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Sioux City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Sioux City, Iowa Area

Sioux City serves as a regional base for employment, business, industry and retail trade. The major employment sectors are healthcare, education, manufacturing, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance, computer and electronic products and social assistance. The workforce also includes numerous food processing workers and production related employees. About 22% of the jobs in Sioux City are found in sales and office occupations. In addition, Site Selection magazine has ranked Sioux City MSA #1 in the country for economic development with populations from 50,000 to 200,000.

The Sioux City Economic Development team collaborates with businesses to find qualified employees and to create training and educational opportunities for improving skills.

Common jobs in Sioux City where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, coaches and scouts, management analysts, child, family and school social workers; rehabilitation counselors, financial managers and lawyers.

The top job providing businesses in Sioux City Iowa are:

  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Alorica Inc
  • 185th Refueling Wing
  • Aalfs Manufacturing
  • Beef Products Inc
  • Besser International Pipe Machinery
  • Chesterman Company
  • Great West Casualty Company
  • Palmer Candy Company
  • Jolly Time Pop Corn
  • Sioux City Brick & Tile Company
  • Prince Manufacturing Corp
  • Sioux City Foundry Co
  • Well's Dairy Inc
  • Terra Industries Inc
  • Wilson Trailer Company
  • St. Luke's Regional Medical Center
  • Interbake Foods, Inc
  • John Morrell & Company
  • Kind & Knox Gelatin, Inc
  • Mars Petcare US Inc
  • Qwest Communications
  • Sara Lee Bakery Group

Noteworthy data about Sioux City Iowa: In 2009 the average salary was $29,000. In 2008 the cost of living index in Sioux City was 76.4 which is lower than the nation's average of 100. About 19% of the adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or better.

Companies situated in Sioux City have opportunities to work with organizations such as:

People interested in staying up-to-date with Sioux City business activities may want to read the Sioux City Journal

