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Minneapolis Employment

Employment and Industries in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Area

Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the largest city in Minnesota, and one of the fifty largest cities in the United States. According to 2004 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the Minneapolis St. Paul-Bloomington metropolitan area is the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is also the third largest metropolitan area in the mid-western United States. As one might expect, the Minneapolis metropolitan area has a robust business community and vibrant economy. The Minneapolis metropolitan area is home to thirty Fortune 1000 company headquarters, sixteen of which are in the Fortune 500.

Inc. magazine ranked Minneapolis thirty-sixth on its list of "Best Cities for Doing Business" in the United States in the large cities category in 2006. In all three years of Inc. rankings (2004-2006), Minneapolis has ranked in the top fifty cities in the United States. The criteria used by Inc. "emphasizes the robustness of a region's growth".

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Minneapolis ranks in the top 30 cities on the list of U.S. cities who receive the most yearly funding from the NIH..

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, major industries in and around Minneapolis include (ranked by size of workforce):

  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities
  • Government
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Educational and Health Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Financial Services

The capital of Minnesota, St. Paul, is part of the Minneapolis metropolitan area. As one would expect, state government is a major driving force of the area's economy.

According to the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, there are over 1,300 technology-intensive companies in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, giving it one of the largest concentrations of high-technology businesses in the United States.

Residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area appreciate that the area has one of the most affordable among large metropolitan areas. According to the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis-St.Paul has one of the lowest costs of living among the 25 largest cities in the United States.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is served by the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), which ranks 13th in the U.S. and the 18th in the world for passenger volume. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport ranks fourteenth in the United States for for nonstop international air travel according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Some major companies in the Minneapolis metropolitan area include:

  • 3M
  • Bemis
  • Ceridian
  • Donaldson
  • Ecolab
  • General Mills
  • H.B. Fuller
  • Medtronic
  • Minnesota Life Ins.
  • Nash Finch
  • Patterson
  • PepsiAmericas
  • St. Jude Medical
  • St. Paul Travelers Cos.
  • Target
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • Toro
  • U.S. Bancorp
  • Valspar
  • Xcel Energy

Some of the major business organizations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area include:

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the Business Section of the Star Tribune, and the Business Section of the Pioneer Press are excellent sources of information on business in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.

