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Cincinnati Employment

Employment and Industries in the Cincinnati, Ohio Area

The Cincinnati-Middletown metropolitan area sprawls through parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The Cincinnati area is home to over ten Fortune 1000 company headquarters. The largest company headquartered in the Cincinnati area is Kroger. Probably the most famous companies headquartered in the area are Kroger, Procter & Gamble, and Chiquita Brands International. More than 370 Fortune 500 firms have operations in Cincinnati.

Major business honors and awards that have been received by the Cincinnati metropolitan area include:

  • The Cincinnati area ranked 13th among the 50 top large cities on Entrepreneur magazine's 2005 list of "Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs".
  • The Cincinnati metropolitan ranked 81st on Forbes magazine's 2006 "Best Places For Business And Careers" list.
  • The Cincinnati-Middletown metropolitan area has ranked in the top fifty U.S. Cities in the large cities category for the last three years (2004-2006) on Inc. magazine's list of "Best Cities for Doing Business". The 2005 survey ranked the Cincinnati area 18th for the "Most Balanced Economy and Growth".
  • The Cincinnati-Middletown area was ranked 33rd on Expansion Management’s 2006 "America's 50 Hottest Cities" rankings.
  • The Cincinnati-Middletown area received a "5-Star Business Opportunity Metro" ranking from Expansion Management’s 2005 Mayor’s Challenge ranking of the "Top Business Opportunity Metros".
  • The Cincinnati area is ranked the 6th safest region for business in United States by Risk & Insurance magazine.

The Cincinnati area has a well educated work force. According to a U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Cincinnati has almost 34% of its workforce with a college degree or higher, placing it 19th among large U.S. cities. Cincinnati ranks among the top ten most literate cities in the United States according to a 2005 Central Connecticut State University study. Helping to fuel this well educated work force are almost 300 colleges and universities that are located within 200 miles of Cincinnati.

According to the Economics Center for Education & Research at the University of Cincinnati, some of the major industry clusters in the Cincinnati area include:

  • Advanced Design Services
  • Business Management
  • Financial Services
  • Biotechnology
  • Digital Equipment and Telecommunications
  • Software & Data Processing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Chemicals and Plastics
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

For business travelers, the Cincinnati area is served by the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). CVG is one of the thirty busiest airports in the United States.

Companies with headquarters or major operations in the Cincinnati metropolitan area include:

  • AK Steel Holding
  • 513 Ventures
  • American Financial Group.
  • Chiquita Brands International
  • Cincinnati Bell
  • Cincinnati Financial Corporation
  • Cinergy
  • Cintas
  • Comair Airlines - Delta Connection
  • Convergys
  • Cornerstone Brands (subsidiary of the InterActive Corp.)
  • Duro Bag Manufacturing Company
  • E.W. Scripps
  • Federated Dept. Stores
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Formica Corporation
  • Fujitec America
  • GE-Aviation
  • General Cable Corporation
  • Kroger
  • LaRosa's Pizza
  • LCN Solutions
  • Luxottica Retail (division of Luxottica SpA of Milan, Italy)
  • Milacron
  • Mitsubishi Automotive Electric America
  • Omnicare
  • Paycor, Inc.
  • Portion PAC
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Roto-Rooter
  • Skyline Chili
  • The Andrew Jergens Company (subsidiary of Kao, Inc.)
  • The David J. Joseph Company
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America
  • United Dairy Farmers
  • US Playing Card Company
  • Western & Southern Financial Group

Business organizations/associations in the Cincinnati area include:

The "Business Section" of the Cincinnati Enquirer is an excellent sources of information on business in the Cincinnati area.

