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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations328230$47,620$22.9100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations53110$36,190$17.414.35
3Sales and Related Occupations35060$39,800$19.149.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations30620$22,380$10.768.55
5Production Occupations25750$37,270$17.925.7
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations22690$84,620$40.685.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations21610$33,680$16.196.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations20490$56,630$27.236.05
9Management Occupations16510$111,060$53.396.15
10Business and Financial Operations Occupations16010$67,820$32.615.25
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations12460$45,100$21.683.8
12Healthcare Support Occupations11630$28,110$13.513
13Retail Salespersons10920$27,140$13.052.85
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food10660$19,890$9.562.3
15Construction and Extraction Occupations10470$51,630$24.824.45
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations10160$27,120$13.043.65
17Computer and Mathematical Occupations8810$74,690$35.912.9
18Personal Care and Service Occupations8740$25,180$12.114.3
19Registered Nurses7370$67,720$32.561.95
20Office Clerks, General6720$32,920$15.831.9
21Cashiers6320$21,480$10.332.2
22Protective Service Occupations6110$45,200$21.732.2
23Customer Service Representatives5700$36,860$17.721.75
24Architecture and Engineering Occupations5630$75,280$36.191.7
25Waiters and Waitresses5610$22,080$10.621.7
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers5400$26,600$12.791.3
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners5380$26,450$12.721.55
28Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand5330$28,780$13.841.7
29Community and Social Service Occupations5200$43,810$21.061.65
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive5180$35,090$16.871.5
31General and Operations Managers4550$111,970$53.831.5
32Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4510$43,160$20.751.2
33Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks4280$38,240$18.381.05
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products3990$70,280$33.790.9
35Home Health Aides3810$21,600$10.380.7
36Nursing Assistants3490$25,910$12.461
37Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3360$44,510$21.41.8
38First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers3200$56,700$27.260.95
39Maintenance and Repair Workers, General3040$41,070$19.750.9
40Accountants and Auditors2910$74,300$35.720.9
41First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2820$42,130$20.261
42Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2650$33,170$15.950.6
43Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2580$53,960$25.940.6
44Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks2530$33,610$16.160.4
45Cooks, Restaurant2500$23,770$11.430.8
46Medical Secretaries2450$32,700$15.720.4
47Construction Laborers2350$48,200$23.170.8
48Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses2340$41,730$20.060.5
49Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2300$27,410$13.180.8
50Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2260$29,900$14.380
51Software Developers, Applications2260$84,430$40.590.55
52Business Operations Specialists, All Other2170$65,530$31.510.7
53Personal Care Aides2020$22,360$10.751.5
54Legal Occupations1910$87,750$42.190.8
55Packers and Packagers, Hand1900$28,250$13.580.45
56First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1880$34,730$16.70.6
57First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1840$61,430$29.540.4
58Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1760$63,970$30.750.8
59Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1690$22,340$10.740.9
60Machinists1620$37,550$18.050.25
61Bartenders1590$22,720$10.920.4
62Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1580$38,480$18.50.3
63Physicians and Surgeons, All Other1580$225,130$108.240.25
64Electricians1570$58,020$27.890.4
65Parts Salespersons1560$24,170$11.620.2
66Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks1560$37,310$17.940.2
67Receptionists and Information Clerks1550$25,860$12.430.7
68Billing and Posting Clerks1540$34,850$16.750.3
69Driver/Sales Workers1540$25,990$12.50.3
70Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists1530$24,420$11.740.4
71Financial Managers1520$125,810$60.480.4
72Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1480$60,060$28.870.4
73Computer User Support Specialists1470$45,660$21.950.4
74Security Guards1460$34,170$16.430.7
75Computer Systems Analysts1450$85,890$41.290.4
76Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1400$32,540$15.640.1
77Human Resources Specialists1390$58,710$28.230.35
78Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products1340$79,300$38.120.2
79Medical Assistants1320$29,350$14.110.45
80Food Preparation Workers1310$23,870$11.480.6
81Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants1300$53,830$25.880.35
82Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1280$64,580$31.050.4
83Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1210$42,200$20.290.5
84Social and Human Service Assistants1210$31,800$15.290.25
85Firefighters1180$48,370$23.250.2
86Lawyers1170$109,340$52.570.5
87Management Analysts1140$84,990$40.860.5
88Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop1130$21,680$10.420.3
89Pharmacy Technicians1100$29,540$14.20.3
90Pharmacists1100$114,940$55.260.2
91Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers1100$43,470$20.90.2
92Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1100$32,240$15.50.35
93Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop1090$19,420$9.340.3
94Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1060$40,050$19.260.3
95Telemarketers1050$22,920$11.020.1
96Tellers1040$28,620$13.760.3
97First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1010$63,260$30.410.3
98Food Servers, Nonrestaurant1010$21,180$10.180.2
99Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators960$57,960$27.870.2
100First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors950$51,420$24.720
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Jobs More Common Near Akron Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,620328,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,19053,110
Sales and Related Occupations$39,80035,060
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,38030,620
Production Occupations$37,27025,750
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$84,62022,690
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,68021,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,63020,490
Management Occupations$111,06016,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,82016,010
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,10012,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,11011,630
Retail Salespersons$27,14010,920
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,89010,660
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,63010,470
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,12010,160
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$74,6908,810
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,1808,740
Registered Nurses$67,7207,370
Office Clerks, General$32,9206,720
Cashiers$21,4806,320
Protective Service Occupations$45,2006,110
Customer Service Representatives$36,8605,700
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,2805,630
Waiters and Waitresses$22,0805,610
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,6005,400
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,4505,380
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,7805,330
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,8105,200
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,0905,180
General and Operations Managers$111,9704,550
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,1604,510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,2404,280
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$70,2803,990
Home Health Aides$21,6003,810
Nursing Assistants$25,9103,490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,5103,360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,7003,200
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,0703,040
Accountants and Auditors$74,3002,910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,1302,820
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,1702,650
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$53,9602,580
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$33,6102,530
Cooks, Restaurant$23,7702,500
Medical Secretaries$32,7002,450
Construction Laborers$48,2002,350
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,7302,340
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,4102,300
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,9002,260

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$47,620328,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,19053,110
Sales and Related Occupations$39,80035,060
Production Occupations$37,27025,750
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$84,62022,690
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,68021,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,63020,490
Management Occupations$111,06016,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,82016,010
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,10012,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,11011,630
Retail Salespersons$27,14010,920
Construction and Extraction Occupations$51,63010,470
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,12010,160
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$74,6908,810
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,1808,740
Registered Nurses$67,7207,370
Office Clerks, General$32,9206,720
Protective Service Occupations$45,2006,110
Customer Service Representatives$36,8605,700
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,2805,630
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,6005,400
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,4505,380
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,7805,330
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,8105,200
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,0905,180
General and Operations Managers$111,9704,550
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,1604,510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,2404,280
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$70,2803,990
Nursing Assistants$25,9103,490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,5103,360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,7003,200
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,0703,040
Accountants and Auditors$74,3002,910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,1302,820
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,1702,650
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$53,9602,580
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$33,6102,530
Medical Secretaries$32,7002,450
Construction Laborers$48,2002,350
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,7302,340
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,4102,300
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,9002,260
Software Developers, Applications$84,4302,260
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$65,5302,170
Legal Occupations$87,7501,910
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,2501,900
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,7301,880
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$61,4301,840

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