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St. Joseph Employment

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

Jobs in St Joseph

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 52940 $39920 $19.19 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7390 $32760 $15.75 14.8
3 Production Occupations 7170 $35300 $16.97 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 5470 $29600 $14.23 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4810 $20740 $9.97 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4250 $32200 $15.48 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3360 $69900 $33.61 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3040 $46460 $22.34 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2600 $45700 $21.97 3.8
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1840 $51630 $24.82 4.4
11 Management Occupations 1840 $100790 $48.46 6.05
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1780 $59260 $28.49 5.05
13 Retail Salespersons 1730 $25700 $12.36 3.1
14 Cashiers 1700 $20150 $9.69 2.25
15 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1690 $22660 $10.9 4.1
16 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1500 $30370 $14.6 1.6
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 1460 $24550 $11.8 3.05
18 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1410 $25230 $12.13 1.6
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1350 $19330 $9.29 2.15
20 Protective Service Occupations 1340 $35780 $17.2 2.25
21 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1310 $25410 $12.22 3.7
22 Community and Social Service Occupations 980 $35910 $17.26 1.65
23 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 900 $27470 $13.21 1.2
24 Nursing Assistants 880 $21110 $10.15 1.05
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $24890 $11.97 1.6
26 Personal Care Aides 800 $20510 $9.86 1.3
27 Office Clerks, General 740 $29280 $14.08 2
28 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 680 $32690 $15.72 0.25
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 650 $44090 $21.2 1.2
30 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 650 $38760 $18.63 0.9
31 Waiters and Waitresses 640 $20070 $9.65 1.6
32 Telemarketers 640 $20310 $9.77 0.15
33 General and Operations Managers 620 $105410 $50.68 1.4
34 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 580 $70580 $33.93 2.8
35 Customer Service Representatives 550 $30870 $14.84 1.75
36 Helpers--Production Workers 540 $24730 $11.89 0.3
37 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 530 $69670 $33.49 1.65
38 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 490 $40280 $19.36 1.7
39 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 480 $39460 $18.97 1
40 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 480 $33870 $16.28 1.1
41 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 460 $60470 $29.07 0.9
42 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 450 $21300 $10.24 0.3
43 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 430 $64850 $31.18 0.4
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 $27290 $13.12 0.6
45 Correctional Officers and Jailers 420 $29490 $14.18 0.3
46 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 410 $27730 $13.33 0.3
47 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 400 $37600 $18.08 0.5
48 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 360 $29290 $14.08 0.6
49 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 350 $53730 $25.83 1
50 Electricians 350 $60960 $29.31 0.4
51 Packers and Packagers, Hand 340 $26350 $12.67 0.45
52 Security Guards 330 $29530 $14.2 0.7
53 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 330 $53480 $25.71 1
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 $43270 $20.8 0.5
55 Cooks, Fast Food 310 $18680 $8.98 0.3
56 Cooks, Restaurant 310 $23440 $11.27 0.75
57 Rehabilitation Counselors 310 $29660 $14.26 0.1
58 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 310 $33800 $16.25 0.6
59 Team Assemblers 300 $43080 $20.71 0.75
60 Carpenters 290 $49860 $23.97 0.6
61 Accountants and Auditors 290 $62130 $29.87 0.9
62 Medical Secretaries 280 $29920 $14.39 0.4
63 Food Preparation Workers 280 $19280 $9.27 0.6
64 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 270 $22510 $10.82 1
65 Receptionists and Information Clerks 260 $25660 $12.34 0.7
66 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $47760 $22.96 0.2
67 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 260 $41610 $20 0.45
68 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 250 $28230 $13.57 0.1
69 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $34910 $16.78 0.35
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $62720 $30.15 0.3
71 Construction Laborers 240 $38420 $18.47 0.8
72 Billing and Posting Clerks 230 $30020 $14.43 0.35
73 Tellers 220 $25290 $12.16 0.3
74 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $44320 $21.31 0.3
75 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $22190 $10.67 0.4
76 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 190 $36510 $17.55 0.4
77 Highway Maintenance Workers 180 $38140 $18.34 0.1
78 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $31610 $15.2 0.25
79 Legal Occupations 180 $66200 $31.83 0.8
80 Bartenders 180 $21720 $10.44 0.4
81 Dishwashers 170 $18300 $8.8 0.3
82 Childcare Workers 170 $18980 $9.12 0.8
83 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $30300 $14.57 0.1
84 Food Processing Workers, All Other 170 $28160 $13.54 0
85 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $61940 $29.78 0.7
86 Food Batchmakers 160 $35880 $17.25 0.1
87 Firefighters 150 $43190 $20.77 0.2
88 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $49370 $23.73 0.15
89 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 150 $49150 $23.63 0.5
90 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 150 $26700 $12.84 0.2
91 Medical Assistants 150 $28740 $13.82 0.45
92 Human Resources Specialists 140 $50920 $24.48 0.3
