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Cincinnati Employment

Employment and Industries in the Cincinnati, Ohio Area

The Cincinnati-Middletown metropolitan area sprawls through parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The Cincinnati area is home to over ten Fortune 1000 company headquarters. The largest company headquartered in the Cincinnati area is Kroger. Probably the most famous companies headquartered in the area are Kroger, Procter & Gamble, and Chiquita Brands International. More than 370 Fortune 500 firms have operations in Cincinnati.

Major business honors and awards that have been received by the Cincinnati metropolitan area include:

  • The Cincinnati area ranked 13th among the 50 top large cities on Entrepreneur magazine's 2005 list of "Hot Cities for Entrepreneurs".
  • The Cincinnati metropolitan ranked 81st on Forbes magazine's 2006 "Best Places For Business And Careers" list.
  • The Cincinnati-Middletown metropolitan area has ranked in the top fifty U.S. Cities in the large cities category for the last three years (2004-2006) on Inc. magazine's list of "Best Cities for Doing Business". The 2005 survey ranked the Cincinnati area 18th for the "Most Balanced Economy and Growth".
  • The Cincinnati-Middletown area was ranked 33rd on Expansion Management’s 2006 "America's 50 Hottest Cities" rankings.
  • The Cincinnati-Middletown area received a "5-Star Business Opportunity Metro" ranking from Expansion Management’s 2005 Mayor’s Challenge ranking of the "Top Business Opportunity Metros".
  • The Cincinnati area is ranked the 6th safest region for business in United States by Risk & Insurance magazine.

The Cincinnati area has a well educated work force. According to a U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, Cincinnati has almost 34% of its workforce with a college degree or higher, placing it 19th among large U.S. cities. Cincinnati ranks among the top ten most literate cities in the United States according to a 2005 Central Connecticut State University study. Helping to fuel this well educated work force are almost 300 colleges and universities that are located within 200 miles of Cincinnati.

According to the Economics Center for Education & Research at the University of Cincinnati, some of the major industry clusters in the Cincinnati area include:

  • Advanced Design Services
  • Business Management
  • Financial Services
  • Biotechnology
  • Digital Equipment and Telecommunications
  • Software & Data Processing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Chemicals and Plastics
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

For business travelers, the Cincinnati area is served by the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). CVG is one of the thirty busiest airports in the United States.

Companies with headquarters or major operations in the Cincinnati metropolitan area include:

  • AK Steel Holding
  • 513 Ventures
  • American Financial Group.
  • Chiquita Brands International
  • Cincinnati Bell
  • Cincinnati Financial Corporation
  • Cinergy
  • Cintas
  • Comair Airlines - Delta Connection
  • Convergys
  • Cornerstone Brands (subsidiary of the InterActive Corp.)
  • Duro Bag Manufacturing Company
  • E.W. Scripps
  • Federated Dept. Stores
  • Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Formica Corporation
  • Fujitec America
  • GE-Aviation
  • General Cable Corporation
  • Kroger
  • LaRosa's Pizza
  • LCN Solutions
  • Luxottica Retail (division of Luxottica SpA of Milan, Italy)
  • Milacron
  • Mitsubishi Automotive Electric America
  • Omnicare
  • Paycor, Inc.
  • Portion PAC
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Roto-Rooter
  • Skyline Chili
  • The Andrew Jergens Company (subsidiary of Kao, Inc.)
  • The David J. Joseph Company
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America
  • United Dairy Farmers
  • US Playing Card Company
  • Western & Southern Financial Group

Business organizations/associations in the Cincinnati area include:

The "Business Section" of the Cincinnati Enquirer is an excellent sources of information on business in the Cincinnati area.

