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Bloomington Employment

Employment and Industries in the Bloomington, Illinois Area

The economy is primarily based on insurance, agriculture, livestock and the production of farm seeds. The production of candy and vacuum cleaners are also important factors for the economy. The major sectors for employment in Bloomington are finance and insurance, education, healthcare, accommodation and food services; manufacturing and construction. Computer specialists and business operations specialists are a significant part of the workforce. About 37% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations. In addition, State Farm Insurance is the city's largest employer.

The largest employers in Bloomington are shown below:

  • State Farm Insurance Company
  • Illinois State University
  • Country Insurance & Financial Services
  • BroMenn Healthcare
  • Electrolux North America
  • Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing
  • Unit 5 Schools
  • OSF St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Afini
  • County of McLean
  • City of Bloomington
  • Walmart Inc
  • Verizon Communications
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Nestle USA
  • Heritage Enterprises
  • Meijer
  • Heartland Community College
  • Wildwood Industries/Studley Products Inc
  • Growmark Inc
  • Bridgestone/Firestone Off-Road Tire Co
  • Stark Excavating & Materials
  • Chestnut Health Systems
  • U.S. Cellular Coliseum
  • Beer Nuts

Some of the most popular occupations where the majority of the workers are college graduates are managers, computer system analysts, teachers, registered nurses, management analysts, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, financial analysts, financial managers and lawyers.

Notable information about Bloomington: The city was ranked #50 in Forbes.com's "Best small places for business" list. Regarding the residents over the age of 25, about 40% hold a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index in Bloomington was 78.3 which is low when compared to the national average of 100. In 2009 the average salary in Bloomington was $41,000.

