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New York Employment

Employment and Industries in the New York, New York Area

New York City is the largest city in the United States and the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island MSA is the largest MSA in the United States. As one would expect, the New York region has a tremendous concentration of wealth and commerce. New York City alone is home to over 60 Fortune 1000 company headquarters.

New York is one of 11 U.S. global cities (world city or world-class city) and is ranked an "Alpha World City" by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group & Network (cities get ranked as Alpha, Beta, or Gamma World Cities). New York is one of only three US "Alpha" world cities (the others being Chicago and Los Angeles who are ranked below New York). According to Wikipedia, "A... world city... is a city that has a direct and tangible effect on global affairs through socioeconomic, cultural, and/or political means."

Major industries in the New York Metropolitan Area include:

  • Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate - the region is home to offices of at least twenty of the top twenty-five foreign branches of international banks, and at least five of the United States's ten largest insurance companies
  • High-Technology - high technology is greater than a nine billion dollar industry in the New York area
  • Manufacturing and Industry - there are over 10,000 manufacturers and industrial firms in and around New York
  • Media and Entertainment - New York is a hub of media and entertainment with over 140 studios and stages, more than 30 radio stations, offices of more than 200 newspapers, and headquarters to more than 350 consumer magazines
  • Non-Profit Organizations - New York City alone is home to 20,000 not-for-profit businesses of all types
  • Professional Services - professional services are another of the region's major industries with headquarters of at least ten of largest US-based consulting firms, 6 of the world's top 10 securities firms, 3 of the Big Five accounting firms, and offices of over 200 international banks

New York City is also home to two of the world's major stock exchanges, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the NASDAQ. International shipping is also a major part of the region's economy due to New York's natural harbor as well as the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal in New Jersey.

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), New York receives the second highest amount of annual funding from the NIH of all cities in the United States.

Some of the major business/education organizations in and around New York include:

Some major companies of note in and around New York City include:

  • Citigroup
  • American Intl. Group
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Verizon Communications
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Pfizer
  • Merrill Lynch
  • MetLife
  • Prudential Financial
  • Time Warner
  • Goldman Sachs Group
  • Lehman Brothers
  • American Express
  • New York Life Insurance

The Business and Financial News section of the New York Times, and Crain's New York Business are excellent sources of information on business in the New York metropolitan area. New Jersey Business Magazine is another good source of business information for the New Jersey portion of the New York MSA.

