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Lancaster Employment

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

Jobs in Lancaster

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 234240 $43000 $20.67 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36730 $34720 $16.69 14.8
3 Production Occupations 24740 $37800 $18.17 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 23740 $38330 $18.43 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22050 $22300 $10.72 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 21500 $33470 $16.09 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 13880 $74790 $35.95 5.75
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 12410 $44460 $21.38 4.4
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10770 $51400 $24.71 6.15
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 10750 $44340 $21.32 3.8
11 Retail Salespersons 8990 $28250 $13.58 3.1
12 Management Occupations 8490 $107450 $51.66 6.05
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7910 $65210 $31.35 5.05
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 7720 $24870 $11.96 4.1
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 7650 $31180 $14.99 3.05
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6520 $28000 $13.46 3.7
17 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5990 $28060 $13.49 1.6
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5740 $18630 $8.96 2.15
19 Office Clerks, General 5650 $32270 $15.51 2
20 Cashiers 5270 $20300 $9.76 2.25
21 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4670 $23290 $11.2 1.2
22 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 4560 $43410 $20.87 1.2
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4400 $33700 $16.2 1.6
24 Waiters and Waitresses 4320 $23650 $11.37 1.6
25 Registered Nurses 4320 $61470 $29.55 1.9
26 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3880 $69900 $33.61 1.65
27 Customer Service Representatives 3870 $35480 $17.06 1.75
28 Community and Social Service Occupations 3720 $40550 $19.49 1.65
29 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3690 $69720 $33.52 2.8
30 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3340 $70570 $33.93 1
31 Nursing Assistants 3080 $28820 $13.85 1.05
32 Carpenters 2920 $39010 $18.75 0.6
33 Personal Care Aides 2840 $22770 $10.95 1.3
34 Team Assemblers 2840 $32300 $15.53 0.75
35 General and Operations Managers 2790 $116020 $55.78 1.4
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2560 $36500 $17.55 1.1
37 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2510 $40480 $19.46 0.9
38 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2500 $28300 $13.6 1.6
39 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2450 $45130 $21.7 1.7
40 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2340 $28820 $13.86 0.6
41 Protective Service Occupations 2320 $44360 $21.33 2.25
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2150 $58280 $28.02 1
43 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2130 $21820 $10.49 1
44 Cooks, Restaurant 2020 $24890 $11.97 0.75
45 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2020 $43060 $20.7 0.5
46 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1970 $27490 $13.22 0.45
47 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1960 $28240 $13.58 0.7
48 Construction Laborers 1830 $39010 $18.75 0.8
49 Food Preparation Workers 1790 $20640 $9.92 0.6
50 Accountants and Auditors 1790 $65790 $31.63 0.9
51 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1690 $45470 $21.86 1
52 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1630 $60990 $29.32 0.4
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1610 $38500 $18.51 0.5
54 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1600 $35280 $16.96 0.4
55 Helpers--Production Workers 1590 $35970 $17.29 0.3
56 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1580 $57610 $27.7 0.9
57 Home Health Aides 1470 $25530 $12.28 0.7
58 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1410 $38720 $18.62 0.35
59 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1350 $30920 $14.87 0.8
60 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1270 $37330 $17.95 0.3
61 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1250 $33480 $16.09 0.6
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1200 $59410 $28.56 0.4
63 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1180 $61200 $29.43 0.6
64 Dishwashers 1160 $18970 $9.12 0.3
65 Medical Assistants 1150 $31880 $15.33 0.45
66 Bartenders 1090 $22880 $11 0.4
67 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1040 $41890 $20.14 0.3
68 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 990 $50250 $24.16 0.2
69 Electricians 990 $46550 $22.38 0.4
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 980 $63770 $30.66 0.3
71 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 940 $26650 $12.81 0.3
72 Print Binding and Finishing Workers 930 $33640 $16.17 0
73 Billing and Posting Clerks 920 $34610 $16.64 0.35
74 Food Batchmakers 920 $38650 $18.58 0.1
75 Legal Occupations 910 $80250 $38.58 0.8
76 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 900 $45580 $21.91 0.2
77 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 890 $47200 $22.69 0.3
78 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 880 $58690 $28.22 0.35
79 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 870 $34610 $16.64 0.25
80 Tellers 870 $26560 $12.77 0.3
81 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 870 $25970 $12.48 0.2
82 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 870 $19400 $9.33 0.3
83 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 850 $50220 $24.15 0.2
84 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 850 $20010 $9.62 0.25
85 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 840 $26150 $12.57 0.4
86 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 840 $20130 $9.68 0.2
87 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 820 $29840 $14.35 0.6
88 Childcare Workers 820 $21210 $10.2 0.8
89 Driver/Sales Workers 790 $24500 $11.78 0.3
90 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 790 $37790 $18.17 0.2
91 Human Resources Specialists 770 $55160 $26.52 0.3
92 Printing Press Operators 770 $38970 $18.74 0.1
93 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 760 $216050 $103.87 0.2
94 Machinists 740 $40180 $19.32 0.3
95 Medical Secretaries 720 $33280 $16 0.4
96 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 720 $30830 $14.82 0.3
97 Computer User Support Specialists 710 $48420 $23.28 0.4
98 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 690 $37690 $18.12 0.1
99 Bakers 690 $27090 $13.02 0.1
100 Dental Assistants 670 $40230 $19.34 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Lancaster Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,000 234,240
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,720 36,730
Production Occupations 37,800 24,740
Sales and Related Occupations 38,330 23,740
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,300 22,050
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,470 21,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,790 13,880
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,460 12,410
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,400 10,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,340 10,750
Retail Salespersons 28,250 8,990
Management Occupations 107,450 8,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,210 7,910
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,870 7,720
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,180 7,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,000 6,520
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,060 5,990
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,630 5,740
Office Clerks, General 32,270 5,650
Cashiers 20,300 5,270
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,290 4,670
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,410 4,560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,700 4,400
Waiters and Waitresses 23,650 4,320
Registered Nurses 61,470 4,320
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,900 3,880
Customer Service Representatives 35,480 3,870
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,550 3,720
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,720 3,690
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,570 3,340
Nursing Assistants 28,820 3,080
Carpenters 39,010 2,920
Personal Care Aides 22,770 2,840
Team Assemblers 32,300 2,840
General and Operations Managers 116,020 2,790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,500 2,560
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,480 2,510
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,300 2,500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,130 2,450
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 28,820 2,340
Protective Service Occupations 44,360 2,320
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,280 2,150
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,820 2,130
Cooks, Restaurant 24,890 2,020
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,060 2,020
Packers and Packagers, Hand 27,490 1,970
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,240 1,960
Construction Laborers 39,010 1,830
Food Preparation Workers 20,640 1,790
Accountants and Auditors 65,790 1,790

