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Harrisburg Employment

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

Jobs in Harrisburg

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations323720$48,270$23.21100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations57410$38,180$18.3614.35
3Transportation and Material Moving Occupations33920$37,000$17.796.55
4Sales and Related Occupations27770$38,610$18.569.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations25910$22,900$11.018.55
6Business and Financial Operations Occupations21850$66,510$31.985.25
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations20600$75,480$36.295.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations17320$53,310$25.636.05
9Production Occupations14610$37,680$18.125.7
10Management Occupations14400$112,960$54.316.15
11Computer and Mathematical Occupations12760$77,490$37.262.9
12Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations11880$45,120$21.693.8
13Personal Care and Service Occupations11670$26,110$12.554.3
14Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand10200$33,420$16.071.7
15Healthcare Support Occupations9210$31,640$15.213
16Retail Salespersons8890$25,980$12.492.85
17Office Clerks, General8850$34,860$16.761.9
18Construction and Extraction Occupations8820$48,370$23.264.45
19Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations8180$25,990$12.493.65
20Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food8080$20,870$10.032.3
21Registered Nurses7980$70,620$33.951.95
22Protective Service Occupations7510$46,220$22.222.2
23Customer Service Representatives7330$36,950$17.761.75
24Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers7180$45,800$22.021.2
25Cashiers7130$20,230$9.732.2
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers6160$26,690$12.831.3
27Community and Social Service Occupations6050$47,540$22.851.65
28Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive5380$37,450$18.011.5
29First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers4950$59,790$28.740.95
30Waiters and Waitresses4810$21,500$10.341.7
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations4730$74,910$36.011.7
32Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4650$25,430$12.231.55
33Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators4400$36,560$17.580.35
34General and Operations Managers4200$122,480$58.891.5
35Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3430$50,570$24.311.8
36Personal Care Aides3380$23,920$11.51.5
37Accountants and Auditors3310$69,890$33.60.9
38Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks3270$39,820$19.151.05
39Legal Occupations3130$104,750$50.360.8
40Nursing Assistants3100$31,490$15.141
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2970$39,530$190.9
42Management Analysts2850$70,490$33.890.5
43Security Guards2740$31,970$15.370.7
44Cooks, Restaurant2710$25,070$12.050.8
45Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2700$68,500$32.930.9
46Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2560$32,590$15.670.6
47Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2360$66,830$32.130.8
48Software Developers, Applications2340$81,240$39.060.55
49First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2290$47,570$22.871
50Receptionists and Information Clerks2290$28,050$13.480.7
51Packers and Packagers, Hand2240$28,850$13.870.45
52First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers2080$33,410$16.060.6
53Home Health Aides2040$26,310$12.650.7
54Lawyers1960$133,630$64.250.5
55Computer Occupations, All Other1920$83,890$40.330.2
56Computer Systems Analysts1890$87,540$42.090.4
57Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1850$49,270$23.690.5
58Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1840$26,190$12.590.3
59Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1810$61,290$29.460.6
60First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors1790$58,530$28.140
61Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators1760$58,070$27.920.2
62Human Resources Specialists1710$60,080$28.880.35
63Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1650$20,600$9.90.9
64Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1640$39,010$18.760.5
65Medical Assistants1560$31,980$15.380.45
66Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1520$33,310$16.010.4
67Bartenders1510$21,380$10.280.4
68Construction Laborers1490$36,820$17.70.8
69Computer User Support Specialists1480$50,660$24.350.4
70Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants1480$58,680$28.210.35
71Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1450$60,910$29.280.4
72Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1450$67,600$32.50.4
73Tellers1420$30,400$14.620.3
74Business Operations Specialists, All Other1380$70,140$33.720.7
75Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1360$29,060$13.970.8
76Food Preparation Workers1320$22,200$10.680.6
77Compliance Officers1290$67,160$32.290.2
78Electricians1280$52,290$25.140.4
79Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists1280$25,100$12.070.4
80Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1180$33,500$16.10.2
81Civil Engineers1170$81,680$39.270.2
82Child, Family, and School Social Workers1150$44,140$21.220.2
83Dishwashers1120$20,080$9.660.3
84Billing and Posting Clerks1100$36,330$17.470.3
85First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1090$63,270$30.420.3
86Driver/Sales Workers1080$30,960$14.880.3
87Public Relations Specialists1070$61,280$29.460.2
88Managers, All Other1060$106,740$51.320.6
89Childcare Workers1050$20,340$9.780.8
90Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks1050$43,030$20.690.2
91Computer and Information Systems Managers1030$124,550$59.880.2
92Word Processors and Typists1020$36,570$17.580
93Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters1010$53,610$25.770.3
94Carpenters990$47,480$22.830.7
95Financial Managers990$126,510$60.820.4
96Medical Secretaries970$33,630$16.170.4
97Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists960$45,620$21.930.2
98Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors940$43,970$21.140
99First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers920$58,170$27.970.4
100Social and Human Service Assistants920$36,210$17.410.25
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Jobs More Common Near Harrisburg Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$48,270323,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$38,18057,410
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,00033,920
Sales and Related Occupations$38,61027,770
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,90025,910
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,51021,850
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,48020,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,31017,320
Production Occupations$37,68014,610
Management Occupations$112,96014,400
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,49012,760
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,12011,880
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,11011,670
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$33,42010,200
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,6409,210
Retail Salespersons$25,9808,890
Office Clerks, General$34,8608,850
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,3708,820
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,9908,180
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,8708,080
Registered Nurses$70,6207,980
Protective Service Occupations$46,2207,510
Customer Service Representatives$36,9507,330
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,8007,180
Cashiers$20,2307,130
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,6906,160
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,5406,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,4505,380
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,7904,950
Waiters and Waitresses$21,5004,810
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$74,9104,730
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,4304,650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$36,5604,400
General and Operations Managers$122,4804,200
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,5703,430
Personal Care Aides$23,9203,380
Accountants and Auditors$69,8903,310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,8203,270
Legal Occupations$104,7503,130
Nursing Assistants$31,4903,100
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,5302,970
Management Analysts$70,4902,850
Security Guards$31,9702,740
Cooks, Restaurant$25,0702,710
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,5002,700
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$32,5902,560
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$66,8302,360
Software Developers, Applications$81,2402,340
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,5702,290
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,0502,290