Most Popular Jobs in Minneapolis, Minnesota 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 34,700 $72,370 $52,850 - 96,450 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 23,040 $74,370 $33,950 - 132,550 8% 51%
3 Accountants and auditors 18,580 $63,300 $42,060 - 94,280 18% 79%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 16,570 $51,980 $31,720 - 77,990 14% 95%
5 Computer software engineers, applications 13,410 $88,260 $58,910 - 124,410 45% 85%
6 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 11,400 $50,950 $30,710 - 77,290 6% 96%
7 Managers, all other 11,290 $107,790 $62,540 - 165,210 7% 55%
8 Social and human service assistants 10,130 $29,520 $22,150 - 39,600 34% 58%
9 Computer systems analysts 9,640 $75,460 $52,150 - 104,190 29% 68%
10 Financial managers 9,590 $121,030 $72,010 - 13% 60%
11 Management analysts 8,970 $88,230 $48,290 - 134,530 22% 78%
12 Sales and related workers, all other 8,770 $47,030 $25,360 - 74,900 14% 62%
13 Network and computer systems administrators 8,530 $72,990 $47,510 - 102,610 27% 50%
14 Lawyers 8,440 $128,060 $62,910 - 11% 99%
15 Computer and information systems managers 8,160 $119,110 $81,400 - 16% 73%
16 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 7,820 $46,390 $29,610 - 69,010 11% 95%
17 Sales managers 6,850 $115,080 $52,970 - 10% 69%
18 Computer software engineers, systems software 6,780 $93,210 $61,720 - 131,220 28% 85%
19 Market research analysts 6,740 $74,190 $44,680 - 109,870 20% 82%
20 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 6,610 $90,420 $32,720 - 25% 67%
21 Computer specialists, all other 6,300 $75,350 $46,340 - 108,450 15% 68%
22 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 6,150 $92,970 $47,670 - 146,250 12% 51%
23 Industrial engineers 5,280 $79,730 $54,980 - 110,310 20% 74%
24 Network systems and data communications analysts 5,030 $81,990 $56,390 - 110,740 53% 57%
25 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 4,980 $64,780 $42,020 - 96,170 17% 56%
26 Financial analysts 4,790 $75,270 $45,350 - 104,510 34% 87%
27 Computer programmers 4,520 $68,180 $42,940 - 98,280 -4% 73%
28 Marketing managers 4,230 $123,630 $75,770 - 14% 69%
29 Graphic designers 4,160 $48,460 $29,120 - 77,810 10% 55%
30 Mechanical engineers 4,130 $75,080 $50,860 - 105,230 4% 78%
31 Community and social service specialists, all other 4,130 $42,250 $29,630 - 60,080 25% 58%
32 Child, family, and school social workers 3,900 $56,500 $37,150 - 77,830 19% 77%
33 Medical and health services managers 3,860 $99,130 $59,510 - 152,330 16% 57%
34 Financial specialists, all other 3,750 $64,560 $39,320 - 102,140 12% 50%
35 Pharmacists 3,670 $110,020 $87,320 - 133,040 22% 97%
36 Training and development specialists 3,570 $60,230 $38,270 - 88,090 18% 56%
37 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 3,550 $59,310 $31,120 - 95,810 5% 58%
38 Chief executives 3,230 $192,240 $112,570 - 2% 65%
39 Engineering managers 3,210 $119,540 $82,170 - 165,350 7% 84%
40 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 3,170 $51,860 $35,090 - 73,830 20% 87%
41 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 2,860 $110,090 $70,020 - 163,530 13% 74%
42 Self-enrichment education teachers 2,860 $38,700 $18,480 - 63,950 23% 54%
43 Electrical engineers 2,820 $86,030 $58,050 - 121,440 6% 81%
44 Editors 2,810 $50,370 $29,110 - 79,450 2% 81%
45 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 2,660 $55,270 $33,760 - 84,110 18% 56%
46 Civil engineers 2,610 $76,480 $48,670 - 105,860 18% 87%
47 Special education teachers, secondary school 2,550 $55,490 $36,720 - 78,640 9% 87%
48 Public relations specialists 2,500 $58,340 $36,310 - 84,870 18% 81%
49 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 2,450 $55,990 $35,910 - 80,420 18% 56%
