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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. The top employment areas in Terre Haute are 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

The top manufacturing companies in the Terre Haute region are:

  • 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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 66260 $40040 $19.25 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9370 $31280 $15.04 14.8
3 Production Occupations 8300 $36090 $17.35 5.85
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7640 $20520 $9.87 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 6660 $30650 $14.74 10.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4670 $67130 $32.28 5.75
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4080 $52910 $25.44 6.15
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3980 $33740 $16.22 6.45
9 Management Occupations 3200 $88510 $42.55 6.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3060 $43340 $20.84 3.8
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2770 $17910 $8.61 2.15
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2610 $48950 $23.53 4.4
13 Retail Salespersons 2580 $24260 $11.67 3.1
14 Protective Service Occupations 2040 $38550 $18.54 2.25
15 Cashiers 1950 $20060 $9.64 2.25
16 Team Assemblers 1880 $30270 $14.56 0.75
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1870 $24250 $11.66 3.7
18 Registered Nurses 1810 $58260 $28.01 1.9
19 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1800 $58820 $28.28 5.05
20 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1770 $21730 $10.45 4.1
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 1720 $27900 $13.41 3.05
22 Office Clerks, General 1370 $28880 $13.88 2
23 Waiters and Waitresses 1220 $20870 $10.03 1.6
24 Customer Service Representatives 1140 $27650 $13.29 1.75
25 General and Operations Managers 1140 $86640 $41.65 1.4
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1100 $30450 $14.64 1.6
27 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1020 $43890 $21.1 1.2
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 990 $23420 $11.26 1.6
29 Correctional Officers and Jailers 900 $39720 $19.1 0.3
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 840 $26240 $12.61 1.6
31 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 830 $24150 $11.61 1.2
32 Nursing Assistants 820 $25340 $12.19 1.05
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 810 $36440 $17.52 0.9
34 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 780 $63470 $30.51 1.65
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 780 $30850 $14.83 1.1
36 Community and Social Service Occupations 770 $38090 $18.31 1.65
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 660 $36190 $17.4 1
38 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 630 $33800 $16.25 0.1
39 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 610 $30710 $14.77 0.6
40 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 600 $38380 $18.45 1.7
41 Personal Care Aides 580 $20450 $9.83 1.3
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 560 $46020 $22.13 1
43 Cooks, Restaurant 560 $20890 $10.04 0.75
44 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 540 $40340 $19.39 0.5
45 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 530 $61030 $29.34 2.8
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 470 $71890 $34.56 1
47 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 460 $55390 $26.63 0.4
48 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 460 $23320 $11.21 0.3
49 Bartenders 460 $18680 $8.98 0.4
50 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 440 $36850 $17.72 0.4
51 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 440 $29930 $14.39 0.6
52 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 420 $21780 $10.47 1
53 Carpenters 400 $42120 $20.25 0.6
54 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 380 $41400 $19.9 0.3
55 Security Guards 370 $25230 $12.13 0.7
56 Machinists 370 $41450 $19.93 0.3
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 360 $37470 $18.01 0.5
58 Electricians 360 $56660 $27.24 0.4
59 Legal Occupations 360 $56280 $27.06 0.8
60 Dishwashers 350 $18610 $8.95 0.3
61 Receptionists and Information Clerks 350 $25420 $12.22 0.7
62 Food Preparation Workers 340 $21160 $10.17 0.6
63 Tellers 330 $21990 $10.57 0.3
64 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 330 $54000 $25.96 0.9
65 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 330 $58300 $28.03 0.3
66 Medical Secretaries 320 $28640 $13.77 0.4
67 Helpers--Production Workers 320 $31640 $15.21 0.3
68 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 310 $23540 $11.32 0.3
69 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 310 $55270 $26.57 0.2
70 Accountants and Auditors 290 $59060 $28.39 0.9
71 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 280 $24350 $11.71 0.8
72 Home Health Aides 270 $21130 $10.16 0.7
73 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $39060 $18.78 0.45
74 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 270 $50130 $24.1 0.2
75 Billing and Posting Clerks 260 $32400 $15.58 0.35
76 Packers and Packagers, Hand 260 $19740 $9.49 0.45
77 Childcare Workers 250 $18110 $8.71 0.8
78 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 250 $39230 $18.86 0
79 Medical Assistants 250 $31190 $15 0.45
80 Construction Laborers 250 $37580 $18.07 0.8
81 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $20760 $9.98 0.3
82 Pharmacy Technicians 240 $28790 $13.84 0.25
83 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 240 $17880 $8.59 0.3
84 Medical and Health Services Managers 240 $79030 $37.99 0.2
85 Human Resources Specialists 230 $49360 $23.73 0.3
86 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $36210 $17.41 0.35
87 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $37770 $18.16 0.1
88 Printing Press Operators 230 $28430 $13.67 0.1
89 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $70100 $33.7 0.3
90 Parts Salespersons 210 $29160 $14.02 0.2
91 Chief Executives 210 $151440 $72.81 0.2
92 Lawyers 180 $62930 $30.26 0.5
93 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 $50500 $24.28 0.15
94 Recreation Workers 180 $24180 $11.63 0.3
95 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 180 $64280 $30.9 0.4
96 Industrial Production Managers 180 $100250 $48.2 0.1
97 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $41900 $20.14 0.2
98 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $19000 $9.13 0.25
99 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $26520 $12.75 0.4
100 Highway Maintenance Workers 160 $30880 $14.84 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Terre Haute Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,040 66,260
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,280 9,370
Production Occupations 36,090 8,300
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,520 7,640
Sales and Related Occupations 30,650 6,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,130 4,670
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 52,910 4,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,740 3,980
Management Occupations 88,510 3,200
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,340 3,060
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,910 2,770
Construction and Extraction Occupations 48,950 2,610
Retail Salespersons 24,260 2,580
Protective Service Occupations 38,550 2,040
Cashiers 20,060 1,950
Team Assemblers 30,270 1,880
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,250 1,870
Registered Nurses 58,260 1,810
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,820 1,800
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,730 1,770
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,900 1,720
Office Clerks, General 28,880 1,370
Waiters and Waitresses 20,870 1,220
Customer Service Representatives 27,650 1,140
General and Operations Managers 86,640 1,140
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,450 1,100
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,890 1,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,420 990
Correctional Officers and Jailers 39,720 900
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,240 840
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,150 830
Nursing Assistants 25,340 820
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,440 810
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 63,470 780
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 30,850 780
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,090 770
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,190 660
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 33,800 630
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,710 610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,380 600
Personal Care Aides 20,450 580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,020 560
Cooks, Restaurant 20,890 560
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,340 540
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,030 530
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 71,890 470
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,390 460
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 23,320 460
Bartenders 18,680 460
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 36,850 440

