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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 483320 $46490 $22.35 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 80550 $35360 $17 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 53780 $39160 $18.83 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 41330 $23160 $11.14 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 38020 $35370 $17.01 6.45
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 30220 $73310 $35.25 5.75
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 28190 $68350 $32.86 5.05
8 Production Occupations 27260 $35120 $16.89 5.85
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 27050 $50310 $24.19 6.15
10 Management Occupations 23460 $105950 $50.94 6.05
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 21530 $45480 $21.87 4.4
12 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 19270 $77360 $37.19 2.8
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 16730 $45630 $21.94 3.8
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 16210 $26830 $12.9 4.1
15 Retail Salespersons 15330 $28700 $13.8 3.1
16 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 13320 $41900 $20.15 1.2
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 13310 $27190 $13.07 3.7
18 Customer Service Representatives 12430 $34010 $16.35 1.75
19 Healthcare Support Occupations 11940 $29930 $14.39 3.05
20 Cashiers 11580 $21370 $10.27 2.25
21 Registered Nurses 11210 $62410 $30.01 1.9
22 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 10910 $21460 $10.32 2.15
23 Protective Service Occupations 8940 $44640 $21.46 2.25
24 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8140 $28740 $13.82 1.6
25 Waiters and Waitresses 7980 $21720 $10.44 1.6
26 General and Operations Managers 7700 $104830 $50.4 1.4
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 7110 $26770 $12.87 1.2
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 7080 $26050 $12.52 1.6
29 Community and Social Service Occupations 6660 $42160 $20.27 1.65
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6630 $34360 $16.52 1.6
31 Office Clerks, General 6450 $31260 $15.03 2
32 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 6190 $72470 $34.84 1.65
33 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 6170 $46330 $22.28 1.7
34 Nursing Assistants 6080 $26610 $12.79 1.05
35 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 5860 $62610 $30.1 1
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 5860 $37160 $17.86 1.1
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 5230 $54240 $26.08 1
38 Accountants and Auditors 5140 $69560 $33.44 0.9
39 Childcare Workers 4720 $22750 $10.94 0.8
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4090 $38940 $18.72 0.9
41 Carpenters 3920 $40150 $19.3 0.6
42 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 3830 $55650 $26.75 0.6
43 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 3670 $45110 $21.69 1
44 Security Guards 3560 $33240 $15.98 0.7
45 Personal Care Aides 3550 $24760 $11.9 1.3
46 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 3460 $32100 $15.43 0.6
47 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3430 $28270 $13.59 0.7
48 Cooks, Restaurant 3220 $24210 $11.64 0.75
49 Team Assemblers 3160 $28530 $13.72 0.75
50 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 3160 $67050 $32.24 0.9
51 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 3030 $46450 $22.33 0.5
52 Bartenders 3020 $21870 $10.52 0.4
53 Software Developers, Applications 2890 $90620 $43.57 0.5
54 Legal Occupations 2810 $82880 $39.85 0.8
55 Electricians 2750 $50750 $24.4 0.4
56 Computer Systems Analysts 2700 $78330 $37.66 0.4
57 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2670 $29520 $14.19 0.8
58 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2630 $73800 $35.48 0.7
59 Human Resources Specialists 2620 $61360 $29.5 0.3
60 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2560 $30450 $14.64 0.25
61 Telemarketers 2480 $25430 $12.23 0.15
62 Computer User Support Specialists 2420 $50230 $24.15 0.4
63 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2370 $22120 $10.63 1
64 Substitute Teachers 2330 $36740 $17.66 0
65 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 2300 $27240 $13.09 0.1
66 Counter and Rental Clerks 2280 $27750 $13.34 0.3
67 Tellers 2210 $29250 $14.06 0.3
68 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2210 $64720 $31.11 0.4
69 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2200 $43150 $20.75 0.5
70 Construction Laborers 2200 $31390 $15.09 0.8
71 Cooks, Short Order 2190 $24900 $11.97 0.1
72 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2100 $35010 $16.83 0.6
73 Computer Programmers 2100 $78700 $37.84 0.2
74 Order Clerks 2070 $32740 $15.74 0.1
75 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2070 $22590 $10.86 0.45
76 Driver/Sales Workers 2060 $26520 $12.75 0.3
77 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1990 $77560 $37.29 0.3
78 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1940 $31830 $15.3 0.4
79 Food Preparation Workers 1930 $22100 $10.62 0.6
80 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1900 $58410 $28.08 0.4
81 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 1890 $61540 $29.59 0.35
82 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1880 $59670 $28.69 0.3
83 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1790 $70010 $33.66 0.3
84 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1750 $36000 $17.31 0.3
85 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1720 $43040 $20.69 0.5
86 Insurance Sales Agents 1710 $50150 $24.11 0.3
87 Financial Analysts 1710 $73900 $35.53 0.2
88 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 1700 $28120 $13.52 0.1
89 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1690 $33940 $16.32 0.3
90 Management Analysts 1690 $84250 $40.51 0.5
91 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1660 $61990 $29.81 0.45
