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Springfield Employment

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

Jobs in Springfield

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 201270 $39490 $18.98 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33400 $32000 $15.38 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 22600 $33710 $16.21 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19790 $20530 $9.87 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17960 $33940 $16.32 6.45
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 15420 $63450 $30.51 5.75
7 Production Occupations 11740 $34310 $16.49 5.85
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 11720 $47480 $22.83 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 8830 $40070 $19.27 3.8
10 Management Occupations 7650 $94640 $45.5 6.05
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7310 $58010 $27.89 5.05
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7190 $42920 $20.64 4.4
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 7120 $22450 $10.79 4.1
14 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 7110 $41950 $20.17 1.2
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 7020 $26640 $12.81 3.05
16 Retail Salespersons 6870 $28510 $13.71 3.1
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6440 $19310 $9.28 2.15
18 Registered Nurses 5800 $54670 $26.28 1.9
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5740 $24870 $11.95 3.7
20 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5400 $30770 $14.8 1.6
21 Customer Service Representatives 5190 $30690 $14.75 1.75
22 Cashiers 5060 $20330 $9.78 2.25
23 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4430 $56470 $27.15 2.8
24 Protective Service Occupations 3960 $38330 $18.43 2.25
25 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3710 $27060 $13.01 1.6
26 Nursing Assistants 3540 $23360 $11.23 1.05
27 Waiters and Waitresses 3430 $18710 $8.99 1.6
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3390 $24470 $11.77 1.6
29 Community and Social Service Occupations 3390 $37180 $17.88 1.65
30 Office Clerks, General 3160 $27380 $13.16 2
31 General and Operations Managers 2850 $94050 $45.21 1.4
32 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2810 $26840 $12.91 1.2
33 Personal Care Aides 2600 $19150 $9.2 1.3
34 Cooks, Restaurant 2260 $20810 $10.01 0.75
35 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2230 $67310 $32.36 1
36 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2180 $42450 $20.41 1.7
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2080 $33250 $15.98 1.1
38 Telemarketers 2050 $18830 $9.05 0.15
39 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1920 $40320 $19.39 0.6
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1910 $34110 $16.4 0.9
41 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1860 $42760 $20.56 1
42 Driver/Sales Workers 1810 $22840 $10.98 0.3
43 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1710 $57920 $27.85 1.65
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1610 $53210 $25.58 1
45 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1550 $36080 $17.35 0.5
46 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1420 $32740 $15.74 0.6
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1400 $30310 $14.57 0.6
48 Medical Secretaries 1290 $32880 $15.81 0.4
49 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1270 $37950 $18.24 0.3
50 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1210 $37840 $18.19 0.5
51 Computer User Support Specialists 1190 $39720 $19.09 0.4
52 Tellers 1160 $23680 $11.39 0.3
53 Accountants and Auditors 1160 $60430 $29.05 0.9
54 Construction Laborers 1110 $38020 $18.28 0.8
55 Legal Occupations 1080 $84860 $40.8 0.8
56 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1060 $26050 $12.52 0.8
57 Security Guards 1030 $30230 $14.53 0.7
58 Childcare Workers 1020 $19510 $9.38 0.8
59 Team Assemblers 980 $30810 $14.81 0.75
60 Receptionists and Information Clerks 980 $23400 $11.25 0.7
61 Pharmacy Technicians 950 $26100 $12.55 0.25
62 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 930 $54200 $26.06 0.9
63 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 910 $19910 $9.57 1
64 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 910 $21220 $10.2 0.3
65 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 880 $41420 $19.92 0.45
66 Software Developers, Applications 850 $71660 $34.45 0.5
67 Carpenters 850 $41030 $19.73 0.6
68 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 840 $18530 $8.91 0.25
69 Electricians 820 $51150 $24.59 0.4
70 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 800 $26360 $12.67 0.4
71 Dishwashers 780 $18680 $8.98 0.3
72 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 770 $31380 $15.09 0.35
73 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 760 $30870 $14.84 0.1
74 Medical Assistants 760 $26680 $12.83 0.45
75 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 740 $25370 $12.2 0.1
76 Substitute Teachers 730 $23130 $11.12 0
77 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 720 $52080 $25.04 0.4
78 Billing and Posting Clerks 710 $29750 $14.3 0.35
79 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 690 $48040 $23.09 0.5
80 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 680 $60580 $29.12 0.7
81 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 680 $57110 $27.46 0.3
82 Recreation Workers 670 $21590 $10.38 0.3
83 Pharmacists 660 $128880 $61.96 0.2
84 Human Resources Specialists 610 $51170 $24.6 0.3
85 Loan Officers 600 $82300 $39.57 0.2
86 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 590 $19550 $9.4 0.3
87 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 590 $38450 $18.49 0.2
88 Food Preparation Workers 590 $19510 $9.38 0.6
89 Firefighters 580 $39770 $19.12 0.2
90 Dental Assistants 570 $37450 $18 0.2
91 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 560 $33760 $16.23 0.2
92 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 560 $31530 $15.16 0.4
93 Correctional Officers and Jailers 560 $39410 $18.95 0.3
94 Insurance Sales Agents 550 $44440 $21.36 0.3
95 Order Clerks 550 $22900 $11.01 0.1
96 Cooks, Fast Food 550 $18810 $9.04 0.3
97 Postal Service Mail Carriers 540 $50190 $24.13 0.15
98 Home Health Aides 540 $21530 $10.35 0.7
99 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 530 $53630 $25.79 0.4
100 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 530 $43900 $21.11 0.2
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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 39,490 201,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,000 33,400
Sales and Related Occupations 33,710 22,600
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,530 19,790
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,940 17,960
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 63,450 15,420
Production Occupations 34,310 11,740
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,480 11,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,070 8,830
Management Occupations 94,640 7,650
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,010 7,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,920 7,190
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,450 7,120
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,950 7,110
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,640 7,020
Retail Salespersons 28,510 6,870
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,310 6,440
Registered Nurses 54,670 5,800
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,870 5,740
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,770 5,400
Customer Service Representatives 30,690 5,190
Cashiers 20,330 5,060
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 56,470 4,430
Protective Service Occupations 38,330 3,960
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,060 3,710
Nursing Assistants 23,360 3,540
Waiters and Waitresses 18,710 3,430
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,470 3,390
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,180 3,390
Office Clerks, General 27,380 3,160
General and Operations Managers 94,050 2,850
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,840 2,810
Personal Care Aides 19,150 2,600
Cooks, Restaurant 20,810 2,260
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 67,310 2,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,450 2,180
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,250 2,080
Telemarketers 18,830 2,050
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40,320 1,920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,110 1,910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,760 1,860
Driver/Sales Workers 22,840 1,810
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 57,920 1,710
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,210 1,610
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,080 1,550
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,740 1,420
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,310 1,400
Medical Secretaries 32,880 1,290
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 37,950 1,270
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,840 1,210

