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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 32700 $42280 $20.33 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5710 $32160 $15.46 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 3410 $30680 $14.75 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3130 $19810 $9.52 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3040 $47390 $22.78 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2050 $69490 $33.41 5.75
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1490 $62730 $30.16 5.05
8 Customer Service Representatives 1440 $30180 $14.51 1.75
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1390 $29980 $14.42 6.45
10 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1310 $21090 $10.14 4.1
11 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1300 $21780 $10.47 3.7
12 Retail Salespersons 1300 $23940 $11.51 3.1
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1250 $41470 $19.94 3.8
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1230 $37120 $17.85 4.4
15 Production Occupations 1220 $37370 $17.96 5.85
16 Cashiers 1000 $20950 $10.07 2.25
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 940 $28080 $13.5 3.05
18 Community and Social Service Occupations 890 $40880 $19.66 1.65
19 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 840 $21180 $10.18 1.6
20 Registered Nurses 730 $60410 $29.04 1.9
21 Office Clerks, General 680 $29200 $14.04 2
22 Personal Care Aides 670 $19290 $9.28 1.3
23 Protective Service Occupations 590 $46240 $22.23 2.25
24 Waiters and Waitresses 580 $17820 $8.57 1.6
25 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 550 $18740 $9.01 2.15
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 550 $31250 $15.02 1.6
27 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 520 $75030 $36.07 1.65
28 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 440 $34880 $16.77 1.2
29 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 410 $60370 $29.03 2.8
30 Nursing Assistants 380 $25190 $12.11 1.05
31 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 370 $35420 $17.03 1.7
32 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 360 $43540 $20.93 1
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 360 $31720 $15.25 1.1
34 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 340 $31960 $15.37 0.9
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 330 $37340 $17.95 1
36 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 330 $52670 $25.32 0.9
37 Cooks, Restaurant 330 $20700 $9.95 0.75
38 Loan Officers 310 $47500 $22.84 0.2
39 Receptionists and Information Clerks 300 $25240 $12.14 0.7
40 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 260 $27040 $13 1.6
41 Cooks, Fast Food 260 $17700 $8.51 0.3
42 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 250 $24670 $11.86 1.2
43 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 240 $57850 $27.81 1
44 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 230 $18110 $8.71 1
45 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 220 $34670 $16.67 0.5
46 Rehabilitation Counselors 220 $43430 $20.88 0.1
47 Dishwashers 220 $18660 $8.97 0.3
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 220 $27570 $13.25 0.6
49 Construction Laborers 210 $27680 $13.31 0.8
50 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 200 $50570 $24.31 0.7
51 Legal Occupations 200 $68310 $32.84 0.8
52 Childcare Workers 200 $17470 $8.4 0.8
53 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 $41750 $20.07 0.3
54 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 180 $41430 $19.92 0.5
55 Bartenders 180 $17320 $8.33 0.4
56 Tellers 180 $28390 $13.65 0.3
57 Carpenters 170 $31920 $15.35 0.6
58 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $33370 $16.04 0.3
59 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 160 $52230 $25.11 0.1
60 Food Preparation Workers 160 $23090 $11.1 0.6
61 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 150 $23970 $11.52 0.6
62 Dental Assistants 140 $30880 $14.84 0.2
63 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $21210 $10.2 0.2
64 Billing and Posting Clerks 140 $34710 $16.69 0.35
65 Financial Managers 140 $71210 $34.24 0.4
66 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 130 $53080 $25.52 0.2
67 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $25300 $12.17 0.8
68 Lawyers 120 $88130 $42.37 0.5
69 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $78400 $37.69 0.2
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 120 $61370 $29.51 0.3
71 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 120 $19270 $9.26 0.25
72 Management Analysts 120 $73960 $35.56 0.5
73 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 120 $67600 $32.5 0.2
74 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 110 $32250 $15.5 0.1
75 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 110 $34230 $16.46 0.1
76 Dental Hygienists 110 $67290 $32.35 0.1
77 Computer User Support Specialists 110 $45400 $21.83 0.4
78 Mental Health Counselors 110 $47800 $22.98 0.1
79 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $31400 $15.1 0.25
80 Graphic Designers 100 $31500 $15.14 0.2
81 Medical Assistants 100 $30910 $14.86 0.45
82 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 100 $41060 $19.74 0.2
83 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 100 $54260 $26.09 0.45
84 Pharmacists 100 $102260 $49.16 0.2
85 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 90 $35740 $17.18 0.2
86 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 90 $44750 $21.51 0.4
87 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $64780 $31.15 0.3
88 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 90 $35840 $17.23 0.1
89 Security Guards 90 $27510 $13.23 0.7
90 Information Security Analysts 80 $54010 $25.97 0.1
91 Cooks, Short Order 80 $18410 $8.85 0.1
