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Detroit Employment

Employment and Industries in the Detroit, Michigan Area

The Detroit area is synonymous with the American automotive industry and is home to the big thee automobile makers General Motors Corporation, Ford Motor Company,and DaimlerChrysler. Volkswagen of America is also based in the area. Other major industry segments in the Detroit area include:

  • City and local government
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare
  • Research and development
  • Transportation
  • Casino gaming

Emerging industries include:

  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Information technology
  • Cognotechnology
  • Hydrogen fuel cell development

The Detroit area is home to many Fortune 1000 companies. The largest company in the area is General Motors.Fortune 1000 companies in the Detroit metropolitan area include:

  • American Axle & Mfg.
  • Comerica
  • DTE Energy
  • Ford Motor
  • General Motors
  • TRW Automotive Holdings

Other companies with headquarters or a significant presence in the Detroit area include:

  • Compuware
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • Ernst & Young
  • Little Caesars
  • Visteon

Business awards given to the Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn metropolitan area include:

  • The Detroit area was ranked 29th among the top fifty "Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs" among large cities and metropolitan areas in the United States in a 2005 Entrepreneur magazine survey.
  • The Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn metropolitan area ranked 59th among top U.S. Cities on Inc. magazine's 2006 survey of the "Best Cities for Doing Business" (out of 393 metropolitan areas across the United States).
  • The Detroit area was ranked a "Five Star Business Opportunity Metro" by Expansion Management magazine in a 2005 survey.

For the business commuter, the Detroit area is served by by no fewer than nine highways and freeways, bus services by the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT), and the the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) for service to the suburbs. For air travel, the Detroit area is served by the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTE). DTE is the eleventh busiest airport in the United States measured by passenger volume. It is also a hub for Northwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines.

Business/economic development organizations in the greater Detroit area include:

Crain's Detroit Business, the "Business Section" of the Detroit Free Press, and the "Business Section" of the Detroit News are all good sources for news on the economy and business community in the Detroit area.

