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Johnstown Employment

Employment and Industries in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Area

The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:

  • A table of the most numerous types of work found here, both for jobs generally requiring college degrees and jobs not requiring college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Johnstown than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Johnstown.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Johnstown.
  • A list of any large public companies in Johnstown.

Most Popular Jobs in Johnstown, Pennsylvania 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 2,220 $42,440 $26,770 - 55,610 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 960 $49,580 $24,500 - 71,800 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 530 $48,760 $22,650 - 82,580 8% 51%
4 Child, family, and school social workers 420 $30,020 $24,770 - 38,560 19% 77%
5 Social and human service assistants 360 $22,910 $16,820 - 31,250 34% 58%
6 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 320 $52,660 $36,320 - 66,760 6% 96%
7 Accountants and auditors 290 $64,710 $32,050 - 107,410 18% 79%
8 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 200 $36,410 $15,490 - 66,180 17% 56%
9 Electrical engineers 180 $86,810 $50,320 - 132,960 6% 81%
10 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 180 $50,630 $30,780 - 75,560 20% 87%
11 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 180 $29,840 $21,410 - 39,770 15% 51%
12 Legislators 170 $39,520 $15,460 - 67,210 1% 65%
13 Chief executives 160 $112,670 $49,130 - 2% 65%
14 Civil engineers 140 $75,360 $46,860 - 104,250 18% 87%
15 Pharmacists 130 $102,830 $75,000 - 139,000 22% 97%
16 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 130 $86,370 $65,640 - 123,100 8% 78%
17 Medical and health services managers 130 $67,100 $44,420 - 99,950 16% 57%
18 Financial managers 120 $71,050 $31,420 - 103,200 13% 60%
19 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 120 $43,170 $27,870 - 64,420 5% 58%
20 Mental health counselors 120 $32,360 $22,190 - 47,290 30% 73%
21 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 110 $49,880 $35,730 - 69,230 13% 73%
22 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 110 $45,460 $27,460 - 65,930 11% 95%
23 Librarians 110 $36,860 $17,090 - 64,620 4% 85%
24 Medical and public health social workers 110 $35,460 $21,480 - 51,390 24% 77%
25 Network and computer systems administrators 100 $52,960 $34,980 - 77,990 27% 50%
26 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 100 $49,920 $34,140 - 68,860 12% 51%
27 Computer programmers 100 $46,960 $24,260 - 69,090 -4% 73%
28 Management analysts 90 $69,700 $40,110 - 99,330 22% 78%
29 Self-enrichment education teachers 90 $37,290 $15,930 - 64,510 23% 54%
30 Computer systems analysts 80 $54,520 $35,050 - 77,650 29% 68%
31 Market research analysts 80 $52,690 $30,530 - 81,610 20% 82%
32 Coaches and scouts 80 $29,980 $15,360 - 59,720 15% 60%
33 Speech-language pathologists 70 $71,280 $48,220 - 97,660 11% 98%
34 Special education teachers, secondary school 70 $48,190 $30,920 - 64,890 9% 87%
35 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 70 $44,010 $26,830 - 70,560 18% 56%
36 Teachers and instructors, all other 70 $41,930 $15,690 - 64,200 9% 54%
37 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 70 $37,950 $25,260 - 58,270 30% 77%
38 Lawyers 60 $85,300 $53,000 - 130,070 11% 99%
39 Physician assistants 60 $72,190 $47,450 - 89,050 27% 67%
40 Education administrators, postsecondary 60 $68,420 $35,190 - 114,070 14% 78%
41 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 60 $50,430 $41,620 - 70,620 16% 99%
42 Training and development specialists 60 $45,150 $24,870 - 65,070 18% 56%
43 Dentists, general 50 $114,530 $74,620 - 9% 100%
44 Managers, all other 50 $92,420 $52,380 - 126,590 7% 55%
45 Instructional coordinators 50 $62,930 $43,320 - 84,120 23% 79%
46 Occupational health and safety specialists 50 $56,420 $36,950 - 79,120 8% 72%
47 Public relations specialists 50 $47,120 $21,030 - 102,990 18% 81%
48 Graphic designers 50 $35,450 $18,340 - 54,450 10% 55%
49 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 50 $31,050 $15,720 - 48,730 34% 73%
50 Personal financial advisors 50 $0 $ - 41% 81%
51 Sales managers 40 $99,980 $38,380 - 10% 69%
52 Computer and information systems managers 40 $98,740 $56,850 - 130,390 16% 73%
53 Computer specialists, all other 40 $79,440 $56,870 - 106,270 15% 68%
