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Jefferson City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Jefferson City, Missouri Area

The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:

  • A table of the most numerous types of work found here, both for jobs generally requiring college degrees and jobs not requiring college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Jefferson City than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Jefferson City.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Jefferson City.
  • A list of any large public companies in Jefferson City.

Jobs in Jefferson City

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 72140 $40210 $19.33 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13600 $32340 $15.55 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 5450 $30890 $14.85 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5430 $20990 $10.09 8.3
5 Production Occupations 5000 $36110 $17.36 5.85
6 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4610 $54280 $26.1 5.05
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3950 $59160 $28.44 5.75
8 Management Occupations 3850 $80460 $38.68 6.05
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3800 $29280 $14.08 6.45
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3320 $44200 $21.25 3.8
11 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3090 $41540 $19.97 6.15
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2820 $45620 $21.93 4.4
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 2780 $28950 $13.92 3.05
14 Protective Service Occupations 2740 $37640 $18.1 2.25
15 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2570 $56110 $26.97 2.8
16 Office Clerks, General 2570 $29580 $14.22 2
17 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2500 $32050 $15.41 1.6
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1990 $23270 $11.19 3.7
19 Retail Salespersons 1990 $24920 $11.98 3.1
20 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1930 $25320 $12.17 4.1
21 Cashiers 1640 $19630 $9.44 2.25
22 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1630 $18300 $8.8 2.15
23 Community and Social Service Occupations 1560 $38800 $18.66 1.65
24 Nursing Assistants 1460 $27120 $13.04 1.05
25 Customer Service Representatives 1400 $31420 $15.11 1.75
26 Registered Nurses 1280 $56900 $27.36 1.9
27 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1140 $26050 $12.53 1.6
28 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1140 $29900 $14.37 0.3
29 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1080 $69110 $33.23 1.65
30 General and Operations Managers 1030 $85280 $41 1.4
31 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 970 $45600 $21.92 1.7
32 Waiters and Waitresses 910 $19260 $9.26 1.6
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $22240 $10.69 1.6
34 Accountants and Auditors 870 $55880 $26.87 0.9
35 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 850 $32290 $15.52 0.9
36 Legal Occupations 840 $56860 $27.34 0.8
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 810 $31890 $15.33 1.1
38 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 780 $25010 $12.02 1.2
39 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 670 $53020 $25.49 0.9
40 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 670 $57170 $27.49 0.3
41 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 620 $32020 $15.4 1.2
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 590 $47890 $23.02 1
43 Childcare Workers 590 $21890 $10.52 0.8
44 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 560 $54520 $26.21 0.7
45 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 550 $44560 $21.42 0.5
46 Cooks, Restaurant 540 $22850 $10.99 0.75
47 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 500 $25860 $12.43 0.8
48 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 500 $36830 $17.7 1
49 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 490 $21300 $10.24 0.3
50 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 490 $28090 $13.51 0.6
51 Computer Network Support Specialists 460 $43730 $21.02 0.1
52 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 460 $19800 $9.52 1
53 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 450 $56690 $27.26 0.4
54 Computer User Support Specialists 430 $45810 $22.02 0.4
55 Carpenters 420 $48170 $23.16 0.6
56 Security Guards 420 $34610 $16.64 0.7
57 Administrative Services Managers 400 $66470 $31.96 0.2
58 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 400 $35780 $17.2 0.5
59 Receptionists and Information Clerks 380 $25990 $12.49 0.7
60 Public Relations Specialists 380 $66440 $31.94 0.2
61 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 380 $28230 $13.57 0.25
62 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 370 $40350 $19.4 0.45
63 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 370 $49680 $23.89 0.6
64 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $38070 $18.3 0.5
65 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 370 $32820 $15.78 0.6
66 Lawyers 350 $73880 $35.52 0.5
67 Personal Care Aides 350 $21860 $10.51 1.3
68 Human Resources Specialists 330 $59540 $28.62 0.3
69 Electricians 330 $49560 $23.83 0.4
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 330 $56530 $27.18 0.3
71 Construction Laborers 330 $39300 $18.89 0.8
72 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 310 $27050 $13.01 0.3
73 Team Assemblers 300 $30210 $14.52 0.75
74 Tellers 290 $25140 $12.09 0.3
75 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 290 $33960 $16.33 0.2
76 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 290 $29450 $14.16 0.1
77 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 290 $51530 $24.78 1
78 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 290 $25500 $12.26 0.1
79 Compliance Officers 270 $44170 $21.24 0.2
80 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 260 $39030 $18.77 0.3
81 Financial Managers 250 $91670 $44.07 0.4
82 Management Analysts 250 $49890 $23.99 0.5
83 Legal Support Workers, All Other 250 $37430 $18 0
84 Bartenders 250 $21320 $10.25 0.4
85 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 240 $47110 $22.65 0.4
86 Civil Engineers 240 $67030 $32.22 0.2
87 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 230 $30940 $14.87 0.1
88 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 230 $48230 $23.19 0.1
89 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 230 $50210 $24.14 0.1
90 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 230 $43780 $21.05 0.1
91 Environmental Engineers 220 $59570 $28.64 0
92 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $70330 $33.81 0.2
93 Loan Officers 220 $67580 $32.49 0.2
94 Medical Assistants 220 $30980 $14.9 0.45
95 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 220 $39630 $19.05 0.2
96 Pharmacists 210 $124800 $60 0.2
97 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 200 $31800 $15.29 0.2
98 Cooks, Fast Food 200 $18200 $8.75 0.3
99 Medical Secretaries 200 $33490 $16.1 0.4
100 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 200 $47710 $22.94 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Jefferson City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,210 72,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,340 13,600
Sales and Related Occupations 30,890 5,450
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,990 5,430
Production Occupations 36,110 5,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,280 4,610
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 59,160 3,950
Management Occupations 80,460 3,850
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,280 3,800
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,200 3,320
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,540 3,090
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,620 2,820
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,950 2,780
Protective Service Occupations 37,640 2,740
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 56,110 2,570
Office Clerks, General 29,580 2,570
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,050 2,500
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,270 1,990
Retail Salespersons 24,920 1,990
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,320 1,930
Cashiers 19,630 1,640
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,300 1,630
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,800 1,560
Nursing Assistants 27,120 1,460
Customer Service Representatives 31,420 1,400
Registered Nurses 56,900 1,280
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,050 1,140
Correctional Officers and Jailers 29,900 1,140
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,110 1,080
General and Operations Managers 85,280 1,030
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,600 970
Waiters and Waitresses 19,260 910
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,240 900
Accountants and Auditors 55,880 870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,290 850
Legal Occupations 56,860 840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,890 810
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,010 780
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 53,020 670
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 57,170 670
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 32,020 620
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,890 590
Childcare Workers 21,890 590
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 54,520 560
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 44,560 550
Cooks, Restaurant 22,850 540
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,860 500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,830 500
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 21,300 490
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,090 490

