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Fort Worth Employment

Employment and Industries in the Fort Worth, Texas Area

Fort Worth has traditionally been a manufacturing hub. Items produced include electronic equipment, aircraft, machinery, communication equipment, food products, refrigeration equipment, pharmaceuticals and containers. Expanding economic sectors in Fort Worth include communications equipment manufacturing, distribution and semiconductor manufacturing. In addition, tourism, a significant economic asset, typically brings in over a billion dollars annually.

American Airlines is headquartered in Fort Worth. Other notable companies with headquarters in the city are Alcon, Bell Helicopter Textron, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp, Consolidated Robotics, Galderma Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Radio Shack, TTI, Inc., and Pier 1 Imports. In addition, the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area is ranked sixth in the nation for Fortune 500 companies.

Details regarding Fort Worth, Texas: Estimated median household income in 2007: $47,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 89.2. Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or better: 22%.

The major job providers in the Fort Worth area:

  • American Airlines
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co
  • Fort Worth Independent School District
  • Arlington Independent School District
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc
  • City of Fort Worth
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Tarrant County Government
  • Game Stop Inc
  • Chase
  • Cook Children's Medical Center
  • Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital
  • BNSF Railway
  • Sabre Holdings Corp
  • Radio Shack Corporation
  • Tarrant County College District
  • Countrywide Financial Corporation
  • JPS Health Network
  • Alcon Laboratories, Inc
  • General Motors Assembly Plant

The leading fields of employment in Fort Worth:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational and health services
  • Business and professional services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Information

Fort Worth companies have access to helpful organizations such as:

Those interested in local business and economic news may want to read the Fort Worth Business Press.

