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Kankakee Employment

Employment and Industries in the Kankakee, Illinois Area

Kankakee is a regional center for agricultural trade such as soybeans, corn, vegetables and flowers. The city also manufactures a variety of items including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, flooring products, metal products and processed foods. The major sectors for employment in Kankakee are healthcare, education, government, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, social assistance, finance and insurance and construction.

Some of the popular jobs in Kankakee primarily filled by college graduates are teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, managers, accountants and auditors, social and human service assistants, librarians, financial managers and pharmacists.

The major employers in Kankakee are:

  • Riverside Healthcare
  • Shapiro Developmental Center
  • Provena St. Mary's Hospital
  • CIGNA Healthcare
  • Baker & Taylor Co
  • Sears Logistics Services
  • CSL Behring
  • K-Mart Distribution Center
  • Cognic Corp
  • Bunge Edible Oils
  • Armstrong World Industries
  • Esselte
  • Nucor Steel
  • Merisant
  • Flanders-Precisionaire
  • Peddinghaus Corp
  • Valspar
  • American Springwire
  • Micro Inks Corp

Notable data about Kankakee: In 2008 the cost of living index was 97.7 which is near the nation's average of 100. About 13% of the adult population has a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the estimated median household income in Kankakee was $34,000.

Kankakee companies have access to helpful business organizations including:

The Daily Journal offers current information about the business activities in Kankakee.

