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Lima Employment

Employment and Industries in the Lima, Ohio Area

Lima's major economic sectors are healthcare, education, manufacturing and the government. The manufacturing industries include the production of battle tanks, truck and automobile parts and engines, metal fixtures and coatings, and chemicals.

Lima's largest fields of employment are healthcare, accommodation and food services, transportation equipment, metal and metal products, education, manufacturing and the government. About 27% of the workers are employed in production, transportation and material moving occupations. Sales and office occupations comprise approximately 20% of the labor force. Service jobs provide about 19% of the jobs in Lima.

Notable facts about Lima, Ohio: Regarding the adult residents, 10% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 75.5 which is low when compared to the country's average of 100. In 2009 the average salary in Lima was $26,000.

Some of the occupations in Lima where the majority of the workers have college degrees include registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; teachers, medical and health services managers; human resources, training and labor relations specialists; industrial engineers, pharmacists, and child, family and school social workers.

A list of Lima's notable companies is shown below:

  • St. Rita's Medical Center
  • Ford Motor Co., Lima Engine Plant
  • Lima Memorial Health System
  • General Dynamics Land Systems Division
  • Roundy's Ohio Division
  • Dana Corp
  • Meccorp, Inc
  • Meijer, Inc
  • Nickles Bakery of Ohio
  • Procter & Gamble Mfg., Inc
  • Pemcor Lima Refinery
  • BP Chemicals Inc
  • Tower Automotive
  • Walmart Super Center
  • American Trim, LLC/Superior Metal Products, Inc
  • MetoKote Corporation
  • Milcor, Inc
  • Rudolph Foods Company
  • Accubuilt, Inc
  • International Brake Industries, Inc
  • Master Maintenance

Lima companies have access to helpful organizations such as:

People interested in the local business community can find information at LimaOhio.com.