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Jobs in Bloomington

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations89000$53,140$25.55100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations14350$37,060$17.8214.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations9700$22,920$11.028.55
4Business and Financial Operations Occupations8910$71,730$34.495.25
5Sales and Related Occupations7410$35,710$17.179.9
6Management Occupations7140$106,830$51.366.15
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations6090$54,990$26.446.05
8Computer and Mathematical Occupations4710$85,250$40.982.9
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4450$89,060$42.825.8
10Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4450$38,170$18.356.55
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3110$30,270$14.563.65
12Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2940$46,610$22.413.8
13Production Occupations2910$38,750$18.635.7
14Retail Salespersons2430$25,710$12.362.85
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2370$20,670$9.942.3
16Construction and Extraction Occupations2260$59,390$28.564.45
17Cashiers2220$21,470$10.322.2
18Waiters and Waitresses2150$21,960$10.561.7
19Personal Care and Service Occupations2080$28,330$13.624.3
20General and Operations Managers1970$103,970$49.991.5
21Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1860$30,400$14.621.55
22Healthcare Support Occupations1820$31,080$14.943
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1810$35,700$17.161.5
24Protective Service Occupations1750$44,490$21.392.2
25Office Clerks, General1710$35,230$16.941.9
26Customer Service Representatives1390$30,130$14.481.75
27Registered Nurses1360$64,670$31.091.95
28Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1320$53,040$25.51.2
29Financial Managers1310$124,540$59.880.4
30Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1300$51,390$24.711.8
31Legal Occupations1270$100,650$48.390.8
32Cooks, Restaurant1210$24,090$11.580.8
33Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators1200$65,580$31.530.2
34Community and Social Service Occupations1100$49,270$23.691.65
35Computer Systems Analysts1050$88,600$42.60.4
36Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1040$25,000$12.021.3
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1010$39,610$19.041.05
38First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers900$58,010$27.890.95
39Insurance Underwriters900$70,110$33.710.1
40Operations Research Analysts900$90,990$43.750.1
41Nursing Assistants870$25,510$12.261
42Maintenance and Repair Workers, General840$41,150$19.780.9
43Lawyers820$124,750$59.980.5
44Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants790$52,010$25.010.35
45Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand720$28,880$13.891.7
46Financial Analysts710$70,540$33.910.2
47Architecture and Engineering Occupations620$81,600$39.231.7
48First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers610$42,740$20.551
49Childcare Workers600$20,740$9.970.8
50Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers600$31,450$15.120.8
51Computer User Support Specialists590$55,940$26.90.4
52Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers580$31,200$150.6
53Security Guards580$26,930$12.950.7
54First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers570$34,080$16.390.6
55Receptionists and Information Clerks570$26,510$12.750.7
56Food Preparation Workers540$21,410$10.290.6
57Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics510$40,760$19.590.5
58Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists510$57,370$27.580.4
59Accountants and Auditors500$73,700$35.430.9
60Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations480$70,290$33.790.8
61Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners460$23,610$11.350.9
62Sales Representatives, Services, All Other460$52,710$25.340.6
63Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products460$62,930$30.260.9
64Business Operations Specialists, All Other440$59,790$28.740.7
65Construction Laborers430$55,300$26.590.8
66Managers, All Other430$71,210$34.240.6
67Bartenders410$22,300$10.720.4
68Bill and Account Collectors410$30,350$14.590.2
69Human Resources Specialists410$63,640$30.60.35
70Dishwashers390$20,130$9.680.3
71Electricians370$70,410$33.850.4
72Substitute Teachers370$25,910$12.460
73Food Service Managers350$52,430$25.210.2
74Compliance Officers340$63,490$30.520.2
75Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria340$30,630$14.720.3
76Administrative Services Managers330$86,290$41.490.2
77Insurance Sales Agents330$74,960$36.040.3
78Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers330$70,570$33.930.4
79Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment320$25,240$12.140.2
80Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop320$22,660$10.890.3
81Paralegals and Legal Assistants320$52,060$25.030.2
82Firefighters300$43,760$21.040.2
83Public Relations Specialists300$66,630$32.030.2
84Cooks, Fast Food290$19,590$9.420.3
85Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education290$27,680$13.310.3
86First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers270$75,470$36.290.3
87Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors270$47,350$22.770.2
88Personal Care Aides270$23,630$11.361.5
89Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks270$46,670$22.440.2
90Training and Development Specialists270$74,120$35.640.2
91Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers260$32,100$15.430
92Medical Secretaries260$30,540$14.680.4
93Pharmacy Technicians260$33,820$16.260.3
94Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers250$35,290$16.960.3
95Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses250$47,830$230.5
96Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators250$75,430$36.270.2
97Production Workers, All Other250$36,760$17.670.2
98Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks250$27,850$13.390.4
99Software Developers, Applications250$92,430$44.440.55
100Bus Drivers, School or Special Client240$29,800$14.330.3
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Jobs More Common Near Bloomington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,14089,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,06014,350
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,9209,700
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$71,7308,910
Sales and Related Occupations$35,7107,410
Management Occupations$106,8307,140
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,9906,090
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$85,2504,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$89,0604,450
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,1704,450
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,2703,110
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,6102,940
Production Occupations$38,7502,910
Retail Salespersons$25,7102,430
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,6702,370
Construction and Extraction Occupations$59,3902,260
Cashiers$21,4702,220
Waiters and Waitresses$21,9602,150
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,3302,080
General and Operations Managers$103,9701,970
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,4001,860
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,0801,820
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,7001,810
Protective Service Occupations$44,4901,750
Office Clerks, General$35,2301,710
Customer Service Representatives$30,1301,390
Registered Nurses$64,6701,360
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$53,0401,320
Financial Managers$124,5401,310
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,3901,300
Legal Occupations$100,6501,270
Cooks, Restaurant$24,0901,210
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators$65,5801,200
Community and Social Service Occupations$49,2701,100
Computer Systems Analysts$88,6001,050
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,0001,040
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,6101,010
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$58,010900
Insurance Underwriters$70,110900
Operations Research Analysts$90,990900
Nursing Assistants$25,510870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,150840
Lawyers$124,750820
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$52,010790
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,880720
Financial Analysts$70,540710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$81,600620
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,740610
Childcare Workers$20,740600
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$31,450600

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Bloomington, Illinois Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,14089,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,06014,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$71,7308,910
Sales and Related Occupations$35,7107,410
Management Occupations$106,8307,140
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,9906,090
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$85,2504,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$89,0604,450
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,1704,450
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,2703,110
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,6102,940
Production Occupations$38,7502,910
Retail Salespersons$25,7102,430
Construction and Extraction Occupations$59,3902,260
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,3302,080
General and Operations Managers$103,9701,970
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,4001,860
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,0801,820
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,7001,810
Protective Service Occupations$44,4901,750
Office Clerks, General$35,2301,710
Customer Service Representatives$30,1301,390
Registered Nurses$64,6701,360
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$53,0401,320
Financial Managers$124,5401,310
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,3901,300
Legal Occupations$100,6501,270
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators$65,5801,200
Community and Social Service Occupations$49,2701,100
Computer Systems Analysts$88,6001,050
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,6101,010
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$58,010900
Insurance Underwriters$70,110900
Operations Research Analysts$90,990900
Nursing Assistants$25,510870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,150840
Lawyers$124,750820
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$52,010790
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,880720
Financial Analysts$70,540710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$81,600620
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,740610
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$31,450600
Computer User Support Specialists$55,940590
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,200580
Security Guards$26,930580
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,080570
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,510570
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,760510
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$57,370510

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