dcsimg

Elmira Employment

Employment and Industries in the Elmira, New York Area

Manufacturing is a core component of the Elmira region's economy. Local companies produce a variety of raw goods and finished products. The major fields of employment in Elmira are healthcare, education, manufacturing, the government, accommodation and food services, metal and metal products and social assistance. Management, professional and related occupations (24% of the labor force). Sales and office jobs (23% of the workforce).

The Elmira Empire Zone offers incentives to manufacturers and commercial retailers to place new businesses in the zone. The Elmira Downtown Development offers technical and financial assistance to companies located in the Elmira Downtown Development District.

The following is a list of the top employers situated in the Elmira-Chemung County Region:

  • Elmira City School District - Education
  • Arnot Ogden Medical Center - Hospital and medical services
  • Horseheads School District - Education
  • Elmira Correctional Facility - Corrections
  • St. Joseph's Hospital - Hospital and medical services
  • Hardinge Brothers, Inc - Machine Tool Manufacture
  • Southport Correctional Facility - Corrections
  • Schweizer Aircraft - Aircraft construction
  • SCT BOCES - Education and career training
  • Hilliard Corp - Manufacturing
  • Chemung Canal Trust Company - Banking and financial services
  • Elmira College - Education
  • Anchor Glass Container - Bottle manufacturing
  • Corning Inc - Labware, scientific apparatus
  • Elcor Health Services - Medical Services
  • Capabilities Inc - Human Services
  • Hilliard Corporation - Manufactures business products
  • Kennedy Valve - Manufactures vales and fire hydrants
  • Creative Orthotics and Prosthetics - Designs and manufactures - orthotic and prosthetic devices
  • Vulcraft - Manufactures steel items

Details regarding Elmira, New York: In 2009 the average earnings in Elmira was $27,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 82.1 which is lower than the national average of 100. Regarding the adult population, 15% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better.

Elmira businesses may work in partnership with associations such as:

Elmira business and industry news is available at stargazette.com.

Most Popular Jobs in Elmira, New York 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 700 $53,470 $35,710 - 68,360 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 580 $53,020 $28,380 - 83,160 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 470 $51,780 $29,090 - 79,180 8% 51%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 370 $51,770 $34,360 - 73,110 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 240 $60,280 $35,510 - 103,650 18% 79%
6 Social and human service assistants 200 $32,330 $21,030 - 48,940 34% 58%
7 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 180 $51,120 $31,770 - 84,970 11% 95%
8 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 150 $59,080 $40,750 - 80,430 20% 87%
9 Medical and health services managers 120 $88,200 $53,930 - 141,040 16% 57%
10 Mechanical engineers 120 $69,870 $45,800 - 99,470 4% 78%
11 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 120 $48,590 $31,500 - 66,310 13% 73%
12 Financial managers 100 $75,530 $42,130 - 138,390 13% 60%
13 Industrial engineers 90 $69,810 $53,930 - 91,490 20% 74%
14 Legislators 90 $67,650 $52,820 - 87,970 1% 65%
15 Child, family, and school social workers 90 $47,730 $28,090 - 70,110 19% 77%
16 Chief executives 80 $135,360 $70,940 - 2% 65%
17 Lawyers 80 $98,350 $66,300 - 163,990 11% 99%
18 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 80 $79,750 $50,130 - 103,590 8% 78%
19 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 80 $37,630 $26,770 - 50,760 34% 73%
20 Pharmacists 70 $108,150 $70,130 - 133,640 22% 97%
21 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 70 $0 $ - 17% 56%
22 Social and community service managers 60 $70,050 $42,820 - 115,340 25% 72%
23 Special education teachers, secondary school 60 $51,850 $39,380 - 73,410 9% 87%
24 Medical and public health social workers 60 $50,890 $31,990 - 76,940 24% 77%
25 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 60 $48,390 $27,930 - 74,950 12% 51%
26 Health educators 60 $41,300 $27,360 - 59,730 26% 58%
27 Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates 50 $106,250 $88,060 - 139,920 5% 99%
28 Electrical engineers 50 $91,270 $52,520 - 126,610 6% 81%
29 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 50 $68,820 $46,200 - 97,080 16% 99%
30 Managers, all other 50 $54,840 $41,950 - 66,260 7% 55%
31 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 50 $37,000 $26,530 - 51,820 5% 58%
32 Engineering managers 40 $105,820 $67,450 - 153,390 7% 84%
33 Sales managers 40 $98,610 $47,320 - 10% 69%
34 Speech-language pathologists 40 $60,360 $45,240 - 69,290 11% 98%
35 Librarians 40 $57,160 $40,470 - 84,340 4% 85%
36 Occupational therapists 40 $57,040 $43,590 - 72,680 23% 90%
37 Training and development specialists 40 $57,030 $41,770 - 78,280 18% 56%
38 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 40 $55,020 $42,510 - 73,170 12% 51%
39 Social workers, all other 40 $42,180 $28,940 - 61,670 18% 77%
40 Sales and related workers, all other 40 $39,100 $19,890 - 78,210 14% 62%
41 Clergy 40 $38,300 $19,020 - 67,050 19% 75%
42 Personal financial advisors 30 $71,160 $23,420 - 117,610 41% 81%
43 Computer programmers 30 $66,140 $36,270 - 102,760 -4% 73%
44 Management analysts 30 $65,570 $47,070 - 88,970 22% 78%
45 Market research analysts 30 $62,330 $22,410 - 105,900 20% 82%
46 Dietitians and nutritionists 30 $54,420 $35,740 - 78,160 9% 72%
47 Instructional coordinators 30 $46,200 $24,830 - 75,890 23% 79%
48 Tax preparers 30 $24,100 $19,190 - 32,040 -8% 54%

