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Cleveland Employment

Employment and Industries in the Cleveland, Ohio Area

While often associated with images of "the rust belt" and heavy manufacturing, the Cleveland area economy has diversified to provide ample opportunity for business and professional growth. The Cleveland area is home to over fifteen Fortune 1000 company headquarters. The largest company headquartered in the Cleveland area is Progressive. Probably the most famous companies headquartered in the area are Sherwin-Williams, KeyCorp, and American Greetings.

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

  • The Cleveland area ranked 24th among the 50 top large cities on Entrepreneur magazine's 2005 list of "Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs".
  • The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area ranked 61st on Inc. magazine's 2006 list of "Best Cities for Doing Business" in the large cities category. The 2005 survey ranked the area 39th for the "Most Balanced Economy and Growth".
  • The Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor area received a "5-Star Business Opportunity Metro" ranking from Expansion Management’s 2005 Mayor’s Challenge ranking of the "Top Business Opportunity Metros".

Diversifying beyond its traditional manufacturing base, emerging and major industries in the Cleveland area include:

  • Commercial banking/financial services
  • Health care/health sciences
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Retailing
  • Utilities

Driven by organizations such as the world famous Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals of Cleveland, biotechnology, health care, and health or life sciences have become a major industry in the Cleveland area. Cleveland ranks in the top twenty-five U.S. cities for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Cleveland is also home to the Port of Cleveland, one of the busiest Great Lakes cargo ports. The port annually handles 12 to 16 million metric tons of cargo and supports nearly 11,000 jobs and approximately $600 million in income. The value of imports and exports averages about $1 billion annually.

For business travelers, the Cleveland area is served by two airports:

  • The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
  • The Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL)

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

  • Agilysys
  • Aleris International
  • American Greetings
  • Applied Ind. Technologies
  • Cleveland-Cliffs
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Forest City Enterprises
  • Invacare
  • Jones Day
  • KeyCorp
  • Lincoln Electric Holdings
  • Lubrizol
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Nacco Industries
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • National City Corporation
  • Parker Hannifin
  • PolyOne
  • Progressive
  • RPM International
  • Sherwin-Williams Company

Business organizations/associations in the Cleveland area include:

Crain's Cleveland Business, and the "Business Section" of the Plain Dealer are both good sources of information on business in the Cleveland area.

