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St. Cloud Employment

Employment and Industries in the St. Cloud, Minnesota Area

St. Cloud serves as the region's commercial center. St. Cloud still has a high level of manufacturing jobs when compared to the rest of Minnesota and the nation. Items produced in St. Cloud include wood products, freezers, storage tanks, buses, concrete, outdoor products and machinery. Agriculture is also important to the economy. Poultry processing is also a notable industry in St. Cloud.

A large percentage of the jobs in St. Cloud are provided by the fields of education, healthcare, accommodation and food services; professional, scientific and technical services; and finance and insurance. The service industry in St. Cloud is more focused on consumer services than business-to-business services. In addition, electronic shopping and mail order houses also provide numerous jobs.

Interesting facts about St. Cloud, Minnesota: The estimated median household income in the city in 2007 was $40,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 82.9. The country's average is 100. Regarding the adult residents, 30% have earned a bachelor's degree or better.

The following list includes the primary employers in St. Cloud:

  • Coborn's Inc
  • St. Cloud Hospital
  • JFC Inc
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Independent School District 742 Community Schools
  • Woodcraft Industries, Inc
  • Golden Pump Poultry Inc
  • Spee Dee Delivery Service Inc
  • Mark Coborn and Family Real Property Par
  • Pan-O-Gold Baking Co
  • Anderson Trucking Service Inc
  • Automotive Parts Headquarters, Inc
  • Centracare Clinic
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud
  • Nahan Printing, Inc
  • Stearns Financial Services
  • Pleasureland, Incorporated

Some of the jobs more prevalent in St. Cloud when compared to most other cities are farm equipment mechanics, ophthalmic laboratory technicians, bindery workers, wood working machine operators, production workers; installation, maintenance and repair workers; and food batch makers.

St. Cloud businesses are invited to team up with helpful organizations such as:

People can stay current with the city's business and industry activities by reading the local newspaper the St. Cloud Times.