Most Popular Jobs in New York, 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 97,790 $82,290 $58,310 - 107,720 24% 56%
2 Accountants and auditors 69,830 $83,420 $49,050 - 131,690 18% 79%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 68,630 $73,210 $27,410 - 142,590 8% 51%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 53,790 $65,120 $42,640 - 96,100 14% 95%
5 Lawyers 52,680 $155,980 $76,050 - 11% 99%
6 Financial managers 45,940 $154,200 $81,820 - 13% 60%
7 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 40,020 $69,370 $44,810 - 102,210 6% 96%
8 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 36,260 $125,340 $40,730 - 25% 67%
9 Financial analysts 35,140 $111,110 $54,610 - 34% 87%
10 Computer software engineers, applications 26,410 $95,570 $60,490 - 135,290 45% 85%
11 Management analysts 26,220 $98,840 $51,570 - 22% 78%
12 Computer systems analysts 25,590 $91,940 $55,430 - 134,680 29% 68%
13 Computer programmers 24,090 $78,650 $44,030 - 123,770 -4% 73%
14 Advertising sales agents 23,410 $65,850 $32,930 - 102,590 20% 56%
15 Teachers and instructors, all other 21,240 $41,520 $22,170 - 63,850 9% 54%
16 Personal financial advisors 20,270 $138,680 $48,850 - 41% 81%
17 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 19,990 $68,880 $44,900 - 101,090 11% 95%
18 Market research analysts 18,760 $73,400 $38,380 - 119,270 20% 82%
19 Public relations specialists 18,620 $67,020 $37,380 - 102,780 18% 81%
20 Computer and information systems managers 18,540 $145,730 $90,160 - 16% 73%
21 Graphic designers 17,050 $57,050 $33,150 - 87,440 10% 55%
22 Social and human service assistants 17,000 $30,100 $19,300 - 43,740 34% 58%
23 Child, family, and school social workers 15,970 $52,300 $32,540 - 81,180 19% 77%
24 Editors 15,700 $78,880 $37,080 - 134,650 2% 81%
25 Medical and health services managers 15,540 $111,380 $64,030 - 16% 57%
26 Network systems and data communications analysts 14,970 $84,920 $50,290 - 125,090 53% 57%
27 Network and computer systems administrators 14,250 $84,500 $54,030 - 124,220 27% 50%
28 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 14,200 $70,690 $36,330 - 141,120 18% 56%
29 Self-enrichment education teachers 13,990 $55,840 $22,010 - 96,690 23% 54%
30 Managers, all other 13,740 $112,030 $57,710 - 7% 55%
31 Sales managers 13,570 $156,750 $78,230 - 10% 69%
32 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 13,290 $68,960 $30,860 - 116,100 5% 58%
33 Marketing managers 12,730 $148,200 $80,380 - 14% 69%
34 Computer software engineers, systems software 12,550 $102,990 $68,070 - 145,770 28% 85%
35 Producers and directors 12,380 $113,400 $40,390 - 11% 75%
36 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 11,270 $93,040 $38,070 - 159,900 12% 51%
37 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 11,270 $62,830 $35,190 - 99,240 13% 73%
38 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 10,600 $64,890 $44,680 - 88,370 18% 56%
39 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 10,420 $105,200 $73,760 - 138,770 8% 78%
40 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 10,000 $67,310 $39,640 - 100,340 20% 87%
41 Architects, except landscape and naval 9,920 $84,910 $47,040 - 130,160 18% 88%
42 Community and social service specialists, all other 9,770 $44,310 $31,800 - 63,170 25% 58%
43 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 9,560 $60,400 $24,320 - 98,910 17% 56%
44 Chief executives 8,850 $205,860 $129,170 - 2% 65%
45 Pharmacists 8,700 $103,190 $66,570 - 131,710 22% 97%
46 Training and development specialists 8,360 $65,770 $38,720 - 100,280 18% 56%
47 Rehabilitation counselors 8,360 $31,390 $20,060 - 48,400 23% 73%