Jobs in Kankakee

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations44000$44,040$21.17100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations6170$33,660$16.1814.35
3Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4320$73,230$35.25.8
4Sales and Related Occupations4310$31,150$14.989.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3910$22,230$10.698.55
6Production Occupations3860$41,100$19.765.7
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations2890$45,630$21.946.05
8Management Occupations2300$90,010$43.276.15
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2150$49,920$243.8
10Healthcare Support Occupations1660$29,470$14.173
11Retail Salespersons1630$24,600$11.822.85
12Registered Nurses1490$70,290$33.81.95
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations1280$61,430$29.535.25
14Cashiers1260$20,910$10.052.2
15Protective Service Occupations1230$45,680$21.962.2
16Nursing Assistants1170$27,730$13.331
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1120$30,190$14.513.65
18Office Clerks, General1110$33,190$15.961.9
19Construction and Extraction Occupations1080$57,440$27.624.45
20Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1030$20,370$9.82.3
21Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1010$25,380$12.21.3
22Community and Social Service Occupations910$47,390$22.781.65
23Psychiatric Technicians770$49,840$23.960
24Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers760$45,250$21.751.2
25Personal Care and Service Occupations710$27,210$13.084.3
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive650$34,750$16.711.5
27General and Operations Managers540$86,670$41.671.5
28Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners510$29,540$14.21.55
29Maintenance and Repair Workers, General510$43,090$20.720.9
30Production Workers, All Other500$35,520$17.080.2
31Waiters and Waitresses500$21,250$10.221.7
32Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers490$53,310$25.630.3
33Customer Service Representatives480$29,630$14.251.75
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers460$43,760$21.041
35Security Guards450$29,120$140.7
36Architecture and Engineering Occupations410$71,020$34.141.7
37Computer and Mathematical Occupations390$63,800$30.672.9
38Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations370$38,040$18.291.8
39Food Preparation Workers360$22,210$10.680.6
40Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations360$60,760$29.210.8
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks340$35,940$17.281.05
42Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products340$56,810$27.310.9
43Helpers--Production Workers330$24,090$11.580.3
44Substitute Teachers330$29,530$14.20
45Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses320$49,530$23.810.5
46Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners320$29,110$140.9
47Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks310$31,400$15.10.4
48Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics300$40,860$19.650.5
49Cooks, Restaurant300$23,450$11.280.8
50Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations300$29,650$14.260.65
51Industrial Machinery Mechanics300$64,630$31.070.2
52First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers280$49,430$23.760.95
53First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers280$63,660$30.610.4
54Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria270$24,710$11.880.3
55Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers270$65,940$31.70.4
56Managers, All Other260$79,400$38.170.6
57Receptionists and Information Clerks250$24,850$11.950.7
58Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders240$37,590$18.070.2
59Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists230$46,920$22.560.2
60Carpenters230$63,180$30.370.7
61Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers220$27,750$13.340
62Sales Representatives, Services, All Other210$49,080$23.60.6
63Bartenders190$23,780$11.430.4
64Business Operations Specialists, All Other190$66,530$31.980.7
65Construction Laborers190$30,600$14.710.8
66Medical Secretaries190$34,110$16.40.4
67Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education190$24,700$11.880.3
68First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers180$63,850$30.70.3
69Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers180$27,760$13.340.8
70Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks180$47,300$22.740.2
71Childcare Workers170$23,500$11.30.8
72First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers170$31,770$15.270.6
73Food Servers, Nonrestaurant170$21,030$10.110.2
74Personal Care Aides170$26,280$12.631.5
75Accountants and Auditors160$63,760$30.650.9
76Bus Drivers, School or Special Client160$39,920$19.190.3
77Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment160$24,130$11.60.2
78Dishwashers160$20,620$9.910.3
79Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants160$56,150$26.990.35
80Management Analysts150$79,370$38.160.5
81Pharmacy Technicians150$30,490$14.660.3
82Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors140$53,730$25.830.2
83Tellers140$25,690$12.350.3
84Social and Human Service Assistants130$47,390$22.790.25
85Driver/Sales Workers120$21,850$10.50.3
86Financial Managers120$90,230$43.380.4
87Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers120$56,500$27.160.2
88Highway Maintenance Workers120$55,570$26.720.1
89Industrial Engineering Technicians120$58,920$28.330
90Industrial Production Managers120$93,970$45.180.1
91Legal Occupations120$71,320$34.290.8
92Postal Service Mail Carriers120$49,540$23.820.2
93Billing and Posting Clerks110$34,900$16.780.3
94Computer User Support Specialists110$43,590$20.960.4
95Family and General Practitioners110$277,140$133.240.1
96Home Health Aides110$22,920$11.020.7
97Machinists110$42,110$20.250.25
98Medical and Health Services Managers110$95,500$45.910.25
99Parts Salespersons110$33,320$16.020.2
100Physical Therapists110$76,990$37.020.2
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Jobs More Common Near Kankakee Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,04044,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,6606,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,2304,320
Sales and Related Occupations$31,1504,310
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,2303,910
Production Occupations$41,1003,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,6302,890
Management Occupations$90,0102,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$49,9202,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,4701,660
Retail Salespersons$24,6001,630
Registered Nurses$70,2901,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,4301,280
Cashiers$20,9101,260
Protective Service Occupations$45,6801,230
Nursing Assistants$27,7301,170
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,1901,120
Office Clerks, General$33,1901,110
Construction and Extraction Occupations$57,4401,080
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,3701,030
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,3801,010
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,390910
Psychiatric Technicians$49,840770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,250760
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,210710
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,750650
General and Operations Managers$86,670540
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,540510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$43,090510
Production Workers, All Other$35,520500
Waiters and Waitresses$21,250500
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$53,310490
Customer Service Representatives$29,630480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,760460
Security Guards$29,120450
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,020410
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,800390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$38,040370
Food Preparation Workers$22,210360
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$60,760360
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,940340
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,810340
Helpers--Production Workers$24,090330
Substitute Teachers$29,530330
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$49,530320
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,110320
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$31,400310
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,860300
Cooks, Restaurant$23,450300
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$29,650300

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,04044,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,6606,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,2304,320
Sales and Related Occupations$31,1504,310
Production Occupations$41,1003,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,6302,890
Management Occupations$90,0102,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$49,9202,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,4701,660
Registered Nurses$70,2901,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,4301,280
Protective Service Occupations$45,6801,230
Nursing Assistants$27,7301,170
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,1901,120
Office Clerks, General$33,1901,110
Construction and Extraction Occupations$57,4401,080
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,3801,010
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,390910
Psychiatric Technicians$49,840770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,250760
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,210710
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,750650
General and Operations Managers$86,670540
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,540510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$43,090510
Production Workers, All Other$35,520500
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$53,310490
Customer Service Representatives$29,630480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,760460
Security Guards$29,120450
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,020410
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,800390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$38,040370
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$60,760360
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,940340
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,810340
Substitute Teachers$29,530330
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$49,530320
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,110320
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$31,400310
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,860300
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$29,650300
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$64,630300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,430280
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$63,660280
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$65,940270
Managers, All Other$79,400260
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$37,590240
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists$46,920230
Carpenters$63,180230

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