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Williamsport Employment

Employment and Industries in the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Area

Williamsport is well known for producing Textron's Lycoming aircraft engines. Shop-Vac, the prominent maker of wet/dry vacuums, is headquartered in Williamsport. In addition, the Bethlehem Wire Rope facility, located in Williamsport, is North America's single largest wire rope manufacturing facility and provides numerous jobs.

The top employment sectors in Williamsport are healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, construction, and metal and metal products. Sales and office occupations (24% of the labor force). Management, professional and related occupations (21% of the jobs). Production, transportation and material moving jobs (19% of the workforce).

The Williamsport region's top job providers:

  • Susquehanna Health
  • State Government
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Williamsport Area School District
  • Brodart Company
  • Springs Window Fashions, LLC
  • West Pharmaceuticals
  • Weis Markets
  • Textron Lycoming Engines
  • Shop Vac Corporation
  • The Williamsport Hospital
  • Hope Enterprises, Inc
  • Primus Technologies Corp
  • Wegmans Food Markets Inc
  • Bethlehem Wire Rope
  • Abb Inc
  • L-3 Communications Corp
  • Alcan Corporation
  • Glamorise Foundation, Inc
  • Flowserve Corporation

Some of the most popular occupations in Williamsport where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human service assistants, advertising sales agents, civil engineers, medical and health services managers and financial managers.

Details about Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Cost of living index in 2008: 85.7 (national average: 100). Population 25 years of age and older holding a college degree: 16%. Average salary in 2009: $23,000.

Local businesses are invited to work with useful associations including:

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is a good source of information for those interested in local business activities.

Most Popular Jobs in Williamsport, 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 1,020 $55,200 $41,000 - 66,440 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 740 $46,230 $22,420 - 71,310 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 610 $50,090 $25,240 - 76,850 8% 51%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 370 $43,520 $17,390 - 69,190 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 300 $52,500 $25,020 - 78,010 18% 79%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 270 $51,280 $23,200 - 80,870 11% 95%
7 Social and human service assistants 250 $27,400 $20,680 - 34,010 34% 58%
8 Child, family, and school social workers 190 $33,550 $25,170 - 46,920 19% 77%
9 Advertising sales agents 170 $0 $ - 20% 56%
10 Civil engineers 160 $66,750 $44,920 - 95,540 18% 87%
11 Chief executives 150 $128,860 $48,930 - 2% 65%
12 Medical and health services managers 150 $92,420 $49,930 - 158,010 16% 57%
13 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 120 $50,240 $19,180 - 74,320 20% 87%
14 Network and computer systems administrators 120 $50,220 $33,900 - 63,490 27% 50%
15 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 120 $39,930 $27,370 - 51,710 30% 77%
16 Lawyers 110 $83,060 $41,300 - 147,520 11% 99%
17 Physical therapists 100 $78,980 $56,160 - 121,480 27% 89%
18 Financial managers 90 $69,890 $42,570 - 110,540 13% 60%
19 Social and community service managers 90 $53,470 $36,440 - 77,210 25% 72%
20 Medical and public health social workers 90 $39,330 $28,790 - 51,650 24% 77%
21 Librarians 80 $57,340 $33,550 - 90,980 4% 85%
22 Pharmacists 70 $88,590 $62,820 - 116,070 22% 97%
23 Sales managers 70 $85,650 $44,130 - 129,790 10% 69%
24 Industrial engineers 70 $70,430 $39,510 - 113,790 20% 74%
25 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 70 $63,000 $40,110 - 92,120 13% 73%
26 Network systems and data communications analysts 70 $60,330 $29,900 - 85,060 53% 57%
27 Computer systems analysts 70 $58,450 $40,550 - 72,310 29% 68%
28 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 70 $43,360 $24,620 - 62,650 5% 58%
29 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 70 $31,700 $22,750 - 44,170 15% 51%
30 Legislators 70 $19,130 $15,340 - 28,180 1% 65%
31 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 60 $88,300 $68,140 - 118,220 8% 78%
32 Computer programmers 60 $57,670 $41,070 - 74,250 -4% 73%
33 Mental health counselors 60 $34,570 $25,110 - 50,100 30% 73%
34 Self-enrichment education teachers 60 $0 $ - 23% 54%
35 Engineering managers 50 $97,220 $68,040 - 138,430 7% 84%
36 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 50 $44,200 $29,660 - 64,610 18% 56%
37 Graphic designers 50 $33,030 $23,030 - 45,300 10% 55%
38 Physician assistants 40 $71,290 $59,990 - 81,780 27% 67%
39 Electronics engineers, except computer 40 $64,020 $47,840 - 85,330 4% 81%
40 Computer software engineers, applications 40 $63,430 $42,850 - 98,220 45% 85%
41 Special education teachers, middle school 40 $58,140 $42,400 - 75,800 16% 87%
42 Occupational therapists 40 $57,850 $23,320 - 91,160 23% 90%
43 Special education teachers, secondary school 40 $55,610 $37,460 - 69,270 9% 87%
44 Training and development specialists 40 $39,630 $27,450 - 56,810 18% 56%
45 Rehabilitation counselors 40 $36,670 $24,030 - 64,440 23% 73%
46 Health educators 40 $31,200 $17,420 - 50,830 26% 58%
47 Mechanical engineers 40 $0 $ - 4% 78%
48 Computer and information systems managers 30 $83,500 $55,960 - 122,370 16% 73%
49 Managers, all other 30 $78,380 $43,390 - 119,690 7% 55%
50 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 30 $76,570 $29,770 - 165,460 16% 99%
51 Management analysts 30 $67,660 $34,900 - 106,920 22% 78%
52 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 30 $47,250 $27,700 - 72,910 18% 56%
53 Dietitians and nutritionists 30 $46,950 $38,360 - 56,900 9% 72%
54 Public relations specialists 30 $45,000 $33,290 - 60,430 18% 81%
55 Sales and related workers, all other 30 $27,970 $15,530 - 57,110 14% 62%

