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Portland Employment

Employment and Industries in the Portland, Maine Area

The Portland MSA is regarded as the strongest economic region in Maine. Approximately one third of Portland companies are in service industries and about 20% of the businesses are in retail. The city also includes a manufacturing sector and is a leading distribution center for Northern New England. In addition, the finance industry has long been a significant part of the economy. Tourism is also an important economic factor. The city is also home to a thriving port.

The healthcare industry is a major employer. The Maine Medical Center is one of Portland's top employers. Jobs are also provided by companies that produce items such as leather goods, stainless steel, plastic components, food products, metals, paper products, machinery, lumber and wood. Also, L.L. Bean Inc., is located nearby and is a major employer in the region.

Accolades for Portland Maine: Portland was included among the 50 best places for business and careers in the nation by Forbes Magazine. Inc Magazine ranked Portland #15 in a list of the top U.S. medium sized cities for doing business. Portland has also been ranked as the #1 market for small business vitality by the America City Business Journals.

The Career Center at Portland, helps companies seeking workers and also people looking for jobs. The center offers workshops and networking opportunities. The center also provides an apprenticeship program which provides on-the-job training in various occupations.

The following is a list of the largest employers in Portland Maine:

  • TD Banknorth Inc
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Unum Life Insurance Company of America
  • City of Portland
  • Portland Public School District
  • Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
  • Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland Inc
  • Diocese of Portland School Office
  • Mercy Hospital
  • Barber Foods
  • Spurwink Services Incorporated
  • Mainehealth
  • Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc
  • Catholic Charities Maine
  • Erin, Inc
  • Amatos
  • Fairchild Semiconductor
  • Unum Provident

The leading nonagricultural employment sectors are:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Health services
  • Government
  • Education
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Professional and business services
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing

Noteworthy information regarding Portland Maine: In 2008 the cost of living index was very close to the nation's average. Approximately 36% of the residents over the age of 25 have earned a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $45,000.

Local companies have opportunities to work with helpful organizations including:

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram is a good resource for staying up-to-date with Portland business and industry news.

