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Springfield Employment

Employment and Industries in the Springfield, Ohio Area

Springfield is home to Navistar International, which produces medium to large trucks. The city also includes the Nextedge Applied Technology and Research Park which hosts firms such as LexisNexis, Mills Morgan, SAIC, Avetec and Qbase.

The economy is strengthened by companies producing items such as hoisting machinery, metal enclosures, tools, pumps and hydraulic equipment and a variety of metal products.

The significant employment fields in Springfield are healthcare, educational services, transportation equipment, metals and metal products, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, and finance and insurance. Sales and office occupations (23% of the jobs). Management, professional and related occupations (22% of the jobs). Production, transportation and material moving occupations (22% of the workforce).

Springfield has a number of occupations filled primarily by those with college degrees including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, child, family and school social workers; social and human service assistants; pharmacists, medical and health services managers, and computer systems analysts.

The city's major employers are shown below:

  • Community/Mercy Health Partners
  • The Assurant Group
  • Clark County
  • Clark County Schools
  • International Truck & Engine
  • WPAFB
  • Springfield City Schools
  • Honda
  • City of Springfield
  • Dole Fresh Vegetables
  • Speedway Super America
  • Kroger Company
  • Wittenberg University
  • Walmart
  • Ohio Masonic Home
  • Gordon Food Service
  • TAC Industries
  • Yamada North America
  • Eby Brown
  • Meijer

Noteworthy information regarding Springfield, Ohio: The average salary in Springfield in 2009 was $28,000. For the population 25 years of age and older, 12% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index in Springfield was at 77.8. The national average is 100.

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News regarding the business endeavors of local companies is available via the Springfield News-Sun.

Most Popular Jobs in Springfield, 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 990 $51,330 $37,410 - 65,680 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 860 $51,610 $30,380 - 74,230 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 500 $49,970 $27,370 - 73,740 6% 96%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 390 $48,600 $22,590 - 84,770 8% 51%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 280 $47,420 $26,950 - 72,040 11% 95%
6 Child, family, and school social workers 200 $36,780 $27,430 - 49,570 19% 77%
7 Accountants and auditors 190 $53,020 $33,950 - 78,800 18% 79%
8 Social and human service assistants 140 $30,250 $21,100 - 40,740 34% 58%
9 Managers, all other 120 $97,100 $49,960 - 159,180 7% 55%
10 Pharmacists 110 $106,390 $84,680 - 131,820 22% 97%
11 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 110 $77,870 $56,920 - 105,060 8% 78%
12 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 110 $28,180 $15,000 - 53,380 17% 56%
13 Medical and health services managers 100 $71,680 $47,180 - 99,010 16% 57%
14 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 100 $45,460 $28,360 - 75,270 13% 73%
15 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 100 $43,800 $19,480 - 67,040 30% 77%
16 Education, training, and library workers, all other 100 $29,990 $15,960 - 34,660 11% 79%
17 Sales managers 90 $89,630 $45,750 - 131,270 10% 69%
18 Computer systems analysts 90 $67,360 $37,480 - 98,230 29% 68%
19 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 90 $50,750 $32,370 - 68,100 20% 87%
20 Chief executives 80 $121,130 $57,500 - 2% 65%
21 Financial managers 80 $86,330 $49,220 - 144,980 13% 60%
22 Physical therapists 80 $73,530 $52,570 - 108,230 27% 89%
23 Computer programmers 70 $69,370 $46,820 - 94,200 -4% 73%
24 Mechanical engineers 70 $59,690 $43,520 - 80,360 4% 78%
25 Management analysts 70 $55,150 $30,620 - 83,070 22% 78%
26 Computer and information systems managers 60 $101,320 $66,240 - 146,630 16% 73%
27 Medical and public health social workers 60 $41,220 $25,060 - 54,240 24% 77%
28 Sales and related workers, all other 60 $34,750 $16,610 - 61,430 14% 62%
29 Lawyers 50 $71,280 $36,960 - 101,440 11% 99%
30 Industrial engineers 50 $63,280 $44,480 - 81,830 20% 74%
31 Network and computer systems administrators 50 $61,510 $40,300 - 84,970 27% 50%
32 Special education teachers, middle school 50 $44,010 $33,750 - 61,340 16% 87%
33 Coaches and scouts 50 $29,820 $15,200 - 50,980 15% 60%
34 Dentists, general 40 $153,900 $91,020 - 9% 100%
35 Computer software engineers, applications 40 $82,230 $49,340 - 136,000 45% 85%
36 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 40 $67,750 $27,550 - 97,280 12% 51%
37 Computer specialists, all other 40 $63,720 $39,130 - 86,820 15% 68%
38 Social and community service managers 40 $63,290 $42,650 - 101,440 25% 72%
39 Special education teachers, secondary school 40 $54,670 $34,330 - 74,680 9% 87%
40 Public relations specialists 40 $46,020 $34,620 - 60,430 18% 81%
41 Graphic designers 40 $45,980 $34,050 - 62,360 10% 55%
42 Training and development specialists 40 $42,470 $26,190 - 59,560 18% 56%
43 Teachers and instructors, all other 30 $62,210 $45,520 - 82,160 9% 54%
44 Librarians 30 $52,460 $25,500 - 78,700 4% 85%

