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Salt Lake City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Salt Lake City, Utah Area

The primary industries for the Salt Lake City economy are government, professional and business services, and trade, transportation and utilities. Combined, the federal, state and local governments provide a large number of jobs. The Salt Lake City area is a major industrial banking center and includes the headquarters of the vast majority of the nation's industrial banks. The numerous regional distribution centers, the major call centers and conventions also add to the economy.

The Salt Lake City economy benefits from the outdoor recreation tourist industry, which is primarily based on skiing. Tourism in the Wasatch Mountains is a primary source of employment.

The State of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah are major employers. Noteworthy companies headquartered in Salt Lake City are Sinclair Oil Corporation, Alpha Graphics, Smith's Food and Drug and Zions Bancorporation. Salt Lake City includes the international headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Prominent firms based in the metropolitan area include Overstock.com, Arctic Circle Restaurants and Franklin Covey. High-tech companies with a presence in the region include Unisys, Micron, 3M, Siebel and L-3 Communications. The notable e-Bay also has facilities in the area.

Shown below is a list of the major employers in Salt Lake City:

  • State of Utah
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • University of Utah
  • Salt Lake County
  • Smith's Food & Drug Centers
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Novus Credit Services
  • Delta Airlines
  • Cordant Technologies
  • Salt Lake City School District
  • Salt Lake City Corporation
  • Zions First International Bank
  • PacifiCorp
  • Wells Fargo
  • Fred Meyers Stores
  • Sears Roebuck and Company
  • C R England Inc
  • Primary Children's Hospital
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • LDS Hospital

The leading employment fields in Salt Lake City:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Healthcare services
  • Government
  • Educational services
  • Computer services
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction

Noteworthy information about Salt Lake City, Utah: Estimated median household income in 2007: $43,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 93.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or better: 34%.

Salt Lake City businesses are provided assistance by associations such as:

The Salt Lake Tribune provides details about the local business community.