Most Popular Jobs in Cleveland, 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 25,030 $62,370 $47,540 - 79,950 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 15,800 $64,430 $29,950 - 107,380 8% 51%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 13,170 $62,010 $39,410 - 86,130 6% 96%
4 Accountants and auditors 9,470 $63,690 $37,710 - 95,890 18% 79%
5 Elementary school teachers, except special education 7,320 $60,590 $36,200 - 85,040 14% 95%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 5,520 $58,990 $35,760 - 84,800 11% 95%
7 Lawyers 4,820 $108,790 $51,430 - 11% 99%
8 Management analysts 4,770 $85,040 $43,850 - 135,790 22% 78%
9 Computer software engineers, applications 4,610 $78,430 $50,820 - 108,430 45% 85%
10 Financial managers 3,660 $117,920 $68,040 - 13% 60%
11 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 3,260 $75,160 $38,430 - 115,140 12% 51%
12 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 3,200 $48,990 $15,270 - 83,320 17% 56%
13 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 3,100 $70,620 $29,370 - 126,480 25% 67%
14 Mechanical engineers 3,060 $67,300 $43,480 - 98,220 4% 78%
15 Network and computer systems administrators 3,000 $63,400 $39,060 - 90,620 27% 50%
16 Computer systems analysts 2,580 $72,460 $47,320 - 102,730 29% 68%
17 Chief executives 2,450 $174,330 $76,340 - 2% 65%
18 Computer programmers 2,430 $66,710 $34,080 - 105,040 -4% 73%
19 Special education teachers, secondary school 2,370 $62,270 $37,740 - 88,510 9% 87%
20 Teachers and instructors, all other 2,330 $49,750 $26,470 - 81,560 9% 54%
21 Medical and health services managers 2,290 $84,510 $56,260 - 122,110 16% 57%
22 Managers, all other 2,260 $98,680 $50,600 - 160,600 7% 55%
23 Industrial engineers 2,220 $71,400 $43,880 - 103,420 20% 74%
24 Sales managers 2,210 $117,920 $54,290 - 10% 69%
25 Pharmacists 2,130 $107,760 $78,520 - 133,800 22% 97%
26 Financial specialists, all other 2,000 $60,720 $37,580 - 89,380 12% 50%
27 Market research analysts 1,900 $65,580 $38,900 - 102,130 20% 82%
28 Computer and information systems managers 1,850 $112,540 $72,750 - 160,780 16% 73%
29 Social workers, all other 1,850 $57,960 $33,400 - 79,950 18% 77%
30 Social and human service assistants 1,840 $24,940 $16,760 - 34,090 34% 58%
31 Librarians 1,770 $55,810 $35,150 - 81,700 4% 85%
32 Computer specialists, all other 1,760 $70,110 $40,010 - 101,880 15% 68%
33 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 1,740 $98,460 $73,240 - 130,730 8% 78%
34 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,640 $51,300 $41,350 - 63,710 12% 51%
35 Graphic designers 1,610 $40,100 $22,100 - 62,940 10% 55%
36 Training and development specialists 1,580 $52,760 $33,610 - 78,370 18% 56%
37 Medical and public health social workers 1,570 $46,680 $33,360 - 62,410 24% 77%
38 Child, family, and school social workers 1,530 $37,480 $24,340 - 50,940 19% 77%
39 Network systems and data communications analysts 1,510 $74,700 $48,940 - 104,050 53% 57%
40 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,480 $65,760 $37,720 - 94,490 13% 73%
41 Physical therapists 1,470 $75,070 $57,490 - 97,590 27% 89%
42 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 1,470 $50,040 $27,430 - 73,070 18% 56%
43 Financial analysts 1,460 $69,730 $41,600 - 108,790 34% 87%
44 Engineering managers 1,410 $108,400 $72,830 - 151,820 7% 84%
45 Coaches and scouts 1,400 $29,780 $15,510 - 51,340 15% 60%
46 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,370 $55,930 $30,340 - 81,450 20% 87%
47 Sales and related workers, all other 1,330 $47,250 $17,700 - 77,440 14% 62%
48 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,320 $51,550 $30,150 - 83,030 5% 58%
