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Allentown Employment

Employment and Industries in the Allentown, Pennsylvania Area

The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:

  • A table of the most numerous types of work found here, both for jobs generally requiring college degrees and jobs not requiring college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Allentown than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Allentown.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Allentown.
  • A list of any large public companies in Allentown.

Jobs in Allentown

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations358910$46,920$22.56100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations58470$36,260$17.4314.35
3Transportation and Material Moving Occupations39000$35,390$17.026.55
4Sales and Related Occupations33710$38,580$18.559.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations31350$23,730$11.418.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations26550$78,820$37.95.8
7Production Occupations25510$39,800$19.135.7
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations22150$60,270$28.986.05
9Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand16150$29,730$14.291.7
10Personal Care and Service Occupations14230$26,030$12.514.3
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations14140$47,400$22.793.8
12Management Occupations13250$118,780$57.16.15
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations13160$71,470$34.365.25
14Healthcare Support Occupations12330$32,240$15.53
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations11220$28,960$13.923.65
16Construction and Extraction Occupations10880$50,110$24.094.45
17Retail Salespersons10620$26,360$12.672.85
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food9990$20,260$9.742.3
19Registered Nurses9380$67,910$32.651.95
20Office Clerks, General9080$34,300$16.491.9
21Cashiers8840$20,380$9.82.2
22Customer Service Representatives7980$34,000$16.341.75
23Architecture and Engineering Occupations7190$80,710$38.81.7
24Stock Clerks and Order Fillers7150$26,270$12.631.3
25Protective Service Occupations6880$43,830$21.072.2
26Computer and Mathematical Occupations6470$76,130$36.62.9
27Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers6080$48,290$23.221.2
28Waiters and Waitresses5960$24,100$11.591.7
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive5730$36,000$17.311.5
30Nursing Assistants5370$30,880$14.851
31Community and Social Service Occupations5310$45,070$21.671.65
32Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners5260$30,400$14.621.55
33Personal Care Aides5040$22,850$10.991.5
34General and Operations Managers4100$127,140$61.131.5
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General3910$40,000$19.230.9
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers3890$58,580$28.160.95
37Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products3780$72,690$34.950.9
38Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3390$45,550$21.91.8
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks3160$37,980$18.261.05
40Receptionists and Information Clerks2910$28,980$13.930.7
41Cooks, Restaurant2880$26,980$12.970.8
42Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2850$38,050$18.30
43Accountants and Auditors2770$76,990$37.010.9
44Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2670$22,900$11.010.9
45Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2650$60,340$29.010.6
46First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2560$46,530$22.371
47Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2430$27,210$13.080.8
48Security Guards2400$26,390$12.690.7
49Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses2240$48,160$23.150.5
50Medical Assistants2180$33,330$16.030.45
51Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders2130$35,210$16.930.2
52First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers2120$35,170$16.910.6
53Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2090$36,760$17.670.6
54Packers and Packagers, Hand2080$27,910$13.420.45
55Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics2070$43,430$20.880.5
56Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers2000$41,300$19.860.3
57Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1950$72,370$34.790.8
58First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1850$63,590$30.570.4
59Bartenders1800$23,680$11.380.4
60Construction Laborers1790$41,580$19.990.8
61Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1750$66,790$32.110.4
62Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists1700$29,180$14.030.4
63Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1670$36,030$17.320.4
64Childcare Workers1610$22,520$10.830.8
65First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors1570$61,950$29.780
66Home Health Aides1560$25,320$12.170.7
67Food Preparation Workers1550$23,950$11.520.6
68Legal Occupations1500$83,600$40.190.8
69Physicians and Surgeons, All Other1500$214,430$103.090.25
70Medical Secretaries1490$33,370$16.040.4
71Computer User Support Specialists1460$52,350$25.170.4
72Human Resources Specialists1460$63,230$30.40.35
73Carpenters1440$49,520$23.810.7
74Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1430$60,730$29.20.4
75Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1380$34,990$16.820.3
76Billing and Posting Clerks1350$36,630$17.610.3
77Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria1340$29,640$14.250.3
78Mechanical Engineers1330$76,910$36.980.2
79Dishwashers1320$20,470$9.840.3
80First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1290$69,320$33.330.3
81Tellers1260$29,460$14.160.3
82Electricians1240$59,640$28.680.4
83Industrial Machinery Mechanics1190$52,080$25.040.2
84Helpers--Production Workers1170$26,530$12.760.3
85Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment1130$26,680$12.830.2
86Driver/Sales Workers1050$28,980$13.930.3
87Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop1050$21,210$10.20.3
88Child, Family, and School Social Workers980$42,420$20.390.2
89Social and Human Service Assistants980$35,650$17.140.25
90Bill and Account Collectors960$31,490$15.140.2
91First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers960$71,650$34.450.4
92Pharmacists960$118,740$57.090.2
93Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education960$36,480$17.540.3
94Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic950$39,020$18.760.1
95Pharmacy Technicians950$27,270$13.110.3
96Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters950$54,360$26.130.3
97Postal Service Mail Carriers950$50,060$24.070.2
98Machinists900$46,490$22.350.25
99Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants890$58,770$28.260.35
100Software Developers, Applications890$92,000$44.230.55
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Jobs More Common Near Allentown Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,920358,910
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,26058,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,39039,000
Sales and Related Occupations$38,58033,710
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,73031,350
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,82026,550
Production Occupations$39,80025,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,27022,150
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,73016,150
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,03014,230
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,40014,140
Management Occupations$118,78013,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$71,47013,160
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,24012,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,96011,220
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,11010,880
Retail Salespersons$26,36010,620
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,2609,990
Registered Nurses$67,9109,380
Office Clerks, General$34,3009,080
Cashiers$20,3808,840
Customer Service Representatives$34,0007,980
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,7107,190
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,2707,150
Protective Service Occupations$43,8306,880
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$76,1306,470
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,2906,080
Waiters and Waitresses$24,1005,960
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,0005,730
Nursing Assistants$30,8805,370
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,0705,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,4005,260
Personal Care Aides$22,8505,040
General and Operations Managers$127,1404,100
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,0003,910
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$58,5803,890
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$72,6903,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,5503,390
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,9803,160
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,9802,910
Cooks, Restaurant$26,9802,880
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$38,0502,850
Accountants and Auditors$76,9902,770
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,9002,670
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$60,3402,650
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,5302,560
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,2102,430
Security Guards$26,3902,400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$48,1602,240
Medical Assistants$33,3302,180

