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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 38460 $42170 $20.27 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6380 $35730 $17.18 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6300 $27430 $13.19 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 4610 $32030 $15.4 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2510 $54380 $26.14 6.15
6 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2400 $29810 $14.33 3.7
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2020 $77570 $37.29 5.75
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2010 $47770 $22.97 4.4
9 Healthcare Support Occupations 1870 $30950 $14.88 3.05
10 Cashiers 1830 $22750 $10.94 2.25
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1620 $34550 $16.61 4.1
12 Retail Salespersons 1540 $27270 $13.11 3.1
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1520 $45360 $21.81 3.8
14 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1510 $35660 $17.15 6.45
15 Waiters and Waitresses 1510 $28820 $13.86 1.6
16 Protective Service Occupations 1150 $52450 $25.22 2.25
17 Management Occupations 1090 $104120 $50.06 6.05
18 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 960 $24520 $11.79 1
19 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 850 $69540 $33.43 5.05
20 Office Clerks, General 830 $33830 $16.27 2
21 Production Occupations 820 $37620 $18.09 5.85
22 Cooks, Restaurant 740 $32250 $15.51 0.75
23 Community and Social Service Occupations 710 $59530 $28.62 1.65
24 Bartenders 680 $27350 $13.15 0.4
25 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 670 $35690 $17.16 1.6
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 670 $30850 $14.83 1.6
27 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 670 $24080 $11.58 2.15
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 630 $25390 $12.21 1.2
29 Registered Nurses 630 $67500 $32.45 1.9
30 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 620 $32480 $15.62 0.8
31 Nursing Assistants 620 $29060 $13.97 1.05
32 Food Preparation Workers 580 $22920 $11.02 0.6
33 Receptionists and Information Clerks 530 $26800 $12.88 0.7
34 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 520 $41450 $19.93 1.1
35 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 520 $40670 $19.55 0.9
36 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 510 $24700 $11.87 0.2
37 Home Health Aides 490 $25600 $12.31 0.7
38 Carpenters 460 $47480 $22.83 0.6
39 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 440 $44670 $21.48 1
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 410 $51480 $24.75 1
41 Substitute Teachers 400 $28030 $13.48 0
42 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 400 $20420 $9.82 0.3
43 Security Guards 380 $27370 $13.16 0.7
44 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 380 $21750 $10.46 0.3
45 Construction Laborers 360 $36840 $17.71 0.8
46 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 360 $46960 $22.58 1.7
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 $42670 $20.52 0.6
48 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 340 $70420 $33.86 0.45
49 Customer Service Representatives 330 $34260 $16.47 1.75
50 General and Operations Managers 300 $109960 $52.86 1.4
51 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 260 $29880 $14.37 1.6
52 Dishwashers 260 $21530 $10.35 0.3
53 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 250 $65150 $31.32 0.7
54 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $35430 $17.04 0.4
55 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 240 $21740 $10.45 0.2
56 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 240 $65550 $31.51 0.3
57 Tellers 230 $31060 $14.93 0.3
58 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 230 $43350 $20.84 0.5
59 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 220 $50320 $24.19 0.2
60 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 210 $22190 $10.67 0.25
61 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 200 $50860 $24.45 0.5
62 Social and Human Service Assistants 200 $40520 $19.48 0.3
63 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $53210 $25.58 0.6
64 Recreation Workers 190 $26580 $12.78 0.3
65 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 190 $79830 $38.38 2.8
66 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 180 $64910 $31.21 1
67 Legal Occupations 180 $85310 $41.01 0.8
68 Medical Assistants 160 $28810 $13.85 0.45
69 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 150 $41260 $19.84 1.2
70 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 150 $19840 $9.54 0.1
71 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $49460 $23.78 0.15
72 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $70440 $33.87 0.4
73 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 140 $65460 $31.47 0.9
74 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $25030 $12.04 0.1
75 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 140 $80010 $38.47 1.65
76 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 140 $33210 $15.97 0.3
77 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $43370 $20.85 0.2
78 Library Assistants, Clerical 130 $32620 $15.68 0.1
79 Accountants and Auditors 130 $72370 $34.79 0.9
80 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $25590 $12.3 0.3
81 Data Entry Keyers 120 $40130 $19.3 0.1
82 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 120 $38850 $18.68 0.2
83 Word Processors and Typists 120 $41480 $19.94 0.05
84 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 120 $62750 $30.17 0.5
85 Electricians 120 $52420 $25.2 0.4
86 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 120 $32890 $15.81 0.6
87 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 120 $28010 $13.47 0.2
88 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 120 $24500 $11.78 0.2
89 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $59710 $28.71 0.3
