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Louisville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Louisville, Kentucky Area

Louisville is an important industry and commerce center. Louisville has also become a major center for healthcare and medical sciences. Over the years the economy has become more diversified which has provided more high-tech and skilled job opportunities. Jobs are also provided by firm's which manufacture items such as automobiles, chemicals, electrical appliances, machinery, processed foods, farm tools and baked goods. The Greater Louisville area also employs a vast number of federal, state and local workers. In addition, tourism is the region's largest services industry.

The city is home to the headquarters of Fortune 500 companies including Yum! Brands Inc, Kindred Healthcare and Humana. Also, the Ford Motor Co has two plants in the region.

Louisville has low costs of doing business, low taxes and provides various financial incentives. The Greater Louisville Inc., collaborates with new and existing companies to create new jobs and capital investment in the city.

The top private sector employers in Louisville are:

  • United States Parcel Service - International air hub
  • Humana Inc - Managed care, HMO, PPO, POS
  • Norton Healthcare - Healthcare provider
  • Jewish Hospital Healthcare - Healthcare facilities
  • Ford Motor Co - Automotive manufacturer
  • GE Consumer & Industrial - Home appliances, light bulbs
  • Kroger Co - Retail grocer
  • Baptist Hospital East - Healthcare provider
  • Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville - Churches, agencies and schools
  • University Hospital - Hospital
  • YUM! Brands, Inc - KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, A & W and Long John Silvers
  • Kindred Healthcare Inc - Healthcare
  • Publishers Printing - Prints trade magazines
  • Horseshoe Southern Indiana - Gaming and entertainment resort
  • AT&T - Telecommunications
  • American Commercial Lines Inc - Transportation services and manufacturing
  • JP Morgan Chase & Co - Banking
  • Papa John's International Inc - Quick-service restaurants
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield - Health insurance sales/service
  • JBS Swift & Co - Pork product manufacturing

The largest employment sectors in Louisville Kentucky are:

  • Services
  • Wholesale and retail trade
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Transportation, communications and utilities
  • Finance, insurance and real estate

Pertinent information regarding Louisville Kentucky: Louisville has been named #1 in Entrepreneur magazine's "Best city for small business growth" list. Louisville was also ranked #15 in Entrepreneur Magazine's "Top 25 best cities for entrepreneurs" list. In 2008 the cost of living index in the city was 85. The country's average is 100. Regarding the adult population, approximately 21% have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $32,000.

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louisville.bizjournals.com provides up-to-date information about business and industry in Louisville, Kentucky.