Most Popular Jobs in Cincinnati, Ohio 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 21,230 $60,740 $43,990 - 80,780 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 16,110 $70,080 $30,270 - 129,790 8% 51%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 11,450 $55,460 $35,100 - 79,030 6% 96%
4 Accountants and auditors 8,800 $62,280 $36,880 - 95,850 18% 79%
5 Elementary school teachers, except special education 7,770 $53,570 $34,690 - 77,160 14% 95%
6 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 4,630 $89,100 $40,920 - 145,770 12% 51%
7 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 4,630 $52,940 $35,000 - 76,150 11% 95%
8 Management analysts 4,350 $78,570 $43,690 - 123,570 22% 78%
9 Computer software engineers, applications 4,320 $79,400 $52,260 - 108,750 45% 85%
10 Financial managers 4,070 $108,990 $56,730 - 13% 60%
11 Computer systems analysts 3,870 $76,840 $47,880 - 108,680 29% 68%
12 Lawyers 3,410 $109,380 $49,910 - 11% 99%
13 Network and computer systems administrators 3,180 $65,110 $39,510 - 93,960 27% 50%
14 Managers, all other 3,020 $111,350 $52,330 - 7% 55%
15 Computer programmers 2,890 $65,910 $40,080 - 97,010 -4% 73%
16 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 2,790 $49,500 $20,450 - 82,140 17% 56%
17 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 2,730 $63,380 $24,050 - 110,880 25% 67%
18 Sales managers 2,650 $117,360 $57,990 - 10% 69%
19 Market research analysts 2,400 $63,280 $31,620 - 103,140 20% 82%
20 Financial analysts 2,370 $73,450 $43,030 - 104,300 34% 87%
21 Chief executives 2,320 $166,240 $80,170 - 2% 65%
22 Teachers and instructors, all other 2,320 $46,600 $20,300 - 77,290 9% 54%
23 Aerospace engineers 2,240 $92,380 $63,030 - 131,720 10% 87%
24 Pharmacists 2,220 $103,070 $72,650 - 130,900 22% 97%
25 Computer and information systems managers 2,150 $109,740 $68,940 - 157,610 16% 73%
26 Industrial engineers 2,140 $75,860 $48,450 - 109,960 20% 74%
27 Graphic designers 2,130 $48,580 $28,890 - 72,500 10% 55%
28 Child, family, and school social workers 2,120 $36,160 $23,510 - 50,940 19% 77%
29 Computer specialists, all other 1,930 $67,790 $41,130 - 99,720 15% 68%
30 Medical and health services managers 1,920 $82,970 $55,040 - 121,440 16% 57%
31 Mechanical engineers 1,810 $70,710 $46,270 - 100,790 4% 78%
32 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,800 $49,940 $27,790 - 79,540 5% 58%
33 Special education teachers, secondary school 1,750 $54,390 $35,460 - 77,720 9% 87%
34 Coaches and scouts 1,740 $31,970 $15,200 - 60,040 15% 60%
35 Advertising sales agents 1,700 $43,400 $22,420 - 71,560 20% 56%
36 Training and development specialists 1,680 $53,380 $33,530 - 79,870 18% 56%
37 Insurance underwriters 1,670 $59,170 $38,220 - 82,440 6% 53%
38 Network systems and data communications analysts 1,630 $77,450 $48,270 - 113,770 53% 57%
39 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,600 $62,370 $35,480 - 85,860 13% 73%
40 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 1,580 $92,650 $66,550 - 127,010 8% 78%
41 Physical therapists 1,560 $71,260 $52,740 - 101,240 27% 89%
42 Education, training, and library workers, all other 1,560 $37,060 $25,570 - 60,310 11% 79%
43 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,470 $83,550 $50,190 - 124,100 28% 85%
44 Financial specialists, all other 1,450 $55,920 $33,240 - 86,370 12% 50%
45 Personal financial advisors 1,410 $74,510 $31,290 - 138,500 41% 81%
46 Engineering managers 1,360 $117,650 $76,200 - 7% 84%
47 Public relations specialists 1,350 $53,200 $31,090 - 81,690 18% 81%
48 Sales and related workers, all other 1,350 $42,700 $18,030 - 77,430 14% 62%
49 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 1,310 $51,140 $28,140 - 81,230 18% 56%