Most Popular Jobs in Detroit, Michigan 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 18,280 $67,000 $48,660 - 82,530 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 7,980 $59,530 $28,890 - 100,070 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 7,400 $54,350 $35,980 - 80,390 14% 95%
4 Accountants and auditors 6,950 $68,850 $40,200 - 107,810 18% 79%
5 Computer systems analysts 5,020 $88,230 $58,140 - 123,580 29% 68%
6 Engineers, all other 4,540 $92,200 $58,350 - 129,190 6% 82%
7 Medical and public health social workers 4,430 $45,660 $23,980 - 80,130 24% 77%
8 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,870 $51,270 $34,470 - 80,450 6% 96%
9 Teachers and instructors, all other 3,660 $52,350 $28,700 - 82,820 9% 54%
10 Lawyers 3,260 $125,460 $60,190 - 11% 99%
11 Child, family, and school social workers 2,880 $50,230 $31,070 - 75,400 19% 77%
12 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 2,700 $0 $ - 13% 74%
13 Managers, all other 2,640 $121,040 $66,750 - 7% 55%
14 Computer software engineers, applications 2,570 $88,420 $59,630 - 125,600 45% 85%
15 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 2,480 $75,540 $30,920 - 131,750 12% 51%
16 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,450 $55,350 $35,100 - 83,680 11% 95%
17 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 2,440 $55,440 $32,030 - 81,400 5% 58%
18 Computer programmers 2,380 $72,130 $48,960 - 97,800 -4% 73%
19 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 2,380 $57,860 $38,330 - 84,550 17% 56%
20 Chief executives 2,330 $157,430 $61,810 - 2% 65%
21 Financial managers 2,330 $113,380 $60,540 - 13% 60%
22 Management analysts 2,160 $87,710 $47,090 - 141,140 22% 78%
23 Engineering managers 2,000 $126,690 $84,210 - 7% 84%
24 Financial analysts 2,000 $0 $ - 34% 87%
25 Computer specialists, all other 1,910 $86,510 $42,890 - 130,420 15% 68%
26 Medical and health services managers 1,800 $93,580 $43,400 - 158,150 16% 57%
27 Sales managers 1,760 $111,200 $49,340 - 10% 69%
28 Pharmacists 1,680 $99,550 $63,150 - 128,620 22% 97%
29 Electrical engineers 1,490 $80,480 $54,290 - 109,760 6% 81%
30 Computer and information systems managers 1,430 $120,700 $73,790 - 16% 73%
31 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,420 $57,290 $34,240 - 91,310 20% 87%
32 Network and computer systems administrators 1,350 $67,090 $43,460 - 95,970 27% 50%
33 Market research analysts 1,340 $79,940 $46,070 - 123,100 20% 82%
34 Commercial and industrial designers 1,330 $0 $ - 7% 55%
35 Public relations specialists 1,310 $59,150 $32,000 - 90,370 18% 81%
36 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,280 $82,250 $57,080 - 110,930 28% 85%
37 Tax preparers 1,250 $19,740 $16,400 - 21,980 -8% 54%
38 Civil engineers 1,190 $70,810 $45,610 - 104,780 18% 87%
39 Physical therapists 1,180 $75,710 $55,160 - 103,180 27% 89%
40 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,180 $55,120 $44,710 - 66,520 12% 51%
41 Training and development specialists 1,180 $53,590 $16,920 - 86,490 18% 56%
42 Network systems and data communications analysts 1,140 $74,960 $48,360 - 106,730 53% 57%
43 Coaches and scouts 1,130 $30,980 $15,270 - 61,130 15% 60%
44 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 1,110 $34,930 $21,570 - 51,990 30% 77%
45 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,100 $50,870 $33,430 - 83,320 13% 73%
46 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 1,050 $66,110 $29,910 - 107,220 25% 67%
47 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 1,050 $52,390 $25,220 - 95,130 18% 56%
48 Instructional coordinators 1,020 $57,270 $34,840 - 85,680 23% 79%
49 Education, training, and library workers, all other 1,020 $38,130 $20,730 - 50,680 11% 79%
50 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 970 $92,890 $69,920 - 121,820 8% 78%
51 Librarians 950 $49,980 $32,500 - 72,350 4% 85%
52 Electronics engineers, except computer 910 $78,400 $56,740 - 106,170 4% 81%
53 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 900 $34,560 $24,470 - 49,150 15% 51%
54 Detectives and criminal investigators 850 $73,260 $53,340 - 99,730 17% 54%
55 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 790 $63,260 $32,870 - 97,180 16% 99%
56 Occupational therapists 760 $66,590 $47,950 - 85,170 23% 90%
57 Marketing managers 730 $102,520 $46,580 - 14% 69%
58 Database administrators 730 $68,180 $37,330 - 102,330 29% 72%
59 Education administrators, postsecondary 720 $108,680 $55,830 - 14% 78%
60 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 710 $72,700 $39,060 - 120,550 18% 56%
61 Graphic designers 710 $45,390 $26,420 - 72,690 10% 55%
62 Sales and related workers, all other 700 $59,940 $24,190 - 117,740 14% 62%
63 Special education teachers, secondary school 700 $45,730 $24,270 - 76,170 9% 87%
64 Social and community service managers 670 $60,960 $36,780 - 93,710 25% 72%
65 Personal financial advisors 590 $81,530 $32,600 - 41% 81%
66 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 570 $0 $ - 11% 58%
67 Dentists, general 560 $153,690 $68,160 - 9% 100%
68 Speech-language pathologists 540 $69,750 $46,760 - 94,720 11% 98%
69 Chemists 540 $54,910 $35,180 - 92,110 9% 93%
70 Operations research analysts 520 $77,960 $49,040 - 118,370 11% 71%
71 Self-enrichment education teachers 520 $46,370 $28,270 - 68,670 23% 54%
72 Advertising sales agents 490 $62,900 $25,870 - 126,530 20% 56%
73 Credit analysts 490 $52,340 $32,280 - 78,060 2% 60%
74 Physician assistants 470 $84,970 $68,980 - 103,410 27% 67%
75 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 470 $51,830 $36,590 - 74,720 -5% 96%
76 Architects, except landscape and naval 460 $77,560 $53,950 - 115,090 18% 88%
77 Computer hardware engineers 450 $85,700 $48,140 - 136,430 5% 70%
78 Human resources managers, all other 430 $123,780 $66,690 - 11% 58%
79 Technical writers 430 $66,290 $41,010 - 101,130 20% 74%
80 Purchasing managers 390 $106,280 $71,600 - 154,850 3% 57%
81 Sales engineers 370 $84,480 $50,860 - 126,580 9% 79%
82 Insurance underwriters 350 $69,290 $43,100 - 118,000 6% 53%
83 Mental health counselors 350 $41,960 $29,740 - 61,780 30% 73%
84 Dietitians and nutritionists 330 $57,210 $37,240 - 79,350 9% 72%
85 Social workers, all other 310 $56,330 $32,180 - 77,690 18% 77%
86 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 290 $50,610 $29,150 - 94,320 15% 72%
87 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 290 $27,500 $16,330 - 40,790 11% 55%
88 Producers and directors 280 $59,750 $39,010 - 89,850 11% 75%
89 Public relations managers 260 $107,590 $52,540 - 17% 75%
90 Special education teachers, middle school 260 $51,300 $35,440 - 78,170 16% 87%
91 Occupational health and safety specialists 250 $64,080 $41,060 - 97,370 8% 72%
92 Rehabilitation counselors 250 $44,060 $27,030 - 63,900 23% 73%
93 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 250 $41,410 $27,520 - 58,870 34% 73%
94 Compensation and benefits managers 240 $120,090 $61,860 - 12% 58%
95 Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 240 $66,920 $50,210 - 84,390 12% 94%
96 Meeting and convention planners 230 $45,950 $28,090 - 67,340 20% 67%
97 Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 220 $82,460 $57,810 - 116,160 10% 74%
98 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 220 $65,880 $29,010 - 100,740 24% 78%
99 Floral designers 210 $26,710 $19,030 - 34,760 -9% 55%
100 Therapists, all other 200 $55,800 $34,950 - 79,400 10% 83%

