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Springfield Employment

Employment and Industries in the Springfield, Ohio Area

Springfield is home to Navistar International, which produces medium to large trucks. The city also includes the Nextedge Applied Technology and Research Park which hosts firms such as LexisNexis, Mills Morgan, SAIC, Avetec and Qbase.

The economy is strengthened by companies producing items such as hoisting machinery, metal enclosures, tools, pumps and hydraulic equipment and a variety of metal products.

The significant employment fields in Springfield are healthcare, educational services, transportation equipment, metals and metal products, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, and finance and insurance. Sales and office occupations (23% of the jobs). Management, professional and related occupations (22% of the jobs). Production, transportation and material moving occupations (22% of the workforce).

Springfield has a number of occupations filled primarily by those with college degrees including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, child, family and school social workers; social and human service assistants; pharmacists, medical and health services managers, and computer systems analysts.

The city's major employers are shown below:

  • Community/Mercy Health Partners
  • The Assurant Group
  • Clark County
  • Clark County Schools
  • International Truck & Engine
  • WPAFB
  • Springfield City Schools
  • Honda
  • City of Springfield
  • Dole Fresh Vegetables
  • Speedway Super America
  • Kroger Company
  • Wittenberg University
  • Walmart
  • Ohio Masonic Home
  • Gordon Food Service
  • TAC Industries
  • Yamada North America
  • Eby Brown
  • Meijer

Noteworthy information regarding Springfield, Ohio: The average salary in Springfield in 2009 was $28,000. For the population 25 years of age and older, 12% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index in Springfield was at 77.8. The national average is 100.

Local companies are invited to team up with helpful associations such as:

News regarding the business endeavors of local companies is available via the Springfield News-Sun.

