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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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The Pantagraph offers current information about the business endeavors in Bloomington.

Jobs in Bloomington

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 90060 $50960 $24.5 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14480 $36300 $17.45 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9900 $22360 $10.75 8.3
4 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9090 $68890 $33.12 5.05
5 Sales and Related Occupations 7700 $36740 $17.66 10.15
6 Management Occupations 6860 $104480 $50.23 6.05
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6480 $50550 $24.31 6.15
8 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4590 $84370 $40.56 2.8
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4440 $37800 $18.17 6.45
10 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4140 $76440 $36.75 5.75
11 Production Occupations 3290 $41930 $20.16 5.85
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3120 $27790 $13.36 3.7
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3100 $45380 $21.82 3.8
14 Retail Salespersons 2790 $24480 $11.77 3.1
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2710 $20290 $9.75 2.15
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2400 $28120 $13.52 4.1
17 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2340 $59870 $28.78 4.4
18 General and Operations Managers 2140 $97770 $47 1.4
19 Waiters and Waitresses 2100 $22670 $10.9 1.6
20 Cashiers 1990 $20830 $10.02 2.25
21 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1890 $34690 $16.68 1.6
22 Office Clerks, General 1860 $33910 $16.3 2
23 Protective Service Occupations 1660 $39300 $18.89 2.25
24 Customer Service Representatives 1600 $31110 $14.96 1.75
25 Healthcare Support Occupations 1480 $30910 $14.86 3.05
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1480 $27890 $13.41 1.6
27 Registered Nurses 1420 $59960 $28.83 1.9
28 Legal Occupations 1300 $96360 $46.33 0.8
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1250 $50100 $24.08 1.2
30 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1220 $23390 $11.24 1.2
31 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1200 $54070 $26 1.7
32 Financial Managers 1140 $123260 $59.26 0.4
33 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 1110 $64280 $30.9 0.2
34 Community and Social Service Occupations 1070 $46470 $22.34 1.65
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1030 $40160 $19.31 1.1
36 Cooks, Restaurant 1000 $23020 $11.07 0.75
37 Computer Systems Analysts 1000 $87280 $41.96 0.4
38 Operations Research Analysts 940 $88440 $42.52 0.1
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 890 $57720 $27.75 1
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 870 $40000 $19.23 0.9
41 Lawyers 840 $122610 $58.95 0.5
42 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 790 $28280 $13.59 1.6
43 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 780 $58630 $28.19 0.7
44 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 760 $27730 $13.33 0.8
45 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 740 $39410 $18.95 0.2
46 Insurance Underwriters 720 $65320 $31.4 0.1
47 Financial Analysts 690 $67840 $32.62 0.2
48 Food Preparation Workers 690 $21090 $10.14 0.6
49 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 670 $42900 $20.63 1
50 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 660 $54330 $26.12 0.5
51 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 620 $22030 $10.59 1
52 Security Guards 610 $26240 $12.62 0.7
53 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 600 $79510 $38.23 1.65
54 Nursing Assistants 590 $25080 $12.06 1.05
55 Actuaries 580 $108330 $52.08 0
56 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 570 $33620 $16.16 0.6
57 Cooks, Fast Food 560 $19590 $9.42 0.3
58 Managers, All Other 550 $80250 $38.58 0.65
59 Accountants and Auditors 540 $71800 $34.52 0.9
60 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 540 $62560 $30.08 0.9
61 Receptionists and Information Clerks 530 $27880 $13.4 0.7
62 Computer User Support Specialists 530 $54170 $26.04 0.4
63 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 520 $34010 $16.35 0.6
64 Bartenders 520 $22130 $10.64 0.4
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 510 $58860 $28.3 1
66 Construction Laborers 480 $54600 $26.25 0.8
67 Personal Care Aides 470 $21860 $10.51 1.3
68 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 460 $58620 $28.18 0.35
69 Childcare Workers 460 $21130 $10.16 0.8
70 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $38980 $18.74 0.5
71 Electricians 410 $70500 $33.89 0.4
72 Administrative Services Managers 410 $79090 $38.02 0.2
73 Human Resources Specialists 400 $63730 $30.64 0.3
74 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 370 $57670 $27.73 0.6
75 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 $63730 $30.64 0.45
76 Compliance Officers 340 $63680 $30.61 0.2
77 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 340 $37340 $17.95 0.2
78 Insurance Sales Agents 320 $71790 $34.52 0.3
79 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320 $20740 $9.97 0.25
80 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 310 $37350 $17.96 0.6
81 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 310 $52160 $25.08 0.2
82 Dishwashers 290 $19840 $9.54 0.3
83 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 290 $20920 $10.06 0.3
84 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 290 $44910 $21.59 0.2
85 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $74180 $35.66 0.3
86 Substitute Teachers 280 $24160 $11.62 0
87 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 280 $76130 $36.6 0.2
88 Training and Development Specialists 270 $76170 $36.62 0.2
89 Driver/Sales Workers 270 $25670 $12.34 0.3
90 Food Service Managers 270 $46620 $22.41 0.2
91 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 260 $28330 $13.62 0.3
92 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 260 $26070 $12.53 0.2
93 Tellers 260 $26650 $12.81 0.3
94 Computer Network Support Specialists 250 $71610 $34.43 0.1
95 Chief Executives 250 $200360 $96.33 0.2
96 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 250 $71830 $34.53 0.2
97 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $31910 $15.34 0.25
98 Recreation Workers 240 $23130 $11.12 0.3
99 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 $36690 $17.64 0.35
100 Public Relations Specialists 240 $70410 $33.85 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Bloomington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 50,960 90,060
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,300 14,480
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,360 9,900
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,890 9,090
Sales and Related Occupations 36,740 7,700
Management Occupations 104,480 6,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,550 6,480
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 84,370 4,590
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,800 4,440
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,440 4,140
Production Occupations 41,930 3,290
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,790 3,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,380 3,100
Retail Salespersons 24,480 2,790
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,290 2,710
Personal Care and Service Occupations 28,120 2,400
Construction and Extraction Occupations 59,870 2,340
General and Operations Managers 97,770 2,140
Waiters and Waitresses 22,670 2,100
Cashiers 20,830 1,990
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,690 1,890
Office Clerks, General 33,910 1,860
Protective Service Occupations 39,300 1,660
Customer Service Representatives 31,110 1,600
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,910 1,480
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,890 1,480
Registered Nurses 59,960 1,420
Legal Occupations 96,360 1,300
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 50,100 1,250
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,390 1,220
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 54,070 1,200
Financial Managers 123,260 1,140
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 64,280 1,110
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,470 1,070
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,160 1,030
Cooks, Restaurant 23,020 1,000
Computer Systems Analysts 87,280 1,000
Operations Research Analysts 88,440 940
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,720 890
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,000 870
Lawyers 122,610 840
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,280 790
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 58,630 780
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,730 760
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 39,410 740
Insurance Underwriters 65,320 720
Financial Analysts 67,840 690
Food Preparation Workers 21,090 690
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,900 670
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 54,330 660