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 1,630 $18,230 $14,850 - 25,540 -3% 10%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,590 $16,410 $14,890 - 19,180 18% 5%
3 Team assemblers 1,450 $27,690 $18,410 - 43,220 0% 5%
4 Retail salespersons 1,410 $24,190 $15,040 - 41,610 12% 25%
5 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,100 $22,020 $17,280 - 28,800 18% 7%
6 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,020 $31,630 $22,030 - 41,030 10% 4%
7 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,020 $24,020 $16,280 - 36,200 2% 5%
8 Office clerks, general 960 $24,050 $15,320 - 34,210 13% 19%
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 890 $22,190 $15,250 - 31,490 -8% 8%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 830 $22,720 $15,350 - 34,090 15% 4%
11 Waiters and waitresses 830 $16,450 $14,810 - 19,190 11% 14%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 760 $29,100 $18,020 - 41,890 13% 16%
13 Home health aides 730 $19,920 $16,790 - 24,860 49% 7%
14 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 650 $28,070 $17,680 - 38,530 1% 18%
15 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 510 $27,100 $19,620 - 35,720 -15% 0%
16 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 460 $51,650 $29,420 - 78,120 -5% 15%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 460 $40,980 $22,930 - 65,830 4% 25%
18 Food preparation workers 460 $19,000 $15,020 - 26,990 15% 7%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 450 $45,510 $28,980 - 73,300 6% 29%
20 Maintenance and repair workers, general 450 $32,600 $19,140 - 47,250 10% 6%
21 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 430 $38,340 $30,290 - 47,810 14% 7%
22 Packers and packagers, hand 410 $17,950 $15,010 - 21,730 -12% 3%
23 General and operations managers 380 $84,030 $45,570 - 125,030 2% 48%
24 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 360 $35,170 $23,180 - 49,440 15% 18%
25 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 360 $33,080 $19,740 - 57,690 4% 6%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 360 $29,780 $19,640 - 40,810 11% 14%
27 Medical secretaries 350 $25,960 $21,020 - 32,830 17% 18%
28 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 340 $39,260 $21,750 - 58,960 14% 4%
29 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 340 $28,270 $15,100 - 56,300 8% 4%
30 Driver/sales workers 340 $18,470 $14,780 - 31,620 -5% 4%
31 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 320 $39,400 $25,010 - 52,430 12% 3%
32 Fire fighters 310 $30,950 $19,810 - 50,260 12% 18%
33 Machinists 310 $29,560 $20,060 - 40,100 -3% 3%
34 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 310 $20,140 $15,440 - 25,110 13% 5%
35 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 300 $22,900 $16,580 - 35,040 18% 6%
36 Construction laborers 280 $38,090 $23,030 - 60,400 11% 5%
37 Medical assistants 280 $26,410 $21,140 - 33,050 35% 10%
38 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 280 $24,720 $17,670 - 33,080 11% 5%
39 Receptionists and information clerks 280 $22,310 $16,720 - 29,030 17% 13%
40 Tellers 270 $22,730 $17,150 - 30,540 14% 16%
41 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 260 $16,120 $14,800 - 18,330 12% 6%
42 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 250 $31,470 $22,460 - 42,300 -7% 14%
43 Cooks, fast food 240 $18,110 $15,130 - 23,490 8% 5%
44 Cooks, restaurant 230 $19,620 $15,440 - 24,790 12% 5%
45 Industrial truck and tractor operators 220 $24,840 $17,630 - 37,130 -2% 2%
46 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 210 $26,550 $15,090 - 44,350 12% 6%
47 Preschool teachers, except special education 200 $23,050 $16,320 - 32,490 26% 43%
48 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 190 $58,340 $29,240 - 81,590 7% 13%
49 Carpenters 190 $32,310 $20,730 - 48,230 10% 6%
50 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 170 $41,930 $23,760 - 62,000 -3% 6%
51 Security guards 170 $31,310 $21,550 - 42,820 17% 13%
52 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 170 $28,570 $20,470 - 38,260 4% 15%
53 Child care workers 170 $23,390 $17,260 - 29,940 18% 15%
54 Counter and rental clerks 170 $21,940 $15,040 - 32,900 23% 16%
55 Helpers--production workers 170 $20,620 $15,120 - 30,900 -1% 4%
56 Food servers, nonrestaurant 170 $19,030 $15,350 - 23,810 16% 9%
57 Postal service mail carriers 170 $0 $ - 1% 11%
58 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 160 $42,620 $23,050 - 61,370 11% 33%