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 2,140 $27,030 $15,380 - 45,560 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,700 $17,070 $15,180 - 20,500 -3% 10%
3 Office clerks, general 1,430 $24,590 $16,350 - 32,710 13% 19%
4 Customer service representatives 1,330 $24,720 $16,420 - 36,010 25% 22%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,180 $17,640 $15,340 - 22,480 18% 5%
6 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,120 $22,590 $15,630 - 34,420 2% 5%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 940 $22,590 $15,790 - 30,430 15% 4%
8 Team assemblers 930 $24,600 $20,630 - 30,920 0% 5%
9 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 910 $25,670 $15,850 - 35,560 1% 18%
10 Home health aides 800 $19,420 $15,380 - 24,870 49% 7%
11 Waiters and waitresses 790 $18,000 $15,320 - 23,510 11% 14%
12 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 700 $22,720 $18,100 - 28,280 18% 7%
13 Maintenance and repair workers, general 670 $37,090 $20,100 - 50,490 10% 6%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 630 $29,190 $16,850 - 41,880 13% 16%
15 Stock clerks and order fillers 620 $21,960 $15,570 - 30,580 -8% 8%
16 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 540 $36,300 $24,880 - 56,360 10% 4%
17 Helpers--production workers 480 $24,110 $16,180 - 39,100 -1% 4%
18 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 470 $21,900 $15,990 - 30,470 8% 4%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 440 $58,720 $26,710 - 94,190 -5% 15%
20 Machinists 440 $37,730 $21,060 - 55,470 -3% 3%
21 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 440 $35,750 $28,150 - 44,050 14% 7%
22 Teacher assistants 410 $18,880 $15,490 - 23,790 10% 18%
23 Industrial truck and tractor operators 400 $28,980 $21,540 - 39,150 -2% 2%
24 Bartenders 380 $19,040 $15,550 - 23,960 11% 17%
25 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 380 $0 $ - 14% 4%
26 Carpenters 370 $33,240 $21,950 - 48,900 10% 6%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 340 $28,650 $16,910 - 46,970 11% 14%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 320 $39,230 $25,540 - 60,980 4% 25%
29 General and operations managers 310 $84,860 $38,000 - 138,480 2% 48%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 310 $42,530 $27,930 - 60,870 6% 29%
31 Tellers 310 $21,220 $17,120 - 26,090 14% 16%
32 Receptionists and information clerks 300 $23,260 $15,840 - 32,160 17% 13%
33 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 290 $36,370 $25,620 - 47,140 -7% 14%
34 Driver/sales workers 280 $24,930 $16,070 - 39,030 -5% 4%
35 Packers and packagers, hand 280 $23,270 $15,420 - 37,270 -12% 3%
36 Child care workers 280 $17,060 $15,270 - 19,730 18% 15%
37 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 270 $25,260 $16,000 - 38,460 4% 6%
38 Cooks, restaurant 270 $19,990 $16,030 - 25,010 12% 5%
39 Construction laborers 260 $27,660 $17,630 - 37,860 11% 5%
40 Electricians 250 $36,250 $23,380 - 60,780 7% 7%
41 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 240 $30,370 $25,440 - 39,690 0% 3%
42 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 240 $27,130 $16,360 - 39,140 18% 6%
43 Industrial machinery mechanics 220 $37,910 $24,160 - 51,130 9% 5%
44 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 210 $33,260 $25,590 - 45,030 15% 18%
45 Counter and rental clerks 210 $20,810 $15,290 - 30,700 23% 16%
46 Highway maintenance workers 200 $24,630 $19,480 - 30,950 9% 5%
47 Food preparation workers 200 $19,350 $15,550 - 26,270 15% 7%
48 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 190 $26,820 $20,830 - 36,510 4% 15%
49 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 180 $30,930 $22,280 - 40,750 5% 2%
50 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 180 $23,840 $15,630 - 33,120 12% 6%
51 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 170 $52,380 $28,170 - 77,880 11% 33%
52 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 170 $35,160 $17,330 - 54,390 11% 4%
53 Printing machine operators 170 $31,680 $17,670 - 55,020 -6% 6%
54 Order clerks 170 $23,020 $15,730 - 34,350 -24% 16%
55 Dishwashers 170 $17,810 $15,500 - 20,640 10% 3%
56 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 160 $32,660 $17,280 - 44,770 -5% 5%
57 Medical secretaries 160 $23,840 $17,160 - 31,230 17% 18%
58 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 160 $19,420 $15,580 - 24,540 13% 5%
59 Food servers, nonrestaurant 160 $18,680 $15,650 - 23,400 16% 9%
60 Postal service mail carriers 160 $0 $ - 1% 11%
61 Insurance sales agents 150 $57,070 $28,150 - 107,650 13% 45%
62 Medical assistants 150 $34,120 $21,610 - 60,550 35% 10%
63 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 150 $23,010 $16,760 - 30,230 11% 5%
64 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 140 $47,210 $30,150 - 64,090 0% 42%
65 Loan officers 140 $46,380 $28,210 - 84,900 12% 49%
66 Construction and building inspectors 140 $45,340 $34,100 - 60,410 18% 23%
67 Legal secretaries 140 $26,180 $19,320 - 32,870 12% 18%
68 Library assistants, clerical 140 $21,690 $16,980 - 28,450 8% 37%
