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Akron Employment

Employment and Industries in the Akron, Ohio Area

Formerly known as the "Rubber Capital of the World", the Akron economy has diversified and includes various industries including the liquid crystal and polymer industry. Due to over 400 local firms being involved with polymers the area is known as "The Polymer Valley." The University of Akron adds support to the industry. Akron also includes motor vehicle production and aeronautics. Other industries which contribute to the economy are chemicals, plastics, biomedical products and metals.

Some of the notable companies in Akron include Newell Rubber Maid, L'Oreal Cosmetics, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, First Energy, Lockheed-Martin, Spectrum Brands, Includis Manufacturing Software and RJS Manufacturing.

Notable details about Akron, Ohio: The cost of living index in 2008 was at 80.6. For the population 25 years of age and older, 18% have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher. The estimated median household income in Akron in 2007 was $33,000.

The top employers located in the city are:

  • Akron Public Schools
  • City of Akron
  • Akron General Medical Center
  • Fred Albrecht Grocery Co
  • Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • FirstMerit Corp
  • Roadway Express
  • Sterling Inc
  • First Energy
  • Georgia Pacific
  • InfoCision Management
  • Summa Health System
  • Myers Industries
  • Old Republic National Title Ins Co
  • Bekaert Corporation
  • A Schulman, Inc
  • GOJO
  • Advanced Elastomer Systems
  • Acme Fresh Market

In Akron, there are numerous popular occupations that are primarily filled by those with college degrees including registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, management analysts, computer applications software engineers, mechanical engineers, financial managers, network and computer systems administrators and industrial engineers.

Akron's leading job providing sectors:

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

Akron companies have access to helpful business organizations such as:

The Akron Beacon Journal provides readers with up-to-date information about the local business community.