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$48,270323,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$38,18057,410
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,00033,920
Sales and Related Occupations$38,61027,770
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,51021,850
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,48020,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,31017,320
Production Occupations$37,68014,610
Management Occupations$112,96014,400
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,49012,760
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,12011,880
Personal Care and Service Occupations$26,11011,670
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$33,42010,200
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,6409,210
Retail Salespersons$25,9808,890
Office Clerks, General$34,8608,850
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,3708,820
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,9908,180
Registered Nurses$70,6207,980
Protective Service Occupations$46,2207,510
Customer Service Representatives$36,9507,330
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,8007,180
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,6906,160
Community and Social Service Occupations$47,5406,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$37,4505,380
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,7904,950
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$74,9104,730
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,4304,650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$36,5604,400
General and Operations Managers$122,4804,200
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,5703,430
Accountants and Auditors$69,8903,310
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,8203,270
Legal Occupations$104,7503,130
Nursing Assistants$31,4903,100
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,5302,970
Management Analysts$70,4902,850
Security Guards$31,9702,740
Cooks, Restaurant$25,0702,710
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,5002,700
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$32,5902,560
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$66,8302,360
Software Developers, Applications$81,2402,340
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$47,5702,290
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,0502,290
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,8502,240
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,4102,080
Home Health Aides$26,3102,040
Lawyers$133,6301,960
Computer Occupations, All Other$83,8901,920

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