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Terre Haute Employment

Employment and Industries in the Terre Haute, Indiana Area

Terre Haute is regarded as a prominent business center in west-central Indiana. The integral elements of Terre Haute's economy are advanced manufacturing, health services, education, customer service centers and agriculture. Agribusiness is involved in corn, soybeans, wheat, hay and forestry. And employment is closely to those areas: manufacturing, healthcare and social assistance, retail trade, government, education; and accommodation and food services.

The Wabash Valley Advanced Manufacturing Cluster is a prominent leader in the regional manufacturing industry. The organization offers companies a variety of assistance. The organization also offers the Skills-One certification program which has an objective to improve workforce literacy skills.

A list of the Fortune 500 companies that have a presence in the Terre Haute/Vigo County area is shown below:

  • General Electric
  • Sony
  • Pfizer
  • Thyssen Krupp
  • Saint-Gobain
  • International Paper
  • Alcan
  • HCA
  • Aisin Seiki

The major companies in the Terre Haute region based on the number of employees are:

  • Union Hospital Health Group
  • Vigo County School Corp
  • Indiana State University
  • Sony DADC
  • Bemis
  • Terre Haute Regional Hospital
  • Alorica
  • United States Federal Correctional Complex
  • City of Terre Haute
  • First Financial Bank
  • Vigo County
  • AET
  • Associated Physicians & Surgeons
  • Rose - Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Unison Engine Components
  • Staples Midwest Distribution Center
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Wabash Valley
  • Aisin Brake & Chassis
  • Columbia House
  • Ivy Hill

Manufacturing companies in the Terre Haute region include:

  • Great Dane - Semi Trailers
  • Sony DADC - CD & DVD production
  • Bemis - Polyethylene bags/flexible packaging
  • Eli Lilly - Animal health products
  • Aisin Brake & Chassis - Automobile break components
  • AET - Oriented polypropylene film
  • Unison Engine Components - Mfg of turbine engine components
  • Ivy Hill - Print and packaging material
  • CSN - Cold roll steel finishing
  • Novelis - Aluminum foil

Notable information about the city of Terre Haute: In 2008 the estimated median household income in the city was $31,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 76.7. The country's average is 100. About 20% of the adult population in Terre Haute acquired a bachelor's degree or higher.

Helpful organizations for Terre Haute businesses include:

People interested in staying current on the local business and industry news may want to read the Tribune-Star

