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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations229450$62,980$30.28100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations37440$43,770$21.0414.35
3Business and Financial Operations Occupations22710$81,200$39.045.25
4Sales and Related Occupations19220$45,840$22.049.9
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations17430$63,730$30.646.05
6Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations14460$26,070$12.538.55
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations14170$39,180$18.846.55
8Management Occupations13390$150,950$72.576.15
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations12900$92,570$44.515.8
10Computer and Mathematical Occupations12010$97,340$46.82.9
11Healthcare Support Occupations8620$30,790$14.83
12Protective Service Occupations7560$53,740$25.842.2
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations6390$33,160$15.943.65
14Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations5950$91,860$44.160.8
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations5840$51,970$24.993.8
16Business Operations Specialists, All Other5720$76,580$36.820.7
17Retail Salespersons5700$24,760$11.92.85
18Community and Social Service Occupations5640$59,000$28.361.65
19Personal Care and Service Occupations5410$32,920$15.824.3
20Production Occupations5230$39,790$19.135.7
21Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand5140$36,070$17.341.7
22Registered Nurses4690$76,200$36.631.95
23Cashiers4660$22,430$10.782.2
24Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive4650$47,570$22.871.5
25Construction and Extraction Occupations4540$61,660$29.654.45
26Software Developers, Applications4350$103,820$49.910.55
27Architecture and Engineering Occupations4010$88,660$42.621.7
28Customer Service Representatives3840$40,320$19.381.75
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3560$31,370$15.081.55
30Stock Clerks and Order Fillers3550$27,630$13.281.3
31Office Clerks, General3460$39,870$19.171.9
32Security Guards3460$36,180$17.40.7
33Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3390$65,470$31.471.8
34Nursing Assistants3120$27,730$13.331
35Accountants and Auditors2960$84,860$40.80.9
36Legal Occupations2950$115,000$55.290.8
37Waiters and Waitresses2650$23,460$11.281.7
38Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2610$22,940$11.032.3
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2450$62,910$30.250.95
40General and Operations Managers2420$176,420$84.821.5
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2380$47,120$22.661.05
42Receptionists and Information Clerks2340$33,420$16.070.7
43Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2340$77,630$37.320.6
44Management Analysts2310$96,170$46.240.5
45Lawyers2050$132,910$63.90.5
46Home Health Aides1900$24,230$11.650.7
47Social and Human Service Assistants1810$37,190$17.880.25
48Compliance Officers1740$81,560$39.210.2
49Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1730$45,940$22.091.2
50Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1680$46,490$22.350.9
51Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop1580$21,570$10.370.3
52Food Preparation Workers1560$23,800$11.440.6
53Managers, All Other1540$143,610$69.040.6
54Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants1450$63,470$30.510.35
55Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1440$33,500$16.110.6
56Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1380$81,880$39.360.9
57Human Resources Specialists1370$71,340$34.30.35
58Financial Managers1350$173,250$83.290.4
59Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1340$36,670$17.630.8
60First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1330$47,210$22.71
61Civil Engineers1190$92,840$44.630.2
62Computer Systems Analysts1180$100,450$48.30.4
63Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents1180$96,450$46.370.2
64Chemists1140$95,060$45.70.1
65Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1120$75,200$36.150.4
66Cooks, Restaurant1090$28,520$13.710.8
67Computer User Support Specialists1080$64,020$30.780.4
68Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1070$38,370$18.450.3
69Childcare Workers1060$28,750$13.820.8
70First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors1050$64,090$30.810
71Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1030$39,240$18.870.4
72Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1010$55,240$26.560.5
73First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers990$47,770$22.970.6
74Network and Computer Systems Administrators990$95,340$45.830.25
75Computer Programmers970$86,950$41.80.2
76Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners940$25,490$12.260.9
77Computer and Information Systems Managers930$162,100$77.930.2
78Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists930$34,990$16.820.4
79Financial Specialists, All Other920$74,930$36.020.1
80Self-Enrichment Education Teachers910$54,930$26.410.2
81Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health890$80,570$38.740.1
82Administrative Services Managers880$124,400$59.810.2
83Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education860$35,490$17.060.3
84Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks780$46,980$22.580.2
85Medical Assistants780$36,280$17.440.45
86Instructional Coordinators750$84,960$40.850.1
87Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers750$75,000$36.060.4
88Natural Sciences Managers730$168,270$80.90
89Construction Laborers720$42,490$20.430.8
90Word Processors and Typists720$42,390$20.380
91Software Developers, Systems Software710$115,730$55.640.3
92Dental Assistants700$36,090$17.350.2
93Recreation Workers700$26,420$12.70.25
94Substitute Teachers700$27,340$13.140
