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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 175230 $44500 $21.4 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 29660 $34090 $16.39 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 17060 $35780 $17.2 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 15730 $22320 $10.73 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12680 $39800 $19.14 6.45
6 Production Occupations 11250 $39090 $18.79 5.85
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 11080 $60740 $29.2 5.05
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10570 $70040 $33.67 5.75
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10380 $54870 $26.38 6.15
10 Management Occupations 7360 $99570 $47.87 6.05
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7100 $43030 $20.69 4.4
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5960 $46530 $22.37 3.8
13 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 5810 $63400 $30.48 2.8
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5340 $25570 $12.3 3.7
15 Retail Salespersons 5310 $26910 $12.94 3.1
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5170 $25490 $12.25 4.1
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 4560 $29720 $14.29 3.05
18 Office Clerks, General 4550 $28080 $13.5 2
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4470 $20870 $10.03 2.15
20 Customer Service Representatives 4450 $32290 $15.52 1.75
21 Cashiers 4420 $21870 $10.51 2.25
22 Community and Social Service Occupations 3830 $37920 $18.23 1.65
23 Registered Nurses 3800 $58930 $28.33 1.9
24 Waiters and Waitresses 2880 $20210 $9.72 1.6
25 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2880 $70020 $33.66 1.65
26 Protective Service Occupations 2850 $43160 $20.75 2.25
27 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2720 $44200 $21.25 1.7
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2410 $34580 $16.63 1.6
29 General and Operations Managers 2320 $104760 $50.37 1.4
30 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2270 $35460 $17.05 1.1
31 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2260 $24480 $11.77 1.6
32 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2240 $25110 $12.07 1.2
33 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2180 $49460 $23.78 1
34 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2010 $28920 $13.91 1.6
35 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1940 $56050 $26.95 0.9
36 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1810 $21420 $10.3 1
37 Accountants and Auditors 1710 $62700 $30.14 0.9
38 Nursing Assistants 1680 $25930 $12.47 1.05
39 Team Assemblers 1660 $36540 $17.57 0.75
40 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1630 $55690 $26.78 1
41 Childcare Workers 1550 $21870 $10.51 0.8
42 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1510 $39430 $18.96 1
43 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1430 $38220 $18.38 0.9
44 Carpenters 1400 $37180 $17.88 0.6
45 Personal Care Aides 1380 $23730 $11.41 1.3
46 Social and Human Service Assistants 1310 $25040 $12.04 0.3
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1280 $31430 $15.11 0.6
48 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1260 $26540 $12.76 0.7
49 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1260 $47560 $22.86 0.5
50 Software Developers, Applications 1160 $72590 $34.9 0.5
51 Compliance Officers 1150 $65170 $31.33 0.2
52 Legal Occupations 1100 $91270 $43.88 0.8
53 Bartenders 1100 $20140 $9.68 0.4
54 Cooks, Short Order 1090 $22040 $10.59 0.1
55 Cooks, Restaurant 1070 $23010 $11.06 0.75
56 Computer User Support Specialists 950 $40830 $19.63 0.4
57 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 940 $79600 $38.27 0.7
58 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 900 $52040 $25.02 0.6
59 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 890 $59060 $28.4 0.4
60 Electricians 850 $48310 $23.22 0.4
61 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 830 $28510 $13.71 0.1
62 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 820 $64580 $31.05 0.2
63 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 810 $29810 $14.33 0.8
64 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 810 $37890 $18.22 0.2
65 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 800 $40020 $19.24 0.5
66 Security Guards 790 $26830 $12.9 0.7
67 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 780 $60770 $29.22 0.4
68 Medical Assistants 720 $31710 $15.25 0.45
69 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 700 $31860 $15.32 0.6
70 Tellers 690 $26110 $12.56 0.3
71 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 670 $53340 $25.65 0.35
72 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 660 $46560 $22.38 0.3
73 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $40400 $19.42 0.5
74 Counter and Rental Clerks 630 $27030 $13 0.3
75 Lawyers 630 $126240 $60.69 0.5
76 Machinists 620 $42870 $20.61 0.3
77 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 620 $27970 $13.45 0.3
78 Human Resources Specialists 620 $53430 $25.69 0.3
79 Medical Secretaries 610 $36380 $17.49 0.4
80 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 610 $21050 $10.12 0.3
81 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 600 $42650 $20.5 0.3
82 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 590 $32000 $15.38 0.2
83 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 590 $64780 $31.14 0.3
84 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 560 $33170 $15.95 0.25
85 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 560 $32110 $15.44 0.25
86 Training and Development Specialists 560 $49390 $23.74 0.2
87 Driver/Sales Workers 550 $23570 $11.33 0.3
88 Insurance Sales Agents 550 $69100 $33.22 0.3
89 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 550 $37590 $18.07 0.35
90 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 540 $68570 $32.96 0.3
91 Home Health Aides 520 $24950 $11.99 0.7
