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Glens Falls Employment

Employment and Industries in the Glens Falls, New York Area

Glens Falls hospital is the largest employer in Glens Falls. The Glens Falls region is a prominent producer of medical devices. Danfloss Flomatic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of industrial and municipal valves. Finch Pruyn & Company is a large regional employer which manufactures forest products and specialty paper. Glens Falls also has a prominent role in the region's finance sector.

The leading employment segments in Glens Falls are healthcare, education, manufacturing, accommodation and food services, construction, paper and finance. Sales and office occupations (29% of the workforce). Management, professional and related occupations (25% of the labor force).

In Glens Falls the majority of the workers are college graduates in popular occupations such as registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, educational, vocational and school counselors; financial managers, pharmacists, and social and human service assistants.

Notable details regarding Glens Falls, New York: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 92.0 (national average is 100). In 2009 the average earnings in Glens Falls was $25,000. In Glens Falls 17% of the adults have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher.

Glens Falls' leading job providers:

  • Glens Falls Hospital
  • Companies of J.J. Young
  • Kelly Services
  • Community, Work & Independence
  • Navilyst Medical
  • Lepage Bakeries, Inc
  • Integrated Logistics Group
  • Post Star Newspaper
  • Arrow Financial Corporation
  • Community Work and Independence
  • ICON Construction & Manufacturing
  • Edward Jones
  • Capital Newspapers
  • Gentiva Health Services
  • Hilton Hotels
  • SRA International
  • Danfloss Flomatic Corporation
  • Umicore
  • Finch Pruyn & Company

Associations that offer information and assistance to businesses located in Glens Falls include:

Information about the local business community is provided by PostStar.com.

