dcsimg

Springfield Employment

Employment and Industries in the Springfield, Massachusetts Area

Springfield is regarded as the economic center for the western portion of Massachusetts. The Springfield region is a prominent retail area and provides a large number of retail jobs. Other leading industries in Springfield include healthcare, educational services and social assistance.

Springfield includes one of the largest Fortune 500 companies located in Massachusetts, Baystate Health, which also is the largest employer in the city. Due to the medical centers and institutions of higher learning, Springfield includes a noteworthy biotech industry. In collaboration with Hartford, Connecticut, the Springfield - Hartford region is known as New England's "Knowledge Corridor," which is the second largest concentration of higher learning institutions in New England. The corridor adds to the region's economy.

Springfield's leading employment sectors include retail, healthcare, education, social services and the government. Service occupations comprise 22% of the jobs in Springfield. Management, professional and related occupations provide another 22% of the jobs. Sales and office occupations comprise 19% of the labor force.

Shown below is a list of notable companies located in the Springfield, Massachusetts area:

  • Baystate Health
  • Breck Shampoo
  • Friendly Ice Cream Corporation
  • Health New England
  • Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Merriam-Webster
  • TD Banknorth
  • Milton Bradley Company
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Indian Manufacturing Company
  • NAI Samuel D. Plotkin & Associates
  • W.F. Young, Inc
  • Peter Pan Bus Lines
  • American Hockey League
  • United Health Group
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Itech Solutions

Some of the most popular occupations in Springfield, Massachusetts filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; social and human service assistants, financial managers, management analysts; child, family and school social workers; computer applications software engineers; and medical and health services managers.

Pertinent information about Springfield, Massachusetts: Regarding the population over the age of 25, about 15% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 117.7 which is higher than the country's average of 100. The estimated median household income in Springfield in 2007 was $33,000.

Associations that offer assistance to local businesses include:

Those interested in staying up-to-date with Springfield business and industry news may want to visit Republican - MassLive.com.

Jobs in Springfield

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 318630 $50780 $24.41 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 46600 $39160 $18.83 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27780 $25580 $12.3 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 27190 $38770 $18.64 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 25820 $65110 $31.31 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 22650 $83910 $40.34 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 22610 $37600 $18.08 6.45
8 Production Occupations 20870 $39900 $19.18 5.85
9 Management Occupations 20160 $101530 $48.81 6.05
10 Personal Care and Service Occupations 14520 $28850 $13.87 4.1
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 13040 $69190 $33.26 5.05
12 Community and Social Service Occupations 11150 $45700 $21.97 1.65
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10920 $49550 $23.82 3.8
14 Retail Salespersons 10330 $27660 $13.3 3.1
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 10060 $34410 $16.54 3.05
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 9710 $53120 $25.54 4.4
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 9380 $31360 $15.08 3.7
18 Protective Service Occupations 8610 $50350 $24.21 2.25
19 Personal Care Aides 8110 $27730 $13.33 1.3
20 Registered Nurses 7910 $74260 $35.7 1.9
21 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 7730 $23330 $11.22 2.15
22 Cashiers 6700 $23750 $11.42 2.25
23 Office Clerks, General 6230 $33740 $16.22 2
24 Customer Service Representatives 5650 $35890 $17.25 1.75
25 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5470 $78260 $37.63 2.8
26 General and Operations Managers 5380 $101760 $48.92 1.4
27 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5050 $29680 $14.27 1.6
28 Waiters and Waitresses 4990 $23940 $11.51 1.6
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4700 $47770 $22.97 1.2
30 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4530 $27920 $13.42 1.2
31 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4200 $39810 $19.14 1.6
32 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4120 $81130 $39 1.65
33 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4090 $31710 $15.25 1.6
34 Nursing Assistants 4080 $30550 $14.69 1.05
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3710 $41180 $19.8 1.1
36 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 3290 $70180 $33.74 0.9
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3280 $57600 $27.69 1
38 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3250 $51500 $24.76 1.7
39 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2800 $43850 $21.08 1
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2650 $40840 $19.64 0.9
41 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 2610 $37910 $18.23 0.2
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2590 $70300 $33.8 1
43 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 2490 $32570 $15.66 0.3
44 Cooks, Restaurant 2240 $25870 $12.44 0.75
45 Medical Assistants 2190 $36970 $17.77 0.45
46 Bartenders 2160 $23640 $11.37 0.4
47 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2100 $32150 $15.46 0.8
48 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2050 $30370 $14.6 0.7
49 Accountants and Auditors 2020 $70000 $33.65 0.9
50 Financial Managers 2000 $101570 $48.83 0.4
51 Team Assemblers 1980 $33990 $16.34 0.75
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1950 $38570 $18.55 0.6
53 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1920 $62170 $29.89 0.45
54 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1860 $23270 $11.19 0.3
55 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1850 $36030 $17.32 0.6
56 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1780 $49170 $23.64 0.5
57 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1740 $50470 $24.27 0.5
58 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1730 $36730 $17.66 0.4
59 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1660 $34790 $16.73 0.45
60 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1650 $41860 $20.13 0.5
61 Healthcare Social Workers 1560 $59120 $28.42 0.1
62 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1530 $51980 $24.99 0.3
63 Security Guards 1530 $29160 $14.02 0.7
64 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1510 $65110 $31.3 0.4
65 Social and Human Service Assistants 1500 $37770 $18.16 0.3
66 Food Preparation Workers 1470 $26700 $12.84 0.6
67 Medical Secretaries 1460 $38820 $18.66 0.4
68 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1440 $40090 $19.27 0.3
69 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1360 $25320 $12.17 1
70 Legal Occupations 1360 $102800 $49.42 0.8
71 Firefighters 1340 $49100 $23.61 0.2
72 Medical and Health Services Managers 1320 $102880 $49.46 0.2
73 Carpenters 1280 $53270 $25.61 0.6
74 Tellers 1260 $31640 $15.21 0.3
75 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 1230 $86500 $41.59 0.1
76 Construction Laborers 1230 $50780 $24.41 0.8
77 Electricians 1220 $58380 $28.07 0.4
78 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1200 $35630 $17.13 0.3
79 Management Analysts 1180 $83090 $39.95 0.5
80 Chief Executives 1170 $170360 $81.9 0.2
81 Computer User Support Specialists 1160 $50460 $24.26 0.4
82 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 1160 $27010 $12.98 0.2
83 Dishwashers 1100 $22630 $10.88 0.3
84 Machinists 1100 $45960 $22.1 0.3
85 Rehabilitation Counselors 1090 $33050 $15.89 0.1
86 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1080 $55860 $26.86 0.6
87 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 1070 $50370 $24.22 0.05
88 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1070 $29610 $14.23 0.4
89 Mental Health Counselors 1050 $45650 $21.95 0.1
90 Childcare Workers 1040 $25810 $12.41 0.8
91 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1030 $66510 $31.98 0.3
92 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1010 $24210 $11.64 0.3
93 Home Health Aides 1010 $27190 $13.07 0.7
94 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 990 $71320 $34.29 0.7
95 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 970 $29840 $14.34 0.25
96 Recreation Workers 970 $26730 $12.85 0.3
97 Sales Managers 960 $112700 $54.18 0.2
98 Helpers--Production Workers 950 $28270 $13.59 0.3
99 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 940 $57250 $27.52 0.3
100 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 930 $164210 $78.95 0.2
You are visiting:

Additional Details

Springfield Colleges
Springfield colleges and trade schools.
Springfield Graduate Schools
Springfield Graduate and Business Schools

Jobs More Common Near Springfield Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 50,780 318,630
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39,160 46,600
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,580 27,780
Sales and Related Occupations 38,770 27,190
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 65,110 25,820
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 83,910 22,650
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,600 22,610
Production Occupations 39,900 20,870
Management Occupations 101,530 20,160
Personal Care and Service Occupations 28,850 14,520
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,190 13,040
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,700 11,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 49,550 10,920
Retail Salespersons 27,660 10,330
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,410 10,060
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,120 9,710
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,360 9,380
Protective Service Occupations 50,350 8,610
Personal Care Aides 27,730 8,110
Registered Nurses 74,260 7,910
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,330 7,730
Cashiers 23,750 6,700
Office Clerks, General 33,740 6,230
Customer Service Representatives 35,890 5,650
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,260 5,470
General and Operations Managers 101,760 5,380
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,680 5,050
Waiters and Waitresses 23,940 4,990
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,770 4,700
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,920 4,530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 39,810 4,200
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 81,130 4,120
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,710 4,090
Nursing Assistants 30,550 4,080
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,180 3,710
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 70,180 3,290
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,600 3,280
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,500 3,250
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,850 2,800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,840 2,650
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 37,910 2,610
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,300 2,590
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 32,570 2,490
Cooks, Restaurant 25,870 2,240
Medical Assistants 36,970 2,190
Bartenders 23,640 2,160
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 32,150 2,100
Receptionists and Information Clerks 30,370 2,050
Accountants and Auditors 70,000 2,020
Financial Managers 101,570 2,000

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 50,780 318,630
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39,160 46,600
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,580 27,780
Sales and Related Occupations 38,770 27,190
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 65,110 25,820
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 83,910 22,650
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,600 22,610
Production Occupations 39,900 20,870
Management Occupations 101,530 20,160
Personal Care and Service Occupations 28,850 14,520
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,190 13,040
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,700 11,150
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 49,550 10,920
Retail Salespersons 27,660 10,330
Healthcare Support Occupations 34,410 10,060
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,120 9,710
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 31,360 9,380
Protective Service Occupations 50,350 8,610
Personal Care Aides 27,730 8,110
Registered Nurses 74,260 7,910
Office Clerks, General 33,740 6,230
Customer Service Representatives 35,890 5,650
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,260 5,470
General and Operations Managers 101,760 5,380
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,680 5,050
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,770 4,700
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,920 4,530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 39,810 4,200
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 81,130 4,120
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,710 4,090
Nursing Assistants 30,550 4,080
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,180 3,710
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 70,180 3,290
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,600 3,280
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 51,500 3,250
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,850 2,800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,840 2,650
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 37,910 2,610
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,300 2,590
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 32,570 2,490
Cooks, Restaurant 25,870 2,240
Medical Assistants 36,970 2,190
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 32,150 2,100
Receptionists and Information Clerks 30,370 2,050
Accountants and Auditors 70,000 2,020
Financial Managers 101,570 2,000
Team Assemblers 33,990 1,980
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,570 1,950
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 62,170 1,920
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,030 1,850

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.
Back to Top