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Pocatello Employment

Employment and Industries in the Pocatello, Idaho Area

The major economic elements in Pocatello are manufacturing, transportation, mining, medical products, agriculture, processing of agricultural products, recreation, tourism, nuclear research and high-tech. In addition, Pocatello has been ranked #20 in the "Best places for business and careers" list by Forbes Magazine.

The major employers in Pocatello are:

  • Idaho State University
  • School District 25
  • Portneuf Medical Center
  • Northwest BEC Corporation
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Convergys Business Services
  • Heinz Frozen Food Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Pocatello City Government
  • Bannock County Government
  • Ballard Medical/Kimberly Clark
  • Walmart
  • J.R. Simplot Company
  • Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company of Idaho
  • Cusa CSS, LLC
  • System 1, Inc
  • Idaho Home Health and Hospice Inc
  • Mccall of the Wild Inc
  • MMJ Inc
  • Norton Associates LLC
  • Mountain West Research Center
  • Amis Holdings Inc

Some of the most popular jobs filled primarily by college graduates include registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants and auditors, financial managers, social and human service assistants, probation officers and correctional treatment specialists; and management analysts.

The major employment sectors in Pocatello are shown below:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and Food services
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Government
  • Finance and insurance

Noteworthy information about Pocatello: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 82.5 which is low when compared to the national average of 100. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $42,000. Regarding the residents over the age of 25, about 28% have a bachelor's degree or better.

Pocatello companies have access to helpful business organizations such as:

The Idaho State Journal offers current information about the business endeavors in Pocatello.