48 Special education teachers, secondary school 7,890 $71,540 $46,560 - 102,270 9% 87%
49 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 7,690 $49,680 $33,380 - 66,970 30% 77%
50 Special education teachers, middle school 7,420 $64,320 $44,980 - 94,690 16% 87%
51 Financial specialists, all other 7,330 $76,160 $44,720 - 114,680 12% 50%
52 Fashion designers 7,140 $80,270 $39,120 - 134,430 5% 55%
53 Physical therapists 7,130 $78,670 $56,800 - 108,860 27% 89%
54 Database administrators 7,010 $88,860 $49,940 - 131,800 29% 72%
55 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 6,920 $60,820 $45,440 - 79,500 12% 51%
56 Social and community service managers 6,730 $82,680 $49,450 - 126,670 25% 72%
57 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 6,670 $44,750 $29,320 - 62,490 34% 73%
58 Civil engineers 6,450 $82,640 $53,280 - 123,420 18% 87%
59 Social workers, all other 6,430 $52,520 $33,480 - 76,880 18% 77%
60 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 5,970 $83,330 $52,230 - 119,910 16% 99%
61 Sales and related workers, all other 5,870 $44,730 $17,920 - 76,650 14% 62%
62 Credit analysts 5,860 $103,880 $52,780 - 2% 60%
63 Medical and public health social workers 5,800 $56,200 $36,360 - 81,130 24% 77%
64 Public relations managers 5,600 $135,370 $74,610 - 17% 75%
65 Detectives and criminal investigators 5,590 $65,580 $35,690 - 104,030 17% 54%
66 Insurance underwriters 5,440 $84,310 $46,670 - 130,450 6% 53%
67 Musicians and singers 5,400 $0 $ - 10% 53%
68 Writers and authors 5,190 $80,670 $41,040 - 131,910 13% 84%
69 Librarians 5,150 $63,140 $39,500 - 95,700 4% 85%
70 Speech-language pathologists 4,980 $76,290 $50,630 - 112,480 11% 98%
71 Human resources managers, all other 4,810 $116,830 $70,780 - 11% 58%
72 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 4,810 $44,870 $29,750 - 62,850 15% 51%
73 Mental health counselors 4,740 $36,460 $22,220 - 61,900 30% 73%
74 Art directors 4,660 $118,240 $63,260 - 9% 58%
75 Dentists, general 4,540 $142,850 $78,890 - 9% 100%
76 Clergy 4,540 $49,730 $19,740 - 92,150 19% 75%
77 Advertising and promotions managers 4,530 $143,430 $71,390 - 6% 76%
78 Mechanical engineers 4,530 $82,800 $49,750 - 124,610 4% 78%
79 Electrical engineers 4,330 $92,160 $54,550 - 143,030 6% 81%
80 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 4,310 $131,860 $69,080 - 13% 74%
81 Engineering managers 4,130 $143,780 $87,180 - 7% 84%
82 Instructional coordinators 3,940 $63,840 $33,980 - 98,790 23% 79%
83 Physician assistants 3,910 $87,490 $67,760 - 108,300 27% 67%
84 Occupational therapists 3,860 $72,360 $50,260 - 103,920 23% 90%
85 Education administrators, postsecondary 3,830 $106,850 $62,260 - 14% 78%
86 Coaches and scouts 3,800 $43,700 $16,050 - 83,520 15% 60%
87 Actors 3,730 $0 $ - 12% 62%
88 Meeting and convention planners 3,380 $59,170 $37,230 - 88,960 20% 67%
89 Multi-media artists and animators 3,370 $63,390 $38,380 - 92,970 26% 58%
90 Health educators 3,260 $48,040 $32,120 - 72,820 26% 58%
91 Computer specialists, all other 3,240 $73,740 $39,010 - 115,070 15% 68%
92 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 3,210 $92,430 $47,180 - 161,550 20% 99%
93 Reporters and correspondents 3,050 $64,730 $26,810 - 133,000 1% 85%
94 Sales engineers 2,770 $98,630 $55,250 - 148,530 9% 79%
95 Education, training, and library workers, all other 2,760 $50,300 $17,590 - 84,220 11% 79%
96 Interior designers 2,750 $68,870 $36,510 - 103,240 20% 55%
97 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 2,710 $66,110 $34,600 - 103,720 14% 54%
98 Compensation and benefits managers 2,620 $114,360 $66,860 - 12% 58%
99 Chemists 2,500 $76,600 $46,320 - 114,760 9% 93%
100 Dietitians and nutritionists 2,500 $57,100 $42,740 - 76,810 9% 72%

