dcsimg

Fort Wayne Employment

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

Jobs in Fort Wayne

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 211950 $42250 $20.31 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31050 $33490 $16.1 14.8
3 Production Occupations 26990 $37620 $18.09 5.85
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20360 $21320 $10.25 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 20220 $37470 $18.01 10.15
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17400 $32790 $15.76 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 14940 $68080 $32.73 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10570 $47290 $22.74 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8860 $42430 $20.4 3.8
10 Management Occupations 8740 $99090 $47.64 6.05
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8670 $62310 $29.96 5.05
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7620 $47070 $22.63 4.4
13 Retail Salespersons 7010 $25930 $12.47 3.1
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6530 $23940 $11.51 3.7
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 6100 $27900 $13.41 3.05
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5960 $18500 $8.89 2.15
17 Registered Nurses 5740 $55130 $26.5 1.9
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5560 $22740 $10.93 4.1
19 Team Assemblers 4990 $42480 $20.42 0.75
20 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4280 $26640 $12.81 1.6
21 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4080 $41720 $20.06 1.2
22 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4070 $74080 $35.61 2.8
23 Waiters and Waitresses 4020 $21290 $10.23 1.6
24 Cashiers 3930 $19900 $9.57 2.25
25 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3510 $71970 $34.6 1.65
26 Office Clerks, General 3510 $31630 $15.21 2
27 Customer Service Representatives 3440 $32140 $15.45 1.75
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3310 $23200 $11.15 1.6
29 Community and Social Service Occupations 3280 $38880 $18.69 1.65
30 Protective Service Occupations 3260 $40400 $19.42 2.25
31 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2980 $33230 $15.98 1.6
32 Nursing Assistants 2970 $24390 $11.73 1.05
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2790 $24290 $11.68 1.2
34 General and Operations Managers 2780 $109190 $52.49 1.4
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2570 $36210 $17.41 1.1
36 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2530 $38040 $18.29 1.7
37 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2500 $61960 $29.79 1
38 Cooks, Restaurant 2310 $21840 $10.5 0.75
39 Machinists 1990 $43050 $20.7 0.3
40 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1950 $27780 $13.35 0.4
41 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1920 $38890 $18.7 1
42 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1810 $37900 $18.22 0.9
43 Personal Care Aides 1800 $20610 $9.91 1.3
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1720 $52280 $25.13 1
45 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1640 $32900 $15.82 0.6
46 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1560 $25990 $12.5 0.45
47 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1480 $27610 $13.27 0.7
48 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1480 $34400 $16.54 0.6
49 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1470 $57650 $27.72 0.4
50 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1460 $35340 $16.99 0.3
51 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1460 $23670 $11.38 0.8
52 Accountants and Auditors 1380 $64100 $30.82 0.9
53 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1310 $42520 $20.44 0.5
54 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1310 $29500 $14.18 0.1
55 Carpenters 1280 $41260 $19.84 0.6
56 Food Preparation Workers 1210 $20220 $9.72 0.6
57 Electricians 1200 $54420 $26.16 0.4
58 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1180 $53780 $25.86 0.6
59 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1150 $32430 $15.59 0.35
60 Substitute Teachers 1140 $22280 $10.71 0
61 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1140 $38420 $18.47 0.5
62 Bartenders 1130 $21500 $10.34 0.4
63 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1130 $20400 $9.81 1
64 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1090 $34600 $16.64 0.1
65 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1030 $37320 $17.94 0
66 Legal Occupations 1010 $80030 $38.47 0.8
67 Medical Secretaries 910 $32880 $15.81 0.4
68 Security Guards 900 $33240 $15.98 0.7
69 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 830 $38800 $18.65 0.3
70 Billing and Posting Clerks 820 $34220 $16.45 0.35
71 Management Analysts 820 $76160 $36.62 0.5
72 Healthcare Social Workers 800 $36420 $17.51 0.1
73 Medical Assistants 800 $27780 $13.36 0.45
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 790 $59820 $28.76 0.3
75 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 780 $54020 $25.97 0.45
76 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 780 $62800 $30.19 0.3
77 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 780 $23780 $11.43 0.3
78 Counter and Rental Clerks 780 $28470 $13.69 0.3
79 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 770 $30780 $14.8 0.2
80 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 760 $33010 $15.87 0.2
81 Construction Laborers 750 $36210 $17.41 0.8
82 Pharmacy Technicians 750 $29350 $14.11 0.25
83 Tellers 750 $24990 $12.02 0.3
84 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 740 $25310 $12.17 0.2
85 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 740 $44260 $21.28 0.2
86 Home Health Aides 720 $22240 $10.69 0.7
87 Human Resources Specialists 710 $52580 $25.28 0.3
88 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 700 $35320 $16.98 0.3
89 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 690 $44580 $21.43 0.2
90 Medical and Health Services Managers 680 $94590 $45.48 0.2
91 Insurance Sales Agents 680 $53010 $25.48 0.3
92 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 680 $60290 $28.99 0.4
93 Driver/Sales Workers 670 $24480 $11.77 0.3
94 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 650 $30440 $14.63 0.1
95 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 650 $17750 $8.53 0.25
96 Industrial Engineers 650 $78120 $37.56 0.2
97 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 630 $35220 $16.93 0.2
98 Mechanical Engineers 630 $74490 $35.81 0.2
99 Computer User Support Specialists 630 $45660 $21.95 0.4
100 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 620 $57150 $27.48 0.35
You are visiting:

Additional Details

Fort Wayne Colleges
Fort Wayne colleges and trade schools.
Fort Wayne Graduate Schools
Fort Wayne Graduate and Business Schools

Jobs More Common Near Fort Wayne Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,250 211,950
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,490 31,050
Production Occupations 37,620 26,990
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,320 20,360
Sales and Related Occupations 37,470 20,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,790 17,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,080 14,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,290 10,570
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,430 8,860
Management Occupations 99,090 8,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,310 8,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,070 7,620
Retail Salespersons 25,930 7,010
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,940 6,530
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,900 6,100
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,500 5,960
Registered Nurses 55,130 5,740
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,740 5,560
Team Assemblers 42,480 4,990
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,640 4,280
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,720 4,080
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,080 4,070
Waiters and Waitresses 21,290 4,020
Cashiers 19,900 3,930
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,970 3,510
Office Clerks, General 31,630 3,510
Customer Service Representatives 32,140 3,440
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,200 3,310
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,880 3,280
Protective Service Occupations 40,400 3,260
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,230 2,980
Nursing Assistants 24,390 2,970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,290 2,790
General and Operations Managers 109,190 2,780
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,210 2,570
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,040 2,530
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 61,960 2,500
Cooks, Restaurant 21,840 2,310
Machinists 43,050 1,990
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 27,780 1,950
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,890 1,920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,900 1,810
Personal Care Aides 20,610 1,800
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,280 1,720
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,900 1,640
Packers and Packagers, Hand 25,990 1,560
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,610 1,480
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,400 1,480
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 57,650 1,470
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 35,340 1,460

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,250 211,950
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,490 31,050
Production Occupations 37,620 26,990
Sales and Related Occupations 37,470 20,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,790 17,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,080 14,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,290 10,570
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,430 8,860
Management Occupations 99,090 8,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,310 8,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,070 7,620
Retail Salespersons 25,930 7,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,900 6,100
Registered Nurses 55,130 5,740
Team Assemblers 42,480 4,990
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,640 4,280
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,720 4,080
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,080 4,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,970 3,510
Office Clerks, General 31,630 3,510
Customer Service Representatives 32,140 3,440
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,880 3,280
Protective Service Occupations 40,400 3,260
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,230 2,980
General and Operations Managers 109,190 2,780
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,210 2,570
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,040 2,530
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 61,960 2,500
Machinists 43,050 1,990
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 27,780 1,950
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,890 1,920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,900 1,810
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,280 1,720
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,900 1,640
Packers and Packagers, Hand 25,990 1,560
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,610 1,480
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,400 1,480
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 57,650 1,470
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 35,340 1,460
Accountants and Auditors 64,100 1,380
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 42,520 1,310
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 29,500 1,310
Carpenters 41,260 1,280
Electricians 54,420 1,200
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 53,780 1,180
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 32,430 1,150
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,420 1,140
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 34,600 1,090
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 37,320 1,030
Legal Occupations 80,030 1,010

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
Back to Top