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,040 66,260
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,280 9,370
Production Occupations 36,090 8,300
Sales and Related Occupations 30,650 6,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,130 4,670
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 52,910 4,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,740 3,980
Management Occupations 88,510 3,200
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,340 3,060
Construction and Extraction Occupations 48,950 2,610
Protective Service Occupations 38,550 2,040
Team Assemblers 30,270 1,880
Registered Nurses 58,260 1,810
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,820 1,800
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,900 1,720
Office Clerks, General 28,880 1,370
Customer Service Representatives 27,650 1,140
General and Operations Managers 86,640 1,140
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,450 1,100
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,890 1,020
Correctional Officers and Jailers 39,720 900
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,240 840
Nursing Assistants 25,340 820
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,440 810
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 63,470 780
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 30,850 780
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,090 770
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,190 660
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 33,800 630
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,710 610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,380 600
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,020 560
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,340 540
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,030 530
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 71,890 470
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,390 460
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 36,850 440
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,930 440
Carpenters 42,120 400
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 41,400 380
Security Guards 25,230 370
Machinists 41,450 370
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 37,470 360
Electricians 56,660 360
Legal Occupations 56,280 360
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,420 350
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 54,000 330
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 58,300 330
Medical Secretaries 28,640 320
Helpers--Production Workers 31,640 320

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