Most Popular Jobs in Fort Worth, Texas 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 13,140 $60,210 $43,200 - 79,440 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 12,310 $48,230 $38,850 - 60,150 14% 95%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 10,240 $59,560 $27,350 - 100,310 8% 51%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 7,260 $50,920 $40,990 - 65,150 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 6,400 $66,030 $37,050 - 98,670 18% 79%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 5,860 $48,640 $38,980 - 61,200 11% 95%
7 Computer software engineers, systems software 4,200 $96,280 $65,330 - 131,070 28% 85%
8 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 3,440 $0 $ - 13% 74%
9 Computer systems analysts 3,010 $74,520 $39,030 - 108,220 29% 68%
10 Teachers and instructors, all other 2,680 $26,010 $15,420 - 43,600 9% 54%
11 Network and computer systems administrators 2,510 $66,320 $46,670 - 91,220 27% 50%
12 Lawyers 2,200 $113,780 $52,120 - 11% 99%
13 Computer programmers 2,180 $74,600 $44,050 - 109,690 -4% 73%
14 Management analysts 2,110 $64,680 $27,790 - 104,360 22% 78%
15 Financial managers 2,040 $111,540 $58,920 - 13% 60%
16 Pharmacists 1,990 $121,230 $95,660 - 137,280 22% 97%
17 Industrial engineers 1,920 $77,260 $52,890 - 105,290 20% 74%
18 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 1,850 $78,560 $40,600 - 124,620 12% 51%
19 Sales managers 1,780 $105,100 $48,760 - 10% 69%
20 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,650 $41,970 $24,340 - 57,410 20% 87%
21 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,640 $56,110 $40,060 - 72,190 13% 73%
22 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,630 $48,040 $32,690 - 78,630 5% 58%
23 Computer software engineers, applications 1,620 $87,660 $60,580 - 121,130 45% 85%
24 Mechanical engineers 1,610 $78,510 $47,370 - 118,130 4% 78%
25 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 1,580 $84,060 $25,930 - 25% 67%
26 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 1,580 $72,660 $55,680 - 97,920 8% 78%
27 Medical and health services managers 1,550 $74,110 $43,810 - 104,990 16% 57%
28 Market research analysts 1,470 $56,040 $34,750 - 86,120 20% 82%
29 Computer and information systems managers 1,420 $110,430 $76,060 - 157,430 16% 73%
30 Training and development specialists 1,320 $52,910 $29,590 - 80,760 18% 56%
31 Public relations specialists 1,290 $57,700 $31,020 - 92,800 18% 81%
32 Financial analysts 1,250 $72,110 $43,980 - 117,680 34% 87%
33 Graphic designers 1,210 $43,050 $24,270 - 68,910 10% 55%
34 Child, family, and school social workers 1,210 $34,290 $22,970 - 50,820 19% 77%
35 Civil engineers 1,170 $77,040 $46,810 - 115,790 18% 87%
36 Engineering managers 1,110 $114,730 $67,660 - 7% 84%
37 Managers, all other 1,080 $82,160 $46,100 - 126,850 7% 55%
38 Physical therapists 1,060 $79,970 $54,330 - 106,330 27% 89%
39 Electrical engineers 1,030 $77,140 $44,570 - 108,950 6% 81%
40 Chief executives 1,010 $178,130 $90,730 - 2% 65%
41 Network systems and data communications analysts 970 $75,460 $41,710 - 121,240 53% 57%
42 Personal financial advisors 960 $92,260 $41,060 - 41% 81%
43 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 940 $46,290 $24,590 - 73,760 18% 56%
44 Self-enrichment education teachers 870 $38,420 $18,960 - 52,770 23% 54%
45 Electronics engineers, except computer 860 $77,340 $56,370 - 104,280 4% 81%
46 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 860 $33,380 $22,920 - 43,520 15% 51%
47 Librarians 840 $51,850 $41,030 - 66,300 4% 85%
48 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 830 $50,100 $39,690 - 63,860 12% 51%
49 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 820 $57,750 $30,250 - 83,890 18% 56%
50 Counselors, all other 780 $55,980 $41,000 - 72,550 17% 73%
51 Architects, except landscape and naval 770 $61,130 $30,160 - 97,510 18% 88%
52 Instructional coordinators 760 $62,070 $42,660 - 84,830 23% 79%
53 Speech-language pathologists 720 $57,520 $43,090 - 79,190 11% 98%
54 Credit analysts 660 $63,740 $40,970 - 97,290 2% 60%
55 Marketing managers 650 $105,740 $48,330 - 14% 69%
56 Occupational therapists 640 $72,360 $49,960 - 100,600 23% 90%
57 Sales and related workers, all other 640 $36,810 $17,680 - 63,500 14% 62%
58 Dentists, general 630 $111,450 $33,940 - 9% 100%
59 Medical and public health social workers 630 $47,650 $29,350 - 65,290 24% 77%
60 Special education teachers, middle school 620 $48,720 $38,610 - 61,530 16% 87%
61 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 610 $53,010 $41,710 - 67,700 -5% 96%
62 Computer specialists, all other 600 $66,460 $42,200 - 93,860 15% 68%
63 Social and human service assistants 600 $25,100 $16,270 - 32,940 34% 58%
64 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 560 $61,670 $36,430 - 91,080 17% 56%
65 Advertising sales agents 560 $42,240 $21,690 - 67,500 20% 56%
66 Database administrators 550 $67,820 $44,670 - 95,610 29% 72%
67 Editors 540 $53,160 $31,080 - 89,890 2% 81%
68 Tax preparers 530 $47,450 $21,160 - 100,080 -8% 54%
69 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 520 $29,700 $16,830 - 44,220 11% 55%
70 Coaches and scouts 490 $39,690 $15,520 - 64,240 15% 60%
71 Special education teachers, secondary school 480 $48,890 $39,360 - 62,070 9% 87%
72 Rehabilitation counselors 480 $34,770 $18,560 - 55,330 23% 73%
73 Veterinarians 470 $112,560 $54,480 - 35% 100%
74 Operations research analysts 440 $79,890 $48,280 - 119,420 11% 71%
75 Interior designers 440 $38,770 $15,150 - 65,680 20% 55%
76 Purchasing managers 430 $91,230 $47,660 - 134,750 3% 57%
77 Detectives and criminal investigators 430 $57,770 $29,050 - 96,000 17% 54%
78 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 410 $110,550 $65,990 - 159,090 22% 93%
79 Social and community service managers 410 $61,790 $36,060 - 104,350 25% 72%
80 Chemists 400 $63,450 $34,230 - 97,790 9% 93%
81 Technical writers 390 $60,850 $38,900 - 94,590 20% 74%
82 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 390 $34,940 $21,600 - 58,990 24% 78%
83 Materials engineers 380 $84,600 $53,530 - 119,760 4% 77%
84 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 350 $31,000 $21,100 - 41,800 30% 77%
85 Commercial pilots 340 $79,830 $30,130 - 127,640 13% 74%
86 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 330 $53,380 $29,470 - 78,240 16% 99%
87 Financial specialists, all other 330 $53,110 $28,080 - 85,440 12% 50%
88 Sales engineers 320 $82,200 $54,640 - 151,210 9% 79%
89 Occupational health and safety specialists 300 $56,930 $34,360 - 82,960 8% 72%
90 Surveyors 300 $46,320 $25,700 - 67,200 24% 82%
91 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 290 $39,040 $26,860 - 54,850 11% 58%
92 Environmental engineers 280 $89,880 $40,580 - 135,390 25% 86%
93 Education administrators, postsecondary 270 $99,240 $44,920 - 14% 78%
94 Physician assistants 270 $80,940 $63,200 - 110,070 27% 67%
95 Chiropractors 270 $50,560 $31,030 - 94,400 14% 98%
96 Health educators 250 $43,610 $26,160 - 67,970 26% 58%
97 Floral designers 250 $23,050 $18,010 - 29,310 -9% 55%
98 Insurance underwriters 240 $58,120 $30,810 - 90,550 6% 53%
99 Meeting and convention planners 240 $42,200 $25,200 - 62,600 20% 67%
100 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 240 $36,220 $28,350 - 41,530 34% 73%