Jobs in Springfield

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 48120 $39410 $18.95 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7450 $33990 $16.34 14.8
3 Production Occupations 5590 $35570 $17.1 5.85
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5270 $21860 $10.51 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4760 $33950 $16.32 6.45
6 Sales and Related Occupations 4200 $32390 $15.57 10.15
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3240 $62520 $30.06 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3140 $50140 $24.1 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2120 $43130 $20.74 3.8
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 2080 $26930 $12.95 3.05
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1970 $20240 $9.73 2.15
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1860 $60710 $29.19 5.05
13 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1860 $27210 $13.08 1.6
14 Management Occupations 1780 $86320 $41.5 6.05
15 Cashiers 1460 $20390 $9.8 2.25
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1380 $25830 $12.42 3.7
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1350 $22420 $10.78 4.1
18 Retail Salespersons 1240 $27730 $13.33 3.1
19 Registered Nurses 1070 $49050 $23.58 1.9
20 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1030 $47150 $22.67 1.2
21 Construction and Extraction Occupations 990 $42820 $20.59 4.4
22 Nursing Assistants 890 $24820 $11.93 1.05
23 Office Clerks, General 890 $29240 $14.06 2
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 870 $25310 $12.17 1.2
25 Community and Social Service Occupations 840 $41470 $19.94 1.65
26 Waiters and Waitresses 830 $22380 $10.76 1.6
27 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $26540 $12.76 1.6
28 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 750 $38860 $18.68 0.2
29 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 660 $31550 $15.17 1.6
30 Protective Service Occupations 620 $39520 $19 2.25
31 Home Health Aides 620 $21550 $10.36 0.7
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 530 $37590 $18.07 0.9
33 General and Operations Managers 530 $93390 $44.9 1.4
34 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 510 $71530 $34.39 2.8
35 Medical Secretaries 500 $30250 $14.54 0.4
36 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 480 $37420 $17.99 0.5
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 430 $35560 $17.1 1.1
38 Helpers--Production Workers 430 $33710 $16.21 0.3
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 420 $46750 $22.48 1
40 Personal Care Aides 420 $20650 $9.93 1.3
41 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 410 $36150 $17.38 1
42 Cooks, Restaurant 390 $22410 $10.77 0.75
43 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 380 $63880 $30.71 1.65
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 380 $30930 $14.87 0.6
45 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 360 $35470 $17.05 0.6
46 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $25790 $12.4 0.3
47 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 310 $49000 $23.56 0.4
48 Accountants and Auditors 290 $60090 $28.89 0.9
49 Machinists 280 $37430 $18 0.3
50 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 280 $21230 $10.21 1
51 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 280 $27150 $13.06 0.2
52 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 280 $51010 $24.52 1
53 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $43630 $20.98 0.3
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $34670 $16.67 0.5
55 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $31740 $15.26 0.35
56 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 250 $37340 $17.95 0.1
57 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 250 $25070 $12.05 0.8
58 Packers and Packagers, Hand 240 $20950 $10.07 0.45
59 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 240 $45450 $21.85 1.7
60 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 230 $31340 $15.07 0.1
61 Tellers 230 $24520 $11.79 0.3
62 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 230 $18920 $9.1 0.3
63 Medical Assistants 230 $29800 $14.33 0.45
64 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 230 $41110 $19.77 0.3
65 Bartenders 220 $19120 $9.19 0.4
66 Receptionists and Information Clerks 210 $26140 $12.57 0.7
67 Construction Laborers 210 $35950 $17.28 0.8
68 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 200 $49860 $23.97 0.2
69 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 200 $34120 $16.4 0.4
70 Driver/Sales Workers 200 $23820 $11.45 0.3
71 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $19590 $9.42 0.4
72 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 190 $36720 $17.66 0.3
73 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 190 $19640 $9.44 0.2
74 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 160 $49110 $23.61 0.45
75 Team Assemblers 160 $24530 $11.8 0.75
76 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $60140 $28.92 0.3
77 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $27930 $13.43 0.3
78 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 160 $63220 $30.39 0.7
79 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $51760 $24.89 0.2
80 Production Workers, All Other 160 $44680 $21.48 0.2
81 Pharmacists 150 $120800 $58.08 0.2
82 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $42070 $20.22 0.2
83 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 150 $34430 $16.56 0.1
84 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $49640 $23.86 0.15
85 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $46090 $22.16 0.6
86 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $21890 $10.52 0.2
87 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 $24270 $11.67 0.3
88 Insurance Sales Agents 140 $73540 $35.36 0.3
89 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $19020 $9.15 0.2
90 Financial Managers 140 $92120 $44.29 0.4
91 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $25490 $12.25 0.25
92 Billing and Posting Clerks 140 $34350 $16.51 0.35
93 Dishwashers 130 $19630 $9.44 0.3
94 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 130 $19710 $9.48 0.25
95 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 130 $61130 $29.39 0.2
96 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 130 $51450 $24.73 0.2
97 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $77960 $37.48 0.2
98 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $37950 $18.24 0.2
99 Childcare Workers 130 $24580 $11.82 0.8
100 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $44010 $21.16 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Springfield Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,410 48,120
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,990 7,450
Production Occupations 35,570 5,590
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,860 5,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,950 4,760
Sales and Related Occupations 32,390 4,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,520 3,240
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,140 3,140
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,130 2,120
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,930 2,080
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,240 1,970
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,710 1,860
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,210 1,860
Management Occupations 86,320 1,780
Cashiers 20,390 1,460
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,830 1,380
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,420 1,350
Retail Salespersons 27,730 1,240
Registered Nurses 49,050 1,070
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,150 1,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,820 990
Nursing Assistants 24,820 890
Office Clerks, General 29,240 890
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,310 870
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,470 840
Waiters and Waitresses 22,380 830
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,540 790
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 38,860 750
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,550 660
Protective Service Occupations 39,520 620
Home Health Aides 21,550 620
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,590 530
General and Operations Managers 93,390 530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,530 510
Medical Secretaries 30,250 500
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,420 480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,560 430
Helpers--Production Workers 33,710 430
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,750 420
Personal Care Aides 20,650 420
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,150 410
Cooks, Restaurant 22,410 390
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 63,880 380
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,930 380
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,470 360
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 25,790 330
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 49,000 310
Accountants and Auditors 60,090 290
Machinists 37,430 280
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,230 280

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,410 48,120
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,990 7,450
Production Occupations 35,570 5,590
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,950 4,760
Sales and Related Occupations 32,390 4,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,520 3,240
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,140 3,140
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,130 2,120
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,930 2,080
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,710 1,860
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,210 1,860
Management Occupations 86,320 1,780
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,830 1,380
Retail Salespersons 27,730 1,240
Registered Nurses 49,050 1,070
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 47,150 1,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,820 990
Office Clerks, General 29,240 890
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,310 870
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,470 840
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,540 790
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 38,860 750
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,550 660
Protective Service Occupations 39,520 620
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,590 530
General and Operations Managers 93,390 530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 71,530 510
Medical Secretaries 30,250 500
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,420 480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,560 430
Helpers--Production Workers 33,710 430
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,750 420
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,150 410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 63,880 380
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,930 380
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,470 360
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 25,790 330
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 49,000 310
Accountants and Auditors 60,090 290
Machinists 37,430 280
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 27,150 280
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 51,010 280
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 43,630 260
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,670 260
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,740 250
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 37,340 250
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,070 250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,450 240
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 31,340 230
Medical Assistants 29,800 230

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