49 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,310 $73,220 $48,220 - 100,350 28% 85%
50 Civil engineers 1,300 $67,020 $39,910 - 96,270 18% 87%
51 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 1,300 $36,360 $27,020 - 48,230 15% 51%
52 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 1,220 $92,660 $55,930 - 141,080 13% 74%
53 Advertising sales agents 1,180 $45,880 $25,050 - 76,360 20% 56%
54 Instructional coordinators 1,160 $67,520 $43,660 - 97,730 23% 79%
55 Education, training, and library workers, all other 1,120 $33,150 $25,740 - 42,020 11% 79%
56 Self-enrichment education teachers 1,100 $45,080 $27,350 - 63,950 23% 54%
57 Special education teachers, middle school 1,090 $61,620 $40,480 - 86,890 16% 87%
58 Chemists 1,050 $61,230 $37,530 - 90,560 9% 93%
59 Public relations specialists 1,030 $53,960 $33,600 - 79,010 18% 81%
60 Database administrators 1,010 $64,250 $37,780 - 97,270 29% 72%
61 Insurance underwriters 1,010 $61,530 $38,760 - 91,060 6% 53%
62 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 1,010 $56,860 $36,680 - 80,770 18% 56%
63 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 950 $64,540 $42,700 - 85,770 -5% 96%
64 Electrical engineers 930 $76,530 $50,940 - 104,240 6% 81%
65 Speech-language pathologists 920 $79,780 $53,810 - 117,940 11% 98%
66 Marketing managers 890 $118,300 $61,910 - 14% 69%
67 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 860 $36,620 $24,780 - 52,670 30% 77%
68 Occupational therapists 810 $76,640 $57,220 - 99,790 23% 90%
69 Social and community service managers 810 $62,920 $37,260 - 96,780 25% 72%
70 Editors 810 $55,520 $30,270 - 90,560 2% 81%
71 Mental health counselors 810 $39,970 $30,540 - 51,830 30% 73%
72 Personal financial advisors 800 $95,010 $31,470 - 41% 81%
73 Detectives and criminal investigators 740 $71,430 $50,880 - 98,250 17% 54%
74 Dentists, general 720 $125,610 $30,880 - 9% 100%
75 Biological technicians 710 $37,800 $27,240 - 53,450 16% 60%
76 Sales engineers 660 $74,590 $48,110 - 102,960 9% 79%
77 Engineers, all other 650 $81,110 $35,900 - 128,570 6% 82%
78 Community and social service specialists, all other 640 $43,460 $26,300 - 63,290 25% 58%
79 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 620 $49,180 $34,220 - 64,910 11% 58%
80 Credit analysts 600 $50,690 $34,400 - 76,540 2% 60%
81 Architects, except landscape and naval 580 $70,920 $44,650 - 102,400 18% 88%
82 Human resources managers, all other 570 $113,050 $68,330 - 11% 58%
83 Purchasing managers 570 $88,220 $57,430 - 126,900 3% 57%
84 Rehabilitation counselors 520 $42,810 $25,340 - 65,860 23% 73%
85 Physician assistants 510 $81,190 $63,320 - 102,660 27% 67%
86 Dietitians and nutritionists 510 $51,940 $37,040 - 67,230 9% 72%
87 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 510 $36,420 $24,960 - 49,590 34% 73%
88 Electronics engineers, except computer 500 $76,180 $53,130 - 104,820 4% 81%
89 Occupational health and safety specialists 500 $64,510 $42,360 - 90,440 8% 72%
90 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 500 $41,520 $26,800 - 59,490 24% 78%
91 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 490 $77,470 $46,290 - 114,460 16% 99%
92 Aerospace engineers 470 $109,610 $80,930 - 145,380 10% 87%
93 Floral designers 470 $21,940 $15,190 - 30,770 -9% 55%
94 Musicians and singers 460 $0 $ - 10% 53%
95 Interior designers 450 $35,470 $22,460 - 56,920 20% 55%
96 Tax preparers 440 $40,370 $23,000 - 55,360 -8% 54%
97 Legislators 430 $97,410 $15,110 - 1% 65%
98 Reporters and correspondents 420 $52,240 $21,400 - 100,070 1% 85%
99 Education administrators, postsecondary 400 $102,260 $59,930 - 14% 78%
100 Chemical engineers 370 $89,980 $43,410 - 133,550 8% 91%