Most Popular Jobs in Louisville, 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 14,590 $57,600 $42,740 - 76,250 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 7,440 $56,720 $27,040 - 97,900 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 5,070 $49,060 $33,930 - 66,820 14% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 4,000 $50,320 $33,930 - 68,420 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 3,980 $57,810 $34,330 - 83,240 18% 79%
6 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 3,300 $0 $ - 13% 74%
7 Financial managers 2,630 $92,120 $50,140 - 154,570 13% 60%
8 Computer software engineers, applications 2,350 $69,530 $39,980 - 100,340 45% 85%
9 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,200 $50,990 $34,040 - 70,920 11% 95%
10 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 2,190 $82,070 $28,830 - 145,530 12% 51%
11 Child, family, and school social workers 1,890 $37,320 $26,950 - 50,480 19% 77%
12 Lawyers 1,730 $98,310 $43,120 - 11% 99%
13 Chief executives 1,710 $161,350 $74,590 - 2% 65%
14 Computer systems analysts 1,660 $66,120 $35,860 - 102,980 29% 68%
15 Medical and health services managers 1,640 $80,930 $49,240 - 130,940 16% 57%
16 Managers, all other 1,480 $86,040 $44,800 - 142,240 7% 55%
17 Management analysts 1,450 $73,950 $40,550 - 108,240 22% 78%
18 Computer programmers 1,290 $66,800 $39,670 - 100,140 -4% 73%
19 Sales managers 1,270 $98,100 $48,880 - 165,100 10% 69%
20 Pharmacists 1,150 $111,640 $89,070 - 133,740 22% 97%
21 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 1,140 $98,880 $24,360 - 25% 67%
22 Computer and information systems managers 1,110 $101,590 $60,790 - 150,630 16% 73%
23 Teachers and instructors, all other 1,110 $36,070 $15,340 - 65,090 9% 54%
24 Industrial engineers 1,090 $70,240 $45,860 - 99,890 20% 74%
25 Network systems and data communications analysts 1,090 $61,590 $29,480 - 97,190 53% 57%
26 Graphic designers 1,090 $36,530 $20,480 - 56,530 10% 55%
27 Network and computer systems administrators 1,060 $56,350 $35,540 - 81,790 27% 50%
28 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,050 $50,540 $35,410 - 67,800 20% 87%
29 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 1,040 $57,210 $31,780 - 80,550 17% 56%
30 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 960 $86,700 $64,210 - 114,620 8% 78%
31 Computer software engineers, systems software 940 $75,180 $48,030 - 104,450 28% 85%
32 Public relations specialists 940 $44,150 $26,060 - 69,310 18% 81%
33 Training and development specialists 910 $48,780 $29,460 - 74,560 18% 56%
34 Financial specialists, all other 890 $52,730 $30,780 - 79,870 12% 50%
35 Social and human service assistants 820 $26,750 $18,310 - 36,540 34% 58%
36 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 800 $52,020 $36,680 - 66,190 12% 51%
37 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 800 $43,820 $26,110 - 80,430 18% 56%
38 Mechanical engineers 750 $69,780 $44,560 - 98,830 4% 78%
39 Marketing managers 740 $97,310 $45,110 - 165,540 14% 69%
40 Civil engineers 710 $70,600 $42,550 - 100,990 18% 87%
41 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 680 $61,790 $34,800 - 89,550 13% 73%
42 Database administrators 660 $62,360 $36,660 - 98,200 29% 72%
43 Special education teachers, secondary school 660 $51,200 $35,770 - 68,460 9% 87%
44 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 650 $45,100 $28,410 - 68,620 5% 58%
45 Financial analysts 630 $68,650 $38,330 - 115,540 34% 87%
46 Advertising sales agents 620 $38,260 $24,010 - 60,510 20% 56%
47 Coaches and scouts 620 $25,050 $13,770 - 46,980 15% 60%
48 Engineering managers 610 $97,520 $49,230 - 140,200 7% 84%