50 Teachers and instructors, all other 2,350 $40,550 $19,650 - 65,870 9% 54%
51 Advertising sales agents 2,210 $47,970 $26,860 - 73,140 20% 56%
52 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 2,190 $49,550 $29,520 - 74,840 13% 73%
53 Coaches and scouts 2,150 $31,390 $16,450 - 52,510 15% 60%
54 Database administrators 2,110 $78,430 $46,240 - 108,170 29% 72%
55 Human resources managers, all other 2,060 $113,840 $71,180 - 11% 58%
56 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 1,940 $39,550 $26,910 - 51,000 15% 51%
57 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 1,910 $94,640 $67,430 - 125,640 8% 78%
58 Purchasing managers 1,890 $106,940 $68,320 - 158,000 3% 57%
59 Special education teachers, middle school 1,880 $54,270 $36,380 - 76,560 16% 87%
60 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,850 $58,460 $43,770 - 75,550 12% 51%
61 Physical therapists 1,830 $67,560 $54,730 - 83,040 27% 89%
62 Engineers, all other 1,740 $86,190 $55,920 - 121,560 6% 82%
63 Architects, except landscape and naval 1,730 $69,830 $36,650 - 104,800 18% 88%
64 Electronics engineers, except computer 1,600 $89,460 $58,400 - 130,560 4% 81%
65 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 1,580 $70,400 $42,160 - 105,270 20% 99%
66 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 1,580 $62,340 $43,460 - 84,750 16% 99%
67 Personal financial advisors 1,490 $65,050 $37,280 - 99,530 41% 81%
68 Speech-language pathologists 1,490 $60,300 $43,260 - 79,580 11% 98%
69 Librarians 1,480 $56,340 $39,350 - 76,030 4% 85%
70 Insurance underwriters 1,470 $58,320 $36,210 - 82,810 6% 53%
71 Social and community service managers 1,460 $69,680 $43,200 - 102,880 25% 72%
72 Chemists 1,450 $69,630 $40,420 - 104,060 9% 93%
73 Writers and authors 1,410 $58,970 $34,550 - 84,910 13% 84%
74 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 1,400 $47,630 $33,330 - 64,770 30% 77%
75 Occupational therapists 1,340 $61,000 $48,240 - 76,570 23% 90%
76 Medical and public health social workers 1,330 $51,510 $37,390 - 66,310 24% 77%
77 Mental health counselors 1,290 $44,320 $30,220 - 63,660 30% 73%
78 Sales engineers 1,270 $87,080 $52,320 - 128,480 9% 79%
79 Operations research analysts 1,250 $76,260 $42,120 - 134,010 11% 71%
80 Rehabilitation counselors 1,230 $43,020 $28,270 - 65,360 23% 73%
81 Instructional coordinators 1,220 $59,660 $33,040 - 84,260 23% 79%
82 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 1,220 $53,080 $33,800 - 79,380 15% 72%
83 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 1,140 $35,610 $22,060 - 53,850 11% 55%
84 Natural sciences managers 1,100 $124,550 $72,740 - 11% 93%
85 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 1,100 $63,360 $44,550 - 83,580 11% 58%
86 Education administrators, postsecondary 1,080 $84,090 $48,280 - 128,130 14% 78%
87 Dentists, general 1,070 $164,080 $75,160 - 9% 100%
88 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 1,060 $58,670 $36,060 - 82,620 25% 93%
89 Art directors 1,050 $82,830 $44,310 - 129,100 9% 58%
90 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 1,020 $45,940 $34,660 - 62,070 34% 73%
91 Interior designers 1,010 $47,500 $29,310 - 69,960 20% 55%
92 Computer hardware engineers 960 $90,970 $64,880 - 125,070 5% 70%
93 Producers and directors 950 $71,450 $36,170 - 104,280 11% 75%
94 Technical writers 940 $64,910 $42,270 - 88,100 20% 74%
95 Public relations managers 900 $116,700 $60,960 - 17% 75%
96 Commercial and industrial designers 900 $80,330 $41,520 - 132,950 7% 55%
97 Credit analysts 890 $61,670 $39,050 - 93,050 2% 60%
98 Meeting and convention planners 840 $46,010 $29,060 - 65,050 20% 67%
99 Education, training, and library workers, all other 810 $54,850 $36,750 - 78,670 11% 79%
100 Physician assistants 790 $83,930 $63,610 - 105,010 27% 67%

