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Davenport Employment

Employment and Industries in the Davenport, Iowa Area

Davenport has a diversified economy with manufacturing, services and wholesale and retail sales as the major factors. John Deere is the largest employer in the Quad Cities. The service sector includes a large number of jobs provided by the numerous gambling casinos and jobs related to tourism.

Jobs are provided by the manufacturing of items such as construction machinery, agricultural implements, airplane parts, military equipment, sheet aluminum, meat and food products, electronic parts, and cement and foundry products.

The region's numerous banks and lending institutions, in collaboration with the state of Iowa, have created a positive fiscal environment for new companies and also for existing companies desiring to expand. In addition, job training programs are provided that offset employees' wages and training costs.

The top employers in the Davenport area include:

  • Deere & CO
  • Rock Island Arsenal
  • Genesis Health Systems
  • Alcoa
  • Trinity Medical Center
  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Mid American Energy CO
  • Kraft Foods, Inc
  • AP AC
  • Von Maur, Inc
  • Excelon
  • Kone, Inc
  • Norscross Footwear Inc
  • United Parcel Service
  • Von Hoffman Inc
  • Modern Woodmen of America
  • Lee Enterprises
  • Davenport Community School District
  • Design-Build Associates, Inc
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District
  • City of Davenport
  • Isle of Capri Davenport Inc
  • IOC Davenport Inc
  • Swiss Valley Farms, CO
  • M&S Foods of Iowa Inc

Some of the common occupations where the majority of the workers have a college degree are registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, managers, medical and clinical laboratory technicians, computer systems analysts, computer programmers and financial managers.

The following is a list of Davenport's top non-agricultural employment sectors:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Education and health services
  • Professional and business services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Finance

Noteworthy information regarding Davenport Iowa: Davenport's skilled workforce can be employed at a lower cost than the nation's average. About 22% of the residents over the age of 25 have earned a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index in Davenport was at 79.7 which is lower than the national average of 100. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $39,000.

Davenport companies are able to collaborate with organizations such as:

The Quad-City Times provides up-to-date information about local businesses and industries.

