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Barnstable Employment

Employment and Industries in the Barnstable, Massachusetts Area

Tourism and retail are major factors for Barnstable Town's economy. Over 50% of the employees in Barnstable Town work in the wholesale/retail and service sectors. The town also has a small manufacturing industry. The manufacturing jobs, on average pay about 50% higher than the local retail jobs.

The leading employment segments in Barnstable Town are education, healthcare, social services, retail; arts, entertainment and recreation; and accommodation and food services. Management, professional and related occupations comprise 34% of the jobs. About 25% of the jobs are found in sales and office occupations. Approximately, 19% of the employees work in service occupations.

The following is a list of the significant employers in the Barnstable Town area:

  • Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc
  • Cape Cod Hospital
  • Town of Barnstable
  • Boston-Wyman, Inv
  • VNA of Cape Cod Inc
  • Catania Hospitality Group, Inc
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod Inc
  • Holly Management and Supply Corporation
  • Barnstable High School
  • Hyannis Air Service Inc
  • Cape Cod Child Development Program Inc
  • Christy's of Cape Cod LLC
  • Cape Abilities Inc
  • Hearth'n Kettle of Attleboro, Inc
  • First Student Inc
  • Cape Cod Medical Supply
  • Sencorp, Inc
  • Teledyne Benthos
  • Back Office Associates

Some of the jobs more prevalent in Barnstable than most of the nation's other cities are motorboat mechanics, zoologists and wildlife biologists, dietetic technicians, residential advisors, interior designers, fire fighters, pharmacy aides; and chefs and head cooks.

Pertinent information regarding Barnstable Town, Massachusetts: In 2009 the average earnings in Barnstable Town was $36,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 103.3 which is near the nation's average of 100. Regarding the adult population, about 32% have a bachelor's degree or better.

In Barnstable Town, Massachusetts, businesses are provided assistance from associations such as:

Those interested in staying up-to-date with local business activities may want to read the Barnstable Patriot.

