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Hickory Employment

Employment and Industries in the Hickory, North Carolina Area

Hickory, North Carolina is the economic center of the Catawaba River Valley. The Hickory region includes many of the leading furniture manufacturers. It is also one of the world's major producers of fiber optic cable. Hickory is headquarters to fiber cable maker, Corning Cable Systems and telecommunications cable manufacturer CommScope.

Praise for Hickory, North Carolina: Readers Digest named the Hickory Metro the 10th best place to live and raise a family in the nation. Forbes Magazine named the MSA (Hickory, Lenoir, Morganton) the 3rd best MSA in the nation for business cost. The region has been chosen by Inc Magazine as one of the nation's top entrepreneurial areas for traditional and high-tech industries.

In Hickory, the significant job providing segments are furniture and related products, healthcare, educational services, manufacturing, accommodation and food services, electrical equipment, appliances and components; and construction. About 31% of the workers are employed in management, professional and related occupations. Approximately 25% of the workers are employed in sales and office jobs. Production, transportation and material moving occupations comprise 22% of the labor force.

Facts about Hickory, North Carolina: Regarding the adult population, 28% have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index in Hickory was at 85.7. The national average is 100. In 2009 the average salary in Hickory was $28,000.

The major employers located in the Hickory region:

  • Catawaba County Schools
  • Frye Regional Medical Center
  • CommScope, Inc
  • Merchants Distributors, Inc
  • Hickory Springs
  • Catawaba Valley Medical Center
  • Sherrill Furniture Co
  • Catawaba County
  • McCreary Modern
  • CV Industries, Inc
  • Shurtape Technologies, Inc
  • Thomasville Furniture
  • Newton-Conover City Schools
  • Pierre Foods
  • City of Hickory
  • International Legwear (Ellis)
  • Hickory Public Schools
  • Gold Toe Moretz
  • Ethan Allen, Inc
  • Vanguard Furniture

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Hickory business and industry information is provided by the Hickory Daily Record.

