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Leominster Employment

Employment and Industries in the Leominster, Massachusetts Area

Leominster's economy is primarily based on manufacturing, services and trade. The significant employment sectors in Leominster are healthcare, plastics and rubber products, educational services, social services, computer and electronic products, government, and finance and insurance. Management, professional and related occupations provide approximately 32% of the jobs in Leominster. About 26% of the workers are employed in sales and office jobs and about 17% of the labor force is comprised of production, transportation and material moving workers.

The major employers in the Leominster region are provided below:

  • Healthalliance Hospitals, Inc
  • Central New England Healthalliance Inc
  • City of Leominster
  • Plastican, Inc
  • Peterborough Oil, Co, Inc
  • Alphagary Corporation
  • Quebecor World Eusey Press Inc
  • Claremont Flock Corporation
  • Aero Housewares, LLC
  • Medstar Ambulance, Inc
  • Holiday Housewares Inc
  • Fosta-Tek Optics, Inc
  • Leominster News, Inc
  • Howland Jon Enterprises Inc
  • Pferd Inc
  • Simplex Grinnell LP
  • Georgia-Pacific Corp
  • Hannaford Supermarket

Some of the most common occupations in Leominster filled by those with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, social and human service assistants, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, financial managers; educational, vocational and school counselors; pharmacists, medical and health services managers; rehabilitation counselors and mechanical engineers.

Pertinent data regarding Leominster, Massachusetts: In 2008 the cost of living index in the city was at 117.9 which is higher than the country's average of 100. In 2009 the average earnings in Leominster was $36,000. Approximately 22% of the adult population has earned a bachelor's degree or higher.

Lawrence businesses have opportunities to work in partnership with helpful organizations including:

The Sentinel & Enterprise is a good resource for those interested in learning about local business and industry activities.

Most Popular Jobs in Leominster, Massachusetts 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 1,060 $66,980 $45,350 - 92,710 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 610 $58,410 $39,780 - 79,640 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 540 $53,400 $31,040 - 77,410 6% 96%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 480 $54,450 $36,480 - 76,290 11% 95%
5 Social and human service assistants 320 $32,650 $18,100 - 58,530 34% 58%
6 Accountants and auditors 250 $62,140 $39,390 - 85,670 18% 79%
7 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 210 $65,710 $35,970 - 107,090 8% 51%
8 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 190 $54,910 $35,970 - 74,960 20% 87%
9 Chief executives 170 $138,100 $61,630 - 2% 65%
10 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 160 $72,870 $33,470 - 112,430 12% 51%
11 Financial managers 150 $82,720 $56,010 - 126,100 13% 60%
12 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 140 $45,980 $23,810 - 73,920 13% 73%
13 Pharmacists 120 $112,030 $88,240 - 130,160 22% 97%
14 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 120 $94,200 $71,040 - 123,820 8% 78%
15 Medical and health services managers 120 $82,150 $43,760 - 129,600 16% 57%
16 Mechanical engineers 110 $86,240 $51,200 - 125,140 4% 78%
17 Special education teachers, middle school 110 $57,210 $40,240 - 78,280 16% 87%
18 Rehabilitation counselors 110 $33,650 $20,780 - 57,670 23% 73%
19 Child, family, and school social workers 100 $47,150 $30,680 - 63,050 19% 77%
20 Sales managers 90 $101,130 $59,780 - 10% 69%
21 Industrial engineers 90 $82,470 $53,510 - 109,330 20% 74%
22 Physical therapists 90 $66,110 $52,740 - 82,590 27% 89%
23 Special education teachers, secondary school 90 $58,290 $41,330 - 80,190 9% 87%
24 Lawyers 80 $100,110 $54,170 - 156,760 11% 99%
25 Social and community service managers 80 $52,200 $36,340 - 77,140 25% 72%
26 Health educators 80 $40,060 $17,930 - 74,110 26% 58%
27 Mental health counselors 80 $36,800 $24,490 - 50,840 30% 73%
28 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 70 $60,540 $35,980 - 90,350 16% 99%
29 Management analysts 60 $81,600 $44,970 - 125,840 22% 78%
30 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $71,340 $47,920 - 99,140 27% 50%
31 Speech-language pathologists 60 $68,780 $51,690 - 94,360 11% 98%
32 Network systems and data communications analysts 60 $61,380 $43,770 - 80,990 53% 57%
33 Computer and information systems managers 50 $95,350 $53,950 - 134,650 16% 73%
34 Computer systems analysts 50 $91,560 $53,550 - 130,400 29% 68%
35 Computer software engineers, applications 50 $84,650 $52,720 - 123,420 45% 85%
36 Librarians 50 $59,830 $43,410 - 78,730 4% 85%
37 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 50 $56,970 $18,120 - 85,930 17% 56%
38 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 50 $55,530 $30,690 - 80,430 12% 51%
39 Market research analysts 50 $49,370 $21,980 - 93,310 20% 82%
40 Coaches and scouts 50 $26,740 $17,990 - 43,060 15% 60%
41 Engineering managers 40 $126,920 $74,530 - 7% 84%
42 Physician assistants 40 $119,330 $62,770 - 27% 67%
43 Marketing managers 40 $103,940 $69,720 - 148,210 14% 69%
44 Electrical engineers 40 $95,390 $60,130 - 138,050 6% 81%
45 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 40 $63,700 $33,170 - 105,580 24% 78%
46 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 40 $61,540 $46,770 - 77,800 18% 56%
47 Training and development specialists 40 $57,150 $27,430 - 81,770 18% 56%
48 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $45,370 $30,040 - 60,720 18% 56%
49 Instructional coordinators 30 $56,600 $24,620 - 83,980 23% 79%
50 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $36,060 $27,880 - 53,980 25% 58%
51 Graphic designers 30 $34,170 $20,080 - 53,630 10% 55%