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 31,860 $24,330 $14,500 - 35,480 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 23,910 $16,120 $12,930 - 20,610 18% 5%
3 Cashiers 21,300 $18,190 $13,360 - 24,350 -3% 10%
4 Customer service representatives 21,090 $29,900 $18,990 - 43,460 25% 22%
5 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 20,380 $22,580 $15,320 - 32,140 2% 5%
6 Waiters and waitresses 15,650 $17,170 $12,890 - 25,830 11% 14%
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 15,330 $22,690 $14,770 - 33,640 -8% 8%
8 Office clerks, general 14,990 $23,860 $14,760 - 33,520 13% 19%
9 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 14,010 $28,500 $17,820 - 40,210 1% 18%
10 General and operations managers 12,930 $107,020 $45,720 - 2% 48%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 11,830 $20,530 $13,870 - 29,510 15% 4%
12 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 11,710 $38,470 $25,090 - 58,630 10% 4%
13 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 10,790 $38,990 $25,170 - 55,450 15% 18%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 10,660 $32,140 $21,310 - 45,330 13% 16%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 10,420 $46,470 $23,980 - 70,840 6% 29%
16 Construction laborers 9,880 $22,950 $15,520 - 31,160 11% 5%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 8,860 $39,960 $23,840 - 60,720 4% 25%
18 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,380 $31,440 $16,640 - 53,070 10% 6%
19 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 7,830 $28,940 $14,670 - 48,320 8% 4%
20 Cooks, restaurant 7,410 $20,030 $13,810 - 28,030 12% 5%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 7,380 $28,840 $17,840 - 43,040 11% 14%
22 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 7,200 $22,790 $17,580 - 29,020 18% 7%
23 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 6,840 $0 $ - 1% 29%
24 Receptionists and information clerks 6,720 $24,420 $16,950 - 33,160 17% 13%
25 Teacher assistants 6,000 $17,400 $13,260 - 22,260 10% 18%
26 Team assemblers 5,940 $21,210 $14,770 - 31,130 0% 5%
27 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 5,640 $28,310 $18,260 - 42,380 4% 6%
28 Industrial truck and tractor operators 5,350 $26,650 $19,820 - 36,840 -2% 2%
29 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 5,250 $22,860 $16,070 - 32,540 18% 6%
30 Packers and packagers, hand 5,240 $21,200 $13,550 - 33,150 -12% 3%
31 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,110 $17,470 $13,280 - 23,320 13% 5%
32 Personal and home care aides 5,000 $15,900 $12,870 - 20,530 51% 10%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 4,930 $50,490 $30,240 - 75,500 -5% 15%
34 Business operations specialists, all other 4,900 $62,630 $31,390 - 98,860 21% 49%
35 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 4,770 $40,620 $30,200 - 52,620 14% 7%
36 Security guards 4,710 $28,950 $16,320 - 54,850 17% 13%
37 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,560 $35,950 $21,060 - 54,290 14% 4%
38 Electricians 4,510 $41,470 $27,820 - 59,950 7% 7%
39 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 4,380 $51,330 $35,690 - 67,890 11% 33%
40 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 4,200 $34,520 $22,430 - 50,560 5% 2%
41 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 4,090 $52,400 $32,950 - 76,300 9% 10%
42 Sales representatives, services, all other 3,990 $59,440 $25,040 - 116,930 28% 48%
43 Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 3,980 $54,090 $35,810 - 69,830 11% 11%
44 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 3,970 $29,020 $20,230 - 39,490 4% 15%
45 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 3,590 $34,180 $19,270 - 56,430 -7% 14%
46 Tellers 3,400 $25,470 $20,220 - 32,530 14% 16%
47 Bill and account collectors 3,370 $30,830 $19,330 - 41,060 23% 13%
48 Child care workers 3,250 $18,250 $13,690 - 23,710 18% 15%
49 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 3,200 $56,420 $34,150 - 82,580 7% 13%
50 Machinists 3,110 $34,450 $22,180 - 51,790 -3% 3%
51 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 3,080 $0 $ - -9% 5%
52 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 3,050 $32,930 $24,790 - 42,250 8% 3%
53 Computer support specialists 2,970 $42,380 $24,990 - 62,920 13% 43%
54 Driver/sales workers 2,970 $22,320 $13,310 - 39,810 -5% 4%
55 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 2,940 $26,010 $15,470 - 39,990 -5% 5%
56 Medical assistants 2,930 $27,450 $19,690 - 36,880 35% 10%
57 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 2,810 $16,170 $12,920 - 20,600 12% 6%
58 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 2,800 $18,820 $13,240 - 28,440 14% 3%
59 Preschool teachers, except special education 2,770 $23,870 $13,740 - 43,160 26% 43%
60 Helpers--production workers 2,750 $19,810 $13,460 - 28,080 -1% 4%
61 Construction managers 2,740 $69,980 $43,570 - 105,200 16% 29%
62 Counter and rental clerks 2,650 $28,050 $14,890 - 47,460 23% 16%
63 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 2,580 $42,790 $23,010 - 62,520 3% 13%
64 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 2,540 $15,860 $12,900 - 20,120 10% 17%
65 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 2,520 $37,010 $26,150 - 51,590 9% 3%
66 Bartenders 2,490 $18,180 $12,900 - 29,530 11% 17%