Jobs in Sioux City

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 85530 $40800 $19.62 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11390 $33560 $16.14 14.8
3 Production Occupations 11020 $34160 $16.42 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 9460 $33960 $16.33 10.15
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8160 $35190 $16.92 6.45
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7740 $21300 $10.24 8.3
7 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4970 $43020 $20.68 4.4
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4890 $49280 $23.69 6.15
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4660 $70000 $33.65 5.75
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4110 $43640 $20.98 3.8
11 Management Occupations 3780 $93780 $45.09 6.05
12 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 3000 $41350 $19.88 1.2
13 Retail Salespersons 2860 $27350 $13.15 3.1
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2690 $62140 $29.88 5.05
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2640 $27240 $13.1 3.7
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2540 $19050 $9.16 2.15
17 Cashiers 2270 $20500 $9.85 2.25
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2240 $25790 $12.4 4.1
19 Healthcare Support Occupations 1870 $29100 $13.99 3.05
20 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1860 $29060 $13.97 1.6
21 Registered Nurses 1790 $52920 $25.44 1.9
22 Office Clerks, General 1570 $30630 $14.73 2
23 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1540 $27850 $13.39 1.6
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 1370 $41650 $20.02 1.65
25 Customer Service Representatives 1320 $31790 $15.28 1.75
26 Protective Service Occupations 1240 $43260 $20.8 2.25
27 Waiters and Waitresses 1220 $19860 $9.55 1.6
28 General and Operations Managers 1180 $97020 $46.65 1.4
29 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1160 $35350 $17 1.1
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1120 $31040 $14.92 1.6
31 Food Batchmakers 1030 $35970 $17.29 0.1
32 Nursing Assistants 1020 $25330 $12.18 1.05
33 Personal Care Aides 930 $27690 $13.31 1.3
34 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 900 $29210 $14.04 1.2
35 Telemarketers 900 $23920 $11.5 0.15
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 880 $65390 $31.44 1
37 Carpenters 850 $42690 $20.52 0.6
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 820 $38050 $18.29 1
39 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 820 $35200 $16.92 1.7
40 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 820 $64960 $31.23 2.8
41 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 780 $59200 $28.46 0.4
42 Production Workers, All Other 770 $19370 $9.31 0.2
43 Helpers--Production Workers 770 $27650 $13.29 0.3
44 Construction Laborers 750 $30950 $14.88 0.8
45 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 740 $37650 $18.1 0.9
46 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 680 $45420 $21.84 0.2
47 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 650 $31300 $15.05 0.25
48 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 640 $72530 $34.87 1.65
49 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 580 $30480 $14.65 0.6
50 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 570 $28190 $13.55 0.6
51 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 560 $43460 $20.89 0.3
52 Cooks, Restaurant 550 $24750 $11.9 0.75
53 Receptionists and Information Clerks 540 $28230 $13.57 0.7
54 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 540 $49390 $23.75 1
55 Electricians 530 $50630 $24.34 0.4
56 Tellers 500 $25200 $12.12 0.3
57 Accountants and Auditors 500 $63220 $30.4 0.9
58 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 490 $23080 $11.1 0.3
59 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 490 $45310 $21.78 0.2
60 Packers and Packagers, Hand 480 $24380 $11.72 0.45
61 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $32570 $15.66 0.35
62 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 460 $36760 $17.68 0.5
63 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 $26370 $12.68 0.8
64 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 440 $21640 $10.41 1
65 Bartenders 440 $21510 $10.34 0.4
66 Bakers 380 $28080 $13.5 0.1
67 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 370 $56660 $27.24 0.4
68 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 370 $55070 $26.48 0.9
69 Bill and Account Collectors 360 $34360 $16.52 0.2
70 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 360 $23440 $11.27 0.3
71 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 350 $37950 $18.25 0.5
72 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 340 $25190 $12.11 0.2
73 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 330 $34410 $16.54 0.6
74 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 330 $31750 $15.26 0.4
75 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 320 $40710 $19.57 0.5
76 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 320 $38470 $18.5 0.1
77 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 320 $51690 $24.85 0.1
78 Food Preparation Workers 320 $21450 $10.31 0.6
79 Legal Occupations 320 $68110 $32.74 0.8
80 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $55890 $26.87 0.45
81 Dishwashers 290 $20050 $9.64 0.3
82 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $44900 $21.59 0.3
83 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 $67120 $32.27 0.3
84 Parts Salespersons 280 $35160 $16.9 0.2
85 Team Assemblers 280 $29130 $14 0.75
86 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $94550 $45.46 0.2
87 Security Guards 270 $23090 $11.1 0.7
88 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 270 $36600 $17.6 0.2
89 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $38390 $18.46 0.3
90 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $18440 $8.87 0.3
91 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $19170 $9.22 0.25
92 Pharmacy Technicians 260 $29440 $14.16 0.25
93 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 260 $32270 $15.52 0.3
94 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 260 $57820 $27.8 0.7
95 Childcare Workers 260 $20160 $9.69 0.8
96 Financial Managers 240 $113630 $54.63 0.4
97 Medical Secretaries 240 $29600 $14.23 0.4
98 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 240 $63300 $30.43 0.2
99 Loan Officers 240 $77350 $37.19 0.2
100 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 230 $20150 $9.69 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Sioux City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,800 85,530
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,560 11,390
Production Occupations 34,160 11,020
Sales and Related Occupations 33,960 9,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,190 8,160
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,300 7,740
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,020 4,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,280 4,890
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,000 4,660
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,640 4,110
Management Occupations 93,780 3,780
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,350 3,000
Retail Salespersons 27,350 2,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,140 2,690
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,240 2,640
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,050 2,540
Cashiers 20,500 2,270
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,790 2,240
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,100 1,870
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,060 1,860
Registered Nurses 52,920 1,790
Office Clerks, General 30,630 1,570
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,850 1,540
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,650 1,370
Customer Service Representatives 31,790 1,320
Protective Service Occupations 43,260 1,240
Waiters and Waitresses 19,860 1,220
General and Operations Managers 97,020 1,180
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,350 1,160
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,040 1,120
Food Batchmakers 35,970 1,030
Nursing Assistants 25,330 1,020
Personal Care Aides 27,690 930
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,210 900
Telemarketers 23,920 900
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,390 880
Carpenters 42,690 850
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,050 820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,200 820
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 64,960 820
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,200 780
Production Workers, All Other 19,370 770
Helpers--Production Workers 27,650 770
Construction Laborers 30,950 750
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,650 740
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 45,420 680
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 31,300 650
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,530 640
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,480 580
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,190 570

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,800 85,530
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,560 11,390
Production Occupations 34,160 11,020
Sales and Related Occupations 33,960 9,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,190 8,160
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,020 4,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,280 4,890
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,000 4,660
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,640 4,110
Management Occupations 93,780 3,780
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,350 3,000
Retail Salespersons 27,350 2,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,140 2,690
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,240 2,640
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,790 2,240
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,100 1,870
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,060 1,860
Registered Nurses 52,920 1,790
Office Clerks, General 30,630 1,570
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,850 1,540
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,650 1,370
Customer Service Representatives 31,790 1,320
Protective Service Occupations 43,260 1,240
General and Operations Managers 97,020 1,180
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,350 1,160
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,040 1,120
Food Batchmakers 35,970 1,030
Nursing Assistants 25,330 1,020
Personal Care Aides 27,690 930
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,210 900
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,390 880
Carpenters 42,690 850
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,050 820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,200 820
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 64,960 820
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,200 780
Helpers--Production Workers 27,650 770
Construction Laborers 30,950 750
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,650 740
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 45,420 680
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 31,300 650
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,530 640
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,480 580
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,190 570
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 43,460 560
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,230 540
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,390 540
Electricians 50,630 530
Tellers 25,200 500
Accountants and Auditors 63,220 500

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