Most Popular Jobs in Portland, Maine 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 4,510 $63,970 $45,270 - 83,470 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 2,690 $55,120 $27,090 - 89,540 8% 51%
3 Accountants and auditors 1,640 $55,800 $35,230 - 83,510 18% 79%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 1,550 $49,140 $34,720 - 63,930 14% 95%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,430 $48,150 $33,980 - 63,730 6% 96%
6 Social and human service assistants 1,240 $25,130 $17,640 - 33,610 34% 58%
7 Financial managers 1,070 $89,580 $49,150 - 148,780 13% 60%
8 Lawyers 1,020 $101,090 $47,120 - 11% 99%
9 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 880 $47,640 $33,910 - 63,450 11% 95%
10 Computer systems analysts 870 $76,180 $49,340 - 105,310 29% 68%
11 Computer software engineers, applications 660 $64,210 $41,100 - 93,150 45% 85%
12 Sales managers 630 $88,330 $46,380 - 140,090 10% 69%
13 Child, family, and school social workers 590 $44,220 $31,630 - 61,420 19% 77%
14 Coaches and scouts 570 $19,300 $14,890 - 34,030 15% 60%
15 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 560 $100,470 $38,920 - 25% 67%
16 Management analysts 530 $74,100 $39,700 - 130,450 22% 78%
17 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 520 $48,800 $35,820 - 63,430 20% 87%
18 Training and development specialists 520 $47,500 $29,080 - 69,780 18% 56%
19 Teachers and instructors, all other 500 $23,890 $16,920 - 32,740 9% 54%
20 Medical and health services managers 490 $108,570 $50,410 - 16% 57%
21 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 480 $67,830 $31,400 - 138,360 12% 51%
22 Network and computer systems administrators 470 $62,420 $43,360 - 83,250 27% 50%
23 Self-enrichment education teachers 470 $28,670 $15,110 - 50,030 23% 54%
24 Insurance underwriters 460 $61,650 $37,420 - 92,230 6% 53%
25 Sales and related workers, all other 450 $42,820 $23,170 - 70,730 14% 62%
26 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 420 $36,670 $22,450 - 52,260 30% 77%
27 Managers, all other 410 $76,310 $45,640 - 112,270 7% 55%
28 Public relations specialists 390 $50,990 $32,280 - 75,530 18% 81%
29 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 380 $50,550 $36,690 - 74,110 12% 51%
30 Pharmacists 360 $109,220 $90,620 - 132,660 22% 97%
31 Computer and information systems managers 350 $107,160 $63,700 - 16% 73%
32 Marketing managers 350 $101,260 $56,910 - 159,660 14% 69%
33 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 350 $74,020 $54,160 - 97,950 8% 78%
34 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 350 $56,110 $36,460 - 86,330 18% 56%
35 Graphic designers 350 $40,720 $23,730 - 55,190 10% 55%
36 Civil engineers 330 $67,630 $44,290 - 98,240 18% 87%
37 Speech-language pathologists 330 $54,970 $39,120 - 71,530 11% 98%
38 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 330 $47,730 $32,860 - 65,110 13% 73%
39 Network systems and data communications analysts 310 $72,250 $41,590 - 101,120 53% 57%
40 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 310 $60,190 $36,430 - 109,030 25% 93%
41 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 310 $47,580 $26,410 - 76,140 5% 58%
42 Computer programmers 300 $68,090 $37,730 - 103,680 -4% 73%
43 Librarians 300 $48,020 $31,830 - 64,460 4% 85%
44 Mechanical engineers 290 $75,320 $48,580 - 114,950 4% 78%
45 Physical therapists 290 $65,470 $52,950 - 82,150 27% 89%
46 Advertising sales agents 290 $48,450 $22,770 - 92,410 20% 56%
47 Social and community service managers 270 $56,760 $37,440 - 80,820 25% 72%
48 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 250 $62,400 $28,070 - 117,850 18% 56%
49 Special education teachers, secondary school 250 $47,140 $32,740 - 62,710 9% 87%
50 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 240 $35,940 $27,630 - 49,880 15% 51%
51 Industrial engineers 230 $73,800 $45,800 - 106,220 20% 74%
52 Chief executives 220 $156,600 $69,980 - 2% 65%
53 Engineering managers 220 $118,880 $69,220 - 7% 84%
54 Computer software engineers, systems software 220 $79,680 $58,710 - 105,030 28% 85%
55 Actuaries 220 $58,450 $40,180 - 81,660 24% 99%
56 Medical and public health social workers 220 $42,440 $29,160 - 58,190 24% 77%
57 Environmental engineers 210 $70,770 $48,700 - 102,420 25% 86%
58 Financial specialists, all other 210 $57,500 $34,300 - 89,280 12% 50%
59 Physician assistants 190 $84,930 $68,050 - 110,680 27% 67%
60 Financial analysts 190 $83,650 $47,270 - 127,130 34% 87%
61 Occupational therapists 190 $57,000 $36,430 - 79,610 23% 90%
62 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 190 $51,600 $34,570 - 78,260 17% 56%
63 Special education teachers, middle school 190 $45,870 $30,790 - 62,480 16% 87%
64 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 190 $44,010 $33,950 - 55,870 34% 73%
65 Dentists, general 180 $184,440 $96,040 - 9% 100%
66 Architects, except landscape and naval 180 $60,550 $45,050 - 81,540 18% 88%
67 Editors 180 $56,350 $33,310 - 79,110 2% 81%
68 Computer specialists, all other 170 $57,190 $37,050 - 87,230 15% 68%
69 Biological technicians 160 $43,470 $32,250 - 59,830 16% 60%
70 Electronics engineers, except computer 150 $79,610 $50,280 - 116,910 4% 81%
71 Database administrators 150 $68,930 $41,980 - 102,070 29% 72%
72 Education administrators, postsecondary 140 $77,110 $46,040 - 126,950 14% 78%
73 Health educators 140 $47,550 $28,060 - 79,160 26% 58%
74 Instructional coordinators 140 $45,250 $29,790 - 63,090 23% 79%
75 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 140 $36,880 $27,300 - 50,030 11% 58%
76 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 130 $85,260 $37,940 - 16% 99%
77 Purchasing managers 130 $81,360 $50,250 - 113,490 3% 57%
78 Electrical engineers 130 $79,640 $45,420 - 120,540 6% 81%
79 Advertising and promotions managers 130 $63,860 $46,390 - 79,870 6% 76%
80 Detectives and criminal investigators 130 $63,350 $44,580 - 95,280 17% 54%
81 Legislators 130 $26,110 $15,120 - 63,020 1% 65%
82 Public relations managers 120 $89,190 $50,050 - 146,220 17% 75%
83 Human resources managers, all other 120 $87,980 $53,330 - 131,150 11% 58%
84 Operations research analysts 120 $65,090 $44,930 - 90,130 11% 71%
85 Surveyors 120 $59,610 $35,490 - 97,930 24% 82%
86 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 120 $32,330 $22,820 - 48,210 11% 55%
87 Veterinarians 110 $89,630 $57,990 - 132,010 35% 100%
88 Personal financial advisors 110 $85,810 $43,270 - 165,200 41% 81%
89 Commercial and industrial designers 110 $68,850 $46,350 - 85,650 7% 55%
90 Credit analysts 110 $53,750 $34,100 - 92,500 2% 60%
91 Producers and directors 110 $53,410 $33,880 - 89,400 11% 75%
92 Rehabilitation counselors 110 $40,310 $22,950 - 62,620 23% 73%
93 Floral designers 110 $24,700 $20,980 - 30,390 -9% 55%
94 Chemical engineers 100 $95,230 $63,030 - 133,550 8% 91%
95 Market research analysts 100 $58,380 $34,770 - 97,730 20% 82%
96 Compensation and benefits managers 90 $83,670 $54,800 - 120,840 12% 58%
97 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 90 $80,730 $36,830 - 148,410 20% 99%
98 Occupational health and safety specialists 90 $66,250 $50,480 - 83,170 8% 72%
99 Dietitians and nutritionists 90 $52,420 $33,110 - 68,780 9% 72%
100 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 90 $48,670 $30,980 - 62,860 -5% 96%

