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Muncie Employment

Employment and Industries in the Muncie, Indiana Area

Most of the prominent facilities in Muncie's industrial sector have closed, however numerous smaller manufacturing companies are still operating in Muncie. Due to the decline in the manufacturing industries, the integral parts of the economy are now healthcare, retail, education and service industries.

Muncie's top employers are:

  • Ball Memorial Hospital/Cardinal Health Services
  • Ball State University
  • Muncie Community Schools
  • The City of Muncie
  • Sallie Mae
  • Walmart
  • Manual Transmissions of Muncie LLC
  • Duffy Tool and Stamping
  • Midwest Metal Products Co., Inc (HQ)
  • Maxon Corporation
  • Bartlett Corporation
  • Alltrista Consumer Products Company
  • Keihin Aircon North America
  • Smurfit Stone Container
  • The Star Press
  • Delaware Machinery and Tool
  • Arrowhead Plastics and Engineering (HQ)
  • MTI DynAmerica
  • DIY Group Inc
  • Spartech Plastics
  • Exide Corporation
  • Feeny Manufacturing (A div. of Knapp & Vogt)
  • Littler Die Cast
  • Reber Machine & Tool

Some of the common occupations in Muncie where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, medical and health services managers, mechanical engineers, computer applications software engineers and network and computer systems administrators.

Muncie's top job providing sectors are:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Metal and metal products
  • Social assistance

Interesting data regarding Muncie Indiana: In 2007 the estimated median household income in Muncie was $28,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 77.4 which is low when compared to the country's average of 100. Regarding Muncie's adult population, approximately 19% have earned a bachelor's degree or higher.

Companies located in Muncie are provided help from organizations including:

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Most Popular Jobs in Muncie, 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 1,230 $54,030 $39,890 - 68,680 24% 56%
2 Teachers and instructors, all other 440 $26,800 $16,330 - 54,560 9% 54%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 340 $45,990 $33,170 - 62,050 6% 96%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 310 $48,750 $34,400 - 64,190 14% 95%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 270 $50,800 $26,530 - 86,950 8% 51%
6 Accountants and auditors 210 $58,330 $34,480 - 89,590 18% 79%
7 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 160 $45,590 $28,950 - 62,530 11% 95%
8 Medical and health services managers 150 $74,120 $54,150 - 99,250 16% 57%
9 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 150 $36,300 $17,670 - 59,540 13% 73%
10 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 130 $84,160 $34,650 - 132,000 25% 67%
11 Mechanical engineers 130 $74,270 $43,890 - 106,460 4% 78%
12 Computer software engineers, applications 130 $59,350 $41,790 - 88,590 45% 85%
13 Financial managers 120 $83,650 $47,040 - 132,470 13% 60%
14 Network and computer systems administrators 120 $51,050 $34,570 - 66,710 27% 50%
15 Public relations specialists 120 $42,740 $26,190 - 66,170 18% 81%
16 Pharmacists 100 $98,870 $86,790 - 120,820 22% 97%
17 Industrial engineers 100 $77,090 $52,900 - 102,120 20% 74%
18 Coaches and scouts 100 $40,480 $13,370 - 72,890 15% 60%
19 Advertising sales agents 90 $45,000 $32,410 - 51,740 20% 56%
20 Physician assistants 70 $80,220 $40,030 - 119,970 27% 67%
21 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 70 $74,250 $58,300 - 93,110 8% 78%
22 Computer and information systems managers 70 $66,090 $45,430 - 96,720 16% 73%
23 Computer systems analysts 70 $62,500 $42,280 - 93,480 29% 68%
24 Training and development specialists 70 $54,910 $27,220 - 85,390 18% 56%
25 Medical and public health social workers 70 $38,610 $28,510 - 49,290 24% 77%
26 Chief executives 60 $129,780 $32,360 - 2% 65%
27 Sales managers 60 $71,690 $27,680 - 141,350 10% 69%
28 Speech-language pathologists 60 $55,320 $42,060 - 64,580 11% 98%
29 Librarians 60 $47,480 $30,240 - 63,980 4% 85%
30 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 50 $69,200 $47,140 - 84,060 12% 51%
31 Lawyers 50 $59,970 $45,550 - 82,680 11% 99%
32 Child, family, and school social workers 50 $35,980 $29,160 - 41,260 19% 77%
33 Rehabilitation counselors 50 $31,170 $18,700 - 42,450 23% 73%
34 Social and human service assistants 50 $26,130 $18,380 - 35,380 34% 58%
35 Dentists, general 40 $204,500 $120,860 - 9% 100%
36 Computer programmers 40 $59,440 $30,300 - 98,480 -4% 73%
37 Instructional coordinators 40 $57,590 $32,630 - 84,010 23% 79%
38 Market research analysts 40 $53,140 $34,870 - 77,380 20% 82%
39 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 40 $47,970 $34,460 - 64,330 20% 87%
40 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 40 $46,650 $34,310 - 61,190 18% 56%
41 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $38,120 $28,560 - 51,270 18% 56%
42 Self-enrichment education teachers 40 $25,570 $13,840 - 46,710 23% 54%
43 Management analysts 30 $63,180 $35,450 - 85,490 22% 78%
44 Financial specialists, all other 30 $58,150 $38,220 - 80,820 12% 50%
45 Social and community service managers 30 $49,390 $29,320 - 78,070 25% 72%
46 Managers, all other 30 $45,960 $26,160 - 72,890 7% 55%
47 Legislators 30 $0 $ - 1% 65%

