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Elizabethtown Employment

Employment and Industries in the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Area

Elizabethtown has a developing industrial and commercial economy. A variety of products are manufactured in Elizabethtown. The Fort Knox Military Installation is a major part of the region's economy. The city's major employment sectors are healthcare, education, construction, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, social services and the government.

About 32% of the labor force is found in management, professional and related occupations. Sales and office occupations comprise about 25% of the workforce. Production, transportation and material moving jobs provide about 17% of the jobs in Elizabethtown.

A list of Elizabethtown's largest job providers is shown below:

  • Hardin County Board of Education
  • Akebono Brake Corporation
  • The Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc
  • J P L Management, Inc
  • Elizabethtown Ind Sch Dist
  • Superior Maintenance Co
  • Fort Knox National Company
  • City of Elizabethtown
  • First Financial Services Corporation
  • Harry Owen Trucking Inc
  • County of Hardin
  • Bluegrass Cellular Inc
  • PKDM Holdings, Inc
  • The Keyboard Corporation
  • North American Heritage Services, Inc
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown, Inc
  • Affordable Heating and Cooling
  • Howard W Pence, Inc
  • Hardin Moving and Delivery, Inc

Some of the most common jobs in Elizabethtown where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; child family and school social workers; human resources training and labor relations specialists; financial managers, management analysts; and industrial engineers.

Pertinent data about Elizabethtown Kentucky: In 2009 the average salary in the city was $28,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was 82.2. The country's average is 100. About 21% of the residents over the age of 25 have achieved a bachelor's degree or better.

Elizabethtown businesses have opportunities to work with helpful organizations including:

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Most Popular Jobs in Elizabethtown, Kentucky 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 990 $57,030 $43,790 - 69,300 24% 56%
2 Teachers and instructors, all other 450 $39,490 $23,630 - 63,150 9% 54%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 430 $47,070 $35,370 - 63,800 14% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 310 $49,750 $36,170 - 66,010 6% 96%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 270 $53,550 $20,820 - 97,600 8% 51%
6 Child, family, and school social workers 260 $36,090 $23,040 - 51,480 19% 77%
7 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 230 $48,290 $35,220 - 64,880 11% 95%
8 Education administrators, all other 220 $63,420 $48,060 - 79,110 13% 78%
9 Education, training, and library workers, all other 220 $33,510 $15,400 - 50,080 11% 79%
10 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 150 $56,350 $34,980 - 80,030 17% 56%
11 Accountants and auditors 140 $65,690 $31,640 - 117,130 18% 79%
12 Financial managers 140 $64,680 $30,180 - 102,880 13% 60%
13 Chief executives 100 $144,760 $51,650 - 2% 65%
14 Management analysts 100 $63,870 $44,990 - 82,170 22% 78%
15 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 90 $77,130 $55,930 - 102,000 8% 78%
16 Industrial engineers 90 $57,470 $39,690 - 72,060 20% 74%
17 Lawyers 80 $100,950 $44,740 - 11% 99%
18 Computer systems analysts 80 $65,500 $41,420 - 89,110 29% 68%
19 Public relations specialists 80 $53,600 $27,530 - 81,550 18% 81%
20 Pharmacists 70 $113,870 $93,990 - 133,270 22% 97%
21 Medical and health services managers 70 $70,950 $48,760 - 105,200 16% 57%
22 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 70 $63,950 $48,630 - 82,490 13% 73%
23 Social and community service managers 70 $41,100 $28,410 - 60,680 25% 72%
24 Computer and information systems managers 60 $81,830 $39,010 - 126,000 16% 73%
25 Operations research analysts 60 $72,700 $46,790 - 98,950 11% 71%
26 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $58,350 $37,340 - 81,530 27% 50%
27 Instructional coordinators 50 $71,450 $51,390 - 100,160 23% 79%
28 Civil engineers 50 $70,630 $53,380 - 94,030 18% 87%
29 Managers, all other 50 $67,280 $40,210 - 102,680 7% 55%
30 Librarians 50 $57,740 $31,620 - 82,180 4% 85%
31 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 50 $47,830 $41,700 - 56,830 12% 51%
32 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 50 $46,890 $27,490 - 65,620 5% 58%
33 Medical and public health social workers 50 $40,640 $32,260 - 51,000 24% 77%
34 Training and development specialists 50 $38,080 $25,690 - 56,880 18% 56%
35 Computer software engineers, systems software 40 $73,440 $30,080 - 110,290 28% 85%
36 Mechanical engineers 40 $63,840 $53,310 - 80,150 4% 78%
37 Financial specialists, all other 40 $63,280 $24,020 - 109,190 12% 50%
38 Floral designers 40 $17,570 $13,300 - 23,860 -9% 55%
39 Sales managers 30 $98,120 $67,240 - 138,500 10% 69%
40 Physical therapists 30 $73,500 $54,010 - 98,390 27% 89%
41 Occupational therapists 30 $67,770 $45,150 - 93,060 23% 90%
42 Social scientists and related workers, all other 30 $61,590 $41,650 - 81,540 5% 90%
43 Speech-language pathologists 30 $58,120 $41,820 - 79,780 11% 98%
44 Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture 30 $44,030 $28,250 - 64,970 12% 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 Team assemblers 2,130 $32,150 $19,070 - 39,250 0% 5%
2 Retail salespersons 1,730 $23,170 $13,310 - 37,720 12% 25%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,650 $14,850 $12,810 - 17,540 18% 5%
4 Cashiers 1,450 $16,510 $13,020 - 20,370 -3% 10%
5 Waiters and waitresses 960 $15,060 $12,790 - 17,650 11% 14%
6 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 730 $33,810 $19,300 - 50,030 4% 25%
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 710 $20,590 $13,230 - 33,360 -8% 8%
8 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 700 $35,170 $23,130 - 47,540 10% 4%
9 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 610 $25,850 $15,910 - 39,350 1% 18%
10 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 550 $21,180 $15,880 - 26,180 18% 7%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 530 $24,030 $14,350 - 38,880 15% 4%
12 Teacher assistants 530 $23,420 $18,450 - 27,330 10% 18%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 500 $38,430 $22,580 - 53,190 6% 29%
14 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 480 $24,410 $14,480 - 36,990 2% 5%
15 General and operations managers 460 $79,330 $36,270 - 132,440 2% 48%
16 Maintenance and repair workers, general 440 $35,960 $20,930 - 49,700 10% 6%
17 Office clerks, general 440 $23,330 $14,230 - 33,160 13% 19%
18 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 420 $29,960 $19,210 - 43,990 13% 16%
19 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 410 $32,550 $21,180 - 48,740 15% 18%
20 Receptionists and information clerks 410 $19,180 $13,730 - 26,820 17% 13%
21 Industrial truck and tractor operators 400 $27,100 $20,470 - 37,390 -2% 2%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 390 $26,140 $17,270 - 39,540 11% 14%
23 Child care workers 380 $16,130 $12,960 - 21,090 18% 15%
24 Carpenters 370 $32,760 $23,380 - 47,810 10% 6%
25 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 370 $16,690 $13,030 - 21,360 13% 5%
26 Business operations specialists, all other 360 $62,940 $41,090 - 91,580 21% 49%
27 Cooks, restaurant 360 $19,260 $13,750 - 25,860 12% 5%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 300 $47,870 $26,040 - 67,720 -5% 15%