Most Popular Jobs in Salt Lake City, Utah 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 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 10,380 $59,520 $29,910 - 95,580 8% 51%
2 Registered nurses 9,000 $59,920 $44,040 - 80,170 24% 56%
3 Accountants and auditors 5,950 $61,590 $36,620 - 99,450 18% 79%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 4,720 $48,670 $30,010 - 70,330 14% 95%
5 Computer programmers 4,270 $76,410 $40,690 - 115,950 -4% 73%
6 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,900 $54,440 $34,990 - 80,600 6% 96%
7 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 3,810 $83,770 $23,670 - 25% 67%
8 Computer software engineers, systems software 3,490 $82,130 $54,470 - 108,260 28% 85%
9 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 3,390 $80,860 $33,280 - 140,090 12% 51%
10 Lawyers 2,910 $125,190 $60,640 - 11% 99%
11 Computer software engineers, applications 2,890 $78,210 $49,180 - 106,710 45% 85%
12 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,840 $50,290 $32,030 - 74,650 11% 95%
13 Financial managers 2,290 $101,830 $59,550 - 163,480 13% 60%
14 Social and human service assistants 1,970 $26,480 $18,450 - 37,620 34% 58%
15 Sales managers 1,880 $105,520 $54,970 - 10% 69%
16 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,830 $43,000 $28,830 - 64,150 5% 58%
17 Chief executives 1,740 $155,910 $49,940 - 2% 65%
18 Network and computer systems administrators 1,740 $61,610 $37,430 - 91,400 27% 50%
19 Teachers and instructors, all other 1,720 $26,890 $14,760 - 47,750 9% 54%
20 Computer systems analysts 1,710 $66,930 $41,260 - 100,550 29% 68%
21 Coaches and scouts 1,530 $38,920 $20,210 - 60,410 15% 60%
22 Management analysts 1,520 $63,840 $37,020 - 105,640 22% 78%
23 Public relations specialists 1,440 $51,050 $28,400 - 83,130 18% 81%
24 Financial analysts 1,420 $62,410 $36,520 - 96,830 34% 87%
25 Training and development specialists 1,410 $45,610 $27,460 - 70,130 18% 56%
26 Graphic designers 1,340 $43,600 $28,610 - 60,780 10% 55%
27 Civil engineers 1,300 $71,030 $44,410 - 106,050 18% 87%
28 Mechanical engineers 1,280 $73,660 $47,000 - 103,290 4% 78%
29 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,270 $50,380 $35,630 - 65,640 12% 51%
30 Medical and health services managers 1,240 $89,120 $54,590 - 131,570 16% 57%
31 Managers, all other 1,210 $75,850 $42,150 - 120,650 7% 55%
32 Computer and information systems managers 1,170 $94,450 $56,870 - 139,010 16% 73%
33 Industrial engineers 1,160 $77,160 $53,330 - 104,800 20% 74%
34 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 1,130 $30,120 $21,010 - 43,590 15% 51%
35 Personal financial advisors 1,120 $67,340 $34,450 - 146,840 41% 81%
36 Pharmacists 1,080 $97,110 $46,520 - 129,090 22% 97%
37 Engineering managers 1,010 $106,580 $71,020 - 155,410 7% 84%
38 Advertising sales agents 980 $48,360 $22,370 - 81,790 20% 56%
39 Market research analysts 860 $58,680 $29,940 - 95,330 20% 82%
40 Architects, except landscape and naval 780 $77,360 $50,260 - 113,920 18% 88%
41 Network systems and data communications analysts 780 $64,240 $38,420 - 99,620 53% 57%
42 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 740 $57,420 $33,820 - 87,210 20% 99%
43 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 740 $56,120 $29,870 - 82,940 17% 56%
44 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 730 $46,250 $27,590 - 76,080 18% 56%
45 Instructional coordinators 730 $44,240 $22,060 - 77,790 23% 79%
46 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 690 $31,460 $15,810 - 46,090 11% 55%
47 Surveyors 660 $54,120 $30,360 - 80,720 24% 82%
48 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 660 $53,300 $32,870 - 79,510 13% 73%
