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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 319120 $47220 $22.7 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 58240 $37150 $17.86 14.8
3 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32240 $35700 $17.17 6.45
4 Sales and Related Occupations 27740 $38480 $18.5 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25800 $22090 $10.62 8.3
6 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 20840 $65680 $31.58 5.05
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 20100 $78050 $37.52 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 17040 $52620 $25.3 6.15
9 Production Occupations 15600 $35500 $17.07 5.85
10 Management Occupations 13830 $109750 $52.77 6.05
11 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 12390 $74720 $35.92 2.8
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11820 $44390 $21.34 3.8
13 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11440 $31910 $15.34 1.6
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 10900 $25860 $12.43 4.1
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 9010 $30780 $14.8 3.05
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 8690 $25250 $12.14 3.7
17 Retail Salespersons 8670 $27100 $13.03 3.1
18 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8390 $46940 $22.57 4.4
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 8000 $19620 $9.43 2.15
20 Office Clerks, General 7840 $34380 $16.53 2
21 Customer Service Representatives 7720 $35050 $16.85 1.75
22 Cashiers 7660 $20200 $9.71 2.25
23 Registered Nurses 7320 $68310 $32.84 1.9
24 Protective Service Occupations 7190 $44910 $21.59 2.25
25 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 6350 $46690 $22.45 1.2
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5810 $25540 $12.28 1.2
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 5750 $46190 $22.21 1.65
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5560 $35950 $17.28 1.6
29 Waiters and Waitresses 4900 $21230 $10.21 1.6
30 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 4710 $58400 $28.07 1
31 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4530 $72780 $34.99 1.65
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4500 $24400 $11.73 1.6
33 General and Operations Managers 3850 $115790 $55.67 1.4
34 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3550 $48660 $23.39 1.7
35 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3430 $32400 $15.58 0.35
36 Accountants and Auditors 3320 $69520 $33.43 0.9
37 Legal Occupations 3230 $107830 $51.84 0.8
38 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3190 $37770 $18.16 1.1
39 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2890 $39500 $18.99 0.9
40 Nursing Assistants 2870 $29840 $14.35 1.05
41 Security Guards 2780 $31140 $14.97 0.7
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2630 $66440 $31.94 1
43 Personal Care Aides 2620 $23030 $11.07 1.3
44 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2610 $34950 $16.8 0.6
45 Cooks, Restaurant 2450 $23700 $11.39 0.75
46 Management Analysts 2310 $72790 $34.99 0.5
47 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2240 $45710 $21.98 1
48 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2190 $27400 $13.17 0.7
49 Software Developers, Applications 2180 $77940 $37.47 0.5
50 Home Health Aides 2180 $24920 $11.98 0.7
51 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2070 $66070 $31.76 0.9
52 Lawyers 2060 $138430 $66.55 0.5
53 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1940 $58780 $28.26 0.6
54 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1870 $20030 $9.63 1
55 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1870 $27700 $13.32 0.45
56 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1830 $34640 $16.65 0.6
57 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1820 $46900 $22.55 0.5
58 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1710 $37480 $18.02 0.5
59 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 1700 $59350 $28.53 0.2
60 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1700 $26240 $12.62 0.3
61 Computer User Support Specialists 1660 $51250 $24.64 0.4
62 Food Preparation Workers 1640 $21630 $10.4 0.6
63 Computer Occupations, All Other 1640 $81270 $39.07 0.2
64 Human Resources Specialists 1620 $59560 $28.63 0.3
65 Computer Systems Analysts 1610 $80970 $38.93 0.4
66 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1580 $39730 $19.1 0.2
67 Medical Assistants 1530 $31600 $15.19 0.45
68 Bartenders 1510 $21310 $10.25 0.4
69 Tellers 1500 $29070 $13.98 0.3
70 Medical Secretaries 1470 $32690 $15.71 0.4
71 Team Assemblers 1460 $27710 $13.32 0.75
72 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1400 $31190 $15 0.4
73 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1370 $68590 $32.98 0.7
74 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1350 $188210 $90.49 0.2
75 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1340 $57590 $27.69 0.5
76 Construction Laborers 1320 $36240 $17.42 0.8
77 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1320 $66060 $31.76 0.45
78 Childcare Workers 1320 $20560 $9.89 0.8
79 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 1310 $59200 $28.46 0.35
80 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1310 $27440 $13.19 0.8
81 Compliance Officers 1250 $64890 $31.2 0.2
82 Dishwashers 1230 $19460 $9.36 0.3
83 Billing and Posting Clerks 1220 $36880 $17.73 0.35
84 Civil Engineers 1160 $80260 $38.59 0.2
85 Driver/Sales Workers 1120 $28120 $13.52 0.3
86 Word Processors and Typists 1100 $35880 $17.25 0.05
87 Managers, All Other 1080 $103270 $49.65 0.65
88 Electricians 1080 $52300 $25.14 0.4
89 Helpers--Production Workers 1070 $26150 $12.57 0.3
90 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1070 $26690 $12.83 0.4
91 Computer Programmers 1060 $77780 $37.4 0.2
92 Carpenters 1050 $49140 $23.63 0.6
93 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 1050 $45160 $21.71 0.2
