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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 58110 $39160 $18.83 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9680 $30930 $14.87 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6810 $30600 $14.71 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5410 $21620 $10.4 8.3
5 Production Occupations 4730 $35230 $16.94 5.85
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4730 $75590 $36.34 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4590 $32400 $15.58 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2920 $47780 $22.97 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2600 $41170 $19.79 3.8
10 Retail Salespersons 2460 $23630 $11.36 3.1
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2450 $38880 $18.69 4.4
12 Healthcare Support Occupations 2370 $29630 $14.25 3.05
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2130 $21640 $10.4 4.1
14 Cashiers 1990 $19360 $9.31 2.25
15 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1690 $63150 $30.36 5.05
16 Management Occupations 1670 $93530 $44.96 6.05
17 Registered Nurses 1650 $65410 $31.45 1.9
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1630 $25280 $12.15 3.7
19 Office Clerks, General 1610 $28410 $13.66 2
20 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1480 $19040 $9.15 2.15
21 Community and Social Service Occupations 1440 $39770 $19.12 1.65
22 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1290 $23130 $11.12 1.2
23 Customer Service Representatives 1210 $26070 $12.53 1.75
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1200 $29650 $14.26 1.6
25 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1160 $25730 $12.37 1.6
26 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1080 $41950 $20.17 1.2
27 Waiters and Waitresses 1050 $22920 $11.02 1.6
28 Protective Service Occupations 1000 $37550 $18.06 2.25
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1000 $25360 $12.19 1.6
30 Nursing Assistants 990 $30510 $14.67 1.05
31 Personal Care Aides 980 $19560 $9.4 1.3
32 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 650 $55070 $26.48 2.8
33 Cooks, Restaurant 640 $22290 $10.72 0.75
34 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 630 $47160 $22.68 1
35 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 620 $41160 $19.79 0.5
36 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 620 $66460 $31.95 1.65
37 General and Operations Managers 600 $92360 $44.41 1.4
38 Construction Laborers 600 $29210 $14.05 0.8
39 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 600 $35480 $17.06 0.6
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 590 $32690 $15.71 0.9
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 560 $48270 $23.21 1
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 550 $55910 $26.88 1
43 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 530 $33000 $15.86 1.1
44 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 530 $35120 $16.88 1.7
45 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 500 $37960 $18.25 0.1
46 Home Health Aides 470 $23210 $11.16 0.7
47 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 450 $18940 $9.1 0.25
48 Medical Assistants 440 $27300 $13.13 0.45
49 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 430 $27020 $12.99 0.3
50 Team Assemblers 400 $28200 $13.56 0.75
51 Carpenters 390 $37000 $17.79 0.6
52 Accountants and Auditors 360 $62080 $29.85 0.9
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 360 $35970 $17.29 0.5
54 Receptionists and Information Clerks 350 $25020 $12.03 0.7
55 Billing and Posting Clerks 320 $32460 $15.61 0.35
56 Packers and Packagers, Hand 320 $24180 $11.62 0.45
57 Security Guards 320 $25150 $12.09 0.7
58 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 310 $50550 $24.3 0.4
59 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 $36100 $17.36 0.6
60 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $52190 $25.09 0.45
61 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 280 $50280 $24.17 0.6
62 Social and Human Service Assistants 260 $29050 $13.97 0.3
63 Tellers 260 $25980 $12.49 0.3
64 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $24050 $11.57 0.3
65 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 260 $43070 $20.71 0.2
66 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 260 $19940 $9.59 1
67 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 250 $27310 $13.13 0.25
68 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 250 $28620 $13.76 0.4
69 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $25880 $12.44 0.3
70 Dishwashers 240 $18060 $8.68 0.3
71 Bartenders 230 $19920 $9.58 0.4
72 Helpers--Production Workers 230 $35390 $17.01 0.3
73 Medical Secretaries 230 $30160 $14.5 0.4
74 Legal Occupations 220 $47240 $22.71 0.8
75 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $23980 $11.53 0.8
76 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 210 $44050 $21.18 0.1
77 Computer User Support Specialists 210 $37090 $17.83 0.4
78 Food Batchmakers 200 $28660 $13.78 0.1
79 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 200 $31490 $15.14 0.2
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $59620 $28.66 0.3
81 Food Preparation Workers 200 $21580 $10.38 0.6
82 Civil Engineers 200 $76420 $36.74 0.2
83 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 200 $65380 $31.43 0.9
84 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 200 $227040 $109.15 0.2
85 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 190 $61180 $29.41 0.4
86 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $34200 $16.44 0.35
87 Substitute Teachers 190 $25170 $12.1 0
88 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 180 $41480 $19.94 0.3
89 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $22720 $10.93 0.3
90 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $49990 $24.04 0.15
91 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 170 $19180 $9.22 0.2
92 Printing Press Operators 170 $32790 $15.76 0.1
