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Fond Du Lac Employment

Employment and Industries in the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Area

Advanced manufacturing including machinery and metal manufacturing is a substantial portion of the Fond du Lac region's economy. Another important sector is the advanced materials industry which includes, coatings, ceramic materials, plastic polymers, metal alloys, biological materials and composites. The region also has strong printing and paper industries. Educational and healthcare are also integral parts of the economy.

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin is home to Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation, and is one of the world's largest makers of outboard motors. Charter Communications has a regional call center and an operations base in Fond du Lac. AC Nielsen, a division of the Nielsen Company, also has a facility in the city.

In Fond du Lack, Wisconsin the top fields of employment are healthcare, machinery, construction, metal and metal products, educational services, accommodation and food services and the government. Management, professional and related occupations (24% of the workforce). Production, transportation and material moving occupations (24% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (23% of the labor force).

Details about Fond du Lac, Wisconsin: Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 19%. Average salary in 2009: $29,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 79.1 (U.S. average: 100).

The top private employers in the Fond du Lac area:

  • Mercury Marine (division of Brunswick Corporation) - Marine propulsion Mfg
  • Agnesian Health Care Inc General Medical/Surgical
  • Alliance Laundry Systems - Commercial laundry machines
  • J.F. Ahern - Plumbing/HVAC
  • Charter Communications Holding Company LLC - Cable/other program Dist
  • Saputo Cheese USA Inc - Cheese manufacturing
  • Giddings and Lewis Machine Tools LLC - Machine tool manufacturing
  • Ripon Printers Comm - Lithographic printing
  • Marian University - Education
  • Pick'N Save Supermarket - Grocery
  • Society Insurance - Insurance
  • Ripon Foods Inc - Cookie and cracker Mfg
  • Brenner Tank LLC - Metal tank manufacturing
  • Wellpoint Companies (Anthem BCBS) Direct health & medical insurance
  • Aurora Medical Physician Offices
  • Fond du Lac Lutheran Home Inc - Nursing care facilities
  • CD Smith Construction Inc - Commercial buildings construction
  • Mid-States Aluminum Corp - Aluminum prod. mfg
  • Wells Manufacturing Corporation - Motor vehicle electric equip
  • Baker Cheese Factory, Inc - Cheese manufacturing

Associations providing assistance to local companies include:

Information regarding Fond du Lac business and industry is provided by the Fond du Lac Reporter.

Most Popular Jobs in Fond, Wisconsin 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 700 $58,280 $44,250 - 74,360 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 480 $63,670 $26,570 - 105,270 8% 51%
3 Accountants and auditors 250 $56,650 $37,790 - 77,310 18% 79%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 220 $27,610 $21,200 - 32,820 9% 54%
5 Mechanical engineers 170 $64,160 $47,080 - 83,940 4% 78%
6 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 160 $37,780 $14,560 - 92,090 17% 56%
7 Legislators 150 $19,470 $14,360 - 25,890 1% 65%
8 Social and human service assistants 140 $0 $ - 34% 58%
9 Chief executives 100 $155,880 $81,170 - 2% 65%
10 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 90 $65,970 $37,410 - 102,480 12% 51%
11 Financial managers 80 $88,100 $52,990 - 125,780 13% 60%
12 Public relations specialists 80 $45,080 $29,940 - 66,140 18% 81%
13 Pharmacists 70 $110,620 $90,730 - 132,720 22% 97%
14 Engineering managers 70 $86,610 $67,860 - 108,840 7% 84%
15 Sales managers 70 $78,750 $51,040 - 108,090 10% 69%
16 Managers, all other 70 $74,600 $48,020 - 102,890 7% 55%
17 Computer programmers 70 $72,450 $49,040 - 108,930 -4% 73%
18 Network and computer systems administrators 70 $54,030 $30,620 - 78,710 27% 50%
19 Coaches and scouts 70 $27,140 $15,070 - 44,640 15% 60%
20 Medical and health services managers 60 $77,240 $36,750 - 119,960 16% 57%
21 Management analysts 60 $57,330 $37,040 - 80,090 22% 78%
22 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 60 $52,110 $31,870 - 77,430 13% 73%
23 Education administrators, postsecondary 50 $81,330 $51,380 - 103,180 14% 78%
24 Physical therapists 50 $72,080 $56,180 - 91,860 27% 89%
25 Training and development specialists 50 $46,090 $27,510 - 67,780 18% 56%
26 Medical and public health social workers 50 $43,160 $32,020 - 56,980 24% 77%
27 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 40 $79,360 $52,580 - 120,030 16% 99%
28 Civil engineers 40 $61,670 $45,290 - 84,490 18% 87%
29 Librarians 40 $54,590 $41,030 - 67,920 4% 85%
30 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $50,100 $33,270 - 65,810 18% 56%
31 Advertising sales agents 40 $38,910 $18,460 - 74,270 20% 56%
32 Graphic designers 40 $38,120 $25,730 - 50,590 10% 55%
33 Sales engineers 40 $0 $ - 9% 79%
34 Veterinarians 30 $68,970 $41,740 - 83,090 35% 100%
35 Occupational therapists 30 $60,160 $43,700 - 91,050 23% 90%
36 Special education teachers, secondary school 30 $52,640 $36,880 - 68,380 9% 87%
37 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $38,710 $28,570 - 49,970 25% 58%
38 Floral designers 30 $25,520 $19,170 - 31,680 -9% 55%