Jobs in Pocatello

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations33260$39,380$18.93100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5410$31,150$14.9814.35
3Sales and Related Occupations3430$30,160$14.59.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3260$20,920$10.068.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2160$68,770$33.065.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations1580$30,580$14.76.55
7Management Occupations1560$76,030$36.556.15
8Personal Care and Service Occupations1510$22,330$10.744.3
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1420$43,360$20.853.8
10Production Occupations1420$34,120$16.45.7
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1350$23,190$11.153.65
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations1340$57,220$27.515.25
13Retail Salespersons1320$24,570$11.812.85
14Construction and Extraction Occupations1270$37,960$18.254.45
15Healthcare Support Occupations1080$27,710$13.323
16Customer Service Representatives990$29,570$14.221.75
17Cashiers920$22,100$10.622.2
18Personal Care Aides900$19,870$9.551.5
19Community and Social Service Occupations850$40,510$19.471.65
20Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive790$26,350$12.671.5
21Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners760$22,450$10.791.55
22Registered Nurses750$61,910$29.761.95
23Waiters and Waitresses730$19,580$9.411.7
24Protective Service Occupations640$45,340$21.82.2
25Office Clerks, General580$29,350$14.111.9
26General and Operations Managers530$68,500$32.931.5
27Architecture and Engineering Occupations520$77,750$37.381.7
28Nursing Assistants510$25,450$12.241
29Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers430$36,500$17.551.2
30Cooks, Restaurant390$21,600$10.380.8
31Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations390$49,130$23.620.8
32Cooks, Fast Food380$18,390$8.840.3
33Receptionists and Information Clerks380$24,190$11.630.7
34Computer and Mathematical Occupations370$65,560$31.522.9
35Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks360$34,310$16.51.05
36Stock Clerks and Order Fillers350$26,350$12.671.3
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers320$38,430$18.481
38Loan Officers300$48,790$23.460.2
39Maintenance and Repair Workers, General300$32,980$15.860.9
40Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations280$38,620$18.571.8
41First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers280$43,800$21.060.95
42Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners280$19,000$9.130.9
43Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand250$27,760$13.351.7
44Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers240$30,040$14.440
45Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers240$41,530$19.960.3
46Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses230$43,220$20.780.5
47Dishwashers220$18,180$8.740.3
48Carpenters210$26,930$12.950.7
49Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers210$25,960$12.480.8
50Bartenders200$19,560$9.40.4
51Food Preparation Workers200$24,180$11.630.6
52Tellers200$28,900$13.890.3
53Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics190$42,180$20.280.5
54Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products190$51,120$24.580.9
55Business Operations Specialists, All Other180$44,110$21.210.7
56Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment180$22,390$10.770.2
57Construction Laborers180$28,210$13.560.8
58Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters180$45,930$22.080.3
59Social and Human Service Assistants170$31,570$15.180.25
60Accountants and Auditors160$88,170$42.390.9
61First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers160$31,490$15.140.6
62Billing and Posting Clerks150$36,780$17.680.3
63Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop150$19,570$9.410.3
64Dental Assistants140$29,480$14.170.2
65Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers140$30,250$14.550.6
66Dental Hygienists130$59,310$28.510.1
67Financial Managers130$81,150$39.010.4
68Medical Assistants130$30,960$14.880.45
69Medical and Health Services Managers130$75,420$36.260.25
70Packers and Packagers, Hand130$24,650$11.850.45
71Pharmacy Technicians130$33,520$16.120.3
72Rehabilitation Counselors130$39,560$19.020.1
73Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity120$34,290$16.490.1
74Childcare Workers120$18,020$8.660.8
75First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers120$57,730$27.760.3
76Sales Representatives, Services, All Other120$48,390$23.270.6
77Computer User Support Specialists110$50,200$24.130.4
78Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants110$42,210$20.290.35
79Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers110$43,960$21.130.2
80Industrial Machinery Mechanics110$60,320$290.2
81Recreation Workers110$24,710$11.880.25
82Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors110$50,150$24.110
83Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks100$21,150$10.170.2
84Loan Interviewers and Clerks100$34,830$16.750.15
85Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators100$42,920$20.640.2
86Pharmacists100$106,840$51.360.2
87Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers100$55,290$26.580.4
88Security Guards100$27,700$13.320.7
89Chief Executives90$91,260$43.870.2
90First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers90$28,370$13.640.2
91Insurance Sales Agents90$64,180$30.850.3
92Lawyers90$89,460$43.010.5
93Parts Salespersons90$29,150$14.020.2
94Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists90$39,890$19.180.1
95Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria80$21,550$10.360.3
96First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers80$47,390$22.780.4
97Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors80$31,420$15.110.2
98Management Analysts80$93,550$44.980.5
99Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary80$68,230$32.80.1
100Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors70$40,720$19.580.2
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Jobs More Common Near Pocatello Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,38033,260
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,1505,410
Sales and Related Occupations$30,1603,430
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,9203,260
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$68,7702,160
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,5801,580
Management Occupations$76,0301,560
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,3301,510
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,3601,420
Production Occupations$34,1201,420
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,1901,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,2201,340
Retail Salespersons$24,5701,320
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,9601,270
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,7101,080
Customer Service Representatives$29,570990
Cashiers$22,100920
Personal Care Aides$19,870900
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,510850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$26,350790
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,450760
Registered Nurses$61,910750
Waiters and Waitresses$19,580730
Protective Service Occupations$45,340640
Office Clerks, General$29,350580
General and Operations Managers$68,500530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,750520
Nursing Assistants$25,450510
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$36,500430
Cooks, Restaurant$21,600390
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$49,130390
Cooks, Fast Food$18,390380
Receptionists and Information Clerks$24,190380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,560370
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,310360
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,350350
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,430320
Loan Officers$48,790300
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$32,980300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$38,620280
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$43,800280
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,000280
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,760250
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,040240
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$41,530240
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,220230
Dishwashers$18,180220
Carpenters$26,930210
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,960210
Bartenders$19,560200

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,38033,260
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,1505,410
Sales and Related Occupations$30,1603,430
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$68,7702,160
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,5801,580
Management Occupations$76,0301,560
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,3601,420
Production Occupations$34,1201,420
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,2201,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,9601,270
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,7101,080
Customer Service Representatives$29,570990
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,510850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$26,350790
Registered Nurses$61,910750
Protective Service Occupations$45,340640
Office Clerks, General$29,350580
General and Operations Managers$68,500530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,750520
Nursing Assistants$25,450510
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$36,500430
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$49,130390
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,560370
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,310360
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,350350
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,430320
Loan Officers$48,790300
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$32,980300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$38,620280
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$43,800280
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,760250
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,040240
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$41,530240
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,220230
Carpenters$26,930210
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,960210
Tellers$28,900200
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$42,180190
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$51,120190
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$44,110180
Construction Laborers$28,210180
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$45,930180
Social and Human Service Assistants$31,570170
Accountants and Auditors$88,170160
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,490160
Billing and Posting Clerks$36,780150
Dental Assistants$29,480140
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,250140
Dental Hygienists$59,310130
Financial Managers$81,150130

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