59 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 150 $29,980 $24,790 - 37,590 5% 2%
60 Teacher assistants 150 $22,100 $16,870 - 29,910 10% 18%
61 Bartenders 140 $20,120 $15,150 - 28,690 11% 17%
62 Dishwashers 140 $16,690 $14,860 - 19,720 10% 3%
63 Insurance sales agents 130 $73,300 $27,980 - 13% 45%
64 Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 130 $31,710 $18,270 - 54,360 3% 2%
65 Pharmacy technicians 130 $27,130 $17,380 - 45,480 32% 16%
66 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 120 $47,840 $24,910 - 76,740 11% 4%
67 Parts salespersons 120 $24,070 $15,310 - 39,190 -2% 6%
68 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 110 $54,940 $34,070 - 84,310 10% 17%
69 Business operations specialists, all other 110 $52,790 $28,210 - 80,990 21% 49%
70 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 110 $36,720 $21,360 - 53,610 9% 3%
71 Dental assistants 110 $32,270 $22,360 - 40,130 29% 9%
72 Computer support specialists 110 $32,020 $21,680 - 46,850 13% 43%
73 Word processors and typists 110 $31,360 $23,280 - 40,840 -12% 19%
74 Printing machine operators 110 $25,520 $17,970 - 31,800 -6% 6%
75 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 110 $20,140 $15,960 - 23,950 14% 3%
76 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $46,490 $25,510 - 65,110 4% 30%
77 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 100 $39,580 $24,030 - 61,090 16% 43%
78 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 100 $37,470 $21,020 - 64,150 13% 17%
79 Switchboard operators, including answering service 100 $24,730 $16,560 - 37,450 -8% 10%
80 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 100 $19,200 $15,470 - 24,380 10% 5%
81 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 100 $16,560 $14,850 - 19,650 10% 17%
82 Family and general practitioners 90 $151,820 $112,380 - 0% 0%
83 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 90 $46,670 $35,020 - 70,580 8% 3%
84 Cost estimators 90 $40,130 $15,520 - 66,300 19% 32%
85 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 80 $53,630 $35,080 - 73,780 9% 10%
86 Industrial machinery mechanics 80 $49,880 $32,730 - 63,380 9% 5%
87 Maintenance workers, machinery 80 $43,870 $29,590 - 62,870 -1% 0%
88 Food service managers 80 $41,880 $28,490 - 58,370 5% 24%
89 Sheet metal workers 80 $36,990 $18,990 - 61,100 7% 4%
90 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 80 $33,150 $15,860 - 54,840 2% 11%
91 Recreation workers 80 $23,620 $15,770 - 31,990 13% 47%
92 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 80 $20,450 $15,070 - 25,100 27% 47%
93 Industrial production managers 70 $65,500 $49,970 - 93,710 -6% 43%
94 Respiratory therapists 70 $44,050 $34,810 - 54,500 23% 28%
95 Electricians 70 $34,150 $23,900 - 49,340 7% 7%
96 Highway maintenance workers 70 $33,180 $23,800 - 44,010 9% 5%
97 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 70 $32,510 $18,900 - 55,330 13% 11%
98 Legal secretaries 70 $25,300 $19,780 - 31,540 12% 18%
99 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 70 $19,250 $15,220 - 24,650 17% 14%
100 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 60 $89,770 $51,880 - 148,320 4% 38%
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Jobs More Common Near Springfield Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,710 130 12.4
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 27,100 510 7.8
Team assemblers 27,690 1,450 4.7
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 41,930 170 4.6
Education, training, and library workers, all other 29,990 100 4.5
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 39,400 320 4.4
Fire fighters 30,950 310 4
Driver/sales workers 18,470 340 3
Food servers, nonrestaurant 19,030 170 3
Word processors and typists 31,360 110 3
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,720 280 2.8
Home health aides 19,920 730 2.8
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 43,800 100 2.8
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 22,020 1,100 2.6
Machinists 29,560 310 2.6
Child, family, and school social workers 36,780 200 2.5
Medical secretaries 25,960 350 2.5
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 51,650 460 2.4
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 31,630 1,020 2.1
Switchboard operators, including answering service 24,730 100 2.1
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 39,580 100 2.1