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 6,980 $25,830 $16,610 - 37,990 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 4,750 $18,860 $15,820 - 23,490 -3% 10%
3 Office clerks, general 4,600 $27,260 $15,950 - 38,330 13% 19%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 4,410 $18,570 $15,380 - 23,070 18% 5%
5 Customer service representatives 3,860 $30,900 $22,090 - 41,540 25% 22%
6 Waiters and waitresses 3,610 $19,780 $15,010 - 32,280 11% 14%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 3,100 $27,010 $18,310 - 38,060 15% 4%
8 General and operations managers 3,070 $103,440 $48,610 - 2% 48%
9 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 3,050 $31,700 $23,220 - 40,190 1% 18%
10 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 2,950 $24,410 $16,260 - 32,800 2% 5%
11 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 2,660 $26,380 $21,110 - 32,670 18% 7%
12 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 2,570 $36,190 $23,630 - 51,390 10% 4%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 2,540 $22,730 $16,420 - 31,500 -8% 8%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 2,460 $33,700 $23,990 - 44,450 13% 16%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 2,440 $45,920 $28,190 - 66,070 6% 29%
16 Teacher assistants 2,300 $29,100 $21,860 - 37,930 10% 18%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,200 $40,210 $23,800 - 61,350 4% 25%
18 Personal and home care aides 1,930 $19,650 $16,600 - 24,770 51% 10%
19 Home health aides 1,840 $22,230 $17,410 - 28,780 49% 7%
20 Food preparation workers 1,840 $21,290 $16,340 - 26,960 15% 7%
21 Carpenters 1,680 $38,200 $27,990 - 51,290 10% 6%
22 Business operations specialists, all other 1,560 $59,860 $37,090 - 81,670 21% 49%
23 Industrial truck and tractor operators 1,500 $31,390 $22,130 - 42,670 -2% 2%
24 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 1,450 $28,570 $20,710 - 38,720 18% 6%
25 Maintenance and repair workers, general 1,440 $33,580 $22,100 - 49,240 10% 6%
26 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 1,390 $29,610 $18,370 - 45,580 8% 4%
27 Cooks, restaurant 1,360 $25,500 $20,070 - 31,880 12% 5%
28 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,330 $20,940 $16,790 - 26,550 13% 5%
29 Medical secretaries 1,290 $31,920 $23,680 - 41,770 17% 18%
30 Team assemblers 1,290 $25,650 $20,670 - 32,050 0% 5%
31 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 1,220 $41,400 $28,710 - 53,900 15% 18%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 1,190 $32,220 $21,740 - 43,530 11% 14%
33 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 1,180 $53,490 $37,250 - 74,910 9% 47%
34 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,020 $37,790 $26,110 - 50,450 14% 4%
35 Bartenders 970 $19,220 $14,950 - 30,170 11% 17%
36 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 960 $59,710 $37,010 - 81,890 9% 10%
37 Receptionists and information clerks 960 $26,080 $17,780 - 33,020 17% 13%
38 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 950 $32,290 $24,160 - 41,490 -1% 22%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 940 $50,300 $31,780 - 76,440 -5% 15%
40 Child care workers 910 $22,440 $17,370 - 27,560 18% 15%
41 Security guards 900 $25,820 $18,430 - 34,460 17% 13%
42 Tellers 890 $24,440 $19,370 - 31,070 14% 16%
43 Construction laborers 880 $30,160 $21,720 - 40,020 11% 5%
44 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 880 $28,720 $20,290 - 38,190 4% 6%
45 Insurance sales agents 760 $64,240 $32,710 - 111,490 13% 45%
46 Computer support specialists 760 $43,320 $32,000 - 55,770 13% 43%
47 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 750 $52,050 $30,260 - 77,260 7% 13%
48 Sales representatives, services, all other 750 $0 $ - 28% 48%
49 Paralegals and legal assistants 720 $44,540 $32,420 - 58,250 22% 45%
50 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 720 $39,390 $26,480 - 52,720 11% 4%
51 Dishwashers 700 $18,560 $15,360 - 23,470 10% 3%
52 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 680 $27,190 $16,100 - 41,680 12% 6%
53 Medical assistants 660 $32,530 $25,480 - 41,880 35% 10%
54 Counter and rental clerks 660 $23,600 $16,720 - 33,240 23% 16%
55 Driver/sales workers 650 $31,550 $16,120 - 49,270 -5% 4%
56 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 650 $18,600 $15,310 - 23,830 10% 8%
57 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 640 $34,350 $26,810 - 45,080 8% 3%
58 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 640 $28,670 $17,890 - 47,620 -5% 5%
59 Loan officers 600 $60,570 $33,890 - 98,000 12% 49%
60 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 580 $41,890 $32,640 - 52,070 11% 33%
61 Fire fighters 580 $34,490 $19,880 - 47,590 12% 18%
62 Bill and account collectors 580 $34,040 $23,730 - 45,380 23% 13%
63 Physicians and surgeons, all other 550 $131,530 $45,520 - 0% 0%
64 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 550 $29,400 $21,270 - 42,330 -7% 14%
65 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 550 $27,040 $20,220 - 35,640 11% 5%
66 Telemarketers 550 $24,140 $15,780 - 35,440 -10% 14%