54 Social and community service managers 40 $66,620 $31,420 - 112,830 25% 72%
55 Architects, except landscape and naval 40 $66,260 $28,540 - 118,950 18% 88%
56 Postmasters and mail superintendents 40 $55,280 $37,960 - 73,060 -1% 55%
57 Advertising sales agents 40 $43,860 $22,230 - 81,240 20% 56%
58 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 40 $40,620 $32,860 - 53,540 18% 56%
59 Editors 40 $27,830 $16,950 - 43,650 2% 81%
60 Directors, religious activities and education 30 $0 $ - 20% 64%

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 2,540 $24,300 $15,470 - 37,640 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,930 $17,170 $15,190 - 20,420 -3% 10%
3 Office clerks, general 1,650 $24,120 $15,500 - 38,170 13% 19%
4 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,570 $25,520 $16,650 - 35,010 18% 7%
5 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,160 $23,700 $16,070 - 32,240 1% 18%
6 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,050 $17,440 $15,190 - 22,520 18% 5%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,030 $21,470 $15,450 - 30,660 15% 4%
8 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 850 $20,850 $15,850 - 29,080 2% 5%
9 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 840 $40,070 $22,540 - 60,000 10% 4%
10 Waiters and waitresses 840 $17,870 $15,290 - 22,760 11% 14%
11 Customer service representatives 830 $28,380 $19,090 - 40,160 25% 22%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 830 $27,420 $16,150 - 40,020 13% 16%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 690 $21,120 $15,530 - 29,990 -8% 8%
14 Bartenders 660 $18,380 $15,340 - 23,520 11% 17%
15 Home health aides 620 $19,170 $15,430 - 24,070 49% 7%
16 Maintenance and repair workers, general 590 $27,460 $15,570 - 41,700 10% 6%
17 Receptionists and information clerks 540 $22,210 $15,990 - 30,200 17% 13%
18 Bus drivers, school 450 $25,350 $15,850 - 37,470 9% 4%
19 Carpenters 440 $33,540 $22,800 - 48,570 10% 6%
20 Tellers 440 $22,900 $17,020 - 31,380 14% 16%
21 Team assemblers 440 $18,790 $15,120 - 24,890 0% 5%
22 Teacher assistants 430 $20,960 $15,710 - 27,070 10% 18%
23 Cooks, restaurant 420 $22,750 $17,210 - 29,290 12% 5%
24 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 390 $42,980 $25,520 - 63,940 6% 29%
25 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 390 $34,090 $23,400 - 42,300 14% 7%
26 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 390 $26,050 $15,400 - 55,320 8% 4%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 380 $31,010 $16,140 - 42,690 11% 14%
28 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 380 $20,580 $15,870 - 28,300 19% 14%
29 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 380 $18,840 $15,410 - 24,430 13% 5%
30 Food preparation workers 380 $18,380 $15,270 - 24,470 15% 7%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 370 $38,520 $21,690 - 52,290 4% 25%
32 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 330 $30,440 $16,130 - 53,400 14% 4%
33 Security guards 330 $20,750 $15,350 - 31,680 17% 13%
34 Driver/sales workers 320 $24,020 $15,240 - 42,170 -5% 4%
35 Child care workers 320 $17,160 $15,160 - 21,240 18% 15%
36 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 310 $32,300 $21,950 - 48,440 15% 18%
37 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 300 $32,650 $15,870 - 49,930 11% 33%
38 Machinists 300 $29,460 $21,350 - 39,350 -3% 3%
39 Construction laborers 290 $31,800 $19,890 - 47,890 11% 5%
40 General and operations managers 280 $77,870 $38,060 - 128,500 2% 48%
41 Counter and rental clerks 260 $24,230 $15,240 - 34,890 23% 16%
42 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 260 $20,620 $15,710 - 28,320 18% 6%
43 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 250 $30,680 $21,360 - 40,840 5% 2%
44 Packers and packagers, hand 250 $16,250 $15,280 - 16,680 -12% 3%
45 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 240 $21,870 $15,270 - 38,100 12% 6%
46 Dishwashers 240 $18,240 $15,300 - 23,770 10% 3%
47 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 230 $26,060 $18,350 - 34,880 4% 15%
48 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 230 $18,390 $15,520 - 23,360 13% 15%
49 Bus drivers, transit and intercity 210 $31,220 $23,640 - 43,090 13% 4%
50 Parts salespersons 210 $29,330 $17,230 - 43,560 -2% 6%
51 Preschool teachers, except special education 210 $26,330 $15,830 - 48,650 26% 43%
52 Electricians 200 $39,780 $24,760 - 63,840 7% 7%
53 Industrial truck and tractor operators 200 $29,520 $18,080 - 43,690 -2% 2%