50 Civil engineers 1,300 $74,200 $47,830 - 105,060 18% 87%
51 Social and human service assistants 1,290 $28,590 $17,310 - 40,380 34% 58%
52 Marketing managers 1,270 $107,360 $54,240 - 14% 69%
53 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 1,260 $57,510 $35,070 - 91,310 18% 56%
54 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,210 $49,230 $31,210 - 64,890 12% 51%
55 Librarians 1,110 $56,380 $37,370 - 80,300 4% 85%
56 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,080 $53,160 $34,760 - 77,690 20% 87%
57 Occupational therapists 1,020 $69,720 $49,500 - 98,020 23% 90%
58 Self-enrichment education teachers 1,010 $40,990 $19,290 - 77,490 23% 54%
59 Special education teachers, middle school 1,000 $53,140 $33,880 - 77,170 16% 87%
60 Electrical engineers 990 $72,100 $45,560 - 105,260 6% 81%
61 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 990 $33,910 $24,340 - 48,100 30% 77%
62 Chemists 980 $68,990 $38,100 - 105,860 9% 93%
63 Instructional coordinators 940 $60,940 $30,740 - 97,740 23% 79%
64 Architects, except landscape and naval 920 $77,330 $43,200 - 115,690 18% 88%
65 Speech-language pathologists 900 $76,230 $46,040 - 115,330 11% 98%
66 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 890 $33,100 $23,170 - 45,640 15% 51%
67 Medical and public health social workers 880 $46,430 $34,750 - 61,000 24% 77%
68 Social and community service managers 870 $57,230 $35,050 - 84,960 25% 72%
69 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 860 $62,080 $40,450 - 81,430 -5% 96%
70 Database administrators 840 $71,310 $38,590 - 104,940 29% 72%
71 Community and social service specialists, all other 800 $36,950 $23,770 - 54,960 25% 58%
72 Biological technicians 800 $36,860 $25,260 - 51,890 16% 60%
73 Engineers, all other 760 $74,150 $36,610 - 108,930 6% 82%
74 Tax preparers 680 $28,160 $21,630 - 34,010 -8% 54%
75 Editors 670 $45,480 $26,540 - 72,950 2% 81%
76 Interior designers 670 $44,490 $23,180 - 64,360 20% 55%
77 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 610 $76,140 $38,200 - 113,230 16% 99%
78 Mental health counselors 610 $41,250 $28,810 - 58,890 30% 73%
79 Chemical engineers 600 $82,640 $47,180 - 124,570 8% 91%
80 Purchasing managers 590 $93,820 $54,650 - 138,850 3% 57%
81 Environmental engineers 560 $80,350 $52,740 - 106,340 25% 86%
82 Dentists, general 550 $186,290 $101,620 - 9% 100%
83 Human resources managers, all other 550 $100,260 $58,790 - 157,550 11% 58%
84 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 550 $48,260 $28,380 - 68,190 15% 72%
85 Social workers, all other 510 $43,900 $27,290 - 69,760 18% 77%
86 Rehabilitation counselors 500 $42,160 $24,130 - 66,320 23% 73%
87 Actuaries 490 $88,500 $51,520 - 146,320 24% 99%
88 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 490 $40,860 $25,470 - 65,240 24% 78%
89 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 490 $24,450 $16,870 - 35,140 11% 55%
90 Occupational health and safety specialists 480 $77,850 $45,100 - 130,350 8% 72%
91 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 480 $42,120 $29,010 - 60,290 11% 58%
92 Detectives and criminal investigators 470 $61,750 $45,980 - 85,760 17% 54%
93 Producers and directors 450 $65,600 $35,040 - 97,390 11% 75%
94 Legislators 440 $69,150 $14,890 - 1% 65%
95 Education administrators, postsecondary 420 $115,450 $55,220 - 14% 78%
96 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 410 $43,110 $28,450 - 66,340 14% 54%
97 Sales engineers 390 $85,280 $40,360 - 128,030 9% 79%
98 Technical writers 390 $55,310 $39,650 - 73,740 20% 74%
99 Art directors 380 $90,090 $40,610 - 136,980 9% 58%
100 Credit analysts 370 $63,950 $37,260 - 111,140 2% 60%

