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Milwaukee Employment

Employment and Industries in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Area

Historically known as a beer town because of the location of four of the world's largest breweries within the city (Schlitz, Blatz, Pabst, and Miller, of which only Miller remains in Milwaukee), Milwaukee is a major manufacturing community with over 20% of the population engaged in manufacturing occupations (well above the national average). Major industry segments in Milwaukee include:

  • Healthcare
  • Financial services
  • High technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Printing and publishing
  • Services
  • Tourism

The Milwaukee area is home to ten Fortune 1000 companies. The largest company in the area is Johnson Controls. The most famous is the motorcycle company Harley Davidson. Fortune 1000 companies in the Milwaukee metropolitan area include:

  • A.O. Smith
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Johnson Controls
  • Joy Global
  • Manpower
  • Marshall & Ilsley Corp.
  • MGIC Investment
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Wisconsin Energy

Other significant companies in the Milwaukee area include:

  • Briggs & Stratton
  • Kohl's
  • Koss Corporation
  • Master Lock
  • Metavante
  • Quad/Graphics
  • Roundy's Supermarkets

Business awards awarded to the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area include:

  • The Milwaukee area was ranked 18th among the top fifty "Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs" among large cities and metropolitan areas in the U.S. according to a 2005 Entrepreneur magazine survey.
  • The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area ranked 52nd among large U.S. Cities on Inc. magazine's 2006 survey of the "Best Cities for Doing Business" (out of 393 metropolitan areas across the United States). The Milwaukee area ranked in the top ten for "Most Balanced Economy and Growth" in the 2004 and 2005 editions of the survey.
  • In 2006, SustainLane ranked Milwaukee 16th among fifty major U.S. cities for sustainable services and economics.

For the business commuter, the Milwaukee area is served by four interstate highways, three US highways, the Milwaukee County Transit System, and the Hiawatha Amtrak express service between Milwaukee and Chicago. For air travel, the Milwaukee area is served by the General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). General Mitchell International is served by at least ten major airlines and fifteen commuter airlines.

Business and economic development organizations in the greater Milwaukee metropolitan area include:

The Business Journal of Milwaukee, and the "Business Section" of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel are all good sources of information on the economy and business community in the Milwaukee area.