90 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $42070 $20.23 0.1
91 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $51940 $24.97 0.1
92 Childcare Workers 100 $26360 $12.67 0.8
93 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 100 $42700 $20.53 0.25
94 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 100 $37800 $18.17 0.1
95 Billing and Posting Clerks 100 $37490 $18.02 0.35
96 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 90 $48080 $23.11 0.1
97 Chefs and Head Cooks 90 $52040 $25.02 0.1
98 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 90 $70490 $33.89 0.3
99 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $29260 $14.07 0.1
100 Highway Maintenance Workers 80 $41500 $19.95 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Ocean City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,170 38,460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,730 6,380
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,430 6,300
Sales and Related Occupations 32,030 4,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,380 2,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,810 2,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,570 2,020
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,770 2,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,950 1,870
Cashiers 22,750 1,830
Personal Care and Service Occupations 34,550 1,620
Retail Salespersons 27,270 1,540
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,360 1,520
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,660 1,510
Waiters and Waitresses 28,820 1,510
Protective Service Occupations 52,450 1,150
Management Occupations 104,120 1,090
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,520 960
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,540 850
Office Clerks, General 33,830 830
Production Occupations 37,620 820
Cooks, Restaurant 32,250 740
Community and Social Service Occupations 59,530 710
Bartenders 27,350 680
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,690 670
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,850 670
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 24,080 670
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,390 630
Registered Nurses 67,500 630
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 32,480 620
Nursing Assistants 29,060 620
Food Preparation Workers 22,920 580
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,800 530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,450 520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,670 520
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 24,700 510
Home Health Aides 25,600 490
Carpenters 47,480 460
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,670 440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,480 410
Substitute Teachers 28,030 400
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 20,420 400
Security Guards 27,370 380
Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 21,750 380
Construction Laborers 36,840 360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,960 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 42,670 350
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 70,420 340
Customer Service Representatives 34,260 330
General and Operations Managers 109,960 300

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,170 38,460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,730 6,380
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,430 6,300
Sales and Related Occupations 32,030 4,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,380 2,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,810 2,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,570 2,020
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,770 2,010
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,950 1,870
Personal Care and Service Occupations 34,550 1,620
Retail Salespersons 27,270 1,540
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,360 1,520
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,660 1,510
Waiters and Waitresses 28,820 1,510
Protective Service Occupations 52,450 1,150
Management Occupations 104,120 1,090
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,540 850
Office Clerks, General 33,830 830
Production Occupations 37,620 820
Cooks, Restaurant 32,250 740
Community and Social Service Occupations 59,530 710
Bartenders 27,350 680
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,690 670
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,850 670
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,390 630
Registered Nurses 67,500 630
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 32,480 620
Nursing Assistants 29,060 620
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,800 530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 41,450 520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,670 520
Home Health Aides 25,600 490
Carpenters 47,480 460
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,670 440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,480 410
Substitute Teachers 28,030 400
Security Guards 27,370 380
Construction Laborers 36,840 360
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,960 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 42,670 350
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 70,420 340
Customer Service Representatives 34,260 330
General and Operations Managers 109,960 300
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,880 260
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 65,150 250
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 35,430 250
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 65,550 240
Tellers 31,060 230
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 43,350 230
First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 50,320 220

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