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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 125950 $46800 $22.5 100
2 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 18890 $26650 $12.81 8.3
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15870 $36920 $17.75 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 13750 $32040 $15.41 10.15
5 Personal Care and Service Occupations 9640 $29070 $13.98 4.1
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8920 $61030 $29.34 6.15
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7580 $87610 $42.12 5.75
8 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6160 $28830 $13.86 3.7
9 Retail Salespersons 5970 $24890 $11.97 3.1
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5700 $35780 $17.2 6.45
11 Waiters and Waitresses 5470 $25530 $12.27 1.6
12 Protective Service Occupations 4980 $51100 $24.57 2.25
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4690 $72430 $34.82 5.05
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 4680 $31420 $15.11 3.05
15 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4630 $50290 $24.18 3.8
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4580 $61260 $29.45 4.4
17 Management Occupations 4560 $118060 $56.76 6.05
18 Cashiers 3620 $22310 $10.73 2.25
19 Registered Nurses 2990 $76770 $36.91 1.9
20 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2520 $28780 $13.84 1.6
21 Production Occupations 2380 $37050 $17.81 5.85
22 Community and Social Service Occupations 2230 $50540 $24.3 1.65
23 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2180 $24660 $11.86 1
24 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2140 $56550 $27.19 1.7
25 Security Guards 2130 $30210 $14.53 0.7
26 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2090 $89790 $43.17 2.8
27 Nursing Assistants 2040 $29500 $14.18 1.05
28 Cooks, Restaurant 1760 $32110 $15.44 0.75
29 Office Clerks, General 1720 $35080 $16.86 2
30 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1660 $25330 $12.18 1.2
31 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1620 $23460 $11.28 0.3
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1590 $42790 $20.57 0.9
33 Bartenders 1540 $29590 $14.23 0.4
34 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1480 $29480 $14.17 0.7
35 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1470 $39800 $19.13 1.6
36 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1420 $22140 $10.65 2.15
37 Food Preparation Workers 1350 $22930 $11.02 0.6
38 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1280 $67670 $32.53 0.7
39 Gaming Supervisors 1270 $60910 $29.29 0
40 Customer Service Representatives 1260 $29810 $14.33 1.75
41 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1150 $46050 $22.14 1
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1130 $36470 $17.53 0.6
43 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1110 $38700 $18.61 1.1
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1060 $56040 $26.94 1
45 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1020 $29990 $14.42 1.6
46 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1020 $31230 $15.02 0.8
47 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 970 $89130 $42.85 1.65
48 Home Health Aides 950 $28520 $13.71 0.7
49 Social and Human Service Assistants 930 $33690 $16.2 0.3
50 General and Operations Managers 930 $131910 $63.42 1.4
51 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 920 $28150 $13.53 0.25
52 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 880 $81620 $39.24 0.45
53 Construction Laborers 860 $52970 $25.47 0.8
54 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 840 $43110 $20.72 1.2
55 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 800 $20970 $10.08 0.3
56 Legal Occupations 760 $81700 $39.28 0.8
57 Dishwashers 660 $21320 $10.25 0.3
58 Substitute Teachers 650 $30620 $14.72 0
59 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 600 $34690 $16.68 0.2
60 Cooks, Fast Food 580 $21130 $10.16 0.3
61 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 580 $55560 $26.71 0.6
62 Carpenters 580 $63380 $30.47 0.6
63 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 560 $29760 $14.31 0
64 Electricians 550 $66440 $31.94 0.4
65 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 540 $37600 $18.07 0.6
66 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 530 $46770 $22.48 0.5
67 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 510 $67330 $32.37 1
68 Accountants and Auditors 490 $75700 $36.39 0.9
69 Medical Assistants 490 $32630 $15.69 0.45
70 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 490 $20410 $9.81 0.2
71 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $46980 $22.59 0.5
72 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 470 $25320 $12.18 0.2
73 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 470 $62080 $29.85 0
74 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 460 $26300 $12.65 0.1
75 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 460 $76990 $37.01 0.9
76 Computer Occupations, All Other 450 $102010 $49.04 0.2
77 Parking Lot Attendants 450 $24630 $11.84 0.1
78 Managers, All Other 450 $111490 $53.6 0.65
79 Software Developers, Applications 440 $85850 $41.28 0.5
80 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 440 $246920 $118.71 0.2
81 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 430 $21670 $10.42 0.2
82 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 430 $31390 $15.09 0.3
83 Billing and Posting Clerks 430 $39280 $18.89 0.35
84 Tellers 420 $28930 $13.91 0.3
85 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 420 $21020 $10.11 0.1
86 Personal Care Aides 400 $23350 $11.23 1.3
87 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 390 $33000 $15.87 0.4
88 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 380 $24290 $11.68 0
89 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 360 $75720 $36.4 0.3
90 Lawyers 350 $102870 $49.46 0.5
91 Pharmacy Technicians 340 $35410 $17.02 0.25
