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Kingston Employment

Employment and Industries in the Kingston, New York Area

The Kingston region's economy is based on tourism, agriculture, technology and heavy and light industries. The Kingston area is attractive to new businesses due to the cost of doing business being lower than areas to the south and also New York City. Kingston is a federally designated Enterprise Community. Kingston has also been designated as one of the communities in the EZ program. The program provides existing and new businesses a variety of incentives.

The major employment sectors in Kingston are healthcare, education, government, finance and insurance, professional, scientific and technical services, and social services. About 31% of the workers in Kingston are employed in management, professional and related occupations. Approximately 25% of the workforce is employed in sales and office jobs. Service occupations comprise about 19% of the workforce.

Facts about Kingston, New York: In 2009 the average salary in Kingston was $28,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 94.3. The country's average is 100. Regarding the adult population, 21% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

The significant employers located in the Kingston region:

  • Kingston Hospital
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
  • Ulster County
  • Hannaford Bros Co
  • Lowe's Home Centers, Inc
  • Macy's Retail Holdings, Inc
  • Ulster Home Care Inc
  • Huck International, Inc
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Ulster Savings Bank
  • Sears Roebuck and Co
  • Oberkirch Children's Residence
  • Sunwize Technologies, Inc
  • Wolftec, Inc
  • Jahn Mallen Communications Inc
  • Frank H Reis Inc

Kingston companies are provided information and assistance from associations including:

Those interested in learning about local business and industry activities may want to read the Daily Freeman.

Most Popular Jobs in Kingston, 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 1,090 $59,480 $44,500 - 77,220 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 940 $69,870 $42,480 - 98,840 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 580 $69,260 $43,900 - 100,060 6% 96%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 530 $34,430 $25,980 - 41,750 9% 54%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 510 $68,040 $46,220 - 97,930 11% 95%
6 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 480 $69,700 $26,420 - 142,290 8% 51%
7 Accountants and auditors 470 $64,470 $35,300 - 118,980 18% 79%
8 Social and human service assistants 250 $38,870 $25,610 - 50,770 34% 58%
9 Rehabilitation counselors 220 $26,760 $21,810 - 32,770 23% 73%
10 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 210 $62,460 $39,090 - 91,800 20% 87%
11 Lawyers 190 $83,730 $54,990 - 146,430 11% 99%
12 Child, family, and school social workers 170 $49,380 $24,790 - 74,520 19% 77%
13 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 160 $62,010 $38,060 - 101,360 13% 73%
14 Managers, all other 160 $60,250 $35,860 - 87,010 7% 55%
15 Medical and health services managers 150 $87,910 $54,610 - 129,950 16% 57%
16 Special education teachers, secondary school 150 $68,810 $44,990 - 100,510 9% 87%
17 Social workers, all other 150 $46,630 $28,150 - 62,770 18% 77%
18 Legislators 140 $74,160 $68,390 - 84,720 1% 65%
19 Computer programmers 130 $51,350 $33,600 - 75,640 -4% 73%
20 Chief executives 120 $122,710 $75,590 - 2% 65%
21 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 120 $100,920 $67,890 - 132,340 8% 78%
22 Public relations specialists 120 $38,350 $25,870 - 60,900 18% 81%
23 Editors 120 $0 $ - 2% 81%
24 Pharmacists 110 $102,870 $63,660 - 130,050 22% 97%
25 Social and community service managers 110 $69,350 $45,700 - 96,840 25% 72%
26 Librarians 110 $62,380 $42,800 - 89,990 4% 85%
27 Self-enrichment education teachers 110 $37,260 $20,360 - 58,900 23% 54%
28 Coaches and scouts 110 $34,650 $23,130 - 47,120 15% 60%
29 Physical therapists 100 $85,400 $55,650 - 155,430 27% 89%
30 Speech-language pathologists 90 $71,590 $43,950 - 103,320 11% 98%
31 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 90 $67,740 $35,900 - 102,240 16% 99%
32 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 90 $43,470 $27,840 - 64,100 34% 73%
33 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 80 $87,590 $34,990 - 25% 67%
34 Special education teachers, middle school 80 $68,110 $47,390 - 92,930 16% 87%
35 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 80 $45,570 $31,400 - 63,540 30% 77%
36 Advertising sales agents 80 $42,800 $25,090 - 63,340 20% 56%
37 Graphic designers 80 $33,280 $18,710 - 51,000 10% 55%
38 Sales managers 70 $105,400 $37,270 - 10% 69%
39 Instructional coordinators 70 $55,420 $32,520 - 94,690 23% 79%
40 Medical and public health social workers 70 $50,790 $35,460 - 70,910 24% 77%
41 Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates 60 $118,200 $108,040 - 136,190 5% 99%
42 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 60 $72,480 $48,670 - 101,860 -5% 96%
43 Mechanical engineers 60 $65,210 $46,030 - 88,140 4% 78%
44 Postmasters and mail superintendents 60 $59,960 $45,500 - 77,100 -1% 55%
45 Mental health counselors 60 $50,290 $29,570 - 66,580 30% 73%
46 Market research analysts 60 $47,170 $24,200 - 79,050 20% 82%
47 Community and social service specialists, all other 60 $41,150 $22,290 - 63,880 25% 58%
48 Clergy 60 $38,300 $21,510 - 70,790 19% 75%
49 Dentists, general 50 $172,570 $82,250 - 9% 100%
50 Management analysts 50 $83,000 $43,200 - 146,720 22% 78%
51 Occupational therapists 50 $70,040 $51,030 - 96,800 23% 90%
52 Network and computer systems administrators 50 $68,550 $42,210 - 108,820 27% 50%
53 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 50 $58,300 $38,640 - 84,820 5% 58%
54 Insurance underwriters 50 $54,270 $38,090 - 75,240 6% 53%
55 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 50 $50,390 $32,580 - 75,820 18% 56%
56 Floral designers 50 $23,440 $17,760 - 31,420 -9% 55%
57 Computer systems analysts 40 $64,010 $35,500 - 84,390 29% 68%
58 Personal financial advisors 40 $58,190 $24,300 - 80,390 41% 81%
59 Detectives and criminal investigators 40 $55,100 $44,850 - 63,910 17% 54%
60 Training and development specialists 40 $53,830 $32,500 - 83,780 18% 56%
61 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 40 $47,930 $29,460 - 74,660 24% 78%
62 Producers and directors 40 $0 $ - 11% 75%
63 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 40 $0 $ - 17% 56%
64 Civil engineers 30 $69,750 $42,010 - 101,310 18% 87%
65 Environmental engineers 30 $66,750 $52,020 - 88,690 25% 86%