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 49,170 $24,460 $15,810 - 36,640 12% 25%
2 Office clerks, general 41,350 $29,760 $19,110 - 40,380 13% 19%
3 Cashiers 38,940 $19,480 $14,800 - 25,300 -3% 10%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 35,860 $18,470 $14,250 - 24,710 18% 5%
5 Business operations specialists, all other 35,200 $56,680 $31,930 - 89,560 21% 49%
6 Waiters and waitresses 31,170 $24,680 $14,410 - 39,450 11% 14%
7 Customer service representatives 29,460 $36,470 $25,170 - 50,860 25% 22%
8 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 27,670 $25,530 $16,650 - 36,620 15% 4%
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 26,300 $24,250 $16,200 - 36,770 -8% 8%
10 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 23,230 $43,700 $31,440 - 58,490 15% 18%
11 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,820 $27,330 $17,360 - 41,590 2% 5%
12 General and operations managers 22,090 $118,760 $53,270 - 2% 48%
13 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 21,050 $36,490 $25,690 - 49,790 13% 16%
14 Team assemblers 20,040 $29,090 $18,860 - 43,830 0% 5%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 19,180 $49,850 $31,190 - 72,820 6% 29%
16 Teacher assistants 18,910 $27,030 $16,640 - 37,380 10% 18%
17 Home health aides 17,280 $24,660 $20,100 - 31,280 49% 7%
18 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 16,700 $42,240 $29,370 - 57,070 10% 4%
19 Receptionists and information clerks 15,480 $28,290 $18,450 - 38,300 17% 13%
20 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 15,030 $29,140 $22,280 - 37,700 18% 7%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 14,370 $37,080 $22,610 - 53,710 4% 25%
22 Cooks, restaurant 13,310 $24,110 $16,820 - 31,510 12% 5%
23 Packers and packagers, hand 10,990 $23,130 $14,790 - 32,230 -12% 3%
24 Sales representatives, services, all other 10,820 $62,550 $29,090 - 105,730 28% 48%
25 Carpenters 10,610 $50,460 $30,070 - 76,260 10% 6%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 10,470 $29,220 $19,530 - 41,760 11% 14%
27 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 10,290 $33,140 $22,120 - 46,100 4% 6%
28 Maintenance and repair workers, general 10,160 $40,870 $27,490 - 55,650 10% 6%
29 Computer support specialists 10,110 $50,040 $33,370 - 72,310 13% 43%
30 Security guards 9,860 $27,300 $19,070 - 38,130 17% 13%
31 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 9,730 $34,010 $20,510 - 55,340 8% 4%
32 Bartenders 9,340 $22,400 $14,870 - 32,750 11% 17%
33 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 9,330 $28,120 $18,140 - 42,010 18% 6%
34 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 8,770 $42,200 $34,350 - 51,540 14% 7%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 8,680 $56,640 $35,930 - 81,170 -5% 15%
36 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 8,370 $23,170 $16,600 - 32,590 13% 5%
37 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 7,680 $30,160 $19,070 - 44,970 12% 6%
38 Bus drivers, school 6,960 $30,730 $24,030 - 39,480 9% 4%
39 Industrial truck and tractor operators 6,870 $35,700 $23,750 - 49,810 -2% 2%
40 Office and administrative support workers, all other 6,820 $32,550 $21,120 - 45,800 -9% 32%
41 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 6,650 $97,620 $51,200 - 4% 38%
42 Machinists 6,620 $42,100 $25,970 - 59,980 -3% 3%
43 Electricians 6,560 $61,250 $34,560 - 83,130 7% 7%
44 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 6,460 $36,220 $25,710 - 48,740 1% 18%
45 Counter and rental clerks 6,350 $23,840 $14,900 - 38,990 23% 16%
46 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 6,090 $41,390 $24,190 - 62,200 14% 4%
47 Bill and account collectors 6,070 $32,980 $22,060 - 46,990 23% 13%
48 Production workers, all other 6,070 $29,300 $18,140 - 43,850 2% 5%
49 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 6,040 $69,540 $44,820 - 94,780 9% 10%
50 Helpers--production workers 5,910 $24,900 $17,010 - 35,150 -1% 4%
51 Dishwashers 5,820 $19,200 $14,730 - 24,760 10% 3%
52 Driver/sales workers 5,770 $23,720 $14,060 - 42,250 -5% 4%
53 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 5,700 $35,250 $26,270 - 46,560 4% 15%
54 Amusement and recreation attendants 5,460 $18,380 $14,290 - 23,760 24% 22%
55 Food preparation workers 5,390 $22,470 $15,790 - 30,410 15% 7%
56 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 5,250 $60,880 $41,480 - 83,970 7% 13%
57 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 5,230 $18,990 $14,420 - 24,800 10% 8%
58 Preschool teachers, except special education 5,180 $30,370 $21,200 - 42,930 26% 43%
59 Tellers 5,180 $24,790 $19,830 - 32,050 14% 16%
60 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 5,140 $66,870 $37,990 - 87,390 11% 4%
61 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 5,140 $33,230 $18,350 - 53,850 -9% 5%
62 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 5,010 $50,670 $31,970 - 75,410 9% 47%
63 Construction laborers 4,970 $47,690 $27,750 - 65,710 11% 5%
64 Printing machine operators 4,970 $44,010 $27,310 - 62,890 -6% 6%
65 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 4,850 $18,570 $14,560 - 23,860 10% 17%