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 1,770 $23,080 $15,380 - 38,450 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 950 $17,470 $15,360 - 20,850 -3% 10%
3 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 700 $29,380 $15,810 - 48,660 -27% 6%
4 Stock clerks and order fillers 690 $20,660 $15,540 - 30,330 -8% 8%
5 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 640 $27,810 $17,620 - 39,540 1% 18%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 640 $22,830 $15,440 - 31,670 15% 4%
7 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 620 $25,990 $17,650 - 37,900 18% 7%
8 Waiters and waitresses 590 $21,170 $15,650 - 30,750 11% 14%
9 Teacher assistants 590 $19,840 $15,530 - 28,590 10% 18%
10 Office clerks, general 570 $25,450 $15,660 - 42,370 13% 19%
11 Food preparation workers 530 $19,490 $15,350 - 26,470 15% 7%
12 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 510 $22,200 $16,140 - 31,000 2% 5%
13 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 490 $30,040 $18,700 - 41,350 13% 16%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 450 $40,950 $26,370 - 61,670 6% 29%
15 Maintenance and repair workers, general 440 $37,720 $24,220 - 50,490 10% 6%
16 Customer service representatives 440 $28,840 $17,090 - 41,170 25% 22%
17 Receptionists and information clerks 440 $25,180 $17,170 - 33,710 17% 13%
18 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 430 $36,540 $27,590 - 46,820 -7% 14%
19 Machinists 410 $41,230 $23,240 - 54,040 -3% 3%
20 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 360 $30,860 $25,840 - 38,900 14% 7%
21 General and operations managers 340 $89,850 $45,090 - 163,800 2% 48%
22 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 340 $38,490 $24,210 - 61,000 10% 4%
23 Team assemblers 340 $30,840 $18,600 - 41,680 0% 5%
24 Helpers--production workers 300 $24,380 $16,490 - 32,640 -1% 4%
25 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 280 $36,460 $20,260 - 51,720 15% 18%
26 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 280 $31,290 $16,990 - 60,130 8% 4%
27 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 280 $18,480 $15,880 - 22,260 13% 5%
28 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 270 $37,220 $27,920 - 48,720 -3% 6%
29 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 260 $52,790 $29,590 - 74,640 -5% 15%
30 Cooks, restaurant 260 $23,860 $16,960 - 32,430 12% 5%
31 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 250 $31,540 $18,620 - 51,300 14% 4%
32 Tellers 250 $21,430 $17,170 - 27,370 14% 16%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 240 $30,940 $19,780 - 48,520 11% 14%
34 Carpenters 230 $38,080 $24,690 - 54,830 10% 6%
35 Construction laborers 230 $33,400 $21,480 - 59,300 11% 5%
36 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 220 $44,420 $21,580 - 108,270 4% 25%
37 Child care workers 200 $18,560 $15,530 - 24,540 18% 15%
38 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 190 $19,690 $15,230 - 28,950 10% 17%
39 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 180 $25,630 $16,360 - 34,740 4% 6%
40 Bartenders 180 $17,910 $15,350 - 21,110 11% 17%
41 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 160 $24,300 $15,820 - 36,970 18% 6%
42 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 160 $18,420 $15,280 - 25,540 12% 6%
43 Home health aides 150 $25,870 $16,890 - 38,870 49% 7%
44 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 140 $45,030 $41,780 - 51,880 -5% 5%
45 Bus drivers, school 140 $30,300 $25,030 - 39,550 9% 4%
46 Electricians 130 $66,600 $37,050 - 93,080 7% 7%
47 Security guards 130 $33,140 $20,520 - 46,520 17% 13%
48 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 130 $29,440 $20,440 - 40,130 4% 15%
49 Recreation workers 130 $28,100 $15,650 - 44,040 13% 47%
50 Counter and rental clerks 130 $24,470 $15,480 - 40,160 23% 16%
