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Canton Employment

Employment and Industries in the Canton, Ohio Area

After Canton experienced a decline in the heavy manufacturing sector, education, healthcare and finance took leading roles in the economy. Canton's economy also includes agriculture, dairy farming and poultry production. Diebold, a manufacturer of electronic voting devices, bank vaults and ATMs and Belden Brick Company, a brick and masonry producer, are situated in the Greater Canton area. The region also includes notable food producers such as Park Farms (poultry), Nickles Bakery (baked goods) and Shearers (snack foods).

Canton's leading job providing sectors are healthcare, educational services, metal and metal products, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance and manufacturing. Sales and office occupations (23% of the workforce). Service occupations (19% of the labor force). Management, professional and related occupations (18% of the workforce).

Notable facts regarding Canton, Ohio: In 2008 the cost of living index in the city was at 77.0 which is low when compared to the country's average of 100. In 2009, the average salary in Canton was $30,000. In Canton, 11% of the adult population has earned a bachelor's degree or higher.

In Canton, Ohio some of the most common jobs mostly filled by those with college degrees include registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, mechanical engineers, human resources, training and labor relations specialists; medical and health services managers; industrial engineers and computer systems analysts.

A list of the top companies located in Canton Ohio is provided below:

  • Timken Company
  • Aultman Health Foundation
  • General Electric Capital Corp
  • Kitchenaid, Inc
  • Aultcare Corp
  • Diebold, Incorporated
  • Fresh Mark, Inc
  • GBS Corp
  • Fisher Foods Marketing
  • Fred Olivieri Construction Company

Organizations offering assistance to local companies include:

Those interested in learning what is going on in the Canton business community may want to visit CantonRep.com.

