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Atlantic City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Atlantic City, New Jersey Area

The convention and tourism industries are major contributors to Atlantic City's economy. The city includes numerous gambling casinos/hotels which attract millions of visitors on a yearly basis. Although a large part of the city's economic development is based on the casinos, the local government is striving to diversify the economy by developing recreational attractions such as retail shopping, theaters, night clubs and theme restaurants.

Other industries that are notable parts of the economy include real estate development, arts and entertainment, accommodation and food services, education, and health and social services. Goods produced in Atlantic City that provide jobs include clothing, boats, bottles and glassware, chinaware and hosiery.

The gaming industry is a major employer. Other major employment sectors are leisure and hospitality, the government, trade, transportation and utilities, educational and health services, professional and business services, construction and manufacturing. Service occupations (42% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (19% of the labor force).

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority provides a variety of real estate development, financial and technical services to businesses. The majority of the help is provided to small and medium sized companies.

Notable details about Atlantic City, New Jersey: In 2009 the average salary in Atlantic City was $25,000. In 2008 the cost of living index in Atlantic City was at 107.3 which is higher than the national average of 100. Regarding the adult population, 10% have earned a bachelor's degree or higher.

Atlantic City's leading job providers:

  • Atlantic City Hilton Casino Resort
  • Bally's Atlantic City
  • Borgata Casino Hotel & Spa
  • Marina District Development Company, LLC
  • Trump Plaza Associates, A New Jersey General Partnership
  • Harrah's Atlantic City Operating Company, LLC
  • Trump Marina Hotel & Casino Inc
  • R I H Acquisitions NJ LLC
  • Resorts International Hotel Financing Inc
  • Marina Associates LTD
  • Atlantic City Showboat Inc
  • Ace Gaming, LLC
  • Harrah's New Jersey, Inc
  • City of Atlantic City
  • Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Inc
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Trump Taj Mahal Associates, LLC
  • Showboat Casino Hotel
  • Tropicana Casino & Resort

Atlantic City companies have access to helpful organizations including:

The Press of Atlantic City provides readers with up-to-date information regarding the local business community.

