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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations1056680$48,890$23.5100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations165130$37,250$17.9114.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations104580$22,260$10.78.55
4Sales and Related Occupations101850$42,880$20.619.9
5Production Occupations80180$39,590$19.035.7
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations79440$35,280$16.966.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations67770$74,680$35.95.8
8Business and Financial Operations Occupations62150$70,060$33.685.25
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations57920$58,360$28.066.05
10Management Occupations52900$116,820$56.176.15
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations41840$47,920$23.043.8
12Construction and Extraction Occupations36470$46,830$22.524.45
13Computer and Mathematical Occupations32720$80,760$38.832.9
14Healthcare Support Occupations31770$30,760$14.793
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food31720$20,030$9.632.3
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations30060$27,490$13.223.65
17Retail Salespersons29450$27,160$13.062.85
18Personal Care and Service Occupations29240$26,080$12.544.3
19Registered Nurses23580$66,850$32.141.95
20Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand23190$30,940$14.871.7
21Protective Service Occupations22510$41,600$202.2
22Cashiers21320$21,170$10.182.2
23Architecture and Engineering Occupations20360$83,890$40.331.7
24Waiters and Waitresses20170$20,940$10.071.7
25Customer Service Representatives20080$34,290$16.491.75
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers17640$27,820$13.371.3
27Office Clerks, General17440$33,720$16.211.9
28Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners15670$26,290$12.641.55
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive13960$36,780$17.681.5
30General and Operations Managers13410$122,550$58.921.5
31Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products13160$73,950$35.560.9
32Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations12680$49,060$23.581.8
33Community and Social Service Occupations12680$45,080$21.671.65
34Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers12650$44,590$21.441.2
35Nursing Assistants12010$28,150$13.531
36Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks11720$40,030$19.251.05
37Maintenance and Repair Workers, General10500$41,930$20.160.9
38First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers9730$56,440$27.140.95
39Accountants and Auditors9380$70,700$33.990.9
40Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers8740$33,450$16.080
41Cooks, Restaurant8650$23,230$11.170.8
42First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers7990$34,540$16.610.6
43First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers7950$42,090$20.241
44Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations7940$64,700$31.110.8
45Sales Representatives, Services, All Other7730$61,770$29.70.6
46Business Operations Specialists, All Other7300$69,010$33.180.7
47Packers and Packagers, Hand7280$25,220$12.120.45
48Computer Systems Analysts7240$88,950$42.770.4
49Software Developers, Applications7180$91,940$44.20.55
50Home Health Aides7160$23,170$11.140.7
51Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks7080$33,880$16.290.4
52Security Guards7070$26,600$12.790.7
53Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers7060$35,430$17.030.6
54Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers6980$28,940$13.910.8
55Construction Laborers6860$39,280$18.890.8
56Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses6860$45,000$21.640.5
57Receptionists and Information Clerks6520$27,600$13.270.7
58Legal Occupations6110$97,490$46.870.8
59Personal Care Aides5800$22,850$10.991.5
60Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders5390$33,660$16.180.2
61Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners5210$22,870$10.990.9
62Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists5210$66,130$31.790.4
63Financial Managers5200$134,870$64.840.4
64First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers5200$63,950$30.740.4
65Electricians5100$47,590$22.880.4
66Food Preparation Workers5060$22,690$10.910.6
67Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers4940$42,190$20.290.3
68Human Resources Specialists4850$63,660$30.60.35
69Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators4810$34,020$16.350.35
70Carpenters4800$44,700$21.490.7
71Childcare Workers4800$23,980$11.530.8
72Cooks, Fast Food4750$20,450$9.830.3
73Medical Secretaries4740$35,330$16.990.4
74Machinists4720$46,670$22.440.25
75Computer User Support Specialists4610$49,670$23.880.4
76Medical Assistants4440$33,110$15.920.45
77Industrial Machinery Mechanics4410$53,360$25.660.2
78Bartenders4290$21,100$10.140.4
79Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics4260$41,260$19.840.5
80Helpers--Production Workers4260$31,440$15.110.3
81Billing and Posting Clerks4240$39,110$18.80.3
82Industrial Engineers4220$95,090$45.720.2
83Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers4160$61,650$29.640.4
84Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products4120$84,060$40.410.2
85Lawyers3870$120,220$57.80.5
86Firefighters3830$41,940$20.160.2
87Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants3810$55,640$26.750.35
88Management Analysts3750$80,430$38.670.5
89Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters3620$51,810$24.910.3
90Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks3590$37,990$18.260.2
91Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop3550$20,000$9.620.3
92Driver/Sales Workers3530$24,090$11.580.3
93Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop3470$20,020$9.620.3
94Loan Officers3450$76,570$36.810.2
95First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers3410$63,100$30.340.3
96Pharmacy Technicians3360$29,490$14.180.3
97Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria3350$26,480$12.730.3
98Computer and Information Systems Managers3290$131,190$63.070.2
99Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists3290$27,890$13.410.4
100Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents3180$88,580$42.590.2
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Jobs More Common Near Cincinnati Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$48,8901,056,680
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,250165,130
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,260104,580
Sales and Related Occupations$42,880101,850
Production Occupations$39,59080,180
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,28079,440
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,68067,770
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,06062,150
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$58,36057,920
Management Occupations$116,82052,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,92041,840
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,83036,470
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$80,76032,720
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,76031,770
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,03031,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,49030,060
Retail Salespersons$27,16029,450
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,08029,240
Registered Nurses$66,85023,580
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,94023,190
Protective Service Occupations$41,60022,510
Cashiers$21,17021,320
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$83,89020,360
Waiters and Waitresses$20,94020,170
Customer Service Representatives$34,29020,080
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,82017,640
Office Clerks, General$33,72017,440
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,29015,670
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,78013,960
General and Operations Managers$122,55013,410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$73,95013,160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$49,06012,680
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,08012,680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,59012,650
Nursing Assistants$28,15012,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,03011,720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,93010,500
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,4409,730
Accountants and Auditors$70,7009,380
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,4508,740
Cooks, Restaurant$23,2308,650
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,5407,990
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,0907,950
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$64,7007,940
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$61,7707,730
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$69,0107,300
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,2207,280
Computer Systems Analysts$88,9507,240
Software Developers, Applications$91,9407,180
Home Health Aides$23,1707,160

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$48,8901,056,680
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,250165,130
Sales and Related Occupations$42,880101,850
Production Occupations$39,59080,180
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,28079,440
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,68067,770
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$70,06062,150
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$58,36057,920
Management Occupations$116,82052,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,92041,840
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,83036,470
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$80,76032,720
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,76031,770
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,49030,060
Retail Salespersons$27,16029,450
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,08029,240
Registered Nurses$66,85023,580
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,94023,190
Protective Service Occupations$41,60022,510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$83,89020,360
Customer Service Representatives$34,29020,080
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,82017,640
Office Clerks, General$33,72017,440
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,29015,670
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,78013,960
General and Operations Managers$122,55013,410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$73,95013,160
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$49,06012,680
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,08012,680
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,59012,650
Nursing Assistants$28,15012,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,03011,720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,93010,500
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,4409,730
Accountants and Auditors$70,7009,380
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,4508,740
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,5407,990
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,0907,950
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$64,7007,940
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$61,7707,730
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$69,0107,300
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,2207,280
Computer Systems Analysts$88,9507,240
Software Developers, Applications$91,9407,180
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$33,8807,080
Security Guards$26,6007,070
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,4307,060
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,9406,980
Construction Laborers$39,2806,860
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$45,0006,860

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