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 2,370 $19,550 $15,550 - 25,410 -3% 10%
2 Retail salespersons 2,270 $25,950 $16,080 - 38,250 12% 25%
3 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,560 $29,290 $19,320 - 40,450 1% 18%
4 Teacher assistants 1,220 $23,080 $16,870 - 30,800 10% 18%
5 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1,200 $31,250 $16,580 - 43,470 13% 16%
6 Waiters and waitresses 1,160 $23,330 $15,510 - 37,990 11% 14%
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 1,030 $22,920 $16,060 - 31,970 -8% 8%
8 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 970 $27,120 $16,320 - 40,300 15% 4%
9 Office clerks, general 970 $24,860 $15,860 - 35,900 13% 19%
10 Food preparation workers 860 $20,150 $15,590 - 26,670 15% 7%
11 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 770 $18,180 $15,590 - 22,840 10% 8%
12 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 740 $40,500 $26,430 - 58,160 15% 18%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 720 $44,480 $29,300 - 62,540 6% 29%
14 Maintenance and repair workers, general 720 $32,880 $18,040 - 49,140 10% 6%
15 Bus drivers, school 690 $29,330 $22,200 - 38,630 9% 4%
16 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 650 $17,740 $15,480 - 21,020 18% 5%
17 Receptionists and information clerks 620 $24,100 $16,280 - 34,210 17% 13%
18 Personal and home care aides 620 $21,830 $17,200 - 26,000 51% 10%
19 Customer service representatives 590 $27,880 $17,670 - 42,190 25% 22%
20 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 580 $25,340 $20,980 - 32,020 18% 7%
21 General and operations managers 560 $91,000 $45,890 - 158,330 2% 48%
22 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 520 $23,210 $15,820 - 33,210 2% 5%
23 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 510 $39,230 $29,700 - 50,470 14% 7%
24 Child care workers 510 $21,970 $16,450 - 26,420 18% 15%
25 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 500 $38,040 $21,480 - 57,430 14% 4%
26 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 490 $37,110 $22,390 - 51,440 10% 4%
27 Carpenters 480 $41,990 $27,020 - 62,690 10% 6%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 470 $40,970 $26,360 - 57,980 4% 25%
29 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 460 $26,970 $17,870 - 38,320 8% 4%
30 Recreation workers 450 $22,860 $15,490 - 34,160 13% 47%
31 Construction laborers 440 $39,280 $20,510 - 79,350 11% 5%
32 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 430 $23,480 $16,090 - 38,560 13% 5%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 420 $31,810 $18,300 - 48,050 11% 14%
34 Highway maintenance workers 340 $37,760 $29,770 - 47,050 9% 5%
35 Team assemblers 340 $29,240 $20,430 - 39,560 0% 5%
36 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 330 $29,660 $18,610 - 45,710 18% 6%
37 Dishwashers 330 $18,010 $15,490 - 21,470 10% 3%
38 Cooks, restaurant 320 $27,980 $21,350 - 36,970 12% 5%
39 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 310 $44,320 $29,440 - 60,490 11% 33%
40 Security guards 310 $27,080 $17,910 - 41,220 17% 13%
41 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 280 $45,550 $33,940 - 59,630 8% 3%
42 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 280 $27,800 $20,250 - 38,280 4% 6%
43 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 270 $19,460 $15,810 - 28,920 12% 6%
44 Bartenders 250 $22,230 $15,540 - 34,300 11% 17%
45 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 240 $68,570 $42,730 - 113,670 9% 10%
46 Tellers 240 $22,970 $18,200 - 29,080 14% 16%
47 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 220 $49,850 $23,850 - 119,610 11% 4%
48 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 220 $49,400 $32,060 - 73,540 -5% 15%
49 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 220 $37,750 $25,360 - 52,110 9% 3%
50 Helpers--production workers 220 $24,050 $17,670 - 31,530 -1% 4%
51 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 210 $24,560 $15,500 - 39,030 10% 5%
52 Electricians 200 $56,290 $41,670 - 81,270 7% 7%
53 Word processors and typists 190 $32,210 $25,060 - 39,830 -12% 19%
54 Counter and rental clerks 190 $29,230 $17,000 - 48,120 23% 16%
55 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 190 $27,540 $17,330 - 39,350 11% 5%
56 Bakers 190 $24,370 $20,640 - 30,580 10% 8%