Elementary school teachers, except special education 51,610 860 2.1
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,340 430 2.1
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,120 260 2
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,410 1,590 1.9
Printing machine operators 25,520 110 1.9
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 31,470 250 1.9
Medical assistants 26,410 280 1.9
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 26,550 210 1.9
Parts salespersons 24,070 120 1.8
Packers and packagers, hand 17,950 410 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 37,470 100 1.8
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 77,870 110 1.8
Food preparation workers 19,000 460 1.7
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 39,260 340 1.7
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 49,970 500 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 54,940 110 1.7
Preschool teachers, except special education 23,050 200 1.6
Postal service mail carriers 0 170 1.6
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 28,180 110 1.6
Tellers 22,730 270 1.5
Cashiers 18,230 1,630 1.5
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 19,200 100 1.5
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,190 890 1.5
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 33,080 360 1.5
Cooks, fast food 18,110 240 1.5
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 47,420 280 1.5
Social and human service assistants 30,250 140 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 29,780 360 1.5
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 24,020 1,020 1.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Insurance sales agents 73,300 1.3 130
Security guards 31,310 1.24 170
Construction laborers 38,090 1.23 280
Child care workers 23,390 1.21 170
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 41,930 1.2 170
Managers, all other 97,100 1.17 120
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 33,080 1.16 360
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 39,260 1.08 340
Social and human service assistants 30,250 1.07 140
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,980 1.06 460
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 54,940 1.06 110
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 26,550 1.06 210
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,140 1.05 310
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,720 1.05 280
Cooks, fast food 18,110 1.04 240
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 47,840 1.04 120
Bartenders 20,120 1.04 140
Elementary school teachers, except special education 51,610 1.04 860
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 58,340 1.02 190
Pharmacists 106,390 1.01 110
Team assemblers 27,690 1.01 1,450
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 45,510 1.01 450
Word processors and typists 31,360 1 110
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 39,400 1 320
Dental assistants 32,270 1 110
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 24,020 0.99 1,020
Teacher assistants 22,100 0.99 150
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,720 0.99 830
Retail salespersons 24,190 0.99 1,410
Food preparation workers 19,000 0.99 460
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 29,780 0.98 360
Cashiers 18,230 0.98 1,630
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 49,970 0.98 500
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,270 0.98 340
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 51,650 0.98 460
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,190 0.97 890
Dishwashers 16,690 0.97 140
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,340 0.97 430
Pharmacy technicians 27,130 0.97 130
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 28,070 0.96 650
Tellers 22,730 0.96 270
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 20,140 0.96 110
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,710 0.96 130
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 77,870 0.95 110
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,410 0.95 1,590
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,600 0.95 450
Office clerks, general 24,050 0.95 960
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 22,900 0.94 300
Food servers, nonrestaurant 19,030 0.94 170
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 28,570 0.94 170

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