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 50,960 90,060
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,300 14,480
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,890 9,090
Sales and Related Occupations 36,740 7,700
Management Occupations 104,480 6,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,550 6,480
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 84,370 4,590
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,800 4,440
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,440 4,140
Production Occupations 41,930 3,290
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,790 3,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,380 3,100
Personal Care and Service Occupations 28,120 2,400
Construction and Extraction Occupations 59,870 2,340
General and Operations Managers 97,770 2,140
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,690 1,890
Office Clerks, General 33,910 1,860
Protective Service Occupations 39,300 1,660
Customer Service Representatives 31,110 1,600
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,910 1,480
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,890 1,480
Registered Nurses 59,960 1,420
Legal Occupations 96,360 1,300
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 50,100 1,250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 54,070 1,200
Financial Managers 123,260 1,140
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 64,280 1,110
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,470 1,070
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,160 1,030
Computer Systems Analysts 87,280 1,000
Operations Research Analysts 88,440 940
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,720 890
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,000 870
Lawyers 122,610 840
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,280 790
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 58,630 780
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,730 760
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 39,410 740
Insurance Underwriters 65,320 720
Financial Analysts 67,840 690
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,900 670
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 54,330 660
Security Guards 26,240 610
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,510 600
Nursing Assistants 25,080 590
Actuaries 108,330 580
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,620 570
Managers, All Other 80,250 550
Accountants and Auditors 71,800 540
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 62,560 540

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