57 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 190 $20,960 $15,630 - 32,420 12% 6%
58 Postal service mail carriers 190 $0 $ - 1% 11%
59 Physicians and surgeons, all other 180 $193,480 $109,000 - 0% 0%
60 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 180 $63,680 $40,220 - 89,990 7% 13%
61 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 180 $29,140 $16,560 - 41,560 27% 47%
62 Cooks, fast food 180 $18,350 $15,530 - 22,490 8% 5%
63 Computer support specialists 170 $43,220 $23,940 - 64,280 13% 43%
64 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 170 $31,080 $21,920 - 44,950 4% 15%
65 Preschool teachers, except special education 170 $28,450 $17,540 - 42,170 26% 43%
66 First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 160 $36,760 $23,880 - 50,840 16% 26%
67 Driver/sales workers 160 $24,470 $15,900 - 35,220 -5% 4%
68 Data entry keyers 150 $25,160 $16,090 - 34,750 -5% 18%
69 Dental assistants 140 $33,290 $25,370 - 45,330 29% 9%
70 Legal secretaries 140 $31,640 $22,240 - 41,210 12% 18%
71 Administrative services managers 130 $86,390 $58,210 - 114,410 12% 40%
72 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 130 $22,410 $15,900 - 30,160 14% 3%
73 Dental hygienists 120 $66,820 $43,130 - 83,660 30% 33%
74 Radiologic technologists and technicians 120 $64,530 $42,650 - 83,380 15% 25%
75 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 120 $31,770 $15,830 - 50,210 2% 11%
76 Medical assistants 120 $28,540 $20,140 - 37,440 35% 10%
77 Insurance sales agents 110 $75,040 $30,170 - 13% 45%
78 Printing machine operators 110 $40,120 $27,000 - 58,450 -6% 6%
79 Industrial truck and tractor operators 110 $28,870 $22,100 - 36,780 -2% 2%
80 Medical secretaries 110 $28,340 $21,280 - 39,010 17% 18%
81 Nonfarm animal caretakers 110 $20,510 $17,040 - 24,710 18% 16%
82 Postal service clerks 110 $0 $ - 1% 11%
83 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 110 $0 $ - 10% 17%
84 Food service managers 100 $53,250 $32,220 - 87,120 5% 24%
85 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 100 $33,560 $25,760 - 44,730 -7% 14%
86 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 100 $32,340 $25,240 - 42,370 -1% 22%
87 Medical records and health information technicians 100 $30,090 $17,970 - 55,440 18% 12%
88 Pharmacy technicians 100 $27,660 $17,830 - 42,110 32% 16%
89 Structural iron and steel workers 90 $81,270 $39,270 - 135,090 6% 4%
90 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 90 $62,750 $41,340 - 94,430 16% 43%
91 Sales representatives, services, all other 90 $55,060 $28,820 - 81,820 28% 48%
92 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 90 $48,410 $29,050 - 73,910 4% 30%
93 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 90 $39,950 $28,050 - 52,930 13% 11%
94 Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 90 $34,260 $21,720 - 47,610 14% 11%
95 Library assistants, clerical 90 $27,410 $17,170 - 40,810 8% 37%
96 Switchboard operators, including answering service 90 $25,260 $16,890 - 39,800 -8% 10%
97 Packers and packagers, hand 90 $21,500 $15,580 - 30,580 -12% 3%
98 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 80 $75,160 $46,910 - 98,070 4% 38%
99 Construction and building inspectors 80 $46,960 $31,850 - 67,200 18% 23%
100 Industrial machinery mechanics 80 $45,410 $34,280 - 55,110 9% 5%
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Jobs More Common Near Kingston Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Highway maintenance workers 37,760 340 9.7
Legislators 74,160 140 8.1
Social workers, all other 46,630 150 6.2
Rehabilitation counselors 26,760 220 6
Bus drivers, school 29,330 690 4.3
Recreation workers 22,860 450 4.2
Word processors and typists 32,210 190 3.9
Postal service clerks 0 110 3.8
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 18,180 770 3.7
Bakers 24,370 190 3.5
Personal and home care aides 21,830 620 3.5
First-line supervisors/managers of personal service workers 36,760 160 3.1
Special education teachers, secondary school 68,810 150 2.9
Teachers and instructors, all other 34,430 530 2.8
Editors 0 120 2.7
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 62,460 210 2.6
Teacher assistants 23,080 1,220 2.6
Food preparation workers 20,150 860 2.5
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 24,560 210 2.5
Social and community service managers 69,350 110 2.4
Child care workers 21,970 510 2.2
