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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations53270$41,550$19.98100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations8120$32,690$15.7214.35
3Production Occupations6980$36,990$17.785.7
4Sales and Related Occupations4700$29,940$14.399.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4640$21,880$10.528.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4490$34,150$16.426.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3510$74,650$35.895.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations2990$48,750$23.446.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2580$47,270$22.733.8
10Personal Care and Service Occupations2160$23,020$11.074.3
11Management Occupations1980$102,660$49.366.15
12Cashiers1910$20,330$9.782.2
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations1900$59,980$28.845.25
14Construction and Extraction Occupations1840$52,410$25.24.45
15Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1550$29,430$14.151.5
16Retail Salespersons1430$25,880$12.442.85
17Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1370$27,130$13.041.7
18Healthcare Support Occupations1360$25,880$12.443
19Protective Service Occupations1290$36,720$17.652.2
20Registered Nurses1270$61,110$29.381.95
21Customer Service Representatives1250$30,840$14.831.75
22Personal Care Aides1250$22,670$10.91.5
23Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1140$27,180$13.073.65
24Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1090$20,880$10.042.3
25Community and Social Service Occupations970$36,470$17.541.65
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers950$26,700$12.841.3
27Waiters and Waitresses800$21,120$10.161.7
28Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders780$33,860$16.280.2
29Nursing Assistants750$21,450$10.311
30Maintenance and Repair Workers, General710$39,380$18.930.9
31Office Clerks, General700$31,140$14.971.9
32General and Operations Managers680$102,490$49.271.5
33Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners680$25,810$12.411.55
34Computer and Mathematical Occupations670$70,440$33.872.9
35Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers640$43,090$20.711.2
36Architecture and Engineering Occupations560$72,030$34.631.7
37Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations470$40,120$19.291.8
38First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers450$66,740$32.090.4
39Electricians440$64,800$31.150.4
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks430$35,630$17.131.05
41Correctional Officers and Jailers420$29,980$14.410.25
42Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations420$63,350$30.450.8
43First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers410$38,780$18.641
44Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop400$20,110$9.670.3
45Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators400$33,690$16.20.35
46First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers390$47,960$23.060.95
47Packers and Packagers, Hand390$28,970$13.930.45
48Bus Drivers, School or Special Client380$33,560$16.130.3
49Cooks, Restaurant380$24,300$11.680.8
50Helpers--Production Workers370$28,180$13.550.3
51First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers350$28,100$13.510.6
52Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria340$22,520$10.830.3
53Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations330$30,520$14.670.65
54Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses330$38,920$18.710.5
55Construction Laborers320$38,080$18.310.8
56Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products320$56,210$27.030.9
57Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics300$45,160$21.710.5
58Cooks, Fast Food300$19,760$9.50.3
59Medical Secretaries300$30,610$14.720.4
60Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers290$36,450$17.520.6
61Rehabilitation Counselors290$30,120$14.480.1
62Accountants and Auditors280$64,990$31.240.9
63Security Guards280$27,800$13.370.7
64Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers270$44,280$21.290.4
65Food Preparation Workers260$20,310$9.770.6
66Industrial Machinery Mechanics260$50,450$24.250.2
67First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers250$64,700$31.110.3
68Tellers250$27,120$13.040.3
69Receptionists and Information Clerks240$25,880$12.440.7
70Carpenters230$49,860$23.970.7
71Childcare Workers230$18,740$9.010.8
72Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers220$45,170$21.710.3
73Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists210$22,290$10.710.4
74Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks210$36,190$17.40.4
75Billing and Posting Clerks200$30,810$14.810.3
76Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment200$29,140$14.010.2
77Pharmacy Technicians200$30,830$14.820.3
78Legal Occupations190$68,470$32.920.8
79Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners190$21,390$10.280.9
80Highway Maintenance Workers180$39,230$18.860.1
81Business Operations Specialists, All Other170$63,530$30.540.7
82Driver/Sales Workers170$25,560$12.290.3
83Butchers and Meat Cutters160$29,830$14.340.1
84Computer User Support Specialists160$40,990$19.710.4
85First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors160$56,480$27.160
86Compliance Officers150$49,820$23.950.2
87Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants150$52,960$25.460.35
88Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers150$27,770$13.350.8
89Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists150$60,670$29.170.4
90Production Workers, All Other150$26,710$12.840.2
91Bartenders140$26,700$12.840.4
92Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders140$44,450$21.370
93Firefighters140$46,250$22.230.2
94Medical Assistants140$28,660$13.780.45
95Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators140$52,090$25.050.2
96Postal Service Mail Carriers140$49,080$23.590.2
97Human Resources Specialists130$53,630$25.780.35
98Insurance Sales Agents130$67,430$32.420.3
99Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks130$43,230$20.780.2
100Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors130$33,610$16.160
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Jobs More Common Near St Joseph Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,55053,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,6908,120
Production Occupations$36,9906,980
Sales and Related Occupations$29,9404,700
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,8804,640
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,1504,490
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,6503,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,7502,990
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,2702,580
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,0202,160
Management Occupations$102,6601,980
Cashiers$20,3301,910
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,9801,900
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,4101,840
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,4301,550
Retail Salespersons$25,8801,430
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,1301,370
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,8801,360
Protective Service Occupations$36,7201,290
Registered Nurses$61,1101,270
Customer Service Representatives$30,8401,250
Personal Care Aides$22,6701,250
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,1801,140
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,8801,090
Community and Social Service Occupations$36,470970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,700950
Waiters and Waitresses$21,120800
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$33,860780
Nursing Assistants$21,450750
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,380710
Office Clerks, General$31,140700
General and Operations Managers$102,490680
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,810680
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,440670
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,090640
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,030560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,120470
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$66,740450
Electricians$64,800440
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,630430
Correctional Officers and Jailers$29,980420
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$63,350420
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,780410
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$20,110400
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,690400
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$47,960390
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,970390
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$33,560380
Cooks, Restaurant$24,300380
Helpers--Production Workers$28,180370

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,55053,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,6908,120
Production Occupations$36,9906,980
Sales and Related Occupations$29,9404,700
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,1504,490
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,6503,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,7502,990
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,2702,580
Management Occupations$102,6601,980
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,9801,900
Construction and Extraction Occupations$52,4101,840
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,4301,550
Retail Salespersons$25,8801,430
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,1301,370
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,8801,360
Protective Service Occupations$36,7201,290
Registered Nurses$61,1101,270
Customer Service Representatives$30,8401,250
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,1801,140
Community and Social Service Occupations$36,470970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,700950
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$33,860780
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,380710
Office Clerks, General$31,140700
General and Operations Managers$102,490680
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,810680
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,440670
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,090640
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,030560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,120470
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$66,740450
Electricians$64,800440
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,630430
Correctional Officers and Jailers$29,980420
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$63,350420
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,780410
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,690400
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$47,960390
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,970390
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$33,560380
Helpers--Production Workers$28,180370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,100350
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$30,520330
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,920330
Construction Laborers$38,080320
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$56,210320
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$45,160300
Medical Secretaries$30,610300
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,450290
Rehabilitation Counselors$30,120290

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