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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations39430$43,630$20.97100
2Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4510$20,610$9.918.55
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations4130$32,720$15.7314.35
4Sales and Related Occupations3760$29,080$13.989.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2350$63,800$30.675.8
6Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1860$54,740$26.323.8
7Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1560$18,600$8.942.3
8Management Occupations1510$91,130$43.826.15
9Retail Salespersons1440$23,910$11.52.85
10Architecture and Engineering Occupations1400$80,990$38.941.7
11Transportation and Material Moving Occupations1380$34,950$16.816.55
12Cashiers1210$19,260$9.262.2
13Healthcare Support Occupations1210$29,400$14.143
14Registered Nurses900$60,780$29.221.95
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations880$60,790$29.235.25
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations870$25,130$12.083.65
17Waiters and Waitresses850$19,670$9.461.7
18Personal Care and Service Occupations740$23,430$11.274.3
19Office Clerks, General720$27,590$13.271.9
20Nursing Assistants500$23,520$11.311
21Community and Social Service Occupations470$43,420$20.881.65
22Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers460$44,330$21.311.2
23First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers430$36,620$17.611
24Stock Clerks and Order Fillers430$27,220$13.091.3
25Protective Service Occupations400$51,620$24.822.2
26Cooks, Restaurant390$21,330$10.250.8
27Food Preparation Workers380$21,390$10.280.6
28General and Operations Managers360$82,060$39.451.5
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners350$23,400$11.251.55
30Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks340$34,000$16.351.05
31Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers330$42,330$20.350
32Customer Service Representatives310$28,880$13.881.75
33Personal Care Aides310$22,480$10.811.5
34First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers300$32,510$15.630.6
35First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers290$49,500$23.80.95
36Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive270$30,580$14.71.5
37Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria250$22,230$10.690.3
38Millwrights240$72,890$35.050
39Bartenders230$20,120$9.670.4
40First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers230$72,000$34.620.3
41Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand230$28,350$13.631.7
42Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics220$31,600$15.190.5
43Home Health Aides220$21,380$10.280.7
44Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners210$21,510$10.340.9
45Receptionists and Information Clerks200$25,530$12.270.7
46Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers190$28,330$13.620.8
47Medical Secretaries190$31,550$15.170.4
48Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products190$55,590$26.730.9
49Maintenance and Repair Workers, General170$38,450$18.490.9
50Construction Laborers160$34,590$16.630.8
51Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers160$33,280$160.6
52Child, Family, and School Social Workers150$39,190$18.840.2
53Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses150$44,360$21.330.5
54Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations150$68,160$32.770.8
55Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks150$27,390$13.170.4
56Cooks, Fast Food140$18,950$9.110.3
57Counter and Rental Clerks140$25,520$12.270.3
58Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers140$50,160$24.110.2
59Physical Therapists140$87,680$42.150.2
60Pharmacy Technicians130$29,110$140.3
61Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers130$53,040$25.50.4
62Carpenters120$37,890$18.210.7
63Accountants and Auditors110$67,490$32.450.9
64Dental Hygienists110$65,490$31.480.1
65Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers110$57,160$27.480.3
66First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers100$61,740$29.680.4
67Medical Assistants100$30,450$14.640.45
68Physical Therapist Assistants100$56,440$27.140.1
69Postal Service Mail Carriers100$50,590$24.320.2
70Tellers100$30,610$14.710.3
71Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment90$21,230$10.210.2
72Dishwashers90$18,470$8.880.3
73Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants90$49,050$23.580.35
74Food Servers, Nonrestaurant90$21,300$10.240.2
75Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop90$18,200$8.750.3
76Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers90$46,110$22.170.3
77Billing and Posting Clerks80$34,890$16.780.3
78Labor Relations Specialists80$59,960$28.830.05
79Medical and Health Services Managers80$92,150$44.310.25
80Bus Drivers, School or Special Client70$31,890$15.330.3
81Financial Managers70$71,240$34.250.4
82Human Resources Specialists70$55,860$26.860.35
83Occupational Therapists70$86,660$41.660.1
84Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other70$36,880$17.730.2
85Opticians, Dispensing70$30,080$14.460.05
86Parts Salespersons70$27,370$13.160.2
87Pharmacists70$105,590$50.770.2
88Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education70$21,060$10.130.3
89Chief Executives60$85,320$41.020.2
90Computer User Support Specialists60$42,660$20.510.4
91Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic60$27,080$13.020.1
92Dental Assistants60$45,920$22.080.2
93Insurance Sales Agents60$71,970$34.60.3
94Loan Officers60$62,560$30.080.2
95Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators60$39,540$19.010.2
96Recreation Workers60$20,920$10.060.25
97Sales Managers60$119,360$57.390.2
98Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents60$73,610$35.390.2
99Self-Enrichment Education Teachers60$40,570$19.50.2
100Tire Repairers and Changers60$25,250$12.140.1
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Jobs More Common Near Kokomo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,63039,430
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,6104,510
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,7204,130
Sales and Related Occupations$29,0803,760
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,8002,350
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$54,7401,860
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,6001,560
Management Occupations$91,1301,510
Retail Salespersons$23,9101,440
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,9901,400
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,9501,380
Cashiers$19,2601,210
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,4001,210
Registered Nurses$60,780900
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,790880
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,130870
Waiters and Waitresses$19,670850
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,430740
Office Clerks, General$27,590720
Nursing Assistants$23,520500
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,420470
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,330460
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,620430
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,220430
Protective Service Occupations$51,620400
Cooks, Restaurant$21,330390
Food Preparation Workers$21,390380
General and Operations Managers$82,060360
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,400350
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,000340
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$42,330330
Customer Service Representatives$28,880310
Personal Care Aides$22,480310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,510300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,500290
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,580270
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$22,230250
Millwrights$72,890240
Bartenders$20,120230
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$72,000230
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,350230
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$31,600220
Home Health Aides$21,380220
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,510210
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,530200
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,330190
Medical Secretaries$31,550190
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,590190
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,450170
Construction Laborers$34,590160

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,63039,430
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,7204,130
Sales and Related Occupations$29,0803,760
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,8002,350
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$54,7401,860
Management Occupations$91,1301,510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,9901,400
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,9501,380
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,4001,210
Registered Nurses$60,780900
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,790880
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,130870
Office Clerks, General$27,590720
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,420470
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,330460
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,620430
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,220430
Protective Service Occupations$51,620400
General and Operations Managers$82,060360
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,000340
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$42,330330
Customer Service Representatives$28,880310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,510300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,500290
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,580270
Millwrights$72,890240
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$72,000230
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,350230
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$31,600220
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,530200
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,330190
Medical Secretaries$31,550190
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,590190
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,450170
Construction Laborers$34,590160
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,280160
Child, Family, and School Social Workers$39,190150
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$44,360150
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$68,160150
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$27,390150
Counter and Rental Clerks$25,520140
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers$50,160140
Physical Therapists$87,680140
Pharmacy Technicians$29,110130
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$53,040130
Carpenters$37,890120
Accountants and Auditors$67,490110
Dental Hygienists$65,490110
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$57,160110
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$61,740100

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