Jobs in Cincinnati

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 1042560 $48130 $23.14 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 165070 $36300 $17.45 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 102320 $43680 $21 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 101380 $21840 $10.5 8.3
5 Production Occupations 79890 $39150 $18.82 5.85
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 77120 $34250 $16.47 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 66930 $73600 $35.38 5.75
8 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61250 $68770 $33.06 5.05
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 57210 $56550 $27.19 6.15
10 Management Occupations 53700 $113940 $54.78 6.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39710 $46650 $22.43 3.8
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 34770 $46170 $22.2 4.4
13 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 32170 $79620 $38.28 2.8
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 32060 $29700 $14.28 3.05
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 31170 $19680 $9.46 2.15
16 Retail Salespersons 30900 $27190 $13.07 3.1
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30160 $26850 $12.91 3.7
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 27510 $25660 $12.34 4.1
19 Registered Nurses 23330 $65580 $31.53 1.9
20 Protective Service Occupations 22190 $40140 $19.3 2.25
21 Cashiers 21270 $20770 $9.99 2.25
22 Waiters and Waitresses 21220 $20690 $9.95 1.6
23 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 21080 $29980 $14.41 1.6
24 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 20000 $82100 $39.47 1.65
25 Customer Service Representatives 19660 $33710 $16.21 1.75
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 17810 $27340 $13.15 1.2
27 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 16380 $26100 $12.55 1.6
28 Office Clerks, General 15700 $32290 $15.53 2
29 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 14410 $35780 $17.2 1.6
30 General and Operations Managers 13700 $119850 $57.62 1.4
31 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 12650 $38340 $18.44 1.1
32 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 12490 $77180 $37.11 1
33 Community and Social Service Occupations 12380 $43920 $21.12 1.65
34 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 12170 $47190 $22.69 1.7
35 Nursing Assistants 12120 $27080 $13.02 1.05
36 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 11130 $45290 $21.77 1.2
37 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10040 $41420 $19.91 0.9
38 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 9790 $53980 $25.95 1
39 Accountants and Auditors 9280 $70150 $33.72 0.9
40 Packers and Packagers, Hand 8780 $24910 $11.98 0.45
41 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 8250 $61900 $29.76 0.9
42 Cooks, Restaurant 8010 $24320 $11.69 0.75
43 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 7990 $63580 $30.57 0.6
44 Home Health Aides 7520 $22380 $10.76 0.7
45 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 7340 $41310 $19.86 1
46 Software Developers, Applications 7150 $87580 $42.11 0.5
47 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 7040 $68850 $33.1 0.7
48 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 6960 $33270 $16 0.6
49 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 6830 $27060 $13.01 0.8
50 Security Guards 6780 $25500 $12.26 0.7
51 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 6590 $43230 $20.78 0.5
52 Computer Systems Analysts 6510 $91330 $43.91 0.4
53 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 6440 $35780 $17.2 0.6
54 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 6250 $34230 $16.46 0.4
55 Construction Laborers 6110 $39600 $19.04 0.8
56 Legal Occupations 5980 $94350 $45.36 0.8
57 Receptionists and Information Clerks 5730 $26260 $12.62 0.7
58 Team Assemblers 5570 $32570 $15.66 0.75
59 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 5570 $35390 $17.02 0.25
60 Medical Secretaries 5480 $33850 $16.27 0.4
61 Personal Care Aides 5460 $21980 $10.57 1.3
62 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 5460 $64490 $31 0.35
63 Financial Managers 5460 $132540 $63.72 0.4
64 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 5150 $32400 $15.58 0.35
65 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5100 $62650 $30.12 0.4
66 Machinists 4870 $46030 $22.13 0.3
67 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4840 $42930 $20.64 0.3
68 Human Resources Specialists 4780 $60650 $29.16 0.3
69 Food Preparation Workers 4730 $22030 $10.59 0.6
70 Cooks, Fast Food 4650 $20560 $9.89 0.3
71 Childcare Workers 4620 $23100 $11.11 0.8
72 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 4600 $39840 $19.16 0.5
73 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4510 $22080 $10.62 1
74 Medical Assistants 4450 $31450 $15.12 0.45
75 Electricians 4410 $46840 $22.52 0.4
76 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4390 $92200 $44.33 0.2
77 Helpers--Production Workers 4360 $30380 $14.61 0.3
78 Computer User Support Specialists 4360 $51740 $24.88 0.4
79 Driver/Sales Workers 4290 $22120 $10.63 0.3
80 Carpenters 4210 $43780 $21.05 0.6
81 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 4160 $50970 $24.5 0.2
82 Industrial Engineers 4150 $93470 $44.94 0.2
83 Billing and Posting Clerks 4050 $37240 $17.9 0.35
84 Tellers 4010 $25800 $12.41 0.3
85 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 3980 $54220 $26.07 0.5
86 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 3930 $60470 $29.07 0.45
87 Firefighters 3910 $39480 $18.98 0.2
88 Management Analysts 3880 $79020 $37.99 0.5
89 Lawyers 3870 $113710 $54.67 0.5
90 Substitute Teachers 3800 $24380 $11.72 0
91 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 3730 $31960 $15.37 0.2
92 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 3690 $38740 $18.63 0.2
93 Bartenders 3640 $20110 $9.67 0.4
94 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 3420 $19670 $9.46 0.25
95 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 3410 $62230 $29.92 0.4
96 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 3370 $25900 $12.45 0.3
97 Pharmacy Technicians 3250 $29030 $13.96 0.25
98 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 3200 $35250 $16.95 0.3
99 Computer and Information Systems Managers 3190 $128020 $61.55 0.25
100 Loan Officers 3170 $78220 $37.61 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Cincinnati Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 48,130 1,042,560
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,300 165,070
Sales and Related Occupations 43,680 102,320
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,840 101,380
Production Occupations 39,150 79,890
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,250 77,120
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,600 66,930
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,770 61,250
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,550 57,210
Management Occupations 113,940 53,700
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,650 39,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,170 34,770
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 79,620 32,170
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,700 32,060
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,680 31,170
Retail Salespersons 27,190 30,900
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,850 30,160
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,660 27,510
Registered Nurses 65,580 23,330
Protective Service Occupations 40,140 22,190
Cashiers 20,770 21,270
Waiters and Waitresses 20,690 21,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,980 21,080
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,100 20,000
Customer Service Representatives 33,710 19,660
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,340 17,810
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,100 16,380
Office Clerks, General 32,290 15,700
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,780 14,410
General and Operations Managers 119,850 13,700
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,340 12,650
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 77,180 12,490
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,920 12,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 47,190 12,170
Nursing Assistants 27,080 12,120
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,290 11,130
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,420 10,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,980 9,790
Accountants and Auditors 70,150 9,280
Packers and Packagers, Hand 24,910 8,780
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 61,900 8,250
Cooks, Restaurant 24,320 8,010
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 63,580 7,990
Home Health Aides 22,380 7,520
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,310 7,340
Software Developers, Applications 87,580 7,150
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 68,850 7,040
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,270 6,960
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,060 6,830
Security Guards 25,500 6,780

