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Grand Forks Employment

Employment and Industries in the Grand Forks, North Dakota Area

Grand Fork's economy primarily consists of healthcare, food processing, defense, manufacturing, agriculture and scientific research. The University of North Dakota is the city's largest employer and is also a significant contributor to the economy. In addition, the Grand Forks Air Force base employs a large number of civilian workers.

Altru Health System is Grand Forks' largest private employer. Wind turbine manufacturer, LM Glasfiber and small aircraft manufacturer Cirrus Design are two of the city's largest manufacturers. Amazon.com has a customer service facility in the city and is one of the regions's major employers.

Noteworthy details regarding Grand Forks, North Dakota: For the population 25 years of age and older, 30% have earned a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index in the city was at 84.3. The country's average is 100. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $41,000.

Grand Forks' significant employers:

  • University of North Dakota
  • Grand Forks Air Force Base
  • Altru Health System
  • Grand Forks Public Schools
  • Hugo's Stores
  • City of Grand Forks
  • Simplot
  • Amazon.com
  • Valley Memorial Homes
  • SEI Information
  • Alerus Financial
  • Hugo's
  • Target Corporation
  • Ecolab Inc
  • Grand Forks Herald Incorporated
  • North American Foods, LLC
  • North Dakota Mill & Elevator Association
  • Valley Markets, Incorporated
  • Pribbs Steel & Mfg, Inc
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises

Some of Grand Forks' most common jobs where the majority of the workers have college degrees include registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human service assistants; educational, vocational and school counselors; medical and health services managers, coaches and scouts, and child, family and school social workers.

The top nonagricultural employment sectors for Grand Forks:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Educational and health services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and business services

Local companies are invited to work with helpful organizations including:

The Grand Forks Herald offers information about local business and industry.

