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Kokomo Employment

Employment and Industries in the Kokomo, Indiana Area

Although the manufacturing sectors have experienced a decline, manufacturing is still a significant part of Kokomo's economy. The manufacturing of automobile transmissions and other automobile items are significant elements of the local economy. Kokomo also provides jobs for metals and plastic workers, assemblers and fabricators, engineers and production related occupations. Management, professional and related occupations provide about 22% of the jobs in Kokomo.

The city benefits from having a pro-business local and state government. Also, Inventrek Technology Park helps to create new high-tech firms and supports the development of new technologies by local companies.

Kokomo Indiana's top employers are:

  • Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Kokomo
  • Kokomo Center Township Consolidated School District
  • Chrysler LLC
  • Delphi Corporation
  • Haynes International, Inc
  • Holder Mattress
  • Howard Community Hospital
  • St Joseph Memorial Hospital
  • Howard County
  • Harbaugh Enterprises Inc
  • Staffing Resources Inc
  • Syndicate Sales, Inc
  • Coca-Cola bottling plant
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • First National Bank and Trust
  • Northwestern School Corp Howard Co
  • Vista Bona Programs Inc
  • Taylor Community School Building Corporation
  • Saber Management LLC
  • F D L Inc
  • Pizza Hut of Kokomo Inc
  • H E Mcgonigal Inc
  • Miles & Finch, Inc

Some of the more common jobs in Kokomo where the majority of the workers hold a college degree are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, human resources, training and labor relations specialists; pharmacists, medical and health services managers and financial managers.

Kokomo's primary industries for jobs are:

  • Transportation Equipment
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Education
  • Government
  • Computer and electronic products
  • Metal and plastics
  • Social services

Pertinent information about Kokomo: Kokomo has been named by Expansion Management Magazine as #1 in the nation for European direct manufacturing investment. Kokomo has also been ranked #1 in the nation for its manufacturing presence by Industry Week. In 2007 the estimated median household income in Kokomo was about $37,000. In 2008 Kokomo's cost of living index was at 78.1 which is low compared to the country's average of 100. Regarding Kokomo's adult population, about 16% hold a bachelor's degree or better.

Some of the helpful business organizations for local companies are:

Kokomo's daily newspaper the Kokomo Tribune is a good resource for local business and industry news.

