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Ocean City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Ocean City, New Jersey Area

Tourism is the top industry in Ocean City, New Jersey. The Boardwalk includes hundreds of shops, eateries and amusements. A lot of the jobs are provided by shops and small tourist-related businesses.

Boat building is also important to the local economy. Nearby, Shore Memorial Hospital, is one of the region's major employers. Atlanticare is also a top employer. The close by casino industry in Atlantic City also provides a large number of jobs for the region.

The leading fields of employment in Ocean City are healthcare, arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; educational services, and professional, scientific and technical services. Management, professional and related occupations (36% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (28% of the workforce). Service occupations (18% of the labor force).

Details about Ocean City, New Jersey: The cost of living index in 2008 was 125.4 which is high when compared to the country's average of 100. Regarding the adult population, 34% have earned a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009 the average salary was $37,000.

Some of the jobs in Ocean City where the majority of the workers are college graduates are teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, financial managers, educational administrators, sales managers, pharmacists, and sales and human service assistants.

Some of the region's notable employers are provided below:

  • Shore Memorial Hospital
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
  • City of Ocean City
  • Telemark Global Solutions
  • Synectics

Local companies have access to helpful organizations including:

The Ocean City Gazette includes current information regarding the local business community.

Jobs in Ocean City

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations38760$42,670$20.51100
2Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6790$27,720$13.338.55
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations6270$35,190$16.9214.35
4Sales and Related Occupations4740$33,760$16.239.9
5Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2410$30,010$14.433.65
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations2320$56,350$27.096.05
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2140$77,510$37.265.8
8Construction and Extraction Occupations2090$50,400$24.234.45
9Cashiers1900$23,060$11.092.2
10Waiters and Waitresses1830$28,030$13.481.7
11Personal Care and Service Occupations1680$33,540$16.124.3
12Transportation and Material Moving Occupations1660$32,920$15.836.55
13Retail Salespersons1570$28,050$13.492.85
14Healthcare Support Occupations1560$32,190$15.473
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1520$45,650$21.953.8
16Management Occupations1080$110,060$52.916.15
17Protective Service Occupations1060$56,940$27.382.2
18Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners950$24,610$11.830.9
19Business and Financial Operations Occupations930$70,680$33.985.25
20Production Occupations830$38,670$18.595.7
21Food Preparation Workers810$23,230$11.170.6
22Office Clerks, General770$33,440$16.081.9
23Stock Clerks and Order Fillers770$25,130$12.081.3
24Community and Social Service Occupations690$58,110$27.941.65
25Registered Nurses680$70,190$33.751.95
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive680$35,330$16.991.5
27Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers660$33,060$15.90.8
28Cooks, Restaurant640$33,260$15.990.8
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners620$30,940$14.881.55
30Maintenance and Repair Workers, General560$41,240$19.830.9
31Receptionists and Information Clerks550$27,010$12.990.7
32Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food530$25,090$12.072.3
33Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop530$21,000$10.090.3
34Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks510$24,910$11.980.2
35Nursing Assistants480$29,360$14.111
36Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks460$39,170$18.831.05
37Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers450$21,940$10.550.3
38First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers440$49,020$23.571
39Carpenters430$48,920$23.520.7
40Home Health Aides400$26,790$12.880.7
41First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers390$44,760$21.520.6
42First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers380$53,780$25.860.95
43Substitute Teachers380$28,600$13.750
44Bartenders370$28,560$13.730.4
45Construction Laborers360$40,360$19.40.8
46Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers350$71,580$34.410.4
47Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand320$29,450$14.161.7
48General and Operations Managers300$114,140$54.871.5
49Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations290$40,520$19.481.8
50Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters290$70,700$33.990.3
51Customer Service Representatives280$33,960$16.331.75
52Business Operations Specialists, All Other260$65,940$31.70.7
53Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists250$34,670$16.670.4
54Dishwashers240$21,660$10.410.3
55Personal Care Aides240$43,770$21.041.5
56Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics230$45,540$21.890.5
57Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop230$23,590$11.340.3
58Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers230$25,330$12.180.6
59Social and Human Service Assistants230$37,440$180.25
60Computer and Mathematical Occupations220$80,410$38.662.9
61First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers220$51,100$24.570.2
62Recreation Workers210$27,540$13.240.25
63Sales Representatives, Services, All Other210$73,780$35.470.6
64Legal Occupations200$77,530$37.270.8
65Security Guards190$31,040$14.930.7
66Amusement and Recreation Attendants180$21,860$10.510.2
67Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers180$35,790$17.211.2
68Accountants and Auditors170$75,750$36.420.9
69First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers170$69,290$33.310.4
70Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses170$52,480$25.230.5
71Tellers170$30,340$14.590.3
72Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers160$25,470$12.250.1
73Postal Service Mail Carriers160$48,440$23.290.2
74Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants150$21,880$10.520.1
75Childcare Workers140$25,970$12.480.8
76Data Entry Keyers140$37,990$18.260.1