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,490 201,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,000 33,400
Sales and Related Occupations 33,710 22,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,940 17,960
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 63,450 15,420
Production Occupations 34,310 11,740
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,480 11,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,070 8,830
Management Occupations 94,640 7,650
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,010 7,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,920 7,190
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,950 7,110
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,640 7,020
Retail Salespersons 28,510 6,870
Registered Nurses 54,670 5,800
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,770 5,400
Customer Service Representatives 30,690 5,190
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 56,470 4,430
Protective Service Occupations 38,330 3,960
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,060 3,710
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,180 3,390
Office Clerks, General 27,380 3,160
General and Operations Managers 94,050 2,850
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,840 2,810
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 67,310 2,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,450 2,180
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,250 2,080
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40,320 1,920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,110 1,910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,760 1,860
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 57,920 1,710
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,210 1,610
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,080 1,550
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,740 1,420
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,310 1,400
Medical Secretaries 32,880 1,290
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 37,950 1,270
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,840 1,210
Computer User Support Specialists 39,720 1,190
Accountants and Auditors 60,430 1,160
Construction Laborers 38,020 1,110
Legal Occupations 84,860 1,080
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,050 1,060
Security Guards 30,230 1,030
Team Assemblers 30,810 980
Pharmacy Technicians 26,100 950
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 54,200 930
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 41,420 880
Software Developers, Applications 71,660 850
Carpenters 41,030 850

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