Most Popular Jobs in Milwaukee, 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 17,280 $62,440 $45,410 - 80,310 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 13,410 $65,430 $33,030 - 104,090 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 8,260 $55,130 $33,530 - 79,600 14% 95%
4 Accountants and auditors 8,030 $65,380 $39,290 - 96,170 18% 79%
5 Computer software engineers, applications 4,320 $74,100 $50,850 - 100,910 45% 85%
6 Computer systems analysts 4,200 $69,390 $43,300 - 100,010 29% 68%
7 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,700 $55,290 $34,350 - 79,980 6% 96%
8 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 3,310 $94,730 $45,330 - 12% 51%
9 Lawyers 3,140 $113,240 $45,740 - 11% 99%
10 Financial managers 2,960 $105,980 $56,240 - 13% 60%
11 Computer programmers 2,730 $64,720 $40,530 - 99,440 -4% 73%
12 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 2,620 $54,230 $33,190 - 79,420 11% 95%
13 Sales managers 2,510 $111,980 $52,980 - 10% 69%
14 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 2,410 $42,550 $14,450 - 77,530 17% 56%
15 Network systems and data communications analysts 2,400 $67,420 $43,930 - 98,430 53% 57%
16 Mechanical engineers 2,390 $65,930 $45,250 - 91,140 4% 78%
17 Management analysts 2,180 $67,050 $33,130 - 105,110 22% 78%
18 Computer and information systems managers 2,160 $103,730 $65,270 - 147,110 16% 73%
19 Teachers and instructors, all other 2,130 $34,260 $21,740 - 57,990 9% 54%
20 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 2,100 $77,320 $27,650 - 25% 67%
21 Industrial engineers 1,970 $74,340 $43,140 - 101,210 20% 74%
22 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 1,950 $51,630 $28,610 - 81,970 18% 56%
23 Managers, all other 1,920 $98,740 $56,610 - 156,500 7% 55%
24 Network and computer systems administrators 1,850 $65,930 $39,360 - 94,330 27% 50%
25 Civil engineers 1,840 $74,070 $47,340 - 104,600 18% 87%
26 Graphic designers 1,730 $43,570 $27,870 - 62,640 10% 55%
27 Social and human service assistants 1,670 $31,350 $20,710 - 45,280 34% 58%
28 Medical and health services managers 1,640 $83,400 $47,780 - 120,840 16% 57%
29 Public relations specialists 1,580 $55,810 $29,980 - 91,600 18% 81%
30 Chief executives 1,560 $174,820 $89,010 - 2% 65%
31 Physical therapists 1,560 $68,970 $52,080 - 87,160 27% 89%
32 Pharmacists 1,430 $110,670 $89,890 - 132,850 22% 97%
33 Electrical engineers 1,420 $92,460 $47,810 - 6% 81%
34 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 1,390 $53,910 $41,220 - 66,430 12% 51%
35 Coaches and scouts 1,370 $29,440 $14,860 - 46,460 15% 60%
36 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,350 $78,620 $47,530 - 112,140 28% 85%
37 Market research analysts 1,340 $72,350 $36,130 - 115,710 20% 82%
38 Child, family, and school social workers 1,320 $50,180 $30,690 - 76,810 19% 77%
39 Financial analysts 1,270 $75,640 $39,400 - 133,460 34% 87%
40 Personal financial advisors 1,250 $60,410 $33,680 - 104,890 41% 81%
41 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,240 $49,000 $29,050 - 76,220 5% 58%
42 Training and development specialists 1,230 $52,300 $31,150 - 77,910 18% 56%
43 Engineering managers 1,190 $105,170 $72,780 - 142,760 7% 84%
44 Occupational therapists 1,050 $59,400 $43,980 - 78,060 23% 90%
45 Electronics engineers, except computer 1,030 $77,820 $53,750 - 106,590 4% 81%
46 Sales and related workers, all other 1,030 $34,510 $15,000 - 67,310 14% 62%
47 Sales engineers 1,020 $83,550 $46,130 - 127,300 9% 79%
48 Advertising sales agents 1,010 $49,530 $21,040 - 87,820 20% 56%
49 Self-enrichment education teachers 1,010 $36,480 $15,820 - 61,140 23% 54%