Most Popular Jobs in Hickory, North Carolina 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 3,330 $54,620 $40,360 - 69,020 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 1,860 $41,450 $30,830 - 53,490 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 1,800 $51,820 $27,090 - 82,890 8% 51%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 710 $40,470 $29,210 - 53,920 11% 95%
5 Accountants and auditors 690 $57,860 $36,360 - 87,490 18% 79%
6 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 680 $40,980 $30,850 - 53,100 6% 96%
7 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 630 $42,130 $29,210 - 57,770 20% 87%
8 Social and human service assistants 540 $28,720 $21,110 - 38,490 34% 58%
9 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 470 $41,750 $27,990 - 51,490 14% 54%
10 Financial managers 460 $83,230 $40,090 - 137,200 13% 60%
11 Industrial engineers 360 $61,030 $42,220 - 84,020 20% 74%
12 Child, family, and school social workers 350 $43,330 $34,100 - 54,470 19% 77%
13 Sales managers 330 $103,430 $47,340 - 10% 69%
14 Pharmacists 320 $110,470 $87,780 - 135,900 22% 97%
15 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 270 $65,860 $47,720 - 88,690 8% 78%
16 Mental health counselors 260 $44,140 $33,110 - 60,100 30% 73%
17 Medical and health services managers 230 $76,860 $53,540 - 109,540 16% 57%
18 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 210 $46,350 $33,710 - 61,850 13% 73%
19 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 210 $32,680 $22,450 - 44,400 15% 51%
20 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 200 $41,860 $33,040 - 52,590 30% 77%
21 Graphic designers 200 $38,650 $23,330 - 59,490 10% 55%
22 Mechanical engineers 190 $63,430 $46,050 - 82,200 4% 78%
23 Market research analysts 170 $66,800 $33,540 - 108,810 20% 82%
24 Network and computer systems administrators 170 $60,970 $41,090 - 86,590 27% 50%
25 Teachers and instructors, all other 170 $34,160 $17,010 - 59,910 9% 54%
26 Lawyers 160 $99,450 $56,410 - 11% 99%
27 Librarians 160 $45,560 $36,170 - 56,070 4% 85%
28 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 160 $44,730 $31,060 - 56,670 -5% 96%
29 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 160 $42,180 $25,930 - 69,600 18% 56%
30 Computer and information systems managers 150 $93,290 $51,420 - 149,270 16% 73%
31 Engineering managers 150 $84,800 $39,690 - 126,190 7% 84%
32 Computer programmers 150 $64,060 $38,640 - 86,290 -4% 73%
33 Managers, all other 140 $75,700 $45,580 - 118,630 7% 55%
34 Instructional coordinators 140 $56,590 $38,840 - 86,100 23% 79%
35 Marketing managers 130 $106,880 $56,740 - 164,620 14% 69%
36 Education administrators, postsecondary 130 $66,570 $42,920 - 98,930 14% 78%
37 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 130 $56,450 $32,510 - 94,140 12% 51%
38 Special education teachers, secondary school 130 $45,990 $32,640 - 62,900 9% 87%
39 Chief executives 120 $172,030 $88,170 - 2% 65%
40 Physician assistants 120 $81,630 $64,850 - 102,350 27% 67%
41 Computer systems analysts 120 $58,030 $31,970 - 100,870 29% 68%
42 Community and social service specialists, all other 120 $37,910 $25,650 - 50,600 25% 58%
43 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 110 $51,460 $38,670 - 65,710 12% 51%
44 Detectives and criminal investigators 110 $41,600 $29,150 - 59,800 17% 54%
45 Advertising sales agents 110 $40,630 $24,980 - 60,600 20% 56%
46 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 110 $38,020 $33,180 - 46,130 11% 58%
47 Purchasing managers 100 $80,710 $46,130 - 130,400 3% 57%
48 Physical therapists 100 $74,000 $55,270 - 103,330 27% 89%
49 Occupational therapists 100 $63,120 $44,300 - 85,230 23% 90%
50 Social and community service managers 100 $50,960 $29,060 - 83,210 25% 72%
51 Training and development specialists 100 $44,360 $30,080 - 62,570 18% 56%
52 Medical and public health social workers 100 $43,640 $31,760 - 59,700 24% 77%
53 Self-enrichment education teachers 100 $43,410 $22,110 - 69,330 23% 54%
54 Coaches and scouts 100 $26,560 $16,210 - 37,490 15% 60%
55 Personal financial advisors 90 $70,450 $37,140 - 109,110 41% 81%
56 Computer software engineers, applications 90 $67,310 $51,700 - 89,000 45% 85%
57 Speech-language pathologists 90 $60,570 $39,500 - 98,860 11% 98%
58 Public relations specialists 90 $42,260 $27,410 - 60,280 18% 81%
59 Rehabilitation counselors 90 $40,130 $28,010 - 70,320 23% 73%
60 Management analysts 90 $0 $ - 22% 78%
61 Special education teachers, middle school 80 $40,050 $29,540 - 54,070 16% 87%
62 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 70 $91,740 $41,700 - 25% 67%
63 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 70 $49,680 $35,060 - 66,920 18% 56%
64 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 70 $45,680 $30,740 - 66,320 5% 58%
65 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 70 $34,540 $24,650 - 48,780 15% 72%
66 Floral designers 70 $20,830 $14,080 - 30,210 -9% 55%
67 Civil engineers 60 $65,720 $37,800 - 99,910 18% 87%
68 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 60 $49,180 $28,960 - 69,120 17% 56%
69 Electrical engineers 50 $71,650 $53,480 - 93,900 6% 81%
70 Financial analysts 50 $66,950 $50,700 - 82,700 34% 87%
71 Network systems and data communications analysts 50 $56,540 $35,030 - 81,100 53% 57%
72 Dietitians and nutritionists 50 $46,210 $33,920 - 63,860 9% 72%
73 Computer software engineers, systems software 40 $84,110 $50,680 - 126,800 28% 85%
74 Commercial and industrial designers 40 $73,820 $33,550 - 7% 55%
75 Electronics engineers, except computer 40 $71,590 $48,220 - 99,900 4% 81%
76 Financial specialists, all other 40 $51,230 $29,360 - 84,750 12% 50%
77 Urban and regional planners 40 $48,320 $35,200 - 64,700 15% 92%
78 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 40 $41,530 $29,190 - 52,000 24% 78%
79 Vocational education teachers, middle school 40 $39,920 $28,530 - 52,740 -5% 95%
80 Craft artists 40 $30,910 $16,190 - 45,380 8% 58%
81 Veterinarians 30 $115,960 $60,330 - 35% 100%
82 Database administrators 30 $59,090 $37,580 - 86,140 29% 72%
83 Commercial pilots 30 $58,470 $27,440 - 99,820 13% 74%

