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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 40480 $48990 $23.55 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5960 $37480 $18.02 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 4270 $33200 $15.96 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3990 $25650 $12.33 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3180 $81340 $39.11 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2840 $49000 $23.56 6.15
7 Management Occupations 2620 $95870 $46.09 6.05
8 Retail Salespersons 2180 $26370 $12.68 3.1
9 Production Occupations 2160 $38280 $18.41 5.85
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2030 $51910 $24.96 4.4
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1740 $30680 $14.75 4.1
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1700 $69570 $33.45 5.05
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 1430 $36300 $17.45 3.05
14 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1420 $34000 $16.35 6.45
15 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1380 $45470 $21.86 3.8
16 Registered Nurses 1320 $79400 $38.17 1.9
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1290 $31760 $15.27 3.7
18 Community and Social Service Occupations 940 $44680 $21.48 1.65
19 Cashiers 930 $23360 $11.23 2.25
20 General and Operations Managers 890 $89110 $42.84 1.4
21 Waiters and Waitresses 860 $25950 $12.48 1.6
22 Office Clerks, General 840 $32960 $15.85 2
23 Protective Service Occupations 820 $52150 $25.07 2.25
24 Personal Care Aides 790 $28680 $13.79 1.3
25 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 670 $79570 $38.26 2.8
26 Construction Laborers 640 $41030 $19.73 0.8
27 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 610 $37660 $18.1 1.1
28 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 590 $52840 $25.4 1.7
29 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 590 $22060 $10.61 2.15
30 Nursing Assistants 570 $31380 $15.09 1.05
31 Customer Service Representatives 570 $33470 $16.09 1.75
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $31470 $15.13 1.6
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 500 $29540 $14.2 1.2
34 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 490 $36630 $17.61 1.6
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 490 $47200 $22.69 1
36 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 440 $42160 $20.27 0.9
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 420 $48170 $23.16 1
38 Bartenders 390 $23450 $11.28 0.4
39 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 360 $27170 $13.06 1
40 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 340 $31010 $14.91 0.6
41 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 330 $50820 $24.43 0.5
42 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 320 $88100 $42.36 0.9
43 Medical Secretaries 310 $41030 $19.73 0.4
44 Home Health Aides 300 $29100 $13.99 0.7
45 Cooks, Restaurant 300 $27510 $13.23 0.75
46 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $33460 $16.09 0.8
47 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 280 $43620 $20.97 1.2
48 Carpenters 270 $42580 $20.47 0.6
49 Accountants and Auditors 260 $72930 $35.06 0.9
50 Dishwashers 250 $22600 $10.87 0.3
51 Healthcare Social Workers 250 $55720 $26.79 0.1
52 Receptionists and Information Clerks 240 $30300 $14.57 0.7
53 Food Preparation Workers 230 $24630 $11.84 0.6
54 Financial Managers 230 $102060 $49.07 0.4
55 Tellers 220 $28630 $13.76 0.3
56 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $27960 $13.44 1.6
57 Legal Occupations 200 $80530 $38.72 0.8
58 Medical and Health Services Managers 200 $130720 $62.85 0.2
59 Electricians 200 $54730 $26.31 0.4
60 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 200 $28510 $13.71 0.3
61 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 200 $48910 $23.51 0.5
62 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 190 $45260 $21.76 0.25
63 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 190 $36880 $17.73 0.6
64 Helpers--Production Workers 180 $26780 $12.88 0.3
65 Medical Assistants 180 $36290 $17.45 0.45
66 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 170 $32440 $15.6 0.4
67 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 170 $49480 $23.79 0.5
68 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 170 $28850 $13.87 0.3
69 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $40600 $19.52 0.3
70 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 160 $71530 $34.39 0.4
71 Machinists 160 $48310 $23.23 0.3
72 Team Assemblers 150 $30620 $14.72 0.75
73 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 150 $61040 $29.35 0.45
74 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $22080 $10.61 0.3
75 Printing Press Operators 150 $44160 $21.23 0.1
76 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 150 $60990 $29.32 0.4
77 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $36830 $17.71 0.25
78 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $44970 $21.62 0.2
79 Computer User Support Specialists 140 $40250 $19.35 0.4
80 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 140 $25660 $12.34 0.2
81 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $24180 $11.62 0.1
82 Firefighters 130 $43640 $20.98 0.2
83 Industrial Engineers 130 $101680 $48.89 0.2
84 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $75420 $36.26 0.3
85 Recreation Workers 120 $25650 $12.33 0.3
86 Counter and Rental Clerks 120 $32060 $15.41 0.3
87 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $26880 $12.92 0.1
88 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 120 $65500 $31.49 0.35
89 Billing and Posting Clerks 120 $35920 $17.27 0.35
90 Human Resources Specialists 110 $55610 $26.73 0.3
