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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 166170 $41060 $19.74 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 23550 $33240 $15.98 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 18170 $22010 $10.58 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 18000 $35910 $17.26 10.15
5 Production Occupations 17700 $34400 $16.54 5.85
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 12180 $33610 $16.16 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 12020 $74150 $35.65 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9440 $48520 $23.33 6.15
9 Healthcare Support Occupations 7920 $26990 $12.98 3.05
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7740 $46980 $22.59 4.4
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7170 $42350 $20.36 3.8
12 Management Occupations 6180 $93500 $44.95 6.05
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6170 $19260 $9.26 2.15
14 Retail Salespersons 5930 $26330 $12.66 3.1
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5160 $26690 $12.83 3.7
16 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4710 $57890 $27.83 5.05
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4460 $23790 $11.44 4.1
18 Registered Nurses 4370 $58940 $28.34 1.9
19 Cashiers 4260 $20920 $10.06 2.25
20 Office Clerks, General 3600 $27750 $13.34 2
21 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3380 $28460 $13.68 1.6
22 Waiters and Waitresses 3310 $24670 $11.86 1.6
23 Protective Service Occupations 2760 $37060 $17.82 2.25
24 Nursing Assistants 2690 $25590 $12.3 1.05
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2680 $26370 $12.68 1.6
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2660 $28650 $13.77 1.2
27 Home Health Aides 2550 $19830 $9.54 0.7
28 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2370 $64970 $31.23 2.8
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2230 $41680 $20.04 1.2
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2200 $32850 $15.79 1.6
31 General and Operations Managers 2050 $98220 $47.22 1.4
32 Community and Social Service Occupations 2050 $40990 $19.71 1.65
33 Customer Service Representatives 1970 $30320 $14.58 1.75
34 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1880 $35750 $17.19 1.1
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1840 $40060 $19.26 1
36 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1820 $69910 $33.61 1.65
37 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1640 $64170 $30.85 1
38 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1620 $35770 $17.2 0.9
39 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1520 $50620 $24.34 1.7
40 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1450 $38040 $18.29 0.5
41 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1430 $32850 $15.79 0.6
42 Medical Secretaries 1390 $29560 $14.21 0.4
43 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1330 $26990 $12.97 0.8
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1300 $51140 $24.58 1
45 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1280 $31550 $15.17 0.6
46 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1200 $32420 $15.59 0.4
47 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1140 $20480 $9.85 0.3
48 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1110 $50290 $24.18 0.4
49 Team Assemblers 1070 $28370 $13.64 0.75
50 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1060 $26380 $12.68 0.25
51 Cooks, Restaurant 1050 $21880 $10.52 0.75
52 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 970 $34580 $16.62 0.3
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 940 $33880 $16.29 0.5
54 Medical Assistants 920 $28350 $13.63 0.45
55 Accountants and Auditors 910 $64500 $31.01 0.9
56 Construction Laborers 890 $41150 $19.78 0.8
57 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 880 $31950 $15.36 0.1
58 Telemarketers 870 $20960 $10.08 0.15
59 Production Workers, All Other 840 $25270 $12.15 0.2
60 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 820 $37620 $18.09 0.3
61 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 820 $21920 $10.54 1
62 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 810 $46920 $22.56 0.3
63 Machinists 800 $38300 $18.41 0.3
64 Receptionists and Information Clerks 790 $24320 $11.69 0.7
65 Packers and Packagers, Hand 770 $21230 $10.2 0.45
66 Food Preparation Workers 770 $20580 $9.89 0.6
67 Personal Care Aides 750 $21490 $10.33 1.3
68 Carpenters 740 $46070 $22.15 0.6
69 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 740 $44830 $21.55 0.2
70 Electricians 730 $52400 $25.19 0.4
71 Pharmacy Technicians 700 $26800 $12.89 0.25
72 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 700 $51430 $24.73 0.6
73 Tellers 690 $28130 $13.53 0.3
74 Childcare Workers 670 $19910 $9.57 0.8
75 Billing and Posting Clerks 660 $33020 $15.87 0.35
76 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 640 $20100 $9.67 0.25
77 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 640 $23030 $11.07 0.3
78 Bartenders 630 $20220 $9.72 0.4
79 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 630 $33840 $16.27 0.1
80 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 630 $28180 $13.55 0.2
81 Dishwashers 610 $18970 $9.12 0.3
82 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 600 $34260 $16.47 0.35
83 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 580 $63630 $30.59 0.4
84 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 580 $27560 $13.25 0.4
85 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 570 $33130 $15.93 0.1
86 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 560 $63910 $30.73 0.3
87 Recreation Workers 540 $23740 $11.41 0.3
88 Bill and Account Collectors 540 $34640 $16.65 0.2
89 Postal Service Mail Carriers 520 $49360 $23.73 0.15
90 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 520 $46710 $22.46 0.45
91 Firefighters 520 $33970 $16.33 0.2
92 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 520 $25350 $12.19 0.2
93 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 500 $63950 $30.75 0.9
94 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 500 $266620 $128.18 0.2