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 158,940 $27,090 $15,940 - 43,980 12% 25%
2 Office clerks, general 115,580 $28,260 $16,160 - 41,870 13% 19%
3 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 107,380 $28,710 $16,390 - 42,560 15% 4%
4 Cashiers 99,550 $20,760 $15,470 - 29,250 -3% 10%
5 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 99,450 $34,060 $22,130 - 48,760 1% 18%
6 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 96,670 $52,300 $34,370 - 75,670 15% 18%
7 Home health aides 86,460 $21,690 $16,230 - 28,140 49% 7%
8 Security guards 79,470 $27,670 $17,450 - 41,120 17% 13%
9 Customer service representatives 79,020 $36,880 $21,170 - 57,480 25% 22%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 75,950 $39,360 $25,220 - 55,700 13% 16%
11 Waiters and waitresses 68,720 $28,320 $16,150 - 44,500 11% 14%
12 Stock clerks and order fillers 65,510 $23,150 $15,710 - 37,590 -8% 8%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 64,020 $57,790 $36,360 - 82,830 6% 29%
14 General and operations managers 61,600 $150,590 $66,350 - 2% 48%
15 Teacher assistants 59,500 $26,620 $17,070 - 37,760 10% 18%
16 Maintenance and repair workers, general 58,710 $39,280 $22,780 - 57,060 10% 6%
17 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 58,560 $25,820 $16,020 - 39,460 2% 5%
18 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 58,280 $32,380 $23,210 - 40,580 18% 7%
19 Receptionists and information clerks 51,310 $28,800 $19,510 - 40,030 17% 13%
20 Food preparation workers 48,630 $23,070 $15,820 - 33,020 15% 7%
21 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 42,390 $18,640 $15,440 - 24,600 18% 5%
22 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 40,690 $60,090 $36,660 - 86,680 11% 33%
23 Child care workers 35,990 $25,620 $16,930 - 32,800 18% 15%
24 Postsecondary teachers, all other 31,070 $0 $ - 0% 0%
25 Carpenters 29,940 $57,730 $27,050 - 98,750 10% 6%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 29,680 $47,890 $24,020 - 75,190 4% 25%
27 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,560 $36,570 $18,090 - 59,150 8% 4%
28 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 28,380 $31,820 $19,320 - 45,220 13% 5%
29 Construction laborers 27,340 $52,930 $25,860 - 79,720 11% 5%
30 Sales representatives, services, all other 26,860 $72,390 $32,280 - 123,820 28% 48%
31 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 26,300 $45,760 $28,820 - 66,230 10% 4%
32 Physicians and surgeons, all other 25,850 $139,240 $54,250 - 0% 0%
33 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 25,650 $30,830 $17,440 - 48,130 4% 6%
34 Electricians 25,560 $73,230 $36,620 - 105,360 7% 7%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 25,510 $34,320 $19,960 - 54,270 11% 14%
36 Cooks, restaurant 24,090 $29,680 $19,890 - 44,130 12% 5%
37 Computer support specialists 23,680 $56,890 $34,170 - 86,340 13% 43%
38 Packers and packagers, hand 22,600 $20,640 $15,490 - 31,160 -12% 3%
39 Tellers 22,310 $26,420 $19,690 - 34,660 14% 16%
40 Paralegals and legal assistants 20,860 $60,670 $39,010 - 83,490 22% 45%
41 Legal secretaries 20,530 $45,430 $30,120 - 62,880 12% 18%
42 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 19,830 $36,360 $24,830 - 50,280 4% 15%
43 Business operations specialists, all other 19,690 $71,500 $40,080 - 109,650 21% 49%
44 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 19,190 $20,520 $15,840 - 27,430 10% 8%
45 Bus drivers, school 19,020 $34,440 $22,460 - 48,200 9% 4%
46 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 18,670 $30,690 $18,410 - 47,700 18% 6%
47 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 18,090 $47,680 $36,260 - 61,370 14% 7%
48 Dishwashers 18,040 $19,370 $15,490 - 25,600 10% 3%
49 Bus drivers, transit and intercity 17,770 $48,720 $30,180 - 63,260 13% 4%
50 Preschool teachers, except special education 16,760 $35,260 $21,700 - 50,300 26% 43%
51 Sewing machine operators 16,360 $22,530 $15,500 - 35,100 -27% 5%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 15,500 $108,480 $53,750 - 4% 38%
53 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 15,500 $39,100 $19,400 - 64,400 14% 4%
54 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 15,320 $21,200 $15,500 - 31,160 12% 6%