29 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 300 $22,430 $16,780 - 30,470 11% 5%
30 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 290 $28,890 $16,990 - 47,560 14% 4%
31 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 280 $34,360 $26,460 - 41,930 14% 7%
32 Tellers 270 $19,240 $13,770 - 25,290 14% 16%
33 Construction laborers 260 $29,830 $18,160 - 42,890 11% 5%
34 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 250 $22,270 $14,760 - 31,240 8% 4%
35 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 220 $43,960 $27,350 - 66,010 11% 33%
36 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 220 $23,070 $14,260 - 37,040 18% 6%
37 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 210 $50,040 $31,230 - 72,980 7% 13%
38 All other information and record clerks 210 $37,690 $25,990 - 49,670 -13% 21%
39 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 210 $32,750 $22,050 - 39,120 -15% 0%
40 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 200 $32,090 $18,620 - 40,360 -7% 14%
41 Sales representatives, services, all other 190 $42,640 $20,950 - 76,680 28% 48%
42 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 190 $26,360 $19,170 - 34,400 4% 15%
43 Sewing machine operators 180 $19,840 $13,780 - 26,120 -27% 5%
44 Electricians 170 $44,980 $26,510 - 75,360 7% 7%
45 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 170 $34,210 $25,860 - 45,360 11% 29%
46 Medical secretaries 170 $24,490 $16,380 - 31,380 17% 18%
47 Medical assistants 170 $24,320 $18,010 - 32,610 35% 10%
48 Driver/sales workers 170 $20,450 $12,980 - 36,160 -5% 4%
49 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 160 $38,250 $21,930 - 52,190 5% 2%
50 Fire fighters 160 $31,530 $17,720 - 47,560 12% 18%
51 Parts salespersons 160 $25,070 $17,080 - 37,160 -2% 6%
52 Personal and home care aides 160 $17,150 $13,340 - 20,560 51% 10%
53 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 160 $14,920 $12,770 - 18,390 10% 17%
54 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 150 $52,930 $32,930 - 78,630 9% 10%
55 Industrial machinery mechanics 150 $41,540 $28,730 - 50,460 9% 5%
56 Pharmacy technicians 150 $25,450 $17,370 - 38,170 32% 16%
57 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 150 $19,840 $13,730 - 28,240 -9% 5%
58 Postal service mail carriers 150 $0 $ - 1% 11%
59 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 140 $45,310 $37,360 - 54,950 8% 9%
60 Computer support specialists 140 $34,410 $22,180 - 49,750 13% 43%
61 Service station attendants 140 $32,120 $14,780 - 48,180 13% 6%
62 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 140 $30,980 $16,290 - 46,570 4% 6%
63 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 140 $21,340 $13,070 - 52,520 10% 5%
64 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 140 $20,540 $14,780 - 27,190 12% 6%
65 Food preparation workers 140 $17,070 $13,030 - 23,420 15% 7%
66 Dishwashers 140 $16,310 $12,980 - 20,710 10% 3%
67 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 140 $16,100 $12,990 - 20,000 17% 14%
68 Tool and die makers 130 $43,980 $36,870 - 50,130 -10% 5%
69 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 130 $33,470 $27,330 - 40,350 9% 3%
70 Radiologic technologists and technicians 120 $48,920 $34,860 - 64,180 15% 25%
71 Procurement clerks 120 $37,550 $28,310 - 48,190 -2% 24%
72 Counter and rental clerks 120 $20,450 $13,320 - 33,870 23% 16%
73 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 120 $16,880 $13,090 - 22,580 14% 3%
74 Food service managers 110 $44,410 $23,790 - 63,470 5% 24%
75 Cement masons and concrete finishers 110 $41,920 $23,480 - 64,030 11% 2%
76 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 100 $45,070 $32,130 - 57,310 12% 3%
77 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 100 $20,710 $15,160 - 24,720 4% 0%
78 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 90 $61,010 $31,700 - 95,670 0% 42%
79 Loan officers 90 $53,030 $23,870 - 99,770 12% 49%
80 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 90 $37,560 $25,610 - 54,120 8% 3%
81 Medical records and health information technicians 90 $33,610 $23,640 - 47,820 18% 12%
82 Dental assistants 90 $32,370 $22,330 - 40,170 29% 9%
83 Highway maintenance workers 90 $27,500 $19,020 - 39,910 9% 5%
84 Insurance sales agents 80 $44,310 $22,140 - 96,750 13% 45%
85 Printing machine operators 80 $35,440 $32,650 - 40,170 -6% 6%
86 Healthcare support workers, all other 80 $33,750 $23,210 - 47,980 16% 10%
87 Psychiatric technicians 80 $23,140 $16,510 - 32,220 -3% 16%
88 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 80 $14,570 $12,810 - 16,670 27% 47%
89 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 70 $63,850 $23,620 - 100,120 4% 38%
90 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 70 $35,130 $23,320 - 50,840 14% 8%
91 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 70 $33,920 $23,870 - 46,010 3% 18%
92 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 70 $29,440 $21,930 - 40,320 12% 3%
93 Sheet metal workers 70 $27,860 $18,280 - 45,190 7% 4%
94 Home health aides 70 $23,580 $17,160 - 31,450 49% 7%
95 Construction managers 60 $72,690 $47,950 - 96,920 16% 29%
96 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 60 $51,440 $37,250 - 65,760 3% 13%
97 Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 60 $50,750 $35,600 - 63,120 7% 0%
98 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 60 $47,530 $29,980 - 63,640 10% 17%
99 Cost estimators 60 $43,580 $27,560 - 60,400 19% 32%
100 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 60 $41,220 $24,800 - 58,340 4% 30%
