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Sheboygan Employment

Employment and Industries in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Area

The manufacturing sector is a primary force in Sheboygan's economy. Some of the significant manufacturing industries are plastics, automotive parts, furniture, paper products, household equipment, metal products, wood products and air compressors. The Sheboygan area's economy also benefits from a notable tourist industry. Sheboygan is also known for bratwurst and cheese.

In Sheboygan, Wisconsin the top job providing sectors are metal and metal products, healthcare, educational services, plastics and rubber products, and finance and insurance.

About 33% of the workers are employed in production, transportation and material moving occupations. Approximately 22% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations. About 21% of the labor force is employed in sales and office jobs.

Noteworthy details about Sheboygan, Wisconsin: Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 16%. Average earnings in 2009: $30,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 78.4 (U.S. average: 100).

The leading employment providers in the Sheboygan area:

  • Kohler Co
  • Sheboygan Area School District
  • Bemis Mfg, Co
  • County of Sheboygan
  • J.L. French Automotive Castings
  • Sargento Foods Inc
  • Acuity
  • Johnsonville Sausage
  • Rockline Industries Inc
  • Fresh Brands Distributing Inc
  • Walmart
  • St. Nicholas Hospital
  • Locate Staffing Inc
  • City of Sheboygan
  • Dairy Farmers of America Inc
  • The Vollrath Co
  • Times Printing Co., Inc
  • Richardson Industries Inc
  • Nemschoff Chairs Inc
  • Pentair Water
  • Lear Operations Corp
  • Lakeland College

In Sheboygan, Wisconsin there are numerous jobs mostly filled by college graduates including registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, computer systems analysts, mechanical engineers, financial managers, sales managers and, human resources, training and labor relations specialists.

Organizations offering assistance to local companies include:

Information regarding the business endeavors in Sheboygan is provided by sheboyganpress.com.