Jobs in Kokomo

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 39670 $42970 $20.66 100
2 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4370 $20730 $9.97 8.3
3 Sales and Related Occupations 4100 $30430 $14.63 10.15
4 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 3930 $32570 $15.66 14.8
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2370 $46040 $22.13 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2300 $69900 $33.61 5.75
7 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1780 $54230 $26.07 3.8
8 Retail Salespersons 1670 $24020 $11.55 3.1
9 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1500 $18220 $8.76 2.15
10 Management Occupations 1350 $89080 $42.83 6.05
11 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1320 $35120 $16.88 6.45
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1220 $21830 $10.5 4.1
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 1140 $29550 $14.21 3.05
14 Cashiers 1080 $20390 $9.8 2.25
15 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1060 $79370 $38.16 1.65
16 Registered Nurses 870 $59570 $28.64 1.9
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 840 $24510 $11.78 3.7
18 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 830 $60210 $28.95 5.05
19 Waiters and Waitresses 790 $20830 $10.01 1.6
20 Office Clerks, General 620 $28200 $13.56 2
21 Electricians 610 $68940 $33.15 0.4
22 Protective Service Occupations 450 $46140 $22.18 2.25
23 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 450 $25890 $12.45 1.2
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 440 $41970 $20.18 1.65
25 Nursing Assistants 440 $22980 $11.05 1.05
26 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 430 $37940 $18.24 1
27 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 420 $74210 $35.68 2.8
28 Cooks, Restaurant 370 $20290 $9.75 0.75
29 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 360 $26800 $12.89 1.6
30 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 360 $30610 $14.71 0.6
31 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 350 $30030 $14.44 1.6
32 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 340 $31400 $15.1 1.7
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 $23270 $11.19 1.6
34 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $22960 $11.04 0.3
35 Customer Service Representatives 330 $31440 $15.11 1.75
36 General and Operations Managers 330 $84660 $40.7 1.4
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 310 $38320 $18.42 1.1
38 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 300 $43860 $21.09 1.2
39 Industrial Engineers 280 $85320 $41.02 0.2
40 Food Preparation Workers 270 $21510 $10.34 0.6
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 260 $49620 $23.86 1
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 250 $52280 $25.13 1
43 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 240 $43040 $20.69 0.6
44 Home Health Aides 230 $23220 $11.16 0.7
45 Medical Secretaries 220 $29520 $14.19 0.4
46 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 220 $22200 $10.67 1
47 Bartenders 210 $20940 $10.07 0.4
48 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 190 $31090 $14.95 0.5
49 Receptionists and Information Clerks 190 $26100 $12.55 0.7
50 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 180 $37880 $18.21 0.9
51 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 180 $25200 $12.11 0.8
52 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 170 $60630 $29.15 0.9
53 Insurance Sales Agents 170 $64760 $31.13 0.3
54 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 170 $43770 $21.04 0.5
55 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 160 $55560 $26.71 0.45
56 Legal Occupations 150 $67030 $32.23 0.8
57 Dishwashers 140 $18290 $8.79 0.3
58 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $44080 $21.19 0.2
59 Tellers 130 $29580 $14.22 0.3
60 Carpenters 130 $37130 $17.85 0.6
61 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $37450 $18.01 0.2
62 Accountants and Auditors 130 $58830 $28.29 0.9
63 Dental Hygienists 130 $69070 $33.21 0.1
64 Pharmacy Technicians 130 $28360 $13.64 0.25
65 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 120 $36450 $17.53 0.6
66 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 120 $28180 $13.55 0.4
67 Counter and Rental Clerks 110 $26040 $12.52 0.3
68 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $21710 $10.44 0.4
69 Childcare Workers 110 $20600 $9.9 0.8
70 Physical Therapists 110 $89980 $43.26 0.15
71 Postal Service Mail Carriers 100 $51590 $24.81 0.15
72 Engineers, All Other 90 $88840 $42.71 0.1
73 Pharmacists 90 $109830 $52.81 0.2
74 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 90 $18540 $8.92 0.25
75 Parts Salespersons 90 $23430 $11.27 0.2
76 Medical Assistants 90 $28820 $13.86 0.45
77 Billing and Posting Clerks 80 $33340 $16.03 0.35
78 Social and Human Service Assistants 80 $30270 $14.55 0.3
79 Dental Assistants 80 $39200 $18.85 0.2
80 Construction Laborers 80 $30410 $14.62 0.8
81 Human Resources Specialists 80 $50430 $24.25 0.3
82 Physical Therapist Assistants 80 $62430 $30.02 0.1
83 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 80 $48350 $23.24 0.3
84 Respiratory Therapists 70 $54780 $26.34 0.1
85 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $36080 $17.35 0.25
86 Occupational Therapists 70 $87380 $42.01 0.1
87 Medical and Health Services Managers 70 $90860 $43.68 0.2
88 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 70 $47960 $23.06 0.5
89 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 70 $21430 $10.3 0.2
90 Financial Managers 70 $76040 $36.56 0.4
91 Sales Managers 70 $135150 $64.98 0.2
92 Computer User Support Specialists 70 $46280 $22.25 0.4
93 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $21500 $10.34 0.2
94 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $39500 $18.99 0.2
95 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $44180 $21.24 0.2
96 Recreation Workers 60 $21230 $10.21 0.3
97 Food Service Managers 60 $54470 $26.19 0.2
98 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $26200 $12.6 0.1
99 Chief Executives 60 $99890 $48.03 0.2
100 Loan Officers 60 $56800 $27.31 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Kokomo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,970 39,670
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,730 4,370
Sales and Related Occupations 30,430 4,100
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,570 3,930
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,040 2,370
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,900 2,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 54,230 1,780
Retail Salespersons 24,020 1,670
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,220 1,500
Management Occupations 89,080 1,350
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,120 1,320
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,830 1,220
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,550 1,140
Cashiers 20,390 1,080
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,370 1,060
Registered Nurses 59,570 870
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,510 840
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,210 830
Waiters and Waitresses 20,830 790
Office Clerks, General 28,200 620
Electricians 68,940 610
Protective Service Occupations 46,140 450
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,890 450
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,970 440
Nursing Assistants 22,980 440
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,940 430
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,210 420
Cooks, Restaurant 20,290 370
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,800 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,610 360
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,030 350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 31,400 340
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,270 340
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 22,960 330
Customer Service Representatives 31,440 330
General and Operations Managers 84,660 330
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,320 310
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,860 300
Industrial Engineers 85,320 280
Food Preparation Workers 21,510 270
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,620 260
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,280 250
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 43,040 240
Home Health Aides 23,220 230
Medical Secretaries 29,520 220
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,200 220
Bartenders 20,940 210
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 31,090 190
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,100 190
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,880 180

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,970 39,670
Sales and Related Occupations 30,430 4,100
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,570 3,930
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,040 2,370
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,900 2,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 54,230 1,780
Management Occupations 89,080 1,350
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,120 1,320
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,550 1,140
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 79,370 1,060
Registered Nurses 59,570 870
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,210 830
Office Clerks, General 28,200 620
Electricians 68,940 610
Protective Service Occupations 46,140 450
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,890 450
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,970 440
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,940 430
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,210 420
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,800 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,610 360
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,030 350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 31,400 340
Customer Service Representatives 31,440 330
General and Operations Managers 84,660 330
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,320 310
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,860 300
Industrial Engineers 85,320 280
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,620 260
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,280 250
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 43,040 240
Medical Secretaries 29,520 220
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 31,090 190
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,100 190
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,880 180
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,200 180
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,630 170
Insurance Sales Agents 64,760 170
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,770 170
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 55,560 160
Legal Occupations 67,030 150
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 44,080 140
Tellers 29,580 130
Carpenters 37,130 130
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 37,450 130
Accountants and Auditors 58,830 130
Dental Hygienists 69,070 130
Pharmacy Technicians 28,360 130
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 36,450 120
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 28,180 120

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