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Trenton Employment

Employment and Industries in the Trenton, New Jersey Area

Municipal, county and state government forms the major economic sector in Trenton New Jersey. Other economic factors are trade, manufacturing and services. Some of the jobs in the region are provided by companies that produce items such as rubber goods, pottery and porcelain products, light bulbs, fabricated metal products, chemicals, food products and textiles.

The primary fields for employment in Trenton are government, healthcare, professional business services, education, trade transportation and utilities; financial activities, leisure and hospitality, social assistance, and manufacturing. The largest employer is the state of New Jersey. Service occupations (29% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (21% of the labor force). Government (18% of the workforce).

The Capital City Redevelopment Corporation offers a variety of information for new and expanding companies regarding the Capital District. The Mercer County Community College Small Business Development Center provides assistance to entrepreneurs and small companies. The Science & Technology Incubator assists high-tech companies with getting established. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority offers technical, financial and real estate development services. The majority of the agency's assistance is given to small and medium sized companies.

Notable information regarding Trenton New Jersey: In 2009 the average earnings in Trenton was $30,000. The cost of living index in Trenton in 2008 was at 112.2 which is higher than the country's average of 100. For the population 25 years of age and older, 9% have acquired a bachelor's degree or better.

The following is a list of the top employers in the Trenton region:

  • Capital Health Systems Inc
  • Cenlar Capital Corporation
  • New Jersey Education Association Inc
  • Congoleum Corporation
  • New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency
  • Board of Education of the City of Trenton
  • Hough Petroleum Corp
  • New Jersey Re-Insurance Co
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • St. Francis Medical Center
  • College of New Jersey
  • The Hibbert Company
  • The Crest Group Inc
  • The Times of Trenton Publishing Corporation
  • Bayada Nurses
  • Covance
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Sandoz Inc

Associations offering assistance to Trenton businesses include:

Those interested in staying current with Trenton business activities may want to visit the Times of Trenton - NJ.com.