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 2,420 $23,990 $17,150 - 33,210 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,730 $19,350 $16,640 - 23,790 -3% 10%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,560 $18,950 $16,730 - 21,410 18% 5%
4 Office clerks, general 1,200 $29,070 $18,060 - 40,250 13% 19%
5 Waiters and waitresses 1,080 $19,870 $16,670 - 25,790 11% 14%
6 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 890 $35,810 $24,690 - 48,770 13% 16%
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 870 $23,130 $16,760 - 35,690 -8% 8%
8 Customer service representatives 780 $31,770 $18,530 - 48,570 25% 22%
9 Teacher assistants 760 $25,150 $16,850 - 33,850 10% 18%
10 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 720 $23,760 $17,410 - 34,270 2% 5%
11 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 680 $47,420 $31,190 - 66,940 6% 29%
12 Team assemblers 610 $20,880 $17,120 - 25,430 0% 5%
13 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 560 $28,240 $21,430 - 38,360 18% 7%
14 General and operations managers 540 $94,350 $45,020 - 159,340 2% 48%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 500 $39,230 $23,740 - 58,760 4% 25%
16 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 500 $38,710 $28,530 - 50,310 10% 4%
17 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 490 $28,230 $18,520 - 38,520 15% 4%
18 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 460 $43,290 $28,890 - 60,650 15% 18%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 450 $47,540 $30,420 - 66,800 -5% 15%
20 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 450 $29,940 $17,900 - 41,150 1% 18%
21 Bus drivers, school 450 $29,340 $20,680 - 39,280 9% 4%
22 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 420 $33,570 $18,250 - 58,070 8% 4%
23 Construction laborers 410 $48,970 $32,170 - 63,730 11% 5%
24 Carpenters 390 $59,330 $37,140 - 81,600 10% 6%
25 Medical secretaries 390 $33,650 $25,170 - 41,910 17% 18%
26 Bartenders 360 $24,100 $16,640 - 34,660 11% 17%
27 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 350 $36,470 $19,490 - 57,320 14% 4%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 350 $35,830 $23,110 - 50,490 11% 14%
29 Receptionists and information clerks 350 $27,040 $20,020 - 37,380 17% 13%
30 Home health aides 350 $23,350 $19,860 - 26,830 49% 7%
31 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 350 $22,970 $17,110 - 36,150 -13% 0%
32 Packers and packagers, hand 350 $19,400 $16,710 - 23,680 -12% 3%
33 Maintenance and repair workers, general 340 $37,320 $24,920 - 50,630 10% 6%
34 Dishwashers 310 $18,360 $16,700 - 20,250 10% 3%
35 Counter and rental clerks 310 $0 $ - 23% 16%
36 Fire fighters 280 $45,010 $30,740 - 54,610 12% 18%
37 Cooks, restaurant 270 $23,960 $19,090 - 30,330 12% 5%
38 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 260 $47,480 $36,400 - 60,920 14% 7%
39 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 260 $32,720 $20,210 - 45,720 4% 6%
40 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 260 $22,070 $17,610 - 26,940 13% 5%
41 Personal and home care aides 250 $22,660 $20,270 - 24,890 51% 10%
42 Industrial truck and tractor operators 230 $28,740 $21,270 - 38,840 -2% 2%
43 Food preparation workers 230 $21,420 $16,810 - 29,740 15% 7%
44 Machinists 220 $43,080 $30,630 - 54,610 -3% 3%
45 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 220 $26,400 $16,920 - 36,650 18% 6%
46 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 220 $23,550 $18,750 - 30,330 -5% 5%
47 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 200 $50,070 $37,900 - 70,760 11% 33%
48 Tellers 200 $25,890 $21,400 - 31,590 14% 16%
49 Postal service mail carriers 200 $0 $ - 1% 11%
50 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 190 $35,470 $23,430 - 45,880 -7% 0%
51 Printing machine operators 190 $35,140 $18,070 - 50,180 -6% 6%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 180 $55,450 $28,170 - 81,920 7% 13%
53 Dental hygienists 170 $73,650 $66,060 - 85,510 30% 33%
54 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 170 $64,480 $45,290 - 85,590 9% 10%
55 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 170 $31,980 $23,120 - 41,110 19% 14%
56 Medical assistants 170 $30,680 $24,650 - 38,100 35% 10%
57 Machine feeders and offbearers 170 $29,120 $21,450 - 38,760 -15% 0%
58 Pharmacy technicians 170 $25,850 $20,490 - 32,630 32% 16%
59 Child care workers 160 $22,410 $17,590 - 27,750 18% 15%
