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Altoona Employment

Employment and Industries in the Altoona, 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 Altoona than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Altoona.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Altoona.
  • A list of any large public companies in Altoona.

Jobs in Altoona

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations57160$39,650$19.06100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9740$31,740$15.2614.35
3Sales and Related Occupations6500$30,100$14.479.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5300$22,000$10.588.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4680$74,260$35.75.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4560$31,990$15.386.55
7Production Occupations4140$34,420$16.555.7
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations2850$47,580$22.886.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2660$42,450$20.413.8
10Construction and Extraction Occupations2330$41,350$19.884.45
11Retail Salespersons2270$24,430$11.742.85
12Healthcare Support Occupations2260$30,800$14.813
13Personal Care and Service Occupations2210$22,450$10.84.3
14Cashiers1990$19,840$9.542.2
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations1730$64,000$30.775.25
16Management Occupations1720$97,350$46.816.15
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1680$25,310$12.173.65
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1620$19,430$9.342.3
19Registered Nurses1610$63,390$30.481.95
20Community and Social Service Occupations1510$39,980$19.221.65
21Office Clerks, General1500$28,530$13.721.9
22Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1380$22,800$10.961.3
23Customer Service Representatives1330$32,170$15.461.75
24Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1180$26,520$12.751.7
25Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1080$42,170$20.271.2
26Protective Service Occupations1060$38,640$18.582.2
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1050$26,120$12.561.55
28Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1030$29,630$14.241.5
29Waiters and Waitresses1030$22,740$10.931.7
30Personal Care Aides1010$20,510$9.861.5
31Nursing Assistants900$31,210$151
32Cooks, Restaurant680$22,090$10.620.8
33Architecture and Engineering Occupations660$69,030$33.191.7
34Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses660$40,650$19.540.5
35First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers640$50,400$24.230.95
36Computer and Mathematical Occupations630$63,770$30.662.9
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers630$44,300$21.31
38Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations600$32,980$15.851.8
39General and Operations Managers590$100,890$48.51.5
40Maintenance and Repair Workers, General570$33,790$16.250.9
41Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders540$37,350$17.960.1
42Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers530$31,070$14.940.6
43Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers510$30,150$14.490
44Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products490$53,820$25.880.9
45Construction Laborers480$30,180$14.510.8
46Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks460$31,780$15.281.05
47Medical Assistants450$27,330$13.140.45
48Bus Drivers, School or Special Client400$23,920$11.50.3
49Carpenters390$40,370$19.410.7
50Packers and Packagers, Hand370$26,070$12.530.45
51Receptionists and Information Clerks370$26,050$12.520.7
52Home Health Aides360$25,120$12.080.7
53Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics350$36,260$17.430.5
54Accountants and Auditors330$58,700$28.220.9
55Security Guards310$23,710$11.40.7
56Child, Family, and School Social Workers300$32,680$15.710.2
57Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop300$19,580$9.410.3
58Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers290$22,180$10.670.8
59First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers280$35,880$17.250.6
60Helpers--Production Workers280$33,490$16.10.3
61Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria270$27,880$13.410.3
62First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers270$51,310$24.670.4
63Medical Secretaries270$32,640$15.690.4
64Sales Representatives, Services, All Other270$45,200$21.730.6
65Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers260$54,640$26.270.4
66Bartenders250$20,290$9.750.4
67Driver/Sales Workers250$22,540$10.840.3
68Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks250$28,380$13.640.4
69Tellers250$26,060$12.530.3
70Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners240$20,320$9.770.9
71Billing and Posting Clerks230$31,300$15.050.3
72First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers230$59,710$28.710.3
73Food Preparation Workers230$21,870$10.510.6
74Civil Engineers220$78,520$37.750.2
75Compliance Officers220$72,800$350.2
76Counter and Rental Clerks220$23,650$11.370.3
77First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors210$49,000$23.560
78Electricians200$51,560$24.790.4
79Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs200$44,800$21.540.1
80Physicians and Surgeons, All Other200$246,360$118.440.25
81Dishwashers190$18,620$8.950.3
82First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers190$62,480$30.040.4
83Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers190$39,240$18.870.2
84Medical and Health Services Managers190$100,390$48.260.25
85Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators190$41,710$20.050.2
86Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders190$25,440$12.230.2
87Childcare Workers180$18,240$8.770.8
88Legal Occupations180$50,720$24.390.8
89Pharmacy Technicians180$29,180$14.030.3
90Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education180$21,950$10.550.3
91Bakers170$26,050$12.530.1
92Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists170$25,740$12.370.4
93Human Resources Specialists170$58,370$28.060.35
94Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment160$26,240$12.620.2
95Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists160$46,550$22.380.4
96Postal Service Mail Carriers160$50,040$24.060.2
97Rehabilitation Counselors160$32,230$15.50.1
98Dental Assistants150$36,540$17.570.2
99Parts Salespersons150$35,460$17.050.2
100Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters150$39,480$18.980.3
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Jobs More Common Near Altoona Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,65057,160
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,7409,740
Sales and Related Occupations$30,1006,500
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,0005,300
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,2604,680
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,9904,560
Production Occupations$34,4204,140
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,5802,850
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,4502,660
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,3502,330
Retail Salespersons$24,4302,270
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,8002,260
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,4502,210
Cashiers$19,8401,990
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,0001,730
Management Occupations$97,3501,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,3101,680
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,4301,620
Registered Nurses$63,3901,610
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,9801,510
Office Clerks, General$28,5301,500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$22,8001,380
Customer Service Representatives$32,1701,330
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,5201,180
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,1701,080
Protective Service Occupations$38,6401,060
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,1201,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,6301,030
Waiters and Waitresses$22,7401,030
Personal Care Aides$20,5101,010
Nursing Assistants$31,210900
Cooks, Restaurant$22,090680
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$69,030660
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$40,650660
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,400640
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,770630
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,300630
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$32,980600
General and Operations Managers$100,890590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,790570
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$37,350540
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,070530
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,150510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$53,820490
Construction Laborers$30,180480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,780460
Medical Assistants$27,330450
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$23,920400
Carpenters$40,370390
Packers and Packagers, Hand$26,070370

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,65057,160
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,7409,740
Sales and Related Occupations$30,1006,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$74,2604,680
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,9904,560
Production Occupations$34,4204,140
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,5802,850
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,4502,660
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,3502,330
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,8002,260
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,0001,730
Management Occupations$97,3501,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,3101,680
Registered Nurses$63,3901,610
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,9801,510
Office Clerks, General$28,5301,500
Customer Service Representatives$32,1701,330
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,5201,180
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,1701,080
Protective Service Occupations$38,6401,060
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,1201,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,6301,030
Nursing Assistants$31,210900
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$69,030660
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$40,650660
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,400640
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,770630
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,300630
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$32,980600
General and Operations Managers$100,890590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,790570
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$37,350540
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,070530
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,150510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$53,820490
Construction Laborers$30,180480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,780460
Medical Assistants$27,330450
Carpenters$40,370390
Packers and Packagers, Hand$26,070370
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,050370
Home Health Aides$25,120360
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,260350
Accountants and Auditors$58,700330
Child, Family, and School Social Workers$32,680300
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,880280
Helpers--Production Workers$33,490280
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$27,880270
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$51,310270
Medical Secretaries$32,640270

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