Most Popular Jobs in Lima, 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 2,010 $55,430 $42,620 - 67,100 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 860 $58,540 $24,160 - 92,980 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 640 $47,530 $35,040 - 63,430 14% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 450 $49,820 $35,610 - 64,570 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 260 $65,100 $34,590 - 106,510 18% 79%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 260 $48,220 $35,090 - 64,090 11% 95%
7 Medical and health services managers 180 $77,680 $54,400 - 104,980 16% 57%
8 Industrial engineers 170 $72,140 $46,110 - 100,500 20% 74%
9 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 170 $49,780 $27,780 - 80,430 17% 56%
10 Pharmacists 140 $91,470 $54,940 - 122,800 22% 97%
11 Teachers and instructors, all other 130 $52,130 $34,870 - 67,340 9% 54%
12 Child, family, and school social workers 120 $38,110 $26,440 - 53,350 19% 77%
13 Managers, all other 110 $133,850 $54,030 - 7% 55%
14 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 110 $59,050 $25,280 - 96,060 25% 67%
15 Education, training, and library workers, all other 100 $27,380 $20,450 - 33,970 11% 79%
16 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 90 $54,430 $35,970 - 73,070 -5% 96%
17 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 90 $52,200 $38,960 - 66,660 12% 51%
18 Chief executives 80 $132,860 $50,830 - 2% 65%
19 Sales managers 80 $97,070 $45,570 - 153,160 10% 69%
20 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 80 $88,650 $69,360 - 112,000 8% 78%
21 Financial managers 80 $87,540 $48,890 - 129,330 13% 60%
22 Network and computer systems administrators 80 $53,840 $26,330 - 86,270 27% 50%
23 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 80 $50,330 $32,370 - 75,990 13% 73%
24 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 80 $47,330 $34,620 - 63,590 20% 87%
25 Medical and public health social workers 80 $43,630 $34,390 - 52,950 24% 77%
26 Self-enrichment education teachers 80 $0 $ - 23% 54%
27 Lawyers 70 $105,270 $40,790 - 11% 99%
28 Physical therapists 60 $79,090 $54,660 - 126,410 27% 89%
29 Civil engineers 60 $73,010 $47,720 - 102,260 18% 87%
30 Mechanical engineers 60 $66,990 $49,270 - 91,270 4% 78%
31 Training and development specialists 60 $53,540 $35,770 - 74,900 18% 56%
32 Special education teachers, secondary school 60 $46,750 $34,950 - 62,330 9% 87%
33 Sales and related workers, all other 60 $44,200 $16,640 - 75,130 14% 62%
34 Coaches and scouts 60 $15,620 $14,750 - 16,220 15% 60%
35 Management analysts 60 $0 $ - 22% 78%
36 Rehabilitation counselors 50 $50,450 $40,250 - 67,700 23% 73%
37 Special education teachers, middle school 50 $47,040 $35,320 - 62,230 16% 87%
38 Dietitians and nutritionists 50 $44,840 $34,010 - 60,080 9% 72%
39 Floral designers 50 $27,010 $15,920 - 54,450 -9% 55%
40 Chemical engineers 40 $91,530 $52,840 - 130,630 8% 91%
41 Engineering managers 40 $87,950 $61,500 - 117,340 7% 84%
42 Occupational therapists 40 $67,280 $56,440 - 82,320 23% 90%
43 Occupational health and safety specialists 40 $63,260 $39,600 - 94,940 8% 72%
44 Computer systems analysts 40 $63,050 $43,300 - 83,770 29% 68%
45 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 40 $53,330 $37,480 - 72,040 11% 58%
46 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 40 $49,640 $26,760 - 67,050 5% 58%
47 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $44,950 $22,950 - 63,810 18% 56%
48 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 40 $33,120 $18,230 - 49,610 30% 77%
49 Dentists, general 30 $199,610 $127,240 - 9% 100%
50 Computer software engineers, applications 30 $61,220 $46,070 - 81,000 45% 85%
51 Social and community service managers 30 $53,330 $41,640 - 71,670 25% 72%
52 Librarians 30 $47,340 $33,690 - 64,490 4% 85%
53 Public relations specialists 30 $43,300 $27,280 - 64,820 18% 81%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Cashiers 1,940 $18,590 $14,930 - 25,260 -3% 10%
2 Retail salespersons 1,720 $23,340 $15,110 - 36,760 12% 25%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,590 $16,300 $14,840 - 19,190 18% 5%
4 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,550 $22,010 $15,360 - 34,980 2% 5%
5 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,050 $35,910 $26,190 - 48,480 10% 4%
6 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,040 $21,790 $16,500 - 28,470 18% 7%
7 Office clerks, general 1,030 $25,660 $16,190 - 37,730 13% 19%
8 Waiters and waitresses 940 $16,240 $14,890 - 18,060 11% 14%
9 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 900 $24,560 $15,470 - 38,210 15% 4%
10 Team assemblers 800 $29,780 $18,200 - 38,690 0% 5%
11 Stock clerks and order fillers 750 $21,630 $15,370 - 30,500 -8% 8%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 710 $31,810 $21,550 - 48,240 13% 16%
13 Industrial truck and tractor operators 660 $28,210 $20,940 - 37,650 -2% 2%
14 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 610 $36,250 $28,350 - 46,140 14% 7%
15 Maintenance and repair workers, general 590 $33,140 $17,830 - 49,240 10% 6%
16 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 590 $28,350 $16,730 - 42,480 1% 18%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 550 $38,480 $22,280 - 56,390 4% 25%
18 Home health aides 540 $20,730 $16,920 - 25,440 49% 7%
19 Customer service representatives 530 $28,230 $17,500 - 39,910 25% 22%
20 Medical secretaries 460 $25,330 $20,120 - 32,020 17% 18%
21 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 420 $26,450 $15,190 - 55,750 8% 4%
22 Cooks, restaurant 420 $18,930 $15,280 - 24,000 12% 5%
23 Correctional officers and jailers 410 $42,890 $30,980 - 50,880 17% 11%