94 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1050 $61110 $29.38 0.3
95 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1030 $121360 $58.35 0.25
96 Public Relations Specialists 970 $57670 $27.73 0.2
97 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 970 $31020 $14.91 0.25
98 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 940 $71560 $34.4 0.3
99 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 940 $27390 $13.17 0.3
100 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 930 $38620 $18.57 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Harrisburg Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,220 319,120
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,150 58,240
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,700 32,240
Sales and Related Occupations 38,480 27,740
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,090 25,800
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,680 20,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,050 20,100
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 52,620 17,040
Production Occupations 35,500 15,600
Management Occupations 109,750 13,830
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,720 12,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,390 11,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,910 11,440
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,860 10,900
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,780 9,010
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,250 8,690
Retail Salespersons 27,100 8,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,940 8,390
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,620 8,000
Office Clerks, General 34,380 7,840
Customer Service Representatives 35,050 7,720
Cashiers 20,200 7,660
Registered Nurses 68,310 7,320
Protective Service Occupations 44,910 7,190
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,690 6,350
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,540 5,810
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,190 5,750
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,950 5,560
Waiters and Waitresses 21,230 4,900
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,400 4,710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,780 4,530
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,400 4,500
General and Operations Managers 115,790 3,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,660 3,550
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 32,400 3,430
Accountants and Auditors 69,520 3,320
Legal Occupations 107,830 3,230
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,770 3,190
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,500 2,890
Nursing Assistants 29,840 2,870
Security Guards 31,140 2,780
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 66,440 2,630
Personal Care Aides 23,030 2,620
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,950 2,610
Cooks, Restaurant 23,700 2,450
Management Analysts 72,790 2,310
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,710 2,240
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,400 2,190
Software Developers, Applications 77,940 2,180
Home Health Aides 24,920 2,180

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 47,220 319,120
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,150 58,240
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,700 32,240
Sales and Related Occupations 38,480 27,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,680 20,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,050 20,100
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 52,620 17,040
Production Occupations 35,500 15,600
Management Occupations 109,750 13,830
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,720 12,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,390 11,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,910 11,440
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,860 10,900
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,780 9,010
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,250 8,690
Retail Salespersons 27,100 8,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,940 8,390
Office Clerks, General 34,380 7,840
Customer Service Representatives 35,050 7,720
Registered Nurses 68,310 7,320
Protective Service Occupations 44,910 7,190
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,690 6,350
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,540 5,810
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,190 5,750
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,950 5,560
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,400 4,710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,780 4,530
General and Operations Managers 115,790 3,850
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,660 3,550
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 32,400 3,430
Accountants and Auditors 69,520 3,320
Legal Occupations 107,830 3,230
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 37,770 3,190
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,500 2,890
Nursing Assistants 29,840 2,870
Security Guards 31,140 2,780
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 66,440 2,630
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,950 2,610
Management Analysts 72,790 2,310
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,710 2,240
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,400 2,190
Software Developers, Applications 77,940 2,180
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 66,070 2,070
Lawyers 138,430 2,060
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 58,780 1,940
Packers and Packagers, Hand 27,700 1,870
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,640 1,830
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 46,900 1,820
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 37,480 1,710
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 59,350 1,700

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