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 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 5,080 $16,280 $13,530 - 20,720 18% 5%
2 Home health aides 5,070 $21,750 $16,320 - 27,730 49% 7%
3 Retail salespersons 4,670 $23,720 $14,570 - 37,610 12% 25%
4 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 4,660 $24,550 $17,220 - 32,560 2% 5%
5 Team assemblers 4,230 $25,910 $17,600 - 37,140 0% 5%
6 Cashiers 4,020 $17,030 $13,620 - 21,800 -3% 10%
7 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 3,930 $44,050 $28,460 - 60,820 10% 4%
8 Upholsterers 2,820 $38,230 $26,180 - 52,110 -9% 0%
9 Helpers--production workers 2,620 $25,290 $17,690 - 35,360 -1% 4%
10 Sewing machine operators 2,590 $29,550 $18,820 - 40,590 -27% 5%
11 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 2,180 $44,630 $28,770 - 64,280 -5% 15%
12 Waiters and waitresses 2,170 $17,250 $13,700 - 23,580 11% 14%
13 Office clerks, general 2,060 $24,250 $15,380 - 33,420 13% 19%
14 General and operations managers 1,970 $103,940 $48,460 - 2% 48%
15 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,970 $27,460 $19,090 - 37,030 1% 18%
16 Customer service representatives 1,850 $29,800 $19,700 - 40,930 25% 22%
17 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,790 $20,960 $15,010 - 26,750 15% 4%
18 Teacher assistants 1,770 $20,090 $16,640 - 24,690 10% 18%
19 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 1,750 $30,760 $20,890 - 43,060 13% 16%
20 Maintenance and repair workers, general 1,730 $34,550 $22,470 - 48,380 10% 6%
21 Stock clerks and order fillers 1,730 $21,150 $14,380 - 30,800 -8% 8%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 1,650 $36,270 $20,430 - 60,070 4% 25%
23 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,470 $26,700 $19,010 - 34,420 4% 6%
24 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 1,450 $28,120 $19,210 - 38,550 -7% 14%
25 Packers and packagers, hand 1,390 $22,860 $15,900 - 34,050 -12% 3%
26 Food preparation workers 1,280 $19,280 $14,250 - 24,250 15% 7%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 1,250 $41,060 $26,800 - 60,510 6% 29%
28 Furniture finishers 1,220 $27,710 $21,150 - 35,960 -3% 0%
29 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 1,200 $29,080 $19,390 - 41,920 8% 4%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 1,200 $27,480 $17,730 - 40,970 11% 14%
31 Receptionists and information clerks 1,130 $23,270 $16,750 - 31,000 17% 13%
32 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 1,120 $36,360 $25,900 - 49,810 15% 18%
33 Correctional officers and jailers 1,120 $29,850 $25,860 - 36,420 17% 11%
34 Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 1,120 $27,370 $20,890 - 33,730 -13% 4%
35 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 1,080 $26,210 $18,310 - 34,230 6% 0%
36 Industrial truck and tractor operators 970 $28,600 $20,600 - 37,920 -2% 2%
37 Cutters and trimmers, hand 940 $32,780 $22,440 - 47,170 -6% 3%
38 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 930 $22,350 $16,770 - 30,050 18% 7%
39 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 900 $0 $ - -7% 0%
40 Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 880 $22,900 $16,860 - 30,210 -24% 0%
41 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 850 $26,850 $17,550 - 36,640 3% 4%
42 Cooks, restaurant 790 $18,570 $13,840 - 24,950 12% 5%
43 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 780 $40,950 $30,680 - 51,530 14% 7%
44 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 730 $35,770 $27,090 - 50,730 11% 33%
45 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 730 $18,530 $14,140 - 24,830 13% 5%
46 Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 700 $23,120 $18,840 - 29,800 -30% 0%
47 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 680 $21,770 $16,760 - 29,720 18% 6%
48 Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 650 $26,020 $20,490 - 31,610 -31% 0%
49 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 650 $24,800 $16,420 - 31,690 -5% 5%
50 Personal and home care aides 640 $17,740 $14,850 - 20,300 51% 10%
51 Child care workers 630 $19,260 $14,930 - 24,940 18% 15%
52 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 610 $45,240 $29,830 - 63,560 9% 10%
53 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 600 $28,600 $21,500 - 38,460 4% 15%
54 Bus drivers, school 580 $25,240 $20,960 - 31,080 9% 4%
55 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 570 $23,980 $17,320 - 32,070 -15% 0%
56 Security guards 560 $21,440 $13,900 - 37,040 17% 13%
57 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 550 $34,700 $23,890 - 49,890 4% 30%
58 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 550 $26,490 $20,770 - 33,550 4% 0%
59 Machinists 540 $31,810 $20,170 - 44,150 -3% 3%
60 Medical assistants 540 $28,120 $22,190 - 34,630 35% 10%
61 Construction laborers 540 $27,890 $17,910 - 40,200 11% 5%
62 Industrial machinery mechanics 520 $35,220 $26,010 - 48,110 9% 5%
63 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 520 $32,870 $20,220 - 49,590 14% 4%
64 Pharmacy technicians 500 $25,880 $17,010 - 35,830 32% 16%
65 Industrial production managers 490 $72,880 $44,220 - 109,560 -6% 43%
66 Tellers 490 $23,400 $19,120 - 28,920 14% 16%
67 Preschool teachers, except special education 490 $22,470 $16,160 - 32,910 26% 43%
68 Carpenters 480 $32,820 $25,560 - 40,960 10% 6%
69 Fire fighters 480 $27,450 $16,730 - 39,850 12% 18%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 470 $53,660 $35,810 - 76,440 7% 13%
