.96 2,590
Medical assistants 26,870 0.96 250

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