Most Popular Jobs in Glens Falls, 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 1,060 $55,720 $41,770 - 67,090 24% 56%
2 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 740 $56,460 $37,020 - 81,310 6% 96%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 680 $56,430 $38,490 - 80,850 14% 95%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 630 $31,710 $20,860 - 39,240 9% 54%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 480 $57,670 $37,970 - 82,990 11% 95%
6 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 440 $54,550 $26,880 - 103,770 8% 51%
7 Accountants and auditors 280 $59,810 $38,890 - 85,430 18% 79%
8 Legislators 220 $73,660 $57,660 - 95,540 1% 65%
9 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 170 $49,050 $32,710 - 76,000 13% 73%
10 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 160 $55,930 $37,640 - 81,290 20% 87%
11 Rehabilitation counselors 160 $30,510 $24,640 - 37,930 23% 73%
12 Financial managers 140 $85,530 $53,850 - 125,390 13% 60%
13 Chief executives 120 $124,740 $73,100 - 2% 65%
14 Pharmacists 120 $110,270 $68,380 - 132,840 22% 97%
15 Managers, all other 120 $56,740 $36,340 - 89,540 7% 55%
16 Management analysts 110 $66,290 $38,610 - 117,220 22% 78%
17 Special education teachers, secondary school 110 $56,990 $38,100 - 82,260 9% 87%
18 Social and human service assistants 110 $28,800 $18,260 - 44,090 34% 58%
19 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 100 $93,560 $69,540 - 127,780 8% 78%
20 Industrial engineers 100 $68,430 $50,000 - 82,800 20% 74%
21 Computer systems analysts 100 $0 $ - 29% 68%
22 Engineering managers 90 $110,390 $64,300 - 162,490 7% 84%
23 Physical therapists 90 $57,800 $44,600 - 74,430 27% 89%
24 Social workers, all other 90 $41,790 $35,190 - 50,030 18% 77%
25 Child, family, and school social workers 90 $38,530 $27,300 - 50,440 19% 77%
26 Physician assistants 80 $85,710 $70,310 - 102,810 27% 67%
27 Social and community service managers 80 $65,970 $48,680 - 100,450 25% 72%
28 Special education teachers, middle school 80 $56,690 $40,860 - 79,800 16% 87%
29 Lawyers 70 $82,750 $51,790 - 132,330 11% 99%
30 Medical and public health social workers 70 $41,540 $32,780 - 51,190 24% 77%
31 Clergy 70 $40,880 $18,680 - 74,780 19% 75%
32 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 70 $39,760 $33,730 - 49,470 30% 77%
33 Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates 60 $114,430 $91,800 - 138,070 5% 99%
34 Computer and information systems managers 60 $90,890 $58,450 - 127,880 16% 73%
35 Mechanical engineers 60 $71,240 $50,280 - 98,440 4% 78%
36 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 60 $66,370 $42,890 - 98,700 16% 99%
37 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $60,640 $35,150 - 85,400 27% 50%
38 Training and development specialists 60 $44,480 $30,390 - 60,200 18% 56%
39 Librarians 60 $43,510 $27,080 - 63,570 4% 85%
40 Advertising sales agents 50 $48,880 $18,200 - 105,650 20% 56%
41 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 50 $46,540 $34,820 - 71,050 18% 56%
42 Community and social service specialists, all other 50 $45,580 $36,040 - 56,540 25% 58%
43 Insurance underwriters 50 $44,900 $33,190 - 63,620 6% 53%
44 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 50 $0 $ - 17% 56%
45 Dentists, general 40 $212,230 $119,520 - 9% 100%
46 Sales managers 40 $117,220 $48,710 - 10% 69%
47 Architects, except landscape and naval 40 $65,720 $43,970 - 111,170 18% 88%
48 Speech-language pathologists 40 $63,330 $43,870 - 80,490 11% 98%
49 Postmasters and mail superintendents 40 $55,850 $41,230 - 75,090 -1% 55%
50 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 40 $54,810 $37,390 - 79,990 5% 58%
51 Computer programmers 40 $54,340 $31,440 - 85,490 -4% 73%
52 Environmental engineers 40 $54,300 $24,530 - 79,440 25% 86%
53 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $49,460 $34,210 - 87,350 18% 56%
54 Graphic designers 40 $44,780 $26,830 - 86,510 10% 55%
55 Instructional coordinators 40 $41,030 $24,760 - 57,440 23% 79%
56 Self-enrichment education teachers 40 $38,800 $23,630 - 54,840 23% 54%
57 Veterinarians 30 $87,690 $44,450 - 129,460 35% 100%
58 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 30 $57,420 $38,130 - 87,260 -5% 96%
59 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 30 $42,910 $28,310 - 60,350 34% 73%
60 Public relations specialists 30 $42,710 $33,120 - 63,880 18% 81%
61 Health educators 30 $41,210 $28,680 - 68,950 26% 58%
62 Floral designers 30 $23,830 $18,020 - 30,920 -9% 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 Cashiers 2,070 $18,280 $15,500 - 22,780 -3% 10%
2 Retail salespersons 1,790 $25,140 $16,000 - 40,380 12% 25%
3 Team assemblers 1,460 $26,750 $20,770 - 32,400 0% 5%
4 Waiters and waitresses 1,270 $18,200 $15,380 - 26,470 11% 14%
5 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,240 $28,270 $17,680 - 40,360 1% 18%
6 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1,000 $30,110 $21,210 - 40,600 13% 16%
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 940 $21,560 $16,040 - 30,740 -8% 8%
8 Teacher assistants 880 $19,980 $15,470 - 28,630 10% 18%
9 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 860 $16,740 $15,420 - 19,410 18% 5%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 800 $24,930 $17,260 - 35,170 15% 4%
11 Home health aides 760 $26,830 $18,890 - 36,420 49% 7%
12 Office clerks, general 750 $23,770 $15,820 - 33,640 13% 19%
13 Food preparation workers 740 $19,620 $15,650 - 25,680 15% 7%
14 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 630 $34,250 $27,500 - 40,650 14% 7%
15 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 630 $24,200 $20,290 - 31,820 18% 7%
16 Maintenance and repair workers, general 600 $35,710 $22,250 - 54,730 10% 6%
17 Carpenters 590 $44,520 $29,130 - 65,010 10% 6%
18 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 590 $19,510 $15,680 - 24,470 13% 5%
19 Customer service representatives 570 $29,050 $17,560 - 43,600 25% 22%