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 1,600 $22,460 $13,720 - 33,440 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,590 $15,050 $12,760 - 18,150 18% 5%
3 Cashiers 1,580 $17,380 $12,980 - 23,900 -3% 10%
4 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,080 $28,670 $19,690 - 39,150 1% 18%
5 Waiters and waitresses 1,030 $17,330 $13,190 - 23,230 11% 14%
6 Office clerks, general 860 $22,480 $13,670 - 32,510 13% 19%
7 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 820 $23,090 $17,480 - 29,960 18% 7%
8 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 800 $25,050 $14,820 - 36,160 15% 4%
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 610 $21,130 $14,550 - 32,750 -8% 8%
10 Food preparation workers 600 $16,890 $13,000 - 23,610 15% 7%
11 Maintenance and repair workers, general 590 $29,950 $18,950 - 43,800 10% 6%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 590 $29,630 $18,980 - 41,000 13% 16%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 560 $39,310 $21,510 - 72,160 4% 25%
14 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 480 $33,800 $23,240 - 42,120 14% 7%
15 Personal and home care aides 450 $18,620 $15,410 - 23,310 51% 10%
16 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 440 $39,530 $27,150 - 49,790 -3% 6%
17 Home health aides 440 $19,930 $14,690 - 25,510 49% 7%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 420 $41,940 $24,530 - 63,600 6% 29%
19 Customer service representatives 420 $30,210 $17,820 - 56,880 25% 22%
20 General and operations managers 410 $93,370 $37,050 - 164,350 2% 48%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 400 $26,770 $17,820 - 37,740 11% 14%
22 Child care workers 390 $20,500 $14,860 - 26,800 18% 15%
23 Receptionists and information clerks 380 $21,600 $15,130 - 29,720 17% 13%
24 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 370 $35,460 $26,610 - 56,520 10% 4%
25 Medical assistants 370 $25,020 $18,930 - 31,940 35% 10%
26 Cooks, restaurant 360 $17,410 $13,420 - 22,100 12% 5%
27 Correctional officers and jailers 330 $24,900 $18,630 - 32,080 17% 11%
28 Team assemblers 320 $32,820 $19,650 - 48,290 0% 5%
29 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 300 $52,360 $33,860 - 82,090 -5% 15%
30 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 300 $36,320 $25,090 - 52,010 15% 18%
31 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 290 $25,720 $15,960 - 37,850 18% 6%
32 Counter and rental clerks 290 $17,740 $12,900 - 29,000 23% 16%
33 Tellers 270 $22,800 $17,040 - 31,300 14% 16%
34 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 270 $16,040 $12,860 - 22,680 10% 8%
35 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 260 $24,050 $18,400 - 31,660 -13% 0%
36 Teacher assistants 260 $22,420 $19,030 - 25,500 10% 18%
37 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 250 $26,320 $20,800 - 34,940 4% 15%
38 Packers and packagers, hand 250 $19,220 $13,880 - 24,930 -12% 3%
39 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 240 $20,760 $16,570 - 27,930 11% 5%
40 Computer support specialists 220 $43,190 $28,400 - 60,630 13% 43%
41 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 220 $28,990 $14,480 - 42,920 14% 4%
42 Bus drivers, school 210 $37,790 $14,530 - 63,100 9% 4%
43 Roofers 210 $34,610 $18,460 - 50,850 14% 3%
44 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 210 $16,920 $13,020 - 23,280 13% 5%
45 Medical secretaries 200 $27,620 $20,580 - 36,220 17% 18%
46 Preschool teachers, except special education 200 $18,170 $13,170 - 27,880 26% 43%
47 Bartenders 200 $15,930 $12,960 - 19,580 11% 17%
48 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 200 $15,530 $12,720 - 19,530 12% 6%
49 Carpenters 190 $42,920 $26,060 - 54,190 10% 6%
50 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 190 $32,540 $16,680 - 60,230 8% 4%
51 Pharmacy technicians 180 $24,680 $18,750 - 31,970 32% 16%
52 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 180 $23,580 $16,030 - 32,140 4% 6%
53 Dishwashers 180 $15,950 $12,880 - 21,200 10% 3%
54 Machinists 170 $36,620 $22,120 - 55,660 -3% 3%
55 Industrial truck and tractor operators 170 $32,550 $21,420 - 47,380 -2% 2%
56 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 170 $30,140 $13,640 - 49,940 -7% 14%
57 Security guards 170 $29,440 $15,110 - 46,920 17% 13%
58 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 160 $42,710 $34,720 - 50,900 11% 33%
59 Driver/sales workers 150 $21,980 $13,370 - 36,940 -5% 4%
60 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 140 $53,480 $29,780 - 77,560 7% 13%
61 Electricians 140 $44,930 $29,310 - 62,830 7% 7%
62 Construction laborers 140 $28,170 $19,780 - 38,980 11% 5%
63 Parts salespersons 140 $24,970 $14,960 - 38,530 -2% 6%
64 Physicians and surgeons, all other 130 $191,910 $105,810 - 0% 0%
65 Family and general practitioners 130 $176,620 $114,240 - 0% 0%
66 Sales representatives, services, all other 130 $56,110 $22,690 - 109,260 28% 48%
67 Tool and die makers 130 $48,170 $34,720 - 64,180 -10% 5%
68 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 130 $38,180 $27,800 - 50,300 9% 3%
