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Lebanon Employment

Employment and Industries in the Lebanon, 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 Lebanon than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Lebanon.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Lebanon.
  • A list of any large public companies in Lebanon.

Most Popular Jobs in Lebanon, 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 970 $61,800 $43,050 - 78,860 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 800 $51,520 $34,100 - 72,500 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 620 $50,870 $21,750 - 81,110 8% 51%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 450 $51,660 $33,030 - 74,070 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 210 $58,860 $37,680 - 88,110 18% 79%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 180 $53,320 $34,640 - 79,300 11% 95%
7 Coaches and scouts 140 $20,460 $15,290 - 34,100 15% 60%
8 Chief executives 110 $118,040 $43,280 - 2% 65%
9 Pharmacists 110 $90,670 $69,510 - 111,220 22% 97%
10 Management analysts 110 $64,430 $44,630 - 94,470 22% 78%
11 Computer programmers 100 $59,640 $33,290 - 82,790 -4% 73%
12 Medical and health services managers 90 $80,940 $44,410 - 129,830 16% 57%
13 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 90 $56,220 $35,040 - 83,690 20% 87%
14 Sales managers 90 $0 $ - 10% 69%
15 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 90 $0 $ - 16% 99%
16 Computer specialists, all other 80 $66,870 $52,300 - 90,330 15% 68%
17 Graphic designers 80 $36,740 $24,650 - 54,930 10% 55%
18 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 70 $86,440 $66,340 - 114,600 8% 78%
19 Financial managers 70 $80,410 $54,530 - 123,890 13% 60%
20 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 70 $46,910 $29,310 - 68,080 13% 73%
21 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 60 $57,870 $40,950 - 85,110 17% 56%
22 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 60 $51,870 $31,310 - 68,450 -5% 96%
23 Industrial engineers 60 $0 $ - 20% 74%
24 Physician assistants 50 $73,990 $59,250 - 94,250 27% 67%
25 Training and development specialists 50 $65,290 $36,780 - 102,870 18% 56%
26 Special education teachers, secondary school 50 $50,370 $32,660 - 73,930 9% 87%
27 Librarians 50 $48,520 $27,760 - 66,690 4% 85%
28 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 50 $0 $ - 25% 67%
29 Lawyers 40 $90,770 $47,120 - 150,040 11% 99%
30 Mechanical engineers 40 $72,430 $42,500 - 104,040 4% 78%
31 Physical therapists 40 $70,030 $43,180 - 96,970 27% 89%
32 Occupational therapists 40 $67,110 $49,210 - 97,470 23% 90%
33 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $41,050 $21,860 - 61,890 18% 56%
34 Speech-language pathologists 30 $87,940 $59,660 - 121,580 11% 98%
35 Social and community service managers 30 $62,100 $45,000 - 107,900 25% 72%
36 Network and computer systems administrators 30 $60,920 $44,940 - 82,160 27% 50%
37 Social workers, all other 30 $58,320 $43,300 - 77,710 18% 77%
38 Public relations specialists 30 $52,070 $35,340 - 77,310 18% 81%
39 Market research analysts 30 $50,950 $26,790 - 83,620 20% 82%
40 Medical and public health social workers 30 $39,440 $28,180 - 54,270 24% 77%
41 Self-enrichment education teachers 30 $36,870 $15,780 - 66,280 23% 54%
42 Optometrists 30 $0 $ - 11% 100%
43 Mental health counselors 30 $0 $ - 30% 73%
44 Chemists 30 $0 $ - 9% 93%

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 1,500 $18,330 $15,270 - 23,710 -3% 10%
2 Retail salespersons 1,440 $30,060 $16,340 - 54,200 12% 25%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,430 $18,620 $15,300 - 24,860 18% 5%
4 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,330 $23,820 $15,670 - 36,940 2% 5%
5 Office clerks, general 1,130 $26,200 $15,840 - 38,630 13% 19%
6 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,120 $25,800 $18,960 - 33,270 18% 7%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,010 $23,490 $16,640 - 31,110 15% 4%
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 900 $22,660 $15,520 - 35,320 -8% 8%
9 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 830 $27,540 $18,640 - 37,800 1% 18%
10 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 790 $20,680 $15,430 - 32,050 8% 4%
11 Waiters and waitresses 700 $21,250 $15,430 - 31,060 11% 14%
12 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 680 $37,820 $26,650 - 51,040 10% 4%
13 Maintenance and repair workers, general 670 $35,500 $21,230 - 54,410 10% 6%
14 Customer service representatives 640 $30,300 $20,870 - 46,190 25% 22%
15 Bus drivers, school 570 $27,050 $21,660 - 32,150 9% 4%
16 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 560 $29,370 $15,900 - 41,070 13% 16%
17 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 540 $38,670 $27,860 - 50,280 14% 7%
18 Team assemblers 500 $35,300 $24,230 - 49,090 0% 5%
19 Packers and packagers, hand 480 $19,900 $15,410 - 28,690 -12% 3%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 450 $50,140 $30,840 - 76,210 -5% 15%
21 Carpenters 450 $36,470 $25,750 - 48,030 10% 6%
22 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 430 $31,970 $21,960 - 42,210 4% 6%
23 Teacher assistants 390 $20,660 $15,600 - 25,860 10% 18%
24 Food preparation workers 360 $17,990 $15,210 - 23,370 15% 7%
25 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 350 $33,080 $22,320 - 48,100 14% 4%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 340 $42,670 $27,300 - 60,660 6% 29%
27 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 340 $27,440 $18,200 - 38,730 18% 6%