67 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 540 $32,040 $24,310 - 40,380 4% 15%
68 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 530 $47,800 $27,450 - 64,840 5% 8%
69 Bus drivers, school 530 $30,550 $22,440 - 39,590 9% 4%
70 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 520 $46,920 $34,760 - 61,140 9% 3%
71 Electricians 510 $42,990 $28,060 - 54,580 7% 7%
72 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 490 $44,660 $34,050 - 58,770 14% 7%
73 Machinists 490 $37,380 $27,470 - 49,320 -3% 3%
74 Postal service mail carriers 490 $0 $ - 1% 11%
75 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 480 $37,280 $20,110 - 57,720 13% 17%
76 Preschool teachers, except special education 480 $26,390 $20,840 - 33,150 26% 43%
77 Parts salespersons 470 $32,570 $21,610 - 45,180 -2% 6%
78 Recreation workers 470 $26,400 $16,610 - 37,370 13% 47%
79 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 470 $22,840 $16,680 - 29,550 17% 14%
80 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 470 $0 $ - -8% 12%
81 Food service managers 460 $47,300 $30,120 - 68,000 5% 24%
82 Correctional officers and jailers 460 $36,460 $26,910 - 45,520 17% 11%
83 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 440 $20,530 $16,180 - 25,110 10% 17%
84 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 430 $43,890 $24,700 - 69,280 3% 13%
85 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 430 $41,560 $25,790 - 61,370 4% 30%
86 Pharmacy technicians 430 $27,200 $20,120 - 34,750 32% 16%
87 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 420 $22,640 $16,050 - 31,830 14% 3%
88 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 410 $68,520 $39,770 - 100,770 4% 38%
89 Dental hygienists 410 $62,410 $48,450 - 77,910 30% 33%
90 Administrative services managers 400 $70,480 $39,790 - 104,970 12% 40%
91 Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 390 $22,580 $16,910 - 30,120 11% 2%
92 Legal secretaries 380 $37,230 $24,140 - 50,340 12% 18%
93 Food batchmakers 380 $26,800 $17,100 - 34,910 11% 5%
94 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 370 $32,140 $15,580 - 49,590 2% 11%
95 Architectural and civil drafters 360 $44,970 $33,070 - 61,850 6% 25%
96 Library technicians 360 $30,420 $21,030 - 39,880 9% 27%
97 Food servers, nonrestaurant 360 $21,920 $16,160 - 28,470 16% 9%
98 Construction managers 350 $77,920 $43,560 - 111,920 16% 29%
99 Highway maintenance workers 350 $32,820 $24,690 - 41,170 9% 5%
100 Painters, construction and maintenance 350 $29,140 $19,220 - 38,700 12% 6%
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Jobs More Common Near Portland Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Social science research assistants 45,790 180 11.5
Logging equipment operators 31,910 100 9.9
Electro-mechanical technicians 53,550 180 9.5
Actuaries 58,450 220 9.3
Environmental engineering technicians 41,890 170 7
Psychiatric aides 28,280 290 5.6
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 22,580 390 4
Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 36,980 100 3.8
Security and fire alarm systems installers 43,310 320 3.8
Food batchmakers 26,800 380 3.3
Broadcast technicians 31,770 140 3.2
Lodging managers 59,970 120 3.2
Insurance underwriters 61,650 460 3.1
Personal care and service workers, all other 16,810 240 3
Personal and home care aides 19,650 1,930 2.9
Environmental engineers 70,770 210 2.8
Crossing guards 20,100 240 2.8
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 53,490 1,180 2.7
Social and human service assistants 25,130 1,240 2.7
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 32,290 950 2.7
Highway maintenance workers 32,820 350 2.7
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 60,190 310 2.7
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 63,670 120 2.6
Advertising and promotions managers 63,860 130 2.5
Chemical engineers 95,230 100 2.5
Commercial and industrial designers 68,850 110 2.5
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 31,700 120 2.4
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 36,670 420 2.4
Library technicians 30,420 360 2.4
Coaches and scouts 19,300 570 2.4
Surgeons 0 150 2.3
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 47,800 530 2.3
Internists, general 158,210 130 2.3
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 35,360 270 2.2
Veterinary technologists and technicians 30,440 240 2.1
Sales and related workers, all other 42,820 450 2.1
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 36,880 140 2.1
Speech-language pathologists 54,970 330 2.1
Architectural and civil drafters 44,970 360 2
Legislators 26,110 130 2
Family and general practitioners 173,840 270 2
Self-enrichment education teachers 28,670 470 2
Biological technicians 43,470 160 1.9
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 56,110 350 1.9
Medical transcriptionists 33,400 220 1.9
Medical secretaries 31,920 1,290 1.9
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 44,010 190 1.9
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 37,070 290 1.9
Physician assistants 84,930 190 1.9
Paralegals and legal assistants 44,540 720 1.8