71 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 460 $23,950 $14,380 - 36,150 14% 3%
72 Driver/sales workers 450 $30,160 $14,720 - 47,890 -5% 4%
73 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 440 $38,640 $26,090 - 56,110 13% 17%
74 Electricians 440 $32,280 $22,330 - 42,290 7% 7%
75 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 430 $31,680 $23,860 - 39,520 8% 3%
76 Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 430 $25,890 $17,710 - 36,530 -9% 3%
77 Machine feeders and offbearers 430 $24,000 $18,120 - 31,780 -15% 0%
78 Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders 400 $30,840 $21,520 - 42,380 -27% 0%
79 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 400 $27,130 $21,030 - 32,800 -5% 4%
80 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 390 $52,230 $34,290 - 73,600 10% 17%
81 Dental assistants 390 $33,460 $26,830 - 42,490 29% 9%
82 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 390 $29,180 $20,710 - 39,610 5% 2%
83 Postal service mail carriers 390 $0 $ - 1% 11%
84 Business operations specialists, all other 370 $62,340 $32,440 - 101,620 21% 49%
85 Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 330 $29,750 $24,870 - 33,890 -30% 0%
86 Counter and rental clerks 330 $21,250 $13,790 - 34,450 23% 16%
87 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 330 $16,620 $13,680 - 19,900 10% 17%
88 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 320 $37,010 $27,490 - 51,340 16% 43%
89 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 310 $46,910 $29,440 - 68,700 0% 42%
90 Computer support specialists 310 $41,110 $23,360 - 62,810 13% 43%
91 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 310 $30,580 $17,430 - 42,520 19% 14%
92 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 310 $28,820 $22,000 - 35,230 0% 3%
93 Order clerks 310 $28,240 $18,610 - 38,220 -24% 16%
94 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 310 $21,220 $15,340 - 26,910 11% 5%
95 Radiologic technologists and technicians 300 $46,420 $28,370 - 64,790 15% 25%
96 Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 300 $34,490 $27,380 - 41,270 -23% 0%
97 Healthcare support workers, all other 300 $25,010 $19,280 - 31,900 16% 10%
98 Dishwashers 300 $17,040 $13,910 - 20,690 10% 3%
99 Sales representatives, services, all other 290 $56,930 $30,740 - 99,960 28% 48%
100 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 290 $37,460 $26,920 - 49,790 12% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near Hickory Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Patternmakers, wood 29,310 100 366.6
Upholsterers 38,230 2,820 104.4
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 23,120 700 78.1
Furniture finishers 27,710 1,220 73.8
Fabric and apparel patternmakers 36,110 230 54.7
Cutters and trimmers, hand 32,780 940 53.6
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 22,900 880 41.1
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 26,020 650 33.2
Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders 30,840 400 28.8
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders 25,030 290 24
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 26,490 550 20.8
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 26,210 1,080 17.3
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 29,750 330 17.3
Sewing machine operators 29,550 2,590 16.8
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 27,370 1,120 11.5
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 0 900 11
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 41,750 470 8
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 26,850 850 6.9
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 25,890 430 6.6
Painting, coating, and decorating workers 25,140 170 6.2
Grinding and polishing workers, hand 24,740 200 5.9
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,490 300 5.8
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,770 110 5.8
Helpers--production workers 25,290 2,620 5.1
Home health aides 21,750 5,070 5
Correctional officers and jailers 29,850 1,120 4.9
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 28,340 110 4.2
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 28,820 310 3.9
Machine feeders and offbearers 24,000 430 3.7
Team assemblers 25,910 4,230 3.6
Slaughterers and meat packers 16,980 100 3.5
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,410 140 3.5
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 20,280 230 3.5
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 44,630 2,180 3
Industrial production managers 72,880 490 2.8
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 27,130 400 2.8
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 28,120 1,450 2.8
Glaziers 29,950 120 2.8
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 27,550 180 2.8
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 33,260 250 2.7
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 42,130 630 2.6
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 18,140 200 2.6
Job printers 39,510 100 2.5
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 23,980 570 2.3
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 31,300 210 2.3
Mental health counselors 44,140 260 2.3
Maintenance workers, machinery 34,040 160 2.2
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 24,570 160 2.2
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 44,050 3,930 2.1
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 38,020 110 2.1

