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Sandusky Employment

Employment and Industries in the Sandusky, Ohio Area

The Sandusky region's economy consists of a diversified industrial base, which includes machine tools, automotive parts, plastics and vinyl products, colorants, paints, bearings and food processing. Some of the notable companies with facilities in the region are Glidden, Kyklos Bearing International Inc., JBT Foodtech, Akro-Mils, Hanson Aggregates and Bettcher Industries. The county is also the site of Plum Brook Station of N.A.S.A.'s John H. Glenn Research Center, which is known for its space testing facilities.

The economy is also bolstered by tourism due in great part to the Cedar Point Amusement Park. Agriculture, including wine production, also plays a significant economic role for the region.

Noteworthy details about Sandusky, Ohio: Estimated median household income in 2007 - $35,000. Cost of living index in 2008 - 77.8 (U.S. average is 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree - 11%.

The following is a list of Sandusky's primary employers:

  • Firelands Regional Health System
  • Magnum Management Corporation
  • Cedar Fair, LP
  • Meijer, Inc
  • Kyklos Bearing International, Inc
  • Canton S-Group
  • CNL Income GW Sandusky Tenant, LP
  • Veterans Home, Ohio
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • City of Sandusky
  • John Bean Technologies Corporation
  • Great Bear Lodge of Sandusky, LLC
  • US Tsubaki, Inc
  • Macy's Retail Holdings, Inc
  • Providence Care Center
  • Citizens Banking Co
  • Bettcher Industries
  • JBT Foodtech

In Sandusky there are a number of popular jobs that are primarily filled by college graduates including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, coaches and scouts, human resources, training and labor relations specialists; management analysts, mechanical engineers and financial managers.

The top employment fields in Sandusky, Ohio:

  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Transportation equipment
  • Education
  • Construction
  • Metal and metal products
  • Plastic and rubber products

Some of the organizations offering useful information and assistance to local businesses are shown below:

Those interested in the Sandusky business community may want to read the Sandusky Register.

Most Popular Jobs in Sandusky, 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 640 $55,390 $42,500 - 65,570 24% 56%
2 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 590 $55,160 $37,630 - 72,900 6% 96%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 380 $55,530 $34,520 - 76,860 14% 95%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 250 $69,660 $25,620 - 111,580 8% 51%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 140 $55,530 $39,980 - 74,250 11% 95%
6 Teachers and instructors, all other 140 $47,820 $29,320 - 74,200 9% 54%
7 Accountants and auditors 130 $54,870 $35,570 - 75,450 18% 79%
8 Coaches and scouts 120 $20,540 $15,060 - 29,340 15% 60%
9 Special education teachers, secondary school 110 $49,890 $35,950 - 66,730 9% 87%
10 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 110 $44,940 $14,960 - 83,790 17% 56%
11 Management analysts 90 $62,750 $48,760 - 79,830 22% 78%
12 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 80 $87,310 $51,420 - 114,040 8% 78%
13 Mechanical engineers 80 $66,900 $42,130 - 97,460 4% 78%
14 Financial managers 70 $84,870 $37,500 - 155,230 13% 60%
15 Medical and health services managers 70 $80,310 $57,550 - 108,990 16% 57%
16 Lawyers 60 $94,310 $44,100 - 11% 99%
17 Pharmacists 50 $105,040 $89,520 - 129,780 22% 97%
18 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 50 $56,320 $45,100 - 67,790 20% 87%
19 Network and computer systems administrators 50 $48,950 $27,690 - 72,600 27% 50%
20 Sales and related workers, all other 50 $37,080 $16,320 - 64,390 14% 62%
21 Chief executives 40 $143,640 $74,300 - 2% 65%
22 Engineering managers 40 $101,700 $70,630 - 137,230 7% 84%
23 Sales managers 40 $96,430 $48,100 - 10% 69%
24 Engineers, all other 40 $94,290 $68,090 - 132,950 6% 82%
25 Computer and information systems managers 40 $81,250 $44,050 - 144,330 16% 73%
26 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 40 $61,760 $44,910 - 81,700 13% 73%
27 Librarians 40 $58,290 $35,920 - 83,150 4% 85%
28 Computer software engineers, applications 40 $55,860 $38,620 - 78,010 45% 85%
29 Public relations specialists 40 $52,420 $32,630 - 77,910 18% 81%
30 Social and human service assistants 40 $27,980 $15,320 - 50,300 34% 58%
31 Medical and public health social workers 30 $46,980 $34,560 - 62,040 24% 77%
32 Self-enrichment education teachers 30 $43,570 $21,410 - 75,510 23% 54%
33 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 30 $0 $ - 25% 67%

