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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations49870$42,340$20.36100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations6570$33,510$16.1114.35
3Production Occupations5940$41,610$205.7
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5400$21,460$10.328.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4700$74,570$35.855.8
6Sales and Related Occupations4580$31,450$15.129.9
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4410$32,200$15.486.55
8Healthcare Support Occupations2570$28,250$13.583
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations2540$51,750$24.886.05
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2450$44,480$21.383.8
11Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2160$19,230$9.252.3
12Registered Nurses1890$69,340$33.341.95
13Construction and Extraction Occupations1850$45,590$21.924.45
14Management Occupations1650$92,700$44.576.15
15Retail Salespersons1550$25,810$12.412.85
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1470$27,580$13.263.65
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations1320$65,330$31.415.25
18Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1240$24,270$11.671.7
19Cashiers1180$20,730$9.962.2
20Waiters and Waitresses1160$20,050$9.641.7
21Protective Service Occupations940$46,830$22.522.2
22Personal Care and Service Occupations900$23,440$11.274.3
23Community and Social Service Occupations880$46,390$22.31.65
24Nursing Assistants880$27,430$13.191
25Stock Clerks and Order Fillers860$23,090$11.11.3
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners850$27,480$13.211.55
27Office Clerks, General850$32,600$15.671.9
28Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic780$39,140$18.820.1
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive730$32,100$15.441.5
30Home Health Aides700$22,570$10.850.7
31Maintenance and Repair Workers, General610$37,940$18.240.9
32Architecture and Engineering Occupations580$84,660$40.71.7
33Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers580$46,890$22.541.2
34Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers560$31,830$15.30.6
35Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers550$31,660$15.220
36General and Operations Managers510$93,430$44.921.5
37Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators490$29,710$14.290.35
38Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses490$39,140$18.820.5
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks480$34,640$16.651.05
40First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers480$38,550$18.531
41Medical Assistants460$28,170$13.540.45
42Medical Secretaries450$31,100$14.950.4
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers410$32,780$15.760.6
44Customer Service Representatives390$31,370$15.081.75
45Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations380$34,710$16.691.8
46Computer and Mathematical Occupations380$62,280$29.942.9
47Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks380$34,150$16.420.4
48Correctional Officers and Jailers340$43,400$20.860.25
49First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers340$57,610$27.70.95
50Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria330$26,150$12.570.3
51Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics320$38,150$18.340.5
52First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers310$71,900$34.570.4
53Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products310$58,120$27.940.9
54Receptionists and Information Clerks300$26,120$12.560.7
55Construction Laborers290$40,820$19.620.8
56Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers290$51,640$24.830.3
57Cooks, Short Order280$21,490$10.330.1
58Industrial Machinery Mechanics280$56,580$27.20.2
59Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners280$21,180$10.180.9
60Sales Representatives, Services, All Other280$42,390$20.380.6
61Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment270$26,640$12.810.2
62Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers250$55,710$26.780.4
63Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers240$29,570$14.220.8
64Accountants and Auditors230$71,520$34.380.9
65Medical and Health Services Managers230$91,330$43.910.25
66First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers220$62,230$29.920.3
67Tellers210$26,670$12.820.3
68Electricians200$59,240$28.480.4
69Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists190$45,290$21.770.2
70First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors190$51,570$24.790
71Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers190$46,040$22.130.2
72Legal Occupations190$70,560$33.920.8
73Nurse Practitioners180$101,170$48.640.1
74Billing and Posting Clerks170$33,810$16.260.3
75Counter and Rental Clerks170$25,580$12.30.3
76Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations170$68,970$33.160.8
77Personal Care Aides170$20,440$9.831.5
78Social and Human Service Assistants170$32,150$15.460.25
79Carpenters160$35,560$17.10.7
80Cooks, Restaurant160$24,090$11.580.8
81Food Servers, Nonrestaurant160$22,390$10.770.2
82Medical Records and Health Information Technicians160$41,000$19.710.1
83Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators160$53,310$25.630.2
84Parts Salespersons160$35,280$16.960.2
85Production Workers, All Other160$29,930$14.390.2
86Business Operations Specialists, All Other150$75,090$36.10.7
87Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders150$33,100$15.910.2
88Pharmacy Technicians150$28,490$13.70.3
89Radiologic Technologists150$55,310$26.590.1
90Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants140$59,050$28.390.35
91Firefighters140$49,600$23.840.2
92Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists140$25,850$12.430.4
93Labor Relations Specialists140$28,620$13.760.05
94Pharmacists140$111,870$53.780.2
95Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education140$35,670$17.150.3
96Recreation Workers140$25,110$12.070.25
97Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers140$39,720$19.10.3
98Bartenders130$19,460$9.360.4
99Dental Hygienists130$58,570$28.160.1
100First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers130$58,810$28.270.4
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Jobs More Common Near Lima Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,34049,870
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,5106,570
Production Occupations$41,6105,940
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,4605,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,5704,700
Sales and Related Occupations$31,4504,580
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,2004,410
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,2502,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,7502,540
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,4802,450
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,2302,160
Registered Nurses$69,3401,890
Construction and Extraction Occupations$45,5901,850
Management Occupations$92,7001,650
Retail Salespersons$25,8101,550
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,5801,470
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,3301,320
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$24,2701,240
Cashiers$20,7301,180
Waiters and Waitresses$20,0501,160
Protective Service Occupations$46,830940
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,440900
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,390880
Nursing Assistants$27,430880
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$23,090860
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,480850
Office Clerks, General$32,600850
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$39,140780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,100730
Home Health Aides$22,570700
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,940610
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,660580
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,890580
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,830560
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,660550
General and Operations Managers$93,430510
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$29,710490
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,140490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,640480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,550480
Medical Assistants$28,170460
Medical Secretaries$31,100450
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,780410
Customer Service Representatives$31,370390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$34,710380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,280380
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$34,150380
Correctional Officers and Jailers$43,400340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$57,610340
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$26,150330

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,34049,870
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,5106,570
Production Occupations$41,6105,940
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,5704,700
Sales and Related Occupations$31,4504,580
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,2004,410
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,2502,570
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,7502,540
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,4802,450
Registered Nurses$69,3401,890
Construction and Extraction Occupations$45,5901,850
Management Occupations$92,7001,650
Retail Salespersons$25,8101,550
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,5801,470
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,3301,320
Protective Service Occupations$46,830940
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,390880
Nursing Assistants$27,430880
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,480850
Office Clerks, General$32,600850
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$39,140780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,100730
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,940610
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,660580
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,890580
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,830560
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,660550
General and Operations Managers$93,430510
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$29,710490
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,140490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,640480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,550480
Medical Assistants$28,170460
Medical Secretaries$31,100450
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,780410
Customer Service Representatives$31,370390
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$34,710380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,280380
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$34,150380
Correctional Officers and Jailers$43,400340
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$57,610340
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$26,150330
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$38,150320
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$71,900310
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$58,120310
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,120300
Construction Laborers$40,820290
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$51,640290
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$56,580280
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$42,390280

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