69 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 130 $34,950 $26,740 - 47,660 -7% 0%
70 Parts salespersons 130 $30,220 $18,320 - 40,740 -2% 6%
71 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 130 $28,710 $19,940 - 42,960 19% 14%
72 Computer support specialists 120 $37,370 $25,440 - 50,160 13% 43%
73 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 120 $28,930 $15,380 - 57,180 14% 3%
74 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 120 $25,450 $17,670 - 36,690 3% 4%
75 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 110 $54,440 $36,100 - 79,000 7% 13%
76 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 110 $50,360 $30,260 - 63,160 5% 8%
77 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 110 $48,190 $32,190 - 67,300 9% 10%
78 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 110 $33,830 $21,630 - 51,010 11% 29%
79 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 110 $29,450 $23,350 - 36,650 -13% 0%
80 Security guards 110 $26,500 $16,870 - 38,930 17% 13%
81 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $42,750 $22,520 - 60,690 4% 30%
82 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 100 $42,650 $27,880 - 65,200 8% 3%
83 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 100 $33,150 $21,690 - 46,970 12% 3%
84 Word processors and typists 100 $31,100 $25,500 - 40,230 -12% 19%
85 Bakers 100 $30,620 $20,590 - 39,620 10% 8%
86 Recreation workers 100 $21,660 $15,830 - 29,670 13% 47%
87 Data entry keyers 100 $20,900 $15,650 - 27,440 -5% 18%
88 Cooks, short order 100 $18,440 $15,260 - 24,940 5% 5%
89 Family and general practitioners 90 $202,910 $122,490 - 0% 0%
90 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 90 $48,740 $36,310 - 62,020 16% 43%
91 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 90 $36,330 $23,640 - 50,160 9% 3%
92 Dental assistants 90 $30,690 $19,710 - 40,370 29% 9%
93 Library technicians 90 $25,450 $21,030 - 32,910 9% 27%
94 Pharmacy technicians 90 $24,410 $18,640 - 31,080 32% 16%
95 Bus drivers, school 90 $22,890 $17,080 - 29,850 9% 4%
96 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 90 $16,900 $15,290 - 19,450 10% 17%
97 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 90 $16,120 $15,230 - 17,980 12% 6%
98 Industrial production managers 80 $74,150 $37,010 - 114,040 -6% 43%
99 Cost estimators 80 $41,280 $23,910 - 59,530 19% 32%
100 Sales representatives, services, all other 80 $40,630 $18,670 - 75,890 28% 48%
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Jobs More Common Near Williamsport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,370 240 10.5
Highway maintenance workers 24,630 200 6.8
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,950 130 5.6
Construction and building inspectors 45,340 140 4.4
Library assistants, clerical 21,690 140 4
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 25,450 120 3.5
Machinists 37,730 440 3.4
Helpers--production workers 24,110 480 3.3
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 39,930 120 3.1
Advertising sales agents 0 170 3
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 29,450 110 2.9
Home health aides 19,420 800 2.8
Team assemblers 24,600 930 2.8
Printing machine operators 31,680 170 2.7
Industrial machinery mechanics 37,910 220 2.6
Food servers, nonrestaurant 18,680 160 2.6
Word processors and typists 31,100 100 2.5
Social and human service assistants 27,400 250 2.4
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 28,710 130 2.3
Driver/sales workers 24,930 280 2.3
Bartenders 19,040 380 2.3
Bakers 30,620 100 2.2
Child, family, and school social workers 33,550 190 2.2
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 58,720 440 2.2
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 50,360 110 2.1
Order clerks 23,020 170 2.1
Industrial truck and tractor operators 28,980 400 2
Cooks, short order 18,440 100 2
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 36,370 290 2
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 33,830 110 2
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 35,750 440 1.9
Parts salespersons 30,220 130 1.8
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 50,240 120 1.8
Physical therapists 78,980 100 1.8
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 0 380 1.8
Civil engineers 66,750 160 1.7
Medical and health services managers 92,420 150 1.7
Customer service representatives 24,720 1,330 1.7
Elementary school teachers, except special education 46,230 740 1.6
Tellers 21,220 310 1.6
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 30,930 180 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,090 670 1.6
Legal secretaries 26,180 140 1.6
Chief executives 128,860 150 1.6
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 22,720 700 1.5
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 21,900 470 1.5
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 32,660 160 1.5
Cashiers 17,070 1,700 1.5
Office clerks, general 24,590 1,430 1.5
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 23,840 180 1.5

