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Columbus Employment

Employment and Industries in the Columbus, Indiana Area

The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:

  • A table of the most numerous types of work found here, both for jobs generally requiring college degrees and jobs not requiring college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Columbus than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Columbus.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Columbus.
  • A list of any large public companies in Columbus.

Jobs in Columbus

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 49140 $41800 $20.09 100
2 Production Occupations 12690 $33940 $16.32 5.85
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6260 $34610 $16.64 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 3900 $33650 $16.18 10.15
5 Team Assemblers 3750 $30330 $14.58 0.75
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3600 $20950 $10.07 8.3
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3130 $32230 $15.5 6.45
8 Management Occupations 2470 $99160 $47.67 6.05
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2050 $71860 $34.55 5.75
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1930 $37870 $18.21 6.15
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1870 $59250 $28.49 5.05
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1780 $41790 $20.09 3.8
13 Retail Salespersons 1660 $24430 $11.75 3.1
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1300 $47050 $22.62 4.4
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1170 $19450 $9.35 2.15
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1150 $24410 $11.74 3.7
17 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1070 $36830 $17.71 0.3
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 990 $24260 $11.66 4.1
19 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 970 $33330 $16.02 0.1
20 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 970 $71280 $34.27 2.8
21 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 890 $53730 $25.83 0.4
22 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 770 $39990 $19.23 1.2
23 Cashiers 760 $19520 $9.38 2.25
24 Office Clerks, General 750 $32190 $15.47 2
25 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 720 $30740 $14.78 1.2
26 Registered Nurses 710 $56560 $27.19 1.9
27 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 670 $28060 $13.49 1.6
28 General and Operations Managers 650 $105550 $50.75 1.4
29 Waiters and Waitresses 650 $20340 $9.78 1.6
30 Community and Social Service Occupations 590 $43510 $20.92 1.65
31 Healthcare Support Occupations 580 $30620 $14.72 3.05
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 570 $40080 $19.27 0.9
33 Helpers--Production Workers 560 $24750 $11.9 0.3
34 Customer Service Representatives 540 $32090 $15.43 1.75
35 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 540 $25320 $12.17 1.6
36 Personal Care Aides 530 $19780 $9.51 1.3
37 Mechanical Engineers 520 $65400 $31.44 0.2
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 520 $62710 $30.15 1
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 510 $53020 $25.49 1
40 Protective Service Occupations 500 $38670 $18.59 2.25
41 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 490 $33680 $16.19 0.4
42 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 490 $30970 $14.89 1.6
43 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 470 $32380 $15.57 0
44 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 440 $39010 $18.76 1.1
45 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 420 $37230 $17.9 1
46 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 380 $44460 $21.37 0.2
47 Accountants and Auditors 360 $61620 $29.63 0.9
48 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 360 $25520 $12.27 0.1
49 Cooks, Restaurant 350 $22800 $10.96 0.75
50 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 330 $18200 $8.75 1
51 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 330 $37360 $17.96 1.7
52 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 310 $47610 $22.89 0.2
53 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 310 $37270 $17.92 0.3
54 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 290 $28800 $13.84 0.1
55 Electricians 280 $49310 $23.71 0.4
56 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 $31040 $14.92 0.6
57 Computer Systems Analysts 270 $75700 $36.4 0.4
58 Tool and Die Makers 270 $41520 $19.96 0.05
59 Packers and Packagers, Hand 260 $25990 $12.49 0.45
60 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $29460 $14.16 0.1
61 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 260 $46710 $22.46 0.7
62 Cooks, Fast Food 240 $18910 $9.09 0.3
63 Management Analysts 230 $68370 $32.87 0.5
64 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 230 $32480 $15.61 0.6
65 Receptionists and Information Clerks 220 $28000 $13.46 0.7
66 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $18660 $8.97 0.3
67 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $25760 $12.38 0.8
68 Construction Laborers 190 $35700 $17.17 0.8
69 Human Resources Specialists 180 $80340 $38.62 0.3
70 Medical Assistants 180 $30350 $14.59 0.45
71 Tellers 170 $29070 $13.98 0.3
72 Medical Secretaries 170 $33190 $15.96 0.4
73 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 160 $34980 $16.82 0.5
74 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 160 $53080 $25.52 0.2
75 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $17980 $8.64 0.25
76 Billing and Posting Clerks 140 $35060 $16.86 0.35
77 Training and Development Specialists 140 $43190 $20.77 0.2
78 Production Workers, All Other 130 $35430 $17.03 0.2
79 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 120 $59220 $28.47 0.3
80 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $88630 $42.61 0.2
81 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 120 $60240 $28.96 0.3
82 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $33250 $15.99 0
83 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $28750 $13.82 0
84 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 110 $18160 $8.73 0.2
85 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $33800 $16.25 0.3
86 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 $60900 $29.28 0.4
87 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 110 $46360 $22.29 0.1
88 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $29300 $14.08 0.25
