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Erie Employment

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

Jobs in Erie

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 125960 $39810 $19.14 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19250 $32990 $15.86 14.8
3 Production Occupations 14920 $35410 $17.03 5.85
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13230 $20430 $9.82 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 12630 $33390 $16.05 10.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 8590 $70750 $34.01 5.75
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8470 $47580 $22.87 6.15
8 Personal Care and Service Occupations 6740 $23660 $11.37 4.1
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6690 $31500 $15.14 6.45
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 4480 $27520 $13.23 3.05
11 Retail Salespersons 4430 $24270 $11.67 3.1
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4350 $39730 $19.1 3.8
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4290 $18160 $8.73 2.15
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4210 $59640 $28.67 5.05
15 Management Occupations 4060 $103860 $49.93 6.05
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 4010 $23120 $11.11 3.7
17 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3630 $44680 $21.48 4.4
18 Cashiers 3510 $19110 $9.19 2.25
19 Personal Care Aides 3440 $23350 $11.23 1.3
20 Office Clerks, General 3110 $29830 $14.34 2
21 Registered Nurses 2980 $57290 $27.54 1.9
22 Community and Social Service Occupations 2810 $39700 $19.09 1.65
23 Protective Service Occupations 2690 $45530 $21.89 2.25
24 Waiters and Waitresses 2440 $20670 $9.94 1.6
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2230 $23050 $11.08 1.6
26 Customer Service Representatives 2030 $31140 $14.97 1.75
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1950 $31600 $15.19 1.6
28 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1650 $66380 $31.92 1.65
29 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1620 $26700 $12.84 1.6
30 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1490 $66670 $32.05 2.8
31 Nursing Assistants 1490 $27140 $13.05 1.05
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1470 $34140 $16.41 0.9
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1440 $23960 $11.52 1.2
34 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1420 $40300 $19.38 1.2
35 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1400 $60990 $29.32 1
36 Cooks, Restaurant 1360 $20910 $10.05 0.75
37 General and Operations Managers 1320 $111760 $53.73 1.4
38 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1300 $34230 $16.46 1.1
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1240 $51790 $24.9 1
40 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1210 $40180 $19.32 1.7
41 Team Assemblers 1110 $29100 $13.99 0.75
42 Home Health Aides 1100 $22110 $10.63 0.7
43 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1090 $53940 $25.94 0.4
44 Bartenders 1070 $19100 $9.18 0.4
45 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1030 $24300 $11.68 0.7
46 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1030 $44130 $21.22 1
47 Substitute Teachers 940 $26530 $12.75 0
48 Accountants and Auditors 940 $62440 $30.02 0.9
49 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 900 $35090 $16.87 0.5
50 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 890 $38940 $18.72 0.5
51 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 870 $32550 $15.65 0.6
52 Security Guards 800 $23590 $11.34 0.7
53 Medical Assistants 790 $27420 $13.18 0.45
54 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 780 $36800 $17.69 0.2
55 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 780 $24040 $11.56 0.8
56 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $18880 $9.08 1
57 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 740 $187500 $90.14 0.2
58 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 730 $35100 $16.88 0.3
59 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 680 $33540 $16.12 0.1
60 Machinists 680 $40360 $19.4 0.3
61 Childcare Workers 660 $19170 $9.21 0.8
62 Food Preparation Workers 630 $21450 $10.31 0.6
63 Construction Laborers 610 $37520 $18.04 0.8
64 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 600 $72430 $34.82 0.45
65 Dishwashers 590 $17610 $8.47 0.3
66 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 590 $29480 $14.17 0.6
67 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 560 $32040 $15.4 0.4
68 Tellers 550 $24720 $11.88 0.3
69 Helpers--Production Workers 550 $24200 $11.64 0.3
70 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 540 $36010 $17.31 0.3
71 Medical Secretaries 540 $29240 $14.06 0.4
72 Correctional Officers and Jailers 540 $48390 $23.27 0.3
73 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 530 $34920 $16.79 0.35
74 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 480 $25970 $12.49 0.4
75 Packers and Packagers, Hand 470 $23500 $11.3 0.45
76 Carpenters 460 $41810 $20.1 0.6
77 Billing and Posting Clerks 450 $33290 $16.01 0.35
78 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 430 $47710 $22.94 0.6
79 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 430 $32560 $15.65 0.1
80 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $25780 $12.4 0.3
81 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 420 $72380 $34.8 0.9
82 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 $33940 $16.32 0.1
83 Human Resources Specialists 410 $58780 $28.26 0.3
84 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 410 $66110 $31.78 0.3
85 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 400 $31510 $15.15 0.1
86 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 390 $24440 $11.75 0.3
87 Mechanical Engineers 390 $73700 $35.43 0.2
88 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 390 $28770 $13.83 0.25
89 Driver/Sales Workers 390 $25860 $12.43 0.3
90 Electricians 390 $53560 $25.75 0.4
91 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 380 $27660 $13.3 0.1
92 Legal Occupations 380 $81270 $39.07 0.8
93 Mental Health Counselors 380 $38100 $18.32 0.1
94 Social and Human Service Assistants 370 $34540 $16.61 0.3
95 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 370 $19400 $9.33 0.2
96 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 360 $28520 $13.71 0
97 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 360 $50760 $24.4 0.2
98 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 360 $17590 $8.46 0.25
99 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 $63810 $30.68 0.3
100 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 330 $30430 $14.63 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Erie Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,810 125,960
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,990 19,250
Production Occupations 35,410 14,920
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,430 13,230
Sales and Related Occupations 33,390 12,630
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,750 8,590
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,580 8,470
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,660 6,740
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,500 6,690
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,520 4,480
Retail Salespersons 24,270 4,430
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,730 4,350
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,160 4,290
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,640 4,210
Management Occupations 103,860 4,060
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,120 4,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,680 3,630
Cashiers 19,110 3,510
Personal Care Aides 23,350 3,440
Office Clerks, General 29,830 3,110
Registered Nurses 57,290 2,980
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,700 2,810
Protective Service Occupations 45,530 2,690
Waiters and Waitresses 20,670 2,440
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,050 2,230
Customer Service Representatives 31,140 2,030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,600 1,950
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,380 1,650
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,700 1,620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,670 1,490
Nursing Assistants 27,140 1,490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,140 1,470
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,960 1,440
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,300 1,420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,990 1,400
Cooks, Restaurant 20,910 1,360
General and Operations Managers 111,760 1,320
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,230 1,300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,790 1,240
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,180 1,210
Team Assemblers 29,100 1,110
Home Health Aides 22,110 1,100
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 53,940 1,090
Bartenders 19,100 1,070
Receptionists and Information Clerks 24,300 1,030
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,130 1,030
Substitute Teachers 26,530 940
Accountants and Auditors 62,440 940
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,090 900
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,940 890