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 28,930 1.38 120
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 32,660 1.25 160
Medical assistants 34,120 1.22 150
Packers and packagers, hand 23,270 1.14 280
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 27,130 1.12 240
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,950 1.12 130
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 58,720 1.11 440
Retail salespersons 27,030 1.11 2,140
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 50,360 1.1 110
Medical and health services managers 92,420 1.09 150
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 36,370 1.09 290
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 52,380 1.08 170
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,090 1.08 670
Security guards 26,500 1.05 110
Dishwashers 17,810 1.03 170
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,640 1.02 1,180
Machinists 37,730 1.02 440
Helpers--production workers 24,110 1.02 480
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 51,280 1.02 270
Insurance sales agents 57,070 1.01 150
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,420 1.01 160
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 39,230 1.01 320
Food preparation workers 19,350 1.01 200
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 50,240 1 120
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 29,450 1 110
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 39,930 1 120
Parts salespersons 30,220 0.99 130
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,590 0.99 940
Bartenders 19,040 0.98 380
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,010 0.97 150
Receptionists and information clerks 23,260 0.97 300
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 33,830 0.97 110
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 36,300 0.97 540
Printing machine operators 31,680 0.97 170
Office clerks, general 24,590 0.97 1,430
Social and human service assistants 27,400 0.97 250
Industrial truck and tractor operators 28,980 0.96 400
Waiters and waitresses 18,000 0.96 790
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,960 0.96 620
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,370 0.96 240
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 54,440 0.96 110
Driver/sales workers 24,930 0.95 280
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 23,840 0.95 180
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,650 0.95 340
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 22,720 0.95 700
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 42,530 0.94 310
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,590 0.94 1,120
Elementary school teachers, except special education 46,230 0.93 740
Food servers, nonrestaurant 18,680 0.93 160
Construction and building inspectors 45,340 0.92 140

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