93 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $25390 $12.21 0.8
94 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 140 $60450 $29.06 0.35
95 Computer User Support Specialists 140 $43200 $20.77 0.4
96 Compliance Officers 130 $49480 $23.79 0.2
97 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $63660 $30.61 0.1
98 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 130 $19600 $9.42 0.3
99 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 120 $42100 $20.24 0
100 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $103750 $49.88 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near St Joseph Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,920 52,940
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,760 7,390
Production Occupations 35,300 7,170
Sales and Related Occupations 29,600 5,470
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,740 4,810
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,200 4,250
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,900 3,360
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,460 3,040
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,700 2,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations 51,630 1,840
Management Occupations 100,790 1,840
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,260 1,780
Retail Salespersons 25,700 1,730
Cashiers 20,150 1,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,660 1,690
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,370 1,500
Healthcare Support Occupations 24,550 1,460
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,230 1,410
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,330 1,350
Protective Service Occupations 35,780 1,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,410 1,310
Community and Social Service Occupations 35,910 980
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,470 900
Nursing Assistants 21,110 880
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,890 800
Personal Care Aides 20,510 800
Office Clerks, General 29,280 740
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 32,690 680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,090 650
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,760 650
Waiters and Waitresses 20,070 640
Telemarketers 20,310 640
General and Operations Managers 105,410 620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,580 580
Customer Service Representatives 30,870 550
Helpers--Production Workers 24,730 540
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,670 530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,280 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,460 480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,870 480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,470 460
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 21,300 450
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 64,850 430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,290 420
Correctional Officers and Jailers 29,490 420
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 27,730 410
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,600 400
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 29,290 360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 53,730 350
Electricians 60,960 350

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,920 52,940
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,760 7,390
Production Occupations 35,300 7,170
Sales and Related Occupations 29,600 5,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,200 4,250
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,900 3,360
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,460 3,040
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,700 2,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations 51,630 1,840
Management Occupations 100,790 1,840
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,260 1,780
Retail Salespersons 25,700 1,730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,370 1,500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,230 1,410
Protective Service Occupations 35,780 1,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,410 1,310
Community and Social Service Occupations 35,910 980
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,470 900
Office Clerks, General 29,280 740
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 32,690 680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,090 650
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,760 650
General and Operations Managers 105,410 620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,580 580
Customer Service Representatives 30,870 550
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,670 530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,280 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,460 480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,870 480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 60,470 460
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 64,850 430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,290 420
Correctional Officers and Jailers 29,490 420
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 27,730 410
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,600 400
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 29,290 360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 53,730 350
Electricians 60,960 350
Packers and Packagers, Hand 26,350 340
Security Guards 29,530 330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,480 330
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 43,270 320
Rehabilitation Counselors 29,660 310
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,800 310
Team Assemblers 43,080 300
Carpenters 49,860 290
Accountants and Auditors 62,130 290
Medical Secretaries 29,920 280
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,660 260
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 47,760 260

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