49 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 650 $50,520 $31,350 - 78,200 18% 56%
50 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 650 $39,600 $28,060 - 53,280 30% 77%
51 Interior designers 640 $56,030 $26,050 - 97,710 20% 55%
52 Biological technicians 640 $33,760 $23,790 - 49,320 16% 60%
53 Database administrators 620 $69,330 $38,540 - 101,360 29% 72%
54 Child, family, and school social workers 620 $38,250 $26,040 - 51,160 19% 77%
55 Marketing managers 610 $90,420 $50,700 - 139,950 14% 69%
56 Editors 610 $49,380 $30,080 - 65,740 2% 81%
57 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 580 $79,280 $61,730 - 101,100 8% 78%
58 Medical and public health social workers 560 $49,050 $34,200 - 64,250 24% 77%
59 Dentists, general 550 $110,100 $38,300 - 9% 100%
60 Electrical engineers 550 $79,380 $51,620 - 107,620 6% 81%
61 Self-enrichment education teachers 530 $33,410 $17,970 - 53,750 23% 54%
62 Physical therapists 510 $64,790 $43,850 - 88,850 27% 89%
63 Librarians 500 $51,050 $29,830 - 74,110 4% 85%
64 Social and community service managers 490 $57,680 $32,180 - 91,560 25% 72%
65 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 490 $40,120 $21,920 - 63,780 15% 72%
66 Environmental engineers 490 $0 $ - 25% 86%
67 Electronics engineers, except computer 460 $85,340 $60,240 - 115,190 4% 81%
68 Education administrators, postsecondary 440 $91,150 $43,220 - 160,130 14% 78%
69 Chemists 430 $61,780 $35,840 - 97,560 9% 93%
70 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 430 $55,640 $38,000 - 75,970 25% 93%
71 Operations research analysts 430 $55,130 $35,490 - 83,630 11% 71%
72 Reporters and correspondents 410 $56,430 $26,180 - 84,260 1% 85%
73 Credit analysts 380 $58,520 $34,850 - 81,480 2% 60%
74 Mental health counselors 370 $46,830 $29,820 - 64,150 30% 73%
75 Technical writers 360 $54,550 $33,840 - 80,410 20% 74%
76 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 340 $48,370 $29,280 - 63,940 20% 87%
77 Community and social service specialists, all other 340 $34,060 $27,630 - 45,090 25% 58%
78 Producers and directors 330 $56,240 $34,840 - 80,720 11% 75%
79 Physician assistants 320 $93,550 $70,540 - 107,140 27% 67%
80 Sales and related workers, all other 320 $58,380 $19,630 - 14% 62%
81 Occupational health and safety specialists 310 $61,660 $39,050 - 82,950 8% 72%
82 Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers 300 $62,290 $42,530 - 83,050 22% 93%
83 Public relations managers 280 $84,850 $47,230 - 136,520 17% 75%
84 Insurance underwriters 280 $57,970 $36,140 - 86,180 6% 53%
85 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 280 $49,990 $32,080 - 77,850 -5% 96%
86 Training and development managers 270 $84,820 $53,910 - 125,520 16% 58%
87 Budget analysts 270 $61,230 $40,740 - 80,800 7% 78%
88 Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 270 $57,810 $43,990 - 78,210 10% 74%
89 Purchasing managers 240 $88,490 $55,850 - 134,070 3% 57%
90 Speech-language pathologists 240 $59,090 $39,400 - 83,000 11% 98%
91 Financial examiners 230 $70,110 $39,210 - 119,500 11% 76%
92 Multi-media artists and animators 230 $58,400 $27,140 - 88,810 26% 58%
93 Musicians and singers 230 $0 $ - 10% 53%
94 Biomedical engineers 220 $76,580 $52,910 - 105,640 21% 76%
95 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 220 $62,970 $39,450 - 94,800 16% 99%
96 Floral designers 220 $26,580 $19,200 - 36,300 -9% 55%
97 Engineers, all other 210 $75,850 $41,560 - 108,310 6% 82%
98 Special education teachers, secondary school 210 $42,190 $22,680 - 77,540 9% 87%
99 Natural sciences managers 200 $92,390 $58,230 - 131,900 11% 93%
100 Human resources managers, all other 200 $85,380 $56,510 - 122,440 11% 58%