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,810 125,960
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,990 19,250
Production Occupations 35,410 14,920
Sales and Related Occupations 33,390 12,630
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 70,750 8,590
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,580 8,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,500 6,690
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,520 4,480
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,730 4,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,640 4,210
Management Occupations 103,860 4,060
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,680 3,630
Office Clerks, General 29,830 3,110
Registered Nurses 57,290 2,980
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,700 2,810
Protective Service Occupations 45,530 2,690
Customer Service Representatives 31,140 2,030
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,600 1,950
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,380 1,650
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,700 1,620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,670 1,490
Nursing Assistants 27,140 1,490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,140 1,470
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,300 1,420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,990 1,400
General and Operations Managers 111,760 1,320
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,230 1,300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,790 1,240
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,180 1,210
Team Assemblers 29,100 1,110
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 53,940 1,090
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,130 1,030
Substitute Teachers 26,530 940
Accountants and Auditors 62,440 940
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,090 900
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,940 890
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,550 870
Medical Assistants 27,420 790
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 36,800 780
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 187,500 740
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 35,100 730
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 33,540 680
Machinists 40,360 680
Construction Laborers 37,520 610
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 72,430 600
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,480 590
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 32,040 560
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 36,010 540
Medical Secretaries 29,240 540
Correctional Officers and Jailers 48,390 540

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