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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations213660$43,590$20.96100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations30810$34,230$16.4614.35
3Production Occupations25480$39,250$18.875.7
4Sales and Related Occupations20790$39,150$18.829.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations19700$21,360$10.278.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations18200$33,220$15.976.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations15870$71,550$34.45.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations10660$46,950$22.576.05
9Management Occupations9150$99,440$47.816.15
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations9000$44,000$21.153.8
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations8940$63,660$30.615.25
12Construction and Extraction Occupations7650$47,640$22.94.45
13Retail Salespersons6580$26,030$12.512.85
14Healthcare Support Occupations6300$29,040$13.963
15Registered Nurses6170$56,100$26.971.95
16Personal Care and Service Occupations6100$23,370$11.244.3
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations6060$25,060$12.053.65
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food5940$19,010$9.142.3
19Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers5500$43,320$20.830
20Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4830$26,900$12.931.7
21Cashiers4320$19,640$9.442.2
22Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4190$44,640$21.461.2
23Computer and Mathematical Occupations4080$73,740$35.452.9
24Customer Service Representatives4040$34,180$16.441.75
25Office Clerks, General3720$33,110$15.921.9
26Waiters and Waitresses3660$20,330$9.771.7
27Architecture and Engineering Occupations3650$71,670$34.461.7
28Protective Service Occupations3480$40,190$19.322.2
29Community and Social Service Occupations3440$39,740$19.111.65
30Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3090$24,290$11.681.55
31General and Operations Managers3070$105,000$50.481.5
32Nursing Assistants2780$25,340$12.181
33Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2770$33,060$15.891.5
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2670$67,060$32.240.9
35Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2640$24,610$11.831.3
36Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2530$40,820$19.621.8
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2270$36,470$17.541.05
38Cooks, Restaurant2160$22,470$10.80.8
39Personal Care Aides2100$20,770$9.991.5
40Machinists2000$45,180$21.720.25
41First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1990$39,520$191
42Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1910$39,960$19.210.9
43Helpers--Production Workers1900$26,210$12.60.3
44First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1810$52,740$25.360.95
45Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1800$29,120$140.4
46Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1750$31,370$15.080.6
47Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1680$56,380$27.10.6
48Accountants and Auditors1510$62,140$29.870.9
49Receptionists and Information Clerks1500$27,370$13.160.7
50First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1460$57,720$27.750.4
51First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1450$32,710$15.730.6
52Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1280$24,110$11.590.8
53Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1260$39,090$18.80.3
54Carpenters1250$41,510$19.960.7
55Business Operations Specialists, All Other1240$59,160$28.440.7
56Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1230$42,960$20.650.5
57Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1200$38,600$18.560.5
58Packers and Packagers, Hand1180$27,360$13.160.45
59Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1160$21,170$10.180.9
60Bartenders1150$19,460$9.360.4
61Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers1130$33,170$15.950
62Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1130$35,380$17.010.35
63Electricians1060$55,430$26.650.4
64Legal Occupations1030$90,550$43.540.8
65Substitute Teachers1030$21,400$10.290
66Food Preparation Workers970$20,850$10.030.6
67Medical Assistants950$28,790$13.840.45
68Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic950$30,570$14.70.1
69Driver/Sales Workers920$22,460$10.80.3
70Security Guards920$32,060$15.410.7
71Management Analysts900$80,420$38.660.5
72Billing and Posting Clerks890$35,890$17.260.3
73First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers890$59,580$28.640.3
74Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment850$26,200$12.60.2
75Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria850$26,390$12.690.3
76Home Health Aides850$23,320$11.210.7
77Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks810$33,810$16.260.2
78Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers810$55,470$26.670.4
79Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers810$39,690$19.080.3
80Healthcare Social Workers800$39,850$19.160.1
81Tellers800$26,130$12.560.3
82Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters790$60,920$29.290.3
83Construction Laborers780$35,890$17.250.8
84Medical Secretaries780$32,540$15.650.4
85Human Resources Specialists760$51,670$24.840.35
86Pharmacy Technicians760$29,860$14.360.3
87Insurance Sales Agents750$54,160$26.040.3
88First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors730$50,320$24.190
89Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic720$30,240$14.540.1
90Bus Drivers, School or Special Client710$30,010$14.430.3
91Computer User Support Specialists710$45,000$21.640.4
92Mechanical Engineers710$76,720$36.880.2
93First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers700$62,050$29.830.4
94Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists700$57,890$27.830.4
95Medical and Health Services Managers700$102,490$49.270.25
96Industrial Machinery Mechanics680$46,660$22.430.2
97Industrial Engineers670$76,740$36.890.2
98Software Developers, Applications660$86,710$41.690.55
99Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop650$18,630$8.960.3
100Counter and Rental Clerks640$27,890$13.410.3
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Jobs More Common Near Fort Wayne Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,590213,660
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,23030,810
Production Occupations$39,25025,480
Sales and Related Occupations$39,15020,790
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,36019,700
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,22018,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,55015,870
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,95010,660
Management Occupations$99,4409,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,0009,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,6608,940
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,6407,650
Retail Salespersons$26,0306,580
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,0406,300
Registered Nurses$56,1006,170
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,3706,100
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0606,060
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,0105,940
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$43,3205,500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,9004,830
Cashiers$19,6404,320
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,6404,190
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$73,7404,080
Customer Service Representatives$34,1804,040
Office Clerks, General$33,1103,720
Waiters and Waitresses$20,3303,660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,6703,650
Protective Service Occupations$40,1903,480
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,7403,440
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,2903,090
General and Operations Managers$105,0003,070
Nursing Assistants$25,3402,780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,0602,770
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$67,0602,670
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,6102,640
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,8202,530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,4702,270
Cooks, Restaurant$22,4702,160
Personal Care Aides$20,7702,100
Machinists$45,1802,000
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,5201,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,9601,910
Helpers--Production Workers$26,2101,900
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,7401,810
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$29,1201,800
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,3701,750
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$56,3801,680
Accountants and Auditors$62,1401,510
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,3701,500
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,7201,460

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,590213,660
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,23030,810
Production Occupations$39,25025,480
Sales and Related Occupations$39,15020,790
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,22018,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,55015,870
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,95010,660
Management Occupations$99,4409,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,0009,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,6608,940
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,6407,650
Retail Salespersons$26,0306,580
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,0406,300
Registered Nurses$56,1006,170
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0606,060
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$43,3205,500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,9004,830
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,6404,190
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$73,7404,080
Customer Service Representatives$34,1804,040
Office Clerks, General$33,1103,720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,6703,650
Protective Service Occupations$40,1903,480
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,7403,440
General and Operations Managers$105,0003,070
Nursing Assistants$25,3402,780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,0602,770
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$67,0602,670
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,8202,530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,4702,270
Machinists$45,1802,000
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,5201,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,9601,910
Helpers--Production Workers$26,2101,900
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,7401,810
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$29,1201,800
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,3701,750
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$56,3801,680
Accountants and Auditors$62,1401,510
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,3701,500
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,7201,460
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,7101,450
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$39,0901,260
Carpenters$41,5101,250
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$59,1601,240
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$42,9601,230
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$38,6001,200
Packers and Packagers, Hand$27,3601,180
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$33,1701,130
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$35,3801,130

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