50 Marketing managers 980 $113,720 $53,570 - 14% 69%
51 Insurance underwriters 960 $55,370 $35,010 - 83,570 6% 53%
52 Medical and public health social workers 900 $46,100 $34,410 - 62,070 24% 77%
53 Librarians 890 $56,390 $36,240 - 81,210 4% 85%
54 Financial specialists, all other 870 $59,500 $35,140 - 102,220 12% 50%
55 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 860 $50,650 $34,470 - 73,990 18% 56%
56 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 820 $89,130 $63,760 - 114,160 8% 78%
57 Detectives and criminal investigators 800 $67,060 $55,780 - 83,440 17% 54%
58 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 800 $47,830 $28,830 - 78,150 13% 73%
59 Speech-language pathologists 770 $61,950 $45,170 - 81,150 11% 98%
60 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 720 $56,260 $34,150 - 81,020 20% 87%
61 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 720 $37,820 $26,430 - 51,360 15% 51%
62 Education administrators, postsecondary 710 $89,200 $44,810 - 14% 78%
63 Database administrators 680 $68,970 $41,100 - 101,760 29% 72%
64 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 680 $42,460 $31,740 - 57,430 30% 77%
65 Architects, except landscape and naval 660 $70,560 $41,940 - 102,940 18% 88%
66 Purchasing managers 620 $92,170 $57,330 - 135,690 3% 57%
67 Surveyors 620 $61,520 $36,390 - 99,520 24% 82%
68 Mental health counselors 610 $37,830 $22,270 - 57,570 30% 73%
69 Chemists 590 $64,660 $36,020 - 108,410 9% 93%
70 Editors 580 $56,630 $34,580 - 77,870 2% 81%
71 Dentists, general 570 $142,440 $75,970 - 9% 100%
72 Physician assistants 570 $79,340 $58,760 - 103,470 27% 67%
73 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 540 $34,860 $25,010 - 46,260 15% 72%
74 Human resources managers, all other 520 $102,050 $56,140 - 162,600 11% 58%
75 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 520 $45,170 $35,770 - 55,320 11% 58%
76 Writers and authors 500 $44,910 $26,160 - 66,390 13% 84%
77 Rehabilitation counselors 500 $37,520 $22,410 - 57,890 23% 73%
78 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 490 $58,310 $31,550 - 83,600 16% 99%
79 Floral designers 490 $23,570 $17,220 - 33,370 -9% 55%
80 Computer hardware engineers 480 $93,160 $54,860 - 135,640 5% 70%
81 Producers and directors 480 $57,310 $32,630 - 82,920 11% 75%
82 Social and community service managers 470 $59,800 $37,550 - 94,630 25% 72%
83 Environmental engineers 450 $73,530 $48,150 - 100,540 25% 86%
84 Legislators 450 $23,710 $14,140 - 54,480 1% 65%
85 Foresters 440 $52,880 $43,740 - 67,630 5% 86%
86 Computer specialists, all other 410 $64,620 $31,500 - 99,760 15% 68%
87 Community and social service specialists, all other 410 $37,270 $23,030 - 52,860 25% 58%
88 Instructional coordinators 400 $63,210 $34,160 - 102,690 23% 79%
89 Commercial and industrial designers 380 $56,590 $35,600 - 84,090 7% 55%
90 Actuaries 360 $102,570 $48,110 - 24% 99%
91 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 360 $94,010 $41,690 - 25% 93%
92 Special education teachers, secondary school 360 $60,680 $40,300 - 81,620 9% 87%
93 Credit analysts 360 $51,140 $33,890 - 74,330 2% 60%
94 Actors 360 $0 $ - 12% 62%
95 Public relations managers 350 $95,800 $39,680 - 17% 75%
96 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 340 $44,230 $29,510 - 72,800 34% 73%
97 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 330 $57,450 $26,520 - 118,530 24% 78%
98 Special education teachers, middle school 330 $51,720 $35,090 - 73,510 16% 87%
99 Compensation and benefits managers 320 $83,080 $54,470 - 124,990 12% 58%
100 Veterinarians 320 $79,740 $58,730 - 104,720 35% 100%

