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Toledo Employment

Employment and Industries in the Toledo, Ohio Area

Although the manufacturing industries in Toledo have declined significantly, manufacturing is still an important economic component of the local economy. General Motors and Chrysler have facilities in the Toledo area. The Jeep vehicle is produced in the city.

Toledo is a notable Northwestern Ohio banking and finance center. In addition, medical devices and instrument companies and technology firms are significant forces in the economy. The metals, steel and plastic industries are also important to the city. In addition, agriculture is important to the region.

Fortune 500 companies, Owens Corning and Dana Corporation are situated in Toledo. The Fortune 1000 company, HCR Manor Care is headquartered in Toledo. The notable company Faurecia Exhaust Systems is also located in the city.

The largest employer in the city is the University of Toledo. The healthcare industry now employs more residents than the manufacturing industries and is the city's largest employment sector. In addition, Toledo has produced a number of "green jobs" due to economic development pertaining to solar energy.

Toledo is known as "Glass city" due to its long history of innovation in the glass industry. Employment is provided by notable glass producing firms such as Owens-Corning, Pilkington North America, Therma-Tru and Libbey Glass. Employment is also provided by a number of glass related companies. The major fiberglass company Johns Manville is also located in the area.

The largest employers in Toledo:

  • The University of Toledo
  • The Toledo Hospital
  • Promedica Health Systems, Inc
  • St Vincent Hospital and Medical Center of Toledo
  • The University of Toledo
  • Chrysler LLC
  • TSL LTD
  • Job 1 USA
  • GM Corp. Powertrain Div. Corp
  • Libbey Glass Inc
  • Dana Corporation
  • Owens Corning
  • Faurecia Automotive Holdings Inc
  • Toledo Building Services Co Inc
  • Fifth Third Bank of Northwestern Ohio, NA
  • Saint Anne Mercy Hospital
  • Toledo Clinic, Inc
  • Manor Care, Inc
  • Heitman Steel Products
  • Sterling Pipe & Tube, Inc

The prominent employment fields in Toledo:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Professional and business services

Noteworthy facts about Toledo, Ohio: Estimated median household income in 2007: $35,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 78.8 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree: 17%.

Local companies have access to helpful associations such as:

The Toledo Blade is a good resource for people interested in learning about local business endeavors.