49 Physical therapists 610 $70,710 $54,310 - 93,480 27% 89%
50 Market research analysts 580 $68,530 $31,410 - 122,550 20% 82%
51 Sales and related workers, all other 560 $29,200 $13,920 - 47,140 14% 62%
52 Instructional coordinators 550 $54,830 $28,440 - 86,970 23% 79%
53 Librarians 550 $53,560 $32,760 - 77,860 4% 85%
54 Special education teachers, middle school 540 $50,930 $36,250 - 68,600 16% 87%
55 Computer specialists, all other 520 $71,220 $37,360 - 106,080 15% 68%
56 Social and community service managers 520 $55,230 $31,350 - 86,530 25% 72%
57 Human resources managers, all other 510 $90,990 $55,230 - 140,290 11% 58%
58 Electrical engineers 460 $73,950 $49,800 - 104,040 6% 81%
59 Insurance underwriters 460 $51,150 $33,290 - 76,770 6% 53%
60 Medical and public health social workers 460 $43,480 $31,500 - 58,340 24% 77%
61 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 450 $40,140 $29,630 - 51,930 30% 77%
62 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 450 $34,410 $23,340 - 49,270 15% 51%
63 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 420 $67,920 $29,060 - 126,350 18% 56%
64 Personal financial advisors 420 $53,280 $23,580 - 83,600 41% 81%
65 Mental health counselors 400 $32,310 $22,450 - 45,990 30% 73%
66 Architects, except landscape and naval 380 $60,340 $36,340 - 91,150 18% 88%
67 Self-enrichment education teachers 370 $30,570 $14,170 - 45,780 23% 54%
68 Electronics engineers, except computer 360 $74,050 $45,270 - 103,080 4% 81%
69 Purchasing managers 350 $90,250 $47,130 - 146,580 3% 57%
70 Occupational therapists 340 $70,750 $53,300 - 92,630 23% 90%
71 Public relations managers 320 $71,570 $38,800 - 105,920 17% 75%
72 Speech-language pathologists 320 $65,740 $44,480 - 89,650 11% 98%
73 Editors 320 $54,330 $28,540 - 84,200 2% 81%
74 Dietitians and nutritionists 320 $50,040 $37,000 - 63,840 9% 72%
75 Engineers, all other 310 $67,540 $31,430 - 101,330 6% 82%
76 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 300 $36,740 $26,740 - 52,630 34% 73%
77 Reporters and correspondents 280 $50,460 $21,480 - 83,570 1% 85%
78 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 280 $37,000 $27,150 - 48,600 11% 58%
79 Dentists, general 270 $140,830 $84,230 - 9% 100%
80 Rehabilitation counselors 270 $35,860 $21,080 - 57,220 23% 73%
81 Education administrators, postsecondary 260 $97,600 $43,410 - 14% 78%
82 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 260 $39,190 $18,850 - 67,570 15% 72%
83 Veterinarians 250 $89,070 $33,590 - 122,900 35% 100%
84 Chemical engineers 250 $83,350 $53,230 - 115,600 8% 91%
85 Chemists 240 $62,350 $39,740 - 96,930 9% 93%
86 Budget analysts 240 $56,550 $41,140 - 79,080 7% 78%
87 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 230 $62,960 $43,280 - 87,210 16% 99%
88 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 230 $57,450 $40,680 - 77,680 -5% 96%
89 Community and social service specialists, all other 230 $34,320 $19,330 - 50,650 25% 58%
90 Occupational health and safety specialists 220 $56,150 $32,510 - 80,190 8% 72%
91 Producers and directors 220 $39,530 $14,400 - 62,340 11% 75%
92 Environmental engineers 210 $67,800 $43,090 - 100,340 25% 86%
93 Operations research analysts 210 $64,440 $37,950 - 104,810 11% 71%
94 Floral designers 200 $22,090 $15,970 - 31,690 -9% 55%
95 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 190 $60,550 $33,910 - 87,970 25% 93%
96 Musicians and singers 190 $0 $ - 10% 53%
97 Sales engineers 170 $80,270 $48,810 - 113,960 9% 79%
98 Social workers, all other 170 $39,380 $23,940 - 68,670 18% 77%
99 Detectives and criminal investigators 160 $62,820 $31,440 - 97,820 17% 54%
100 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 160 $47,670 $24,840 - 88,480 24% 78%

