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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.

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

Jobs in Springfield

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations47910$42,980$20.66100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations6820$35,080$16.8614.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5200$22,510$10.828.55
4Production Occupations5150$37,960$18.255.7
5Sales and Related Occupations4680$32,850$15.799.9
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4160$33,960$16.336.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3210$63,920$30.735.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations3150$56,900$27.366.05
9Business and Financial Operations Occupations2460$67,890$32.645.25
10Healthcare Support Occupations2090$28,030$13.483
11Cashiers1850$20,760$9.982.2
12Management Occupations1770$93,830$45.116.15
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1730$45,240$21.753.8
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1620$21,080$10.132.3
15Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1550$28,010$13.471.7
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1410$27,370$13.163.65
17Personal Care and Service Occupations1210$23,620$11.364.3
18Retail Salespersons1120$27,970$13.452.85
19Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1090$45,720$21.981.2
20Registered Nurses1080$51,470$24.741.95
21Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1030$37,500$18.030
22Office Clerks, General990$29,840$14.341.9
23Construction and Extraction Occupations970$44,550$21.424.45
24Nursing Assistants870$25,970$12.481
25Waiters and Waitresses870$22,940$11.031.7
26Community and Social Service Occupations850$45,470$21.861.65
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners750$29,400$14.131.55
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers730$26,050$12.521.3
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive630$33,080$15.91.5
30Protective Service Occupations610$42,170$20.272.2
31Home Health Aides590$22,580$10.860.7
32Maintenance and Repair Workers, General520$38,220$18.380.9
33Customer Service Representatives500$42,440$20.41.75
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers460$37,310$17.941
35Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses450$38,120$18.330.5
36Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks430$37,540$18.051.05
37General and Operations Managers430$103,020$49.531.5
38Personal Care Aides430$21,240$10.211.5
39Architecture and Engineering Occupations420$72,380$34.81.7
40Medical Secretaries420$31,350$15.070.4
41First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers410$50,530$24.290.95
42Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop380$19,650$9.450.3
43Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products370$52,010$25.010.9
44Helpers--Production Workers360$36,050$17.330.3
45Cooks, Fast Food350$20,000$9.610.3
46Cooks, Restaurant350$23,810$11.450.8
47Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers350$33,940$16.320.6
48First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers340$32,770$15.750.6
49Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers340$24,900$11.970.8
50Accountants and Auditors320$61,850$29.730.9
51Business Operations Specialists, All Other320$64,140$30.840.7
52Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations310$47,600$22.891.8
53Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers310$47,870$23.020.3
54Machinists310$40,390$19.420.25
55First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers260$51,740$24.870.4
56Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners260$21,850$10.510.9
57Medical Assistants250$30,350$14.590.45
58Receptionists and Information Clerks250$29,160$14.020.7
59Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers250$41,720$20.060.3
60Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria240$26,800$12.880.3
61Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic220$32,020$15.390.1
62Packers and Packagers, Hand220$21,160$10.170.45
63Bartenders210$20,080$9.660.4
64Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators210$32,010$15.390.35
65Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks210$35,690$17.160.4
66Billing and Posting Clerks200$38,660$18.580.3
67Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics190$34,760$16.710.5
68Construction Laborers190$39,290$18.890.8
69Tellers190$25,650$12.330.3
70Food Servers, Nonrestaurant170$20,640$9.920.2
71Human Resources Specialists170$51,650$24.830.35
72Insurance Sales Agents170$72,190$34.710.3
73Production Workers, All Other170$48,750$23.440.2
74Sales Representatives, Services, All Other170$51,950$24.980.6
75Driver/Sales Workers160$20,360$9.790.3
76Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors160$61,930$29.780.2
77Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers160$52,370$25.180.4
78First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors150$55,100$26.490
79Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers150$53,880$25.910.2
80Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop150$20,310$9.770.3
81Postal Service Mail Carriers150$48,530$23.330.2
82Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic140$37,480$18.020.1
83Court, Municipal, and License Clerks140$35,430$17.030.1
84Food Preparation Workers140$22,550$10.840.6
85Medical and Health Services Managers140$77,320$37.170.25
86Pharmacists140$115,310$55.440.2
87Pharmacy Technicians140$27,150$13.050.3
88Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents140$63,030$30.30.2
89Bus Drivers, School or Special Client130$33,940$16.320.3
90Childcare Workers130$23,190$11.150.8
91Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment130$24,880$11.960.2
92Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers130$44,120$21.210
93Industrial Engineers130$76,440$36.750.2
94Industrial Machinery Mechanics130$59,920$28.810.2
95Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations130$63,790$30.670.8
96Social and Human Service Assistants130$30,120$14.480.25
97Amusement and Recreation Attendants120$19,330$9.290.2
98Dishwashers120$20,090$9.660.3
99Firefighters120$35,280$16.960.2
100Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists120$25,690$12.350.4
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Jobs More Common Near Springfield Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,98047,910
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,0806,820
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,5105,200
Production Occupations$37,9605,150
Sales and Related Occupations$32,8504,680
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,9604,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,9203,210
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,9003,150
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,8902,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,0302,090
Cashiers$20,7601,850
Management Occupations$93,8301,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,2401,730
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,0801,620
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,0101,550
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,3701,410
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,6201,210
Retail Salespersons$27,9701,120
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,7201,090
Registered Nurses$51,4701,080
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$37,5001,030
Office Clerks, General$29,840990
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,550970
Nursing Assistants$25,970870
Waiters and Waitresses$22,940870
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,470850
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,400750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,050730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,080630
Protective Service Occupations$42,170610
Home Health Aides$22,580590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,220520
Customer Service Representatives$42,440500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,310460
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,120450
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,540430
General and Operations Managers$103,020430
Personal Care Aides$21,240430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,380420
Medical Secretaries$31,350420
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,530410
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$19,650380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$52,010370
Helpers--Production Workers$36,050360
Cooks, Fast Food$20,000350
Cooks, Restaurant$23,810350
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,940350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,770340
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$24,900340
Accountants and Auditors$61,850320

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,98047,910
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,0806,820
Production Occupations$37,9605,150
Sales and Related Occupations$32,8504,680
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,9604,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,9203,210
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,9003,150
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,8902,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,0302,090
Management Occupations$93,8301,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,2401,730
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,0101,550
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,3701,410
Retail Salespersons$27,9701,120
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,7201,090
Registered Nurses$51,4701,080
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$37,5001,030
Office Clerks, General$29,840990
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,550970
Nursing Assistants$25,970870
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,470850
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,400750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,050730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,080630
Protective Service Occupations$42,170610
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,220520
Customer Service Representatives$42,440500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,310460
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,120450
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,540430
General and Operations Managers$103,020430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,380420
Medical Secretaries$31,350420
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,530410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$52,010370
Helpers--Production Workers$36,050360
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,940350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,770340
Accountants and Auditors$61,850320
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$64,140320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,600310
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$47,870310
Machinists$40,390310
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$51,740260
Medical Assistants$30,350250
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,160250
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$41,720250
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$26,800240
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$32,020220
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,010210

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