92 Cooks, Short Order 340 $25990 $12.5 0.1
93 Firefighters 340 $79430 $38.19 0.2
94 Manicurists and Pedicurists 330 $22880 $11 0.1
95 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 330 $28070 $13.49 0.2
96 Chefs and Head Cooks 310 $58870 $28.3 0.1
97 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 300 $44920 $21.6 0.2
98 Medical and Health Services Managers 300 $104210 $50.1 0.2
99 Postal Service Mail Carriers 300 $50900 $24.47 0.15
100 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 300 $23780 $11.43 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Atlantic City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,800 125,950
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,650 18,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,920 15,870
Sales and Related Occupations 32,040 13,750
Personal Care and Service Occupations 29,070 9,640
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 61,030 8,920
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 87,610 7,580
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,830 6,160
Retail Salespersons 24,890 5,970
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,780 5,700
Waiters and Waitresses 25,530 5,470
Protective Service Occupations 51,100 4,980
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 72,430 4,690
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,420 4,680
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 50,290 4,630
Construction and Extraction Occupations 61,260 4,580
Management Occupations 118,060 4,560
Cashiers 22,310 3,620
Registered Nurses 76,770 2,990
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,780 2,520
Production Occupations 37,050 2,380
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,540 2,230
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,660 2,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 56,550 2,140
Security Guards 30,210 2,130
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 89,790 2,090
Nursing Assistants 29,500 2,040
Cooks, Restaurant 32,110 1,760
Office Clerks, General 35,080 1,720
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,330 1,660
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 23,460 1,620
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 42,790 1,590
Bartenders 29,590 1,540
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,480 1,480
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 39,800 1,470
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,140 1,420
Food Preparation Workers 22,930 1,350
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 67,670 1,280
Gaming Supervisors 60,910 1,270
Customer Service Representatives 29,810 1,260
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,050 1,150
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,470 1,130
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,700 1,110
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 56,040 1,060
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,990 1,020
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 31,230 1,020
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 89,130 970
Home Health Aides 28,520 950
Social and Human Service Assistants 33,690 930
General and Operations Managers 131,910 930

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,800 125,950
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,650 18,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,920 15,870
Sales and Related Occupations 32,040 13,750
Personal Care and Service Occupations 29,070 9,640
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 61,030 8,920
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 87,610 7,580
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,830 6,160
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,780 5,700
Waiters and Waitresses 25,530 5,470
Protective Service Occupations 51,100 4,980
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 72,430 4,690
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,420 4,680
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 50,290 4,630
Construction and Extraction Occupations 61,260 4,580
Management Occupations 118,060 4,560
Registered Nurses 76,770 2,990
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,780 2,520
Production Occupations 37,050 2,380
Community and Social Service Occupations 50,540 2,230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 56,550 2,140
Security Guards 30,210 2,130
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 89,790 2,090
Nursing Assistants 29,500 2,040
Cooks, Restaurant 32,110 1,760
Office Clerks, General 35,080 1,720
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,330 1,660
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 42,790 1,590
Bartenders 29,590 1,540
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,480 1,480
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 39,800 1,470
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 67,670 1,280
Gaming Supervisors 60,910 1,270
Customer Service Representatives 29,810 1,260
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,050 1,150
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,470 1,130
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,700 1,110
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 56,040 1,060
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,990 1,020
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 31,230 1,020
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 89,130 970
Home Health Aides 28,520 950
Social and Human Service Assistants 33,690 930
General and Operations Managers 131,910 930
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 28,150 920
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 81,620 880
Construction Laborers 52,970 860
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,110 840
Legal Occupations 81,700 760
Substitute Teachers 30,620 650

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