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 18,010 $23,310 $13,890 - 37,400 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 15,030 $17,750 $13,170 - 24,070 -3% 10%
3 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 14,760 $23,730 $16,550 - 34,450 2% 5%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 13,760 $15,950 $12,900 - 20,820 18% 5%
5 Customer service representatives 11,970 $30,050 $19,600 - 42,400 25% 22%
6 Waiters and waitresses 11,300 $16,110 $12,840 - 22,420 11% 14%
7 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 10,730 $37,660 $22,660 - 56,020 10% 4%
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 10,120 $22,380 $14,120 - 31,710 -8% 8%
9 Team assemblers 9,830 $33,170 $20,680 - 48,700 0% 5%
10 Office clerks, general 8,870 $26,540 $16,300 - 38,250 13% 19%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 8,280 $31,540 $19,850 - 44,120 13% 16%
12 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 8,200 $21,810 $13,830 - 32,230 15% 4%
13 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 7,780 $24,080 $18,170 - 31,120 18% 7%
14 General and operations managers 7,620 $94,400 $44,190 - 2% 48%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 7,510 $43,080 $26,980 - 63,980 6% 29%
16 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 7,180 $35,450 $23,840 - 51,380 15% 18%
17 Industrial truck and tractor operators 6,680 $28,610 $20,950 - 41,280 -2% 2%
18 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 6,440 $44,320 $17,790 - 63,680 -9% 5%
19 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 6,310 $26,890 $17,750 - 38,790 1% 18%
20 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 5,890 $30,190 $20,480 - 44,290 4% 6%
21 Receptionists and information clerks 5,690 $24,210 $16,720 - 32,260 17% 13%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 5,670 $37,740 $22,480 - 58,620 4% 25%
23 Maintenance and repair workers, general 5,560 $34,200 $19,210 - 52,930 10% 6%
24 Teacher assistants 5,320 $27,220 $16,960 - 38,460 10% 18%
25 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 4,780 $31,120 $17,810 - 54,630 8% 4%
26 Security guards 4,430 $26,680 $17,070 - 46,120 17% 13%
27 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 4,140 $19,120 $14,140 - 24,750 13% 5%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 4,130 $28,480 $18,250 - 42,160 11% 14%
29 Packers and packagers, hand 3,970 $20,240 $13,620 - 28,540 -12% 3%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 3,710 $50,620 $31,920 - 76,210 -5% 15%
31 Sales representatives, services, all other 3,710 $49,210 $24,050 - 78,410 28% 48%
32 Counter and rental clerks 3,700 $20,600 $13,030 - 33,000 23% 16%
33 Construction laborers 3,650 $31,210 $19,010 - 43,900 11% 5%
34 Child care workers 3,510 $18,450 $13,310 - 26,030 18% 15%
35 Food preparation workers 3,370 $19,650 $15,690 - 26,000 15% 7%
36 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 3,350 $37,770 $29,250 - 48,070 14% 7%
37 Cooks, restaurant 3,330 $21,100 $15,450 - 28,120 12% 5%
38 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 3,300 $31,960 $22,740 - 42,840 4% 15%
39 Carpenters 3,140 $37,940 $26,950 - 51,410 10% 6%
40 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 2,920 $33,170 $19,270 - 53,940 -7% 14%
41 Electricians 2,910 $43,150 $27,040 - 68,230 7% 7%
42 Business operations specialists, all other 2,870 $54,580 $29,930 - 86,950 21% 49%
43 Bill and account collectors 2,860 $32,580 $21,800 - 49,130 23% 13%
44 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 2,810 $34,520 $23,280 - 48,120 5% 2%
45 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 2,780 $23,160 $16,070 - 32,130 18% 6%
46 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,720 $50,640 $31,090 - 72,170 11% 4%
47 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 2,700 $33,520 $19,160 - 50,770 14% 4%
48 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,660 $53,640 $33,370 - 81,480 7% 13%
49 Bus drivers, school 2,600 $32,300 $20,100 - 45,880 9% 4%
50 Medical assistants 2,600 $28,780 $22,200 - 36,340 35% 10%
51 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 2,450 $16,620 $12,940 - 21,860 10% 8%
52 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 2,260 $41,320 $30,870 - 50,080 11% 33%
53 Bartenders 2,120 $17,120 $12,960 - 24,320 11% 17%
54 Production workers, all other 2,100 $30,760 $18,910 - 43,220 2% 5%
55 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 2,090 $52,590 $34,660 - 77,450 9% 10%
56 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 2,050 $22,480 $16,730 - 29,590 11% 5%
57 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 2,020 $29,130 $16,730 - 43,810 -5% 5%
58 Driver/sales workers 2,020 $26,470 $13,880 - 45,840 -5% 4%
59 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 1,970 $29,510 $20,370 - 39,280 -15% 0%
60 Industrial machinery mechanics 1,960 $47,310 $31,300 - 62,900 9% 5%
61 Helpers--production workers 1,950 $22,850 $15,610 - 31,810 -1% 4%
62 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,940 $41,470 $27,900 - 60,140 8% 3%
63 Cooks, fast food 1,930 $15,980 $12,970 - 19,920 8% 5%
64 Pharmacy technicians 1,920 $25,580 $17,740 - 33,350 32% 16%
65 Computer support specialists 1,850 $41,650 $26,460 - 63,330 13% 43%
66 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 1,830 $24,730 $18,270 - 31,620 10% 24%
67 Tellers 1,830 $24,300 $18,210 - 33,100 14% 16%