93 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 170 $19980 $9.61 0.3
94 Childcare Workers 170 $18340 $8.82 0.8
95 Machinists 170 $41650 $20.02 0.3
96 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $38360 $18.44 0.3
97 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $38400 $18.46 0.2
98 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $23210 $11.16 0.3
99 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 160 $33830 $16.27 0.1
100 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 160 $24920 $11.98 0.4
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Jobs More Common Near Altoona Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,160 58,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,930 9,680
Sales and Related Occupations 30,600 6,810
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,620 5,410
Production Occupations 35,230 4,730
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,590 4,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,400 4,590
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,780 2,920
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,170 2,600
Retail Salespersons 23,630 2,460
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,880 2,450
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,630 2,370
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,640 2,130
Cashiers 19,360 1,990
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,150 1,690
Management Occupations 93,530 1,670
Registered Nurses 65,410 1,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,280 1,630
Office Clerks, General 28,410 1,610
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,040 1,480
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,770 1,440
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,130 1,290
Customer Service Representatives 26,070 1,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,650 1,200
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,730 1,160
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,950 1,080
Waiters and Waitresses 22,920 1,050
Protective Service Occupations 37,550 1,000
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,360 1,000
Nursing Assistants 30,510 990
Personal Care Aides 19,560 980
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 55,070 650
Cooks, Restaurant 22,290 640
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,160 630
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,160 620
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,460 620
General and Operations Managers 92,360 600
Construction Laborers 29,210 600
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,480 600
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,690 590
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,270 560
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,910 550
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,000 530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,120 530
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 37,960 500
Home Health Aides 23,210 470
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 18,940 450
Medical Assistants 27,300 440
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 27,020 430
Team Assemblers 28,200 400

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,160 58,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,930 9,680
Sales and Related Occupations 30,600 6,810
Production Occupations 35,230 4,730
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,590 4,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,400 4,590
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,780 2,920
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,170 2,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,880 2,450
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,630 2,370
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,150 1,690
Management Occupations 93,530 1,670
Registered Nurses 65,410 1,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,280 1,630
Office Clerks, General 28,410 1,610
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,770 1,440
Customer Service Representatives 26,070 1,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,650 1,200
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,730 1,160
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,950 1,080
Protective Service Occupations 37,550 1,000
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,360 1,000
Nursing Assistants 30,510 990
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 55,070 650
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,160 630
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 41,160 620
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,460 620
General and Operations Managers 92,360 600
Construction Laborers 29,210 600
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,480 600
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 32,690 590
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,270 560
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,910 550
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,000 530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,120 530
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 37,960 500
Medical Assistants 27,300 440
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 27,020 430
Team Assemblers 28,200 400
Carpenters 37,000 390
Accountants and Auditors 62,080 360
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,970 360
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,020 350
Billing and Posting Clerks 32,460 320
Security Guards 25,150 320
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 50,550 310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,100 300
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 52,190 290
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 50,280 280
Social and Human Service Assistants 29,050 260

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