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Idaho Falls Employment

Employment and Industries in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Area

Idaho Falls serves as the region's business center. Jobs are provided by the Idaho National Reactor Testing Station, a prominent nuclear and energy research laboratory. Employment is also provided by a regional medical center, call centers and the entertainment sector. The city is also home to several small to medium sized national corporations, including Press-A-Print International and Melaleuca Inc. In addition, the city's workforce includes numerous engineers. The workforce has one of the highest concentrations of technical professionals in the northern Rockies.

Idaho Falls was ranked #6 in a list of "Hottest small cities" by Inc. Magazine. The city was also placed #2 on MSN Real Estate's list of the top best smaller cities in the nation regarding quality of life, job prospects and cost of living.

Shown below is a list of the major employers in Idaho Falls:

  • Idaho National Laboratory - Nuclear and energy research laboratory
  • Battelle Energy Alliance - Research and management services
  • Idaho Falls School District - Education
  • Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center/Hospital - Healthcare
  • Melaleuca - Cosmetics, vitamins and soap
  • Bechtel BWXT - Energy and waste management
  • City of Idaho Falls - Government
  • Bonneville Joint School District - Education
  • Center Partners - Call Center
  • Bonneville County

Some of the jobs more common in Idaho Falls than most other cities include food preparation and services related workers, biological technicians, rehabilitation counselors, cement masons and concrete finishers, engineers, cabinetmakers and bench carpenters; community and social service specialists; and telemarketers.

The major employment sectors in Idaho Falls are shown below:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Construction
  • Government
  • Education
  • Healthcare

Noteworthy data regarding Idaho Falls: About 28% of the adult population have a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index was 83.2 which is low when compared to the nation's average of 100. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $49,000.

Idaho Falls companies have access to business organizations such as:

The Post Register offers current information about the business endeavors in Idaho Falls.