66 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 4,800 $36,410 $23,430 - 50,700 -7% 14%
67 Medical assistants 4,780 $33,440 $26,010 - 41,470 35% 10%
68 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 4,760 $40,490 $28,810 - 51,460 5% 2%
69 Loan officers 4,680 $70,970 $35,610 - 120,690 12% 49%
70 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 4,620 $60,200 $40,690 - 85,820 0% 42%
71 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 4,560 $29,080 $19,190 - 40,260 -5% 5%
72 Administrative services managers 4,490 $83,700 $52,940 - 123,190 12% 40%
73 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 4,460 $59,770 $37,690 - 80,920 8% 3%
74 Cooks, fast food 4,400 $17,170 $13,800 - 21,910 8% 5%
75 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 4,220 $28,410 $21,410 - 37,360 11% 5%
76 Medical secretaries 4,210 $34,830 $27,320 - 43,000 17% 18%
77 Food service managers 4,200 $43,690 $27,970 - 65,520 5% 24%
78 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 4,170 $57,490 $41,410 - 73,240 11% 33%
79 Pharmacy technicians 4,170 $31,330 $21,820 - 42,010 32% 16%
80 Food servers, nonrestaurant 4,100 $22,960 $15,190 - 32,690 16% 9%
81 Data entry keyers 4,060 $28,460 $18,150 - 38,720 -5% 18%
82 Loan interviewers and clerks 4,050 $39,720 $26,790 - 50,690 -1% 24%
83 Postal service mail carriers 4,050 $0 $ - 1% 11%
84 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 4,020 $22,990 $15,000 - 33,640 14% 3%
85 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 3,990 $17,840 $14,050 - 23,430 12% 6%
86 Insurance sales agents 3,820 $67,350 $30,610 - 132,320 13% 45%
87 Industrial machinery mechanics 3,770 $49,750 $35,620 - 65,970 9% 5%
88 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 3,760 $32,650 $21,510 - 47,610 -13% 0%
89 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 3,720 $28,190 $17,930 - 40,880 27% 47%
90 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 3,680 $31,380 $21,080 - 41,730 -27% 6%
91 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 3,660 $34,280 $23,400 - 47,000 -15% 0%
92 Child care workers 3,630 $21,270 $15,380 - 27,920 18% 15%
93 Legal secretaries 3,510 $48,160 $34,570 - 63,350 12% 18%
94 Dental assistants 3,390 $41,530 $33,370 - 51,530 29% 9%
95 Order clerks 3,320 $34,580 $19,230 - 50,160 -24% 16%
96 Paralegals and legal assistants 3,230 $51,650 $31,190 - 74,780 22% 45%
97 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 3,170 $40,630 $28,320 - 52,540 -3% 6%
98 Industrial production managers 3,130 $101,060 $58,710 - 158,570 -6% 43%
99 Cost estimators 3,130 $59,590 $35,630 - 87,630 19% 32%
100 Fire fighters 3,110 $35,000 $16,580 - 61,920 12% 18%
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Jobs More Common Near Minneapolis Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Mathematical technicians 47,770 110 36.8
Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators 41,200 160 13.4
Shoe and leather workers and repairers 25,510 310 11.1
Automotive glass installers and repairers 42,630 460 8.2
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 208,030 110 8.2
Audio-visual collections specialists 58,630 440 8.1
Terrazzo workers and finishers 45,350 160 7.5
Building cleaning workers, all other 26,820 180 6.8
Media and communication workers, all other 54,180 1,590 6.5
Religious workers, all other 37,830 170 5.9
Floor sanders and finishers 45,740 260 5.9
Craft artists 28,030 110 5.6
Life scientists, all other 76,400 580 5.6
Biomedical engineers 93,600 740 5.4
Coil winders, tapers, and finishers 34,940 780 5.4
Gaming and sports book writers and runners 19,930 510 5.1
Bicycle repairers 29,020 160 4.9
Sales and related workers, all other 47,030 8,770 4.5
Public address system and other announcers 47,740 270 4.4
Athletes and sports competitors 137,550 350 4
Area, ethnic, and cultural studies teachers, postsecondary 67,020 150 4
Air traffic controllers 124,010 650 3.9
Flight attendants 28,740 2,870 3.8
Semiconductor processors 32,810 1,060 3.7
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 110,090 2,860 3.6
Dancers 0 380 3.5
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders 31,660 480 3.4
Agricultural and food science technicians 35,710 360 3.4
Hydrologists 68,640 210 3.3
Foresters 56,390 100 3.2
Law teachers, postsecondary 102,950 190 3.1
Atmospheric and space scientists 61,020 160 3.1
Community and social service specialists, all other 42,250 4,130 3.1
Electromechanical equipment assemblers 33,020 1,920 3
Umpires, referees, and other sports officials 30,920 240 3
Telephone operators 27,220 340 2.9
Brokerage clerks 44,120 2,690 2.9
Marriage and family therapists 48,400 620 2.9
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators 43,770 240 2.9
Anesthesiologists 178,150 720 2.8
Purchasing agents and buyers, farm products 64,850 260 2.8
Conservation scientists 65,470 230 2.8
Photographic process workers 38,820 500 2.8
Industrial engineering technicians 49,400 2,320 2.8
Arbitrators, mediators, and conciliators 85,910 130 2.8
Protective service workers, all other 33,190 2,730 2.7
Education teachers, postsecondary 61,640 1,490 2.7
Door-to-door sales workers, news and street vendors, and related workers 25,930 140 2.7
Motorboat mechanics 32,500 330 2.7
Archivists 39,980 110 2.6