Most Popular Jobs in Toledo, 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 8,550 $55,540 $41,000 - 75,950 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 3,470 $52,180 $27,630 - 82,210 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 3,200 $53,690 $33,720 - 75,030 14% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,970 $53,460 $34,660 - 74,680 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 2,210 $65,020 $38,410 - 101,410 18% 79%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,490 $50,730 $31,530 - 69,540 11% 95%
7 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 1,120 $44,730 $15,060 - 79,640 17% 56%
8 Lawyers 1,070 $108,730 $58,910 - 11% 99%
9 Pharmacists 900 $79,430 $27,520 - 117,740 22% 97%
10 Mechanical engineers 890 $68,380 $43,710 - 91,210 4% 78%
11 Medical and health services managers 740 $78,430 $54,170 - 114,640 16% 57%
12 Financial managers 730 $103,030 $57,680 - 164,770 13% 60%
13 Child, family, and school social workers 730 $31,160 $21,990 - 41,860 19% 77%
14 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 720 $67,010 $34,210 - 108,870 25% 67%
15 Network and computer systems administrators 690 $57,970 $36,470 - 80,860 27% 50%
16 Sales managers 650 $93,230 $45,200 - 166,030 10% 69%
17 Industrial engineers 630 $70,680 $45,300 - 99,600 20% 74%
18 Education, training, and library workers, all other 620 $28,900 $18,990 - 41,380 11% 79%
19 Special education teachers, secondary school 600 $47,990 $33,500 - 67,010 9% 87%
20 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 590 $51,970 $34,730 - 72,800 20% 87%
21 Chief executives 560 $156,100 $71,330 - 2% 65%
22 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 550 $51,690 $30,050 - 76,450 13% 73%
23 Social and human service assistants 540 $29,550 $19,340 - 40,550 34% 58%
24 Coaches and scouts 540 $21,650 $14,870 - 34,680 15% 60%
25 Management analysts 520 $81,190 $34,050 - 137,460 22% 78%
26 Teachers and instructors, all other 520 $46,930 $23,640 - 73,100 9% 54%
27 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 490 $84,030 $58,420 - 113,160 8% 78%
28 Social workers, all other 490 $35,190 $21,390 - 51,120 18% 77%
29 Sales and related workers, all other 480 $40,420 $16,800 - 78,800 14% 62%
30 Physical therapists 470 $81,760 $60,040 - 107,680 27% 89%
31 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 470 $63,630 $29,590 - 104,300 12% 51%
32 Computer systems analysts 450 $65,310 $43,030 - 96,270 29% 68%
33 Civil engineers 440 $68,330 $46,090 - 95,420 18% 87%
34 Computer programmers 430 $54,210 $25,080 - 88,170 -4% 73%
35 Engineering managers 410 $104,310 $69,360 - 142,960 7% 84%
36 Market research analysts 410 $58,130 $36,060 - 81,210 20% 82%
37 Self-enrichment education teachers 410 $28,770 $17,790 - 53,410 23% 54%
38 Speech-language pathologists 390 $79,830 $56,050 - 108,380 11% 98%
39 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 390 $42,950 $27,040 - 65,690 18% 56%
40 Graphic designers 390 $38,590 $23,050 - 58,330 10% 55%
41 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 380 $35,430 $24,220 - 52,110 30% 77%
42 Librarians 370 $55,720 $32,380 - 75,580 4% 85%
43 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 360 $51,590 $31,840 - 80,350 5% 58%
44 Advertising sales agents 350 $48,130 $20,220 - 73,430 20% 56%
45 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 350 $41,830 $27,900 - 59,340 15% 51%
46 Managers, all other 340 $79,010 $39,440 - 127,810 7% 55%
47 Electrical engineers 340 $61,180 $44,700 - 87,230 6% 81%
48 Computer software engineers, applications 320 $68,720 $43,260 - 99,150 45% 85%
49 Network systems and data communications analysts 310 $65,920 $43,340 - 94,080 53% 57%
50 Computer and information systems managers 300 $110,310 $66,120 - 16% 73%
51 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 300 $52,680 $42,030 - 65,160 12% 51%
52 Mental health counselors 300 $46,960 $31,760 - 66,780 30% 73%
53 Medical and public health social workers 300 $43,560 $30,370 - 60,700 24% 77%
54 Occupational therapists 290 $81,570 $58,920 - 107,290 23% 90%
55 Training and development specialists 290 $53,530 $27,100 - 85,900 18% 56%
56 Special education teachers, middle school 290 $52,440 $34,270 - 71,180 16% 87%
57 Social and community service managers 280 $51,200 $31,620 - 77,490 25% 72%
58 Community and social service specialists, all other 280 $37,860 $22,620 - 55,870 25% 58%
59 Instructional coordinators 270 $49,930 $29,620 - 69,800 23% 79%
60 Tax preparers 260 $28,580 $15,370 - 49,810 -8% 54%
61 Public relations specialists 250 $45,790 $32,630 - 68,100 18% 81%
62 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 250 $41,590 $28,920 - 59,550 11% 58%
63 Architects, except landscape and naval 210 $68,420 $45,110 - 95,940 18% 88%
64 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 210 $59,380 $40,810 - 79,960 -5% 96%
65 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 210 $41,510 $27,310 - 57,110 34% 73%
66 Rehabilitation counselors 210 $38,270 $22,130 - 63,440 23% 73%
67 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 200 $61,230 $40,440 - 80,710 25% 93%
68 Occupational health and safety specialists 200 $56,870 $34,890 - 81,680 8% 72%
69 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 200 $49,690 $30,070 - 72,150 18% 56%
70 Marketing managers 190 $103,080 $54,820 - 152,890 14% 69%
71 Personal financial advisors 180 $106,960 $32,360 - 41% 81%
72 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 180 $87,240 $48,150 - 105,240 16% 99%
73 Editors 180 $44,960 $24,170 - 72,870 2% 81%
74 Education administrators, postsecondary 170 $108,890 $55,780 - 14% 78%
75 Financial analysts 170 $66,960 $41,510 - 102,180 34% 87%
76 Financial specialists, all other 170 $50,650 $35,450 - 72,030 12% 50%
77 Chemists 160 $64,490 $41,930 - 98,810 9% 93%
78 Floral designers 160 $21,110 $15,810 - 28,470 -9% 55%
79 Human resources managers, all other 150 $97,190 $63,250 - 139,410 11% 58%
80 Computer specialists, all other 150 $57,470 $35,090 - 83,860 15% 68%
81 Computer software engineers, systems software 130 $72,940 $46,460 - 108,550 28% 85%
82 Chemical engineers 130 $72,570 $52,830 - 102,120 8% 91%
83 Database administrators 130 $58,300 $34,350 - 92,360 29% 72%
84 Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates 130 $57,910 $16,640 - 87,410 5% 99%
85 Insurance underwriters 130 $46,590 $29,520 - 61,700 6% 53%
86 Purchasing managers 120 $77,210 $48,890 - 113,530 3% 57%
87 Legislators 120 $70,420 $15,050 - 1% 65%
88 Dietitians and nutritionists 120 $52,430 $38,170 - 69,290 9% 72%
89 Producers and directors 120 $48,440 $27,550 - 76,040 11% 75%
90 Commercial and industrial designers 120 $46,390 $29,860 - 62,500 7% 55%
91 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 120 $41,550 $26,720 - 71,400 14% 54%
92 Dentists, general 110 $202,310 $124,200 - 9% 100%
93 Veterinarians 100 $108,610 $59,250 - 35% 100%
94 Surveyors 100 $66,990 $50,460 - 86,000 24% 82%
95 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 100 $38,200 $23,250 - 48,980 24% 78%
96 Sales engineers 90 $66,720 $38,880 - 100,630 9% 79%
97 Credit analysts 90 $55,620 $32,770 - 80,320 2% 60%
98 Health educators 90 $41,160 $26,900 - 56,670 26% 58%
99 Engineers, all other 80 $72,950 $44,830 - 106,830 6% 82%
100 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 80 $48,840 $34,040 - 69,070 15% 72%