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 27,510 $25,180 $15,110 - 40,140 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 26,170 $18,520 $14,830 - 24,810 -3% 10%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 23,980 $16,880 $14,650 - 20,360 18% 5%
4 Waiters and waitresses 22,320 $19,140 $14,580 - 28,450 11% 14%
5 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 20,920 $24,160 $16,490 - 35,210 2% 5%
6 Customer service representatives 19,490 $32,020 $19,780 - 46,820 25% 22%
7 Office clerks, general 17,320 $26,960 $15,740 - 39,560 13% 19%
8 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,030 $23,980 $15,350 - 36,860 15% 4%
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 15,720 $24,130 $15,180 - 36,890 -8% 8%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 13,820 $33,970 $21,990 - 48,470 13% 16%
11 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 12,410 $24,570 $19,890 - 31,330 18% 7%
12 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 12,050 $40,050 $27,370 - 54,500 15% 18%
13 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 11,780 $37,660 $26,680 - 53,730 10% 4%
14 Maintenance and repair workers, general 10,820 $37,580 $21,890 - 53,860 10% 6%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 10,640 $47,300 $27,700 - 70,290 6% 29%
16 Packers and packagers, hand 10,610 $20,510 $15,070 - 29,390 -12% 3%
17 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 9,630 $31,220 $20,830 - 43,930 1% 18%
18 Team assemblers 9,350 $28,230 $18,180 - 40,840 0% 5%
19 General and operations managers 8,600 $106,950 $48,080 - 2% 48%
20 Business operations specialists, all other 7,680 $59,780 $32,770 - 96,450 21% 49%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 7,610 $38,840 $22,230 - 60,190 4% 25%
22 Cooks, restaurant 7,570 $22,370 $16,500 - 29,740 12% 5%
23 Receptionists and information clerks 7,560 $23,590 $15,730 - 32,090 17% 13%
24 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 7,150 $31,610 $17,670 - 54,810 8% 4%
25 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 7,050 $24,600 $16,870 - 36,910 18% 6%
26 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 6,970 $29,530 $20,070 - 40,400 4% 6%
27 Industrial truck and tractor operators 6,770 $30,600 $21,970 - 40,360 -2% 2%
28 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 6,760 $41,800 $32,900 - 51,920 14% 7%
29 Teacher assistants 6,610 $26,140 $16,660 - 36,740 10% 18%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 6,230 $55,250 $34,480 - 79,890 -5% 15%
31 Security guards 6,130 $25,740 $16,550 - 40,020 17% 13%
32 Home health aides 6,060 $22,150 $17,270 - 26,900 49% 7%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 5,850 $31,360 $19,610 - 46,890 11% 14%
34 Food preparation workers 5,750 $20,160 $15,060 - 29,160 15% 7%
35 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,620 $20,360 $16,060 - 25,640 13% 5%
36 Driver/sales workers 5,530 $20,850 $14,800 - 35,960 -5% 4%
37 Machinists 5,470 $36,310 $24,440 - 50,250 -3% 3%
38 Carpenters 5,180 $40,090 $25,870 - 55,230 10% 6%
39 Construction laborers 5,180 $35,340 $22,500 - 50,780 11% 5%
40 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 5,070 $31,920 $23,010 - 41,760 4% 15%
41 Computer support specialists 5,040 $43,830 $27,280 - 64,230 13% 43%
42 Helpers--production workers 4,980 $25,590 $16,910 - 37,990 -1% 4%
43 Sales representatives, services, all other 4,960 $53,680 $23,570 - 94,600 28% 48%
44 Electricians 4,950 $45,100 $25,810 - 64,880 7% 7%
45 Medical secretaries 4,780 $29,980 $21,570 - 41,440 17% 18%
46 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,460 $37,540 $21,430 - 61,610 14% 4%
47 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 4,410 $26,200 $18,850 - 33,810 11% 5%
48 Medical assistants 4,320 $28,340 $21,500 - 37,220 35% 10%
49 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 4,280 $31,470 $18,860 - 48,040 -5% 5%
50 Bartenders 4,270 $17,820 $14,640 - 24,570 11% 17%
51 Child care workers 4,210 $20,160 $14,710 - 28,830 18% 15%
52 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 4,200 $35,650 $21,490 - 54,490 -7% 14%
53 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 4,180 $26,520 $15,230 - 40,220 12% 6%
54 Tellers 3,950 $23,710 $18,210 - 30,930 14% 16%
55 Bus drivers, school 3,870 $27,990 $16,840 - 38,580 9% 4%
56 Cooks, fast food 3,830 $18,470 $15,080 - 23,550 8% 5%
57 Fire fighters 3,760 $39,450 $21,600 - 62,190 12% 18%
58 Bill and account collectors 3,740 $32,580 $23,140 - 44,130 23% 13%
59 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 3,670 $53,260 $34,580 - 67,960 11% 33%
60 Telemarketers 3,630 $27,480 $18,020 - 39,670 -10% 14%
61 Preschool teachers, except special education 3,500 $22,850 $15,910 - 30,940 26% 43%
62 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 3,390 $58,770 $35,140 - 84,060 7% 13%
63 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 3,370 $57,150 $34,640 - 84,090 9% 10%
64 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 3,300 $18,670 $14,250 - 26,320 10% 8%
65 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 3,290 $46,600 $27,890 - 65,290 11% 4%
66 Dishwashers 3,220 $18,200 $15,140 - 22,450 10% 3%
67 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 3,210 $17,820 $14,940 - 21,990 10% 17%
68 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 3,030 $25,440 $17,940 - 34,600 10% 24%