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 1,480 $26,530 $14,800 - 49,790 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,370 $18,550 $14,460 - 24,290 -3% 10%
3 Team assemblers 1,070 $33,350 $18,480 - 49,830 0% 5%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 900 $17,490 $14,270 - 23,610 18% 5%
5 Waiters and waitresses 890 $17,490 $14,420 - 21,210 11% 14%
6 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 820 $39,310 $27,450 - 55,430 10% 4%
7 Machinists 810 $39,480 $23,150 - 50,930 -3% 3%
8 Office clerks, general 790 $25,430 $15,480 - 35,800 13% 19%
9 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 780 $21,770 $16,040 - 30,500 15% 4%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 730 $27,610 $14,970 - 40,530 13% 16%
11 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 730 $23,750 $15,220 - 38,480 2% 5%
12 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 690 $24,580 $20,430 - 31,040 18% 7%
13 Maintenance and repair workers, general 550 $37,500 $20,480 - 56,710 10% 6%
14 Stock clerks and order fillers 540 $22,160 $15,050 - 33,480 -8% 8%
15 Bartenders 480 $18,070 $14,550 - 21,210 11% 17%
16 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 470 $24,170 $17,100 - 33,640 8% 4%
17 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 460 $31,350 $22,620 - 40,080 1% 18%
18 Customer service representatives 450 $34,010 $19,580 - 52,660 25% 22%
19 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 440 $36,810 $24,860 - 51,480 -7% 14%
20 Carpenters 430 $49,410 $28,970 - 64,870 10% 6%
21 General and operations managers 410 $97,420 $50,560 - 160,410 2% 48%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 410 $64,000 $32,270 - 80,830 -5% 15%
23 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 410 $17,200 $14,590 - 22,780 10% 8%
24 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 410 $0 $ - -13% 0%
25 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 360 $61,490 $30,910 - 87,300 11% 4%
26 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 350 $34,050 $23,340 - 47,780 15% 18%
27 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 350 $30,070 $23,790 - 38,340 -5% 5%
28 Receptionists and information clerks 350 $26,280 $17,520 - 38,330 17% 13%
29 Industrial truck and tractor operators 340 $35,260 $26,420 - 48,070 -2% 2%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 330 $40,450 $23,820 - 57,700 4% 25%
31 Home health aides 330 $22,250 $17,680 - 27,920 49% 7%
32 Helpers--production workers 320 $22,240 $16,750 - 27,180 -1% 4%
33 Tellers 320 $21,150 $17,250 - 27,350 14% 16%
34 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 310 $32,500 $20,320 - 47,760 4% 6%
35 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 300 $37,390 $20,390 - 50,120 -15% 0%
36 Packers and packagers, hand 300 $22,860 $15,780 - 33,000 -12% 3%
37 Personal and home care aides 300 $20,240 $16,280 - 24,720 51% 10%
38 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 300 $19,600 $15,080 - 24,860 13% 5%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 260 $44,420 $27,100 - 66,850 6% 29%
40 Food preparation workers 260 $18,590 $14,740 - 24,770 15% 7%
41 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 240 $41,780 $26,930 - 50,870 -16% 0%
42 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 240 $24,060 $17,580 - 35,570 18% 6%
43 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 230 $48,800 $25,960 - 65,010 11% 33%
44 Bus drivers, school 230 $28,150 $21,790 - 33,530 9% 4%
45 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 230 $26,950 $18,000 - 39,930 11% 14%
46 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 230 $0 $ - -9% 5%
47 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 220 $37,600 $30,290 - 46,770 14% 7%
48 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 220 $35,840 $19,580 - 49,600 14% 4%
49 Construction laborers 220 $35,410 $23,330 - 49,700 11% 5%
50 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 210 $50,750 $34,330 - 72,170 8% 3%
51 Business operations specialists, all other 200 $53,480 $37,080 - 71,750 21% 49%
52 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 190 $40,500 $26,500 - 59,810 5% 2%
53 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 190 $24,650 $14,970 - 39,170 12% 6%
54 Child care workers 190 $19,870 $14,480 - 26,100 18% 15%
55 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 180 $29,440 $20,580 - 40,090 4% 15%