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Portland, Maine Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Teacher assistants 29,100 1.31 2,300
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 62,400 1.31 250
Property, real estate, and community association managers 69,730 1.3 160
Medical and health services managers 108,570 1.28 490
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 85,260 1.28 130
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 100,470 1.27 560
Helpers--electricians 33,480 1.25 200
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 37,070 1.21 290
Driver/sales workers 31,550 1.2 650
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 43,230 1.2 240
Commercial and industrial designers 68,850 1.19 110
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 35,910 1.18 190
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 27,010 1.18 3,100
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 28,570 1.18 1,450
Financial analysts 83,650 1.18 190
Cooks, restaurant 25,500 1.17 1,360
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 22,840 1.17 470
Security and fire alarm systems installers 43,310 1.17 320
Butchers and meat cutters 35,220 1.17 110
Bus drivers, school 30,550 1.17 530
Child care workers 22,440 1.16 910
Medical assistants 32,530 1.16 660
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 20,530 1.16 440
Lodging managers 59,970 1.15 120
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 46,920 1.15 520
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 27,040 1.14 550
Insurance sales agents 64,240 1.14 760
Dentists, general 184,440 1.14 180
Social science research assistants 45,790 1.14 180
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 32,330 1.14 120
Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 44,010 1.14 190
Editors 56,350 1.14 180
Biological technicians 43,470 1.13 160
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 44,660 1.13 490
Chefs and head cooks 45,650 1.13 150
Electro-mechanical technicians 53,550 1.12 180
Network systems and data communications analysts 72,250 1.12 310
Cooks, fast food 19,460 1.12 220
Rehabilitation counselors 40,310 1.12 110
Radiologic technologists and technicians 57,120 1.12 280
File clerks 26,400 1.12 210
Travel agents 35,140 1.12 150
Dental assistants 35,920 1.11 330
Sewing machine operators 25,020 1.11 310
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 42,900 1.11 240
Food preparation workers 21,290 1.11 1,840
Computer systems analysts 76,180 1.11 870
Bill and account collectors 34,040 1.1 580
Medical secretaries 31,920 1.1 1,290
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 26,380 1.1 2,660

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