92 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 520 $39580 $19.03 0.1
93 Computer Network Support Specialists 520 $55190 $26.53 0.1
94 Construction Managers 520 $83940 $40.36 0.2
95 Computer Programmers 510 $71460 $34.36 0.2
96 Computer Systems Analysts 500 $62660 $30.13 0.4
97 Pharmacy Technicians 500 $29880 $14.36 0.25
98 Medical and Health Services Managers 500 $92810 $44.62 0.2
99 Software Developers, Systems Software 490 $72270 $34.75 0.3
100 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 490 $24890 $11.97 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Lincoln Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,500 175,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,090 29,660
Sales and Related Occupations 35,780 17,060
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,320 15,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,800 12,680
Production Occupations 39,090 11,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,740 11,080
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,040 10,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,870 10,380
Management Occupations 99,570 7,360
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,030 7,100
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,530 5,960
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,400 5,810
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,570 5,340
Retail Salespersons 26,910 5,310
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,490 5,170
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,720 4,560
Office Clerks, General 28,080 4,550
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,870 4,470
Customer Service Representatives 32,290 4,450
Cashiers 21,870 4,420
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,920 3,830
Registered Nurses 58,930 3,800
Waiters and Waitresses 20,210 2,880
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,020 2,880
Protective Service Occupations 43,160 2,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,200 2,720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,580 2,410
General and Operations Managers 104,760 2,320
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,460 2,270
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,480 2,260
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,110 2,240
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,460 2,180
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,920 2,010
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 56,050 1,940
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,420 1,810
Accountants and Auditors 62,700 1,710
Nursing Assistants 25,930 1,680
Team Assemblers 36,540 1,660
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,690 1,630
Childcare Workers 21,870 1,550
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,430 1,510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,220 1,430
Carpenters 37,180 1,400
Personal Care Aides 23,730 1,380
Social and Human Service Assistants 25,040 1,310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,430 1,280
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,540 1,260
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 47,560 1,260
Software Developers, Applications 72,590 1,160

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,500 175,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,090 29,660
Sales and Related Occupations 35,780 17,060
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,800 12,680
Production Occupations 39,090 11,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,740 11,080
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,040 10,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,870 10,380
Management Occupations 99,570 7,360
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,030 7,100
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,530 5,960
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,400 5,810
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,570 5,340
Retail Salespersons 26,910 5,310
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,490 5,170
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,720 4,560
Office Clerks, General 28,080 4,550
Customer Service Representatives 32,290 4,450
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,920 3,830
Registered Nurses 58,930 3,800
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,020 2,880
Protective Service Occupations 43,160 2,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,200 2,720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,580 2,410
General and Operations Managers 104,760 2,320
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,460 2,270
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,110 2,240
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,460 2,180
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,920 2,010
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 56,050 1,940
Accountants and Auditors 62,700 1,710
Nursing Assistants 25,930 1,680
Team Assemblers 36,540 1,660
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,690 1,630
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,430 1,510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,220 1,430
Carpenters 37,180 1,400
Social and Human Service Assistants 25,040 1,310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,430 1,280
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,540 1,260
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 47,560 1,260
Software Developers, Applications 72,590 1,160
Compliance Officers 65,170 1,150
Legal Occupations 91,270 1,100
Computer User Support Specialists 40,830 950
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 79,600 940
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 52,040 900
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 59,060 890
Electricians 48,310 850
Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 28,510 830

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