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 48,130 1,042,560
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,300 165,070
Sales and Related Occupations 43,680 102,320
Production Occupations 39,150 79,890
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,250 77,120
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,600 66,930
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,770 61,250
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,550 57,210
Management Occupations 113,940 53,700
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,650 39,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,170 34,770
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 79,620 32,170
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,700 32,060
Retail Salespersons 27,190 30,900
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,850 30,160
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,660 27,510
Registered Nurses 65,580 23,330
Protective Service Occupations 40,140 22,190
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,980 21,080
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,100 20,000
Customer Service Representatives 33,710 19,660
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,340 17,810
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,100 16,380
Office Clerks, General 32,290 15,700
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,780 14,410
General and Operations Managers 119,850 13,700
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,340 12,650
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 77,180 12,490
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,920 12,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 47,190 12,170
Nursing Assistants 27,080 12,120
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,290 11,130
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,420 10,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,980 9,790
Accountants and Auditors 70,150 9,280
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 61,900 8,250
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 63,580 7,990
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,310 7,340
Software Developers, Applications 87,580 7,150
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 68,850 7,040
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,270 6,960
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,060 6,830
Security Guards 25,500 6,780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,230 6,590
Computer Systems Analysts 91,330 6,510
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,780 6,440
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 34,230 6,250
Construction Laborers 39,600 6,110
Legal Occupations 94,350 5,980
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,260 5,730

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