60 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 160 $20,890 $17,100 - 26,170 10% 17%
61 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 160 $19,940 $16,860 - 24,340 10% 8%
62 Computer support specialists 150 $45,100 $27,130 - 66,560 13% 43%
63 Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 150 $37,560 $21,150 - 49,410 -13% 4%
64 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 150 $37,170 $26,430 - 51,900 4% 15%
65 Security guards 150 $26,490 $16,840 - 39,250 17% 13%
66 Helpers--production workers 150 $21,070 $17,200 - 29,380 -1% 4%
67 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 140 $54,320 $41,970 - 75,790 8% 3%
68 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 140 $31,450 $22,230 - 46,270 3% 4%
69 Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 140 $31,360 $18,500 - 47,560 1% 10%
70 Preschool teachers, except special education 140 $24,410 $18,240 - 31,550 26% 43%
71 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 140 $23,860 $17,960 - 32,020 13% 15%
72 Electricians 130 $59,480 $36,460 - 88,580 7% 7%
73 Industrial machinery mechanics 130 $45,780 $30,210 - 59,030 9% 5%
74 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 130 $39,270 $22,690 - 57,680 4% 30%
75 Dental assistants 130 $33,760 $19,610 - 47,010 29% 9%
76 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 130 $20,400 $16,830 - 26,530 12% 6%
77 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 130 $0 $ - 27% 47%
78 First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 120 $37,490 $27,630 - 50,570 16% 26%
79 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 120 $29,730 $21,580 - 39,780 -5% 4%
80 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 110 $44,690 $31,300 - 60,480 9% 3%
81 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 110 $43,160 $28,880 - 52,500 13% 17%
82 Highway maintenance workers 110 $38,960 $26,650 - 52,860 9% 5%
83 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 110 $29,820 $21,400 - 39,040 7% 3%
84 Recreation workers 110 $25,690 $19,300 - 37,340 13% 47%
85 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 110 $22,500 $17,590 - 29,610 14% 3%
86 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 100 $34,150 $25,500 - 50,000 3% 38%
87 Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 100 $33,520 $26,290 - 40,540 -12% 0%
88 Parts salespersons 100 $31,740 $19,990 - 40,080 -2% 6%
89 Data entry keyers 100 $30,850 $22,400 - 38,830 -5% 18%
90 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 100 $29,180 $20,200 - 40,480 11% 5%
91 Administrative services managers 90 $81,660 $49,830 - 138,530 12% 40%
92 Sales representatives, services, all other 90 $57,270 $30,270 - 100,050 28% 48%
93 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 90 $52,420 $38,390 - 67,470 11% 4%
94 Tool and die makers 90 $48,070 $32,950 - 63,520 -10% 5%
95 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 90 $43,070 $26,490 - 58,420 -3% 6%
96 Loan interviewers and clerks 90 $32,320 $27,060 - 39,530 -1% 24%
97 Cost estimators 80 $68,280 $44,190 - 100,440 19% 32%
98 Loan officers 80 $63,350 $39,180 - 93,130 12% 49%
99 Radiologic technologists and technicians 80 $61,180 $44,100 - 81,070 15% 25%
100 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 80 $51,670 $33,410 - 74,220 10% 17%
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Jobs More Common Near Leominster Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Molders, shapers, and casters, except metal and plastic 31,360 140 15.8
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 22,970 350 9.3
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,520 100 9.1
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,470 190 8.3
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 37,560 150 5.5
Machine feeders and offbearers 29,120 170 5.3
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 31,450 140 4.1
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 34,150 100 3.9
Highway maintenance workers 38,960 110 3.8
Special education teachers, middle school 57,210 110 3.7
Rehabilitation counselors 33,650 110 3.6
Bus drivers, school 29,340 450 3.4
Fire fighters 45,010 280 3.4
Social and human service assistants 32,650 320 3.1
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 29,820 110 3.1
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 31,980 170 3.1
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 29,730 120 3
Printing machine operators 35,140 190 3
Dental hygienists 73,650 170 2.9