77Medical Assistants140$32,690$15.720.45
78Pharmacists140$133,090$63.990.2
79Protective Service Workers, All Other140$26,290$12.640.1
80Architecture and Engineering Occupations130$83,270$40.031.7
81Bus Drivers, School or Special Client130$34,740$16.70.3
82Insurance Sales Agents130$53,700$25.820.3
83Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations130$65,140$31.320.8
84Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products130$70,780$34.030.9
85Electricians120$57,930$27.850.4
86First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers120$38,880$18.690.2
87Lawyers120$81,820$39.340.5
88Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants110$57,490$27.640.35
89Food Servers, Nonrestaurant110$25,260$12.140.2
90Healthcare Support Workers, All Other110$41,920$20.150.1
91Billing and Posting Clerks100$38,210$18.370.3
92Chefs and Head Cooks100$51,750$24.880.1
93Court, Municipal, and License Clerks100$52,690$25.330.1
94Highway Maintenance Workers100$37,860$18.20.1
95Library Assistants, Clerical100$31,200$150.1
96Medical Secretaries100$37,310$17.940.4
97Self-Enrichment Education Teachers100$49,430$23.770.2
98Word Processors and Typists100$39,910$19.190
99Construction and Building Inspectors90$58,880$28.310.1
100First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers90$68,120$32.750.3
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Jobs More Common Near Ocean City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,67038,760
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,7206,790
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,1906,270
Sales and Related Occupations$33,7604,740
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,0102,410
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,3502,320
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,5102,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,4002,090
Cashiers$23,0601,900
Waiters and Waitresses$28,0301,830
Personal Care and Service Occupations$33,5401,680
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,9201,660
Retail Salespersons$28,0501,570
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,1901,560
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,6501,520
Management Occupations$110,0601,080
Protective Service Occupations$56,9401,060
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,610950
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,680930
Production Occupations$38,670830
Food Preparation Workers$23,230810
Office Clerks, General$33,440770
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,130770
Community and Social Service Occupations$58,110690
Registered Nurses$70,190680
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,330680
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$33,060660
Cooks, Restaurant$33,260640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,940620
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,240560
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,010550
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$25,090530
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$21,000530
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks$24,910510
Nursing Assistants$29,360480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,170460
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers$21,940450
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$49,020440
Carpenters$48,920430
Home Health Aides$26,790400
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$44,760390
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,780380
Substitute Teachers$28,600380
Bartenders$28,560370
Construction Laborers$40,360360
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$71,580350
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,450320
General and Operations Managers$114,140300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,520290
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$70,700290

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,67038,760
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$27,7206,790
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,1906,270
Sales and Related Occupations$33,7604,740
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,0102,410
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,3502,320
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,5102,140
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,4002,090
Waiters and Waitresses$28,0301,830
Personal Care and Service Occupations$33,5401,680
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,9201,660
Retail Salespersons$28,0501,570
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,1901,560
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,6501,520
Management Occupations$110,0601,080
Protective Service Occupations$56,9401,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,680930
Production Occupations$38,670830
Office Clerks, General$33,440770
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,130770
Community and Social Service Occupations$58,110690
Registered Nurses$70,190680
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,330680
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$33,060660
Cooks, Restaurant$33,260640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,940620
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,240560
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,010550
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$25,090530
Nursing Assistants$29,360480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,170460
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$49,020440
Carpenters$48,920430
Home Health Aides$26,790400
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$44,760390
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,780380
Substitute Teachers$28,600380
Bartenders$28,560370
Construction Laborers$40,360360
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$71,580350
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,450320
General and Operations Managers$114,140300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,520290
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$70,700290
Customer Service Representatives$33,960280
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$65,940260
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists$34,670250
Personal Care Aides$43,770240
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$45,540230
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$25,330230

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