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Jobs More Common Near Elizabethtown Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Education administrators, all other 63,420 220 33.4
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 20,710 100 15.8
Education, training, and library workers, all other 33,510 220 10.8
Service station attendants 32,120 140 7.7
Team assemblers 32,150 2,130 7.6
Tool and die makers 43,980 130 6.2
Procurement clerks 37,550 120 5.5
Sewing machine operators 19,840 180 4.9
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 45,310 140 3.8
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 34,210 170 3.6
Child, family, and school social workers 36,090 260 3.6
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,750 210 3.5
All other information and record clerks 37,690 210 3.4
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 22,430 300 3.3
Teachers and instructors, all other 39,490 450 3.3
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 45,070 100 3.1
Parts salespersons 25,070 160 2.6
Industrial truck and tractor operators 27,100 400 2.4
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 16,100 140 2.4
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 56,350 150 2.4
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 21,340 140 2.3
Child care workers 16,130 380 2.3
Fire fighters 31,530 160 2.3
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 33,810 730 2.2
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 14,850 1,650 2.2
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 19,840 150 2.1
Industrial machinery mechanics 41,540 150 2.1
Radiologic technologists and technicians 48,920 120 2.1
Food service managers 44,410 110 2
Cement masons and concrete finishers 41,920 110 2
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 33,470 130 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 47,870 300 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 26,140 390 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 50,040 210 1.7
Tellers 19,240 270 1.7
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 38,250 160 1.7
Driver/sales workers 20,450 170 1.7
Pharmacy technicians 25,450 150 1.6
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 32,090 200 1.6
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,170 700 1.6
Teacher assistants 23,420 530 1.6
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 28,890 290 1.6
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 14,920 160 1.5
Postal service mail carriers 0 150 1.5
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,690 370 1.5
Cashiers 16,510 1,450 1.5
Carpenters 32,760 370 1.5
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 34,360 280 1.5
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 21,180 550 1.4
Cooks, restaurant 19,260 360 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Service station attendants 32,120 1.57 140
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 45,310 1.25 140
Team assemblers 32,150 1.18 2,130
All other information and record clerks 37,690 1.14 210
Cement masons and concrete finishers 41,920 1.13 110
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,750 1.12 210
Accountants and auditors 65,690 1.1 140
Procurement clerks 37,550 1.09 120
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 30,980 1.09 140
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 38,250 1.09 160
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 21,340 1.07 140
Business operations specialists, all other 62,940 1.07 360
Teacher assistants 23,420 1.05 530
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,030 1.05 530
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,960 1.05 440
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 56,350 1.04 150
Teachers and instructors, all other 39,490 1.04 450
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 24,410 1.01 480
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 34,210 0.98 170
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 49,750 0.97 310
Tool and die makers 43,980 0.97 130
Construction laborers 29,830 0.96 260
Electricians 44,980 0.96 170
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 48,290 0.96 230
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 32,090 0.96 200
Radiologic technologists and technicians 48,920 0.96 120
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 23,070 0.95 220
Retail salespersons 23,170 0.95 1,730
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 22,430 0.95 300
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 53,550 0.95 270
Dishwashers 16,310 0.95 140
Elementary school teachers, except special education 47,070 0.94 430
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,170 0.94 700
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 29,960 0.94 420
Industrial machinery mechanics 41,540 0.93 150
Registered nurses 57,030 0.92 990
Office clerks, general 23,330 0.92 440
Food service managers 44,410 0.91 110
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 52,930 0.91 150
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 43,960 0.91 220
Pharmacy technicians 25,450 0.91 150
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 47,870 0.9 300
Industrial truck and tractor operators 27,100 0.9 400
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,590 0.9 710
Cashiers 16,510 0.89 1,450
Food preparation workers 17,070 0.89 140
Child, family, and school social workers 36,090 0.89 260
Cooks, restaurant 19,260 0.89 360
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,850 0.89 610
Sewing machine operators 19,840 0.88 180

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