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 1,480 $16,690 $14,870 - 19,980 18% 5%
2 Retail salespersons 1,440 $20,980 $14,950 - 31,610 12% 25%
3 Cashiers 1,180 $17,720 $14,890 - 23,350 -3% 10%
4 Waiters and waitresses 1,120 $17,110 $14,890 - 22,380 11% 14%
5 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 980 $23,840 $15,880 - 39,460 2% 5%
6 Office clerks, general 700 $24,840 $15,150 - 37,410 13% 19%
7 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 640 $36,740 $26,600 - 51,120 10% 4%
8 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 580 $17,290 $14,930 - 22,670 13% 5%
9 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 550 $39,060 $30,270 - 49,050 14% 7%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 510 $27,490 $15,740 - 40,170 15% 4%
11 Production workers, all other 500 $31,740 $15,490 - 59,130 2% 5%
12 Cooks, restaurant 480 $21,160 $15,590 - 28,650 12% 5%
13 Home health aides 460 $21,030 $16,420 - 25,770 49% 7%
14 Stock clerks and order fillers 450 $22,860 $15,220 - 32,850 -8% 8%
15 Maintenance and repair workers, general 440 $32,810 $17,380 - 50,610 10% 6%
16 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 420 $27,150 $20,270 - 35,560 18% 7%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 380 $37,880 $21,990 - 61,490 4% 25%
18 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 370 $30,830 $19,240 - 42,430 1% 18%
19 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 370 $30,370 $18,640 - 41,890 13% 16%
20 Machinists 370 $0 $ - -3% 3%
21 Bartenders 310 $17,890 $14,910 - 23,480 11% 17%
22 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 310 $17,260 $14,920 - 20,120 17% 14%
23 Customer service representatives 290 $30,100 $18,980 - 49,360 25% 22%
24 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 290 $23,340 $16,930 - 32,690 18% 6%
25 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 270 $39,180 $24,830 - 57,010 15% 18%
26 Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 270 $16,250 $14,900 - 18,550 19% 31%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 260 $58,210 $33,410 - 91,220 -5% 15%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 260 $40,540 $23,950 - 56,440 6% 29%
29 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 260 $28,430 $18,140 - 42,850 11% 14%
30 Teacher assistants 260 $22,690 $15,160 - 33,180 10% 18%
31 Medical secretaries 240 $25,900 $18,130 - 34,000 17% 18%
32 Dishwashers 240 $17,630 $15,040 - 22,080 10% 3%
33 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 240 $0 $ - -7% 14%
34 Electricians 220 $54,350 $24,080 - 82,910 7% 7%
35 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 200 $26,990 $19,130 - 37,040 11% 5%
36 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 200 $26,740 $16,470 - 44,110 14% 4%
37 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 190 $44,190 $18,360 - 64,860 11% 33%
38 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 190 $33,880 $20,350 - 57,940 4% 6%
39 Receptionists and information clerks 190 $21,570 $15,140 - 29,690 17% 13%
40 General and operations managers 180 $88,790 $52,060 - 132,450 2% 48%
41 Carpenters 180 $38,390 $17,270 - 70,230 10% 6%
42 Tellers 180 $22,160 $17,390 - 28,450 14% 16%
43 Cooks, fast food 180 $17,410 $14,940 - 21,070 8% 5%
44 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 160 $61,060 $32,310 - 92,920 7% 13%
45 Computer support specialists 160 $39,730 $22,360 - 61,640 13% 43%
46 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 160 $31,870 $17,210 - 59,090 8% 4%
47 Food preparation workers 160 $19,400 $15,100 - 26,660 15% 7%
48 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 130 $49,590 $22,440 - 66,090 -9% 5%
49 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 130 $30,270 $21,940 - 41,660 4% 15%
50 Medical assistants 130 $28,560 $20,930 - 40,590 35% 10%
51 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 130 $16,960 $14,970 - 20,050 10% 17%
52 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 130 $15,640 $14,780 - 16,480 12% 6%
53 Industrial truck and tractor operators 130 $0 $ - -2% 2%
54 Business operations specialists, all other 120 $57,140 $28,580 - 87,150 21% 49%
55 Construction laborers 120 $34,870 $22,990 - 47,150 11% 5%
56 Motorboat mechanics 120 $27,820 $17,780 - 37,090 19% 5%
57 Tool and die makers 110 $69,380 $46,180 - 83,430 -10% 5%
58 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 110 $36,430 $26,590 - 49,240 -15% 0%
59 Security guards 110 $28,660 $16,080 - 62,390 17% 13%
60 Food servers, nonrestaurant 110 $19,070 $15,560 - 24,050 16% 9%
61 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 100 $58,870 $30,320 - 83,480 11% 4%
62 Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 100 $31,910 $17,510 - 51,380 -3% 4%
63 Bill and account collectors 100 $29,330 $22,080 - 37,320 23% 13%
64 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 100 $27,250 $15,420 - 59,300 14% 3%
65 Counter and rental clerks 100 $22,580 $14,980 - 36,330 23% 16%
66 Postal service mail carriers 100 $0 $ - 1% 11%
67 Physicians and surgeons, all other 90 $133,210 $44,750 - 0% 0%
68 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 90 $54,490 $36,910 - 78,700 10% 17%
69 Library assistants, clerical 90 $25,280 $15,910 - 38,490 8% 37%