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 25,560 $24,330 $15,500 - 37,280 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,570 $17,790 $14,450 - 23,020 18% 5%
3 Cashiers 18,020 $18,190 $14,470 - 23,920 -3% 10%
4 Office clerks, general 16,220 $27,840 $17,100 - 39,300 13% 19%
5 Customer service representatives 15,860 $35,370 $22,310 - 54,680 25% 22%
6 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 15,480 $26,520 $17,150 - 38,980 2% 5%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 15,290 $23,880 $16,140 - 35,870 15% 4%
8 Waiters and waitresses 13,750 $17,770 $14,320 - 25,040 11% 14%
9 Team assemblers 11,000 $29,650 $20,000 - 42,050 0% 5%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 10,710 $33,620 $21,620 - 47,960 13% 16%
11 Stock clerks and order fillers 10,370 $22,460 $15,180 - 32,350 -8% 8%
12 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 10,110 $31,340 $21,630 - 41,210 1% 18%
13 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 9,370 $25,680 $19,830 - 33,280 18% 7%
14 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 8,890 $40,250 $28,270 - 53,520 15% 18%
15 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 8,820 $30,120 $17,650 - 47,160 -7% 14%
16 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 8,410 $40,300 $28,400 - 54,710 10% 4%
17 General and operations managers 8,390 $115,800 $50,510 - 2% 48%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 7,350 $49,770 $29,360 - 76,010 6% 29%
19 Machinists 7,070 $40,070 $25,200 - 60,130 -3% 3%
20 Receptionists and information clerks 7,000 $26,720 $18,010 - 37,080 17% 13%
21 Child care workers 6,950 $26,320 $16,960 - 38,700 18% 15%
22 Business operations specialists, all other 6,840 $63,620 $33,340 - 102,060 21% 49%
23 Maintenance and repair workers, general 6,430 $38,220 $23,190 - 53,550 10% 6%
24 Home health aides 6,280 $21,690 $17,240 - 26,440 49% 7%
25 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 6,220 $30,290 $20,220 - 42,080 4% 6%
26 Packers and packagers, hand 6,140 $22,340 $15,330 - 32,370 -12% 3%
27 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 5,970 $58,870 $36,710 - 82,940 -5% 15%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 5,660 $40,700 $22,470 - 65,170 4% 25%
29 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 5,300 $27,790 $18,010 - 39,250 18% 6%
30 Bartenders 5,200 $20,600 $15,060 - 27,540 11% 17%
31 Sales representatives, services, all other 5,160 $54,870 $25,100 - 94,320 28% 48%
32 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 5,100 $29,300 $16,660 - 49,510 8% 4%
33 Personal and home care aides 5,080 $20,490 $16,940 - 24,690 51% 10%
34 Security guards 5,010 $24,670 $17,030 - 36,310 17% 13%
35 Teacher assistants 4,690 $26,770 $16,640 - 37,860 10% 18%
36 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 4,680 $58,730 $45,610 - 69,410 11% 33%
37 Industrial truck and tractor operators 4,430 $33,450 $22,510 - 47,770 -2% 2%
38 Cooks, restaurant 4,380 $22,000 $15,200 - 29,930 12% 5%
39 Carpenters 4,340 $47,490 $31,160 - 66,820 10% 6%
40 Tellers 4,280 $23,610 $18,170 - 30,550 14% 16%
41 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 4,200 $20,540 $15,350 - 27,880 13% 5%
42 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 4,000 $32,820 $22,230 - 45,930 -15% 0%
43 Preschool teachers, except special education 3,830 $22,310 $16,770 - 31,330 26% 43%
44 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 3,690 $35,470 $26,790 - 47,040 5% 2%
45 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 3,640 $31,610 $18,700 - 44,560 11% 14%
46 Helpers--production workers 3,620 $22,470 $14,870 - 32,730 -1% 4%
47 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 3,610 $39,380 $20,660 - 59,820 14% 4%
48 Electricians 3,590 $56,670 $37,140 - 76,090 7% 7%
49 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 3,490 $27,190 $16,970 - 41,150 12% 6%
50 Food preparation workers 3,450 $19,560 $15,530 - 25,310 15% 7%
51 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 3,440 $32,720 $22,680 - 42,130 4% 15%
52 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 3,380 $45,550 $34,760 - 59,180 14% 7%
53 Construction laborers 3,380 $43,730 $27,560 - 60,080 11% 5%
54 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 3,300 $35,930 $23,920 - 49,650 -3% 6%
55 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 3,260 $30,310 $19,560 - 40,640 -27% 6%
56 Bus drivers, school 3,060 $24,480 $20,950 - 30,320 9% 4%
57 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 2,980 $20,240 $14,850 - 28,530 10% 8%