Jobs in Atlantic City

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations125080$47,530$22.85100
2Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations18640$26,710$12.848.55
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations16000$37,740$18.1414.35
4Sales and Related Occupations13190$32,310$15.539.9
5Personal Care and Service Occupations9060$29,650$14.254.3
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations8570$61,460$29.556.05
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations7790$87,400$42.025.8
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6310$36,600$17.66.55
9Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations6010$29,820$14.343.65
10Retail Salespersons5480$25,160$12.092.85
11Waiters and Waitresses5220$25,280$12.161.7
12Management Occupations4860$121,040$58.196.15
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations4820$73,770$35.475.25
14Protective Service Occupations4810$49,440$23.772.2
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4750$51,330$24.683.8
16Healthcare Support Occupations4400$30,800$14.813
17Construction and Extraction Occupations4300$61,090$29.374.45
18Cashiers3760$22,300$10.722.2
19Gaming Dealers3630$21,610$10.390.1
20Registered Nurses3120$78,330$37.661.95
21Community and Social Service Occupations2790$49,360$23.731.65
22Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2490$29,470$14.171.55
23Production Occupations2270$37,890$18.215.7
24Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2200$25,010$12.020.9
25Security Guards2110$29,110$140.7
26Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2090$57,440$27.621.8
27Computer and Mathematical Occupations2000$87,040$41.842.9
28Nursing Assistants1990$30,430$14.631
29Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1920$25,210$12.121.3
30Cooks, Restaurant1750$32,070$15.420.8
31Office Clerks, General1670$36,060$17.341.9
32Receptionists and Information Clerks1610$31,140$14.970.7
33Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1530$40,540$19.491.5
34Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1520$24,180$11.632.3
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1480$42,960$20.660.9
36Bartenders1450$29,800$14.330.4
37Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers1400$23,350$11.230.3
38Customer Service Representatives1370$32,280$15.521.75
39Social and Human Service Assistants1360$34,390$16.540.25
40Food Preparation Workers1300$23,120$11.110.6
41Business Operations Specialists, All Other1290$66,290$31.870.7
42Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1240$31,780$15.281.7
43First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1220$46,000$22.121
44First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1210$36,810$17.70.6
45Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1130$40,460$19.451.05
46First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1070$57,010$27.410.95
47Architecture and Engineering Occupations1040$85,530$41.121.7
48Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop930$27,340$13.140.3
49Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop910$21,520$10.350.3
50Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers870$35,200$16.930.8
51General and Operations Managers860$144,210$69.331.5
52Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers860$79,540$38.240.4
53Construction Laborers810$58,140$27.950.8
54Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers760$45,800$22.021.2
55Home Health Aides750$22,460$10.80.7
56Legal Occupations740$87,060$41.860.8
57Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers700$35,670$17.150.6
58Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses690$47,510$22.840.5
59Carpenters670$63,320$30.440.7
60Audio and Video Equipment Technicians630$60,570$29.120.1
61Cooks, Fast Food630$22,560$10.850.3
62Electricians630$63,580$30.570.4
63Dishwashers620$20,610$9.910.3
64Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics600$35,200$16.930.2
65Software Developers, Applications580$92,980$44.70.55
66Accountants and Auditors570$77,730$37.370.9
67Sales Representatives, Services, All Other570$56,410$27.120.6
68Substitute Teachers570$31,570$15.180
69Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations500$74,780$35.950.8
70Amusement and Recreation Attendants490$20,750$9.980.2
71Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs490$24,970$120.2
72Managers, All Other480$113,590$54.610.6
73Medical Assistants470$33,970$16.330.45
74Physicians and Surgeons, All Other470$248,260$119.360.25
75Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products470$63,570$30.560.9
76Cooks, Short Order460$24,900$11.970.1
77Recreation Workers460$25,720$12.360.25
78Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers440$30,110$14.480
79Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other440$26,370$12.680.1
80Billing and Posting Clerks430$39,730$19.10.3
81Bus Drivers, School or Special Client420$31,240$15.020.3
82Parking Lot Attendants420$23,980$11.530.1
83Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics410$48,360$23.250.5
84Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other410$24,930$11.990
85Lawyers410$102,510$49.290.5
86Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers400$22,990$11.050.1
87Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity390$48,180$23.170.1
88First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers390$74,160$35.650.3
89Tellers390$29,920$14.380.3
90Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants380$23,420$11.260.1
91Manicurists and Pedicurists380$23,520$11.310.1
92Food Servers, Nonrestaurant370$21,940$10.550.2
93Pharmacy Technicians350$36,060$17.340.3
94Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education350$34,630$16.650.3
95Firefighters340$72,540$34.880.2
96Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks330$26,420$12.70.2
97Personal Care Aides330$23,940$11.511.5
98Postal Service Mail Carriers320$49,420$23.760.2
99Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance310$45,450$21.850.1
100Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists310$34,430$16.550.4
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Jobs More Common Near Atlantic City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,530125,080
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,71018,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,74016,000
Sales and Related Occupations$32,31013,190
Personal Care and Service Occupations$29,6509,060
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$61,4608,570
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$87,4007,790
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,6006,310
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,8206,010
Retail Salespersons$25,1605,480
Waiters and Waitresses$25,2805,220
Management Occupations$121,0404,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,7704,820
Protective Service Occupations$49,4404,810
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,3304,750
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,8004,400
Construction and Extraction Occupations$61,0904,300
Cashiers$22,3003,760
Gaming Dealers$21,6103,630
Registered Nurses$78,3303,120
Community and Social Service Occupations$49,3602,790
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,4702,490
Production Occupations$37,8902,270
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,0102,200
Security Guards$29,1102,110
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$57,4402,090
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$87,0402,000
Nursing Assistants$30,4301,990
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,2101,920
Cooks, Restaurant$32,0701,750
Office Clerks, General$36,0601,670
Receptionists and Information Clerks$31,1401,610
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$40,5401,530
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$24,1801,520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$42,9601,480
Bartenders$29,8001,450
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$23,3501,400
Customer Service Representatives$32,2801,370
Social and Human Service Assistants$34,3901,360
Food Preparation Workers$23,1201,300
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$66,2901,290
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,7801,240
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,0001,220
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$36,8101,210
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,4601,130
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$57,0101,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$85,5301,040
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop$27,340930
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$21,520910
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$35,200870

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Atlantic City, New Jersey Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,530125,080
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,71018,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,74016,000
Sales and Related Occupations$32,31013,190
Personal Care and Service Occupations$29,6509,060
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$61,4608,570
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$87,4007,790
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,6006,310
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,8206,010
Retail Salespersons$25,1605,480
Waiters and Waitresses$25,2805,220
Management Occupations$121,0404,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$73,7704,820
Protective Service Occupations$49,4404,810
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,3304,750
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,8004,400
Construction and Extraction Occupations$61,0904,300
Registered Nurses$78,3303,120
Community and Social Service Occupations$49,3602,790
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,4702,490
Production Occupations$37,8902,270
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,0102,200
Security Guards$29,1102,110
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$57,4402,090
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$87,0402,000
Nursing Assistants$30,4301,990
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,2101,920
Cooks, Restaurant$32,0701,750
Office Clerks, General$36,0601,670
Receptionists and Information Clerks$31,1401,610
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$40,5401,530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$42,9601,480
Bartenders$29,8001,450
Customer Service Representatives$32,2801,370
Social and Human Service Assistants$34,3901,360
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$66,2901,290
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,7801,240
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,0001,220
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$36,8101,210
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,4601,130
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$57,0101,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$85,5301,040
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop$27,340930
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$35,200870
General and Operations Managers$144,210860
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$79,540860
Construction Laborers$58,140810
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,800760
Legal Occupations$87,060740
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,670700

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