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Elizabethtown Employment

Employment and Industries in the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Area

Elizabethtown has a developing industrial and commercial economy. A variety of products are manufactured in Elizabethtown. The Fort Knox Military Installation is a major part of the region's economy. The city's major employment sectors are healthcare, education, construction, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, social services and the government.

About 32% of the labor force is found in management, professional and related occupations. Sales and office occupations comprise about 25% of the workforce. Production, transportation and material moving jobs provide about 17% of the jobs in Elizabethtown.

A list of Elizabethtown's largest job providers is shown below:

  • Hardin County Board of Education
  • Akebono Brake Corporation
  • The Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc
  • J P L Management, Inc
  • Elizabethtown Ind Sch Dist
  • Superior Maintenance Co
  • Fort Knox National Company
  • City of Elizabethtown
  • First Financial Services Corporation
  • Harry Owen Trucking Inc
  • County of Hardin
  • Bluegrass Cellular Inc
  • PKDM Holdings, Inc
  • The Keyboard Corporation
  • North American Heritage Services, Inc
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown, Inc
  • Affordable Heating and Cooling
  • Howard W Pence, Inc
  • Hardin Moving and Delivery, Inc

Some of the most common jobs in Elizabethtown where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; child family and school social workers; human resources training and labor relations specialists; financial managers, management analysts; and industrial engineers.

Pertinent data about Elizabethtown Kentucky: In 2009 the average salary in the city was $28,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was 82.2. The country's average is 100. About 21% of the residents over the age of 25 have achieved a bachelor's degree or better.

Elizabethtown businesses have opportunities to work with helpful organizations including:

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Jobs in Elizabethtown

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 53200 $40840 $19.64 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8520 $32190 $15.48 14.8
3 Production Occupations 6180 $39620 $19.05 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 5700 $30460 $14.64 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5350 $20040 $9.64 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3350 $31770 $15.27 6.45
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3240 $63400 $30.48 5.05
8 Team Assemblers 3020 $40520 $19.48 0.75
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2890 $46280 $22.25 6.15
10 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2500 $73400 $35.29 5.75
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2420 $42150 $20.26 3.8
12 Management Occupations 2210 $85570 $41.14 6.05
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2130 $17920 $8.61 2.15
14 Retail Salespersons 2030 $24930 $11.98 3.1
15 Cashiers 1820 $19220 $9.24 2.25
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1760 $21030 $10.11 4.1
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 1590 $31780 $15.28 3.05
18 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1550 $72800 $35 2.8
19 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1480 $43430 $20.88 4.4
20 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1330 $25390 $12.2 3.7
21 Customer Service Representatives 1290 $28120 $13.52 1.75
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 990 $30700 $14.76 1.6
23 Protective Service Occupations 950 $43190 $20.76 2.25
24 Human Resources Specialists 910 $65010 $31.25 0.3
25 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 890 $26950 $12.96 1.2
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 870 $42380 $20.37 1.65
27 Waiters and Waitresses 860 $18630 $8.96 1.6
28 Registered Nurses 770 $59940 $28.82 1.9
29 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 760 $32970 $15.85 1.1
30 Personal Care Aides 720 $20340 $9.78 1.3
31 Office Clerks, General 710 $27590 $13.26 2
32 General and Operations Managers 690 $87280 $41.96 1.4
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 660 $38360 $18.44 0.9
34 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 650 $45760 $22 1.2
35 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 620 $25780 $12.39 1.6
36 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 600 $25360 $12.19 1.6
37 Computer Occupations, All Other 580 $84100 $40.43 0.2
38 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 570 $67670 $32.53 0.7
39 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 570 $36530 $17.56 1
40 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 520 $30020 $14.43 0.6
41 Cooks, Restaurant 520 $19920 $9.58 0.75
42 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 520 $54400 $26.16 0.4
43 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 480 $68970 $33.16 1.65
44 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 470 $33080 $15.91 0.3
45 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 460 $43860 $21.09 0.1
46 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 420 $23290 $11.2 0.3
47 Receptionists and Information Clerks 410 $25890 $12.45 0.7
48 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 410 $46490 $22.35 1
49 Childcare Workers 400 $18900 $9.09 0.8
50 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 390 $36500 $17.55 0.5
51 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 380 $45970 $22.1 0.45
52 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 370 $37960 $18.25 0.3
53 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 360 $43310 $20.82 1.7
54 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 360 $18180 $8.74 1
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 330 $68160 $32.77 1
56 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 320 $26690 $12.83 0.6
57 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $54110 $26.02 0.3
58 Computer User Support Specialists 290 $46040 $22.13 0.4
59 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $31240 $15.02 0.35
60 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 270 $39430 $18.96 0.2
61 Accountants and Auditors 270 $59040 $28.38 0.9
62 Tellers 250 $24350 $11.71 0.3
63 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $26950 $12.96 0.3
64 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 $35510 $17.07 0.35
65 Legal Occupations 240 $58930 $28.33 0.8
66 Management Analysts 230 $74120 $35.64 0.5
67 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $38280 $18.4 0.2
68 Training and Development Specialists 230 $51790 $24.9 0.2
69 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 220 $17440 $8.39 0.25
70 Medical Assistants 220 $29740 $14.3 0.45
71 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 220 $28440 $13.67 0.8
72 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 210 $65100 $31.3 0.9
73 Construction Laborers 210 $36830 $17.71 0.8
74 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $31210 $15.01 0.25
75 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 190 $34530 $16.6 0.4
76 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 180 $61760 $29.69 0.6
77 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $62560 $30.07 0.3
78 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $23420 $11.26 0.4
79 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 170 $49580 $23.84 0.2
80 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 170 $39120 $18.81 0.5
81 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $50010 $24.04 0.15
82 Financial Managers 160 $96220 $46.26 0.4
83 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 160 $38360 $18.44 0.1
84 Education Administrators, All Other 150 $79460 $38.2 0
85 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 150 $42250 $20.31 0.3
86 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $21500 $10.34 0.2
87 Food Preparation Workers 150 $20630 $9.92 0.6
88 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 150 $43500 $20.91 0.1
89 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $60250 $28.97 0.2
90 Loan Officers 140 $69570 $33.45 0.2
91 Electricians 140 $51000 $24.52 0.4
92 Parts Salespersons 130 $30920 $14.87 0.2
93 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 130 $19140 $9.2 0.2
94 Bill and Account Collectors 130 $35020 $16.83 0.2
95 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $35060 $16.86 0.1
96 Firefighters 130 $35040 $16.85 0.2
97 Pharmacists 120 $119970 $57.68 0.2
98 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $32850 $15.79 0.1
99 Real Estate Sales Agents 120 $38040 $18.29 0.2
100 Dental Assistants 120 $31220 $15.01 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Elizabethtown Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,840 53,200
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,190 8,520
Production Occupations 39,620 6,180
Sales and Related Occupations 30,460 5,700
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,040 5,350
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,770 3,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,400 3,240
Team Assemblers 40,520 3,020
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,280 2,890
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,400 2,500
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,150 2,420
Management Occupations 85,570 2,210
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,920 2,130
Retail Salespersons 24,930 2,030
Cashiers 19,220 1,820
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,030 1,760
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,780 1,590
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,800 1,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,430 1,480
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,390 1,330
Customer Service Representatives 28,120 1,290
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,700 990
Protective Service Occupations 43,190 950
Human Resources Specialists 65,010 910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,950 890
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,380 870
Waiters and Waitresses 18,630 860
Registered Nurses 59,940 770
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,970 760
Personal Care Aides 20,340 720
Office Clerks, General 27,590 710
General and Operations Managers 87,280 690
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,360 660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,760 650
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,780 620
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,360 600
Computer Occupations, All Other 84,100 580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 67,670 570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,530 570
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,020 520
Cooks, Restaurant 19,920 520
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 54,400 520
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,970 480
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 33,080 470
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 43,860 460
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 23,290 420
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,890 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,490 410
Childcare Workers 18,900 400
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,500 390

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,840 53,200
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,190 8,520
Production Occupations 39,620 6,180
Sales and Related Occupations 30,460 5,700
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,770 3,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,400 3,240
Team Assemblers 40,520 3,020
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,280 2,890
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,400 2,500
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,150 2,420
Management Occupations 85,570 2,210
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,780 1,590
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,800 1,550
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,430 1,480
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,390 1,330
Customer Service Representatives 28,120 1,290
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,700 990
Protective Service Occupations 43,190 950
Human Resources Specialists 65,010 910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,950 890
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,380 870
Registered Nurses 59,940 770
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,970 760
Office Clerks, General 27,590 710
General and Operations Managers 87,280 690
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,360 660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,760 650
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,780 620
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,360 600
Computer Occupations, All Other 84,100 580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 67,670 570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,530 570
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,020 520
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 54,400 520
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,970 480
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 33,080 470
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 43,860 460
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,890 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,490 410
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,500 390
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 45,970 380
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 37,960 370
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,310 360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 68,160 330
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 26,690 320
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 54,110 290
Computer User Support Specialists 46,040 290
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,240 280
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 39,430 270
Accountants and Auditors 59,040 270

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