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Lincoln Employment

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

Jobs in Lincoln

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations175310$45,510$21.88100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations28130$34,610$16.6414.35
3Sales and Related Occupations16530$36,720$17.659.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations15540$23,720$11.418.55
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations13280$40,160$19.316.55
6Business and Financial Operations Occupations11360$60,770$29.225.25
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations11100$71,680$34.465.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations10790$54,090$266.05
9Production Occupations10590$40,420$19.445.7
10Management Occupations7970$97,880$47.066.15
11Construction and Extraction Occupations7320$43,530$20.934.45
12Computer and Mathematical Occupations5970$65,660$31.572.9
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations5830$46,570$22.393.8
14Healthcare Support Occupations5230$28,790$13.843
15Personal Care and Service Occupations5120$27,070$13.014.3
16Retail Salespersons5060$26,250$12.622.85
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations5010$26,850$12.913.65
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4650$21,930$10.542.3
19Office Clerks, General4460$28,820$13.861.9
20Cashiers4200$22,020$10.592.2
21Registered Nurses4170$62,760$30.181.95
22Community and Social Service Occupations3540$38,060$18.31.65
23Customer Service Representatives3460$33,360$16.041.75
24Protective Service Occupations2990$44,660$21.472.2
25Architecture and Engineering Occupations2920$71,180$34.221.7
26Waiters and Waitresses2720$23,780$11.431.7
27General and Operations Managers2680$99,840$481.5
28Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2650$43,950$21.131.8
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2500$34,510$16.591.5
30Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2290$25,840$12.421.55
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2220$26,600$12.791.3
32Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2200$30,630$14.721.7
33Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2140$35,900$17.261.05
34First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2010$51,110$24.570.95
35Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1950$56,620$27.220.8
36Nursing Assistants1890$27,220$13.091
37Childcare Workers1700$23,220$11.160.8
38Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1680$36,890$17.740
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1600$41,160$19.791
40Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1600$57,990$27.880.9
41Accountants and Auditors1490$61,860$29.740.9
42Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1450$21,940$10.550.9
43Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1400$39,110$18.80.9
44Carpenters1360$38,150$18.340.7
45Receptionists and Information Clerks1290$27,210$13.080.7
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1280$31,740$15.260.6
47Compliance Officers1270$65,420$31.450.2
48Legal Occupations1240$83,590$40.190.8
49Home Health Aides1230$22,650$10.890.7
50Social and Human Service Assistants1230$25,100$12.070.25
51Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants1180$48,010$23.080.35
52Cooks, Restaurant1090$24,570$11.810.8
53Computer User Support Specialists1020$43,520$20.920.4
54Personal Care Aides1020$25,360$12.191.5
55Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks1010$37,120$17.840.2
56Bartenders950$21,760$10.460.4
57Business Operations Specialists, All Other950$75,680$36.390.7
58First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers890$61,110$29.380.4
59Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators880$64,350$30.940.2
60Cooks, Fast Food880$21,310$10.240.3
61Security Guards880$30,800$14.810.7
62Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers830$30,270$14.550.8
63Software Developers, Applications830$76,220$36.640.55
64Food Preparation Workers810$22,720$10.920.6
65Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses810$41,140$19.780.5
66Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan800$27,160$13.060.1
67Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment790$24,630$11.840.2
68Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics780$42,900$20.630.5
69Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers780$33,460$16.090.6
70Sales Representatives, Services, All Other780$51,830$24.920.6
71Electricians740$50,320$24.190.4
72Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors720$29,240$14.060.2
73Self-Enrichment Education Teachers720$30,510$14.670.2
74Software Developers, Systems Software720$81,700$39.280.3
75Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers710$36,880$17.730.1
76Human Resources Specialists710$52,740$25.360.35
77Tellers710$27,170$13.060.3
78Cooks, Short Order690$24,530$11.790.1
79First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers690$65,180$31.340.4
80Medical Assistants690$32,840$15.790.45
81Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers690$42,660$20.510.3
82Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers650$46,780$22.490.3
83Driver/Sales Workers640$26,410$12.70.3
84Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters640$48,740$23.430.3
85Lawyers630$120,470$57.920.5
86Insurance Sales Agents620$59,790$28.750.3
87Billing and Posting Clerks600$34,550$16.610.3
88Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists600$51,050$24.540.4
89Construction Managers590$88,140$42.380.3
90Network and Computer Systems Administrators590$70,210$33.750.25
91Computer Network Support Specialists560$55,550$26.710.1
92Loan Officers560$76,890$36.970.2
93Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders550$35,300$16.970.2
94Training and Development Specialists550$51,120$24.580.2
95Computer Systems Analysts540$65,470$31.480.4
96First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers540$65,760$31.620.3
97Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria500$28,620$13.760.3
98Construction Laborers490$31,330$15.060.8
99Counter and Rental Clerks490$27,990$13.460.3
100Machinists490$42,370$20.370.25
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Jobs More Common Near Lincoln Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,510175,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,61028,130
Sales and Related Occupations$36,72016,530
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,72015,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$40,16013,280
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,77011,360
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,68011,100
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,09010,790
Production Occupations$40,42010,590
Management Occupations$97,8807,970
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,5307,320
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,6605,970
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,5705,830
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,7905,230
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,0705,120
Retail Salespersons$26,2505,060
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,8505,010
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,9304,650
Office Clerks, General$28,8204,460
Cashiers$22,0204,200
Registered Nurses$62,7604,170
Community and Social Service Occupations$38,0603,540
Customer Service Representatives$33,3603,460
Protective Service Occupations$44,6602,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,1802,920
Waiters and Waitresses$23,7802,720
General and Operations Managers$99,8402,680
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$43,9502,650
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,5102,500
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,8402,290
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,6002,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,6302,200
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,9002,140
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,1102,010
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$56,6201,950
Nursing Assistants$27,2201,890
Childcare Workers$23,2201,700
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$36,8901,680
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,1601,600
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,9901,600
Accountants and Auditors$61,8601,490
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,9401,450
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,1101,400
Carpenters$38,1501,360
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,2101,290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,7401,280
Compliance Officers$65,4201,270
Legal Occupations$83,5901,240
Home Health Aides$22,6501,230
Social and Human Service Assistants$25,1001,230

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Lincoln, Nebraska Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,510175,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,61028,130
Sales and Related Occupations$36,72016,530
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$40,16013,280
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,77011,360
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,68011,100
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,09010,790
Production Occupations$40,42010,590
Management Occupations$97,8807,970
Construction and Extraction Occupations$43,5307,320
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,6605,970
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,5705,830
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,7905,230
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,0705,120
Retail Salespersons$26,2505,060
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,8505,010
Office Clerks, General$28,8204,460
Registered Nurses$62,7604,170
Community and Social Service Occupations$38,0603,540
Customer Service Representatives$33,3603,460
Protective Service Occupations$44,6602,990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,1802,920
General and Operations Managers$99,8402,680
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$43,9502,650
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,5102,500
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,8402,290
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,6002,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,6302,200
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,9002,140
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,1102,010
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$56,6201,950
Nursing Assistants$27,2201,890
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$36,8901,680
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,1601,600
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,9901,600
Accountants and Auditors$61,8601,490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,1101,400
Carpenters$38,1501,360
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,2101,290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,7401,280
Compliance Officers$65,4201,270
Legal Occupations$83,5901,240
Social and Human Service Assistants$25,1001,230
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$48,0101,180
Computer User Support Specialists$43,5201,020
Personal Care Aides$25,3601,020
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks$37,1201,010
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$75,680950
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$61,110890
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators$64,350880

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