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 20,950 $26,260 $15,880 - 40,440 12% 25%
2 Customer service representatives 18,160 $28,620 $19,550 - 39,600 25% 22%
3 Cashiers 14,800 $18,900 $13,740 - 25,260 -3% 10%
4 Office clerks, general 14,140 $25,040 $16,850 - 34,160 13% 19%
5 General and operations managers 10,720 $89,480 $40,440 - 2% 48%
6 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 10,540 $28,540 $19,880 - 38,330 1% 18%
7 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 10,420 $23,320 $16,090 - 32,640 2% 5%
8 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 10,090 $39,290 $27,470 - 55,770 10% 4%
9 Waiters and waitresses 9,330 $19,650 $13,110 - 31,600 11% 14%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 9,320 $21,200 $14,610 - 29,100 15% 4%
11 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 9,010 $17,250 $13,150 - 22,710 18% 5%
12 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 7,660 $43,380 $27,800 - 63,030 6% 29%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 7,600 $23,080 $16,660 - 31,320 -8% 8%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 7,400 $30,680 $21,610 - 40,460 13% 16%
15 Telemarketers 7,050 $22,920 $17,030 - 30,280 -10% 14%
16 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 6,700 $25,490 $16,420 - 38,270 8% 4%
17 Receptionists and information clerks 6,630 $22,210 $15,720 - 29,850 17% 13%
18 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 5,800 $38,990 $26,990 - 52,850 15% 18%
19 Construction laborers 5,800 $26,840 $17,750 - 37,790 11% 5%
20 Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 5,750 $26,200 $17,190 - 38,450 1% 29%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 5,220 $39,570 $23,100 - 61,660 4% 25%
22 Carpenters 5,090 $37,750 $24,870 - 51,280 10% 6%
23 Team assemblers 5,090 $30,330 $18,480 - 47,580 0% 5%
24 Maintenance and repair workers, general 4,890 $34,270 $20,720 - 50,370 10% 6%
25 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 4,440 $23,070 $17,780 - 30,540 18% 7%
26 Security guards 4,250 $26,090 $16,900 - 41,340 17% 13%
27 Teacher assistants 4,170 $21,630 $16,320 - 28,720 10% 18%
28 Business operations specialists, all other 4,110 $54,620 $31,910 - 83,350 21% 49%
29 Computer support specialists 3,990 $44,660 $27,140 - 71,360 13% 43%
30 Cooks, restaurant 3,860 $22,780 $17,370 - 29,290 12% 5%
31 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 3,820 $23,140 $16,700 - 30,900 18% 6%
32 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 3,780 $28,340 $19,190 - 40,570 4% 6%
33 Electricians 3,520 $41,520 $28,720 - 56,320 7% 7%
34 Loan officers 3,340 $64,470 $33,510 - 124,740 12% 49%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 3,140 $31,730 $21,600 - 43,430 11% 14%
36 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 3,110 $18,780 $14,440 - 24,000 13% 5%
37 Medical secretaries 3,100 $26,510 $19,630 - 34,940 17% 18%
38 Tellers 3,100 $23,240 $17,720 - 30,740 14% 16%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 3,080 $57,990 $40,110 - 85,260 9% 10%
40 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 3,080 $51,950 $31,170 - 74,770 -5% 15%
41 Bill and account collectors 3,000 $30,160 $20,930 - 39,730 23% 13%
42 Data entry keyers 2,920 $28,400 $20,690 - 38,880 -5% 18%
43 Packers and packagers, hand 2,820 $21,070 $13,740 - 30,230 -12% 3%
44 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 2,780 $37,760 $19,780 - 57,780 14% 4%
45 Home health aides 2,650 $21,540 $17,470 - 25,590 49% 7%
46 Sales representatives, services, all other 2,590 $52,570 $21,740 - 100,910 28% 48%
47 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,580 $42,320 $24,940 - 62,440 11% 4%
48 Loan interviewers and clerks 2,560 $31,690 $21,660 - 44,680 -1% 24%
49 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,520 $29,330 $21,300 - 40,430 4% 15%
50 Industrial truck and tractor operators 2,470 $30,330 $21,750 - 40,560 -2% 2%
51 Medical assistants 2,420 $27,520 $21,320 - 36,100 35% 10%
52 Cooks, fast food 2,350 $17,120 $13,410 - 20,630 8% 5%
53 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 2,270 $17,260 $13,230 - 22,350 10% 8%
54 Child care workers 2,250 $18,090 $13,590 - 23,400 18% 15%
55 Dishwashers 2,150 $17,230 $13,650 - 20,510 10% 3%
56 Counter and rental clerks 2,140 $22,900 $14,220 - 31,960 23% 16%
57 Order clerks 2,070 $29,240 $17,170 - 47,940 -24% 16%
58 Food preparation workers 2,060 $17,670 $13,360 - 22,900 15% 7%
59 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 2,040 $24,340 $14,470 - 37,790 -5% 5%
60 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,020 $58,020 $36,910 - 81,200 7% 13%
61 Helpers--production workers 2,020 $21,870 $16,820 - 27,450 -1% 4%
62 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 2,020 $18,080 $13,260 - 25,550 12% 6%
63 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 2,010 $33,190 $21,120 - 50,130 -7% 14%
64 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 2,010 $26,270 $18,170 - 36,650 0% 3%
65 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 1,990 $35,440 $25,090 - 51,480 5% 2%
66 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 1,970 $39,340 $22,870 - 58,490 4% 30%
67 Dental assistants 1,970 $27,890 $21,550 - 35,380 29% 9%
68 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 1,810 $48,020 $35,710 - 63,150 11% 33%