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 29,710 $24,650 $15,240 - 41,790 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 26,490 $17,790 $14,900 - 22,750 -3% 10%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 25,590 $16,790 $14,870 - 19,950 18% 5%
4 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 24,970 $25,030 $15,510 - 40,040 2% 5%
5 Office clerks, general 21,880 $26,780 $15,730 - 39,530 13% 19%
6 Customer service representatives 18,950 $32,340 $20,010 - 49,230 25% 22%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,190 $24,620 $15,460 - 39,880 15% 4%
8 Waiters and waitresses 16,840 $17,640 $14,870 - 24,000 11% 14%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 14,590 $32,760 $21,080 - 46,250 13% 16%
10 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 13,760 $24,190 $18,200 - 31,560 18% 7%
11 Stock clerks and order fillers 13,390 $23,190 $15,360 - 33,580 -8% 8%
12 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 12,180 $32,060 $20,770 - 45,130 1% 18%
13 Home health aides 12,030 $20,410 $16,700 - 25,530 49% 7%
14 Maintenance and repair workers, general 11,940 $37,470 $21,320 - 54,760 10% 6%
15 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 11,590 $40,210 $27,780 - 53,830 15% 18%
16 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 11,500 $39,770 $25,350 - 57,190 10% 4%
17 Security guards 10,010 $24,340 $17,190 - 35,670 17% 13%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 9,310 $49,450 $29,130 - 74,080 6% 29%
19 Machinists 8,350 $36,200 $23,280 - 50,490 -3% 3%
20 General and operations managers 8,150 $111,680 $50,040 - 2% 48%
21 Team assemblers 8,090 $27,280 $17,390 - 39,430 0% 5%
22 Packers and packagers, hand 8,010 $23,860 $16,260 - 33,070 -12% 3%
23 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 7,860 $39,750 $21,000 - 63,560 4% 25%
24 Business operations specialists, all other 7,610 $60,790 $28,710 - 95,550 21% 49%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 7,490 $55,570 $32,630 - 80,890 -5% 15%
26 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 7,490 $43,120 $34,540 - 52,280 14% 7%
27 Receptionists and information clerks 7,390 $25,000 $16,520 - 34,250 17% 13%
28 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 7,330 $30,540 $19,890 - 43,270 4% 6%
29 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 6,980 $24,320 $16,070 - 37,850 18% 6%
30 Medical secretaries 6,740 $29,790 $21,510 - 39,850 17% 18%
31 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 6,710 $29,830 $15,750 - 51,000 8% 4%
32 Cooks, restaurant 6,400 $22,630 $16,880 - 29,420 12% 5%
33 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 5,660 $54,400 $35,280 - 68,610 11% 33%
34 Teacher assistants 5,420 $28,910 $17,890 - 40,280 10% 18%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 5,350 $30,170 $18,470 - 44,990 11% 14%
36 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,330 $20,660 $15,890 - 27,690 13% 5%
37 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 5,260 $38,950 $20,750 - 59,730 14% 4%
38 Food preparation workers 5,210 $20,210 $15,200 - 27,220 15% 7%
39 Helpers--production workers 4,980 $22,520 $15,760 - 31,770 -1% 4%
40 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 4,960 $35,060 $20,270 - 57,050 -7% 14%
41 Industrial truck and tractor operators 4,920 $31,740 $21,420 - 45,880 -2% 2%
42 Construction laborers 4,890 $42,670 $24,350 - 62,350 11% 5%
43 Carpenters 4,830 $42,590 $26,270 - 63,670 10% 6%
44 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 4,720 $31,130 $22,140 - 41,120 4% 15%
45 Electricians 4,640 $54,780 $29,440 - 82,470 7% 7%
46 Fire fighters 4,620 $42,470 $21,420 - 65,070 12% 18%
47 Child care workers 4,500 $22,940 $15,820 - 32,840 18% 15%
48 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 4,470 $25,140 $15,430 - 39,660 12% 6%
49 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 4,380 $29,100 $18,270 - 39,940 -15% 0%
50 Bartenders 4,290 $18,400 $14,950 - 26,350 11% 17%
51 Preschool teachers, except special education 4,180 $22,290 $16,030 - 31,040 26% 43%
52 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 4,120 $0 $ - -9% 5%
53 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 4,030 $26,710 $18,920 - 34,790 11% 5%
54 Bill and account collectors 4,000 $30,060 $21,440 - 40,360 23% 13%
55 Tellers 4,000 $23,760 $18,020 - 31,040 14% 16%
56 Telemarketers 3,850 $21,140 $15,640 - 28,560 -10% 14%
57 Computer support specialists 3,750 $44,330 $28,960 - 63,580 13% 43%
58 Data entry keyers 3,580 $25,230 $16,830 - 33,660 -5% 18%