Jobs in Davenport

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 180750 $44850 $21.56 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 27020 $33790 $16.25 14.8
3 Production Occupations 18990 $37660 $18.1 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 17560 $35770 $17.2 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 16750 $21200 $10.19 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12740 $34360 $16.52 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10660 $53610 $25.77 6.15
8 Management Occupations 10090 $92900 $44.66 6.05
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 9850 $73940 $35.55 5.75
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8710 $67290 $32.35 5.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8480 $44770 $21.52 3.8
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6950 $49780 $23.93 4.4
13 Retail Salespersons 5610 $27630 $13.29 3.1
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5200 $26490 $12.74 3.7
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 5170 $28780 $13.84 3.05
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4420 $19720 $9.48 2.15
17 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4410 $74760 $35.94 2.8
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4350 $24690 $11.87 4.1
19 Cashiers 4100 $20890 $10.04 2.25
20 Customer Service Representatives 4040 $29430 $14.15 1.75
21 Protective Service Occupations 3760 $45260 $21.76 2.25
22 Production Workers, All Other 3600 $40460 $19.45 0.2
23 Registered Nurses 3580 $53280 $25.62 1.9
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3530 $28370 $13.64 1.2
25 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3450 $78760 $37.87 1.65
26 Waiters and Waitresses 3240 $21330 $10.26 1.6
27 General and Operations Managers 3190 $90980 $43.74 1.4
28 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 3170 $41590 $20 1.2
29 Office Clerks, General 3170 $32800 $15.77 2
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2930 $28450 $13.68 1.6
31 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2620 $32020 $15.39 1.6
32 Community and Social Service Occupations 2300 $45940 $22.09 1.65
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2270 $26150 $12.57 1.6
34 Nursing Assistants 2180 $26360 $12.67 1.05
35 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2060 $41140 $19.78 0.9
36 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1960 $39870 $19.17 1.7
37 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1820 $70230 $33.76 1
38 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1800 $36360 $17.48 1.1
39 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1700 $70030 $33.67 0.7
40 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1680 $37520 $18.04 1
41 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1600 $32410 $15.58 0.6
42 Team Assemblers 1390 $31830 $15.3 0.75
43 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1310 $21760 $10.46 1
44 Construction Laborers 1270 $39380 $18.93 0.8
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1250 $47090 $22.64 1
46 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1220 $28180 $13.55 0.7
47 Cooks, Fast Food 1200 $19250 $9.25 0.3
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1110 $30300 $14.57 0.6
49 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1100 $28000 $13.46 0.25
50 Accountants and Auditors 1080 $65760 $31.62 0.9
51 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1080 $61530 $29.58 0.4
52 Personal Care Aides 1080 $22780 $10.95 1.3
53 Bartenders 1060 $20400 $9.81 0.4
54 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1050 $63910 $30.73 0.9
55 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1040 $38720 $18.61 0.5
56 Helpers--Production Workers 1020 $27190 $13.07 0.3
57 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1020 $46400 $22.31 0.5
58 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 990 $18960 $9.12 0.3
59 Machinists 990 $45200 $21.73 0.3
60 Food Preparation Workers 970 $20360 $9.79 0.6
61 Cooks, Restaurant 960 $21810 $10.49 0.75
62 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 930 $27580 $13.26 0.8
63 Counter and Rental Clerks 920 $22350 $10.74 0.3
64 Packers and Packagers, Hand 910 $27000 $12.98 0.45
65 Security Guards 890 $27380 $13.16 0.7
66 Managers, All Other 860 $99680 $47.92 0.65
67 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 840 $23960 $11.52 0.2
68 Legal Occupations 830 $93290 $44.85 0.8
69 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 820 $52930 $25.45 0.45
70 Human Resources Specialists 810 $62340 $29.97 0.3
71 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 810 $31870 $15.32 0.4
72 Home Health Aides 810 $26230 $12.61 0.7
73 Electricians 800 $60890 $29.28 0.4
74 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 770 $48860 $23.49 0.2
75 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 750 $40320 $19.38 0.3
76 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 740 $59830 $28.77 0.6
77 Mechanical Engineers 730 $87170 $41.91 0.2
78 Medical Assistants 720 $29720 $14.29 0.45
79 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 710 $38010 $18.27 0.35
80 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 710 $29350 $14.11 0.1
81 Industrial Engineers 710 $81910 $39.38 0.2
82 Financial Managers 710 $109720 $52.75 0.4
83 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 700 $72180 $34.7 0.2
84 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 690 $51590 $24.8 0.2
85 Medical Secretaries 640 $32430 $15.59 0.4
86 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 640 $42230 $20.3 0.5
87 Billing and Posting Clerks 640 $35320 $16.98 0.35
88 Computer User Support Specialists 630 $38080 $18.31 0.4
89 Carpenters 630 $49080 $23.6 0.6
90 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 630 $66720 $32.08 0.4
91 Sales Managers 620 $97880 $47.06 0.2
92 Dishwashers 620 $19180 $9.22 0.3
93 Computer Programmers 610 $88400 $42.5 0.2
94 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 600 $66930 $32.18 0.3
95 Tellers 590 $25790 $12.4 0.3
96 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 580 $34000 $16.35 0.3
97 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 570 $24840 $11.94 0.3
98 Childcare Workers 560 $21160 $10.17 0.8
99 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 560 $58960 $28.35 0.2
100 Insurance Sales Agents 550 $54290 $26.1 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Davenport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,850 180,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,790 27,020
Production Occupations 37,660 18,990
Sales and Related Occupations 35,770 17,560
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,200 16,750
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,360 12,740
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 53,610 10,660
Management Occupations 92,900 10,090
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,940 9,850
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 67,290 8,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,770 8,480
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,780 6,950
Retail Salespersons 27,630 5,610
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,490 5,200
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,780 5,170
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,720 4,420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,760 4,410
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,690 4,350
Cashiers 20,890 4,100
Customer Service Representatives 29,430 4,040
Protective Service Occupations 45,260 3,760
Production Workers, All Other 40,460 3,600
Registered Nurses 53,280 3,580
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,370 3,530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,760 3,450
Waiters and Waitresses 21,330 3,240
General and Operations Managers 90,980 3,190
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,590 3,170
Office Clerks, General 32,800 3,170
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,450 2,930
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,020 2,620
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,940 2,300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,150 2,270
Nursing Assistants 26,360 2,180
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,140 2,060
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 39,870 1,960
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,230 1,820
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,360 1,800
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 70,030 1,700
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,520 1,680
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,410 1,600
Team Assemblers 31,830 1,390
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,760 1,310
Construction Laborers 39,380 1,270
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,090 1,250
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,180 1,220
Cooks, Fast Food 19,250 1,200
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,300 1,110
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 28,000 1,100
Accountants and Auditors 65,760 1,080

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Davenport, Iowa Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,850 180,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,790 27,020
Production Occupations 37,660 18,990
Sales and Related Occupations 35,770 17,560
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,360 12,740
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 53,610 10,660
Management Occupations 92,900 10,090
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,940 9,850
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 67,290 8,710
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,770 8,480
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,780 6,950
Retail Salespersons 27,630 5,610
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,490 5,200
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,780 5,170
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,760 4,410
Customer Service Representatives 29,430 4,040
Protective Service Occupations 45,260 3,760
Production Workers, All Other 40,460 3,600
Registered Nurses 53,280 3,580
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,370 3,530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,760 3,450
General and Operations Managers 90,980 3,190
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,590 3,170
Office Clerks, General 32,800 3,170
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,450 2,930
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,020 2,620
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,940 2,300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,150 2,270
Nursing Assistants 26,360 2,180
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,140 2,060
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 39,870 1,960
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,230 1,820
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,360 1,800
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 70,030 1,700
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,520 1,680
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,410 1,600
Team Assemblers 31,830 1,390
Construction Laborers 39,380 1,270
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,090 1,250
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,180 1,220
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,300 1,110
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 28,000 1,100
Accountants and Auditors 65,760 1,080
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 61,530 1,080
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 63,910 1,050
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,720 1,040
Helpers--Production Workers 27,190 1,020
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 46,400 1,020
Machinists 45,200 990
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,580 930

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