55 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 15,070 $32,590 $16,370 - 51,060 12% 6%
56 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 15,050 $81,500 $46,780 - 121,380 9% 10%
57 Bartenders 14,500 $30,170 $16,160 - 50,480 11% 17%
58 Administrative services managers 14,150 $104,870 $64,140 - 158,320 12% 40%
59 Postal service mail carriers 13,920 $0 $ - 1% 11%
60 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 13,630 $60,590 $27,710 - 102,170 11% 4%
61 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 13,330 $37,910 $27,360 - 50,400 3% 18%
62 Parking lot attendants 13,230 $20,600 $15,940 - 27,050 12% 14%
63 Office and administrative support workers, all other 13,140 $28,390 $17,670 - 47,240 -9% 32%
64 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 13,010 $70,690 $46,060 - 98,860 7% 13%
65 Data entry keyers 12,830 $29,410 $18,130 - 41,640 -5% 18%
66 Brokerage clerks 12,720 $48,160 $29,010 - 67,820 20% 31%
67 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 12,520 $0 $ - -8% 12%
68 Recreation workers 12,230 $26,860 $16,240 - 40,380 13% 47%
69 Medical assistants 12,080 $32,670 $22,700 - 43,880 35% 10%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 11,930 $58,790 $31,650 - 94,910 -5% 15%
71 Cooks, fast food 11,870 $19,410 $15,620 - 25,410 8% 5%
72 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 11,810 $67,330 $41,000 - 98,870 9% 47%
73 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 11,060 $21,910 $15,630 - 33,890 10% 5%
74 File clerks 10,570 $27,850 $16,410 - 40,610 -41% 20%
75 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 10,560 $45,940 $28,370 - 66,070 4% 30%
76 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 10,530 $53,650 $17,890 - 97,320 27% 47%
77 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 10,260 $60,500 $30,300 - 82,030 5% 8%
78 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 10,190 $27,880 $17,350 - 41,030 13% 15%
79 Word processors and typists 10,140 $33,830 $22,330 - 48,960 -12% 19%
80 Insurance sales agents 10,060 $80,360 $32,400 - 13% 45%
81 Real estate sales agents 9,650 $87,870 $33,690 - 162,850 11% 45%
82 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 9,650 $50,860 $27,470 - 76,020 9% 3%
83 Dental assistants 9,510 $33,380 $23,710 - 45,270 29% 9%
84 Team assemblers 9,140 $24,250 $15,740 - 39,430 0% 5%
85 Bill and account collectors 8,970 $38,210 $24,160 - 54,690 23% 13%
86 Construction managers 8,910 $129,450 $63,370 - 16% 29%
87 Telemarketers 8,890 $31,970 $16,720 - 52,100 -10% 14%
88 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 8,880 $41,100 $25,250 - 60,400 19% 14%
89 Loan officers 8,850 $85,160 $41,500 - 152,350 12% 49%
90 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 8,850 $30,880 $16,060 - 49,200 14% 3%
91 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 8,840 $25,970 $16,000 - 35,560 10% 17%
92 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 8,790 $63,170 $34,530 - 92,050 10% 17%
93 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 8,740 $32,600 $17,910 - 44,960 10% 24%
94 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 8,680 $41,090 $19,790 - 73,080 2% 11%
95 Medical secretaries 8,590 $37,330 $26,580 - 50,920 17% 18%
96 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 8,560 $65,910 $42,300 - 98,200 16% 43%
97 Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers 8,560 $26,850 $16,070 - 41,030 17% 18%
98 Crossing guards 8,530 $28,550 $21,630 - 34,230 2% 5%
99 Healthcare support workers, all other 8,500 $34,120 $24,050 - 46,390 16% 10%
100 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 8,470 $50,890 $34,560 - 66,290 7% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near New York Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Watch repairers 48,590 520 18.5
Timing device assemblers, adjusters, and calibrators 26,150 210 16.3
Fashion designers 80,270 7,140 15.1
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance 66,410 120 11.5
Barbers 22,410 1,310 11.2
Camera and photographic equipment repairers 33,230 350 10.1
Sewers, hand 27,470 1,040 10
Fabric and apparel patternmakers 58,830 1,360 9.7
Shoe and leather workers and repairers 26,320 700 8.8
Architecture teachers, postsecondary 86,520 850 8.4
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons 179,560 290 7.5