69 Postal service mail carriers 130 $0 $ - 1% 11%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 120 $48,740 $14,720 - 71,300 9% 10%
71 Printing machine operators 120 $33,060 $21,750 - 47,580 -6% 6%
72 Dental assistants 120 $30,750 $21,350 - 40,350 29% 9%
73 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 120 $14,670 $12,740 - 17,690 10% 17%
74 Radiologic technologists and technicians 110 $48,690 $36,000 - 64,020 15% 25%
75 Brickmasons and blockmasons 110 $40,530 $26,870 - 60,580 10% 3%
76 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 110 $39,790 $28,850 - 60,020 8% 3%
77 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 110 $27,570 $20,010 - 39,560 5% 2%
78 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 110 $20,280 $14,140 - 26,190 12% 6%
79 Cooks, short order 110 $17,070 $13,230 - 21,780 5% 5%
80 Food service managers 100 $44,010 $28,840 - 57,550 5% 24%
81 Insurance sales agents 100 $42,580 $21,270 - 83,760 13% 45%
82 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 100 $27,580 $16,950 - 41,310 19% 14%
83 Medical records and health information technicians 100 $27,460 $18,290 - 39,860 18% 12%
84 Loan interviewers and clerks 100 $26,790 $21,410 - 32,480 -1% 24%
85 Data entry keyers 100 $21,320 $16,420 - 29,370 -5% 18%
86 Amusement and recreation attendants 100 $20,110 $12,970 - 38,430 24% 22%
87 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 100 $17,800 $13,350 - 24,020 10% 5%
88 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 100 $0 $ - -8% 12%
89 Industrial production managers 90 $101,730 $58,410 - 162,850 -6% 43%
90 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 90 $58,480 $28,660 - 95,190 4% 38%
91 Bill and account collectors 90 $27,650 $18,430 - 37,180 23% 13%
92 Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 90 $16,040 $13,040 - 19,910 19% 31%
93 Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 80 $31,080 $21,130 - 40,900 -23% 0%
94 Medical transcriptionists 80 $31,000 $23,080 - 39,880 14% 10%
95 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 80 $30,700 $15,090 - 50,230 12% 3%
96 Nonfarm animal caretakers 80 $15,850 $12,890 - 18,960 18% 16%
97 Dental hygienists 70 $72,470 $55,490 - 87,400 30% 33%
98 Business operations specialists, all other 70 $56,390 $39,950 - 77,130 21% 49%
99 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 70 $49,540 $26,020 - 80,640 0% 42%
100 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 70 $48,200 $34,390 - 66,130 11% 4%
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Jobs More Common Near Muncie Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 39,530 440 12.5
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 24,050 260 7.6
Roofers 34,610 210 6.1
Tool and die makers 48,170 130 5.9
Correctional officers and jailers 24,900 330 5.7
Family and general practitioners 176,620 130 4.7
Brickmasons and blockmasons 40,530 110 3.7
Personal and home care aides 18,620 450 3.4
Teachers and instructors, all other 26,800 440 3.1
Medical assistants 25,020 370 2.6
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 20,760 240 2.5
Cooks, short order 17,070 110 2.5
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 33,800 480 2.4
Food preparation workers 16,890 600 2.4
Child care workers 20,500 390 2.3
Parts salespersons 24,970 140 2.2
Counter and rental clerks 17,740 290 2.2
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 36,300 150 2.1
Printing machine operators 33,060 120 2.1
Coaches and scouts 40,480 100 2.1
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,090 820 2
Medical records and health information technicians 27,460 100 2
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 27,580 100 2
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,050 1,590 2
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,670 1,080 2
Mechanical engineers 74,270 130 2
Medical and health services managers 74,120 150 1.9
Pharmacy technicians 24,680 180 1.9
Radiologic technologists and technicians 48,690 110 1.8
Bus drivers, school 37,790 210 1.8
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 16,040 270 1.7
Home health aides 19,930 440 1.7
Food service managers 44,010 100 1.7
Preschool teachers, except special education 18,170 200 1.7
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 0 100 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 26,770 400 1.7
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 38,180 130 1.7
Industrial engineers 77,090 100 1.7
Physicians and surgeons, all other 191,910 130 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 52,360 300 1.7
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 26,320 250 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,310 560 1.6
Tellers 22,800 270 1.6
Registered nurses 54,030 1,230 1.6
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 17,800 100 1.6
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 15,530 200 1.6
Public relations specialists 42,740 120 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 29,950 590 1.6
Loan interviewers and clerks 26,790 100 1.6
Cashiers 17,380 1,580 1.5

