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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations204320$40,560$19.5100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations33630$32,590$15.6714.35
3Sales and Related Occupations22580$34,530$16.69.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations19160$21,120$10.158.55
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations19020$34,450$16.576.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations15530$66,840$32.145.8
7Production Occupations12680$34,670$16.675.7
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations11260$50,180$24.136.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations8890$41,810$20.13.8
10Business and Financial Operations Occupations7890$60,290$28.995.25
11Personal Care and Service Occupations7830$23,010$11.064.3
12Management Occupations7730$94,850$45.66.15
13Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers7330$41,770$20.081.2
14Healthcare Support Occupations6960$27,930$13.433
15Construction and Extraction Occupations6630$43,180$20.764.45
16Retail Salespersons6490$26,750$12.862.85
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food6190$19,750$9.492.3
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations6040$25,200$12.123.65
19Registered Nurses5970$56,060$26.951.95
20Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive5720$30,680$14.751.5
21Cashiers5480$20,410$9.812.2
22Computer and Mathematical Occupations4680$58,760$28.252.9
23Customer Service Representatives4330$32,160$15.461.75
24Protective Service Occupations3930$37,990$18.262.2
25Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand3690$27,690$13.311.7
26Community and Social Service Occupations3550$36,470$17.531.65
27Personal Care Aides3370$21,410$10.291.5
28Nursing Assistants3340$24,740$11.891
29Office Clerks, General3300$28,500$13.71.9
30Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3280$24,600$11.831.55
31Waiters and Waitresses3150$19,030$9.151.7
32General and Operations Managers3030$97,840$47.041.5
33Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2680$27,430$13.191.3
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2310$70,980$34.120.9
35Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2250$33,260$15.991.05
36Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2210$44,770$21.531.8
37Architecture and Engineering Occupations1930$62,320$29.961.7
38Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1920$40,970$19.70.6
39Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1900$33,870$16.290.9
40Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1880$30,460$14.640.6
41Cooks, Restaurant1720$20,760$9.980.8
42First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1700$42,950$20.651
43Telemarketers1580$19,760$9.50.1
44First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1560$54,070$260.95
45Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1430$40,820$19.620.5
46Medical Secretaries1400$33,830$16.260.4
47First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1340$31,080$14.940.6
48Tellers1340$24,750$11.90.3
49Construction Laborers1330$38,530$18.530.8
50Driver/Sales Workers1300$27,140$13.050.3
51Cooks, Fast Food1260$19,870$9.550.3
52Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1250$38,920$18.710.3
53Accountants and Auditors1220$59,550$28.630.9
54Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1150$26,860$12.920.8
55Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1150$20,950$10.070.9
56Childcare Workers1130$20,420$9.820.8
57Computer User Support Specialists1100$40,380$19.410.4
58Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1060$39,240$18.860.5
59Security Guards1050$30,630$14.730.7
60Food Preparation Workers1030$21,630$10.40.6
61Receptionists and Information Clerks1030$23,780$11.430.7
62Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1020$55,470$26.670.8
63Legal Occupations990$86,090$41.390.8
64Bus Drivers, School or Special Client960$31,890$15.330.3
65Software Developers, Applications950$74,080$35.620.55
66Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria930$21,280$10.230.3
67Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators900$32,240$15.50.35
68Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers870$26,350$12.670.1
69Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers850$40,030$19.250.4
70Electricians840$53,910$25.920.4
71Pharmacy Technicians790$29,550$14.210.3
72Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists780$23,110$11.110.4
73Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop780$18,710$8.990.3
74Loan Officers760$87,760$42.190.2
75Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks760$31,150$14.980.4
76First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers750$50,390$24.230.4
77Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers750$42,930$20.640.2
78Loan Interviewers and Clerks750$37,460$18.010.15
79Medical Assistants730$26,360$12.670.45
80Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers720$30,990$14.90
81Business Operations Specialists, All Other720$62,680$30.130.7
82Home Health Aides720$21,420$10.30.7
83Recreation Workers720$21,910$10.530.25
84Carpenters710$37,860$18.20.7
85Dishwashers710$19,020$9.150.3
86Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists670$40,050$19.250.2
87Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan670$32,790$15.760.1
88Firefighters650$37,120$17.850.2
89First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers650$58,530$28.140.3
90Human Resources Specialists630$52,750$25.360.35
91Pharmacists630$134,730$64.780.2
92Billing and Posting Clerks610$30,490$14.660.3
93Dental Assistants580$39,200$18.850.2
94First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors580$48,230$23.190
95Bartenders570$20,760$9.980.4
96Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment570$21,680$10.430.2
97Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders560$28,840$13.870.2
98Postal Service Mail Carriers560$49,690$23.890.2
99Child, Family, and School Social Workers550$34,010$16.350.2
100Lawyers540$111,050$53.390.5
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Jobs More Common Near Springfield Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,560204,320
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,59033,630
Sales and Related Occupations$34,53022,580
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,12019,160
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,45019,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$66,84015,530
Production Occupations$34,67012,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,18011,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,8108,890
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,2907,890
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,0107,830
Management Occupations$94,8507,730
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,7707,330
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,9306,960
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,1806,630
Retail Salespersons$26,7506,490
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,7506,190
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,2006,040
Registered Nurses$56,0605,970
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,6805,720
Cashiers$20,4105,480
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$58,7604,680
Customer Service Representatives$32,1604,330
Protective Service Occupations$37,9903,930
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,6903,690
Community and Social Service Occupations$36,4703,550
Personal Care Aides$21,4103,370
Nursing Assistants$24,7403,340
Office Clerks, General$28,5003,300
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,6003,280
Waiters and Waitresses$19,0303,150
General and Operations Managers$97,8403,030
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,4302,680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$70,9802,310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,2602,250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,7702,210
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$62,3201,930
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$40,9701,920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,8701,900
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,4601,880
Cooks, Restaurant$20,7601,720
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,9501,700
Telemarketers$19,7601,580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,0701,560
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,8201,430
Medical Secretaries$33,8301,400
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,0801,340
Tellers$24,7501,340
Construction Laborers$38,5301,330
Driver/Sales Workers$27,1401,300

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,560204,320
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,59033,630
Sales and Related Occupations$34,53022,580
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,45019,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$66,84015,530
Production Occupations$34,67012,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,18011,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,8108,890
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,2907,890
Management Occupations$94,8507,730
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,7707,330
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,9306,960
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,1806,630
Retail Salespersons$26,7506,490
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,2006,040
Registered Nurses$56,0605,970
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,6805,720
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$58,7604,680
Customer Service Representatives$32,1604,330
Protective Service Occupations$37,9903,930
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,6903,690
Community and Social Service Occupations$36,4703,550
Office Clerks, General$28,5003,300
General and Operations Managers$97,8403,030
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,4302,680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$70,9802,310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,2602,250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,7702,210
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$62,3201,930
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$40,9701,920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,8701,900
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,4601,880
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,9501,700
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,0701,560
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,8201,430
Medical Secretaries$33,8301,400
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,0801,340
Construction Laborers$38,5301,330
Driver/Sales Workers$27,1401,300
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$38,9201,250
Accountants and Auditors$59,5501,220
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,8601,150
Computer User Support Specialists$40,3801,100
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,2401,060
Security Guards$30,6301,050
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$55,4701,020
Legal Occupations$86,090990
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$31,890960
Software Developers, Applications$74,080950
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,240900

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