68 Loan officers 1,820 $47,350 $22,160 - 77,230 12% 49%
69 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,760 $16,570 $13,070 - 20,350 10% 17%
70 Cooks, short order 1,760 $16,200 $12,820 - 22,430 5% 5%
71 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 1,740 $37,410 $26,030 - 51,100 12% 3%
72 Dishwashers 1,740 $17,640 $13,410 - 22,820 10% 3%
73 Insurance sales agents 1,690 $66,080 $26,520 - 156,500 13% 45%
74 Machinists 1,690 $38,570 $22,530 - 51,200 -3% 3%
75 Medical secretaries 1,660 $28,610 $21,320 - 38,540 17% 18%
76 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 1,640 $52,690 $34,490 - 78,650 9% 47%
77 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,640 $25,000 $15,260 - 39,200 14% 3%
78 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 1,620 $59,820 $23,900 - 100,440 4% 38%
79 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 1,570 $53,590 $34,030 - 76,940 10% 17%
80 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 1,570 $16,280 $13,010 - 20,420 12% 6%
81 Postal service mail carriers 1,560 $0 $ - 1% 11%
82 Printing machine operators 1,550 $36,300 $21,650 - 54,390 -6% 6%
83 Data entry keyers 1,510 $29,360 $20,150 - 46,730 -5% 18%
84 Machine feeders and offbearers 1,440 $25,080 $16,470 - 37,140 -15% 0%
85 Correctional officers and jailers 1,430 $28,850 $21,670 - 38,170 17% 11%
86 Construction managers 1,340 $70,960 $44,220 - 102,380 16% 29%
87 Office and administrative support workers, all other 1,340 $31,240 $21,790 - 41,070 -9% 32%
88 Statistical assistants 1,310 $31,170 $25,950 - 38,920 8% 30%
89 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 1,310 $31,010 $18,210 - 47,430 13% 11%
90 Radiologic technologists and technicians 1,300 $46,700 $33,710 - 62,900 15% 25%
91 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 1,290 $40,310 $24,370 - 60,420 4% 30%
92 Dental assistants 1,290 $34,650 $23,860 - 49,020 29% 9%
93 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 1,260 $38,100 $21,040 - 59,120 2% 11%
94 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 1,230 $44,060 $25,560 - 64,730 5% 8%
95 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 1,210 $29,320 $20,280 - 41,270 19% 14%
96 Fire fighters 1,200 $36,340 $20,970 - 50,110 12% 18%
97 Order clerks 1,200 $26,440 $17,300 - 35,620 -24% 16%
98 Personal and home care aides 1,200 $18,200 $15,380 - 21,260 51% 10%
99 Food service managers 1,160 $45,070 $30,240 - 66,800 5% 24%
100 Electrical power-line installers and repairers 1,140 $48,140 $28,880 - 70,130 7% 6%
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Jobs More Common Near Louisville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Rail transportation workers, all other 40,280 110 38
Rail yard engineers, dinkey operators, and hostlers 37,010 110 25.5
Statistical assistants 31,170 1,310 25.2
Aircraft cargo handling supervisors 38,800 340 23.7
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 0 3,300 12.3
Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other 69,770 180 7.3
Earth drillers, except oil and gas 33,490 160 7.2
Entertainers and performers, sports and related workers, all other 0 160 6.1
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 44,320 6,440 5.6
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers 42,410 380 4.8
Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary 0 110 4.6
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 25,580 470 4.5
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders 37,340 210 4.5
Electric motor, power tool, and related repairers 32,980 270 4.4
Residential advisors 20,040 820 4.4
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 31,080 250 4
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 27,560 950 3.9
Chemical plant and system operators 50,100 510 3.8
Proofreaders and copy markers 31,240 220 3.7
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 50,040 580 3.5
Obstetricians and gynecologists 151,920 200 3.4
Electrical power-line installers and repairers 48,140 1,140 3.2
Machine feeders and offbearers 25,080 1,440 3.2
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 39,550 110 2.9
Cargo and freight agents 35,140 1,090 2.9
Farm equipment mechanics 29,540 140 2.9
Funeral directors 42,420 210 2.8
Conveyor operators and tenders 26,980 270 2.7
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 27,700 100 2.7
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 28,920 110 2.6
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 37,350 260 2.6
Cooks, short order 16,200 1,760 2.6
Millwrights 51,790 340 2.5
Farmworkers, farm and ranch animals 19,470 160 2.5
Industrial truck and tractor operators 28,610 6,680 2.4
Fire inspectors and investigators 47,870 100 2.4
Respiratory therapy technicians 39,430 110 2.4
Medical equipment repairers 36,010 320 2.3
Funeral attendants 18,320 230 2.3
Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 19,310 240 2.3
Furniture finishers 29,070 150 2.3
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 40,400 460 2.3
Surgeons 0 450 2.2
Structural iron and steel workers 46,640 570 2.2
Team assemblers 33,170 9,830 2.1
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 29,330 550 2.1
Tool and die makers 46,190 730 2.1
Pediatricians, general 212,000 200 2.1
Painters, transportation equipment 47,310 400 2.1
Production workers, all other 30,760 2,100 2.1

