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Lima Employment

Employment and Industries in the Lima, Ohio Area

Lima's major economic sectors are healthcare, education, manufacturing and the government. The manufacturing industries include the production of battle tanks, truck and automobile parts and engines, metal fixtures and coatings, and chemicals.

Lima's largest fields of employment are healthcare, accommodation and food services, transportation equipment, metal and metal products, education, manufacturing and the government. About 27% of the workers are employed in production, transportation and material moving occupations. Sales and office occupations comprise approximately 20% of the labor force. Service jobs provide about 19% of the jobs in Lima.

Notable facts about Lima, Ohio: Regarding the adult residents, 10% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 75.5 which is low when compared to the country's average of 100. In 2009 the average salary in Lima was $26,000.

Some of the occupations in Lima where the majority of the workers have college degrees include registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; teachers, medical and health services managers; human resources, training and labor relations specialists; industrial engineers, pharmacists, and child, family and school social workers.

A list of Lima's notable companies is shown below:

  • St. Rita's Medical Center
  • Ford Motor Co., Lima Engine Plant
  • Lima Memorial Health System
  • General Dynamics Land Systems Division
  • Roundy's Ohio Division
  • Dana Corp
  • Meccorp, Inc
  • Meijer, Inc
  • Nickles Bakery of Ohio
  • Procter & Gamble Mfg., Inc
  • Pemcor Lima Refinery
  • BP Chemicals Inc
  • Tower Automotive
  • Walmart Super Center
  • American Trim, LLC/Superior Metal Products, Inc
  • MetoKote Corporation
  • Milcor, Inc
  • Rudolph Foods Company
  • Accubuilt, Inc
  • International Brake Industries, Inc
  • Master Maintenance

Lima companies have access to helpful organizations such as:

People interested in the local business community can find information at LimaOhio.com.