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 10,560 $17,530 $14,860 - 22,580 -3% 10%
2 Retail salespersons 9,120 $26,530 $15,250 - 46,270 12% 25%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 8,700 $16,400 $14,840 - 19,290 18% 5%
4 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 7,580 $27,140 $16,770 - 40,420 2% 5%
5 Waiters and waitresses 6,310 $17,790 $14,910 - 24,350 11% 14%
6 Office clerks, general 5,880 $25,830 $15,440 - 38,920 13% 19%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,740 $23,230 $15,340 - 37,380 15% 4%
8 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 5,400 $40,220 $26,330 - 57,420 10% 4%
9 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 4,900 $24,550 $18,170 - 32,320 18% 7%
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 4,630 $22,460 $15,260 - 32,470 -8% 8%
11 Team assemblers 4,230 $29,340 $17,910 - 40,890 0% 5%
12 Packers and packagers, hand 4,210 $25,170 $15,190 - 38,430 -12% 3%
13 Customer service representatives 3,580 $29,450 $17,900 - 41,560 25% 22%
14 Maintenance and repair workers, general 3,570 $37,670 $18,430 - 59,740 10% 6%
15 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 3,560 $32,920 $21,710 - 46,740 13% 16%
16 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 3,460 $28,420 $15,470 - 40,600 1% 18%
17 Home health aides 3,430 $20,050 $16,570 - 25,830 49% 7%
18 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 2,900 $38,030 $25,780 - 52,140 15% 18%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 2,510 $44,910 $28,130 - 65,490 6% 29%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,490 $42,460 $22,670 - 62,650 4% 25%
21 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 2,480 $30,640 $17,190 - 48,070 8% 4%
22 Security guards 2,400 $23,420 $15,310 - 37,770 17% 13%
23 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 2,270 $53,610 $32,980 - 82,110 -5% 15%
24 Helpers--production workers 2,230 $21,010 $15,690 - 30,010 -1% 4%
25 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 2,220 $19,130 $15,100 - 25,230 13% 5%
26 General and operations managers 2,180 $97,920 $40,270 - 2% 48%
27 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 2,170 $39,470 $32,410 - 49,680 14% 7%
28 Industrial truck and tractor operators 2,160 $35,160 $22,310 - 60,030 -2% 2%
29 Medical secretaries 2,030 $29,360 $21,210 - 39,300 17% 18%
30 Cooks, restaurant 1,940 $20,440 $15,420 - 29,170 12% 5%
31 Bartenders 1,920 $18,150 $15,000 - 23,900 11% 17%
32 Receptionists and information clerks 1,860 $23,300 $15,910 - 31,870 17% 13%
33 Carpenters 1,850 $45,380 $28,270 - 64,330 10% 6%
34 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,820 $31,570 $19,560 - 48,980 4% 6%
35 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 1,800 $39,490 $19,790 - 65,910 -7% 14%
36 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 1,780 $22,580 $16,070 - 31,450 18% 6%
37 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,770 $35,820 $20,180 - 51,250 14% 4%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 1,750 $29,940 $18,940 - 42,980 11% 14%
39 Child care workers 1,750 $19,770 $15,010 - 29,180 18% 15%
40 Food preparation workers 1,750 $19,380 $15,210 - 26,290 15% 7%
41 Teacher assistants 1,540 $25,420 $16,760 - 32,710 10% 18%
42 Business operations specialists, all other 1,520 $51,050 $28,190 - 84,790 21% 49%
43 Driver/sales workers 1,470 $24,560 $14,940 - 44,850 -5% 4%
44 Cooks, fast food 1,470 $17,580 $15,000 - 21,260 8% 5%
45 Machinists 1,400 $42,740 $26,320 - 64,640 -3% 3%
46 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,380 $42,690 $18,630 - 63,800 11% 33%
47 Electricians 1,340 $52,570 $24,910 - 79,380 7% 7%
48 Construction laborers 1,320 $40,190 $21,580 - 58,120 11% 5%
49 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 1,230 $59,330 $37,410 - 87,230 7% 13%
50 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,230 $25,320 $17,900 - 33,850 11% 5%
51 Preschool teachers, except special education 1,150 $21,850 $15,960 - 29,670 26% 43%
52 Tellers 1,130 $23,420 $17,870 - 30,840 14% 16%
53 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 1,120 $60,120 $35,460 - 82,550 11% 4%
54 Dishwashers 1,110 $17,100 $15,010 - 20,210 10% 3%
55 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 1,060 $33,830 $20,780 - 58,620 -15% 0%
56 Medical assistants 1,050 $28,440 $21,720 - 37,530 35% 10%
57 Counter and rental clerks 1,050 $24,730 $15,240 - 37,890 23% 16%
58 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 950 $23,510 $15,640 - 38,510 12% 6%
59 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 940 $67,740 $36,010 - 100,940 9% 10%
60 Pharmacy technicians 940 $27,710 $18,300 - 38,170 32% 16%
61 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 920 $32,990 $20,550 - 57,980 -13% 0%
62 Industrial machinery mechanics 910 $50,170 $32,980 - 69,930 9% 5%
63 Production workers, all other 900 $31,120 $17,330 - 50,010 2% 5%
64 Postal service mail carriers 880 $0 $ - 1% 11%
65 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 870 $31,490 $21,190 - 40,030 -5% 5%
66 Physicians and surgeons, all other 850 $186,810 $52,440 - 0% 0%
67 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 840 $41,550 $26,850 - 58,830 12% 3%
68 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 840 $16,910 $14,880 - 21,550 10% 17%
69 Bill and account collectors 830 $26,530 $17,460 - 38,740 23% 13%