56 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 180 $29,390 $24,550 - 33,490 -3% 6%
57 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 180 $20,640 $14,470 - 30,420 14% 3%
58 Tool and die makers 170 $55,100 $42,910 - 65,780 -10% 5%
59 Food batchmakers 170 $32,660 $23,470 - 40,160 11% 5%
60 Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 170 $32,290 $25,210 - 43,760 -9% 3%
61 Counter and rental clerks 170 $24,900 $14,530 - 45,910 23% 16%
62 Sheet metal workers 160 $50,450 $25,910 - 79,520 7% 4%
63 Electricians 150 $51,700 $34,530 - 72,990 7% 7%
64 Cooks, restaurant 150 $20,540 $15,130 - 27,560 12% 5%
65 Dishwashers 140 $15,870 $14,480 - 17,980 10% 3%
66 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 140 $15,640 $14,430 - 16,790 12% 6%
67 Postal service mail carriers 140 $0 $ - 1% 11%
68 Loan officers 130 $52,090 $28,000 - 95,820 12% 49%
69 Healthcare support workers, all other 130 $24,830 $19,500 - 31,160 16% 10%
70 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 120 $49,870 $32,920 - 67,720 0% 42%
71 Pharmacy technicians 120 $27,530 $20,000 - 35,600 32% 16%
72 Driver/sales workers 120 $24,400 $16,990 - 31,850 -5% 4%
73 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 120 $23,570 $18,170 - 30,410 11% 5%
74 Industrial production managers 110 $69,040 $48,990 - 95,610 -6% 43%
75 Dental hygienists 110 $56,760 $42,540 - 72,650 30% 33%
76 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 110 $55,460 $38,430 - 74,080 7% 13%
77 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 110 $35,410 $27,010 - 47,150 12% 3%
78 Highway maintenance workers 110 $33,250 $21,890 - 48,600 9% 5%
79 Machine feeders and offbearers 110 $26,550 $21,260 - 33,960 -15% 0%
80 Cooks, fast food 110 $17,200 $14,560 - 22,230 8% 5%
81 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 100 $59,650 $34,990 - 84,550 9% 10%
82 Insurance sales agents 100 $55,920 $23,330 - 113,200 13% 45%
83 Cost estimators 100 $53,510 $33,440 - 80,410 19% 32%
84 Sales representatives, services, all other 100 $52,100 $15,900 - 99,790 28% 48%
85 Radiologic technologists and technicians 100 $45,090 $31,950 - 61,110 15% 25%
86 Industrial machinery mechanics 100 $44,120 $35,520 - 52,320 9% 5%
87 Roofers 100 $35,990 $23,860 - 49,190 14% 3%
88 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 100 $26,260 $14,800 - 40,930 19% 14%
89 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 90 $53,140 $28,860 - 81,660 9% 47%
90 Sewing machine operators 90 $20,280 $15,040 - 25,160 -27% 5%
91 Mechanical drafters 80 $53,870 $36,450 - 77,360 5% 25%
92 Computer support specialists 80 $38,900 $25,270 - 52,170 13% 43%
93 Recreation workers 80 $33,060 $18,880 - 55,730 13% 47%
94 Library assistants, clerical 80 $24,320 $14,850 - 36,830 8% 37%
95 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 70 $49,460 $37,230 - 62,100 10% 17%
96 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 70 $40,650 $26,190 - 52,710 5% 8%
97 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 70 $36,780 $25,650 - 52,950 4% 30%
98 Parts salespersons 70 $36,550 $26,100 - 48,950 -2% 6%
99 Dental assistants 70 $33,880 $27,380 - 40,260 29% 9%
100 Food service managers 70 $30,800 $16,460 - 51,310 5% 24%
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Jobs More Common Near Fond Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 0 410 12.6
Legislators 19,470 150 12.1
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 41,780 240 11.2
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,290 170 10.8
Tool and die makers 55,100 170 8.1
Food batchmakers 32,660 170 7.8
Machinists 39,480 810 7.5
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 29,390 180 5.3
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,390 300 5
Highway maintenance workers 33,250 110 4.4
Machine feeders and offbearers 26,550 110 4
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 30,070 350 3.9
Team assemblers 33,350 1,070 3.8
Sheet metal workers 50,450 160 3.7
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 36,810 440 3.6
Bartenders 18,070 480 3.4
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 0 230 3.3
Roofers 35,990 100 3
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 61,490 360 2.9
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 17,200 410 2.8
Mechanical engineers 64,160 170 2.7