70 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 80 $52,500 $31,200 - 66,540 -13% 0%
71 Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 80 $46,440 $34,130 - 60,730 -22% 0%
72 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 80 $40,470 $27,490 - 51,950 4% 30%
73 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 80 $35,390 $23,180 - 49,900 -16% 0%
74 Order clerks 80 $25,710 $20,170 - 35,150 -24% 16%
75 Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 70 $58,350 $47,170 - 68,880 2% 18%
76 Cost estimators 70 $49,650 $34,620 - 74,650 19% 32%
77 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 70 $38,670 $30,350 - 49,730 9% 3%
78 Medical transcriptionists 70 $30,920 $22,820 - 39,010 14% 10%
79 Pharmacy technicians 70 $24,910 $17,780 - 35,800 32% 16%
80 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 70 $19,540 $15,000 - 29,020 10% 5%
81 Child care workers 70 $16,520 $14,940 - 19,010 18% 15%
82 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 70 $0 $ - -5% 4%
83 Industrial production managers 60 $103,640 $52,730 - -6% 43%
84 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 60 $53,200 $39,320 - 73,880 9% 10%
85 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 60 $51,510 $26,110 - 80,340 0% 42%
86 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 60 $51,320 $30,790 - 83,100 8% 3%
87 Sales representatives, services, all other 60 $45,970 $22,910 - 78,770 28% 48%
88 Food service managers 60 $40,250 $27,600 - 60,870 5% 24%
89 Millwrights 50 $70,040 $39,560 - 84,100 6% 0%
90 Dental hygienists 50 $60,160 $48,180 - 74,580 30% 33%
91 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 50 $54,280 $36,940 - 80,610 16% 43%
92 Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 50 $54,180 $37,990 - 66,350 -25% 3%
93 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 50 $38,380 $26,000 - 69,880 5% 2%
94 Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 50 $31,280 $22,060 - 44,870 3% 25%
95 Dental assistants 50 $30,530 $20,650 - 39,390 29% 9%
96 Structural metal fabricators and fitters 50 $30,380 $22,640 - 38,370 -0% 0%
97 Printing machine operators 50 $29,320 $16,240 - 44,480 -6% 6%
98 Office and administrative support workers, all other 50 $27,410 $17,150 - 49,140 -9% 32%
99 Legal secretaries 50 $26,330 $20,770 - 33,250 12% 18%
100 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 50 $25,760 $17,190 - 33,530 12% 6%
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Jobs More Common Near Sandusky Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Motorboat mechanics 27,820 120 60.3
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 16,250 270 12.1
Production workers, all other 31,740 500 10.2
Tool and die makers 69,380 110 6.7
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 17,260 310 6.7
Machinists 0 370 4.3
Special education teachers, secondary school 49,890 110 3.8
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 39,060 550 3.6
Coaches and scouts 20,540 120 3.3
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,290 580 3
Bartenders 17,890 310 2.8
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 26,990 200 2.8
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 55,160 590 2.8
Food servers, nonrestaurant 19,070 110 2.7
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 0 240 2.5
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,690 1,480 2.5
Home health aides 21,030 460 2.4
Cooks, restaurant 21,160 480 2.4
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 49,590 130 2.4
Medical secretaries 25,900 240 2.3
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 36,430 110 2.3
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 44,940 110 2.2
Waiters and waitresses 17,110 1,120 2.1
Dishwashers 17,630 240 2.1
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,840 980 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 58,210 260 1.9
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 31,910 100 1.8
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 36,740 640 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 61,060 160 1.6
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 16,960 130 1.6
Cooks, fast food 17,410 180 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,810 440 1.6
Electricians 54,350 220 1.5
Cashiers 17,720 1,180 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 37,880 380 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,430 260 1.5
Retail salespersons 20,980 1,440 1.4
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 44,190 190 1.4
Tellers 22,160 180 1.4
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 23,340 290 1.4
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 27,150 420 1.4
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 26,740 200 1.4
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 27,250 100 1.4
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 15,640 130 1.4
Teachers and instructors, all other 47,820 140 1.3
Postal service mail carriers 0 100 1.3
Elementary school teachers, except special education 55,530 380 1.3
Computer support specialists 39,730 160 1.2
Medical assistants 28,560 130 1.2
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 30,270 130 1.1