Jobs in Trenton

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 225950 $62150 $29.88 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39240 $43260 $20.8 14.8
3 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 22420 $80590 $38.74 5.05
4 Sales and Related Occupations 18770 $43750 $21.03 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 17910 $65980 $31.72 6.15
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 14300 $25270 $12.15 8.3
7 Management Occupations 13590 $147060 $70.7 6.05
8 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 12540 $96550 $46.42 2.8
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12460 $35430 $17.03 6.45
10 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 11800 $87690 $42.16 5.75
11 Protective Service Occupations 7660 $54660 $26.28 2.25
12 Healthcare Support Occupations 7300 $31170 $14.99 3.05
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6740 $32070 $15.42 3.7
14 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 6300 $74750 $35.94 0.7
15 Retail Salespersons 6160 $26000 $12.5 3.1
16 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5900 $51730 $24.87 3.8
17 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 5320 $90750 $43.63 0.9
18 Community and Social Service Occupations 5200 $57790 $27.78 1.65
19 Production Occupations 5030 $40770 $19.6 5.85
20 Cashiers 4830 $21890 $10.53 2.25
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4770 $32480 $15.62 4.1
22 Software Developers, Applications 4600 $103200 $49.62 0.5
23 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4580 $60470 $29.07 4.4
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4370 $46830 $22.51 1.6
25 Registered Nurses 4170 $71790 $34.52 1.9
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4060 $27210 $13.08 1.2
27 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3940 $29690 $14.28 1.6
28 Office Clerks, General 3880 $40810 $19.62 2
29 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3800 $88790 $42.69 1.65
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3690 $30560 $14.69 1.6
31 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3660 $63640 $30.6 1.7
32 Customer Service Representatives 3450 $38110 $18.32 1.75
33 Security Guards 3390 $35720 $17.18 0.7
34 Waiters and Waitresses 2900 $22770 $10.95 1.6
35 Legal Occupations 2840 $108640 $52.23 0.8
36 Accountants and Auditors 2810 $85950 $41.32 0.9
37 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2600 $33130 $15.93 0.7
38 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2570 $22270 $10.7 2.15
39 General and Operations Managers 2540 $166560 $80.08 1.4
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2510 $64010 $30.77 1
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2400 $47260 $22.72 1.1
42 Nursing Assistants 2390 $27760 $13.35 1.05
43 Management Analysts 1970 $98800 $47.5 0.5
44 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1930 $76770 $36.91 0.6
45 Lawyers 1900 $125790 $60.48 0.5
46 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1890 $46590 $22.4 0.9
47 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1670 $20140 $9.68 0.3
48 Managers, All Other 1640 $136560 $65.65 0.65
49 Home Health Aides 1580 $24330 $11.7 0.7
50 Financial Managers 1520 $167110 $80.34 0.4
51 Compliance Officers 1480 $83070 $39.94 0.2
52 Social and Human Service Assistants 1460 $38000 $18.27 0.3
53 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1450 $82260 $39.55 1
54 Food Preparation Workers 1410 $22510 $10.82 0.6
55 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1390 $43050 $20.7 0.4
56 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1380 $63190 $30.38 0.5
57 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1360 $35070 $16.86 0.8
58 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1310 $36530 $17.56 0.3
59 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1290 $43570 $20.95 1.2
60 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1230 $48270 $23.21 1
61 Computer Systems Analysts 1210 $94270 $45.32 0.4
62 Civil Engineers 1180 $94560 $45.46 0.2
63 Human Resources Specialists 1130 $70520 $33.9 0.3
64 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1130 $72140 $34.68 0.3
65 Computer Programmers 1070 $86110 $41.4 0.2
66 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1030 $45810 $22.03 0.6
67 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1030 $53530 $25.74 0.5
68 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1020 $36100 $17.36 0.6
69 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1010 $185610 $89.24 0.2
70 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1000 $89100 $42.84 0.45
71 Financial Specialists, All Other 980 $75380 $36.24 0.1
72 Cooks, Restaurant 970 $29750 $14.3 0.75
73 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 970 $37120 $17.85 0.3
74 Computer and Information Systems Managers 970 $152650 $73.39 0.25
75 Medical Assistants 960 $34560 $16.62 0.45
76 Childcare Workers 960 $27790 $13.36 0.8
77 Computer User Support Specialists 960 $61750 $29.69 0.4
78 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 960 $90740 $43.62 0.3
79 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 950 $73600 $35.39 0.35
80 Chemists 950 $100470 $48.3 0.1
81 Software Developers, Systems Software 920 $112010 $53.85 0.3
82 Administrative Services Managers 900 $128440 $61.75 0.2
83 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 900 $49090 $23.6 0.2
84 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 900 $82140 $39.49 0.1
85 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 870 $52490 $25.23 0.25
86 Personal Care Aides 820 $26220 $12.61 1.3
87 Word Processors and Typists 810 $42810 $20.58 0.05
88 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 800 $27730 $13.33 1
89 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 790 $97820 $47.03 0.2
90 Billing and Posting Clerks 780 $43860 $21.09 0.35
91 Marketing Managers 780 $171560 $82.48 0.1
92 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 760 $35140 $16.89 0.4
93 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 720 $72380 $34.8 0.3
94 Packers and Packagers, Hand 710 $25920 $12.46 0.45
95 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 700 $48130 $23.14 0.1
96 Data Entry Keyers 680 $40680 $19.56 0.1
97 Dishwashers 670 $22430 $10.78 0.3
98 Carpenters 630 $56020 $26.93 0.6
99 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $47800 $22.98 0.5
100 Psychiatric Aides 630 $38080 $18.31 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Trenton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 62,150 225,950
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 43,260 39,240
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 80,590 22,420
Sales and Related Occupations 43,750 18,770
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 65,980 17,910
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,270 14,300
Management Occupations 147,060 13,590
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 96,550 12,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,430 12,460
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 87,690 11,800
Protective Service Occupations 54,660 7,660
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,170 7,300
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 32,070 6,740
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 74,750 6,300
Retail Salespersons 26,000 6,160
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 51,730 5,900
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 90,750 5,320
Community and Social Service Occupations 57,790 5,200
Production Occupations 40,770 5,030
Cashiers 21,890 4,830
Personal Care and Service Occupations 32,480 4,770
Software Developers, Applications 103,200 4,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations 60,470 4,580
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 46,830 4,370
Registered Nurses 71,790 4,170
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,210 4,060
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,690 3,940
Office Clerks, General 40,810 3,880
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 88,790 3,800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,560 3,690
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 63,640 3,660
Customer Service Representatives 38,110 3,450
Security Guards 35,720 3,390
Waiters and Waitresses 22,770 2,900
Legal Occupations 108,640 2,840
Accountants and Auditors 85,950 2,810
Receptionists and Information Clerks 33,130 2,600
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,270 2,570
General and Operations Managers 166,560 2,540
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 64,010 2,510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 47,260 2,400
Nursing Assistants 27,760 2,390
Management Analysts 98,800 1,970
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 76,770 1,930
Lawyers 125,790 1,900
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 46,590 1,890
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 20,140 1,670
Managers, All Other 136,560 1,640
Home Health Aides 24,330 1,580
Financial Managers 167,110 1,520

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 62,150 225,950
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 43,260 39,240
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 80,590 22,420
Sales and Related Occupations 43,750 18,770
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 65,980 17,910
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,270 14,300
Management Occupations 147,060 13,590
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 96,550 12,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,430 12,460
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 87,690 11,800
Protective Service Occupations 54,660 7,660
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,170 7,300
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 32,070 6,740
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 74,750 6,300
Retail Salespersons 26,000 6,160
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 51,730 5,900
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 90,750 5,320
Community and Social Service Occupations 57,790 5,200
Production Occupations 40,770 5,030
Personal Care and Service Occupations 32,480 4,770
Software Developers, Applications 103,200 4,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations 60,470 4,580
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 46,830 4,370
Registered Nurses 71,790 4,170
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,210 4,060
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 29,690 3,940
Office Clerks, General 40,810 3,880
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 88,790 3,800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,560 3,690
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 63,640 3,660
Customer Service Representatives 38,110 3,450
Security Guards 35,720 3,390
Legal Occupations 108,640 2,840
Accountants and Auditors 85,950 2,810
Receptionists and Information Clerks 33,130 2,600
General and Operations Managers 166,560 2,540
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 64,010 2,510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 47,260 2,400
Nursing Assistants 27,760 2,390
Management Analysts 98,800 1,970
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 76,770 1,930
Lawyers 125,790 1,900
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 46,590 1,890
Managers, All Other 136,560 1,640
Financial Managers 167,110 1,520
Compliance Officers 83,070 1,480
Social and Human Service Assistants 38,000 1,460
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 82,260 1,450
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 43,050 1,390
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 63,190 1,380

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