95First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers690$74,160$35.650.3
96Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors680$57,530$27.660
97Billing and Posting Clerks670$45,050$21.660.3
98Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics660$49,980$24.030.5
99Court, Municipal, and License Clerks660$47,100$22.640.1
100Financial Analysts660$95,290$45.810.2
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Jobs More Common Near Trenton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$62,980229,450
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$43,77037,440
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$81,20022,710
Sales and Related Occupations$45,84019,220
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$63,73017,430
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,07014,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,18014,170
Management Occupations$150,95013,390
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$92,57012,900
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$97,34012,010
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,7908,620
Protective Service Occupations$53,7407,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$33,1606,390
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$91,8605,950
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,9705,840
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$76,5805,720
Retail Salespersons$24,7605,700
Community and Social Service Occupations$59,0005,640
Personal Care and Service Occupations$32,9205,410
Production Occupations$39,7905,230
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$36,0705,140
Registered Nurses$76,2004,690
Cashiers$22,4304,660
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$47,5704,650
Construction and Extraction Occupations$61,6604,540
Software Developers, Applications$103,8204,350
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$88,6604,010
Customer Service Representatives$40,3203,840
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,3703,560
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,6303,550
Office Clerks, General$39,8703,460
Security Guards$36,1803,460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$65,4703,390
Nursing Assistants$27,7303,120
Accountants and Auditors$84,8602,960
Legal Occupations$115,0002,950
Waiters and Waitresses$23,4602,650
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$22,9402,610
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$62,9102,450
General and Operations Managers$176,4202,420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$47,1202,380
Receptionists and Information Clerks$33,4202,340
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$77,6302,340
Management Analysts$96,1702,310
Lawyers$132,9102,050
Home Health Aides$24,2301,900
Social and Human Service Assistants$37,1901,810
Compliance Officers$81,5601,740
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,9401,730
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$46,4901,680

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$62,980229,450
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$43,77037,440
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$81,20022,710
Sales and Related Occupations$45,84019,220
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$63,73017,430
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,07014,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,18014,170
Management Occupations$150,95013,390
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$92,57012,900
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$97,34012,010
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,7908,620
Protective Service Occupations$53,7407,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$33,1606,390
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$91,8605,950
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$51,9705,840
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$76,5805,720
Community and Social Service Occupations$59,0005,640
Personal Care and Service Occupations$32,9205,410
Production Occupations$39,7905,230
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$36,0705,140
Registered Nurses$76,2004,690
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$47,5704,650
Construction and Extraction Occupations$61,6604,540
Software Developers, Applications$103,8204,350
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$88,6604,010
Customer Service Representatives$40,3203,840
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$31,3703,560
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,6303,550
Office Clerks, General$39,8703,460
Security Guards$36,1803,460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$65,4703,390
Nursing Assistants$27,7303,120
Accountants and Auditors$84,8602,960
Legal Occupations$115,0002,950
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$62,9102,450
General and Operations Managers$176,4202,420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$47,1202,380
Receptionists and Information Clerks$33,4202,340
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$77,6302,340
Management Analysts$96,1702,310
Lawyers$132,9102,050
Social and Human Service Assistants$37,1901,810
Compliance Officers$81,5601,740
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,9401,730
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$46,4901,680
Managers, All Other$143,6101,540
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$63,4701,450
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,5001,440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$81,8801,380
Human Resources Specialists$71,3401,370

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