20 Receptionists and information clerks 550 $22,910 $17,270 - 30,210 17% 13%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 500 $43,390 $28,550 - 63,150 6% 29%
22 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 500 $23,560 $16,080 - 35,400 2% 5%
23 Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 490 $35,450 $28,260 - 40,600 -18% 0%
24 General and operations managers 480 $95,900 $47,860 - 2% 48%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 430 $37,450 $23,780 - 57,050 4% 25%
26 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 420 $24,270 $17,710 - 31,610 18% 6%
27 Construction laborers 410 $33,350 $21,550 - 50,790 11% 5%
28 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 390 $37,820 $27,530 - 50,280 15% 18%
29 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 380 $35,720 $21,280 - 52,950 14% 4%
30 Cooks, restaurant 380 $24,190 $17,300 - 31,650 12% 5%
31 Dishwashers 380 $17,810 $15,480 - 22,120 10% 3%
32 Highway maintenance workers 370 $31,570 $26,360 - 39,290 9% 5%
33 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 370 $25,400 $16,770 - 38,070 8% 4%
34 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 340 $34,990 $26,180 - 47,060 10% 4%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 340 $32,330 $19,080 - 53,980 11% 14%
36 Bus drivers, school 310 $29,590 $20,510 - 40,210 9% 4%
37 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 290 $61,450 $39,550 - 83,480 -5% 15%
38 Child care workers 270 $19,490 $15,420 - 25,180 18% 15%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 260 $57,030 $41,640 - 91,660 9% 10%
40 Amusement and recreation attendants 260 $17,050 $15,520 - 20,080 24% 22%
41 Industrial truck and tractor operators 250 $36,140 $26,000 - 41,640 -2% 2%
42 Physicians and surgeons, all other 220 $184,450 $98,800 - 0% 0%
43 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 210 $37,630 $26,830 - 54,810 8% 3%
44 Machinists 200 $40,000 $28,360 - 52,150 -3% 3%
45 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 200 $35,010 $24,050 - 49,380 -7% 14%
46 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 190 $57,980 $36,510 - 84,100 7% 13%
47 Word processors and typists 190 $28,220 $20,390 - 36,540 -12% 19%
48 Tellers 190 $24,010 $17,410 - 35,490 14% 16%
49 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 180 $37,680 $22,120 - 52,140 11% 33%
50 Medical secretaries 180 $27,490 $22,330 - 31,640 17% 18%
51 Preschool teachers, except special education 180 $22,620 $17,400 - 29,900 26% 43%
52 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 180 $16,710 $15,480 - 19,140 12% 6%
53 Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 170 $33,340 $20,540 - 48,910 -9% 3%
54 Bartenders 170 $19,040 $15,430 - 25,190 11% 17%
55 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 170 $17,960 $15,520 - 21,020 10% 8%
56 Postal service mail carriers 160 $0 $ - 1% 11%
57 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 150 $50,000 $32,030 - 65,900 11% 4%
58 Electricians 150 $42,590 $23,520 - 61,320 7% 7%
59 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 150 $29,560 $16,010 - 74,030 12% 6%
60 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 150 $26,270 $17,810 - 35,980 11% 5%
61 Counter and rental clerks 150 $25,470 $17,930 - 35,400 23% 16%
62 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 140 $72,990 $66,580 - 82,600 5% 8%
63 Recreation workers 140 $22,180 $15,270 - 32,210 13% 47%
64 Security guards 140 $21,690 $16,260 - 30,280 17% 13%
65 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 130 $38,970 $26,550 - 59,150 9% 3%
66 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 130 $27,750 $21,260 - 35,570 4% 15%
67 Dental assistants 120 $33,230 $19,040 - 41,050 29% 9%
68 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 120 $32,090 $16,270 - 41,210 -13% 0%
69 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 120 $28,820 $18,530 - 39,040 4% 6%
70 Pharmacy technicians 120 $28,530 $20,880 - 37,550 32% 16%
71 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 120 $21,020 $16,830 - 28,200 10% 5%
72 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 120 $19,590 $16,340 - 25,270 10% 17%
73 Computer support specialists 110 $41,730 $27,790 - 64,750 13% 43%
74 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 110 $24,830 $19,250 - 32,490 4% 0%
75 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $42,830 $27,380 - 62,000 4% 30%
76 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 100 $39,860 $28,400 - 53,460 13% 11%
77 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 100 $33,380 $23,800 - 50,420 -1% 22%
78 Parts salespersons 100 $29,780 $21,340 - 39,810 -2% 6%
79 Medical records and health information technicians 100 $28,210 $20,090 - 39,610 18% 12%
80 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 90 $40,310 $29,330 - 53,440 12% 3%
81 Healthcare support workers, all other 90 $26,290 $20,290 - 37,360 16% 10%
82 Medical assistants 90 $25,910 $18,920 - 35,250 35% 10%
83 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 90 $22,490 $17,440 - 26,590 17% 14%
84 Packers and packagers, hand 90 $21,550 $15,700 - 31,500 -12% 3%
85 Insurance sales agents 90 $0 $ - 13% 45%
86 Dental hygienists 80 $63,950 $53,000 - 82,490 30% 33%
87 Painters, construction and maintenance 80 $42,090 $24,830 - 92,000 12% 6%
88 Driver/sales workers 80 $33,780 $15,920 - 49,720 -5% 4%
89 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 80 $25,130 $20,520 - 33,820 6% 0%
90 Sales representatives, services, all other 70 $59,830 $23,930 - 86,240 28% 48%
91 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 70 $57,650 $40,680 - 79,350 16% 43%
92 Appraisers and assessors of real estate 70 $44,480 $35,710 - 52,880 17% 44%
93 First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 70 $40,120 $23,880 - 54,960 16% 26%
94 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 70 $32,350 $23,810 - 41,240 11% 29%