Most Popular Jobs in Sheboygan, 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 830 $58,200 $45,240 - 72,940 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 590 $64,940 $29,150 - 107,360 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 470 $46,620 $27,120 - 66,170 14% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 460 $48,470 $27,850 - 68,940 6% 96%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 360 $44,710 $24,300 - 65,400 11% 95%
6 Accountants and auditors 320 $60,360 $37,520 - 90,750 18% 79%
7 Computer systems analysts 220 $64,040 $37,370 - 84,680 29% 68%
8 Mechanical engineers 190 $66,870 $46,360 - 93,540 4% 78%
9 Financial managers 160 $104,670 $50,080 - 13% 60%
10 Sales managers 160 $104,200 $46,910 - 10% 69%
11 Legislators 160 $15,840 $14,000 - 16,500 1% 65%
12 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 150 $29,540 $14,740 - 50,720 17% 56%
13 Network and computer systems administrators 140 $65,450 $45,580 - 96,920 27% 50%
14 Chief executives 120 $152,270 $84,990 - 2% 65%
15 Engineering managers 120 $110,520 $78,650 - 147,540 7% 84%
16 Management analysts 110 $59,920 $33,050 - 88,400 22% 78%
17 Pharmacists 100 $114,740 $103,110 - 132,050 22% 97%
18 Managers, all other 100 $57,300 $14,550 - 98,690 7% 55%
19 Network systems and data communications analysts 100 $50,720 $42,420 - 69,620 53% 57%
20 Medical and health services managers 90 $79,970 $54,700 - 111,630 16% 57%
21 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 90 $54,690 $28,900 - 99,910 25% 67%
22 Special education teachers, secondary school 90 $50,400 $33,270 - 71,050 9% 87%
23 Public relations specialists 90 $46,100 $25,900 - 64,580 18% 81%
24 Self-enrichment education teachers 90 $25,540 $17,970 - 33,240 23% 54%
25 Child, family, and school social workers 90 $0 $ - 19% 77%
26 Electrical engineers 80 $69,830 $52,050 - 93,830 6% 81%
27 Physical therapists 80 $68,210 $41,520 - 87,300 27% 89%
28 Computer software engineers, applications 80 $66,860 $44,530 - 83,640 45% 85%
29 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 80 $55,310 $33,240 - 77,670 13% 73%
30 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 80 $49,000 $34,150 - 64,240 20% 87%
31 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 70 $67,810 $38,720 - 89,300 16% 99%
32 Special education teachers, middle school 70 $44,280 $23,760 - 66,360 16% 87%
33 Graphic designers 70 $43,910 $30,250 - 51,810 10% 55%
34 Dentists, general 60 $162,620 $107,280 - 9% 100%
35 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 60 $77,020 $58,300 - 98,860 8% 78%
36 Occupational therapists 60 $64,760 $45,120 - 96,400 23% 90%
37 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 60 $51,940 $31,870 - 81,020 18% 56%
38 Coaches and scouts 60 $23,180 $14,350 - 44,790 15% 60%
39 Lawyers 50 $77,480 $40,910 - 128,580 11% 99%
40 Speech-language pathologists 50 $64,370 $44,930 - 87,430 11% 98%
41 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 50 $50,420 $33,190 - 66,160 -5% 96%
42 Librarians 50 $48,100 $19,550 - 71,160 4% 85%
43 Market research analysts 40 $65,350 $38,770 - 98,880 20% 82%
44 Advertising sales agents 40 $54,660 $23,270 - 87,440 20% 56%
45 Social and human service assistants 40 $39,700 $27,770 - 50,580 34% 58%
46 Marketing managers 30 $109,560 $58,240 - 14% 69%
47 Human resources managers, all other 30 $85,240 $57,740 - 120,750 11% 58%
48 Medical and public health social workers 30 $48,740 $40,160 - 60,420 24% 77%
49 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $34,310 $26,700 - 51,480 25% 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 Cashiers 1,570 $18,470 $14,600 - 24,150 -3% 10%
2 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,430 $27,790 $15,690 - 41,870 2% 5%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,360 $17,190 $14,440 - 22,190 18% 5%
4 Retail salespersons 1,350 $23,570 $15,030 - 35,970 12% 25%
5 Helpers--production workers 1,260 $28,270 $19,160 - 39,240 -1% 4%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,190 $22,530 $16,370 - 33,880 15% 4%
7 Office clerks, general 1,080 $26,180 $18,870 - 34,450 13% 19%
8 Team assemblers 1,040 $27,010 $17,480 - 39,360 0% 5%
9 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 960 $39,950 $27,280 - 56,660 10% 4%
10 Waiters and waitresses 940 $18,410 $14,520 - 25,400 11% 14%
11 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 900 $35,500 $26,070 - 41,270 0% 3%
12 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 760 $53,610 $39,040 - 72,090 -5% 15%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 760 $21,160 $14,920 - 30,840 -8% 8%
14 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 720 $27,870 $20,770 - 38,340 -13% 0%
15 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 700 $26,470 $21,030 - 32,070 18% 7%
16 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 650 $30,480 $20,220 - 42,320 13% 16%
17 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 620 $29,560 $20,900 - 43,160 -7% 14%
18 Industrial truck and tractor operators 610 $30,210 $23,870 - 37,970 -2% 2%
19 Industrial machinery mechanics 590 $44,160 $34,170 - 53,080 9% 5%
20 General and operations managers 550 $101,350 $45,350 - 2% 48%
21 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 550 $32,280 $22,070 - 46,220 15% 18%
22 Bartenders 530 $18,570 $15,600 - 21,730 11% 17%
23 Customer service representatives 520 $31,080 $21,300 - 42,680 25% 22%
24 Teacher assistants 510 $25,290 $17,830 - 31,900 10% 18%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 500 $43,980 $22,790 - 67,680 6% 29%
26 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 500 $30,280 $21,700 - 39,940 1% 18%
27 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 500 $24,880 $14,990 - 40,380 8% 4%
28 Packers and packagers, hand 470 $24,150 $14,780 - 36,620 -12% 3%
29 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 460 $32,280 $22,820 - 41,490 -15% 0%
30 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 450 $28,170 $18,700 - 39,370 18% 6%
31 Maintenance and repair workers, general 440 $37,580 $25,170 - 51,040 10% 6%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 440 $34,070 $22,080 - 49,420 4% 25%
33 Home health aides 440 $19,910 $16,480 - 26,230 49% 7%
34 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 440 $19,210 $15,330 - 24,130 13% 5%
35 Carpenters 410 $41,470 $26,310 - 59,290 10% 6%
36 Machinists 390 $38,600 $31,540 - 48,450 -3% 3%
37 Tellers 380 $23,410 $19,160 - 28,750 14% 16%
38 Electricians 360 $49,200 $35,020 - 65,130 7% 7%
39 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 360 $27,680 $16,940 - 46,430 12% 6%
40 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 310 $31,140 $20,270 - 40,090 4% 6%
41 Receptionists and information clerks 310 $24,830 $15,940 - 34,140 17% 13%
42 Food batchmakers 290 $39,290 $20,790 - 52,860 11% 5%
43 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 280 $32,350 $22,450 - 41,610 -3% 6%
44 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 280 $29,170 $15,870 - 39,410 14% 3%
45 Personal and home care aides 280 $18,750 $16,230 - 23,170 51% 10%