28 Industrial truck and tractor operators 330 $31,370 $22,720 - 44,210 -2% 2%
29 General and operations managers 300 $73,680 $37,130 - 122,430 2% 48%
30 Home health aides 300 $20,590 $15,510 - 26,130 49% 7%
31 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 280 $29,050 $20,990 - 39,440 -5% 5%
32 Tellers 280 $22,500 $17,670 - 27,050 14% 16%
33 Receptionists and information clerks 280 $22,340 $15,700 - 30,150 17% 13%
34 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 260 $39,040 $24,870 - 58,860 4% 25%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 250 $29,230 $20,320 - 39,310 11% 14%
36 Cooks, restaurant 250 $22,280 $16,290 - 33,070 12% 5%
37 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 240 $23,980 $15,640 - 32,630 14% 3%
38 Dishwashers 240 $17,240 $15,190 - 20,860 10% 3%
39 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 230 $35,140 $25,700 - 48,470 15% 18%
40 Machinists 220 $40,120 $33,890 - 50,060 -3% 3%
41 Helpers--production workers 220 $21,250 $15,570 - 31,610 -1% 4%
42 Electricians 200 $40,870 $28,400 - 64,410 7% 7%
43 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 180 $50,720 $28,600 - 83,870 9% 3%
44 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 180 $32,700 $26,090 - 39,960 5% 2%
45 Construction laborers 180 $28,430 $21,770 - 36,360 11% 5%
46 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 180 $27,990 $21,110 - 35,960 4% 15%
47 Security guards 180 $24,270 $16,960 - 34,070 17% 13%
48 Business operations specialists, all other 170 $67,240 $41,380 - 96,370 21% 49%
49 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 170 $52,200 $33,920 - 75,730 11% 33%
50 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 170 $31,300 $23,780 - 39,310 6% 0%
51 Medical assistants 170 $27,270 $21,380 - 35,480 35% 10%
52 Preschool teachers, except special education 170 $23,700 $15,500 - 35,820 26% 43%
53 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 170 $22,490 $17,800 - 26,820 13% 5%
54 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 170 $22,340 $15,630 - 37,720 12% 6%
55 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 160 $54,000 $37,360 - 73,110 7% 13%
56 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 160 $33,390 $24,230 - 44,990 -7% 14%
57 Healthcare support workers, all other 160 $28,850 $20,250 - 43,060 16% 10%
58 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 150 $28,120 $17,590 - 40,150 11% 5%
59 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 150 $17,480 $15,290 - 20,510 10% 8%
60 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 140 $38,020 $24,670 - 50,550 -5% 4%
61 Word processors and typists 140 $33,060 $26,040 - 43,580 -12% 19%
62 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 140 $29,270 $22,060 - 39,290 3% 4%
63 Postal service mail carriers 140 $0 $ - 1% 11%
64 All other information and record clerks 130 $37,270 $27,840 - 48,100 -13% 21%
65 Automotive body and related repairers 130 $28,390 $19,880 - 38,760 12% 3%
66 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 120 $54,030 $32,140 - 71,300 11% 4%
67 Insurance sales agents 120 $52,060 $33,570 - 114,930 13% 45%
68 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 120 $49,050 $30,700 - 71,310 9% 10%
69 Cost estimators 120 $48,720 $32,170 - 67,770 19% 32%
70 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 120 $34,800 $26,100 - 45,990 14% 8%
71 Pharmacy technicians 120 $28,580 $18,580 - 40,950 32% 16%
72 Medical secretaries 120 $25,100 $16,000 - 32,170 17% 18%
73 Computer support specialists 110 $45,010 $19,780 - 63,960 13% 43%
74 Industrial machinery mechanics 110 $43,080 $31,840 - 53,820 9% 5%
75 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 100 $48,100 $30,840 - 70,600 0% 42%
76 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 100 $39,910 $25,260 - 70,560 12% 3%
77 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 100 $36,760 $26,120 - 49,960 -3% 6%
78 Cooks, short order 100 $23,120 $15,950 - 37,140 5% 5%
79 Child care workers 100 $18,260 $15,490 - 20,860 18% 15%
80 Sales representatives, services, all other 90 $58,320 $29,430 - 100,960 28% 48%
81 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 90 $37,670 $24,540 - 49,640 7% 3%
82 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 90 $33,850 $26,410 - 44,890 -13% 0%
83 Dental assistants 90 $31,790 $24,240 - 40,270 29% 9%
84 Machine feeders and offbearers 90 $19,500 $15,440 - 25,050 -15% 0%
85 Physicians and surgeons, all other 80 $193,350 $138,550 - 0% 0%
86 Industrial production managers 80 $75,130 $45,200 - 122,480 -6% 43%
87 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 80 $36,520 $26,670 - 47,500 11% 29%
88 Structural metal fabricators and fitters 80 $32,300 $22,380 - 41,480 -0% 0%
89 Bus drivers, transit and intercity 80 $31,980 $25,870 - 42,310 13% 4%
90 Bakers 80 $21,560 $16,010 - 28,940 10% 8%
91 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 70 $51,060 $28,930 - 77,270 13% 17%
92 Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines 70 $43,690 $36,360 - 50,320 12% 3%
93 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 70 $42,460 $29,870 - 58,600 4% 30%
94 Legal secretaries 70 $36,230 $24,710 - 53,480 12% 18%
95 Printing machine operators 70 $32,980 $16,250 - 52,200 -6% 6%
96 Highway maintenance workers 70 $31,290 $23,070 - 39,630 9% 5%
97 Parts salespersons 70 $29,980 $18,740 - 42,290 -2% 6%
98 Recreation workers 70 $24,420 $17,330 - 36,060 13% 47%
99 Data entry keyers 70 $23,610 $16,800 - 31,230 -5% 18%
100 Food batchmakers 70 $22,820 $15,450 - 33,940 11% 5%
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Jobs More Common Near Lebanon Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 31,300 170 10.7