70 Tool and die makers 820 $52,240 $33,760 - 75,510 -10% 5%
71 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 790 $43,520 $28,140 - 67,660 13% 17%
72 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 780 $21,440 $15,060 - 30,920 14% 3%
73 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 760 $41,030 $23,360 - 63,080 4% 30%
74 Personal and home care aides 760 $21,250 $16,880 - 25,850 51% 10%
75 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 720 $25,700 $18,280 - 37,240 19% 14%
76 Radiologic technologists and technicians 680 $49,570 $37,390 - 63,410 15% 25%
77 Computer support specialists 680 $39,760 $23,440 - 64,130 13% 43%
78 Dental assistants 680 $31,740 $22,810 - 41,350 29% 9%
79 Telemarketers 680 $20,380 $15,260 - 27,230 -10% 14%
80 Sales representatives, services, all other 670 $48,670 $20,300 - 91,610 28% 48%
81 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 670 $20,890 $15,910 - 26,990 10% 5%
82 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 660 $37,050 $21,870 - 62,450 5% 2%
83 Healthcare support workers, all other 650 $29,700 $20,040 - 39,520 16% 10%
84 Cooks, short order 650 $18,510 $15,090 - 23,460 5% 5%
85 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 630 $26,350 $15,990 - 41,860 27% 47%
86 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 620 $54,500 $30,860 - 73,420 10% 17%
87 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 610 $41,650 $24,450 - 63,990 9% 3%
88 Printing machine operators 610 $30,350 $20,680 - 39,550 -6% 6%
89 Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 600 $62,940 $47,580 - 79,340 -13% 7%
90 Insurance sales agents 600 $58,200 $32,790 - 109,790 13% 45%
91 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 600 $54,000 $37,460 - 66,410 8% 3%
92 Food service managers 600 $46,630 $29,600 - 68,160 5% 24%
93 Industrial production managers 590 $104,540 $56,730 - -6% 43%
94 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 590 $37,310 $21,590 - 60,770 -16% 0%
95 Medical records and health information technicians 590 $33,400 $21,710 - 49,260 18% 12%
96 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 580 $36,500 $21,010 - 58,070 2% 11%
97 Machine feeders and offbearers 580 $32,820 $17,370 - 62,070 -15% 0%
98 Dental hygienists 560 $56,380 $41,410 - 68,000 30% 33%
99 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 560 $28,000 $21,440 - 35,730 10% 24%
100 Cost estimators 550 $66,810 $36,940 - 100,890 19% 32%
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Jobs More Common Near Toledo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 62,940 600 8.8
Motorboat mechanics 32,800 150 7.2
Ambulance drivers and attendants, except emergency medical technicians 18,880 170 6.4
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 62,440 400 5.4
Tool and die makers 52,240 820 4.8
Outdoor power equipment and other small engine mechanics 21,810 140 4.4
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates 57,910 130 4.4
Power plant operators 62,070 160 4.2
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 33,290 240 4
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 55,440 110 3.8
Education, training, and library workers, all other 28,900 620 3.7
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 39,150 290 3.7
Funeral attendants 23,590 180 3.6
Chemistry teachers, postsecondary 0 110 3.6
Social workers, all other 35,190 490 3.5
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,760 180 3.5
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,990 920 3.4
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 0 540 3.4
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,310 590 3.4
Plating and coating machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,010 260 3.4
Education teachers, postsecondary 0 310 3.3
Communications teachers, postsecondary 0 120 3.3
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,750 520 3.2
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 30,480 100 3.2
History teachers, postsecondary 0 100 3.1
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 37,570 400 3.1
Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 38,600 120 2.9
Electrical and electronics drafters 44,930 210 2.9
Physical therapist assistants 51,700 370 2.8
Job printers 30,110 220 2.8
Food batchmakers 27,080 490 2.7
Personal care and service workers, all other 18,290 340 2.7
Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary 0 200 2.6
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,340 140 2.6
Machine feeders and offbearers 32,820 580 2.6
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 83,610 200 2.5
Packers and packagers, hand 25,170 4,210 2.5
Health technologists and technicians, all other 36,900 370 2.4
Court, municipal, and license clerks 34,490 490 2.4
Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 41,590 250 2.4
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 0 330 2.4
English language and literature teachers, postsecondary 0 260 2.4
Business teachers, postsecondary 0 300 2.3
Tax preparers 28,580 260 2.3
Surgeons 216,810 230 2.3
Pharmacy aides 21,470 210 2.3
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 93,150 370 2.3
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,550 230 2.2
Helpers--production workers 21,010 2,230 2.2
Psychology teachers, postsecondary 0 120 2.2