58 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 2,910 $28,250 $19,370 - 39,280 -5% 5%
59 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 2,890 $29,900 $20,740 - 41,590 -13% 0%
60 Counter and rental clerks 2,720 $24,120 $14,390 - 41,430 23% 16%
61 Recreation workers 2,700 $24,270 $16,930 - 34,170 13% 47%
62 Computer support specialists 2,680 $46,910 $30,660 - 64,800 13% 43%
63 Dishwashers 2,670 $17,500 $14,760 - 20,960 10% 3%
64 Healthcare support workers, all other 2,630 $28,400 $20,710 - 38,340 16% 10%
65 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 2,590 $43,650 $28,490 - 59,980 4% 30%
66 Printing machine operators 2,560 $36,050 $20,000 - 52,250 -6% 6%
67 Medical assistants 2,560 $29,870 $22,850 - 38,520 35% 10%
68 Fire fighters 2,490 $44,650 $19,420 - 66,430 12% 18%
69 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 2,460 $54,490 $35,220 - 81,500 0% 42%
70 Bill and account collectors 2,310 $31,410 $21,620 - 42,230 23% 13%
71 Medical secretaries 2,300 $31,510 $20,700 - 46,410 17% 18%
72 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 2,300 $17,550 $14,430 - 23,480 12% 6%
73 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,220 $62,470 $37,730 - 82,850 11% 4%
74 Data entry keyers 2,180 $25,520 $17,710 - 33,030 -5% 18%
75 Cooks, fast food 2,170 $18,070 $14,380 - 23,890 8% 5%
76 Production workers, all other 2,160 $31,210 $17,600 - 53,300 2% 5%
77 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 2,080 $62,980 $40,200 - 85,020 7% 13%
78 Driver/sales workers 2,060 $24,330 $14,860 - 38,920 -5% 4%
79 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 2,030 $55,160 $34,200 - 81,270 9% 47%
80 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 2,030 $36,840 $19,080 - 61,130 -9% 5%
81 Postal service mail carriers 2,000 $0 $ - 1% 11%
82 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 1,970 $57,150 $44,430 - 69,500 8% 3%
83 Pharmacy technicians 1,940 $29,410 $20,600 - 39,180 32% 16%
84 Insurance sales agents 1,930 $80,570 $33,860 - 13% 45%
85 Dental assistants 1,910 $32,830 $24,230 - 40,450 29% 9%
86 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 1,890 $36,220 $25,100 - 48,770 -1% 22%
87 Loan officers 1,880 $65,920 $30,400 - 105,240 12% 49%
88 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 1,840 $19,090 $15,140 - 24,010 10% 17%
89 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 1,830 $22,800 $15,660 - 35,700 27% 47%
90 Food servers, nonrestaurant 1,750 $21,470 $15,430 - 29,420 16% 9%
91 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 1,700 $25,050 $17,960 - 32,650 11% 5%
92 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 1,680 $89,360 $47,220 - 146,170 4% 38%
93 Industrial machinery mechanics 1,670 $48,400 $31,300 - 69,040 9% 5%
94 Tool and die makers 1,650 $50,270 $35,060 - 72,150 -10% 5%
95 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,650 $24,040 $15,260 - 36,120 14% 3%
96 Cost estimators 1,640 $72,960 $41,140 - 143,230 19% 32%
97 Radiologic technologists and technicians 1,640 $53,520 $40,740 - 68,630 15% 25%
98 Paralegals and legal assistants 1,610 $49,270 $31,070 - 69,300 22% 45%
99 Industrial production managers 1,600 $89,580 $55,620 - 130,360 -6% 43%
100 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,600 $77,510 $46,900 - 112,200 9% 10%
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Jobs More Common Near Milwaukee Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Foresters 52,880 440 30.2
Foundry mold and coremakers 27,350 680 17.2
Choreographers 40,990 420 11.7
Engine and other machine assemblers 35,390 930 9.3
Coil winders, tapers, and finishers 28,070 430 6.3
Etchers and engravers 27,680 160 5.5
Pourers and casters, metal 33,640 270 5.5
Food scientists and technologists 70,430 160 5.3
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 46,300 730 5.2
Heat treating equipment setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,050 500 4.8
Mechanical door repairers 45,280 170 4.5
Umpires, referees, and other sports officials 27,910 170 4.5
Bindery workers 28,600 1,550 4.4
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 35,930 3,300 4.3
Parking enforcement workers 31,480 140 4.2
Actors 0 360 4.1
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 29,900 2,890 3.9
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,690 560 3.9
Graduate teaching assistants 0 880 3.8
Lathe and turning machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,980 1,070 3.8