Jobs in Lima

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 48110 $41100 $19.76 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6960 $32860 $15.8 14.8
3 Production Occupations 5510 $39700 $19.09 5.85
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5080 $21210 $10.2 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 4800 $31560 $15.17 10.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4170 $74250 $35.7 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3910 $31470 $15.13 6.45
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2450 $43040 $20.69 3.8
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2290 $53850 $25.89 6.15
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 2210 $26990 $12.98 3.05
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1970 $19000 $9.13 2.15
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1790 $44850 $21.56 4.4
13 Registered Nurses 1760 $67180 $32.3 1.9
14 Management Occupations 1570 $86520 $41.6 6.05
15 Retail Salespersons 1560 $25170 $12.1 3.1
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1470 $26820 $12.89 3.7
17 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1400 $60160 $28.92 5.05
18 Cashiers 1180 $20210 $9.71 2.25
19 Protective Service Occupations 1060 $45760 $22 2.25
20 Waiters and Waitresses 1030 $20570 $9.89 1.6
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1030 $23320 $11.21 4.1
22 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 920 $22280 $10.71 1.2
23 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 900 $26080 $12.54 1.6
24 Office Clerks, General 820 $30590 $14.71 2
25 Nursing Assistants 810 $26330 $12.66 1.05
26 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 800 $24250 $11.66 1.6
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 770 $45860 $22.05 1.65
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 760 $30940 $14.87 1.6
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 690 $44430 $21.36 1.2
30 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 600 $73110 $35.15 1.65
31 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 570 $38160 $18.35 1
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 560 $36320 $17.46 0.9
33 Home Health Aides 560 $20820 $10.01 0.7
34 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 510 $28370 $13.64 0.35
35 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 500 $40090 $19.28 0.5
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 490 $34200 $16.44 1.1
37 Medical Secretaries 480 $29360 $14.11 0.4
38 General and Operations Managers 480 $92450 $44.45 1.4
39 Team Assemblers 470 $39560 $19.02 0.75
40 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 470 $33000 $15.87 0.1
41 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 450 $28670 $13.79 0.6
42 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 410 $33580 $16.15 0.4
43 Customer Service Representatives 410 $30720 $14.77 1.75
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 390 $56780 $27.3 1
45 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 380 $61520 $29.58 2.8
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 370 $60960 $29.31 1
47 Medical Assistants 370 $26460 $12.72 0.45
48 Correctional Officers and Jailers 360 $44280 $21.29 0.3
49 Packers and Packagers, Hand 350 $24090 $11.58 0.45
50 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 330 $32600 $15.67 0.6
51 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 320 $36290 $17.45 1.7
52 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 310 $55950 $26.9 0.4
53 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $25100 $12.07 0.3
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $35240 $16.94 0.5
55 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 270 $41970 $20.18 0.6
56 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $53990 $25.96 0.45
57 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 260 $21060 $10.12 1
58 Construction Laborers 260 $38600 $18.56 0.8
59 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 260 $45920 $22.08 0.2
60 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 250 $54720 $26.31 0.2
61 Cooks, Short Order 250 $21110 $10.15 0.1
62 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 240 $46810 $22.51 0.3
63 Cooks, Restaurant 230 $22230 $10.69 0.75
64 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $42330 $20.35 0.2
65 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 230 $52790 $25.38 0
66 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 230 $25800 $12.4 0.2
67 Childcare Workers 230 $21440 $10.31 0.8
68 Accountants and Auditors 220 $69310 $33.32 0.9
69 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 210 $54190 $26.05 0.5
70 Receptionists and Information Clerks 210 $25300 $12.16 0.7
71 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $56850 $27.33 0.3
72 Parts Salespersons 200 $31350 $15.07 0.2
73 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $23600 $11.35 0.4
74 Tellers 200 $26050 $12.52 0.3
75 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 190 $28800 $13.84 0.8
76 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 190 $26420 $12.7 0.2
77 Bakers 190 $25060 $12.05 0.1
78 Electricians 190 $54880 $26.38 0.4
79 Counter and Rental Clerks 190 $24610 $11.83 0.3
80 Billing and Posting Clerks 190 $33090 $15.91 0.35
81 Firefighters 180 $47580 $22.87 0.2
82 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $86320 $41.5 0.2
83 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $34490 $16.58 0.25
84 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 170 $69950 $33.63 0.9
85 Recreation Workers 170 $23540 $11.32 0.3
86 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 170 $21850 $10.51 0.2
87 Legal Occupations 170 $69310 $33.32 0.8
88 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $31300 $15.05 0.3
89 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 160 $31550 $15.17 0.3
90 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $19020 $9.14 0.25
91 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 160 $36130 $17.37 0.3
92 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 $50310 $24.19 0.2
93 Labor Relations Specialists 150 $26820 $12.9 0.05
94 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $39290 $18.89 0.1
95 Food Preparation Workers 150 $22300 $10.72 0.6
96 Personal Care Aides 140 $21180 $10.18 1.3
97 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 140 $75470 $36.29 0.7
98 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 $50130 $24.1 0.15
99 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $53480 $25.71 0.4
100 Pharmacists 140 $111660 $53.69 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Lima Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,100 48,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,860 6,960
Production Occupations 39,700 5,510
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,210 5,080
Sales and Related Occupations 31,560 4,800
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,250 4,170
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,470 3,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,040 2,450
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 53,850 2,290
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,990 2,210
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,000 1,970
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,850 1,790
Registered Nurses 67,180 1,760
Management Occupations 86,520 1,570
Retail Salespersons 25,170 1,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,820 1,470
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,160 1,400
Cashiers 20,210 1,180
Protective Service Occupations 45,760 1,060
Waiters and Waitresses 20,570 1,030
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,320 1,030
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,280 920
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,080 900
Office Clerks, General 30,590 820
Nursing Assistants 26,330 810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,250 800
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,860 770
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,940 760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,430 690
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,110 600
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,160 570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,320 560
Home Health Aides 20,820 560
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 28,370 510
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,090 500
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,200 490
Medical Secretaries 29,360 480
General and Operations Managers 92,450 480
Team Assemblers 39,560 470
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 33,000 470
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 28,670 450
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,580 410
Customer Service Representatives 30,720 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 56,780 390
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,520 380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,960 370
Medical Assistants 26,460 370
Correctional Officers and Jailers 44,280 360
Packers and Packagers, Hand 24,090 350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,600 330

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,100 48,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,860 6,960
Production Occupations 39,700 5,510
Sales and Related Occupations 31,560 4,800
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,250 4,170
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,470 3,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,040 2,450
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 53,850 2,290
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,990 2,210
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,850 1,790
Registered Nurses 67,180 1,760
Management Occupations 86,520 1,570
Retail Salespersons 25,170 1,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,820 1,470
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,160 1,400
Protective Service Occupations 45,760 1,060
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,080 900
Office Clerks, General 30,590 820
Nursing Assistants 26,330 810
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,860 770
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,940 760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,430 690
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,110 600
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,160 570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,320 560
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 28,370 510
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,090 500
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,200 490
Medical Secretaries 29,360 480
General and Operations Managers 92,450 480
Team Assemblers 39,560 470
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 33,000 470
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 28,670 450
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,580 410
Customer Service Representatives 30,720 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 56,780 390
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,520 380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,960 370
Medical Assistants 26,460 370
Correctional Officers and Jailers 44,280 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,600 330
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 36,290 320
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,950 310
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 25,100 290
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,240 270
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 41,970 270
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 53,990 270
Construction Laborers 38,600 260
Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 45,920 260
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 54,720 250

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