Jobs in Idaho Falls

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 62390 $44130 $21.22 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8370 $31790 $15.29 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6950 $32360 $15.56 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5150 $20480 $9.85 8.3
5 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4170 $47250 $22.72 4.4
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4000 $32680 $15.71 6.45
7 Management Occupations 3900 $94100 $45.24 6.05
8 Production Occupations 3550 $39530 $19.01 5.85
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3280 $35990 $17.3 6.15
10 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3250 $69720 $33.52 5.75
11 Retail Salespersons 2720 $26190 $12.59 3.1
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2510 $43880 $21.1 3.8
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2310 $66530 $31.98 5.05
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2030 $22180 $10.67 4.1
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 1940 $27430 $13.19 3.05
16 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1920 $95760 $46.04 1.65
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1770 $24630 $11.84 3.7
18 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1720 $68620 $32.99 0.9
19 Office Clerks, General 1600 $29550 $14.21 2
20 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1470 $36820 $17.7 1.2
21 Protective Service Occupations 1450 $47500 $22.84 2.25
22 Cashiers 1350 $19990 $9.61 2.25
23 General and Operations Managers 1240 $91130 $43.81 1.4
24 Registered Nurses 1110 $58570 $28.16 1.9
25 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1110 $76200 $36.64 2.8
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 1070 $44790 $21.53 1.65
27 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 980 $18010 $8.66 2.15
28 Personal Care Aides 940 $20500 $9.85 1.3
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $24880 $11.96 1.6
30 Waiters and Waitresses 900 $24080 $11.58 1.6
31 Construction Laborers 840 $30580 $14.7 0.8
32 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 830 $35050 $16.85 1.7
33 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 830 $20660 $9.93 0.6
34 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 800 $33210 $15.97 1.6
35 Nursing Assistants 790 $22410 $10.77 1.05
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 750 $59800 $28.75 1
37 Customer Service Representatives 720 $26970 $12.97 1.75
38 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 700 $28080 $13.5 1.6
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 690 $36100 $17.35 1.1
40 Food Preparation Workers 680 $18000 $8.66 0.6
41 Receptionists and Information Clerks 640 $25490 $12.26 0.7
42 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 610 $37800 $18.17 1
43 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 590 $23640 $11.37 1.2
44 Security Guards 570 $49580 $23.84 0.7
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 550 $47390 $22.78 1
46 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 530 $24400 $11.73 0.8
47 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 530 $42790 $20.57 0.9
48 Team Assemblers 510 $25050 $12.04 0.75
49 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 490 $17880 $8.59 0
50 Electricians 460 $53430 $25.69 0.4
51 Cooks, Restaurant 460 $22070 $10.61 0.75
52 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $26230 $12.61 0.6
53 Substitute Teachers 430 $19210 $9.24 0
54 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $69770 $33.54 0.4
55 Accountants and Auditors 400 $67580 $32.49 0.9
56 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 370 $36790 $17.69 0.5
57 Telemarketers 370 $18720 $9 0.15
58 Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 360 $86320 $41.5 0
59 Word Processors and Typists 360 $23420 $11.26 0.05
60 Firefighters 330 $44570 $21.43 0.2
61 Cooks, Fast Food 330 $17770 $8.54 0.3
62 Nuclear Technicians 330 $73500 $35.34 0
63 Carpenters 300 $47800 $22.98 0.6
64 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $45280 $21.77 0.3
65 Medical Assistants 300 $33450 $16.08 0.45
66 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 290 $46120 $22.17 0.5
67 Administrative Services Managers 280 $98380 $47.3 0.2
68 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 280 $20020 $9.63 0.25
69 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $19070 $9.17 0.3
70 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 270 $39280 $18.89 0.6
71 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 270 $30560 $14.69 0.25
72 Legal Occupations 270 $73620 $35.4 0.8
73 Computer User Support Specialists 260 $39650 $19.06 0.4
74 Dental Assistants 260 $33400 $16.06 0.2
75 Environmental Engineers 260 $95940 $46.13 0
76 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 260 $56610 $27.22 0.4
77 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $48160 $23.15 0.2
78 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $30580 $14.7 0.4
79 Social and Human Service Assistants 250 $35340 $16.99 0.3
80 Parts Salespersons 250 $33110 $15.92 0.2
81 Childcare Workers 250 $17650 $8.48 0.8
82 Architectural and Engineering Managers 250 $130120 $62.56 0.1
83 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 240 $55880 $26.87 0.6
84 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 240 $19820 $9.53 1
85 Packers and Packagers, Hand 240 $23200 $11.15 0.45
86 Home Health Aides 240 $23800 $11.44 0.7
87 Nuclear Engineers 230 $121030 $58.19 0
88 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 230 $37170 $17.87 0.3
89 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 230 $21810 $10.49 0.2
90 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 220 $21080 $10.14 0.3
91 Tellers 220 $25020 $12.03 0.3
92 Billing and Posting Clerks 220 $31100 $14.95 0.35
93 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 220 $37480 $18.02 0.3
94 Driver/Sales Workers 210 $24800 $11.92 0.3
95 Dishwashers 210 $18000 $8.66 0.3
96 Mechanical Engineers 210 $98120 $47.17 0.2
97 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 $33150 $15.94 0.35
98 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $57380 $27.59 0.3
99 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 200 $17720 $8.52 0.3
100 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 200 $61490 $29.56 0.35
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Jobs More Common Near Idaho Falls Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,130 62,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,790 8,370
Sales and Related Occupations 32,360 6,950
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,480 5,150
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,250 4,170
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,680 4,000
Management Occupations 94,100 3,900
Production Occupations 39,530 3,550
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 35,990 3,280
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,720 3,250
Retail Salespersons 26,190 2,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,880 2,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,530 2,310
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,180 2,030
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,430 1,940
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 95,760 1,920
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,630 1,770
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 68,620 1,720
Office Clerks, General 29,550 1,600
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,820 1,470
Protective Service Occupations 47,500 1,450
Cashiers 19,990 1,350
General and Operations Managers 91,130 1,240
Registered Nurses 58,570 1,110
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 76,200 1,110
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,790 1,070
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,010 980
Personal Care Aides 20,500 940
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,880 920
Waiters and Waitresses 24,080 900
Construction Laborers 30,580 840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,050 830
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 20,660 830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,210 800
Nursing Assistants 22,410 790
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 59,800 750
Customer Service Representatives 26,970 720
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,080 700
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,100 690
Food Preparation Workers 18,000 680
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,490 640
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,800 610
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,640 590
Security Guards 49,580 570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,390 550
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 24,400 530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 42,790 530
Team Assemblers 25,050 510
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 17,880 490
Electricians 53,430 460

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Idaho Falls, Idaho Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,130 62,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,790 8,370
Sales and Related Occupations 32,360 6,950
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,250 4,170
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,680 4,000
Management Occupations 94,100 3,900
Production Occupations 39,530 3,550
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 35,990 3,280
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,720 3,250
Retail Salespersons 26,190 2,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,880 2,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,530 2,310
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,430 1,940
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 95,760 1,920
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 68,620 1,720
Office Clerks, General 29,550 1,600
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,820 1,470
Protective Service Occupations 47,500 1,450
General and Operations Managers 91,130 1,240
Registered Nurses 58,570 1,110
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 76,200 1,110
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,790 1,070
Construction Laborers 30,580 840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,050 830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,210 800
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 59,800 750
Customer Service Representatives 26,970 720
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,080 700
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,100 690
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,490 640
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,800 610
Security Guards 49,580 570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,390 550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 42,790 530
Team Assemblers 25,050 510
Electricians 53,430 460
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,230 430
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 69,770 420
Accountants and Auditors 67,580 400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 36,790 370
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators 86,320 360
Firefighters 44,570 330
Nuclear Technicians 73,500 330
Carpenters 47,800 300
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 45,280 300
Medical Assistants 33,450 300
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 46,120 290
Administrative Services Managers 98,380 280
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 39,280 270
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 30,560 270

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