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Elkhart Employment

Employment and Industries in the Elkhart, 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 Elkhart than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Elkhart.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Elkhart.
  • A list of any large public companies in Elkhart.

Jobs in Elkhart

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 126730 $41130 $19.77 100
2 Production Occupations 45530 $36940 $17.76 5.85
3 Team Assemblers 16750 $42050 $20.22 0.75
4 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15650 $34670 $16.67 14.8
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9980 $33100 $15.91 6.45
6 Sales and Related Occupations 8990 $42780 $20.57 10.15
7 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7290 $20970 $10.08 8.3
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5850 $41090 $19.76 3.8
9 Management Occupations 5330 $98630 $47.42 6.05
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4540 $41450 $19.93 6.15
11 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4350 $70640 $33.96 5.75
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3470 $45400 $21.83 4.4
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3390 $60800 $29.23 5.05
14 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3370 $28840 $13.87 1.6
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2760 $18440 $8.87 2.15
16 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 2750 $34180 $16.43 0.2
17 Office Clerks, General 2390 $30910 $14.86 2
18 Retail Salespersons 2270 $27820 $13.38 3.1
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2240 $26660 $12.82 3.7
20 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 2230 $52830 $25.4 0.4
21 Cashiers 2230 $20840 $10.02 2.25
22 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2210 $71830 $34.54 1
23 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2030 $33620 $16.17 0.4
24 General and Operations Managers 1950 $106770 $51.33 1.4
25 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1920 $35890 $17.26 0.3
26 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1850 $62010 $29.81 1.65
27 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1820 $24280 $11.67 4.1
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1740 $28680 $13.79 1.2
29 Helpers--Production Workers 1730 $27690 $13.31 0.3
30 Healthcare Support Occupations 1660 $28450 $13.68 3.05
31 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1620 $32000 $15.38 0.1
32 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1570 $43880 $21.1 1.2
33 Customer Service Representatives 1550 $37870 $18.21 1.75
34 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1520 $41650 $20.03 0.9
35 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 1470 $29180 $14.03 0
36 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1470 $36070 $17.34 0.3
37 Registered Nurses 1400 $55560 $26.71 1.9
38 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1360 $35370 $17.01 1.1
39 Waiters and Waitresses 1310 $21870 $10.51 1.6
40 Protective Service Occupations 1210 $38830 $18.67 2.25
41 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1150 $26350 $12.67 1.6
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1050 $51170 $24.6 1
43 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1030 $61650 $29.64 2.8
44 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 1000 $38790 $18.65 0.1
45 Community and Social Service Occupations 980 $41720 $20.06 1.65
46 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 950 $31570 $15.18 1.6
47 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 930 $29630 $14.24 0.1
48 Sewing Machine Operators 910 $29870 $14.36 0.1
49 Packers and Packagers, Hand 890 $25110 $12.07 0.45
50 Upholsterers 840 $32090 $15.43 0
51 Nursing Assistants 820 $24280 $11.67 1.05
52 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 800 $28670 $13.78 0.25
53 Accountants and Auditors 790 $67640 $32.52 0.9
54 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 770 $48990 $23.55 1.7
55 Personal Care Aides 740 $22280 $10.71 1.3
56 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 730 $30530 $14.68 0
57 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 720 $37330 $17.95 1
58 Machinists 720 $35580 $17.1 0.3
59 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 700 $33940 $16.32 0.1
60 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 700 $33670 $16.19 0.35
61 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 620 $35930 $17.28 0
62 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 620 $30590 $14.71 0.1
63 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 620 $55950 $26.9 0.2
64 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 590 $32950 $15.84 0.6
65 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $28920 $13.9 0.6
66 Substitute Teachers 570 $32350 $15.55 0
67 Industrial Production Managers 570 $92800 $44.62 0.1
68 Carpenters 570 $40550 $19.5 0.6
69 Cooks, Restaurant 550 $21530 $10.35 0.75
70 Electricians 520 $52530 $25.25 0.4
71 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 510 $30090 $14.47 0.1
72 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 460 $20300 $9.76 1
73 Legal Occupations 460 $58800 $28.27 0.8
74 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 450 $55130 $26.5 0.3
75 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $57280 $27.54 0.3
76 Receptionists and Information Clerks 450 $27430 $13.19 0.7
77 Food Preparation Workers 450 $22340 $10.74 0.6
78 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 430 $44110 $21.2 0.2
79 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 420 $48150 $23.15 0.2
80 Medical Assistants 410 $29620 $14.24 0.45
81 Security Guards 410 $21940 $10.55 0.7
82 Mechanical Engineers 410 $67410 $32.41 0.2
83 Industrial Engineers 410 $67980 $32.68 0.2
84 Financial Managers 400 $106280 $51.1 0.4
85 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $33670 $16.19 0.5
86 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 390 $27570 $13.25 0.8
87 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 390 $32450 $15.6 0.3
88 Production Workers, All Other 390 $30320 $14.58 0.2
89 Human Resources Specialists 370 $53010 $25.49 0.3
90 Furniture Finishers 370 $30240 $14.54 0
91 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 360 $40630 $19.53 0.2
92 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 350 $28940 $13.91 0
93 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 350 $28140 $13.53 0
94 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 340 $41890 $20.14 0.5
95 Construction Laborers 330 $39040 $18.77 0.8
96 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 330 $48840 $23.48 0.5
97 Medical Secretaries 300 $31780 $15.28 0.4
98 Dishwashers 300 $18710 $8.99 0.3
99 Bill and Account Collectors 300 $32930 $15.83 0.2
100 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 300 $39150 $18.82 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Elkhart Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,130 126,730
Production Occupations 36,940 45,530
Team Assemblers 42,050 16,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,670 15,650
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,100 9,980
Sales and Related Occupations 42,780 8,990
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,970 7,290
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,090 5,850
Management Occupations 98,630 5,330
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,450 4,540
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,640 4,350
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,400 3,470
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,800 3,390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,840 3,370
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,440 2,760
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 34,180 2,750
Office Clerks, General 30,910 2,390
Retail Salespersons 27,820 2,270
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,660 2,240
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 52,830 2,230
Cashiers 20,840 2,230
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 71,830 2,210
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,620 2,030
General and Operations Managers 106,770 1,950
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 35,890 1,920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 62,010 1,850
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,280 1,820
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,680 1,740
Helpers--Production Workers 27,690 1,730
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,450 1,660
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 32,000 1,620
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,880 1,570
Customer Service Representatives 37,870 1,550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,650 1,520
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 29,180 1,470
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 36,070 1,470
Registered Nurses 55,560 1,400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,370 1,360
Waiters and Waitresses 21,870 1,310
Protective Service Occupations 38,830 1,210
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,350 1,150
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,170 1,050
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,650 1,030
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 38,790 1,000
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,720 980
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,570 950
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 29,630 930
Sewing Machine Operators 29,870 910
Packers and Packagers, Hand 25,110 890
Upholsterers 32,090 840