59 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 3,380 $62,600 $39,860 - 87,750 7% 13%
60 Medical assistants 3,380 $26,740 $20,620 - 33,990 35% 10%
61 Sales representatives, services, all other 3,310 $50,770 $23,080 - 86,250 28% 48%
62 Cooks, fast food 3,250 $18,270 $15,120 - 23,790 8% 5%
63 Insurance sales agents 3,190 $54,560 $24,470 - 117,330 13% 45%
64 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 3,190 $25,000 $16,670 - 35,410 -5% 5%
65 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 3,150 $17,630 $15,060 - 20,650 10% 17%
66 Counter and rental clerks 3,070 $24,130 $15,270 - 37,740 23% 16%
67 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 3,050 $42,080 $26,070 - 62,060 4% 30%
68 Driver/sales workers 3,020 $24,410 $15,080 - 42,700 -5% 4%
69 Dishwashers 3,010 $17,290 $14,930 - 20,900 10% 3%
70 All other information and record clerks 2,970 $31,350 $20,560 - 44,120 -13% 21%
71 Postal service mail carriers 2,930 $0 $ - 1% 11%
72 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 2,910 $36,670 $24,730 - 49,330 -3% 6%
73 Recreation workers 2,790 $23,370 $15,450 - 37,220 13% 47%
74 Pharmacy technicians 2,770 $27,900 $19,690 - 36,540 32% 16%
75 Legal secretaries 2,730 $39,700 $28,310 - 51,670 12% 18%
76 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 2,640 $36,000 $18,080 - 63,220 -13% 0%
77 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 2,630 $20,920 $15,280 - 29,850 10% 8%
78 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 2,600 $17,650 $14,910 - 23,400 12% 6%
79 Library assistants, clerical 2,570 $26,510 $15,410 - 41,440 8% 37%
80 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 2,530 $35,210 $16,210 - 62,770 5% 2%
81 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 2,530 $33,810 $24,110 - 44,540 -1% 22%
82 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 2,500 $78,870 $39,860 - 126,780 4% 38%
83 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,440 $55,950 $26,760 - 82,660 11% 4%
84 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 2,420 $64,710 $44,080 - 86,990 9% 10%
85 Physicians and surgeons, all other 2,410 $139,780 $43,630 - 0% 0%
86 Loan interviewers and clerks 2,350 $32,410 $22,010 - 43,360 -1% 24%
87 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 2,280 $52,660 $33,390 - 78,820 0% 42%
88 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 2,280 $30,090 $23,580 - 37,580 10% 24%
89 Industrial production managers 2,240 $90,730 $50,880 - 140,410 -6% 43%
90 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 2,220 $23,330 $15,210 - 33,120 14% 3%
91 Personal and home care aides 2,170 $20,460 $17,030 - 25,260 51% 10%
92 Cost estimators 2,160 $62,250 $36,050 - 91,360 19% 32%
93 Correctional officers and jailers 2,140 $38,290 $29,710 - 48,590 17% 11%
94 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 2,130 $57,240 $25,410 - 110,780 9% 3%
95 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 2,120 $61,270 $36,260 - 89,730 9% 47%
96 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 2,070 $40,730 $23,490 - 64,320 -7% 0%
97 Loan officers 2,060 $54,290 $28,120 - 86,080 12% 49%
98 Industrial machinery mechanics 2,060 $49,390 $32,960 - 72,200 9% 5%
99 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 2,050 $57,400 $42,880 - 74,390 8% 3%
100 Paralegals and legal assistants 2,050 $47,850 $29,880 - 68,450 22% 45%
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Jobs More Common Near Cleveland Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 40,770 1,420 16.1
Patternmakers, metal and plastic 0 220 13.2
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 34,520 1,590 7.7
Air traffic controllers 127,530 620 6.4
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 33,900 1,620 5.9
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,040 630 4.8
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,630 630 4.8
Administrative law judges, adjudicators, and hearing officers 86,010 220 4.7
Foundry mold and coremakers 27,730 230 4.6
Bailiffs 35,970 390 4.5
Cooks, all other 23,240 310 4.3
Social workers, all other 57,960 1,850 3.8
Medical appliance technicians 38,500 160 3.8
Audio-visual collections specialists 59,130 120 3.7
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,730 2,070 3.7
Social work teachers, postsecondary 56,170 100 3.7
Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners 36,930 230 3.6
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 36,400 1,020 3.6
Transportation attendants, except flight attendants and baggage porters 19,370 440 3.3
Vocational education teachers, middle school 59,120 210 3.3
