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Pittsfield Employment

Employment and Industries in the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Area

The prominent industries in Pittsfield, Massachusetts are healthcare, plastics, business services and the insurance industry. The city also serves as a tourist base for the surrounding area.

Pittsfield's major job providing sectors are healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, social services, manufacturing, finance and insurance; and professional, scientific and technical services. Approximately 30% of the labor force is found in management, professional and related occupations. About 26% of the labor force works in sales and office occupations.

Some of the most popular jobs filled primarily by those with college degrees include teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; child, family and school social workers; social and human service assistants; rehabilitation counselors, financial managers, civil engineers and social and community service managers.

The following is a list of Pittsfield's significant employers:

  • KB Holdings, Inc
  • Sabic Innovative Plastics US LLC
  • General Dynamics Defense Systems, Inc
  • Senior Care Management Services
  • Berkshire Medical Center, Inc
  • Pittsfield Public School District
  • Lander, Inc
  • Fairview Extended Care Services
  • Hillcrest Foundation
  • SABIC - Innovative Plastics
  • Chemex Corporation
  • General Systems
  • Laurin Publishing
  • Annie Selke Companies
  • Berkshire Bank
  • Berkshire Eagle
  • Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America
  • Petrica Industries
  • Pittsfield Public Schools

Notable data regarding Pittsfield, Massachusetts: The estimated median household income in the city in 2007 was $43,000. Regarding the adult residents, approximately 21% have a bachelor's degree or higher. The cost of living index in 2008 was 88.4 which is less than the country's average of 100.

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Berkshire Eagle Online provides up-to-date local business and industry news.