Jobs in St Cloud

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 102490 $43610 $20.97 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15960 $35510 $17.07 14.8
3 Production Occupations 11770 $36780 $17.68 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 11020 $34710 $16.69 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8420 $23900 $11.49 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7790 $34740 $16.7 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7190 $81500 $39.18 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5580 $47180 $22.68 6.15
9 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4720 $49930 $24.01 4.4
10 Management Occupations 4550 $91960 $44.21 6.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4360 $43370 $20.85 3.8
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3870 $61190 $29.42 5.05
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3820 $25400 $12.21 4.1
14 Retail Salespersons 3760 $26630 $12.8 3.1
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3310 $29700 $14.28 3.7
16 Healthcare Support Occupations 3240 $31340 $15.07 3.05
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3100 $22150 $10.65 2.15
18 Cashiers 2480 $22490 $10.81 2.25
19 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2410 $42270 $20.32 1.2
20 Registered Nurses 2370 $82090 $39.47 1.9
21 Customer Service Representatives 2290 $31600 $15.19 1.75
22 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2030 $29420 $14.14 1.6
23 Office Clerks, General 1970 $34760 $16.71 2
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1920 $26380 $12.68 1.2
25 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1730 $70260 $33.78 2.8
26 Waiters and Waitresses 1580 $23110 $11.11 1.6
27 General and Operations Managers 1400 $81040 $38.96 1.4
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 1380 $46900 $22.55 1.65
29 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1380 $28980 $13.93 1.6
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1360 $37060 $17.82 1.6
31 Nursing Assistants 1280 $30560 $14.69 1.05
32 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1160 $38340 $18.43 1.1
33 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1100 $42340 $20.36 0.5
34 Team Assemblers 1040 $35730 $17.18 0.75
35 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1030 $42250 $20.32 1.7
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 960 $63920 $30.73 1
37 Protective Service Occupations 950 $45050 $21.66 2.25
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 910 $38610 $18.56 1
39 Packers and Packagers, Hand 860 $23290 $11.2 0.45
40 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 850 $54680 $26.29 0.6
41 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 850 $41170 $19.79 0.3
42 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 850 $63260 $30.41 1.65
43 Cooks, Restaurant 820 $24680 $11.86 0.75
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks 810 $29560 $14.21 0.7
45 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 $41840 $20.12 0.9
46 Home Health Aides 790 $24020 $11.55 0.7
47 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 780 $31450 $15.12 0
48 Carpenters 780 $46680 $22.44 0.6
49 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 740 $53150 $25.55 1
50 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 710 $35900 $17.26 0.2
51 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 700 $32640 $15.69 0.6
52 Bartenders 680 $23880 $11.48 0.4
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 640 $35710 $17.17 0.5
54 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 640 $63450 $30.5 0.3
55 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 600 $24320 $11.69 1
56 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 580 $32810 $15.77 0.6
57 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 580 $56900 $27.35 0.4
58 Electricians 580 $47830 $22.99 0.4
59 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 560 $44660 $21.47 0.2
60 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 540 $33940 $16.32 0.4
61 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 540 $50840 $24.44 0.2
62 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 520 $54710 $26.3 0.7
63 Accountants and Auditors 520 $65330 $31.41 0.9
64 Bill and Account Collectors 510 $33160 $15.94 0.2
65 Helpers--Production Workers 510 $28590 $13.75 0.3
66 Legal Occupations 470 $74150 $35.65 0.8
67 Construction Laborers 440 $40660 $19.55 0.8
68 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 430 $37390 $17.98 0.3
69 Medical Secretaries 430 $38590 $18.55 0.4
70 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 420 $30050 $14.45 0.8
71 Driver/Sales Workers 420 $34340 $16.51 0.3
72 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 410 $33560 $16.14 0.3
73 Food Preparation Workers 400 $22590 $10.86 0.6
74 Counter and Rental Clerks 390 $25700 $12.36 0.3
75 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 390 $34140 $16.41 0.1
76 Sales Managers 380 $94260 $45.32 0.2
77 Machinists 370 $47420 $22.8 0.3
78 Financial Managers 370 $103980 $49.99 0.4
79 Recreation Workers 370 $23850 $11.47 0.3
80 Billing and Posting Clerks 370 $37080 $17.83 0.35
81 Radiologic Technologists 370 $56000 $26.92 0.1
82 Computer User Support Specialists 350 $45760 $22 0.4
83 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 350 $24360 $11.71 0.4
84 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 340 $68080 $32.73 0.9
85 Tellers 340 $27850 $13.39 0.3
86 Loan Officers 340 $66780 $32.11 0.2
87 Software Developers, Applications 330 $83000 $39.9 0.5
88 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 330 $36080 $17.35 0.35
89 Sheet Metal Workers 330 $45420 $21.84 0.1
90 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 320 $46040 $22.14 0.5
91 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 320 $31850 $15.31 0.25
92 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 310 $60910 $29.28 0.45
93 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $62520 $30.06 0.3
94 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 300 $44080 $21.19 0.2
95 Dishwashers 290 $20770 $9.98 0.3
96 Medical Assistants 290 $35940 $17.28 0.45
97 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $32340 $15.55 0.3
98 Human Resources Specialists 270 $53020 $25.49 0.3
99 Pharmacy Technicians 270 $33180 $15.95 0.25
100 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 260 $55800 $26.83 0.35
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Jobs More Common Near St Cloud Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,610 102,490
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,510 15,960
Production Occupations 36,780 11,770
Sales and Related Occupations 34,710 11,020
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,900 8,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,740 7,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,500 7,190
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,180 5,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,930 4,720
Management Occupations 91,960 4,550
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,370 4,360
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,190 3,870
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,400 3,820
Retail Salespersons 26,630 3,760
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,700 3,310
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,340 3,240
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,150 3,100
Cashiers 22,490 2,480
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,270 2,410
Registered Nurses 82,090 2,370
Customer Service Representatives 31,600 2,290
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,420 2,030
Office Clerks, General 34,760 1,970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,380 1,920
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,260 1,730
Waiters and Waitresses 23,110 1,580
General and Operations Managers 81,040 1,400
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,900 1,380
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,980 1,380
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,060 1,360
Nursing Assistants 30,560 1,280
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,340 1,160
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 42,340 1,100
Team Assemblers 35,730 1,040
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,250 1,030
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,920 960
Protective Service Occupations 45,050 950
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,610 910
Packers and Packagers, Hand 23,290 860
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 54,680 850
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 41,170 850
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 63,260 850
Cooks, Restaurant 24,680 820
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,560 810
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,840 790
Home Health Aides 24,020 790
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 31,450 780
Carpenters 46,680 780
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,150 740
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 35,900 710

Work Paying Relatively Well in the St Cloud, Minnesota Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,610 102,490
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,510 15,960
Production Occupations 36,780 11,770
Sales and Related Occupations 34,710 11,020
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,740 7,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 81,500 7,190
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,180 5,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,930 4,720
Management Occupations 91,960 4,550
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,370 4,360
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,190 3,870
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,400 3,820
Retail Salespersons 26,630 3,760
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,700 3,310
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,340 3,240
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,270 2,410
Registered Nurses 82,090 2,370
Customer Service Representatives 31,600 2,290
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,420 2,030
Office Clerks, General 34,760 1,970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,380 1,920
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,260 1,730
General and Operations Managers 81,040 1,400
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,900 1,380
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,980 1,380
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 37,060 1,360
Nursing Assistants 30,560 1,280
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,340 1,160
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 42,340 1,100
Team Assemblers 35,730 1,040
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,250 1,030
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,920 960
Protective Service Occupations 45,050 950
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,610 910
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 54,680 850
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 41,170 850
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 63,260 850
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,560 810
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,840 790
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 31,450 780
Carpenters 46,680 780
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,150 740
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 35,900 710
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,640 700
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,710 640
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 63,450 640
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,810 580
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 56,900 580
Electricians 47,830 580
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 44,660 560

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