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 49,590 1.87 130
Tool and die makers 69,380 1.53 110
Teachers and instructors, all other 47,820 1.26 140
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 36,430 1.25 110
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 69,660 1.23 250
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 27,490 1.2 510
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 33,880 1.19 190
Electricians 54,350 1.16 220
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 26,990 1.14 200
Security guards 28,660 1.14 110
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 27,150 1.13 420
Construction laborers 34,870 1.12 120
Elementary school teachers, except special education 55,530 1.11 380
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 55,530 1.1 140
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 31,870 1.1 160
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 58,210 1.1 260
Production workers, all other 31,740 1.1 500
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 55,160 1.08 590
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 61,060 1.07 160
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 30,830 1.06 370
Dishwashers 17,630 1.02 240
Teacher assistants 22,690 1.02 260
Medical assistants 28,560 1.02 130
Customer service representatives 30,100 1.01 290
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 39,180 1.01 270
Food preparation workers 19,400 1.01 160
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,860 1 450
Cooks, fast food 17,410 1 180
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 30,270 1 130
Home health aides 21,030 0.99 460
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,840 0.99 980
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 39,060 0.99 550
Carpenters 38,390 0.98 180
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 36,740 0.98 640
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 37,880 0.98 380
Office clerks, general 24,840 0.98 700
Cooks, restaurant 21,160 0.97 480
Business operations specialists, all other 57,140 0.97 120
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,690 0.97 1,480
Special education teachers, secondary school 49,890 0.97 110
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 23,340 0.96 290
Cashiers 17,720 0.96 1,180
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 16,960 0.96 130
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,810 0.96 440
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 30,370 0.95 370
Computer support specialists 39,730 0.95 160
Food servers, nonrestaurant 19,070 0.95 110
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,430 0.94 260
Tellers 22,160 0.94 180
Bartenders 17,890 0.92 310

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