Jobs in Akron

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 327340 $46430 $22.32 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 52890 $35190 $16.92 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 34210 $39260 $18.88 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 30750 $21680 $10.42 8.3
5 Production Occupations 27060 $35730 $17.18 5.85
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 22460 $82430 $39.63 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 21510 $32640 $15.69 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 20680 $54920 $26.4 6.15
9 Management Occupations 16610 $108520 $52.17 6.05
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 16050 $65410 $31.45 5.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 12910 $43430 $20.88 3.8
12 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 11150 $19440 $9.35 2.15
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 10940 $26880 $12.92 3.05
14 Retail Salespersons 10920 $26340 $12.66 3.1
15 Construction and Extraction Occupations 9970 $49500 $23.8 4.4
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 9630 $28830 $13.86 3.7
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 8220 $24640 $11.84 4.1
18 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 7820 $74720 $35.92 2.8
19 Registered Nurses 7260 $66080 $31.77 1.9
20 Cashiers 6840 $21210 $10.2 2.25
21 Protective Service Occupations 6600 $43960 $21.14 2.25
22 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 6070 $27530 $13.24 1.6
23 Office Clerks, General 5940 $30850 $14.83 2
24 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 5900 $72930 $35.06 1.65
25 Waiters and Waitresses 5800 $21180 $10.18 1.6
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5490 $25520 $12.27 1.2
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5370 $35570 $17.1 1.6
28 Customer Service Representatives 5340 $35330 $16.99 1.75
29 Community and Social Service Occupations 5140 $43520 $20.92 1.65
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4980 $30020 $14.43 1.6
31 General and Operations Managers 4530 $109210 $52.5 1.4
32 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4320 $37200 $17.88 1.1
33 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4270 $42110 $20.24 1.2
34 Home Health Aides 3750 $21350 $10.26 0.7
35 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3620 $43970 $21.14 1.7
36 Nursing Assistants 3610 $25320 $12.18 1.05
37 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3540 $65490 $31.49 1
38 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3110 $53650 $25.79 1
39 Accountants and Auditors 2990 $71530 $34.39 0.9
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2820 $40130 $19.29 0.9
41 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2780 $30300 $14.57 0.6
42 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2740 $40020 $19.24 1
43 Medical Secretaries 2710 $31730 $15.26 0.4
44 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2530 $33110 $15.92 0.4
45 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2500 $57110 $27.46 0.6
46 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2400 $40700 $19.57 0.5
47 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2250 $26970 $12.97 0.8
48 Legal Occupations 2190 $76470 $36.76 0.8
49 Construction Laborers 2080 $43530 $20.93 0.8
50 Cooks, Restaurant 2020 $23180 $11.14 0.75
51 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1960 $63770 $30.66 0.9
52 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1930 $32160 $15.46 0.6
53 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1910 $35690 $17.16 0.2
54 Software Developers, Applications 1870 $86060 $41.38 0.5
55 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1870 $55720 $26.79 0.4
56 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1750 $27120 $13.04 0.45
57 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1720 $24470 $11.76 0.4
58 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 1710 $30580 $14.7 0.2
59 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1700 $36420 $17.51 0.3
60 Electricians 1630 $54860 $26.38 0.4
61 Machinists 1600 $40420 $19.43 0.3
62 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1600 $38810 $18.66 0.5
63 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1580 $22330 $10.74 1
64 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1580 $221260 $106.38 0.2
65 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1560 $81340 $39.1 0.2
66 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1530 $53050 $25.51 0.5
67 Bartenders 1510 $21490 $10.33 0.4
68 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1500 $58640 $28.19 0.45
69 Financial Managers 1490 $123530 $59.39 0.4
70 Security Guards 1480 $34690 $16.68 0.7
71 Billing and Posting Clerks 1440 $33310 $16.02 0.35
72 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1430 $30830 $14.82 0.1
73 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1390 $25350 $12.19 0.7
74 Firefighters 1380 $46090 $22.16 0.2
75 Computer Systems Analysts 1350 $87260 $41.95 0.4
76 Social and Human Service Assistants 1320 $31640 $15.21 0.3
77 Personal Care Aides 1280 $22250 $10.7 1.3
78 Medical Assistants 1270 $28290 $13.6 0.45
79 Telemarketers 1270 $22230 $10.69 0.15
80 Team Assemblers 1250 $27930 $13.43 0.75
81 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 1240 $22020 $10.58 0.2
82 Computer User Support Specialists 1230 $44700 $21.49 0.4
83 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1210 $38160 $18.35 0.3
84 Food Preparation Workers 1200 $23770 $11.43 0.6
85 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 1200 $63350 $30.46 0.35
86 Cooks, Fast Food 1180 $20280 $9.75 0.3
87 Human Resources Specialists 1170 $57510 $27.65 0.3
88 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1160 $31350 $15.07 0.35
89 Carpenters 1160 $50690 $24.37 0.6
90 Driver/Sales Workers 1160 $25520 $12.27 0.3
91 Lawyers 1120 $104100 $50.05 0.5
92 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1110 $31780 $15.28 0.1
93 Childcare Workers 1100 $22130 $10.64 0.8
94 Tellers 1090 $28020 $13.47 0.3
95 Pharmacy Technicians 1080 $29540 $14.2 0.25
96 Pharmacists 1060 $115260 $55.41 0.2
97 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 1030 $40400 $19.42 0.1
98 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1010 $60560 $29.12 0.3
99 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 940 $75810 $36.45 0.3
100 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 940 $25890 $12.45 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Akron Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,430 327,340
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,190 52,890
Sales and Related Occupations 39,260 34,210
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,680 30,750
Production Occupations 35,730 27,060
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 82,430 22,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,640 21,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,920 20,680
Management Occupations 108,520 16,610
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,410 16,050
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,430 12,910
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,440 11,150
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,880 10,940
Retail Salespersons 26,340 10,920
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,500 9,970
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,830 9,630
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,640 8,220
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,720 7,820
Registered Nurses 66,080 7,260
Cashiers 21,210 6,840
Protective Service Occupations 43,960 6,600
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,530 6,070
Office Clerks, General 30,850 5,940
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,930 5,900
Waiters and Waitresses 21,180 5,800
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,520 5,490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,570 5,370
Customer Service Representatives 35,330 5,340
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,520 5,140
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,020 4,980
General and Operations Managers 109,210 4,530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,200 4,320
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,110 4,270
Home Health Aides 21,350 3,750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,970 3,620
Nursing Assistants 25,320 3,610
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,490 3,540
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,650 3,110
Accountants and Auditors 71,530 2,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,130 2,820
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,300 2,780
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,020 2,740
Medical Secretaries 31,730 2,710
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,110 2,530
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 57,110 2,500
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,700 2,400
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,970 2,250
Legal Occupations 76,470 2,190
Construction Laborers 43,530 2,080
Cooks, Restaurant 23,180 2,020

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Akron, Ohio Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,430 327,340
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,190 52,890
Sales and Related Occupations 39,260 34,210
Production Occupations 35,730 27,060
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 82,430 22,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,640 21,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,920 20,680
Management Occupations 108,520 16,610
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,410 16,050
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,430 12,910
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,880 10,940
Retail Salespersons 26,340 10,920
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,500 9,970
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,830 9,630
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,720 7,820
Registered Nurses 66,080 7,260
Protective Service Occupations 43,960 6,600
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,530 6,070
Office Clerks, General 30,850 5,940
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,930 5,900
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,520 5,490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,570 5,370
Customer Service Representatives 35,330 5,340
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,520 5,140
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,020 4,980
General and Operations Managers 109,210 4,530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,200 4,320
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,110 4,270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,970 3,620
Nursing Assistants 25,320 3,610
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,490 3,540
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,650 3,110
Accountants and Auditors 71,530 2,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,130 2,820
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,300 2,780
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,020 2,740
Medical Secretaries 31,730 2,710
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,110 2,530
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 57,110 2,500
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,700 2,400
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,970 2,250
Legal Occupations 76,470 2,190
Construction Laborers 43,530 2,080
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 63,770 1,960
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,160 1,930
Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 35,690 1,910
Software Developers, Applications 86,060 1,870
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,720 1,870
Packers and Packagers, Hand 27,120 1,750
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 30,580 1,710

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