51 Dishwashers 130 $17,210 $15,270 - 20,740 10% 3%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 120 $56,330 $31,960 - 83,040 9% 10%
53 Sales representatives, services, all other 120 $50,710 $26,960 - 63,950 28% 48%
54 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 120 $47,370 $36,570 - 60,480 11% 33%
55 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 120 $35,940 $25,950 - 48,000 5% 2%
56 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 120 $33,370 $20,310 - 45,430 -16% 0%
57 Packers and packagers, hand 120 $18,580 $15,510 - 25,120 -12% 3%
58 Postal service mail carriers 120 $0 $ - 1% 11%
59 Preschool teachers, except special education 110 $26,940 $16,910 - 44,580 26% 43%
60 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 110 $20,310 $15,790 - 29,060 12% 6%
61 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 100 $52,860 $37,950 - 71,130 4% 18%
62 Tool and die makers 100 $38,150 $25,190 - 49,640 -10% 5%
63 Industrial machinery mechanics 90 $45,330 $29,400 - 62,940 9% 5%
64 Highway maintenance workers 90 $35,380 $29,220 - 40,750 9% 5%
65 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 90 $30,780 $17,870 - 45,700 12% 3%
66 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 90 $26,090 $17,310 - 40,220 -15% 0%
67 Switchboard operators, including answering service 90 $20,670 $17,040 - 24,730 -8% 10%
68 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 80 $66,750 $43,470 - 98,040 7% 13%
69 Insurance sales agents 80 $50,010 $22,250 - 78,660 13% 45%
70 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 80 $45,970 $31,040 - 65,170 4% 30%
71 Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 80 $31,880 $18,820 - 41,460 -12% 0%
72 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 80 $0 $ - -8% 12%
73 Administrative services managers 70 $121,190 $62,370 - 12% 40%
74 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 70 $53,320 $29,560 - 77,940 0% 42%
75 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 70 $51,350 $31,230 - 67,720 11% 4%
76 Parts salespersons 70 $30,800 $21,170 - 40,940 -2% 6%
77 Industrial truck and tractor operators 70 $28,930 $21,890 - 37,960 -2% 2%
78 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 70 $28,300 $21,250 - 38,130 11% 5%
79 Driver/sales workers 70 $27,500 $16,020 - 35,770 -5% 4%
80 Dental hygienists 60 $51,340 $44,320 - 63,670 30% 33%
81 Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 60 $50,550 $27,580 - 65,740 7% 0%
82 Food service managers 60 $50,340 $33,900 - 79,070 5% 24%
83 Computer support specialists 60 $45,280 $28,630 - 63,180 13% 43%
84 Mechanical drafters 60 $43,520 $34,030 - 60,400 5% 25%
85 Painters, construction and maintenance 60 $38,750 $21,470 - 52,360 12% 6%
86 Legal secretaries 60 $37,410 $27,690 - 50,470 12% 18%
87 Order clerks 60 $33,580 $22,680 - 47,280 -24% 16%
88 Dental assistants 60 $31,210 $26,670 - 38,390 29% 9%
89 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 60 $18,220 $15,520 - 23,800 14% 3%
90 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 50 $68,530 $42,770 - 98,360 4% 38%
91 Cost estimators 50 $48,750 $28,210 - 66,880 19% 32%
92 Radiologic technologists and technicians 50 $47,450 $35,840 - 62,820 15% 25%
93 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 50 $44,480 $36,190 - 52,550 8% 3%
94 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 50 $37,910 $23,860 - 54,720 13% 11%
95 Automotive body and related repairers 50 $31,900 $23,790 - 40,870 12% 3%
96 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 50 $28,830 $15,310 - 59,900 27% 47%
97 Pharmacy technicians 50 $26,960 $21,200 - 32,190 32% 16%
98 Medical assistants 50 $23,920 $18,020 - 31,570 35% 10%
99 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 50 $19,110 $15,440 - 25,140 10% 5%
100 Industrial production managers 40 $92,410 $69,020 - 114,990 -6% 43%
You are visiting:

Find a school near you

Career Schools in Elmira

Schools with flexible schedules, simple applications, online info request forms, and rapid responses to requests for info.

(Also see featured New York Colleges.)

Matching School Ads
Elmira Business Institute
Elmira, NY
Matching School Ads

Additional Details

Elmira Colleges
Elmira colleges and trade schools.

Jobs More Common Near Elmira Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 29,380 700 15.5
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 37,220 270 10.1
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,370 120 7.1
Tool and die makers 38,150 100 6
Machinists 41,230 410 4.8
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 36,540 430 4.4
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 59,080 150 3.3
Helpers--production workers 24,380 300 3.1
Social and human service assistants 32,330 200 2.9
Food preparation workers 19,490 530 2.8
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 52,860 100 2.7
Mechanical engineers 69,870 120 2.4
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 30,860 360 2.4
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 19,690 190 2.3
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 48,590 120 2.3
Teacher assistants 19,840 590 2.2
Recreation workers 28,100 130 2.2
Medical and health services managers 88,200 120 2
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,990 620 2
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 45,030 140 2
Tellers 21,430 250 2
Elementary school teachers, except special education 53,020 580 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 52,790 260 1.9
Retail salespersons 23,080 1,770 1.8
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 51,770 370 1.7
Receptionists and information clerks 25,180 440 1.7
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 31,540 250 1.7
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 18,420 160 1.7
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,660 690 1.6
Bartenders 17,910 180 1.6
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 35,940 120 1.6
Bus drivers, school 30,300 140 1.6
Postal service mail carriers 0 120 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,720 440 1.6
Child care workers 18,560 200 1.5
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 27,810 640 1.5
Team assemblers 30,840 340 1.5
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 18,480 280 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 40,950 450 1.4
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 31,290 280 1.4
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 51,780 470 1.3
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 30,940 240 1.3
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 20,310 110 1.3
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,830 640 1.3
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 51,120 180 1.3
Cooks, restaurant 23,860 260 1.3
Counter and rental clerks 24,470 130 1.3
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,940 110 1.2
Cashiers 17,470 950 1.2
Registered nurses 53,470 700 1.2

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Elmira, New York Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 45,030 1.72 140
Electricians 66,600 1.42 130
Security guards 33,140 1.31 130
Home health aides 25,870 1.22 150
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 59,080 1.18 150
Recreation workers 28,100 1.16 130
Bus drivers, school 30,300 1.16 140
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 44,420 1.15 220
Social and human service assistants 32,330 1.14 200
Waiters and waitresses 21,170 1.13 590
Team assemblers 30,840 1.13 340
Machinists 41,230 1.12 410
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 19,690 1.11 190
Cooks, restaurant 23,860 1.1 260
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,720 1.1 440
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,370 1.1 120
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 36,540 1.09 430
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,990 1.08 620
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 31,290 1.08 280
Construction laborers 33,400 1.07 230
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 37,220 1.07 270
Elementary school teachers, except special education 53,020 1.06 580
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 18,420 1.06 160
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,940 1.06 110
Receptionists and information clerks 25,180 1.05 440
Counter and rental clerks 24,470 1.05 130
Medical and health services managers 88,200 1.04 120
Helpers--production workers 24,380 1.03 300
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 38,490 1.03 340
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 30,940 1.02 240
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 35,940 1.02 120
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 51,120 1.02 180
Food preparation workers 19,490 1.01 530
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 51,770 1.01 370
Accountants and auditors 60,280 1.01 240
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 24,300 1 160
Office clerks, general 25,450 1 570
Dishwashers 17,210 1 130
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 52,790 1 260
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,830 1 640
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 29,380 1 700
Sales representatives, services, all other 50,710 0.98 120
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 47,370 0.98 120
Customer service representatives 28,840 0.97 440
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 29,440 0.97 130
Carpenters 38,080 0.97 230
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 56,330 0.97 120
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 18,480 0.97 280
Child care workers 18,560 0.96 200
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 27,810 0.95 640

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

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

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

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