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Omaha Employment

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

Jobs in Omaha

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations486650$47,660$22.91100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations79330$36,310$17.4614.35
3Sales and Related Occupations50670$39,810$19.149.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations42340$24,680$11.878.55
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations36580$36,890$17.736.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations32110$75,150$36.135.8
7Business and Financial Operations Occupations28060$67,990$32.695.25
8Production Occupations27600$37,290$17.935.7
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations27520$50,600$24.336.05
10Management Occupations24710$104,370$50.186.15
11Construction and Extraction Occupations22160$46,380$22.34.45
12Computer and Mathematical Occupations20240$79,210$38.082.9
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations17750$47,490$22.833.8
14Personal Care and Service Occupations16240$28,240$13.584.3
15Retail Salespersons15000$28,150$13.532.85
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations13670$27,830$13.383.65
17Customer Service Representatives13620$34,850$16.751.75
18Healthcare Support Occupations13450$30,300$14.573
19Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers12920$42,640$20.51.2
20Registered Nurses12280$63,480$30.521.95
21Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food11200$22,190$10.672.3
22Cashiers11120$22,120$10.632.2
23Protective Service Occupations8900$44,820$21.552.2
24General and Operations Managers8470$101,440$48.771.5
25Waiters and Waitresses8450$26,810$12.891.7
26Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand8020$31,710$15.251.7
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners7670$26,150$12.571.55
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers6960$27,860$13.391.3
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive6840$34,970$16.811.5
30Nursing Assistants6810$27,700$13.321
31Community and Social Service Occupations6730$41,960$20.181.65
32Office Clerks, General6510$32,470$15.611.9
33Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations6130$46,150$22.191.8
34Architecture and Engineering Occupations6000$73,720$35.441.7
35Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products5540$64,210$30.870.9
36Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks5250$38,510$18.511.05
37First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers5220$55,590$26.720.95
38Childcare Workers5080$23,430$11.260.8
39Accountants and Auditors4990$68,160$32.770.9
40Carpenters4050$41,950$20.170.7
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General4040$40,830$19.630.9
42First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers3800$43,800$21.061
43Cooks, Restaurant3780$27,020$12.990.8
44Personal Care Aides3710$26,780$12.871.5
45First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers3520$30,970$14.890.6
46Receptionists and Information Clerks3350$28,230$13.570.7
47Security Guards3340$32,110$15.440.7
48Sales Representatives, Services, All Other3290$53,900$25.910.6
49Software Developers, Applications3020$89,020$42.80.55
50Legal Occupations2970$83,620$40.20.8
51Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2950$65,850$31.660.8
52Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants2890$49,310$23.710.35
53Bartenders2830$22,000$10.580.4
54Electricians2730$50,400$24.230.4
55Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2670$29,720$14.290
56Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2640$31,150$14.980.8
57Computer Systems Analysts2620$79,470$38.210.4
58Human Resources Specialists2620$63,760$30.650.35
59Business Operations Specialists, All Other2460$73,790$35.480.7
60Substitute Teachers2450$37,520$18.040
61Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders2370$37,380$17.970.2
62Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2340$34,720$16.690.6
63Tellers2270$29,930$14.390.3
64Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2240$22,780$10.950.9
65Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop2230$21,380$10.280.3
66First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers2220$62,620$30.110.4
67Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan2190$27,080$13.020.1
68Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters2180$58,770$28.250.3
69Computer User Support Specialists2160$50,790$24.420.4
70Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses2120$42,790$20.570.5
71Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics2110$45,260$21.760.5
72Construction Laborers2060$34,320$16.50.8
73Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists2040$57,970$27.870.4
74Network and Computer Systems Administrators2040$81,260$39.070.25
75First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers2020$62,430$30.020.4
76Food Preparation Workers1990$23,330$11.220.6
77Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers1990$28,880$13.880.1
78Insurance Sales Agents1920$63,030$30.30.3
79Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1850$33,470$16.090.4
80Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1830$34,210$16.450.35
81Counter and Rental Clerks1820$27,760$13.350.3
82Software Developers, Systems Software1820$94,640$45.50.3
83Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks1810$38,550$18.530.2
84Computer Programmers1790$81,070$38.980.2
85Home Health Aides1770$27,490$13.220.7
86Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1710$32,950$15.840.3
87Billing and Posting Clerks1700$36,670$17.630.3
88Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1650$63,770$30.660.4
89Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1640$39,100$18.80.3
90Lawyers1640$111,820$53.760.5
91Packers and Packagers, Hand1640$24,140$11.610.45
92Financial Managers1630$122,660$58.970.4
93Medical Assistants1620$34,020$16.350.45
94Social and Human Service Assistants1620$27,990$13.460.25
95Medical and Health Services Managers1610$109,460$52.630.25
96First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1580$67,770$32.580.3
97Management Analysts1570$82,510$39.670.5
98Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers1530$40,030$19.240.1
99Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment1490$28,660$13.780.2
100Computer Occupations, All Other1480$83,670$40.230.2
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Jobs More Common Near Omaha Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,660486,650
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,31079,330
Sales and Related Occupations$39,81050,670
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,68042,340
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,89036,580
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,15032,110
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,99028,060
Production Occupations$37,29027,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,60027,520
Management Occupations$104,37024,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,38022,160
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$79,21020,240
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,49017,750
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,24016,240
Retail Salespersons$28,15015,000
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,83013,670
Customer Service Representatives$34,85013,620
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,30013,450
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,64012,920
Registered Nurses$63,48012,280
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$22,19011,200
Cashiers$22,12011,120
Protective Service Occupations$44,8208,900
General and Operations Managers$101,4408,470
Waiters and Waitresses$26,8108,450
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,7108,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,1507,670
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,8606,960
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,9706,840
Nursing Assistants$27,7006,810
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,9606,730
Office Clerks, General$32,4706,510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$46,1506,130
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$73,7206,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,2105,540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,5105,250
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,5905,220
Childcare Workers$23,4305,080
Accountants and Auditors$68,1604,990
Carpenters$41,9504,050
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,8304,040
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,8003,800
Cooks, Restaurant$27,0203,780
Personal Care Aides$26,7803,710
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,9703,520
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,2303,350
Security Guards$32,1103,340
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$53,9003,290
Software Developers, Applications$89,0203,020
Legal Occupations$83,6202,970

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,660486,650
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,31079,330
Sales and Related Occupations$39,81050,670
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,89036,580
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,15032,110
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,99028,060
Production Occupations$37,29027,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,60027,520
Management Occupations$104,37024,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,38022,160
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$79,21020,240
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,49017,750
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,24016,240
Retail Salespersons$28,15015,000
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,83013,670
Customer Service Representatives$34,85013,620
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,30013,450
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,64012,920
Registered Nurses$63,48012,280
Protective Service Occupations$44,8208,900
General and Operations Managers$101,4408,470
Waiters and Waitresses$26,8108,450
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,7108,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,1507,670
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,8606,960
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,9706,840
Nursing Assistants$27,7006,810
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,9606,730
Office Clerks, General$32,4706,510
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$46,1506,130
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$73,7206,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,2105,540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,5105,250
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,5905,220
Accountants and Auditors$68,1604,990
Carpenters$41,9504,050
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,8304,040
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,8003,800
Cooks, Restaurant$27,0203,780
Personal Care Aides$26,7803,710
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,9703,520
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,2303,350
Security Guards$32,1103,340
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$53,9003,290
Software Developers, Applications$89,0203,020
Legal Occupations$83,6202,970
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$65,8502,950
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$49,3102,890
Electricians$50,4002,730
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,7202,670

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