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 54,910 190 2.9
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 37,490 120 2.8
Medical secretaries 33,650 390 2.6
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 23,860 140 2.5
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 54,450 480 2.4
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 47,540 450 2.2
Bartenders 24,100 360 2.2
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 23,550 220 2.1
Counter and rental clerks 0 310 2.1
Teacher assistants 25,150 760 2
Team assemblers 20,880 610 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 43,160 110 1.8
Dishwashers 18,360 310 1.8
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 94,200 120 1.8
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 45,980 140 1.8
Chief executives 138,100 170 1.8
Postal service mail carriers 0 200 1.8
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,950 1,560 1.8
Machinists 43,080 220 1.7
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 53,400 540 1.7
Personal and home care aides 22,660 250 1.7
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 0 130 1.7
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 36,470 350 1.6
Retail salespersons 23,990 2,420 1.6
Pharmacy technicians 25,850 170 1.6
Industrial machinery mechanics 45,780 130 1.6
Cashiers 19,350 1,730 1.5
Mechanical engineers 86,240 110 1.5
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 35,810 890 1.5
Packers and packagers, hand 19,400 350 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 47,420 680 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Leominster, Massachusetts Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Construction laborers 48,970 1.58 410
Carpenters 59,330 1.51 390
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 54,320 1.27 140
Electricians 59,480 1.27 130
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 37,560 1.26 150
Bartenders 24,100 1.24 360
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 28,230 1.23 490
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 37,170 1.23 150
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 47,480 1.2 260
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 35,830 1.18 350
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 20,890 1.18 160
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 28,240 1.18 560
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 20,400 1.17 130
Elementary school teachers, except special education 58,410 1.17 610
Machinists 43,080 1.17 220
Mechanical engineers 86,240 1.16 110
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 65,710 1.16 210
Child care workers 22,410 1.16 160
Dental hygienists 73,650 1.16 170
Medical secretaries 33,650 1.16 390
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 33,570 1.16 420
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 94,200 1.15 120
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,070 1.15 260
Social and human service assistants 32,650 1.15 320
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 32,720 1.15 260
Office clerks, general 29,070 1.14 1,200
Personal and home care aides 22,660 1.14 250
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,470 1.13 190
Receptionists and information clerks 27,040 1.13 350
Teacher assistants 25,150 1.13 760
Special education teachers, middle school 57,210 1.12 110
Machine feeders and offbearers 29,120 1.12 170
Bus drivers, school 29,340 1.12 450
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 35,810 1.12 890
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 19,940 1.12 160
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 43,290 1.12 460
Food preparation workers 21,420 1.12 230
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 64,480 1.11 170
Highway maintenance workers 38,960 1.11 110
Cooks, restaurant 23,960 1.1 270
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 23,860 1.1 140
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,950 1.1 1,560
Home health aides 23,350 1.1 350
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 54,910 1.1 190
Tellers 25,890 1.09 200
Medical assistants 30,680 1.09 170
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 44,690 1.09 110
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 26,400 1.09 220
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,320 1.09 340
Registered nurses 66,980 1.09 1,060

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