92 Medical and Health Services Managers 1640 $104920 $50.44 0.2
93 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1640 $64530 $31.02 0.3
94 Lawyers 1620 $108140 $51.99 0.5
95 Software Developers, Systems Software 1610 $89390 $42.98 0.3
96 Financial Managers 1600 $139870 $67.25 0.4
97 Medical Assistants 1600 $32480 $15.62 0.45
98 Billing and Posting Clerks 1590 $37030 $17.8 0.35
99 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1580 $32750 $15.74 0.35
100 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1570 $19870 $9.55 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Omaha Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,490 483,320
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,360 80,550
Sales and Related Occupations 39,160 53,780
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,160 41,330
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,370 38,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,310 30,220
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,350 28,190
Production Occupations 35,120 27,260
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,310 27,050
Management Occupations 105,950 23,460
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,480 21,530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 77,360 19,270
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,630 16,730
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,830 16,210
Retail Salespersons 28,700 15,330
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,900 13,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,190 13,310
Customer Service Representatives 34,010 12,430
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,930 11,940
Cashiers 21,370 11,580
Registered Nurses 62,410 11,210
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 21,460 10,910
Protective Service Occupations 44,640 8,940
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,740 8,140
Waiters and Waitresses 21,720 7,980
General and Operations Managers 104,830 7,700
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,770 7,110
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,050 7,080
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,160 6,660
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,360 6,630
Office Clerks, General 31,260 6,450
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,470 6,190
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,330 6,170
Nursing Assistants 26,610 6,080
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,610 5,860
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,160 5,860
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,240 5,230
Accountants and Auditors 69,560 5,140
Childcare Workers 22,750 4,720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,940 4,090
Carpenters 40,150 3,920
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 55,650 3,830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,110 3,670
Security Guards 33,240 3,560
Personal Care Aides 24,760 3,550
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,100 3,460
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,270 3,430
Cooks, Restaurant 24,210 3,220
Team Assemblers 28,530 3,160
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 67,050 3,160

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,490 483,320
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,360 80,550
Sales and Related Occupations 39,160 53,780
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,370 38,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,310 30,220
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,350 28,190
Production Occupations 35,120 27,260
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,310 27,050
Management Occupations 105,950 23,460
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,480 21,530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 77,360 19,270
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,630 16,730
Personal Care and Service Occupations 26,830 16,210
Retail Salespersons 28,700 15,330
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,900 13,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,190 13,310
Customer Service Representatives 34,010 12,430
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,930 11,940
Registered Nurses 62,410 11,210
Protective Service Occupations 44,640 8,940
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,740 8,140
General and Operations Managers 104,830 7,700
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,770 7,110
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,050 7,080
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,160 6,660
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,360 6,630
Office Clerks, General 31,260 6,450
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,470 6,190
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,330 6,170
Nursing Assistants 26,610 6,080
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,610 5,860
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,160 5,860
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,240 5,230
Accountants and Auditors 69,560 5,140
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,940 4,090
Carpenters 40,150 3,920
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 55,650 3,830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,110 3,670
Security Guards 33,240 3,560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,100 3,460
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,270 3,430
Team Assemblers 28,530 3,160
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 67,050 3,160
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 46,450 3,030
Software Developers, Applications 90,620 2,890
Legal Occupations 82,880 2,810
Electricians 50,750 2,750
Computer Systems Analysts 78,330 2,700
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 29,520 2,670
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 73,800 2,630

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