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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations241190$43,760$21.04100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations38390$35,240$16.9414.35
3Production Occupations24790$38,800$18.655.7
4Sales and Related Occupations23250$37,520$18.049.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations22530$23,050$11.088.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations14180$82,030$39.445.8
7Construction and Extraction Occupations12610$44,280$21.294.45
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations11650$52,090$25.046.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations11220$45,910$22.073.8
10Retail Salespersons8690$28,740$13.822.85
11Management Occupations8670$108,990$52.46.15
12Personal Care and Service Occupations8620$24,910$11.984.3
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations7740$66,010$31.745.25
14Healthcare Support Occupations7200$32,980$15.853
15Office Clerks, General6730$33,180$15.951.9
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations6510$27,590$13.263.65
17Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand6320$29,180$14.031.7
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food5510$19,540$9.42.3
19Cashiers5330$20,780$9.992.2
20Stock Clerks and Order Fillers5330$25,330$12.181.3
21Waiters and Waitresses4690$24,210$11.641.7
22Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4460$43,880$21.11.2
23Architecture and Engineering Occupations4430$72,980$35.091.7
24Registered Nurses4390$63,430$30.51.95
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive4150$34,030$16.361.5
26Customer Service Representatives4010$35,750$17.191.75
27Personal Care Aides3570$23,510$11.31.5
28Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers3530$33,590$16.150
29Community and Social Service Occupations3310$43,290$20.811.65
30Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products3250$64,650$31.080.9
31Computer and Mathematical Occupations3080$70,910$34.092.9
32Nursing Assistants3080$30,740$14.781
33General and Operations Managers3010$120,270$57.821.5
34Carpenters2780$40,210$19.330.7
35Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2690$44,330$21.311.8
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2610$55,300$26.590.95
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2550$38,280$18.411.05
38Protective Service Occupations2530$44,560$21.422.2
39Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2430$22,650$10.890.9
40Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2370$40,650$19.540.9
41Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2340$27,670$13.31.55
42Packers and Packagers, Hand2300$28,060$13.490.45
43Construction Laborers2130$36,900$17.740.8
44Cooks, Restaurant2080$25,730$12.370.8
45Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1880$40,130$19.290.35
46Accountants and Auditors1830$68,450$32.910.9
47First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1830$45,220$21.741
48Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1740$45,330$21.80.5
49Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1670$39,350$18.920.5
50First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1670$61,470$29.550.4
51Receptionists and Information Clerks1640$28,780$13.840.7
52Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1630$58,600$28.170.8
53Food Preparation Workers1590$21,290$10.240.6
54Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1400$36,660$17.620.4
55First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1350$32,690$15.720.6
56Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1350$37,310$17.940.3
57Home Health Aides1270$27,330$13.140.7
58Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1210$30,510$14.670.8
59Dishwashers1200$20,100$9.670.3
60Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers1170$19,840$9.540.3
61First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1130$68,620$32.990.3
62Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators1110$46,080$22.160.2
63Electricians1090$46,170$22.20.4
64First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1090$61,710$29.670.4
65Bartenders1060$24,750$11.90.4
66Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1060$59,660$28.680.6
67Industrial Machinery Mechanics1030$51,530$24.770.2
68Helpers--Production Workers1020$35,860$17.240.3
69Legal Occupations1020$64,930$31.220.8
70Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop1000$20,320$9.770.3
71Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers990$42,140$20.260.3
72First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors950$56,900$27.360
73Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists940$22,920$11.020.4
74Tellers940$27,830$13.380.3
75Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders930$33,920$16.310.2
76Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment920$27,250$13.10.2
77Machinists910$44,130$21.220.25
78Medical Assistants880$32,550$15.650.45
79Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria860$27,300$13.120.3
80Food Batchmakers860$40,640$19.540.1
81Food Servers, Nonrestaurant850$21,550$10.360.2
82Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters840$38,390$18.460.1
83Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists840$59,050$28.390.4
84Print Binding and Finishing Workers840$35,580$17.10
85Printing Press Operators840$42,120$20.250.1
86Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations820$30,880$14.850.65
87Physicians and Surgeons, All Other820$211,910$101.880.25
88Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters800$48,660$23.390.3
89Childcare Workers790$22,210$10.680.8
90Human Resources Specialists770$57,160$27.480.35
91Billing and Posting Clerks760$35,120$16.890.3
92Child, Family, and School Social Workers760$42,680$20.520.2
93Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers760$48,820$23.470.2
94Bakers750$27,770$13.350.1
95Medical Secretaries740$32,340$15.550.4
96Driver/Sales Workers730$25,030$12.030.3
97Bus Drivers, School or Special Client720$31,750$15.270.3
98Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers700$71,930$34.580.4
99Dental Assistants690$42,640$20.50.2
100Security Guards680$28,180$13.550.7
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Jobs More Common Near Lancaster Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,760241,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,24038,390
Production Occupations$38,80024,790
Sales and Related Occupations$37,52023,250
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,05022,530
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$82,03014,180
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,28012,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,09011,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,91011,220
Retail Salespersons$28,7408,690
Management Occupations$108,9908,670
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,9108,620
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,0107,740
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,9807,200
Office Clerks, General$33,1806,730
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,5906,510
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,1806,320
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,5405,510
Cashiers$20,7805,330
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,3305,330
Waiters and Waitresses$24,2104,690
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,8804,460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,9804,430
Registered Nurses$63,4304,390
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,0304,150
Customer Service Representatives$35,7504,010
Personal Care Aides$23,5103,570
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,5903,530
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,2903,310
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,6503,250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,9103,080
Nursing Assistants$30,7403,080
General and Operations Managers$120,2703,010
Carpenters$40,2102,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,3302,690
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,3002,610
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,2802,550
Protective Service Occupations$44,5602,530
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,6502,430
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,6502,370
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,6702,340
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,0602,300
Construction Laborers$36,9002,130
Cooks, Restaurant$25,7302,080
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$40,1301,880
Accountants and Auditors$68,4501,830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,2201,830
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$45,3301,740
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,3501,670
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$61,4701,670

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,760241,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,24038,390
Production Occupations$38,80024,790
Sales and Related Occupations$37,52023,250
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$82,03014,180
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,28012,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,09011,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,91011,220
Retail Salespersons$28,7408,690
Management Occupations$108,9908,670
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,0107,740
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,9807,200
Office Clerks, General$33,1806,730
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,5906,510
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,1806,320
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,3305,330
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,8804,460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,9804,430
Registered Nurses$63,4304,390
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,0304,150
Customer Service Representatives$35,7504,010
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$33,5903,530
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,2903,310
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,6503,250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,9103,080
Nursing Assistants$30,7403,080
General and Operations Managers$120,2703,010
Carpenters$40,2102,780
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,3302,690
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,3002,610
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,2802,550
Protective Service Occupations$44,5602,530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,6502,370
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,6702,340
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,0602,300
Construction Laborers$36,9002,130
Cooks, Restaurant$25,7302,080
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$40,1301,880
Accountants and Auditors$68,4501,830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,2201,830
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$45,3301,740
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,3501,670
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$61,4701,670
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,7801,640
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$58,6001,630
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$36,6601,400
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,6901,350
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$37,3101,350
Home Health Aides$27,3301,270
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$30,5101,210

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