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,150 610 3.3
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,390 1,150 3.2
Pediatricians, general 144,040 530 3.2
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,150 560 3.1
Tool and die makers 47,360 1,850 3.1
Library assistants, clerical 26,510 2,570 3.1
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 36,670 2,910 3
Pourers and casters, metal 31,920 180 2.9
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 32,370 210 2.9
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,100 1,750 2.9
Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary 43,430 120 2.9
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 36,000 2,640 2.9
Funeral attendants 22,960 470 2.7
Podiatrists 103,360 150 2.7
Umpires, referees, and other sports officials 27,240 130 2.7
Machinists 36,200 8,350 2.7
Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders 28,830 220 2.7
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 26,930 710 2.6
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 92,660 1,220 2.6
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates 56,610 270 2.6
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,020 1,680 2.6
Biomedical engineers 69,980 210 2.6
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 29,100 4,380 2.6
Occupational therapist assistants 53,960 430 2.6
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 39,670 270 2.5
Insurance appraisers, auto damage 55,670 140 2.5
Athletes and sports competitors 64,400 130 2.5
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 57,570 250 2.5
Engineering teachers, postsecondary 79,830 250 2.4
Numerical tool and process control programmers 46,110 230 2.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Legislators 97,410 2.74 430
Surveyors 80,390 1.47 230
Transportation workers, all other 46,110 1.41 390
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 57,240 1.4 2,130
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 53,710 1.38 430
Construction laborers 42,670 1.37 4,890
Production workers, all other 39,720 1.37 1,850
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 49,390 1.37 360
Office and administrative support workers, all other 41,950 1.35 1,500
Structural iron and steel workers 61,390 1.35 370
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 57,400 1.34 2,050
Advertising and promotions managers 111,240 1.32 170
Cement masons and concrete finishers 48,560 1.31 1,070
Tire repairers and changers 31,010 1.31 820
Machine feeders and offbearers 34,010 1.31 860
Teachers and instructors, all other 49,750 1.31 2,330
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,730 1.3 2,070
Teacher assistants 28,910 1.3 5,420
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 65,760 1.28 1,480
Reporters and correspondents 52,240 1.28 420
Audio-visual collections specialists 59,130 1.27 120
Sheet metal workers 53,060 1.27 1,040
Financial managers 117,920 1.27 3,660
Administrative services managers 92,260 1.27 1,590
Bus drivers, school 33,020 1.26 1,390
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 38,310 1.26 1,410
Appraisers and assessors of real estate 64,730 1.26 210
Glaziers 49,470 1.25 380
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,630 1.25 630
Speech-language pathologists 79,780 1.24 920
Computer and information scientists, research 118,940 1.23 110
Stationary engineers and boiler operators 59,540 1.23 470
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 64,540 1.23 950
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 36,000 1.23 2,640
Medical equipment repairers 53,630 1.23 310
Camera operators, television, video, and motion picture 51,440 1.22 170
Social workers, all other 57,960 1.22 1,850
Pipelayers 44,660 1.22 210
Elementary school teachers, except special education 60,590 1.22 7,320
Air traffic controllers 127,530 1.22 620
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 55,950 1.21 2,440
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 52,150 1.21 400
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 62,010 1.21 13,170
Residential advisors 30,940 1.21 290
Chiropractors 95,370 1.21 230
Special education teachers, middle school 61,620 1.21 1,090
Special education teachers, secondary school 62,270 1.21 2,370
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 98,460 1.21 1,740
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 32,370 1.2 210
Sales and related workers, all other 47,250 1.2 1,330

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