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Legislators 70,420 1.98 120
Construction managers 119,400 1.42 380
Chefs and head cooks 55,930 1.38 110
Cement masons and concrete finishers 50,110 1.35 340
Residential advisors 34,440 1.35 120
Personal financial advisors 106,960 1.34 180
Protective service workers, all other 41,590 1.34 370
Property, real estate, and community association managers 71,280 1.33 110
Sheet metal workers 55,500 1.33 460
Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 87,240 1.31 180
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 60,120 1.3 1,120
Administrative services managers 94,860 1.3 390
Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 55,840 1.3 180
Painters, construction and maintenance 44,410 1.29 420
Construction laborers 40,190 1.29 1,320
Machine feeders and offbearers 32,820 1.26 580
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 54,000 1.26 600
Bus drivers, school 32,880 1.26 350
Dentists, general 202,310 1.25 110
Speech-language pathologists 79,830 1.24 390
Packers and packagers, hand 25,170 1.23 4,210
Teachers and instructors, all other 46,930 1.23 520
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 37,570 1.23 400
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,310 1.23 590
Education administrators, postsecondary 108,890 1.22 170
Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers 62,940 1.22 600
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 93,150 1.22 370
Occupational therapists 81,570 1.21 290
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 31,490 1.21 870
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 46,650 1.2 150
Transportation, storage, and distribution managers 96,700 1.2 320
Cost estimators 66,810 1.19 550
Industrial production managers 104,540 1.18 590
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 39,150 1.18 290
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 39,490 1.18 1,800
Nonfarm animal caretakers 24,340 1.18 390
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 41,830 1.17 350
Industrial truck and tractor operators 35,160 1.17 2,160
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 67,740 1.17 940
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,830 1.16 1,060
Carpenters 45,380 1.16 1,850
Machinists 42,740 1.16 1,400
Mental health counselors 46,960 1.15 300
Tool and die makers 52,240 1.15 820
Brickmasons and blockmasons 52,260 1.15 160
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 56,240 1.15 290
Teacher assistants 25,420 1.14 1,540
Biological science teachers, postsecondary 83,610 1.14 200
Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 39,460 1.14 270
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 59,380 1.13 210

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Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
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