Jobs in Canton

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations168230$42,100$20.24100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations24020$33,980$16.3314.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations18590$22,030$10.598.55
4Sales and Related Occupations18360$36,680$17.639.9
5Production Occupations17560$35,350$16.995.7
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations12220$71,960$34.65.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations10940$34,720$16.696.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations9930$50,270$24.176.05
9Construction and Extraction Occupations8260$49,570$23.834.45
10Healthcare Support Occupations7650$28,400$13.663
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations6990$43,350$20.843.8
12Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food6760$19,550$9.42.3
13Management Occupations6360$96,110$46.216.15
14Retail Salespersons6200$29,340$14.112.85
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations5230$60,690$29.185.25
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations4940$27,650$13.293.65
17Personal Care and Service Occupations4540$24,700$11.884.3
18Registered Nurses4480$60,300$28.991.95
19Office Clerks, General4090$29,060$13.971.9
20Cashiers3860$22,010$10.582.2
21Waiters and Waitresses3260$23,730$11.411.7
22Protective Service Occupations2820$40,260$19.362.2
23Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2730$29,770$14.311.7
24Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2720$27,230$13.091.55
25Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2640$28,920$13.911.3
26Nursing Assistants2490$27,330$13.141
27Computer and Mathematical Occupations2360$67,890$32.642.9
28Community and Social Service Occupations2350$41,630$20.011.65
29Home Health Aides2330$20,360$9.790.7
30Customer Service Representatives2210$29,830$14.341.75
31Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2180$34,020$16.351.5
32General and Operations Managers1950$99,020$47.611.5
33Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1920$41,760$20.081.2
34Architecture and Engineering Occupations1880$70,110$33.711.7
35Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1840$37,280$17.921.05
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1780$39,680$19.081
37Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1700$47,160$22.671.8
38Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1540$36,440$17.520.9
39Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1520$32,700$15.720
40Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1510$25,450$12.230.2
41Telemarketers1500$21,950$10.550.1
42Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1450$64,790$31.150.9
43Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1400$33,250$15.990.4
44Cooks, Restaurant1380$23,180$11.150.8
45Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1380$39,300$18.90.5
46Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1360$30,810$14.810.6
47First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1350$53,770$25.850.95
48First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1290$31,790$15.280.6
49First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1170$53,420$25.680.4
50Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1100$28,550$13.720.8
51Medical Secretaries1100$29,980$14.410.4
52Receptionists and Information Clerks1090$25,460$12.240.7
53Personal Care Aides1080$21,000$10.11.5
54Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1050$37,090$17.830.3
55Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1020$35,090$16.870.3
56Construction Laborers1000$42,740$20.550.8
57Medical Assistants970$28,730$13.810.45
58Accountants and Auditors960$67,700$32.550.9
59Carpenters930$46,810$22.50.7
60Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters920$55,370$26.620.3
61Sales Representatives, Services, All Other910$49,760$23.920.6
62Electricians830$53,720$25.830.4
63Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics820$35,040$16.850.5
64Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners770$22,270$10.710.9
65Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop750$19,250$9.250.3
66Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic720$32,120$15.440.1
67Machinists720$42,240$20.310.25
68Bartenders710$19,100$9.180.4
69Billing and Posting Clerks690$34,190$16.440.3
70Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria680$24,440$11.750.3
71Dishwashers680$19,540$9.390.3
72Industrial Machinery Mechanics670$44,910$21.590.2
73Packers and Packagers, Hand630$21,720$10.440.45
74Pharmacy Technicians630$28,530$13.720.3
75Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists620$26,510$12.740.4
76Tellers620$28,580$13.740.3
77Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop610$22,000$10.580.3
78Recreation Workers610$24,520$11.790.25
79Food Preparation Workers600$22,890$11.010.6
80Production Workers, All Other600$26,590$12.790.2
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers590$63,540$30.550.3
82Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators590$37,960$18.250.35
83Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic590$33,540$16.130.1
84Security Guards590$40,270$19.360.7
85Childcare Workers570$22,070$10.610.8
86Food Servers, Nonrestaurant570$22,350$10.740.2
87Business Operations Specialists, All Other540$58,720$28.230.7
88Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers540$47,990$23.070.4
89Postal Service Mail Carriers540$48,620$23.380.2
90Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education540$23,390$11.240.3
91First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers530$69,300$33.320.4
92Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment510$26,510$12.740.2
93Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations510$55,580$26.720.8
94Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators510$65,870$31.670.2
95Human Resources Specialists500$55,760$26.810.35
96Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic490$34,250$16.470.1
97Firefighters480$38,440$18.480.2
98Dental Assistants470$33,340$16.030.2
99Food Batchmakers450$29,980$14.410.1
100Physicians and Surgeons, All Other450$260,360$125.170.25
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Jobs More Common Near Canton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,100168,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,98024,020
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,03018,590
Sales and Related Occupations$36,68018,360
Production Occupations$35,35017,560
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,96012,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,72010,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,2709,930
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,5708,260
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,4007,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,3506,990
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,5506,760
Management Occupations$96,1106,360
Retail Salespersons$29,3406,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,6905,230
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,6504,940
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,7004,540
Registered Nurses$60,3004,480
Office Clerks, General$29,0604,090
Cashiers$22,0103,860
Waiters and Waitresses$23,7303,260
Protective Service Occupations$40,2602,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,7702,730
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,2302,720
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$28,9202,640
Nursing Assistants$27,3302,490
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$67,8902,360
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,6302,350
Home Health Aides$20,3602,330
Customer Service Representatives$29,8302,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,0202,180
General and Operations Managers$99,0201,950
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,7601,920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,1101,880
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,2801,840
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,6801,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,1601,700
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,4401,540
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,7001,520
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$25,4501,510
Telemarketers$21,9501,500
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,7901,450
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$33,2501,400
Cooks, Restaurant$23,1801,380
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,3001,380
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,8101,360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,7701,350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,7901,290
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$53,4201,170
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,5501,100

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,100168,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,98024,020
Sales and Related Occupations$36,68018,360
Production Occupations$35,35017,560
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,96012,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,72010,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,2709,930
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,5708,260
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,4007,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,3506,990
Management Occupations$96,1106,360
Retail Salespersons$29,3406,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,6905,230
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,6504,940
Registered Nurses$60,3004,480
Office Clerks, General$29,0604,090
Protective Service Occupations$40,2602,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,7702,730
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,2302,720
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$28,9202,640
Nursing Assistants$27,3302,490
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$67,8902,360
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,6302,350
Customer Service Representatives$29,8302,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,0202,180
General and Operations Managers$99,0201,950
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,7601,920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,1101,880
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,2801,840
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,6801,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,1601,700
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,4401,540
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,7001,520
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$25,4501,510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,7901,450
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$33,2501,400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,3001,380
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,8101,360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,7701,350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,7901,290
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$53,4201,170
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,5501,100
Medical Secretaries$29,9801,100
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,4601,090
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$37,0901,050
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$35,0901,020
Construction Laborers$42,7401,000
Medical Assistants$28,730970
Accountants and Auditors$67,700960
Carpenters$46,810930

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