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Jefferson City, Missouri Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,210 72,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,340 13,600
Sales and Related Occupations 30,890 5,450
Production Occupations 36,110 5,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,280 4,610
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 59,160 3,950
Management Occupations 80,460 3,850
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,280 3,800
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,200 3,320
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,540 3,090
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,620 2,820
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,950 2,780
Protective Service Occupations 37,640 2,740
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 56,110 2,570
Office Clerks, General 29,580 2,570
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,050 2,500
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,320 1,930
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,800 1,560
Nursing Assistants 27,120 1,460
Customer Service Representatives 31,420 1,400
Registered Nurses 56,900 1,280
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,050 1,140
Correctional Officers and Jailers 29,900 1,140
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,110 1,080
General and Operations Managers 85,280 1,030
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,600 970
Accountants and Auditors 55,880 870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,290 850
Legal Occupations 56,860 840
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,890 810
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,010 780
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 53,020 670
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 57,170 670
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 32,020 620
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,890 590
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 54,520 560
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 44,560 550
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,860 500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,830 500
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,090 490
Computer Network Support Specialists 43,730 460
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 56,690 450
Computer User Support Specialists 45,810 430
Carpenters 48,170 420
Security Guards 34,610 420
Administrative Services Managers 66,470 400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,780 400
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,990 380
Public Relations Specialists 66,440 380
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 28,230 380

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