89 Computer User Support Specialists 100 $43500 $20.92 0.4
90 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 100 $60690 $29.18 0.35
91 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $46970 $22.58 0.6
92 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 100 $38640 $18.58 0.5
93 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $30490 $14.66 0.25
94 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 100 $37470 $18.02 0.1
95 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 100 $23910 $11.5 0.3
96 Legal Occupations 90 $74710 $35.92 0.8
97 Postal Service Mail Carriers 90 $50270 $24.17 0.15
98 Construction Managers 90 $80680 $38.79 0.2
99 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $18130 $8.72 0.2
100 Electrical Engineers 90 $63820 $30.68 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Columbus Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,800 49,140
Production Occupations 33,940 12,690
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,610 6,260
Sales and Related Occupations 33,650 3,900
Team Assemblers 30,330 3,750
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,950 3,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,230 3,130
Management Occupations 99,160 2,470
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,860 2,050
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 37,870 1,930
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,250 1,870
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,790 1,780
Retail Salespersons 24,430 1,660
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,050 1,300
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,450 1,170
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,410 1,150
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 36,830 1,070
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,260 990
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 33,330 970
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,280 970
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 53,730 890
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,990 770
Cashiers 19,520 760
Office Clerks, General 32,190 750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,740 720
Registered Nurses 56,560 710
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,060 670
General and Operations Managers 105,550 650
Waiters and Waitresses 20,340 650
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,510 590
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,620 580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,080 570
Helpers--Production Workers 24,750 560
Customer Service Representatives 32,090 540
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,320 540
Personal Care Aides 19,780 530
Mechanical Engineers 65,400 520
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,710 520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,020 510
Protective Service Occupations 38,670 500
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,680 490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,970 490
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 32,380 470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,010 440
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,230 420
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 44,460 380
Accountants and Auditors 61,620 360
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 25,520 360
Cooks, Restaurant 22,800 350
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,200 330

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Columbus, Indiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,800 49,140
Production Occupations 33,940 12,690
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,610 6,260
Sales and Related Occupations 33,650 3,900
Team Assemblers 30,330 3,750
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,230 3,130
Management Occupations 99,160 2,470
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,860 2,050
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 37,870 1,930
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,250 1,870
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,790 1,780
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,050 1,300
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 36,830 1,070
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 33,330 970
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,280 970
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 53,730 890
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,990 770
Office Clerks, General 32,190 750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 30,740 720
Registered Nurses 56,560 710
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,060 670
General and Operations Managers 105,550 650
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,510 590
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,620 580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,080 570
Customer Service Representatives 32,090 540
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,320 540
Mechanical Engineers 65,400 520
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,710 520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,020 510
Protective Service Occupations 38,670 500
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,680 490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,970 490
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 32,380 470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 39,010 440
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,230 420
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 44,460 380
Accountants and Auditors 61,620 360
Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 25,520 360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 37,360 330
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 47,610 310
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 37,270 310
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 28,800 290
Electricians 49,310 280
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,040 280
Computer Systems Analysts 75,700 270
Tool and Die Makers 41,520 270
Packers and Packagers, Hand 25,990 260
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 29,460 260
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 46,710 260

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