Industrial production managers 69,040 110 2.6
Helpers--production workers 22,240 320 2.6
Healthcare support workers, all other 24,830 130 2.5
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 37,780 160 2.5
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 64,000 410 2.4
Personal and home care aides 20,240 300 2.4
Dental hygienists 56,760 110 2.2
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 50,750 210 2.1
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 26,260 100 2.1
Industrial truck and tractor operators 35,260 340 2
Bus drivers, school 28,150 230 2
Tellers 21,150 320 2
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 40,500 190 2
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 20,640 180 1.9
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 39,310 820 1.9
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 24,650 190 1.8
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 24,170 470 1.8
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,580 690 1.8
Carpenters 49,410 430 1.7
Radiologic technologists and technicians 45,090 100 1.7
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 35,410 110 1.6
Teachers and instructors, all other 27,610 220 1.6
Social and human service assistants 0 140 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,500 550 1.5
Cost estimators 53,510 100 1.5
Packers and packagers, hand 22,860 300 1.4
Postal service mail carriers 0 140 1.4
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 49,870 120 1.4
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 32,500 310 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Fond, Wisconsin Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 41,780 1.37 240
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 61,490 1.33 360
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 37,390 1.28 300
Food batchmakers 32,660 1.27 170
Carpenters 49,410 1.26 430
Team assemblers 33,350 1.22 1,070
Tool and die makers 55,100 1.21 170
Sheet metal workers 50,450 1.21 160
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 64,000 1.21 410
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 50,750 1.19 210
Industrial truck and tractor operators 35,260 1.17 340
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 30,070 1.15 350
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 40,500 1.15 190
Customer service representatives 34,010 1.15 450
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 32,500 1.14 310
Construction laborers 35,410 1.14 220
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 63,670 1.13 480
Packers and packagers, hand 22,860 1.12 300
Electricians 51,700 1.1 150
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 36,810 1.1 440
Receptionists and information clerks 26,280 1.1 350
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,500 1.09 550
Retail salespersons 26,530 1.09 1,480
Bus drivers, school 28,150 1.08 230
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 31,350 1.08 460
Machinists 39,480 1.07 810
Counter and rental clerks 24,900 1.07 170
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,290 1.07 170
Home health aides 22,250 1.05 330
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 39,310 1.05 820
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,450 1.05 330
Child care workers 19,870 1.03 190
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,600 1.02 300
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,580 1.02 690
Machine feeders and offbearers 26,550 1.02 110
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,490 1.02 900
Personal and home care aides 20,240 1.01 300
General and operations managers 97,420 1.01 410
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 48,800 1.01 230
Cashiers 18,550 1 1,370
Office clerks, general 25,430 1 790
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,570 1 120
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 24,060 0.99 240
Cooks, fast food 17,200 0.99 110
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 35,840 0.99 220
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 44,420 0.99 260
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,750 0.98 730
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 20,640 0.98 180
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 24,650 0.98 190
Pharmacy technicians 27,530 0.98 120

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