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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations127200$42,250$20.31100
2Production Occupations45850$38,710$18.615.7
3Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers19620$42,780$20.570
4Office and Administrative Support Occupations15460$35,810$17.2214.35
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations9820$34,140$16.416.55
6Sales and Related Occupations9070$42,150$20.279.9
7Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7400$21,540$10.368.55
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations6050$42,800$20.583.8
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4900$73,400$35.295.8
10Management Occupations4850$102,940$49.496.15
11Education, Training, and Library Occupations4300$42,570$20.476.05
12Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand3740$29,020$13.951.7
13Construction and Extraction Occupations3620$44,740$21.514.45
14Business and Financial Operations Occupations3490$60,800$29.235.25
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2710$19,180$9.222.3
16Office Clerks, General2560$33,000$15.861.9
17First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers2400$60,670$29.170.4
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2380$27,850$13.393.65
19Cashiers2320$20,260$9.742.2
20Retail Salespersons2240$29,000$13.942.85
21Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers2100$38,420$18.470.3
22Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2050$74,390$35.770.9
23Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1960$34,290$16.490.4
24General and Operations Managers1950$111,920$53.811.5
25Architecture and Engineering Occupations1830$62,860$30.221.7
26Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1720$40,440$19.440.9
27Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1720$32,270$15.520.1
28Personal Care and Service Occupations1710$24,530$11.84.3
29Registered Nurses1710$58,050$27.911.95
30Healthcare Support Occupations1690$29,850$14.353
31Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1680$47,330$22.761.2
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1660$29,580$14.221.3
33Customer Service Representatives1610$40,260$19.361.75
34Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1560$37,230$17.90.3
35Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1490$30,850$14.830.1
36Protective Service Occupations1300$40,230$19.342.2
37Waiters and Waitresses1300$22,540$10.841.7
38Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1270$27,340$13.141.55
39Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1240$30,730$14.771.5
40Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators1230$28,980$13.930
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1220$35,900$17.261.05
42Helpers--Production Workers1110$29,510$14.190.3
43First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1100$54,350$26.130.95
44Computer and Mathematical Occupations1080$62,810$30.22.9
45Painters, Transportation Equipment1050$35,030$16.840
46Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters1040$37,890$18.220.1
47Community and Social Service Occupations980$42,820$20.591.65
48Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders920$29,990$14.420.2
49Accountants and Auditors860$69,060$33.20.9
50Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing860$31,030$14.920
51Sewing Machine Operators830$30,050$14.450.1
52Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations810$42,130$20.251.8
53Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers810$25,710$12.360
54Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers810$29,860$14.350.6
55Carpenters790$40,640$19.540.7
56Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic760$35,800$17.210.1
57Personal Care Aides760$22,830$10.981.5
58Nursing Assistants740$25,270$12.151
59Upholsterers740$30,480$14.650
60Packers and Packagers, Hand720$25,300$12.160.45
61First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers710$36,690$17.641
62Food Preparation Workers640$21,280$10.230.6
63First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers630$29,410$14.140.6
64Machine Feeders and Offbearers630$31,440$15.120.1
65Machinists620$37,900$18.220.25
66Cooks, Restaurant590$22,580$10.860.8
67Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians590$39,310$18.90
68Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators580$34,640$16.650.35
69Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders550$33,460$16.090.1
70Industrial Production Managers540$97,590$46.920.1
71Industrial Engineers530$66,300$31.870.2
72First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers500$59,910$28.80.3
73Receptionists and Information Clerks470$28,270$13.590.7
74Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists460$42,710$20.540.2
75Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers450$28,120$13.520.8
76Parts Salespersons450$29,160$14.020.2
77Substitute Teachers450$25,880$12.440
78Construction Laborers440$39,230$18.860.8
79Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics430$39,020$18.760.5
80Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses430$39,790$19.130.5
81Electricians420$52,630$25.30.4
82Human Resources Specialists420$54,000$25.960.35
83Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners420$21,520$10.350.9
84Bus Drivers, School or Special Client410$30,510$14.670.3
85First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors400$54,960$26.420
86Security Guards400$23,830$11.450.7
87Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters390$55,980$26.920.3
88Industrial Machinery Mechanics380$47,520$22.850.2
89Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks380$49,620$23.860.2
90Tool and Die Makers380$46,580$22.40
91Mechanical Engineers360$67,100$32.260.2
92Sales Representatives, Services, All Other360$66,160$31.810.6
93Furniture Finishers350$31,690$15.230
94Medical Assistants350$30,690$14.750.45
95Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders340$35,530$17.080.1
96Financial Managers330$114,870$55.230.4
97Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood310$30,430$14.630
98Tellers300$26,200$12.590.3
99Firefighters280$45,100$21.680.2
100Legal Occupations280$63,260$30.420.8
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Jobs More Common Near Elkhart Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,250127,200
Production Occupations$38,71045,850
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$42,78019,620
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,81015,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,1409,820
Sales and Related Occupations$42,1509,070
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,5407,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,8006,050
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,4004,900
Management Occupations$102,9404,850
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$42,5704,300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,0203,740
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,7403,620
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,8003,490
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,1802,710
Office Clerks, General$33,0002,560
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$60,6702,400
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,8502,380
Cashiers$20,2602,320
Retail Salespersons$29,0002,240
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$38,4202,100
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$74,3902,050
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$34,2901,960
General and Operations Managers$111,9201,950
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$62,8601,830
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,4401,720
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$32,2701,720
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,5301,710
Registered Nurses$58,0501,710
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,8501,690
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,3301,680
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,5801,660
Customer Service Representatives$40,2601,610
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$37,2301,560
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$30,8501,490
Protective Service Occupations$40,2301,300
Waiters and Waitresses$22,5401,300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,3401,270
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,7301,240
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators$28,9801,230
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,9001,220
Helpers--Production Workers$29,5101,110
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,3501,100
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,8101,080
Painters, Transportation Equipment$35,0301,050
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters$37,8901,040
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,820980
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$29,990920
Accountants and Auditors$69,060860
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing$31,030860

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,250127,200
Production Occupations$38,71045,850
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$42,78019,620
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,81015,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,1409,820
Sales and Related Occupations$42,1509,070
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,8006,050
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,4004,900
Management Occupations$102,9404,850
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$42,5704,300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,0203,740
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,7403,620
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,8003,490
Office Clerks, General$33,0002,560
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$60,6702,400
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,8502,380
Retail Salespersons$29,0002,240
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$38,4202,100
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$74,3902,050
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$34,2901,960
General and Operations Managers$111,9201,950
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$62,8601,830
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,4401,720
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$32,2701,720
Registered Nurses$58,0501,710
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,8501,690
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,3301,680
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,5801,660
Customer Service Representatives$40,2601,610
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$37,2301,560
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$30,8501,490
Protective Service Occupations$40,2301,300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,3401,270
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,7301,240
Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators$28,9801,230
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,9001,220
Helpers--Production Workers$29,5101,110
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,3501,100
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,8101,080
Painters, Transportation Equipment$35,0301,050
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters$37,8901,040
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,820980
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$29,990920
Accountants and Auditors$69,060860
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing$31,030860
Sewing Machine Operators$30,050830
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$42,130810
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$25,710810
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,860810
Carpenters$40,640790

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