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 21,280 $24,470 $15,470 - 39,300 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 17,820 $19,380 $15,240 - 27,110 -3% 10%
3 Office clerks, general 16,750 $27,940 $16,720 - 40,400 13% 19%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,030 $18,120 $15,380 - 23,580 18% 5%
5 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 14,790 $28,130 $16,570 - 47,360 2% 5%
6 Waiters and waitresses 13,180 $17,860 $15,240 - 23,970 11% 14%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 12,190 $25,370 $16,050 - 40,530 15% 4%
8 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 11,590 $42,270 $26,910 - 62,030 10% 4%
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 9,740 $25,550 $15,970 - 38,760 -8% 8%
10 Business operations specialists, all other 9,560 $80,700 $42,260 - 126,240 21% 49%
11 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 8,640 $28,080 $20,650 - 33,780 18% 7%
12 Customer service representatives 8,380 $36,220 $21,650 - 56,450 25% 22%
13 Security guards 7,960 $27,230 $15,930 - 40,440 17% 13%
14 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 7,720 $34,420 $23,460 - 46,050 1% 18%
15 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 7,390 $35,240 $25,180 - 48,210 13% 16%
16 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 7,150 $44,020 $29,650 - 59,950 15% 18%
17 Maintenance and repair workers, general 7,030 $42,690 $23,840 - 63,730 10% 6%
18 Home health aides 6,970 $20,030 $16,000 - 25,130 49% 7%
19 Teacher assistants 6,790 $24,680 $15,710 - 35,350 10% 18%
20 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 6,480 $34,220 $17,320 - 56,620 8% 4%
21 General and operations managers 6,200 $111,340 $52,830 - 2% 48%
22 Team assemblers 6,070 $31,310 $17,230 - 48,160 0% 5%
23 Cooks, restaurant 5,660 $23,770 $16,730 - 31,940 12% 5%
24 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,540 $23,100 $16,280 - 31,220 13% 5%
25 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 5,170 $50,460 $40,380 - 65,670 11% 33%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 5,150 $52,800 $32,510 - 77,870 6% 29%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 5,110 $40,890 $23,160 - 61,180 4% 25%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 4,700 $65,080 $35,530 - 98,340 -5% 15%
29 Industrial truck and tractor operators 4,600 $37,290 $21,740 - 59,440 -2% 2%
30 Receptionists and information clerks 4,230 $26,050 $17,710 - 34,800 17% 13%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 4,160 $31,740 $17,730 - 48,430 11% 14%
32 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 3,920 $44,940 $18,640 - 75,000 14% 4%
33 Packers and packagers, hand 3,830 $24,100 $15,500 - 40,460 -12% 3%
34 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 3,770 $36,080 $16,360 - 64,570 -7% 14%
35 Child care workers 3,670 $22,030 $16,880 - 29,380 18% 15%
36 Electricians 3,660 $61,460 $33,560 - 83,270 7% 7%
37 Cooks, fast food 3,650 $16,650 $15,210 - 19,410 8% 5%
38 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 3,370 $33,420 $20,870 - 55,920 4% 6%
39 Physicians and surgeons, all other 3,320 $95,080 $44,320 - 0% 0%
40 Medical assistants 3,190 $27,240 $21,550 - 32,930 35% 10%
41 Bartenders 3,080 $21,130 $15,590 - 30,360 11% 17%
42 Bill and account collectors 2,970 $40,390 $28,570 - 57,400 23% 13%
43 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 2,810 $25,380 $17,250 - 36,380 18% 6%
44 Computer support specialists 2,780 $49,920 $29,110 - 77,320 13% 43%
45 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,670 $67,520 $42,990 - 97,620 7% 13%
46 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 2,670 $40,450 $25,080 - 62,790 -15% 0%
47 Postal service mail carriers 2,650 $0 $ - 1% 11%
48 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 2,620 $33,440 $16,020 - 62,650 14% 3%
49 Loan officers 2,620 $0 $ - 12% 49%
50 Tellers 2,610 $26,750 $20,720 - 35,500 14% 16%
51 Helpers--production workers 2,570 $29,510 $18,330 - 41,300 -1% 4%
52 Machinists 2,540 $45,550 $27,360 - 63,850 -3% 3%
53 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,510 $35,400 $26,160 - 48,260 4% 15%
54 Driver/sales workers 2,510 $26,940 $15,470 - 46,870 -5% 4%
55 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 2,510 $19,280 $15,350 - 25,910 12% 6%
56 Sales representatives, services, all other 2,400 $52,480 $15,370 - 100,460 28% 48%
57 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 2,400 $0 $ - 0% 42%
58 Construction laborers 2,380 $39,600 $23,240 - 54,810 11% 5%
59 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 2,280 $0 $ - -8% 12%
60 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 2,230 $47,440 $37,320 - 58,700 14% 7%
61 Bus drivers, school 2,220 $28,790 $15,970 - 38,960 9% 4%
62 Pharmacy technicians 2,210 $30,070 $21,720 - 39,480 32% 16%
63 Carpenters 2,200 $52,100 $29,230 - 78,640 10% 6%
64 Dishwashers 2,150 $17,900 $15,300 - 22,110 10% 3%
65 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 2,050 $18,520 $15,580 - 23,870 10% 17%
66 Personal and home care aides 2,030 $19,780 $16,750 - 24,440 51% 10%
67 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 2,000 $44,490 $26,420 - 63,630 4% 30%
68 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,990 $25,270 $15,620 - 40,330 12% 6%