Medical appliance technicians 34,340 120 3.6
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 35,520 250 3.6
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,880 1,550 3.5
Actuaries 102,570 360 3.5
Anesthesiologists 184,030 420 3.5
Tool and die makers 50,270 1,650 3.5
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 72,580 270 3.4
Numerical tool and process control programmers 45,340 260 3.4
Electromechanical equipment assemblers 31,660 1,020 3.4
Carpet installers 45,030 530 3.4
Animal trainers 31,800 120 3.3
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,770 1,540 3.2
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 30,120 8,820 3.1
Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary 66,160 100 3
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,820 4,000 2.9
Motorcycle mechanics 33,710 140 2.9
Electro-mechanical technicians 46,890 240 2.9
Machinists 40,070 7,070 2.9
Metal workers and plastic workers, all other 0 470 2.8
Prepress technicians and workers 41,060 1,040 2.8
Locksmiths and safe repairers 36,250 220 2.8
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 33,310 1,450 2.7
Mechanical drafters 47,650 1,210 2.7
Photographic process workers 26,900 220 2.6
Flight attendants 0 900 2.5
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 30,080 910 2.5
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 30,310 3,260 2.5
Funeral directors 53,940 250 2.4
Fire inspectors and investigators 48,910 140 2.4
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 35,550 1,180 2.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 51,350 1.7 1,070
Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 46,480 1.57 120
Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 94,010 1.55 360
Insurance sales agents 80,570 1.43 1,930
Construction and building inspectors 69,680 1.42 330
Construction laborers 43,730 1.41 3,380
Bus drivers, transit and intercity 42,580 1.4 1,050
Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers 48,910 1.39 130
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 36,840 1.39 2,030
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 67,310 1.38 1,060
Child care workers 26,320 1.37 6,950
Drywall and ceiling tile installers 52,410 1.36 610
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 62,470 1.36 2,220
Funeral attendants 31,230 1.35 190
Brickmasons and blockmasons 61,250 1.34 630
Sheet metal workers 55,830 1.34 1,210
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 57,150 1.34 1,970
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 77,510 1.33 1,600
Roofers 46,500 1.32 830
Highway maintenance workers 45,820 1.3 760
Cost estimators 72,960 1.3 1,640
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 94,730 1.3 3,310
Tax examiners, collectors, and revenue agents 72,000 1.29 210
Property, real estate, and community association managers 69,220 1.29 470
Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 57,450 1.28 330
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 89,360 1.28 1,680
Mechanical engineering technicians 62,260 1.28 460
Cement masons and concrete finishers 47,140 1.27 1,170
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 25,130 1.27 400
Sociology teachers, postsecondary 85,350 1.27 150
Correctional officers and jailers 47,860 1.27 640
Millwrights 62,300 1.24 330
Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators 44,750 1.24 430
Court, municipal, and license clerks 41,070 1.24 480
Mechanical door repairers 45,280 1.24 170
Pest control workers 38,560 1.24 140
Child, family, and school social workers 50,180 1.24 1,320
Grinding and polishing workers, hand 34,350 1.23 400
Market research analysts 72,350 1.23 1,340
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 50,410 1.23 1,400
Family and general practitioners 202,100 1.23 1,050
Electrical and electronics repairers, powerhouse, substation, and relay 72,580 1.23 270
Separating, filtering, clarifying, precipitating, and still machine setters, operators, and tenders 46,300 1.23 730
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 55,350 1.22 260
Photographers 38,390 1.22 340
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 58,730 1.21 4,680
Carpenters 47,490 1.21 4,340
Electricians 56,670 1.21 3,590
Teacher assistants 26,770 1.2 4,690
Communications teachers, postsecondary 74,190 1.2 210

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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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