67 Food preparation workers 2,430 $17,410 $13,020 - 24,030 15% 7%
68 Dishwashers 2,420 $16,330 $13,000 - 20,820 10% 3%
69 Amusement and recreation attendants 2,350 $17,040 $13,000 - 22,530 24% 22%
70 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 2,310 $23,540 $14,970 - 32,750 12% 6%
71 Carpenters 2,210 $31,840 $21,290 - 44,420 10% 6%
72 Bus drivers, school 2,200 $22,820 $13,740 - 34,520 9% 4%
73 Medical secretaries 2,170 $25,480 $14,970 - 35,440 17% 18%
74 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 2,120 $20,040 $13,630 - 29,210 11% 5%
75 Cooks, fast food 2,120 $16,870 $13,110 - 21,020 8% 5%
76 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 2,100 $56,400 $33,990 - 86,980 0% 42%
77 Insurance sales agents 2,050 $70,540 $27,610 - 13% 45%
78 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 2,050 $60,010 $27,010 - 99,400 4% 18%
79 Pharmacy technicians 2,040 $30,220 $22,180 - 38,980 32% 16%
80 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,010 $42,500 $26,720 - 59,120 11% 4%
81 Postal service mail carriers 2,000 $0 $ - 1% 11%
82 Telemarketers 1,990 $20,270 $13,240 - 30,510 -10% 14%
83 Industrial machinery mechanics 1,970 $41,350 $24,170 - 61,070 9% 5%
84 Fire fighters 1,950 $44,740 $32,560 - 63,070 12% 18%
85 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 1,950 $38,040 $22,190 - 58,580 4% 30%
86 Cost estimators 1,920 $56,600 $32,180 - 86,620 19% 32%
87 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 1,920 $42,930 $27,140 - 63,560 13% 17%
88 Home health aides 1,910 $22,890 $13,910 - 35,880 49% 7%
89 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 1,900 $80,740 $34,020 - 157,970 4% 38%
90 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 1,890 $29,610 $19,660 - 41,020 -5% 4%
91 Helpers--electricians 1,880 $26,390 $18,270 - 35,320 7% 3%
92 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 1,800 $37,930 $24,030 - 50,420 12% 3%
93 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 1,790 $57,970 $34,630 - 80,130 10% 17%
94 Administrative services managers 1,780 $87,810 $38,740 - 145,830 12% 40%
95 Cargo and freight agents 1,780 $36,230 $19,110 - 53,060 17% 16%
96 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 1,770 $16,160 $12,900 - 21,050 10% 8%
97 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 1,760 $40,270 $20,780 - 75,980 2% 11%
98 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 1,720 $26,880 $17,940 - 40,270 -15% 0%
99 Dental assistants 1,680 $33,540 $25,840 - 42,180 29% 9%
100 Cement masons and concrete finishers 1,680 $31,250 $23,320 - 40,800 11% 2%
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Jobs More Common Near Fort Worth Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians 71,410 530 20.2
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 0 3,440 9.1
Avionics technicians 42,330 600 8.2
Recreational vehicle service technicians 28,820 250 8.2
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 0 6,840 7.7
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic 46,150 180 7.3
Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining 39,010 940 7.1
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 52,090 590 6.8
Airfield operations specialists 63,050 120 6.5
Gaming and sports book writers and runners 20,250 310 6.5
Aircraft mechanics and service technicians 54,090 3,980 6
Counselors, all other 55,980 780 5.6
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 39,060 800 5.6
Aircraft cargo handling supervisors 0 110 5.5
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders 24,870 360 5.4
Transportation inspectors 80,100 430 4.8
Transportation workers, all other 22,230 790 4.6
Correspondence clerks 29,750 290 4.6
Respiratory therapy technicians 44,950 300 4.6
Engine and other machine assemblers 34,970 450 4.4
Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons 23,570 360 4.1
Structural iron and steel workers 34,380 1,310 3.6
Telephone operators 42,180 190 3.4
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 55,270 560 3.3
Cargo and freight agents 36,230 1,780 3.3
Food and tobacco roasting, baking, and drying machine operators and tenders 25,370 150 3.2
Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 21,630 470 3.2
Materials engineers 84,600 380 3.2
Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders 24,310 530 3.1
Electromechanical equipment assemblers 28,680 910 3
Commercial pilots 79,830 340 2.9
Motorcycle mechanics 37,540 140 2.9
Forensic science technicians 46,880 130 2.8
Helpers--electricians 26,390 1,880 2.8
Reinforcing iron and rebar workers 29,650 310 2.8
Cleaning, washing, and metal pickling equipment operators and tenders 22,310 160 2.7
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 21,380 920 2.7
Glaziers 34,220 630 2.6
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 23,830 230 2.6
Conveyor operators and tenders 28,010 350 2.5
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 18,770 920 2.5
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 29,610 1,890 2.4
Food cooking machine operators and tenders 23,900 380 2.4
Cutters and trimmers, hand 21,060 230 2.4
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,340 1,270 2.3
Vocational education teachers, middle school 52,050 120 2.3
Mechanical drafters 46,680 1,030 2.3
Loan counselors 39,060 380 2.3
Animal control workers 32,020 120 2.3
Helpers, construction trades, all other 24,200 270 2.3