54 Medical secretaries 200 $24,550 $16,760 - 31,760 17% 18%
55 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 190 $47,970 $29,150 - 73,670 -5% 15%
56 Cooks, short order 190 $17,180 $15,140 - 23,720 5% 5%
57 Postal service mail carriers 190 $0 $ - 1% 11%
58 Word processors and typists 180 $26,680 $15,520 - 38,620 -12% 19%
59 Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 170 $34,130 $25,480 - 41,820 8% 4%
60 Pharmacy technicians 170 $23,620 $18,160 - 30,220 32% 16%
61 Radiologic technologists and technicians 160 $43,250 $28,820 - 60,700 15% 25%
62 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 160 $29,040 $17,530 - 43,420 4% 6%
63 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 160 $23,110 $15,700 - 31,900 11% 5%
64 Sewing machine operators 160 $18,540 $15,990 - 21,610 -27% 5%
65 Cooks, fast food 160 $16,990 $15,270 - 19,660 8% 5%
66 Business operations specialists, all other 150 $56,310 $26,710 - 86,380 21% 49%
67 Data entry keyers 150 $20,640 $16,140 - 26,970 -5% 18%
68 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 140 $40,280 $21,780 - 67,150 9% 3%
69 Dental assistants 140 $24,040 $17,370 - 32,960 29% 9%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 130 $52,940 $33,010 - 75,960 7% 13%
71 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 130 $35,850 $20,930 - 58,120 12% 3%
72 Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 130 $0 $ - -8% 12%
73 Sales representatives, services, all other 120 $56,780 $27,560 - 98,210 28% 48%
74 Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 120 $49,790 $24,180 - 73,930 0% 0%
75 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 120 $47,170 $35,470 - 61,160 0% 42%
76 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 120 $45,290 $22,880 - 64,260 8% 3%
77 Industrial machinery mechanics 120 $34,230 $18,990 - 49,170 9% 5%
78 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 120 $28,240 $16,120 - 38,950 -15% 0%
79 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 120 $18,430 $15,650 - 21,320 10% 17%
80 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 110 $56,780 $40,630 - 76,520 9% 10%
81 Loan officers 110 $46,070 $27,750 - 68,170 12% 49%
82 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 110 $43,870 $31,630 - 60,270 11% 11%
83 Computer support specialists 110 $34,060 $19,200 - 53,400 13% 43%
84 Healthcare support workers, all other 110 $25,690 $18,930 - 33,090 16% 10%
85 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 100 $37,260 $26,340 - 50,640 14% 8%
86 Legal secretaries 100 $35,470 $25,400 - 49,300 12% 18%
87 Recreation workers 100 $32,950 $15,940 - 56,550 13% 47%
88 Loan interviewers and clerks 100 $27,040 $19,730 - 35,370 -1% 24%
89 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 90 $50,650 $36,640 - 64,570 5% 8%
90 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 90 $46,890 $22,900 - 68,320 16% 43%
91 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 90 $32,710 $22,370 - 48,030 11% 29%
92 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 90 $30,230 $15,620 - 44,300 -7% 14%
93 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 90 $26,850 $20,430 - 36,770 6% 0%
94 Highway maintenance workers 90 $25,260 $15,500 - 37,330 9% 5%
95 Bakers 90 $23,760 $15,820 - 32,310 10% 8%
96 Residential advisors 90 $22,890 $15,740 - 38,290 19% 28%
97 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 90 $18,340 $15,370 - 24,010 17% 14%
98 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 90 $17,640 $15,310 - 23,450 12% 6%
99 Physicians and surgeons, all other 80 $160,990 $70,120 - 0% 0%
100 Cost estimators 80 $54,280 $27,830 - 82,940 19% 32%
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Jobs More Common Near Johnstown Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators 34,130 170 10.6
Legislators 39,520 170 10.4
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 20,580 380 6
Child, family, and school social workers 30,020 420 4.3
Word processors and typists 26,680 180 4
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 31,220 210 3.8
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 18,390 230 3.6
Bartenders 18,380 660 3.5
Cooks, short order 17,180 190 3.4
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 49,790 120 3.4
Mental health counselors 32,360 120 3.3
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 29,840 180 3.3
Sewing machine operators 18,540 160 3.3
Social and human service assistants 22,910 360 3.1
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,520 1,570 3.1
Electrical engineers 86,810 180 3