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Allentown, Pennsylvania Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,920358,910
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,26058,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$35,39039,000
Sales and Related Occupations$38,58033,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,82026,550
Production Occupations$39,80025,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$60,27022,150
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,73016,150
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,03014,230
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,40014,140
Management Occupations$118,78013,250
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$71,47013,160
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,24012,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,96011,220
Construction and Extraction Occupations$50,11010,880
Retail Salespersons$26,36010,620
Registered Nurses$67,9109,380
Office Clerks, General$34,3009,080
Customer Service Representatives$34,0007,980
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$80,7107,190
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,2707,150
Protective Service Occupations$43,8306,880
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$76,1306,470
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$48,2906,080
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,0005,730
Nursing Assistants$30,8805,370
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,0705,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,4005,260
General and Operations Managers$127,1404,100
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,0003,910
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$58,5803,890
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$72,6903,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,5503,390
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,9803,160
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,9802,910
Cooks, Restaurant$26,9802,880
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$38,0502,850
Accountants and Auditors$76,9902,770
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$60,3402,650
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,5302,560
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,2102,430
Security Guards$26,3902,400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$48,1602,240
Medical Assistants$33,3302,180
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$35,2102,130
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,1702,120
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$36,7602,090
Packers and Packagers, Hand$27,9102,080
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$43,4302,070
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$41,3002,000

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