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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 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 Joplin than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Joplin.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Joplin.
  • A list of any large public companies in Joplin.

Jobs in Joplin

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 76990 $37320 $17.94 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12080 $29760 $14.31 14.8
3 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8950 $35780 $17.2 6.45
4 Sales and Related Occupations 8760 $30900 $14.86 10.15
5 Production Occupations 8480 $33570 $16.14 5.85
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7200 $20180 $9.7 8.3
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5350 $61430 $29.53 5.75
8 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4320 $43050 $20.7 1.2
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4260 $45390 $21.82 6.15
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3400 $39960 $19.21 3.8
11 Retail Salespersons 3020 $26480 $12.73 3.1
12 Management Occupations 2710 $86180 $41.43 6.05
13 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2390 $41500 $19.95 4.4
14 Cashiers 2360 $19710 $9.47 2.25
15 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2270 $21320 $10.25 4.1
16 Registered Nurses 2240 $54480 $26.19 1.9
17 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2230 $57320 $27.56 5.05
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2220 $18680 $8.98 2.15
19 Healthcare Support Occupations 2120 $25220 $12.13 3.05
20 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1930 $28450 $13.68 1.6
21 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1890 $23580 $11.33 3.7
22 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1680 $27510 $13.23 1.6
23 Waiters and Waitresses 1430 $19630 $9.44 1.6
24 Customer Service Representatives 1400 $27780 $13.35 1.75
25 Community and Social Service Occupations 1110 $37030 $17.81 1.65
26 Personal Care Aides 1100 $19640 $9.44 1.3
27 Protective Service Occupations 1070 $32130 $15.45 2.25
28 General and Operations Managers 1030 $82420 $39.62 1.4
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1020 $23650 $11.37 1.6
30 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 970 $35220 $16.93 0.9
31 Nursing Assistants 960 $23070 $11.09 1.05
32 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 950 $43050 $20.7 1
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 950 $26050 $12.52 1.2
34 Office Clerks, General 870 $25910 $12.46 2
35 Food Batchmakers 840 $34040 $16.37 0.1
36 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 800 $65730 $31.6 2.8
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 750 $31660 $15.22 1.1
38 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 710 $63210 $30.39 1.65
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 680 $46220 $22.22 1
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 650 $46090 $22.16 1
41 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 600 $31730 $15.26 0.35
42 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 590 $41600 $20 1.7
43 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 590 $27460 $13.2 0.25
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $29110 $13.99 0.6
45 Home Health Aides 540 $20700 $9.95 0.7
46 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 540 $19910 $9.57 0.3
47 Construction Laborers 500 $33990 $16.34 0.8
48 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 500 $45820 $22.03 0.6
49 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 490 $55770 $26.81 0.4
50 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 490 $20650 $9.93 1
51 Medical Secretaries 490 $28510 $13.71 0.4
52 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $26950 $12.96 0.7
53 Substitute Teachers 460 $21380 $10.28 0
54 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 460 $37340 $17.95 0.6
55 Team Assemblers 460 $32090 $15.43 0.75
56 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 450 $34170 $16.43 0.5
57 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 430 $36370 $17.48 0.5
58 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $21180 $10.18 0.75
59 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 410 $20680 $9.94 0.2
60 Childcare Workers 400 $20320 $9.77 0.8
61 Driver/Sales Workers 390 $21700 $10.43 0.3
62 Accountants and Auditors 380 $61730 $29.68 0.9
63 Tellers 380 $23200 $11.15 0.3
64 Food Preparation Workers 370 $21190 $10.19 0.6
65 Production Workers, All Other 360 $31990 $15.38 0.2
66 Cooks, Fast Food 360 $18140 $8.72 0.3
67 Helpers--Production Workers 350 $32520 $15.64 0.3
68 Electricians 350 $50110 $24.09 0.4
69 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 340 $35420 $17.03 0.3
70 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $36710 $17.65 0.45
71 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 330 $23460 $11.28 0.3
72 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $34120 $16.41 0.3
73 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 300 $36490 $17.54 0.2
74 Parts Salespersons 270 $26540 $12.76 0.2
75 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $43150 $20.75 0.2
76 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $23750 $11.42 0.8
77 Pharmacy Technicians 260 $29060 $13.97 0.25
78 Social and Human Service Assistants 260 $25600 $12.31 0.3
79 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 250 $22900 $11.01 0.1
80 Nurse Practitioners 240 $90030 $43.28 0.1
81 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 240 $54210 $26.06 0.7
82 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 $33040 $15.88 0.2
83 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 240 $28990 $13.94 0.6
84 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 240 $31400 $15.09 0.4
85 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 230 $62870 $30.23 0.3
86 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 220 $30400 $14.62 0
87 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 210 $38930 $18.72 0.1
88 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $18800 $9.04 0.25
89 Machinists 210 $37230 $17.9 0.3