Bus drivers, school 25,350 450 3
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 37,260 100 3
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 43,870 110 2.9
Parts salespersons 29,330 210 2.6
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 50,630 180 2.4
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 36,410 200 2.4
Driver/sales workers 24,020 320 2.3
Registered nurses 42,440 2,220 2.3
Medical and public health social workers 35,460 110 2.2
Machinists 29,460 300 2.1
Radiologic technologists and technicians 43,250 160 2.1
Tellers 22,900 440 2.1
Librarians 36,860 110 2
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 30,680 250 2
Home health aides 19,170 620 1.9
Elementary school teachers, except special education 49,580 960 1.9
Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators 0 130 1.7
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 21,870 240 1.7
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 86,370 130 1.7
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 23,700 1,160 1.7
Healthcare support workers, all other 25,690 110 1.6
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 34,090 390 1.5
Counter and rental clerks 24,230 260 1.5
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 28,240 120 1.5
Office clerks, general 24,120 1,650 1.5
Retail salespersons 24,300 2,540 1.5
Cashiers 17,170 1,930 1.5
Chief executives 112,670 160 1.5
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 35,850 130 1.5
Postal service mail carriers 0 190 1.5
Child care workers 17,160 320 1.5
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 40,070 840 1.4
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 40,280 140 1.4
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,330 210 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Legislators 39,520 1.11 170
Sales representatives, services, all other 56,780 1.09 120
Electrical engineers 86,810 1.09 180
Accountants and auditors 64,710 1.08 290
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 40,070 1.07 840
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,520 1.06 1,570
Dishwashers 18,240 1.06 240
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 45,290 1.06 120
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 86,370 1.06 130
Cooks, restaurant 22,750 1.05 420
Counter and rental clerks 24,230 1.04 260
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 18,430 1.04 120
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,330 1.03 210
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 52,660 1.03 320
Civil engineers 75,360 1.03 140
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 31,220 1.03 210
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,010 1.03 380
Construction laborers 31,800 1.02 290
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 49,790 1.02 120
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 29,040 1.02 160
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,440 1.01 1,050
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 50,630 1.01 180
Retail salespersons 24,300 1 2,540
Elementary school teachers, except special education 49,580 1 960
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 38,520 1 370
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 18,840 0.98 380
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 40,280 0.98 140
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,520 0.98 200
Pharmacists 102,830 0.98 130
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,110 0.98 160
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 56,780 0.98 110
Cooks, fast food 16,990 0.98 160
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 28,240 0.97 120
Bus drivers, school 25,350 0.97 450
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 49,880 0.97 110
Tellers 22,900 0.97 440
Parts salespersons 29,330 0.96 210
Food preparation workers 18,380 0.96 380
Business operations specialists, all other 56,310 0.96 150
Customer service representatives 28,380 0.96 830
Waiters and waitresses 17,870 0.96 840
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 42,980 0.95 390
Office clerks, general 24,120 0.95 1,650
Bartenders 18,380 0.95 660
Teacher assistants 20,960 0.94 430
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,470 0.94 1,030
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 52,940 0.93 130
Receptionists and information clerks 22,210 0.93 540
Cashiers 17,170 0.93 1,930
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,120 0.93 690

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