95 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 500 $61510 $29.57 0.2
96 Security Guards 490 $32120 $15.44 0.7
97 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 470 $61450 $29.54 0.7
98 Computer Systems Analysts 460 $73900 $35.53 0.4
99 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 460 $49450 $23.78 0.2
100 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $24700 $11.87 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Canton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,060 166,170
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,240 23,550
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,010 18,170
Sales and Related Occupations 35,910 18,000
Production Occupations 34,400 17,700
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,610 12,180
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,150 12,020
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,520 9,440
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,990 7,920
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,980 7,740
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,350 7,170
Management Occupations 93,500 6,180
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,260 6,170
Retail Salespersons 26,330 5,930
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,690 5,160
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,890 4,710
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,790 4,460
Registered Nurses 58,940 4,370
Cashiers 20,920 4,260
Office Clerks, General 27,750 3,600
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,460 3,380
Waiters and Waitresses 24,670 3,310
Protective Service Occupations 37,060 2,760
Nursing Assistants 25,590 2,690
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,370 2,680
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,650 2,660
Home Health Aides 19,830 2,550
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 64,970 2,370
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,680 2,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,850 2,200
General and Operations Managers 98,220 2,050
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,990 2,050
Customer Service Representatives 30,320 1,970
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,750 1,880
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,060 1,840
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,910 1,820
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 64,170 1,640
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,770 1,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 50,620 1,520
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,040 1,450
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,850 1,430
Medical Secretaries 29,560 1,390
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,990 1,330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,140 1,300
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 31,550 1,280
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 32,420 1,200
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 20,480 1,140
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 50,290 1,110
Team Assemblers 28,370 1,070
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 26,380 1,060

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,060 166,170
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,240 23,550
Sales and Related Occupations 35,910 18,000
Production Occupations 34,400 17,700
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,610 12,180
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,150 12,020
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,520 9,440
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,990 7,920
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,980 7,740
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,350 7,170
Management Occupations 93,500 6,180
Retail Salespersons 26,330 5,930
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,690 5,160
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,890 4,710
Registered Nurses 58,940 4,370
Office Clerks, General 27,750 3,600
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,460 3,380
Protective Service Occupations 37,060 2,760
Nursing Assistants 25,590 2,690
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,370 2,680
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 28,650 2,660
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 64,970 2,370
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,680 2,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,850 2,200
General and Operations Managers 98,220 2,050
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,990 2,050
Customer Service Representatives 30,320 1,970
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,750 1,880
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,060 1,840
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,910 1,820
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 64,170 1,640
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,770 1,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 50,620 1,520
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,040 1,450
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,850 1,430
Medical Secretaries 29,560 1,390
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,990 1,330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,140 1,300
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 31,550 1,280
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 32,420 1,200
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 50,290 1,110
Team Assemblers 28,370 1,070
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 26,380 1,060
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 34,580 970
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 33,880 940
Medical Assistants 28,350 920
Accountants and Auditors 64,500 910
Construction Laborers 41,150 890
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 31,950 880
Production Workers, All Other 25,270 840

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