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,000 234,240
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,720 36,730
Production Occupations 37,800 24,740
Sales and Related Occupations 38,330 23,740
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33,470 21,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,790 13,880
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,460 12,410
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,400 10,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,340 10,750
Retail Salespersons 28,250 8,990
Management Occupations 107,450 8,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,210 7,910
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,180 7,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 28,000 6,520
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,060 5,990
Office Clerks, General 32,270 5,650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,410 4,560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,700 4,400
Registered Nurses 61,470 4,320
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,900 3,880
Customer Service Representatives 35,480 3,870
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,550 3,720
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,720 3,690
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 70,570 3,340
Nursing Assistants 28,820 3,080
Carpenters 39,010 2,920
Team Assemblers 32,300 2,840
General and Operations Managers 116,020 2,790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,500 2,560
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,480 2,510
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,300 2,500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,130 2,450
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 28,820 2,340
Protective Service Occupations 44,360 2,320
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,280 2,150
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,060 2,020
Packers and Packagers, Hand 27,490 1,970
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,240 1,960
Construction Laborers 39,010 1,830
Accountants and Auditors 65,790 1,790
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,470 1,690
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,990 1,630
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,500 1,610
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 35,280 1,600
Helpers--Production Workers 35,970 1,590
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 57,610 1,580
Home Health Aides 25,530 1,470
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 38,720 1,410
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 30,920 1,350
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 37,330 1,270

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