90 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $50270 $24.17 0.15
91 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $23190 $11.15 0.4
92 Security Guards 200 $22510 $10.82 0.7
93 Medical Assistants 200 $27130 $13.04 0.45
94 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 200 $52710 $25.34 0.9
95 Carpenters 190 $37830 $18.19 0.6
96 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 190 $27390 $13.17 0.1
97 Billing and Posting Clerks 190 $31070 $14.94 0.35
98 Insurance Sales Agents 190 $49910 $24 0.3
99 Computer User Support Specialists 190 $38560 $18.54 0.4
100 Human Resources Specialists 190 $51900 $24.95 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Joplin Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,320 76,990
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 29,760 12,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,780 8,950
Sales and Related Occupations 30,900 8,760
Production Occupations 33,570 8,480
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,180 7,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 61,430 5,350
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,050 4,320
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,390 4,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,960 3,400
Retail Salespersons 26,480 3,020
Management Occupations 86,180 2,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations 41,500 2,390
Cashiers 19,710 2,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,320 2,270
Registered Nurses 54,480 2,240
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,320 2,230
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,680 2,220
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,220 2,120
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,450 1,930
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,580 1,890
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,510 1,680
Waiters and Waitresses 19,630 1,430
Customer Service Representatives 27,780 1,400
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,030 1,110
Personal Care Aides 19,640 1,100
Protective Service Occupations 32,130 1,070
General and Operations Managers 82,420 1,030
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,650 1,020
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,220 970
Nursing Assistants 23,070 960
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,050 950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,050 950
Office Clerks, General 25,910 870
Food Batchmakers 34,040 840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,730 800
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,660 750
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 63,210 710
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 46,220 680
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,090 650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,730 600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,600 590
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 27,460 590
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,110 560
Home Health Aides 20,700 540
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 19,910 540
Construction Laborers 33,990 500
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 45,820 500
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,770 490
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,650 490

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,320 76,990
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 29,760 12,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,780 8,950
Sales and Related Occupations 30,900 8,760
Production Occupations 33,570 8,480
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 61,430 5,350
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,050 4,320
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,390 4,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,960 3,400
Retail Salespersons 26,480 3,020
Management Occupations 86,180 2,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations 41,500 2,390
Registered Nurses 54,480 2,240
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,320 2,230
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,220 2,120
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,450 1,930
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,510 1,680
Customer Service Representatives 27,780 1,400
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,030 1,110
Protective Service Occupations 32,130 1,070
General and Operations Managers 82,420 1,030
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,220 970
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,050 950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,050 950
Office Clerks, General 25,910 870
Food Batchmakers 34,040 840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,730 800
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,660 750
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 63,210 710
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 46,220 680
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,090 650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,730 600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,600 590
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 27,460 590
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,110 560
Construction Laborers 33,990 500
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 45,820 500
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,770 490
Medical Secretaries 28,510 490
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,950 470
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 37,340 460
Team Assemblers 32,090 460
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,170 450
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 36,370 430
Accountants and Auditors 61,730 380
Production Workers, All Other 31,990 360
Helpers--Production Workers 32,520 350
Electricians 50,110 350
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 35,420 340
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 36,710 330

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