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Fort Worth, Texas Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 55,270 1.6 560
Health specialties teachers, postsecondary 117,160 1.53 440
Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 110,550 1.51 410
Producers and directors 84,430 1.49 230
Psychology teachers, postsecondary 98,200 1.44 160
Tax preparers 47,450 1.35 530
Counselors, all other 55,980 1.32 780
Veterinarians 112,560 1.3 470
Transportation inspectors 80,100 1.28 430
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians 71,410 1.28 530
Medical equipment repairers 55,900 1.28 270
Industrial engineering technicians 60,810 1.26 840
Telephone operators 42,180 1.26 190
Insurance sales agents 70,540 1.25 2,050
Graduate teaching assistants 40,960 1.24 230
Industrial production managers 109,360 1.24 1,290
Family and general practitioners 201,860 1.23 240
Airfield operations specialists 63,050 1.22 120
Paralegals and legal assistants 51,930 1.21 1,070
Environmental engineers 89,880 1.21 280
Administrative services managers 87,810 1.21 1,780
Counter and rental clerks 28,050 1.2 2,650
Financial managers 111,540 1.2 2,040
Real estate sales agents 56,280 1.2 1,540
Couriers and messengers 28,800 1.19 530
Audio and video equipment technicians 44,770 1.19 310
Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment 58,090 1.18 480
Chief executives 178,130 1.18 1,010
Judges, magistrate judges, and magistrates 114,200 1.18 120
Lay-out workers, metal and plastic 46,150 1.18 180
Public relations managers 101,370 1.17 160
Tool and die makers 53,080 1.17 370
Printing machine operators 38,290 1.17 1,510
Network systems and data communications analysts 75,460 1.17 970
Computer programmers 74,600 1.16 2,180
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 40,270 1.16 1,760
Computer software engineers, systems software 96,280 1.16 4,200
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 80,740 1.16 1,900
Personal financial advisors 92,260 1.16 960
Pharmacists 121,230 1.16 1,990
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 60,010 1.15 2,050
Writers and authors 61,540 1.15 120
Security guards 28,950 1.15 4,710
Sales representatives, services, all other 59,440 1.15 3,990
Public relations specialists 57,700 1.14 1,290
Dental hygienists 72,510 1.14 810
Commercial pilots 79,830 1.14 340
Gaming change persons and booth cashiers 27,040 1.14 130
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 61,670 1.14 560
First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives 82,670 1.14 130

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