69 Recreation workers 1,980 $23,530 $15,600 - 37,080 13% 47%
70 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 1,920 $53,720 $35,770 - 79,850 9% 3%
71 Counter and rental clerks 1,920 $26,070 $16,360 - 40,220 23% 16%
72 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 1,890 $57,560 $49,130 - 66,110 3% 13%
73 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1,860 $66,740 $40,380 - 87,950 11% 4%
74 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 1,820 $48,520 $35,970 - 65,060 12% 3%
75 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 1,790 $36,120 $22,060 - 49,500 1% 29%
76 Tool and die makers 1,780 $0 $ - -10% 5%
77 Industrial production managers 1,720 $106,980 $64,460 - 157,820 -6% 43%
78 Food servers, nonrestaurant 1,710 $22,300 $15,410 - 31,920 16% 9%
79 Amusement and recreation attendants 1,580 $19,350 $15,370 - 27,080 24% 22%
80 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 1,570 $58,170 $39,730 - 81,450 9% 47%
81 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,570 $51,470 $36,420 - 67,290 8% 3%
82 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,570 $26,390 $18,640 - 33,860 11% 5%
83 Court, municipal, and license clerks 1,560 $32,480 $18,250 - 47,490 9% 24%
84 Dental assistants 1,560 $32,260 $22,300 - 44,010 29% 9%
85 Office and administrative support workers, all other 1,550 $35,940 $16,550 - 56,140 -9% 32%
86 Medical secretaries 1,540 $30,110 $24,600 - 37,520 17% 18%
87 Parking lot attendants 1,520 $20,510 $15,410 - 25,240 12% 14%
88 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,490 $69,470 $48,470 - 98,170 9% 10%
89 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,480 $19,950 $15,510 - 28,100 10% 8%
90 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 1,470 $82,260 $38,510 - 133,840 4% 38%
91 Administrative services managers 1,460 $78,750 $45,790 - 118,370 12% 40%
92 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 1,460 $39,840 $23,580 - 72,220 5% 2%
93 Fire fighters 1,400 $47,530 $36,390 - 61,700 12% 18%
94 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 1,360 $50,240 $29,120 - 77,850 13% 17%
95 Baggage porters and bellhops 1,360 $35,780 $18,780 - 42,650 9% 17%
96 Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 1,340 $50,080 $43,300 - 62,170 7% 0%
97 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 1,340 $21,820 $15,600 - 29,430 13% 15%
98 Preschool teachers, except special education 1,270 $33,950 $19,010 - 49,850 26% 43%
99 Dental hygienists 1,260 $61,820 $52,440 - 77,210 30% 33%
100 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 1,220 $34,960 $20,960 - 56,340 2% 11%
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Jobs More Common Near Detroit Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Craft artists 20,140 140 18.1
Plant and system operators, all other 50,120 360 11.6
Automotive glass installers and repairers 29,530 240 10.9
Gas plant operators 57,650 310 10.5
Gaming managers 80,700 100 9.7
Model makers, metal and plastic 61,160 150 8.8
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 0 2,700 8.7
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 31,470 530 8.6
Commercial and industrial designers 0 1,330 8.4
Millwrights 67,030 1,140 7.2
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 42,270 780 6.2
Medical and public health social workers 45,660 4,430 6.2
Baggage porters and bellhops 35,780 1,360 6.2
Rail car repairers 32,360 110 5.8
Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators 39,040 140 5.6
Engineers, all other 92,200 4,540 5.3
Sociology teachers, postsecondary 43,020 280 5.1
Choreographers 0 150 5
Tax preparers 19,740 1,250 4.8
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 61,570 310 4.7
Gaming supervisors 67,790 530 4.5
Tool and die makers 0 1,780 4.5
Mechanical engineering technicians 51,600 910 4.4
Telephone operators 47,170 200 4.4
Anesthesiologists 0 410 4.1
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 48,630 490 4.1
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,400 340 3.9
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,240 680 3.8
Therapists, all other 55,800 200 3.8
Power plant operators 58,350 320 3.7
Tour guides and escorts 19,290 450 3.6
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 50,080 1,340 3.6
Obstetricians and gynecologists 173,290 240 3.6
Education teachers, postsecondary 42,730 710 3.3
Court, municipal, and license clerks 32,480 1,560 3.3
Transportation inspectors 67,420 240 3.3
Funeral attendants 23,530 370 3.2
Slot key persons 45,430 120 3.2
Maintenance workers, machinery 44,950 1,000 3
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 41,200 170 2.9
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 44,340 120 2.8
Numerical tool and process control programmers 45,440 180 2.8
Industrial engineering technicians 51,420 920 2.8
Shampooers 16,920 170 2.7
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 31,690 970 2.6
Education, training, and library workers, all other 38,130 1,020 2.6
Directors, religious activities and education 36,910 160 2.6
Athletic trainers 40,320 130 2.6
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians 46,950 600 2.6
Pediatricians, general 154,520 280 2.5