Bus drivers, school 27,050 570 4.7
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 34,800 120 4.5
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 29,270 140 4.5
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 38,020 140 3.9
Word processors and typists 33,060 140 3.8
Automotive body and related repairers 28,390 130 3
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 29,050 280 2.9
Healthcare support workers, all other 28,850 160 2.9
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 20,680 790 2.9
Coaches and scouts 20,460 140 2.9
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 36,760 100 2.8
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,800 1,120 2.7
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,670 540 2.6
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 23,980 240 2.4
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 50,140 450 2.4
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 50,720 180 2.3
Cooks, short order 23,120 100 2.2
Packers and packagers, hand 19,900 480 2.2
All other information and record clerks 37,270 130 2
Elementary school teachers, except special education 51,520 800 2
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,820 1,330 1.9
Machinists 40,120 220 1.9
Industrial truck and tractor operators 31,370 330 1.9
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 31,970 430 1.8
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 33,080 350 1.8
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 32,700 180 1.8
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,620 1,430 1.8
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,500 670 1.8
Cost estimators 48,720 120 1.7
Carpenters 36,470 450 1.7
Helpers--production workers 21,250 220 1.7
Team assemblers 35,300 500 1.7
Tellers 22,500 280 1.6
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,660 900 1.6
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 51,660 450 1.6
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 28,120 150 1.5
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 23,490 1,010 1.5
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 22,340 170 1.5
Dishwashers 17,240 240 1.5
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 27,540 830 1.5
Industrial machinery mechanics 43,080 110 1.5
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,820 680 1.5
Cashiers 18,330 1,500 1.4
Preschool teachers, except special education 23,700 170 1.4
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 39,910 100 1.4
Pharmacists 90,670 110 1.4
Food preparation workers 17,990 360 1.4
Postal service mail carriers 0 140 1.3
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 50,870 620 1.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Team assemblers 35,300 1.29 500
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 50,720 1.24 180
Retail salespersons 30,060 1.23 1,440
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 28,120 1.19 150
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 31,300 1.18 170
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 38,020 1.18 140
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,490 1.18 170
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 54,030 1.17 120
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 23,980 1.14 240
Business operations specialists, all other 67,240 1.14 170
Waiters and waitresses 21,250 1.14 700
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,440 1.13 340
All other information and record clerks 37,270 1.13 130
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 31,970 1.12 430
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 29,050 1.11 280
Machinists 40,120 1.09 220
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,620 1.08 1,430
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 52,200 1.08 170
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,800 1.07 1,120
Computer support specialists 45,010 1.07 110
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 53,320 1.06 180
Word processors and typists 33,060 1.06 140
Industrial truck and tractor operators 31,370 1.04 330
Bus drivers, school 27,050 1.03 570
Elementary school teachers, except special education 51,520 1.03 800
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,500 1.03 670
Office clerks, general 26,200 1.03 1,130
Cooks, restaurant 22,280 1.03 250
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 23,490 1.03 1,010
Customer service representatives 30,300 1.02 640
Pharmacy technicians 28,580 1.02 120
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 51,660 1.01 450
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,040 1.01 260
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,820 1.01 680
Registered nurses 61,800 1 970
Dishwashers 17,240 1 240
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 33,390 1 160
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,660 0.99 900
Cashiers 18,330 0.99 1,500
Healthcare support workers, all other 28,850 0.99 160
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,820 0.99 1,330
Accountants and auditors 58,860 0.99 210
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 17,480 0.98 150
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,670 0.98 540
Packers and packagers, hand 19,900 0.98 480
Medical assistants 27,270 0.97 170
Home health aides 20,590 0.97 300
Industrial machinery mechanics 43,080 0.97 110
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 29,230 0.97 250
Security guards 24,270 0.96 180

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