69 Driver/sales workers 1,780 $30,220 $14,090 - 49,140 -5% 4%
70 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,770 $36,440 $23,360 - 50,740 8% 3%
71 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,760 $21,380 $15,200 - 28,980 14% 3%
72 Insurance sales agents 1,750 $56,100 $26,870 - 81,620 13% 45%
73 Machinists 1,720 $37,370 $23,010 - 55,280 -3% 3%
74 Painters, construction and maintenance 1,720 $28,910 $19,280 - 40,700 12% 6%
75 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,710 $18,360 $13,750 - 24,080 10% 17%
76 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 1,670 $41,500 $29,040 - 55,640 12% 3%
77 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 1,650 $55,490 $35,610 - 78,920 9% 47%
78 Cement masons and concrete finishers 1,630 $35,080 $24,810 - 48,180 11% 2%
79 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 1,520 $31,960 $16,650 - 49,120 7% 2%
80 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,500 $23,820 $17,030 - 32,130 11% 5%
81 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 1,430 $49,250 $30,200 - 73,630 0% 42%
82 Industrial machinery mechanics 1,420 $45,310 $28,530 - 63,860 9% 5%
83 Amusement and recreation attendants 1,420 $18,600 $13,470 - 25,090 24% 22%
84 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 1,400 $62,080 $32,740 - 105,470 4% 38%
85 Cost estimators 1,360 $54,100 $28,910 - 81,110 19% 32%
86 Pharmacy technicians 1,360 $31,870 $23,820 - 39,960 32% 16%
87 Legal secretaries 1,330 $39,170 $26,390 - 53,310 12% 18%
88 Bartenders 1,330 $23,750 $14,230 - 31,740 11% 17%
89 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 1,300 $18,970 $15,920 - 23,700 10% 5%
90 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 1,280 $30,850 $21,820 - 41,900 -1% 22%
91 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 1,280 $25,980 $17,320 - 36,110 6% 0%
92 Structural metal fabricators and fitters 1,270 $37,150 $23,120 - 49,830 -0% 0%
93 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 1,260 $22,190 $13,820 - 36,440 12% 6%
94 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 1,240 $30,190 $18,070 - 50,670 -27% 6%
95 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 1,230 $28,720 $19,570 - 40,070 3% 4%
96 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 1,200 $25,360 $17,600 - 36,340 10% 24%
97 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 1,190 $39,950 $26,440 - 58,740 9% 3%
98 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 1,170 $32,970 $22,720 - 47,850 13% 11%
99 Printing machine operators 1,170 $27,480 $17,230 - 45,010 -6% 6%
100 Dental laboratory technicians 1,160 $31,280 $15,510 - 42,430 4% 12%
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Jobs More Common Near Salt Lake City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Airfield operations specialists 41,190 190 14.2
Medical appliance technicians 27,900 270 10.9
Reservation and transportation ticket agents and travel clerks 26,200 5,750 9
Grounds maintenance workers, all other 21,590 170 7.4
Dental laboratory technicians 31,280 1,160 7
Etchers and engravers 30,530 140 6.6
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 26,270 2,010 6.2
Telephone operators 26,150 240 5.9
Earth drillers, except oil and gas 51,880 120 5.3
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 25,980 1,280 5.1
Telemarketers 22,920 7,050 4.7
Biomedical engineers 76,580 220 4.6
Helpers--roofers 27,190 230 4.3
Occupational health and safety technicians 46,260 130 4.2
Umpires, referees, and other sports officials 21,840 110 3.9
Slaughterers and meat packers 22,670 450 3.9
Plasterers and stucco masons 29,010 540 3.5
Painting, coating, and decorating workers 29,290 370 3.4
Insulation workers, floor, ceiling, and wall 30,880 200 3.2
Glaziers 37,180 530 3.1
Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders 22,140 170 3
Forensic science technicians 43,120 100 3
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 31,460 690 2.9
Tile and marble setters 44,610 600 2.9
Interpreters and translators 42,430 440 2.9
Microbiologists 54,330 170 2.9
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 83,770 3,810 2.7
Surveyors 54,120 660 2.7
Environmental engineering technicians 40,380 210 2.7
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 37,150 1,270 2.7
Dancers 0 100 2.7
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 31,960 1,520 2.7
Electro-mechanical technicians 46,110 160 2.7
Interior designers 56,030 640 2.6
Health and safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and inspectors 57,810 270 2.6
Medical equipment repairers 58,640 360 2.6
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 33,090 540 2.5
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 28,720 1,230 2.5
Loan interviewers and clerks 31,690 2,560 2.5
Job printers 33,430 390 2.5
Helpers--carpenters 24,820 790 2.4
Biological technicians 33,760 640 2.4
Ushers, lobby attendants, and ticket takers 17,500 1,080 2.4
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 36,400 880 2.4
Rotary drill operators, oil and gas 50,030 150 2.4
Materials engineers 75,840 200 2.3
Fiberglass laminators and fabricators 26,870 150 2.3
Actors 0 150 2.3
Reporters and correspondents 56,430 410 2.3
Media and communication equipment workers, all other 56,970 130 2.2

