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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 354700 $46590 $22.4 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 57750 $35690 $17.16 14.8
3 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35410 $34540 $16.61 6.45
4 Sales and Related Occupations 34050 $38790 $18.65 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 31020 $22740 $10.93 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 26760 $82490 $39.66 5.75
7 Production Occupations 26730 $38770 $18.64 5.85
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 21150 $57810 $27.8 6.15
9 Personal Care and Service Occupations 14650 $25310 $12.17 4.1
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 13900 $45780 $22.01 3.8
11 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 13870 $30080 $14.46 1.6
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 13090 $69810 $33.56 5.05
13 Management Occupations 12820 $118070 $56.76 6.05
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 12260 $30680 $14.75 3.05
15 Retail Salespersons 11590 $26360 $12.67 3.1
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11450 $49780 $23.93 4.4
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 11000 $28240 $13.58 3.7
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 9870 $19900 $9.57 2.15
19 Registered Nurses 9410 $67190 $32.3 1.9
20 Cashiers 8690 $19760 $9.5 2.25
21 Office Clerks, General 8130 $32850 $15.79 2
22 Customer Service Representatives 7980 $34430 $16.55 1.75
23 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 6850 $80680 $38.79 2.8
24 Protective Service Occupations 6840 $41880 $20.13 2.25
25 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 6660 $25130 $12.08 1.2
26 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 6370 $83230 $40.01 1.65
27 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 6120 $45730 $21.99 1.2
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 6010 $35410 $17.02 1.6
29 Waiters and Waitresses 5770 $22570 $10.85 1.6
30 Community and Social Service Occupations 5710 $43960 $21.13 1.65
31 Nursing Assistants 5490 $30350 $14.59 1.05
32 Personal Care Aides 5190 $22640 $10.88 1.3
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5110 $28970 $13.93 1.6
34 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3810 $72300 $34.76 1
35 General and Operations Managers 3750 $124940 $60.07 1.4
36 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3720 $58010 $27.89 1
37 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3700 $34890 $16.78 0.35
38 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3620 $38870 $18.69 0.9
39 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3310 $44160 $21.23 1.7
40 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3160 $37670 $18.11 1.1
41 Team Assemblers 3080 $34780 $16.72 0.75
42 Accountants and Auditors 2880 $75020 $36.07 0.9
43 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2880 $28890 $13.89 0.7
44 Cooks, Restaurant 2640 $26740 $12.85 0.75
45 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2590 $22900 $11.01 1
46 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2520 $47500 $22.84 1
47 Security Guards 2460 $25850 $12.43 0.7
48 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2380 $26940 $12.95 0.8
49 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2320 $64470 $30.99 0.6
50 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2110 $46860 $22.53 0.5
51 Medical Assistants 2100 $31640 $15.21 0.45
52 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2090 $27580 $13.26 0.45
53 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2060 $35450 $17.04 0.6
54 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2060 $40470 $19.46 0.3
55 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1990 $62940 $30.26 0.4
56 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1980 $33590 $16.15 0.25
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1940 $40890 $19.66 0.5
58 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1930 $35050 $16.85 0.6
59 Food Preparation Workers 1850 $22130 $10.64 0.6
60 Bartenders 1850 $22620 $10.88 0.4
61 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1840 $75480 $36.29 0.9
62 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1810 $27950 $13.44 0.4
63 Home Health Aides 1750 $22870 $10.99 0.7
64 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1730 $215950 $103.82 0.2
65 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1720 $34820 $16.74 0.4
66 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1670 $34560 $16.61 0.3
67 Carpenters 1660 $47100 $22.65 0.6
68 Medical Secretaries 1630 $31180 $14.99 0.4
69 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1620 $65860 $31.67 0.45
70 Construction Laborers 1550 $37790 $18.17 0.8
71 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 1490 $60170 $28.93 0.35
72 Legal Occupations 1460 $96170 $46.24 0.8
73 Electricians 1450 $58080 $27.92 0.4
74 Childcare Workers 1440 $21570 $10.37 0.8
75 Billing and Posting Clerks 1390 $35600 $17.12 0.35
76 Tellers 1350 $27060 $13.01 0.3
77 Driver/Sales Workers 1300 $24200 $11.64 0.3
78 Human Resources Specialists 1300 $64000 $30.77 0.3
79 Computer User Support Specialists 1290 $54190 $26.05 0.4
80 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1280 $27190 $13.07 0.3
81 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1230 $48580 $23.35 0.2
82 Bill and Account Collectors 1190 $31880 $15.33 0.2
83 Helpers--Production Workers 1180 $28320 $13.62 0.3
84 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1170 $57770 $27.77 0.5
85 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 1170 $34170 $16.43 0.1
86 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1150 $68410 $32.89 0.3
87 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1140 $20270 $9.74 0.25
88 Dishwashers 1130 $19170 $9.21 0.3
89 Software Developers, Applications 1050 $97870 $47.05 0.5
90 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 1040 $39510 $19 0.2
91 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 1010 $23680 $11.39 0.2
92 Pharmacists 1010 $116220 $55.87 0.2
93 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 980 $42870 $20.61 0.2