Nonfarm animal caretakers 20,510 110 2.1
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 37,750 220 2.1
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 29,290 1,560 2.1
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 68,040 510 2.1
Social and human service assistants 38,870 250 2
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 45,550 280 2
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 38,040 500 1.9
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 29,140 180 1.9
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 39,230 510 1.9
Librarians 62,380 110 1.9
Elementary school teachers, except special education 69,870 940 1.7
Cashiers 19,550 2,370 1.7
Dental hygienists 66,820 120 1.7
Self-enrichment education teachers 37,260 110 1.7
Physicians and surgeons, all other 193,480 180 1.7
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 62,010 160 1.7
Coaches and scouts 34,650 110 1.7
Child, family, and school social workers 49,380 170 1.7
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 31,250 1,200 1.6
Dishwashers 18,010 330 1.6
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 19,460 270 1.6
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 31,770 120 1.6
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 69,260 580 1.5
Medical records and health information technicians 30,090 100 1.5
Physical therapists 85,400 100 1.5
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 100,920 120 1.5
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 27,540 190 1.5
Radiologic technologists and technicians 64,530 120 1.5
Printing machine operators 40,120 110 1.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Legislators 74,160 2.08 140
Elementary school teachers, except special education 69,870 1.4 940
Social and human service assistants 38,870 1.37 250
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 69,260 1.36 580
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 68,040 1.35 510
Insurance sales agents 75,040 1.33 110
Special education teachers, secondary school 68,810 1.33 150
Cooks, restaurant 27,980 1.29 320
Construction laborers 39,280 1.26 440
Radiologic technologists and technicians 64,530 1.26 120
Counter and rental clerks 29,230 1.25 190
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 62,460 1.25 210
Waiters and waitresses 23,330 1.25 1,160
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 24,560 1.24 210
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 100,920 1.24 120
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 69,700 1.23 480
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 23,480 1.23 430
Printing machine operators 40,120 1.22 110
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 29,660 1.22 330
Child, family, and school social workers 49,380 1.22 170
Social and community service managers 69,350 1.22 110
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 62,010 1.2 160
Electricians 56,290 1.2 200
Librarians 62,380 1.19 110
Administrative services managers 86,390 1.19 130
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 27,120 1.18 970
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 68,570 1.18 240
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 27,540 1.17 190
Bartenders 22,230 1.15 250
Child care workers 21,970 1.14 510
Bus drivers, school 29,330 1.12 690
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 63,680 1.12 180
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 19,460 1.12 270
Preschool teachers, except special education 28,450 1.12 170
Personal and home care aides 21,830 1.09 620
Physicians and surgeons, all other 193,480 1.09 180
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 49,850 1.08 220
Accountants and auditors 64,470 1.08 470
Highway maintenance workers 37,760 1.08 340
Security guards 27,080 1.07 310
Carpenters 41,990 1.07 480
Team assemblers 29,240 1.07 340
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 22,410 1.07 130
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 45,550 1.06 280
Retail salespersons 25,950 1.06 2,270
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,970 1.06 470
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,340 1.06 580
Cooks, fast food 18,350 1.05 180
Cashiers 19,550 1.05 2,370
Dental hygienists 66,820 1.05 120

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