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Hickory, North Carolina Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Sewing machine operators 29,550 1.31 2,590
Cutters and trimmers, hand 32,780 1.28 940
Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders 30,840 1.24 400
Upholsterers 38,230 1.24 2,820
Family and general practitioners 195,690 1.19 220
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 44,050 1.17 3,930
Driver/sales workers 30,160 1.15 450
Chief executives 172,030 1.14 120
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 23,950 1.14 460
Market research analysts 66,800 1.14 170
Bakers 26,980 1.12 140
Packers and packagers, hand 22,860 1.12 1,390
Sales representatives, services, all other 56,930 1.1 290
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 76,500 1.1 210
Mental health counselors 44,140 1.08 260
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 52,550 1.08 200
General and operations managers 103,940 1.08 1,970
Helpers--production workers 25,290 1.07 2,620
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 37,080 1.07 140
Child, family, and school social workers 43,330 1.07 350
Business operations specialists, all other 62,340 1.06 370
Pharmacists 110,470 1.05 320
Sales managers 103,430 1.05 330
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 41,860 1.05 200
Marketing managers 106,880 1.05 130
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,660 1.04 180
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 33,260 1.04 250
Dental assistants 33,460 1.04 390
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 40,950 1.03 780
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 20,280 1.02 230
Home health aides 21,750 1.02 5,070
Surgical technologists 39,790 1.02 110
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 24,550 1.02 4,660
Recreation workers 24,550 1.02 170
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 33,650 1.02 170
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 37,640 1.01 120
Social and human service assistants 28,720 1.01 540
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,490 1.01 300
Fabric and apparel patternmakers 36,110 1.01 230
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 24,970 1.01 110
Maintenance and repair workers, general 34,550 1.01 1,730
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 52,230 1.01 390
Order clerks 28,240 1 310
Customer service representatives 29,800 1 1,850
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,080 1 1,200
Food preparation workers 19,280 1 1,280
Medical assistants 28,120 1 540
Physician assistants 81,630 1 120
Child care workers 19,260 1 630
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 26,020 1 650

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