Sound engineering technicians 55,040 3,260 7.5
Paperhangers 50,900 280 7.4
Actors 0 3,730 6.9
Craft artists 43,070 380 6.8
Library science teachers, postsecondary 70,230 200 6.6
Elevator installers and repairers 70,900 3,950 6
Bailiffs 51,650 2,370 5.7
Costume attendants 52,650 480 5.5
Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes 108,060 1,520 5.5
Social sciences teachers, postsecondary, all other 82,890 200 5.5
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 39,990 3,670 5.4
Radio mechanics 61,610 250 5.1
Environmental science teachers, postsecondary 69,520 240 5.1
Set and exhibit designers 56,310 870 5.1
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 21,930 2,220 5
Film and video editors 61,370 2,290 5
Producers and directors 113,400 12,380 5
Brokerage clerks 48,160 12,720 4.7
Postsecondary teachers, all other 0 31,070 4.7
Sociologists 73,960 440 4.3
Bicycle repairers 26,270 400 4.2
Dancers 0 1,310 4.2
Musicians and singers 0 5,400 4.2
Archivists 55,580 500 4.2
Music directors and composers 50,760 1,020 4
Art directors 118,240 4,660 3.9
Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators 55,690 920 3.8
Mathematical scientists, all other 73,190 160 3.7
Crossing guards 28,550 8,530 3.7
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture 46,590 1,790 3.7
Social science research assistants 36,690 1,520 3.7
Editors 78,880 15,700 3.6
Flight attendants 38,370 7,710 3.6
Advertising sales agents 65,850 23,410 3.6
Multi-media artists and animators 63,390 3,370 3.6
Psychiatrists 147,510 2,250 3.5
Financial analysts 111,110 35,140 3.4
Actuaries 104,520 2,110 3.4
Advertising and promotions managers 143,430 4,530 3.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Choreographers 106,700 2.46 110
Producers and directors 113,400 2 12,380
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 82,570 1.93 5,220
Real estate sales agents 87,870 1.87 9,650
Real estate brokers 131,130 1.84 4,260
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 53,650 1.78 10,530
Credit analysts 103,880 1.75 5,860
Cement masons and concrete finishers 64,450 1.74 3,470
Personal financial advisors 138,680 1.74 20,270
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 133,160 1.74 4,590
Communications teachers, postsecondary 105,970 1.72 620
Insulation workers, mechanical 70,400 1.7 420
Construction laborers 52,930 1.7 27,340
Advertising and promotions managers 143,430 1.7 4,530
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 50,890 1.68 8,470
Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes 108,060 1.67 1,520
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 31,820 1.66 28,380
Financial managers 154,200 1.66 45,940
Legislators 59,080 1.66 920
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 97,930 1.65 3,970
Property, real estate, and community association managers 88,200 1.65 4,050
Fabric and apparel patternmakers 58,830 1.64 1,360
Art directors 118,240 1.64 4,660
Photographers 51,680 1.64 2,050
Makeup artists, theatrical and performance 66,410 1.63 120
Chefs and head cooks 65,620 1.62 3,220
Helpers, construction trades, all other 43,520 1.61 920
Sheet metal workers 67,100 1.61 3,580
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 48,720 1.6 17,770
Court, municipal, and license clerks 53,110 1.6 4,610
Sales managers 156,750 1.59 13,570
Editors 78,880 1.59 15,700
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 30,940 1.59 3,570
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 125,340 1.58 36,260
Reporters and correspondents 64,730 1.58 3,050
Public relations managers 135,370 1.57 5,600
General and operations managers 150,590 1.56 61,600
Electricians 73,230 1.56 25,560
Financial analysts 111,110 1.56 35,140
Bartenders 30,170 1.55 14,500
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 108,480 1.55 15,500
Broadcast technicians 54,850 1.55 2,390
Construction managers 129,450 1.54 8,910
Terrazzo workers and finishers 61,300 1.53 120
Roofers 53,870 1.53 2,260
Lodging managers 79,490 1.53 650
Lawyers 155,980 1.52 52,680
Court reporters 76,260 1.52 790
Costume attendants 52,650 1.51 480
Waiters and waitresses 28,320 1.51 68,720

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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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