24 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 380 $46,600 $28,780 - 75,150 -5% 15%
25 General and operations managers 370 $80,040 $31,480 - 140,760 2% 48%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 360 $43,190 $24,760 - 60,690 6% 29%
27 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 360 $19,250 $15,550 - 24,570 13% 5%
28 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 340 $35,620 $25,430 - 51,990 15% 18%
29 Receptionists and information clerks 340 $23,540 $16,160 - 33,460 17% 13%
30 Carpenters 330 $37,390 $24,130 - 53,280 10% 6%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 330 $30,320 $18,000 - 43,340 11% 14%
32 Cooks, fast food 330 $16,750 $14,910 - 22,080 8% 5%
33 Construction laborers 320 $35,790 $19,380 - 53,810 11% 5%
34 Packers and packagers, hand 310 $19,290 $15,490 - 25,750 -12% 3%
35 Business operations specialists, all other 300 $69,740 $29,700 - 129,180 21% 49%
36 Driver/sales workers 300 $30,440 $15,270 - 54,840 -5% 4%
37 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 300 $24,230 $17,310 - 31,280 11% 5%
38 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 290 $35,470 $19,490 - 49,810 14% 4%
39 Tellers 290 $21,520 $17,080 - 29,440 14% 16%
40 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 280 $42,910 $18,910 - 62,390 11% 33%
41 Medical assistants 280 $28,940 $21,150 - 39,020 35% 10%
42 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 280 $17,970 $14,860 - 27,180 12% 6%
43 Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 270 $42,600 $33,440 - 61,250 0% 0%
44 Helpers--production workers 270 $22,480 $16,830 - 30,150 -1% 4%
45 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 270 $22,110 $15,470 - 30,330 18% 6%
46 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 260 $29,810 $20,460 - 46,420 4% 15%
47 Bartenders 250 $17,010 $14,910 - 20,950 11% 17%
48 Healthcare support workers, all other 240 $24,330 $20,680 - 30,630 16% 10%
49 Electricians 230 $49,780 $28,900 - 74,940 7% 7%
50 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 230 $43,210 $21,450 - 65,040 -7% 14%
51 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 230 $24,080 $15,190 - 38,300 14% 3%
52 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 190 $25,460 $16,250 - 33,100 4% 6%
53 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 180 $58,160 $37,440 - 82,030 7% 13%
54 Tool and die makers 170 $47,050 $31,850 - 69,540 -10% 5%
55 Food preparation workers 170 $19,040 $14,940 - 26,320 15% 7%
56 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 160 $37,190 $25,920 - 49,000 5% 8%
57 Fire fighters 160 $34,880 $22,900 - 50,950 12% 18%
58 Machinists 150 $42,520 $21,170 - 62,690 -3% 3%
59 Sales representatives, services, all other 150 $36,570 $15,740 - 58,870 28% 48%
60 Counter and rental clerks 140 $20,820 $15,140 - 30,230 23% 16%
61 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 140 $18,880 $15,020 - 29,140 -5% 5%
62 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 140 $18,300 $15,400 - 21,820 10% 5%
63 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 140 $15,830 $14,810 - 16,870 12% 6%
64 Cement masons and concrete finishers 130 $38,320 $28,280 - 53,350 11% 2%
65 Pharmacy technicians 130 $26,380 $17,530 - 34,480 32% 16%
66 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 130 $25,700 $17,640 - 31,650 27% 47%
67 Respiratory therapists 120 $45,590 $36,440 - 53,120 23% 28%
68 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 120 $36,490 $26,220 - 49,830 3% 38%
69 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 120 $35,440 $22,550 - 55,560 -5% 4%
70 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 120 $34,970 $24,950 - 41,240 12% 3%
71 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 120 $29,290 $20,740 - 40,760 -15% 0%
72 Dishwashers 120 $17,130 $15,060 - 20,190 10% 3%
73 Physicians and surgeons, all other 120 $0 $ - 0% 0%
74 Industrial production managers 110 $77,040 $38,650 - 124,590 -6% 43%
75 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 110 $72,390 $40,760 - 110,720 4% 38%
76 Industrial machinery mechanics 110 $56,440 $32,600 - 79,930 9% 5%
77 Millwrights 110 $46,880 $33,260 - 73,100 6% 0%
78 Medical records and health information technicians 110 $29,680 $21,710 - 41,880 18% 12%
79 Security guards 110 $28,820 $18,650 - 38,430 17% 13%
80 Amusement and recreation attendants 110 $15,630 $14,800 - 16,490 24% 22%
81 Postal service mail carriers 110 $0 $ - 1% 11%
82 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 100 $51,660 $31,840 - 73,940 0% 42%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 100 $48,360 $33,650 - 63,960 10% 17%
84 Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 100 $27,540 $20,230 - 37,100 -13% 4%
85 Bill and account collectors 100 $27,010 $21,260 - 37,560 23% 13%
86 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 100 $17,000 $14,990 - 20,470 10% 17%
87 Dental hygienists 90 $54,150 $40,420 - 69,940 30% 33%
88 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 90 $41,580 $24,600 - 56,770 4% 30%
89 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 90 $40,990 $33,880 - 50,840 14% 8%
90 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 90 $32,790 $22,290 - 48,080 5% 2%
91 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 90 $30,320 $20,560 - 40,810 8% 9%
92 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 90 $29,620 $20,240 - 39,840 2% 11%
93 Recreation workers 90 $22,710 $15,270 - 35,930 13% 47%
94 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 90 $0 $ - -8% 12%
95 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 80 $55,280 $37,300 - 68,330 8% 3%
96 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 80 $43,990 $30,260 - 62,540 16% 43%
97 Food service managers 80 $36,490 $19,610 - 59,300 5% 24%