Jobs in Terre Haute

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations67380$41,090$19.75100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9270$31,830$15.314.35
3Production Occupations8020$36,450$17.525.7
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7840$20,210$9.728.55
5Sales and Related Occupations6270$31,320$15.069.9
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4770$70,800$34.045.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4520$34,810$16.746.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations4110$52,270$25.136.05
9Management Occupations3490$89,000$42.796.15
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3100$43,800$21.063.8
11Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2850$18,340$8.822.3
12Construction and Extraction Occupations2790$50,790$24.424.45
13Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2330$33,240$15.980
14Protective Service Occupations2250$38,770$18.642.2
15Retail Salespersons2210$24,450$11.762.85
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2000$24,580$11.823.65
17Healthcare Support Occupations1930$29,450$14.163
18Registered Nurses1880$60,930$29.31.95
19Cashiers1870$20,200$9.712.2
20Personal Care and Service Occupations1780$23,180$11.154.3
21Business and Financial Operations Occupations1740$60,310$28.995.25
22Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1380$27,730$13.331.7
23Office Clerks, General1380$30,320$14.571.9
24Waiters and Waitresses1310$19,230$9.251.7
25General and Operations Managers1250$87,410$42.031.5
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1060$24,310$11.691.3
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1050$23,680$11.391.55
28Customer Service Representatives1030$26,880$12.921.75
29Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1020$51,670$24.841.2
30Correctional Officers and Jailers990$40,410$19.430.25
31Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive950$31,660$15.221.5
32Maintenance and Repair Workers, General940$39,320$18.90.9
33Nursing Assistants820$26,380$12.681
34Community and Social Service Occupations810$39,350$18.921.65
35First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers760$35,880$17.251
36Architecture and Engineering Occupations740$67,310$32.361.7
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks690$31,710$15.251.05
38Computer and Mathematical Occupations640$65,020$31.262.9
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers610$45,950$22.090.95
40First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers600$29,980$14.410.6
41Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations560$47,900$23.031.8
42Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses540$41,600$200.5
43Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic480$40,080$19.270
44Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers480$31,430$15.110.6
45Carpenters470$46,660$22.430.7
46Cooks, Restaurant450$20,810$100.8
47Machinists450$40,810$19.620.25
48Security Guards430$25,070$12.060.7
49Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners410$22,820$10.970.9
50Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products410$72,040$34.640.9
51Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks410$35,640$17.140.4
52Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics400$41,410$19.910.5
53Bartenders400$18,630$8.960.4
54Personal Care Aides400$21,370$10.281.5
55Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria380$23,270$11.190.3
56Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers370$24,290$11.680.8
57Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic360$38,800$18.660.1
58First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers360$55,180$26.530.4
59Construction Laborers350$35,000$16.830.8
60Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop340$18,450$8.870.3
61Food Preparation Workers340$21,310$10.250.6
62Legal Occupations340$62,590$30.090.8
63Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators340$57,030$27.420.2
64Tellers340$23,480$11.290.3
65Accountants and Auditors330$64,080$30.810.9
66Childcare Workers320$19,490$9.370.8
67First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers320$58,590$28.170.3
68Home Health Aides320$21,520$10.350.7
69Medical Assistants320$32,440$15.590.45
70Bus Drivers, School or Special Client310$24,450$11.750.3
71Electricians310$56,010$26.930.4
72Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers310$43,300$20.820.3
73Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations310$54,240$26.080.8
74Printing Press Operators310$27,920$13.420.1
75Receptionists and Information Clerks310$26,990$12.970.7
76Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers290$40,180$19.320.4
77Medical Secretaries280$30,530$14.680.4
78Packers and Packagers, Hand280$21,230$10.210.45
79Pharmacy Technicians280$30,170$14.510.3
80Industrial Machinery Mechanics270$49,990$24.030.2
81Billing and Posting Clerks260$33,000$15.870.3
82Helpers--Production Workers240$31,340$15.070.3
83Chief Executives230$158,620$76.260.2
84Counter and Rental Clerks230$23,030$11.070.3
85Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists230$23,580$11.340.4
86Medical and Health Services Managers230$84,880$40.810.25
87Production Workers, All Other230$36,390$17.490.2
88Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators220$31,700$15.240.35
89Substitute Teachers220$21,250$10.210
90Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers220$40,850$19.640.3
91Industrial Production Managers190$98,870$47.530.1
92Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders190$37,980$18.260.1
93Parts Salespersons190$31,790$15.280.2
94Physicians and Surgeons, All Other190$279,560$134.40.25
95Postal Service Mail Carriers190$49,320$23.710.2
96Computer User Support Specialists180$40,750$19.590.4
97Lawyers180$70,950$34.110.5
98Business Operations Specialists, All Other170$57,820$27.80.7
99Driver/Sales Workers170$30,510$14.670.3
100First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers170$67,370$32.390.4
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Jobs More Common Near Terre Haute Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,09067,380
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,8309,270
Production Occupations$36,4508,020
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,2107,840
Sales and Related Occupations$31,3206,270
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,8004,770
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,8104,520
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,2704,110
Management Occupations$89,0003,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,8003,100
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,3402,850
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,7902,790
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,2402,330
Protective Service Occupations$38,7702,250
Retail Salespersons$24,4502,210
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,5802,000
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,4501,930
Registered Nurses$60,9301,880
Cashiers$20,2001,870
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,1801,780
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,3101,740
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,7301,380
Office Clerks, General$30,3201,380
Waiters and Waitresses$19,2301,310
General and Operations Managers$87,4101,250
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,3101,060
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,6801,050
Customer Service Representatives$26,8801,030
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$51,6701,020
Correctional Officers and Jailers$40,410990
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,660950
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,320940
Nursing Assistants$26,380820
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,350810
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$35,880760
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,310740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,710690
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,020640
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$45,950610
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,980600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,900560
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,600540
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$40,080480
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,430480
Carpenters$46,660470
Cooks, Restaurant$20,810450
Machinists$40,810450
Security Guards$25,070430
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,820410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$72,040410

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,09067,380
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,8309,270
Production Occupations$36,4508,020
Sales and Related Occupations$31,3206,270
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,8004,770
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,8104,520
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,2704,110
Management Occupations$89,0003,490
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,8003,100
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,7902,790
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,2402,330
Protective Service Occupations$38,7702,250
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,4501,930
Registered Nurses$60,9301,880
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,3101,740
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,7301,380
Office Clerks, General$30,3201,380
General and Operations Managers$87,4101,250
Customer Service Representatives$26,8801,030
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$51,6701,020
Correctional Officers and Jailers$40,410990
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,660950
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,320940
Nursing Assistants$26,380820
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,350810
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$35,880760
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,310740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,710690
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,020640
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$45,950610
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,980600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,900560
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,600540
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$40,080480
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,430480
Carpenters$46,660470
Machinists$40,810450
Security Guards$25,070430
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$72,040410
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$35,640410
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$41,410400
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$38,800360
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$55,180360
Construction Laborers$35,000350
Legal Occupations$62,590340
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$57,030340
Accountants and Auditors$64,080330
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$58,590320
Medical Assistants$32,440320
Electricians$56,010310

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