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,130 126,730
Production Occupations 36,940 45,530
Team Assemblers 42,050 16,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,670 15,650
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,100 9,980
Sales and Related Occupations 42,780 8,990
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,090 5,850
Management Occupations 98,630 5,330
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,450 4,540
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,640 4,350
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,400 3,470
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,800 3,390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,840 3,370
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 34,180 2,750
Office Clerks, General 30,910 2,390
Retail Salespersons 27,820 2,270
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,660 2,240
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 52,830 2,230
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 71,830 2,210
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,620 2,030
General and Operations Managers 106,770 1,950
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 35,890 1,920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 62,010 1,850
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,680 1,740
Helpers--Production Workers 27,690 1,730
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,450 1,660
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 32,000 1,620
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,880 1,570
Customer Service Representatives 37,870 1,550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,650 1,520
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators 29,180 1,470
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 36,070 1,470
Registered Nurses 55,560 1,400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,370 1,360
Protective Service Occupations 38,830 1,210
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,350 1,150
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,170 1,050
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,650 1,030
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 38,790 1,000
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,720 980
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,570 950
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 29,630 930
Sewing Machine Operators 29,870 910
Packers and Packagers, Hand 25,110 890
Upholsterers 32,090 840
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 28,670 800
Accountants and Auditors 67,640 790
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,990 770
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 30,530 730
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,330 720

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