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Athletes and sports competitors 137,550 2.02 350
Photographers 56,520 1.79 1,500
Pipelayers 60,680 1.66 660
Roofers 55,850 1.58 870
Glaziers 62,490 1.58 330
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 60,660 1.56 220
Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons 37,580 1.55 120
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 59,580 1.55 350
Real estate brokers 109,750 1.54 210
Construction laborers 47,690 1.53 4,970
Radio and television announcers 59,090 1.52 290
Insulation workers, mechanical 62,530 1.51 650
Plasterers and stucco masons 60,090 1.51 300
Sheet metal workers 62,180 1.49 2,410
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 51,170 1.46 320
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 63,360 1.46 1,100
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 66,870 1.45 5,140
Hazardous materials removal workers 55,400 1.44 330
Residential advisors 35,770 1.4 320
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 97,620 1.4 6,650
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 59,770 1.4 4,460
Painters, transportation equipment 55,670 1.39 310
Child, family, and school social workers 56,500 1.39 3,900
Commercial and industrial designers 80,330 1.39 900
Machine feeders and offbearers 35,850 1.38 810
Cement masons and concrete finishers 50,830 1.37 2,030
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 36,430 1.37 1,280
Photographic process workers 38,820 1.36 500
Funeral directors 79,200 1.36 310
Directors, religious activities and education 56,060 1.36 190
Dietetic technicians 38,640 1.35 140
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 40,030 1.35 250
Cutters and trimmers, hand 34,660 1.35 270
Public relations managers 116,700 1.35 900
Home appliance repairers 48,170 1.35 700
Printing machine operators 44,010 1.34 4,970
Desktop publishers 50,460 1.34 490
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 26,620 1.34 1,840
Legal secretaries 48,160 1.34 3,510
Education, training, and library workers, all other 54,850 1.33 810
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,370 1.33 1,660
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 54,270 1.32 1,500
Waiters and waitresses 24,680 1.32 31,170
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 45,760 1.32 650
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 74,370 1.32 23,040
Automotive glass installers and repairers 42,630 1.32 460
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 40,300 1.32 690
Brickmasons and blockmasons 59,940 1.32 1,830
Photographic processing machine operators 29,200 1.31 1,150
Electricians 61,250 1.31 6,560

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