Jobs in Barnstable Town

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 101910 $49220 $23.66 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15340 $39090 $18.79 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13440 $28180 $13.55 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 12110 $36280 $17.44 10.15
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7970 $86760 $41.71 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6100 $59430 $28.57 6.15
7 Management Occupations 5880 $91060 $43.78 6.05
8 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5400 $35990 $17.3 3.7
9 Retail Salespersons 5190 $30050 $14.45 3.1
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4950 $39230 $18.86 6.45
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4680 $52930 $25.45 4.4
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3940 $31530 $15.16 4.1
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3640 $52520 $25.25 3.8
14 Cashiers 3260 $24090 $11.58 2.25
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 3180 $35510 $17.07 3.05
16 Registered Nurses 3020 $83230 $40.02 1.9
17 Waiters and Waitresses 3000 $27390 $13.17 1.6
18 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2760 $74980 $36.05 5.05
19 Production Occupations 2580 $41900 $20.14 5.85
20 Protective Service Occupations 2400 $54760 $26.33 2.25
21 General and Operations Managers 2180 $84140 $40.45 1.4
22 Office Clerks, General 2100 $35790 $17.21 2
23 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2080 $38600 $18.56 0.8
24 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1960 $23820 $11.45 2.15
25 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1880 $40850 $19.64 1.1
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 1880 $46860 $22.53 1.65
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1860 $27950 $13.44 1.2
28 Nursing Assistants 1660 $32080 $15.42 1.05
29 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1560 $78090 $37.55 1.65
30 Food Preparation Workers 1390 $25260 $12.14 0.6
31 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1370 $43950 $21.13 1
32 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1320 $82400 $39.61 0.9
33 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1310 $40860 $19.65 1.6
34 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1310 $33170 $15.95 1.6
35 Customer Service Representatives 1310 $35780 $17.2 1.75
36 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1290 $43570 $20.95 0.6
37 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1190 $28050 $13.49 1
38 Personal Care Aides 1160 $31130 $14.97 1.3
39 Carpenters 1120 $51290 $24.66 0.6
40 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1120 $48630 $23.38 1.7
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1100 $54930 $26.41 1
42 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1080 $78180 $37.59 2.8
43 Cooks, Restaurant 1020 $28890 $13.89 0.75
44 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1020 $34930 $16.79 1.6
45 Bartenders 890 $27790 $13.36 0.4
46 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 840 $43330 $20.83 0.9
47 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 800 $36020 $17.32 0.6
48 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 790 $57070 $27.44 0.5
49 Medical Secretaries 770 $41180 $19.8 0.4
50 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 750 $46390 $22.3 1.2
51 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 750 $23170 $11.14 0.3
52 Receptionists and Information Clerks 730 $32650 $15.7 0.7
53 Dishwashers 710 $23850 $11.47 0.3
54 Construction Laborers 590 $46250 $22.24 0.8
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 570 $69610 $33.47 1
56 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 540 $49910 $24 0.5
57 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 530 $62540 $30.07 0.45
58 Firefighters 530 $59750 $28.72 0.2
59 Residential Advisors 520 $29950 $14.4 0.1
60 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 510 $48980 $23.55 0.5
61 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 510 $61890 $29.76 0.3
62 Cooks, Fast Food 510 $24910 $11.98 0.3
63 Financial Managers 500 $103660 $49.84 0.4
64 Accountants and Auditors 490 $68110 $32.75 0.9
65 Tellers 480 $32260 $15.51 0.3
66 Home Health Aides 470 $30160 $14.5 0.7
67 Recreation Workers 450 $30540 $14.68 0.3
68 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 450 $32690 $15.71 0.4
69 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 440 $24180 $11.63 0.25
70 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 440 $23110 $11.11 0.3
71 Security Guards 440 $33920 $16.31 0.7
72 Substitute Teachers 420 $24790 $11.92 0
73 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 420 $66900 $32.16 0.6
74 Social and Human Service Assistants 410 $35630 $17.13 0.3
75 Medical and Health Services Managers 410 $100970 $48.54 0.2
76 Legal Occupations 400 $81670 $39.27 0.8
77 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 390 $38620 $18.57 0.2
78 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $70900 $34.09 0.4
79 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 370 $70560 $33.93 0.3
80 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 360 $28880 $13.89 0.2
81 Electricians 340 $57650 $27.72 0.4
82 Pharmacists 340 $123200 $59.23 0.2
83 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 330 $53220 $25.59 0.2
84 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 330 $42840 $20.6 0.3
85 Cooks, Short Order 330 $32870 $15.8 0.1
86 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 320 $49740 $23.91 0.1
87 Counter and Rental Clerks 310 $31010 $14.91 0.3
88 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $49700 $23.89 0.15
89 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $66910 $32.17 0.2
90 Chief Executives 300 $152870 $73.5 0.2
91 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 300 $34500 $16.59 0.1
92 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $29920 $14.38 0.2
93 Dental Hygienists 290 $85380 $41.05 0.1
94 Physical Therapists 290 $86230 $41.46 0.15
95 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 270 $204490 $98.31 0.2
96 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 270 $61570 $29.6 0.2
97 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 270 $43100 $20.72 0.2
98 Medical Assistants 260 $36800 $17.69 0.45
99 Food Service Managers 260 $51920 $24.96 0.2
100 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 250 $71710 $34.48 0.4
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Jobs More Common Near Barnstable Town Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 49,220 101,910
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39,090 15,340
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 28,180 13,440
Sales and Related Occupations 36,280 12,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 86,760 7,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 59,430 6,100
Management Occupations 91,060 5,880
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 35,990 5,400
Retail Salespersons 30,050 5,190
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,230 4,950
Construction and Extraction Occupations 52,930 4,680
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,530 3,940
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,520 3,640
Cashiers 24,090 3,260
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,510 3,180
Registered Nurses 83,230 3,020
Waiters and Waitresses 27,390 3,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,980 2,760
Production Occupations 41,900 2,580
Protective Service Occupations 54,760 2,400
General and Operations Managers 84,140 2,180
Office Clerks, General 35,790 2,100
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 38,600 2,080
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,820 1,960
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,850 1,880
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,860 1,880
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,950 1,860
Nursing Assistants 32,080 1,660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,090 1,560
Food Preparation Workers 25,260 1,390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,950 1,370
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 82,400 1,320
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,860 1,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 33,170 1,310
Customer Service Representatives 35,780 1,310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 43,570 1,290
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,050 1,190
Personal Care Aides 31,130 1,160
Carpenters 51,290 1,120
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,630 1,120
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,930 1,100
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,180 1,080
Cooks, Restaurant 28,890 1,020
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,930 1,020
Bartenders 27,790 890
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 43,330 840
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 36,020 800
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 57,070 790
Medical Secretaries 41,180 770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,390 750

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Barnstable Town, Massachusetts Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 49,220 101,910
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39,090 15,340
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 28,180 13,440
Sales and Related Occupations 36,280 12,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 86,760 7,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 59,430 6,100
Management Occupations 91,060 5,880
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 35,990 5,400
Retail Salespersons 30,050 5,190
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,230 4,950
Construction and Extraction Occupations 52,930 4,680
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,530 3,940
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 52,520 3,640
Healthcare Support Occupations 35,510 3,180
Registered Nurses 83,230 3,020
Waiters and Waitresses 27,390 3,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 74,980 2,760
Production Occupations 41,900 2,580
Protective Service Occupations 54,760 2,400
General and Operations Managers 84,140 2,180
Office Clerks, General 35,790 2,100
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 38,600 2,080
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 40,850 1,880
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,860 1,880
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,950 1,860
Nursing Assistants 32,080 1,660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,090 1,560
Food Preparation Workers 25,260 1,390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,950 1,370
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 82,400 1,320
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,860 1,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 33,170 1,310
Customer Service Representatives 35,780 1,310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 43,570 1,290
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,050 1,190
Personal Care Aides 31,130 1,160
Carpenters 51,290 1,120
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,630 1,120
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,930 1,100
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,180 1,080
Cooks, Restaurant 28,890 1,020
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 34,930 1,020
Bartenders 27,790 890
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 43,330 840
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 36,020 800
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 57,070 790
Medical Secretaries 41,180 770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,390 750
Receptionists and Information Clerks 32,650 730
Construction Laborers 46,250 590

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