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Salt Lake City, Utah Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Writers and authors 93,620 1.75 150
Radio and television announcers 58,390 1.5 210
Sales and related workers, all other 58,380 1.49 320
Real estate sales agents 66,630 1.42 980
Motor vehicle operators, all other 39,870 1.41 110
Reporters and correspondents 56,430 1.38 410
Furniture finishers 39,950 1.34 120
Medical equipment repairers 58,640 1.34 360
Security and fire alarm systems installers 49,160 1.33 530
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 38,990 1.29 1,100
Real estate brokers 90,590 1.27 300
Earth drillers, except oil and gas 51,880 1.27 120
Home appliance repairers 44,940 1.26 200
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 32,640 1.23 230
Lodging managers 63,780 1.22 140
Bartenders 23,750 1.22 1,330
Lawyers 125,190 1.22 2,910
Meeting and convention planners 52,790 1.21 180
Tour guides and escorts 29,310 1.21 130
Demonstrators and product promoters 30,820 1.2 510
Food service managers 58,300 1.2 440
Computer programmers 76,410 1.19 4,270
Interior designers 56,030 1.19 640
Parts salespersons 36,030 1.18 1,020
Sheet metal workers 49,090 1.18 630
Postsecondary teachers, all other 72,800 1.18 330
Chefs and head cooks 47,310 1.17 280
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers 77,160 1.16 180
Bus drivers, school 30,280 1.16 430
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks 38,360 1.15 290
Driver/sales workers 30,220 1.15 1,780
Stationary engineers and boiler operators 55,480 1.15 130
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 32,940 1.15 310
Mental health counselors 46,830 1.15 370
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 42,550 1.15 520
Physician assistants 93,550 1.15 320
Hazardous materials removal workers 43,940 1.14 270
Office machine operators, except computer 30,320 1.14 220
Advertising and promotions managers 95,750 1.14 140
Tax preparers 39,880 1.13 130
Pharmacy technicians 31,870 1.13 1,360
Photographers 35,700 1.13 230
Physicians and surgeons, all other 201,030 1.13 1,110
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 58,530 1.13 720
Brickmasons and blockmasons 51,250 1.12 570
Painting, coating, and decorating workers 29,290 1.12 370
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 33,090 1.12 540
Team assemblers 30,330 1.11 5,090
Opticians, dispensing 37,770 1.11 160
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 80,860 1.11 3,390

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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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