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Detroit, Michigan Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Baggage porters and bellhops 35,780 1.72 1,360
Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers 49,460 1.62 240
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 33,440 1.59 2,620
Slot key persons 45,430 1.55 120
Painters, construction and maintenance 52,890 1.54 790
Sales and related workers, all other 59,940 1.53 700
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 48,630 1.49 490
Gaming supervisors 67,790 1.49 530
Sheet metal workers 62,060 1.49 430
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 44,790 1.47 730
Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 65,880 1.47 220
Managers, all other 121,040 1.46 2,640
Broadcast technicians 51,740 1.46 150
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 66,740 1.45 1,860
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 42,720 1.45 360
Order clerks 40,440 1.44 990
Cost estimators 78,760 1.41 1,110
Telephone operators 47,170 1.4 200
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,450 1.39 2,670
Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 72,700 1.39 710
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 53,550 1.38 110
Teachers and instructors, all other 52,350 1.38 3,660
Business operations specialists, all other 80,700 1.37 9,560
Market research analysts 79,940 1.36 1,340
Advertising sales agents 62,900 1.34 490
Millwrights 67,030 1.34 1,140
Compensation and benefits managers 120,090 1.34 240
Preschool teachers, except special education 33,950 1.33 1,270
Carpenters 52,100 1.33 2,200
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 31,470 1.33 530
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 67,310 1.32 450
Model makers, metal and plastic 61,160 1.32 150
Structural iron and steel workers 60,190 1.32 190
Industrial machinery mechanics 58,530 1.32 1,190
Painters, transportation equipment 52,510 1.31 220
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 44,340 1.31 120
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 53,720 1.31 1,920
Electricians 61,460 1.31 3,660
Bill and account collectors 40,390 1.31 2,970
Human resources managers, all other 123,780 1.3 430
Boilermakers 66,420 1.3 120
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 46,430 1.29 1,080
Computer systems analysts 88,230 1.28 5,020
Computer specialists, all other 86,510 1.28 1,910
Legal secretaries 45,940 1.28 1,160
Construction laborers 39,600 1.27 2,380
Legal support workers, all other 58,940 1.27 230
Paralegals and legal assistants 53,590 1.25 1,030
Helpers--production workers 29,510 1.25 2,570
Proofreaders and copy markers 39,600 1.25 140

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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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