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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations123710$40,910$19.67100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations18950$33,710$16.2114.35
3Production Occupations13800$35,030$16.845.7
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations12600$21,690$10.438.55
5Sales and Related Occupations12370$31,950$15.369.9
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations8960$75,890$36.495.8
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations8010$49,730$23.916.05
8Personal Care and Service Occupations7310$23,950$11.524.3
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6700$32,050$15.416.55
10Healthcare Support Occupations4470$29,220$14.053
11Retail Salespersons4310$23,990$11.532.85
12Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4260$18,530$8.912.3
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations4250$60,080$28.895.25
14Management Occupations4200$104,800$50.396.15
15Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4060$42,080$20.233.8
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations4030$23,810$11.453.65
17Construction and Extraction Occupations3690$47,110$22.654.45
18Cashiers3610$19,400$9.332.2
19Personal Care Aides3480$23,660$11.371.5
20Office Clerks, General3140$30,070$14.461.9
21Registered Nurses2860$58,880$28.311.95
22Protective Service Occupations2610$47,150$22.672.2
23Community and Social Service Occupations2590$40,610$19.521.65
24Customer Service Representatives2400$30,860$14.841.75
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2190$24,070$11.571.55
26Waiters and Waitresses2160$23,870$11.481.7
27Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2010$28,680$13.790
28Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1950$27,030$12.991.7
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1870$32,150$15.461.5
30Computer and Mathematical Occupations1630$69,480$33.412.9
31Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1540$35,490$17.060.9
32Cooks, Restaurant1450$22,300$10.720.8
33Architecture and Engineering Occupations1410$64,020$30.781.7
34Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1410$25,930$12.461.3
35Nursing Assistants1370$27,910$13.421
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1350$53,340$25.650.95
37Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1310$40,220$19.341.8
38Bartenders1270$19,890$9.560.4
39Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1250$42,730$20.541.2
40General and Operations Managers1240$118,000$56.731.5
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1220$36,070$17.341.05
42Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1200$59,570$28.640.9
43Home Health Aides1150$24,270$11.670.7
44First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1030$43,190$20.771
45Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1010$38,290$18.410.5
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers920$34,680$16.680.6
47First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers910$54,810$26.350.4
48Accountants and Auditors900$61,220$29.430.9
49Receptionists and Information Clerks890$24,500$11.780.7
50Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic860$33,500$16.110.1
51Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers860$24,600$11.830.8
52Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners780$19,180$9.220.9
53Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers760$30,100$14.470.6
54Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics710$39,760$19.120.5
55Childcare Workers700$20,940$10.070.8
56Medical Assistants690$28,170$13.540.45
57Security Guards670$25,070$12.050.7
58Machinists650$39,130$18.810.25
59Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers640$31,860$15.320.3
60Construction Laborers630$38,030$18.290.8
61Physicians and Surgeons, All Other590$200,800$96.540.25
62Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers580$72,760$34.980.4
63Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks570$33,660$16.180.4
64Helpers--Production Workers560$23,610$11.350.3
65Social and Human Service Assistants560$35,710$17.170.25
66Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists550$23,130$11.120.4
67Correctional Officers and Jailers530$51,570$24.790.25
68Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors530$37,420$17.990
69Tellers530$25,750$12.380.3
70Dishwashers510$18,000$8.660.3
71Medical Secretaries500$30,200$14.520.4
72Carpenters470$43,390$20.860.7
73Child, Family, and School Social Workers470$40,160$19.310.2
74Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic460$33,300$16.010.1
75Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders460$29,790$14.320.2
76Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters450$68,750$33.050.3
77Food Preparation Workers430$22,130$10.640.6
78Sales Representatives, Services, All Other420$43,270$20.80.6
79Billing and Posting Clerks410$32,690$15.720.3
80Electricians410$59,130$28.430.4
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers380$63,750$30.650.3
82Food Batchmakers380$30,160$14.50.1
83Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop380$18,300$8.80.3
84Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators380$37,560$18.060.35
85Medical and Health Services Managers370$82,430$39.630.25
86Legal Occupations360$87,100$41.870.8
87Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations360$58,290$28.020.8
88Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic350$31,810$15.290.1
89Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers350$30,770$14.790
90Pharmacy Technicians350$29,450$14.160.3
91Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria340$25,550$12.280.3
92Human Resources Specialists340$55,750$26.80.35
93Packers and Packagers, Hand340$26,640$12.810.45
94Counter and Rental Clerks330$25,210$12.120.3
95Food Servers, Nonrestaurant330$20,070$9.650.2
96Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic330$30,640$14.730.1
97Tool and Die Makers330$47,610$22.890
98Postal Service Mail Carriers320$48,710$23.420.2
99Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks320$40,880$19.660.2
100Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists310$56,950$27.380.4
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Jobs More Common Near Erie Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,910123,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,71018,950
Production Occupations$35,03013,800
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,69012,600
Sales and Related Occupations$31,95012,370
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,8908,960
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,7308,010
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,9507,310
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,0506,700
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2204,470
Retail Salespersons$23,9904,310
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,5304,260
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,0804,250
Management Occupations$104,8004,200
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,0804,060
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,8104,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,1103,690
Cashiers$19,4003,610
Personal Care Aides$23,6603,480
Office Clerks, General$30,0703,140
Registered Nurses$58,8802,860
Protective Service Occupations$47,1502,610
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,6102,590
Customer Service Representatives$30,8602,400
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,0702,190
Waiters and Waitresses$23,8702,160
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,6802,010
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,0301,950
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,1501,870
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,4801,630
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,4901,540
Cooks, Restaurant$22,3001,450
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$64,0201,410
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,9301,410
Nursing Assistants$27,9101,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,3401,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,2201,310
Bartenders$19,8901,270
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,7301,250
General and Operations Managers$118,0001,240
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,0701,220
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$59,5701,200
Home Health Aides$24,2701,150
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,1901,030
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,2901,010
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,680920
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$54,810910
Accountants and Auditors$61,220900
Receptionists and Information Clerks$24,500890
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic$33,500860

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$40,910123,710
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,71018,950
Production Occupations$35,03013,800
Sales and Related Occupations$31,95012,370
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,8908,960
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,7308,010
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,0506,700
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2204,470
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,0804,250
Management Occupations$104,8004,200
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,0804,060
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,1103,690
Office Clerks, General$30,0703,140
Registered Nurses$58,8802,860
Protective Service Occupations$47,1502,610
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,6102,590
Customer Service Representatives$30,8602,400
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,6802,010
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,0301,950
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,1501,870
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,4801,630
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,4901,540
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$64,0201,410
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,9301,410
Nursing Assistants$27,9101,370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,3401,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,2201,310
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,7301,250
General and Operations Managers$118,0001,240
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,0701,220
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$59,5701,200
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,1901,030
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,2901,010
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,680920
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$54,810910
Accountants and Auditors$61,220900
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic$33,500860
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$30,100760
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,760710
Medical Assistants$28,170690
Security Guards$25,070670
Machinists$39,130650
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$31,860640
Construction Laborers$38,030630
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other$200,800590
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$72,760580
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$33,660570
Social and Human Service Assistants$35,710560
Correctional Officers and Jailers$51,570530
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors$37,420530

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