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 44,320 1.67 6,440
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 82,990 1.67 630
Precision instrument and equipment repairers, all other 69,770 1.37 180
Pediatricians, general 212,000 1.37 200
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 67,920 1.3 420
Transportation inspectors 79,160 1.27 110
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 98,880 1.25 1,140
Bus drivers, school 32,300 1.24 2,600
Reporters and correspondents 50,460 1.23 280
Teacher assistants 27,220 1.22 5,320
Team assemblers 33,170 1.21 9,830
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 61,790 1.2 680
Food batchmakers 30,660 1.19 430
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 25,000 1.19 1,640
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,000 1.18 280
Business teachers, postsecondary 87,060 1.18 170
Painters, transportation equipment 47,310 1.18 400
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 50,040 1.18 580
Insurance sales agents 66,080 1.18 1,690
Market research analysts 68,530 1.17 580
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 41,310 1.15 210
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 92,250 1.14 610
Data entry keyers 29,360 1.13 1,510
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 40,680 1.13 1,050
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 82,070 1.13 2,190
Automotive body and related repairers 44,220 1.13 670
Parking lot attendants 21,860 1.12 240
Physician assistants 91,290 1.12 110
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers 34,110 1.12 140
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders 37,340 1.12 210
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 29,130 1.12 2,020
Home health aides 23,670 1.11 920
Service station attendants 22,800 1.11 440
Internists, general 201,390 1.11 130
Printing machine operators 36,300 1.11 1,550
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 33,690 1.1 610
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 50,640 1.1 2,720
Electronic home entertainment equipment installers and repairers 35,720 1.1 140
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,390 1.1 360
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 38,100 1.1 1,260
Physical therapist assistants 50,190 1.1 280
Editors 54,330 1.1 320
Education administrators, postsecondary 97,600 1.1 260
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 57,450 1.09 230
Optometrists 115,840 1.09 140
Protective service workers, all other 33,710 1.09 390
Motor vehicle operators, all other 30,720 1.08 170
Slaughterers and meat packers 24,420 1.08 140
Sewing machine operators 24,340 1.08 390
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 32,560 1.08 660

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Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
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