Jobs in Pittsfield

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations39900$49,650$23.87100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5550$37,850$18.214.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4220$27,180$13.078.55
4Sales and Related Occupations3720$34,840$16.759.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3220$79,270$38.115.8
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations2670$49,800$23.946.05
7Management Occupations2480$98,800$47.56.15
8Construction and Extraction Occupations2290$52,500$25.244.45
9Personal Care and Service Occupations2200$29,740$14.34.3
10Production Occupations2140$40,100$19.285.7
11Retail Salespersons1680$28,720$13.812.85
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations1630$71,510$34.385.25
13Transportation and Material Moving Occupations1520$34,910$16.796.55
14Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1400$49,210$23.663.8
15Healthcare Support Occupations1360$35,790$17.213
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1270$32,410$15.583.65
17Personal Care Aides1250$29,120$141.5
18Registered Nurses1240$84,260$40.511.95
19Community and Social Service Occupations1000$45,960$22.11.65
20Cashiers960$24,640$11.852.2
21Waiters and Waitresses850$25,740$12.381.7
22General and Operations Managers840$98,630$47.421.5
23Protective Service Occupations810$55,240$26.562.2
24Office Clerks, General730$32,840$15.791.9
25Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food710$24,700$11.882.3
26Computer and Mathematical Occupations710$83,540$40.172.9
27Construction Laborers640$46,870$22.540.8
28Customer Service Representatives580$35,310$16.981.75
29Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks560$39,300$18.91.05
30Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations510$60,660$29.161.8
31Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners510$31,600$15.191.55
32Nursing Assistants500$32,720$15.731
33Stock Clerks and Order Fillers500$29,610$14.231.3
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers490$43,140$20.741
35Bartenders450$26,000$12.50.4
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers420$49,050$23.580.95
37First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers390$33,110$15.920.6
38Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive390$37,640$18.11.5
39Maintenance and Repair Workers, General350$41,110$19.770.9
40Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners320$27,160$13.060.9
41Accountants and Auditors310$70,550$33.920.9
42Medical Secretaries310$39,200$18.840.4
43Carpenters300$50,430$24.250.7
44Electricians300$51,890$24.950.4
45Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand300$29,400$14.131.7
46Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses290$52,210$25.10.5
47Cooks, Restaurant270$29,820$14.340.8
48Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers270$46,480$22.351.2
49Home Health Aides270$28,670$13.790.7
50Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers260$34,680$16.670.8
51Financial Managers240$105,410$50.680.4
52Healthcare Social Workers240$56,860$27.340.1
53Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations240$98,370$47.290.8
54Dishwashers220$24,930$11.980.3
55Medical and Health Services Managers220$116,870$56.190.25
56Printing Press Operators210$42,170$20.270.1
57Receptionists and Information Clerks210$30,380$14.60.7
58Social and Human Service Assistants200$41,920$20.150.25
59Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors200$33,500$16.10
60Tellers200$29,450$14.160.3
61Food Preparation Workers190$26,260$12.620.6
62Self-Enrichment Education Teachers190$44,450$21.370.2
63Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers180$32,530$15.640
64Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants180$51,840$24.920.35
65First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers180$60,930$29.290.4
66Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers180$38,460$18.490.6
67First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers170$71,840$34.540.4
68Legal Occupations170$95,850$46.080.8
69Recreation Workers170$28,030$13.480.25
70Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks170$33,220$15.970.4
71Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics160$46,530$22.370.5
72Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers160$24,020$11.550.3
73Food Servers, Nonrestaurant160$24,930$11.980.2
74Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers160$53,950$25.940.2
75Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers160$64,850$31.180.4
76Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education160$29,900$14.380.3
77Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs160$26,510$12.750.2
78Computer User Support Specialists150$45,520$21.880.4
79Bus Drivers, School or Special Client140$31,120$14.960.3
80Firefighters140$46,500$22.350.2
81Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists140$33,380$16.050.4
82Machinists140$45,300$21.780.25
83Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic140$28,740$13.820.1
84Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders130$39,650$19.070.2
85Billing and Posting Clerks120$37,240$17.90.3
86Civil Engineers120$91,990$44.230.2
87Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers120$25,730$12.370.1
88Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters120$61,420$29.530.3
89Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria110$32,780$15.760.3
90First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers110$60,840$29.250.3
91Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors110$38,440$18.480.2
92Human Resources Specialists110$55,400$26.640.35
93Postal Service Mail Carriers110$49,710$23.90.2
94Chefs and Head Cooks100$48,730$23.430.1
95Dental Assistants100$39,370$18.930.2
96Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop100$25,510$12.270.3
97Loan Officers100$64,650$31.080.2
98Management Analysts100$99,890$48.020.5
99Physical Therapists100$77,030$37.030.2
100Administrative Services Managers90$74,060$35.60.2
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Jobs More Common Near Pittsfield Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$49,65039,900
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,8505,550
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,1804,220
Sales and Related Occupations$34,8403,720
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$79,2703,220
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,8002,670
Management Occupations$98,8002,480
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,5002,290
Personal Care and Service Occupations$29,7402,200
Production Occupations$40,1002,140
Retail Salespersons$28,7201,680
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$71,5101,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,9101,520
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$49,2101,400
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,7901,360
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,4101,270
Personal Care Aides$29,1201,250
Registered Nurses$84,2601,240
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,9601,000
Cashiers$24,640960
Waiters and Waitresses$25,740850
General and Operations Managers$98,630840
Protective Service Occupations$55,240810
Office Clerks, General$32,840730
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,700710
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$83,540710
Construction Laborers$46,870640
Customer Service Representatives$35,310580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,300560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$60,660510
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,600510
Nursing Assistants$32,720500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,610500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,140490
Bartenders$26,000450
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,050420
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,110390
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,640390
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,110350
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,160320
Accountants and Auditors$70,550310
Medical Secretaries$39,200310
Carpenters$50,430300
Electricians$51,890300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,400300
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$52,210290
Cooks, Restaurant$29,820270
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,480270
Home Health Aides$28,670270
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$34,680260

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$49,65039,900
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,8505,550
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,1804,220
Sales and Related Occupations$34,8403,720
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$79,2703,220
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,8002,670
Management Occupations$98,8002,480
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,5002,290
Personal Care and Service Occupations$29,7402,200
Production Occupations$40,1002,140
Retail Salespersons$28,7201,680
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$71,5101,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,9101,520
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$49,2101,400
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,7901,360
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,4101,270
Personal Care Aides$29,1201,250
Registered Nurses$84,2601,240
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,9601,000
Waiters and Waitresses$25,740850
General and Operations Managers$98,630840
Protective Service Occupations$55,240810
Office Clerks, General$32,840730
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$83,540710
Construction Laborers$46,870640
Customer Service Representatives$35,310580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,300560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$60,660510
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,600510
Nursing Assistants$32,720500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$29,610500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,140490
Bartenders$26,000450
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,050420
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,110390
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,640390
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,110350
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,160320
Accountants and Auditors$70,550310
Medical Secretaries$39,200310
Carpenters$50,430300
Electricians$51,890300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,400300
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$52,210290
Cooks, Restaurant$29,820270
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,480270
Home Health Aides$28,670270
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$34,680260
Financial Managers$105,410240
Healthcare Social Workers$56,860240

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