46 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 270 $29,470 $16,190 - 39,960 -5% 5%
47 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 250 $31,160 $21,730 - 41,370 -9% 5%
48 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 240 $31,650 $17,760 - 48,930 14% 4%
49 Machine feeders and offbearers 240 $23,200 $17,170 - 31,990 -15% 0%
50 Cooks, restaurant 240 $21,590 $15,490 - 29,440 12% 5%
51 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 230 $39,400 $26,270 - 54,820 4% 30%
52 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 230 $36,960 $28,800 - 45,920 14% 7%
53 Dishwashers 230 $17,170 $14,280 - 21,720 10% 3%
54 Medical assistants 220 $30,630 $25,140 - 37,560 35% 10%
55 Tool and die makers 210 $45,070 $32,540 - 58,470 -10% 5%
56 Construction laborers 210 $38,990 $28,140 - 51,240 11% 5%
57 Business operations specialists, all other 200 $54,520 $15,600 - 84,600 21% 49%
58 Food preparation workers 200 $17,540 $14,340 - 22,330 15% 7%
59 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 190 $36,260 $22,200 - 59,320 11% 14%
60 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 180 $54,270 $40,540 - 67,460 7% 13%
61 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 180 $43,960 $32,240 - 62,240 9% 3%
62 Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 180 $32,360 $18,980 - 49,190 -16% 0%
63 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 180 $30,110 $24,960 - 38,010 4% 15%
64 Driver/sales workers 180 $29,010 $20,550 - 48,760 -5% 4%
65 Child care workers 180 $20,530 $16,520 - 25,640 18% 15%
66 Cost estimators 170 $53,360 $34,410 - 80,170 19% 32%
67 Printing machine operators 170 $36,250 $19,750 - 52,210 -6% 6%
68 Counter and rental clerks 170 $19,510 $14,270 - 30,920 23% 16%
69 Industrial production managers 160 $90,400 $55,010 - 142,880 -6% 43%
70 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 160 $24,830 $17,350 - 34,490 11% 5%
71 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 150 $55,630 $26,770 - 81,280 11% 4%
72 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 150 $34,130 $22,860 - 49,680 5% 2%
73 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 140 $61,400 $45,980 - 81,080 9% 10%
74 Sales representatives, services, all other 140 $48,750 $22,370 - 82,200 28% 48%
75 Dental assistants 140 $31,530 $23,510 - 40,330 29% 9%
76 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 140 $30,190 $19,760 - 38,820 -1% 22%
77 Medical secretaries 140 $27,860 $21,760 - 33,330 17% 18%
78 Preschool teachers, except special education 140 $26,740 $16,990 - 49,910 26% 43%
79 Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 140 $19,210 $16,720 - 21,590 19% 31%
80 Postal service mail carriers 140 $0 $ - 1% 11%
81 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 130 $50,720 $33,260 - 65,600 8% 3%
82 Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 130 $35,210 $28,780 - 40,630 -9% 3%
83 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 130 $30,770 $24,190 - 38,840 -7% 0%
84 Cooks, fast food 130 $20,060 $17,160 - 24,950 8% 5%
85 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 130 $18,080 $14,660 - 23,060 17% 14%
86 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 120 $51,470 $36,650 - 69,980 9% 47%
87 Chemical equipment operators and tenders 120 $49,630 $30,900 - 64,360 -4% 14%
88 Mechanical drafters 120 $43,130 $25,100 - 60,680 5% 25%
89 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 120 $32,880 $20,440 - 41,920 -5% 4%
90 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 120 $31,980 $23,060 - 41,530 3% 18%
91 Pharmacy technicians 120 $26,380 $20,990 - 33,550 32% 16%
92 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 120 $23,010 $17,950 - 26,330 6% 0%
93 Recreation workers 120 $21,390 $17,060 - 34,880 13% 47%
94 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 120 $16,600 $14,530 - 19,740 12% 6%
95 Food servers, nonrestaurant 120 $0 $ - 16% 9%
96 Loan officers 110 $61,060 $38,500 - 112,340 12% 49%
97 Food service managers 110 $37,260 $26,850 - 54,860 5% 24%
98 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 110 $35,380 $21,250 - 49,560 12% 3%
99 Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 110 $21,220 $15,470 - 27,570 -12% 9%
100 Computer support specialists 100 $34,740 $21,220 - 45,910 13% 43%
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Jobs More Common Near Sheboygan Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,500 900 34.8
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 27,870 720 16.6
Food batchmakers 39,290 290 9.9
Legislators 15,840 160 9.7
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 49,630 120 8.9
Helpers--production workers 28,270 1,260 7.7
Tool and die makers 45,070 210 7.5
Machine feeders and offbearers 23,200 240 6.5
Photographic processing machine operators 19,700 100 6.4
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,360 180 6.3
Industrial machinery mechanics 44,160 590 6.2
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 32,350 280 6.2
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 35,210 130 6.2
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 23,010 120 6
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,280 460 5.7
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,770 130 4.9
Mechanical drafters 43,130 120 4.6
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 29,560 620 3.7
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 19,210 140 3.7
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 53,610 760 3.3
Industrial production managers 90,400 160 2.9
Bartenders 18,570 530 2.8
Team assemblers 27,010 1,040 2.8
Industrial truck and tractor operators 30,210 610 2.7
Machinists 38,600 390 2.7
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 31,160 250 2.7
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,880 120 2.6
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 27,680 360 2.6
Printing machine operators 36,250 170 2.4
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 29,170 280 2.3
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 29,470 270 2.2
Mechanical engineers 66,870 190 2.2
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 39,400 230 2.2
Mail clerks and mail machine operators, except postal service 21,220 110 2.1
Cost estimators 53,360 170 1.9
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 43,960 180 1.8
Tellers 23,410 380 1.8
Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 29,540 150 1.8
Food servers, nonrestaurant 0 120 1.7
Engineering managers 110,520 120 1.7
Packers and packagers, hand 24,150 470 1.7
Personal and home care aides 18,750 280 1.6
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 27,790 1,430 1.6
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 18,080 130 1.6
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 39,950 960 1.6
Payroll and timekeeping clerks 31,980 120 1.6
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 44,710 360 1.6
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 30,190 140 1.6
Electricians 49,200 360 1.5
Food service managers 37,260 110 1.5

