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Joplin Employment

Employment and Industries in the Joplin, Missouri Area

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

  • A table of the types of occupations that can be found in Joplin and the average wages for those jobs. The list includes jobs that generally require college degrees and jobs that do not require college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Joplin than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Joplin.

Jobs in Joplin

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations78040$38,150$18.34100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations12370$31,090$14.9514.35
3Production Occupations9270$34,760$16.715.7
4Transportation and Material Moving Occupations8930$35,210$16.936.55
5Sales and Related Occupations8510$31,350$15.079.9
6Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6750$20,820$10.018.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5520$60,820$29.245.8
8Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4360$40,340$19.391.2
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations4230$48,580$23.366.05
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3350$40,190$19.323.8
11Management Occupations2900$85,090$40.916.15
12Retail Salespersons2740$26,620$12.82.85
13Personal Care and Service Occupations2500$21,260$10.224.3
14Construction and Extraction Occupations2490$43,410$20.874.45
15Cashiers2390$19,700$9.472.2
16Healthcare Support Occupations2230$26,160$12.583
17Registered Nurses2230$56,430$27.131.95
18Business and Financial Operations Occupations2220$56,840$27.335.25
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2200$19,100$9.192.3
20Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1930$28,830$13.861.5
21Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1880$28,300$13.611.7
22Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1800$24,900$11.973.65
23Personal Care Aides1470$19,300$9.281.5
24Customer Service Representatives1350$29,510$14.191.75
25Waiters and Waitresses1160$19,950$9.591.7
26General and Operations Managers1130$77,920$37.461.5
27Community and Social Service Occupations1120$37,660$18.11.65
28Protective Service Occupations1080$34,510$16.592.2
29Food Batchmakers1030$33,520$16.110.1
30Office Clerks, General1020$28,320$13.611.9
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1020$25,340$12.181.3
32Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners960$25,340$12.181.55
33Computer and Mathematical Occupations940$63,050$30.312.9
34Nursing Assistants940$23,160$11.141
35First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers920$39,630$19.051
36Maintenance and Repair Workers, General830$36,060$17.340.9
37First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers730$47,000$22.60.95
38Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products720$46,370$22.30.9
39Architecture and Engineering Occupations650$63,590$30.571.7
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks650$31,270$15.031.05
41Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators590$33,750$16.230.35
42Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations570$41,910$20.151.8
43Construction Laborers570$40,120$19.290.8
44Home Health Aides550$21,920$10.540.7
45First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers540$31,140$14.970.6
46Medical Secretaries540$30,260$14.550.4
47Receptionists and Information Clerks540$25,580$12.30.7
48Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers530$28,900$13.890
49First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers520$57,300$27.550.4
50Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders510$30,070$14.460.2
51Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers500$36,300$17.450.3
52Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics470$35,390$17.010.5
53Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses470$36,860$17.720.5
54Cooks, Restaurant460$21,120$10.150.8
55Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers460$31,920$15.350.6
56Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria450$20,620$9.910.3
57Accountants and Auditors440$59,570$28.640.9
58Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners440$21,970$10.560.9
59Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers430$34,040$16.370.3
60Cooks, Fast Food390$18,830$9.050.3
61Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks370$31,510$15.150.4
62Tellers360$24,620$11.840.3
63Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists350$39,890$19.180.2
64Electricians350$49,630$23.860.4
65Sales Representatives, Services, All Other350$46,990$22.590.6
66Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers330$25,560$12.290.1
67Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers330$38,900$18.70.4
68Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers320$33,720$16.210
69Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers320$23,160$11.130.8
70Driver/Sales Workers310$30,950$14.880.3
71Childcare Workers300$21,790$10.480.8
72Food Preparation Workers300$22,150$10.650.6
73Parts Salespersons290$28,850$13.870.2
74Pharmacy Technicians280$30,190$14.510.3
75Production Workers, All Other270$31,620$15.20.2
76Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants260$59,930$28.810.35
77Machinists260$37,650$18.10.25
78Nurse Practitioners260$92,320$44.390.1
79Loan Interviewers and Clerks250$34,210$16.450.15
80Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders250$43,110$20.730.1
81Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders250$28,290$13.60
82First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors240$50,730$24.390
83Packers and Packagers, Hand240$25,850$12.430.45
84Business Operations Specialists, All Other230$57,600$27.690.7
85Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment230$22,640$10.880.2
86First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers230$64,450$30.990.3
87Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders230$30,210$14.530
88Medical Assistants230$27,160$13.060.45
89Child, Family, and School Social Workers220$35,040$16.850.2
90Legal Secretaries220$27,820$13.380.1
91Court, Municipal, and License Clerks210$30,090$14.470.1
92Industrial Machinery Mechanics210$41,530$19.970.2
93Carpenters200$35,450$17.040.7
94Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop200$19,290$9.270.3
95Human Resources Specialists200$50,600$24.330.35
96Insurance Sales Agents200$48,210$23.180.3
97Postal Service Mail Carriers200$48,660$23.40.2
98Security Guards200$24,810$11.930.7
99Highway Maintenance Workers190$34,280$16.480.1
100Legal Occupations190$83,840$40.310.8
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Jobs More Common Near Joplin Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,15078,040
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,09012,370
Production Occupations$34,7609,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,2108,930
Sales and Related Occupations$31,3508,510
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,8206,750
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$60,8205,520
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,3404,360
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,5804,230
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,1903,350
Management Occupations$85,0902,900
Retail Salespersons$26,6202,740
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,2602,500
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,4102,490
Cashiers$19,7002,390
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,1602,230
Registered Nurses$56,4302,230
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$56,8402,220
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,1002,200
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$28,8301,930
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,3001,880
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,9001,800
Personal Care Aides$19,3001,470
Customer Service Representatives$29,5101,350
Waiters and Waitresses$19,9501,160
General and Operations Managers$77,9201,130
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,6601,120
Protective Service Occupations$34,5101,080
Food Batchmakers$33,5201,030
Office Clerks, General$28,3201,020
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,3401,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,340960
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,050940
Nursing Assistants$23,160940
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,630920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,060830
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$47,000730
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$46,370720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$63,590650
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,270650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,750590
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,910570
Construction Laborers$40,120570
Home Health Aides$21,920550
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,140540
Medical Secretaries$30,260540
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,580540
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,900530
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,300520
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$30,070510

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,15078,040
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,09012,370
Production Occupations$34,7609,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,2108,930
Sales and Related Occupations$31,3508,510
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$60,8205,520
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,3404,360
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,5804,230
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,1903,350
Management Occupations$85,0902,900
Retail Salespersons$26,6202,740
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,4102,490
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,1602,230
Registered Nurses$56,4302,230
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$56,8402,220
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$28,8301,930
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,3001,880
Customer Service Representatives$29,5101,350
General and Operations Managers$77,9201,130
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,6601,120
Protective Service Occupations$34,5101,080
Food Batchmakers$33,5201,030
Office Clerks, General$28,3201,020
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,3401,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,340960
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,050940
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,630920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,060830
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$47,000730
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$46,370720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$63,590650
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,270650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,750590
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,910570
Construction Laborers$40,120570
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,140540
Medical Secretaries$30,260540
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,580540
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,900530
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,300520
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$30,070510
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$36,300500
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$35,390470
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$36,860470
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,920460
Accountants and Auditors$59,570440
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$34,040430
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$31,510370
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists$39,890350
Electricians$49,630350

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