98 Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 80 $30,120 $26,470 - 35,640 -8% 0%
99 Bakers 80 $25,480 $16,010 - 34,970 10% 8%
100 Preschool teachers, except special education 80 $20,170 $15,490 - 24,830 26% 43%
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Jobs More Common Near Lima Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Millwrights 46,880 110 10.8
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 42,600 270 8.2
Tool and die makers 47,050 170 6.6
Correctional officers and jailers 42,890 410 6.1
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 36,490 120 4.5
Education, training, and library workers, all other 27,380 100 4
Healthcare support workers, all other 24,330 240 3.8
Respiratory therapists 45,590 120 3.6
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 27,540 100 3.5
Industrial truck and tractor operators 28,210 660 3.2
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 37,190 160 3
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 35,440 120 2.9
Medical secretaries 25,330 460 2.9
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,230 300 2.7
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 36,250 610 2.6
Industrial engineers 72,140 170 2.4
Driver/sales workers 30,440 300 2.4
Team assemblers 29,780 800 2.3
Registered nurses 55,430 2,010 2.2
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 21,790 1,040 2.2
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 17,970 280 2.2
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 49,780 170 2.2
Industrial production managers 77,040 110 2.2
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 24,080 230 2
Medical and health services managers 77,680 180 2
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,010 1,550 2
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,910 1,050 2
Medical records and health information technicians 29,680 110 1.9
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 18,300 140 1.9
Cement masons and concrete finishers 38,320 130 1.9
Fire fighters 34,880 160 1.9
Cooks, fast food 16,750 330 1.8
Home health aides 20,730 540 1.8
Helpers--production workers 22,480 270 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 46,600 380 1.8
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,300 1,590 1.7
Medical assistants 28,940 280 1.7
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 29,290 120 1.6
Cashiers 18,590 1,940 1.6
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 25,700 130 1.6
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 58,540 860 1.6
Pharmacists 91,470 140 1.6
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 43,210 230 1.5
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 34,970 120 1.5
Tellers 21,520 290 1.5
Bartenders 17,010 250 1.5
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 29,810 260 1.4
Elementary school teachers, except special education 47,530 640 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 38,480 550 1.4
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 49,820 450 1.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Managers, all other 133,850 1.62 110
Teachers and instructors, all other 52,130 1.37 130
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 43,210 1.29 230
Industrial machinery mechanics 56,440 1.27 110
Business operations specialists, all other 69,740 1.18 300
Driver/sales workers 30,440 1.16 300
Construction laborers 35,790 1.15 320
Machinists 42,520 1.15 150
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 24,080 1.15 230
Security guards 28,820 1.14 110
Correctional officers and jailers 42,890 1.14 410
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 35,440 1.1 120
Team assemblers 29,780 1.09 800
Accountants and auditors 65,100 1.09 260
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,560 1.07 900
Electricians 49,780 1.06 230
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 72,390 1.04 110
Tool and die makers 47,050 1.04 170
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 58,540 1.04 860
Cement masons and concrete finishers 38,320 1.04 130
Medical assistants 28,940 1.03 280
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,230 1.03 300
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 58,160 1.02 180
Office clerks, general 25,660 1.01 1,030
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,250 1.01 360
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 29,290 1.01 120
Cashiers 18,590 1 1,940
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 30,320 1 330
Dishwashers 17,130 0.99 120
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 38,480 0.99 550
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 31,810 0.99 710
Food preparation workers 19,040 0.99 170
Industrial engineers 72,140 0.99 170
Receptionists and information clerks 23,540 0.98 340
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 29,810 0.98 260
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 35,470 0.98 290
Home health aides 20,730 0.98 540
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 49,820 0.97 450
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,350 0.97 590
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 36,490 0.97 120
Maintenance and repair workers, general 33,140 0.96 590
Cooks, fast food 16,750 0.96 330
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 48,220 0.96 260
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 43,190 0.96 360
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,910 0.96 1,050
Retail salespersons 23,340 0.96 1,720
Elementary school teachers, except special education 47,530 0.95 640
Carpenters 37,390 0.95 330
Helpers--production workers 22,480 0.95 270
Customer service representatives 28,230 0.95 530

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