94 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 970 $18900 $9.09 0.3
95 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 960 $67360 $32.38 0.3
96 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 950 $68700 $33.03 0.4
97 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 950 $35000 $16.83 0.3
98 Social and Human Service Assistants 940 $33590 $16.15 0.3
99 Mechanical Engineers 940 $84180 $40.47 0.2
100 Postal Service Mail Carriers 910 $50810 $24.43 0.15
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Jobs More Common Near Allentown Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,590 354,700
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,690 57,750
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,540 35,410
Sales and Related Occupations 38,790 34,050
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,740 31,020
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 82,490 26,760
Production Occupations 38,770 26,730
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 57,810 21,150
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,310 14,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,780 13,900
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,080 13,870
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,810 13,090
Management Occupations 118,070 12,820
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,680 12,260
Retail Salespersons 26,360 11,590
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,780 11,450
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,240 11,000
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,900 9,870
Registered Nurses 67,190 9,410
Cashiers 19,760 8,690
Office Clerks, General 32,850 8,130
Customer Service Representatives 34,430 7,980
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 80,680 6,850
Protective Service Occupations 41,880 6,840
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,130 6,660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 83,230 6,370
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,730 6,120
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,410 6,010
Waiters and Waitresses 22,570 5,770
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,960 5,710
Nursing Assistants 30,350 5,490
Personal Care Aides 22,640 5,190
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,970 5,110
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 72,300 3,810
General and Operations Managers 124,940 3,750
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,010 3,720
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 34,890 3,700
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,870 3,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,160 3,310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,670 3,160
Team Assemblers 34,780 3,080
Accountants and Auditors 75,020 2,880
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,890 2,880
Cooks, Restaurant 26,740 2,640
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,900 2,590
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,500 2,520
Security Guards 25,850 2,460
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,940 2,380
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 64,470 2,320
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 46,860 2,110

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,590 354,700
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,690 57,750
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,540 35,410
Sales and Related Occupations 38,790 34,050
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 82,490 26,760
Production Occupations 38,770 26,730
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 57,810 21,150
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,310 14,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,780 13,900
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,080 13,870
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,810 13,090
Management Occupations 118,070 12,820
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,680 12,260
Retail Salespersons 26,360 11,590
Construction and Extraction Occupations 49,780 11,450
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,240 11,000
Registered Nurses 67,190 9,410
Office Clerks, General 32,850 8,130
Customer Service Representatives 34,430 7,980
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 80,680 6,850
Protective Service Occupations 41,880 6,840
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,130 6,660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 83,230 6,370
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,730 6,120
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,410 6,010
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,960 5,710
Nursing Assistants 30,350 5,490
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,970 5,110
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 72,300 3,810
General and Operations Managers 124,940 3,750
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,010 3,720
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 34,890 3,700
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,870 3,620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,160 3,310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,670 3,160
Team Assemblers 34,780 3,080
Accountants and Auditors 75,020 2,880
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,890 2,880
Cooks, Restaurant 26,740 2,640
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,500 2,520
Security Guards 25,850 2,460
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,940 2,380
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 64,470 2,320
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 46,860 2,110
Medical Assistants 31,640 2,100
Packers and Packagers, Hand 27,580 2,090
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,450 2,060
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40,470 2,060
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 62,940 1,990
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 33,590 1,980

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