95 Library assistants, clerical 70 $20,010 $16,020 - 28,660 8% 37%
96 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 60 $67,970 $48,310 - 93,450 4% 38%
97 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 60 $52,140 $35,810 - 75,980 0% 42%
98 Loan officers 60 $51,460 $30,110 - 80,260 12% 49%
99 Food service managers 60 $46,430 $30,230 - 68,010 5% 24%
100 Chefs and head cooks 60 $44,800 $21,680 - 76,420 8% 14%
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Jobs More Common Near Glens Falls Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 35,450 490 17.7
Legislators 73,660 220 14.5
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 24,830 110 14.1
Highway maintenance workers 31,570 370 12
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 33,340 170 8.8
Rehabilitation counselors 30,510 160 4.9
Word processors and typists 28,220 190 4.5
Team assemblers 26,750 1,460 4.2
Teachers and instructors, all other 31,710 630 3.7
Amusement and recreation attendants 17,050 260 3.2
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,090 120 3
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 34,250 630 2.7
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 72,990 140 2.6
Home health aides 26,830 760 2.5
Food preparation workers 19,620 740 2.5
Special education teachers, secondary school 56,990 110 2.4
Physicians and surgeons, all other 184,450 220 2.4
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 55,930 160 2.3
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 57,670 480 2.3
Bus drivers, school 29,590 310 2.2
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 56,460 740 2.2
Teacher assistants 19,980 880 2.1
Dishwashers 17,810 380 2.1
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 49,050 170 2.1
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,510 590 1.9
Carpenters 44,520 590 1.9
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,270 1,240 1.9
Medical records and health information technicians 28,210 100 1.7
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 37,630 210 1.7
Cashiers 18,280 2,070 1.7
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 35,720 380 1.7
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 21,020 120 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 39,860 100 1.6
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 30,110 1,000 1.6
Waiters and waitresses 18,200 1,270 1.5
Machinists 40,000 200 1.5
Recreation workers 22,180 140 1.5
Elementary school teachers, except special education 56,430 680 1.4
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 38,970 130 1.4
Industrial engineers 68,430 100 1.4
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,560 940 1.4
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 93,560 100 1.4
Receptionists and information clerks 22,910 550 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 61,450 290 1.4
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,710 600 1.4
Parts salespersons 29,780 100 1.3
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 26,270 150 1.3
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,200 630 1.3
Child care workers 19,490 270 1.3
Postal service mail carriers 0 160 1.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Legislators 73,660 2.07 220
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 72,990 1.59 140
Home health aides 26,830 1.26 760
Industrial truck and tractor operators 36,140 1.2 250
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 29,560 1.18 150
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 61,450 1.16 290
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 57,670 1.15 480
Carpenters 44,520 1.14 590
Elementary school teachers, except special education 56,430 1.13 680
Bus drivers, school 29,590 1.13 310
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 55,930 1.12 160
Cooks, restaurant 24,190 1.11 380
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 26,270 1.11 150
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 35,450 1.11 490
Special education teachers, secondary school 56,990 1.1 110
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 56,460 1.1 740
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 19,590 1.1 120
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 33,340 1.1 170
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,090 1.09 120
Counter and rental clerks 25,470 1.09 150
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,930 1.09 800
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 50,000 1.08 150
Machinists 40,000 1.08 200
Construction laborers 33,350 1.07 410
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 32,330 1.07 340
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 21,020 1.06 120
Pharmacists 110,270 1.05 120
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 35,010 1.04 200
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,710 1.04 600
Physicians and surgeons, all other 184,450 1.03 220
Dishwashers 17,810 1.03 380
Dental assistants 33,230 1.03 120
Retail salespersons 25,140 1.03 1,790
Food preparation workers 19,620 1.02 740
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,510 1.02 590
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 57,980 1.02 190
Pharmacy technicians 28,530 1.02 120
Social and human service assistants 28,800 1.01 110
Tellers 24,010 1.01 190
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 28,820 1.01 120
Child care workers 19,490 1.01 270
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,200 1.01 630
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 17,960 1.01 170
Accountants and auditors 59,810 1 280
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 24,270 1 420
General and operations managers 95,900 0.99 480
Computer support specialists 41,730 0.99 110
Cashiers 18,280 0.99 2,070
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 35,720 0.98 380
Bartenders 19,040 0.98 170

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