91 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $62600 $30.1 0.2
92 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $50400 $24.23 0.15
93 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 110 $32710 $15.73 0.3
94 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 110 $66230 $31.84 1
95 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $34250 $16.47 0.4
96 Sheet Metal Workers 100 $64780 $31.14 0.1
97 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 100 $55110 $26.5 0.2
98 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 100 $58680 $28.21 0.3
99 Management Analysts 100 $95150 $45.75 0.5
100 Social and Community Service Managers 100 $53420 $25.68 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Pittsfield Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 48,990 40,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,480 5,960
Sales and Related Occupations 33,200 4,270
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,650 3,990
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,340 3,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,000 2,840
Management Occupations 95,870 2,620
Retail Salespersons 26,370 2,180
Production Occupations 38,280 2,160
Construction and Extraction Occupations 51,910 2,030
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,680 1,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,570 1,700
Healthcare Support Occupations 36,300 1,430
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,000 1,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,470 1,380
Registered Nurses 79,400 1,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,760 1,290
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,680 940
Cashiers 23,360 930
General and Operations Managers 89,110 890
Waiters and Waitresses 25,950 860
Office Clerks, General 32,960 840
Protective Service Occupations 52,150 820
Personal Care Aides 28,680 790
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 79,570 670
Construction Laborers 41,030 640
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,660 610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 52,840 590
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,060 590
Nursing Assistants 31,380 570
Customer Service Representatives 33,470 570
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,470 500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,540 500
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,630 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,200 490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 42,160 440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,170 420
Bartenders 23,450 390
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,170 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,010 340
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 50,820 330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 88,100 320
Medical Secretaries 41,030 310
Home Health Aides 29,100 300
Cooks, Restaurant 27,510 300
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 33,460 290
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,620 280
Carpenters 42,580 270
Accountants and Auditors 72,930 260
Dishwashers 22,600 250

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 48,990 40,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,480 5,960
Sales and Related Occupations 33,200 4,270
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,650 3,990
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,340 3,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,000 2,840
Management Occupations 95,870 2,620
Retail Salespersons 26,370 2,180
Production Occupations 38,280 2,160
Construction and Extraction Occupations 51,910 2,030
Personal Care and Service Occupations 30,680 1,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,570 1,700
Healthcare Support Occupations 36,300 1,430
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,000 1,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,470 1,380
Registered Nurses 79,400 1,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,760 1,290
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,680 940
General and Operations Managers 89,110 890
Waiters and Waitresses 25,950 860
Office Clerks, General 32,960 840
Protective Service Occupations 52,150 820
Personal Care Aides 28,680 790
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 79,570 670
Construction Laborers 41,030 640
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,660 610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 52,840 590
Nursing Assistants 31,380 570
Customer Service Representatives 33,470 570
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 31,470 500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 29,540 500
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,630 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,200 490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 42,160 440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,170 420
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,170 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,010 340
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 50,820 330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 88,100 320
Medical Secretaries 41,030 310
Home Health Aides 29,100 300
Cooks, Restaurant 27,510 300
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 33,460 290
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,620 280
Carpenters 42,580 270
Accountants and Auditors 72,930 260
Healthcare Social Workers 55,720 250
Receptionists and Information Clerks 30,300 240
Financial Managers 102,060 230
Tellers 28,630 220

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