69 Recreation workers 3,020 $21,210 $15,170 - 31,530 13% 47%
70 Industrial machinery mechanics 2,920 $47,090 $30,930 - 64,690 9% 5%
71 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 2,880 $35,210 $24,840 - 49,110 -1% 22%
72 Data entry keyers 2,880 $28,100 $20,900 - 37,770 -5% 18%
73 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 2,750 $85,440 $44,340 - 140,710 4% 38%
74 Counter and rental clerks 2,730 $29,060 $15,720 - 49,500 23% 16%
75 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 2,710 $17,780 $14,230 - 25,310 12% 6%
76 Pharmacy technicians 2,650 $25,440 $17,220 - 35,420 32% 16%
77 Insurance sales agents 2,620 $60,390 $25,420 - 110,440 13% 45%
78 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 2,600 $29,190 $18,910 - 40,230 -15% 0%
79 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 2,580 $40,780 $26,170 - 60,320 4% 30%
80 Order clerks 2,530 $29,540 $18,750 - 44,140 -24% 16%
81 Postal service mail carriers 2,520 $0 $ - 1% 11%
82 Loan officers 2,490 $56,100 $31,510 - 96,990 12% 49%
83 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 2,470 $36,030 $24,460 - 48,490 5% 2%
84 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 2,460 $43,470 $28,490 - 61,560 8% 3%
85 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 2,450 $28,850 $18,210 - 43,150 -9% 5%
86 All other information and record clerks 2,410 $31,830 $20,750 - 47,100 -13% 21%
87 Personal and home care aides 2,370 $20,280 $16,410 - 26,990 51% 10%
88 Production workers, all other 2,320 $27,350 $15,650 - 41,420 2% 5%
89 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 2,320 $22,950 $15,130 - 34,200 14% 3%
90 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 2,310 $41,970 $24,090 - 60,410 9% 3%
91 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 2,300 $57,120 $34,450 - 85,140 0% 42%
92 Physicians and surgeons, all other 2,120 $149,300 $46,280 - 0% 0%
93 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 2,100 $40,650 $28,140 - 53,130 12% 3%
94 Machine feeders and offbearers 2,070 $27,320 $20,910 - 39,280 -15% 0%
95 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 2,060 $53,730 $29,190 - 78,650 10% 17%
96 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 2,040 $0 $ - -8% 12%
97 Amusement and recreation attendants 2,030 $16,870 $14,750 - 20,120 24% 22%
98 Food servers, nonrestaurant 1,950 $19,740 $15,300 - 25,660 16% 9%
99 Printing machine operators 1,940 $37,080 $24,810 - 50,200 -6% 6%
100 Food service managers 1,930 $46,450 $28,900 - 68,570 5% 24%
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Jobs More Common Near Cincinnati Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Patternmakers, metal and plastic 40,700 180 11
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians 61,950 290 9.2
Bookbinders 22,760 100 7.3
Engine and other machine assemblers 47,500 800 6.5
Aerospace engineers 92,380 2,240 6.3
Woodworkers, all other 32,610 160 5.8
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 31,310 990 4.9
Broadcast news analysts 92,230 100 4.6
Statistical assistants 38,180 390 4.4
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders 29,210 240 4.3
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 49,710 1,830 4.3
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 31,960 750 4.1
Automotive glass installers and repairers 33,560 130 4
Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary 58,990 160 3.9
Actuaries 88,500 490 3.9
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,830 980 3.6
Law teachers, postsecondary 94,610 130 3.6
Occupational health and safety technicians 49,160 180 3.5
Occupational therapist assistants 46,990 560 3.4
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 33,710 350 3.4
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 43,620 940 3.3
Bailiffs 33,100 280 3.3
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 48,040 530 3.1
Cooks, all other 21,780 210 2.9
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 109,560 1,620 2.9
Materials scientists 70,250 140 2.9
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,660 510 2.9
Correspondence clerks 34,940 220 2.9
Survey researchers 46,820 370 2.9
Elevator installers and repairers 71,620 380 2.8
Chemical engineers 82,640 600 2.8
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,500 1,770 2.8
Pourers and casters, metal 34,020 170 2.8
Education, training, and library workers, all other 37,060 1,560 2.7
Machine feeders and offbearers 27,320 2,070 2.7
Designers, all other 41,450 140 2.5
Anesthesiologists 201,530 370 2.5
Athletic trainers 39,590 180 2.4
Mechanical door repairers 37,920 110 2.4
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers, all other 23,640 100 2.4
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,140 300 2.3
Education teachers, postsecondary 55,540 730 2.3
Respiratory therapy technicians 41,670 180 2.3
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,740 1,210 2.2
Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers 25,940 360 2.2
Communications teachers, postsecondary 62,940 270 2.2
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 31,490 230 2.2
Insurance underwriters 59,170 1,670 2.1
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 63,260 530 2.1
Obstetricians and gynecologists 169,260 210 2.1