92 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 80 $37830 $18.19 0.1
93 Parts Salespersons 80 $27520 $13.23 0.2
94 Civil Engineers 80 $57440 $27.62 0.2
95 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 80 $49360 $23.73 0.5
96 Recreation Workers 80 $23210 $11.16 0.3
97 Human Resources Specialists 70 $52670 $25.32 0.3
98 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 70 $26510 $12.74 0.2
99 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 70 $40530 $19.49 0.2
100 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 70 $43430 $20.88 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Pocatello Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,280 32,700
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,160 5,710
Sales and Related Occupations 30,680 3,410
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,810 3,130
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,390 3,040
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,490 2,050
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,730 1,490
Customer Service Representatives 30,180 1,440
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,980 1,390
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,090 1,310
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,780 1,300
Retail Salespersons 23,940 1,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,470 1,250
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,120 1,230
Production Occupations 37,370 1,220
Cashiers 20,950 1,000
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,080 940
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,880 890
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,180 840
Registered Nurses 60,410 730
Office Clerks, General 29,200 680
Personal Care Aides 19,290 670
Protective Service Occupations 46,240 590
Waiters and Waitresses 17,820 580
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,740 550
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,250 550
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,030 520
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,880 440
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 60,370 410
Nursing Assistants 25,190 380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,420 370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43,540 360
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,720 360
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,960 340
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,340 330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 52,670 330
Cooks, Restaurant 20,700 330
Loan Officers 47,500 310
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,240 300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,040 260
Cooks, Fast Food 17,700 260
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,670 250
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 57,850 240
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,110 230
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,670 220
Rehabilitation Counselors 43,430 220
Dishwashers 18,660 220
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,570 220
Construction Laborers 27,680 210
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 50,570 200

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,280 32,700
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,160 5,710
Sales and Related Occupations 30,680 3,410
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,390 3,040
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,490 2,050
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,730 1,490
Customer Service Representatives 30,180 1,440
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,980 1,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,470 1,250
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,120 1,230
Production Occupations 37,370 1,220
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,080 940
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,880 890
Registered Nurses 60,410 730
Office Clerks, General 29,200 680
Protective Service Occupations 46,240 590
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,250 550
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,030 520
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,880 440
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 60,370 410
Nursing Assistants 25,190 380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,420 370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 43,540 360
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,720 360
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,960 340
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,340 330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 52,670 330
Loan Officers 47,500 310
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,240 300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,040 260
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 57,850 240
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,670 220
Rehabilitation Counselors 43,430 220
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,570 220
Construction Laborers 27,680 210
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 50,570 200
Legal Occupations 68,310 200
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 41,750 200
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,430 180
Tellers 28,390 180
Carpenters 31,920 170
Social and Human Service Assistants 33,370 160
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 52,230 160
Dental Assistants 30,880 140
Billing and Posting Clerks 34,710 140
Financial Managers 71,210 140
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 53,080 130
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,300 130
Lawyers 88,130 120
Medical and Health Services Managers 78,400 120

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