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Bus drivers, school 37,790 1.45 210
Team assemblers 32,820 1.2 320
Security guards 29,440 1.17 170
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 39,530 1.14 440
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 32,540 1.12 190
Carpenters 42,920 1.09 190
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 25,050 1.09 800
Industrial truck and tractor operators 32,550 1.08 170
Sales representatives, services, all other 56,110 1.08 130
Physicians and surgeons, all other 191,910 1.08 130
Family and general practitioners 176,620 1.07 130
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 84,160 1.06 130
Child care workers 20,500 1.06 390
Tool and die makers 48,170 1.06 130
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 25,720 1.06 290
Computer support specialists 43,190 1.03 220
Customer service representatives 30,210 1.02 420
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,310 1.02 560
Printing machine operators 33,060 1.01 120
Teacher assistants 22,420 1.01 260
Mechanical engineers 74,270 1 130
Machinists 36,620 0.99 170
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 52,360 0.99 300
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,670 0.98 1,080
Roofers 34,610 0.98 210
Elementary school teachers, except special education 48,750 0.98 310
Accountants and auditors 58,330 0.98 210
General and operations managers 93,370 0.97 410
Tellers 22,800 0.96 270
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,090 0.96 820
Electricians 44,930 0.96 140
Dental assistants 30,750 0.95 120
Radiologic technologists and technicians 48,690 0.95 110
Medical secretaries 27,620 0.95 200
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,460 0.94 370
Packers and packagers, hand 19,220 0.94 250
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 53,480 0.94 140
Home health aides 19,930 0.94 440
Cashiers 17,380 0.94 1,580
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 36,320 0.94 300
Personal and home care aides 18,620 0.93 450
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 38,180 0.93 130
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 41,940 0.93 420
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 39,790 0.93 110
Waiters and waitresses 17,330 0.93 1,030
Dishwashers 15,950 0.93 180
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 29,630 0.93 590
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,130 0.93 610
Retail salespersons 22,460 0.92 1,600
Construction laborers 28,170 0.91 140

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