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Food batchmakers 39,290 1.53 290
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 29,170 1.39 280
Construction laborers 38,990 1.25 210
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 55,630 1.21 150
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 36,260 1.2 190
Helpers--production workers 28,270 1.2 1,260
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 50,720 1.19 130
Packers and packagers, hand 24,150 1.18 470
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 31,160 1.18 250
Chemical equipment operators and tenders 49,630 1.17 120
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 35,210 1.16 130
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 28,170 1.16 450
Cooks, fast food 20,060 1.15 130
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 27,790 1.15 1,430
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 64,940 1.15 590
Teacher assistants 25,290 1.14 510
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 29,470 1.13 270
Financial managers 104,670 1.13 160
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 35,500 1.12 900
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,280 1.11 460
Driver/sales workers 29,010 1.11 180
Printing machine operators 36,250 1.11 170
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 26,470 1.1 700
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 27,680 1.1 360
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,580 1.09 440
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 31,140 1.09 310
Medical assistants 30,630 1.09 220
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 43,960 1.07 180
Network and computer systems administrators 65,450 1.07 140
Child care workers 20,530 1.06 180
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 39,950 1.06 960
Grinding, lapping, polishing, and buffing machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,360 1.06 180
Sales managers 104,200 1.06 160
Carpenters 41,470 1.06 410
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 61,400 1.06 140
General and operations managers 101,350 1.05 550
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,830 1.05 160
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,740 1.05 140
Electricians 49,200 1.05 360
Customer service representatives 31,080 1.05 520
Machinists 38,600 1.05 390
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 30,280 1.04 500
Receptionists and information clerks 24,830 1.04 310
Loan officers 61,060 1.03 110
Office clerks, general 26,180 1.03 1,080
Industrial production managers 90,400 1.02 160
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,880 1.02 120
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 53,610 1.01 760
Chief executives 152,270 1.01 120
Accountants and auditors 60,360 1.01 320

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