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Cincinnati, Ohio Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Legislators 69,150 1.94 440
Chiropractors 142,290 1.81 270
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 83,310 1.62 410
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 109,560 1.43 1,620
Engine and other machine assemblers 47,500 1.36 800
Managers, all other 111,350 1.35 3,020
Optometrists 142,050 1.34 170
Administrative services managers 97,120 1.33 1,550
Education administrators, postsecondary 115,450 1.3 420
Food batchmakers 33,160 1.29 1,010
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 39,240 1.29 1,760
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,740 1.29 1,210
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 48,040 1.27 530
Occupational health and safety specialists 77,850 1.27 480
Roofers 44,200 1.25 760
Art directors 90,090 1.25 380
Counter and rental clerks 29,060 1.25 2,730
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 70,080 1.24 16,110
Teachers and instructors, all other 46,600 1.23 2,320
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 85,440 1.22 2,750
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 89,100 1.22 4,630
Boilermakers 62,450 1.22 140
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners, all other 86,760 1.22 250
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 62,370 1.21 1,600
Reporters and correspondents 49,510 1.21 300
Graphic designers 48,580 1.21 2,130
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 31,470 1.2 4,280
Dental laboratory technicians 43,960 1.2 270
Network systems and data communications analysts 77,450 1.2 1,630
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 38,560 1.19 1,770
Sales managers 117,360 1.19 2,650
Biological scientists, all other 78,340 1.19 140
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 62,080 1.18 860
Speech-language pathologists 76,230 1.18 900
Transportation inspectors 73,550 1.18 130
Financial managers 108,990 1.17 4,070
Teacher assistants 26,140 1.17 6,610
Microbiologists 77,310 1.17 110
Rehabilitation counselors 42,160 1.17 500
Protective service workers, all other 35,940 1.16 400
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 40,670 1.16 160
Producers and directors 65,600 1.16 450
Lodging managers 59,930 1.15 180
Dentists, general 186,290 1.15 550
Physical therapist assistants 52,540 1.15 770
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 35,040 1.14 770
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 76,140 1.14 610
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 83,830 1.14 370
Brokerage clerks 42,520 1.14 300
Construction laborers 35,340 1.14 5,180

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