Jobs in Grand Forks

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations49370$45,140$21.7100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations6810$37,190$17.8814.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5500$24,360$11.718.55
4Sales and Related Occupations4930$32,060$15.429.9
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations3740$56,080$26.966.05
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3620$39,310$18.96.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3390$75,800$36.445.8
8Production Occupations2600$40,880$19.665.7
9Construction and Extraction Occupations2390$50,210$24.144.45
10Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2330$29,460$14.163.65
11Management Occupations2290$98,740$47.476.15
12Personal Care and Service Occupations2220$28,060$13.494.3
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2130$47,480$22.833.8
14Retail Salespersons1930$28,170$13.552.85
15Healthcare Support Occupations1650$34,300$16.493
16Business and Financial Operations Occupations1580$63,360$30.465.25
17Cashiers1540$21,750$10.462.2
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1250$23,910$11.52.3
19Waiters and Waitresses1180$22,240$10.691.7
20Nursing Assistants1050$32,480$15.621
21Office Clerks, General1010$34,290$16.491.9
22Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners990$30,140$14.491.55
23Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand980$31,660$15.221.7
24Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers900$48,470$23.311.2
25Personal Care Aides880$29,350$14.111.5
26Community and Social Service Occupations860$48,570$23.351.65
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers720$30,240$14.541.3
28Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks700$40,580$19.511.05
29General and Operations Managers690$96,780$46.531.5
30Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners670$25,240$12.140.9
31Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations660$47,730$22.951.8
32Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive630$36,280$17.441.5
33Computer and Mathematical Occupations620$66,040$31.752.9
34Architecture and Engineering Occupations560$71,630$34.441.7
35Customer Service Representatives550$32,910$15.821.75
36Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers540$39,890$19.180
37Protective Service Occupations540$44,700$21.492.2
38Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses530$43,470$20.90.5
39Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations530$57,900$27.840.8
40Bartenders520$20,290$9.760.4
41First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers520$43,670$20.991
42Maintenance and Repair Workers, General440$38,810$18.660.9
43Food Preparation Workers430$26,450$12.720.6
44First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers410$33,720$16.210.6
45Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers410$28,230$13.570.8
46Electricians380$61,590$29.610.4
47Cooks, Restaurant370$26,470$12.730.8
48Accountants and Auditors350$59,990$28.840.9
49Construction Laborers350$39,030$18.760.8
50Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants340$45,770$220.35
51First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers330$54,700$26.30.95
52Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers330$43,710$21.020.6
53Carpenters300$41,980$20.180.7
54Childcare Workers290$19,960$9.60.8
55Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators290$60,970$29.310.2
56Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products280$59,770$28.730.9
57Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks270$23,410$11.260.2
58Driver/Sales Workers250$23,940$11.510.3
59Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop240$23,170$11.140.3
60First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers240$61,190$29.420.4
61Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics230$38,320$18.420.5
62Legal Occupations230$76,610$36.830.8
63Receptionists and Information Clerks230$29,810$14.330.7
64Business Operations Specialists, All Other220$60,870$29.270.7
65Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters220$45,260$21.760.3
66Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks220$35,760$17.190.4
67Tellers220$29,300$14.090.3
68Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations190$37,530$18.040.65
69First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers190$62,680$30.130.4
70First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors190$54,090$26.010
71First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers180$62,430$30.010.3
72Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors180$26,850$12.910.2
73Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers180$44,790$21.530.3
74Social and Human Service Assistants180$36,660$17.620.25
75Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers170$23,310$11.20.3
76Financial Managers170$116,660$56.090.4
77Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria160$30,200$14.520.3
78Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors160$54,070$260.2
79Parts Salespersons160$36,690$17.640.2
80Child, Family, and School Social Workers150$54,290$26.10.2
81Postal Service Mail Carriers150$49,140$23.620.2
82Billing and Posting Clerks140$38,120$18.330.3
83Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment140$25,030$12.030.2
84Highway Maintenance Workers140$46,890$22.550.1
85Human Resources Specialists140$58,040$27.90.35
86Dental Assistants130$45,330$21.790.2
87Dishwashers130$21,440$10.310.3
88Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists130$28,260$13.590.4
89Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines130$58,210$27.990.1
90Security Guards130$26,880$12.920.7
91Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers130$46,150$22.190.3
92Food Service Managers120$55,940$26.90.2
93Industrial Machinery Mechanics120$55,370$26.620.2
94Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators120$35,920$17.270.35
95Medical and Health Services Managers120$90,620$43.570.25
96Computer User Support Specialists110$46,500$22.350.4
97First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers110$39,920$19.190.2
98Lawyers110$96,380$46.340.5
99Loan Officers110$65,090$31.290.2
100Physical Therapists110$80,000$38.460.2
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Jobs More Common Near Grand Forks Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,14049,370
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,1906,810
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,3605,500
Sales and Related Occupations$32,0604,930
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,0803,740
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,3103,620
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,8003,390
Production Occupations$40,8802,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,2102,390
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,4602,330
Management Occupations$98,7402,290
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,0602,220
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,4802,130
Retail Salespersons$28,1701,930
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,3001,650
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,3601,580
Cashiers$21,7501,540
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$23,9101,250
Waiters and Waitresses$22,2401,180
Nursing Assistants$32,4801,050
Office Clerks, General$34,2901,010
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,140990
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,660980
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,470900
Personal Care Aides$29,350880
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,570860
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,240720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,580700
General and Operations Managers$96,780690
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,240670
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,730660
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,280630
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,040620
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,630560
Customer Service Representatives$32,910550
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$39,890540
Protective Service Occupations$44,700540
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,470530
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$57,900530
Bartenders$20,290520
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,670520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,810440
Food Preparation Workers$26,450430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,720410
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,230410
Electricians$61,590380
Cooks, Restaurant$26,470370
Accountants and Auditors$59,990350
Construction Laborers$39,030350
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$45,770340

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Grand Forks, North Dakota Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,14049,370
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,1906,810
Sales and Related Occupations$32,0604,930
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,0803,740
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$39,3103,620
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,8003,390
Production Occupations$40,8802,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,2102,390
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,4602,330
Management Occupations$98,7402,290
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,0602,220
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,4802,130
Retail Salespersons$28,1701,930
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,3001,650
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,3601,580
Nursing Assistants$32,4801,050
Office Clerks, General$34,2901,010
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,140990
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$31,660980
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,470900
Personal Care Aides$29,350880
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,570860
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,240720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,580700
General and Operations Managers$96,780690
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,240670
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,730660
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,280630
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,040620
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,630560
Customer Service Representatives$32,910550
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$39,890540
Protective Service Occupations$44,700540
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,470530
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$57,900530
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,670520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,810440
Food Preparation Workers$26,450430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,720410
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,230410
Electricians$61,590380
Cooks, Restaurant$26,470370
Accountants and Auditors$59,990350
Construction Laborers$39,030350
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$45,770340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,700330
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$43,710330
Carpenters$41,980300
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$60,970290
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$59,770280

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