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Reading Employment

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

Jobs in Reading

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations172860$46,100$22.16100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations25450$36,340$17.4714.35
3Production Occupations20600$40,700$19.575.7
4Transportation and Material Moving Occupations17220$37,570$18.066.55
5Sales and Related Occupations16650$37,570$18.079.9
6Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations14070$22,550$10.848.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations10840$78,580$37.785.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations10260$51,030$24.536.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations7820$48,530$23.333.8
10Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand6550$32,700$15.721.7
11Management Occupations6490$119,770$57.586.15
12Personal Care and Service Occupations6400$25,940$12.474.3
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations6310$66,940$32.195.25
14Construction and Extraction Occupations5710$48,300$23.224.45
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations5160$27,980$13.453.65
16Retail Salespersons5050$27,560$13.252.85
17Healthcare Support Occupations4980$32,230$15.493
18Cashiers4910$20,320$9.772.2
19Office Clerks, General4120$34,730$16.71.9
20Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3800$19,870$9.552.3
21Registered Nurses3730$66,260$31.861.95
22Architecture and Engineering Occupations3490$79,190$38.071.7
23Customer Service Representatives3210$36,240$17.431.75
24Personal Care Aides2950$24,360$11.711.5
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2910$34,290$16.481.5
26Computer and Mathematical Occupations2900$77,810$37.412.9
27Protective Service Occupations2840$42,000$20.192.2
28Waiters and Waitresses2830$22,050$10.61.7
29Community and Social Service Occupations2760$45,730$21.991.65
30Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers2670$50,770$24.411.2
31Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2630$26,730$12.851.55
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2470$24,430$11.741.3
33General and Operations Managers2190$123,720$59.481.5
34Nursing Assistants2090$30,840$14.831
35Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1950$68,120$32.750.9
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1790$59,940$28.820.95
37Helpers--Production Workers1750$36,310$17.460.3
38Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1730$40,550$19.50.9
39First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1680$57,460$27.620.4
40Cooks, Restaurant1670$23,710$11.40.8
41Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1610$32,790$15.770
42Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1600$42,510$20.440.35
43Accountants and Auditors1490$70,460$33.870.9
44Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1490$40,040$19.251.05
45Receptionists and Information Clerks1450$27,920$13.420.7
46Bartenders1400$21,180$10.180.4
47Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1370$31,930$15.350.3
48Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1360$28,470$13.690.8
49First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1350$45,600$21.921
50Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1280$44,550$21.421.8
51Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1200$32,680$15.710.6
52Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1110$39,570$19.020.3
53Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1100$46,580$22.40.5
54Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1070$30,680$14.750.2
55First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers990$35,670$17.150.6
56Substitute Teachers950$26,990$12.980
57Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks900$34,670$16.670.4
58Medical Assistants890$31,610$15.20.45
59Security Guards890$26,250$12.620.7
60Electricians870$52,110$25.050.4
61Packers and Packagers, Hand870$32,250$15.510.45
62Machinists850$39,730$19.10.25
63Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics830$42,000$20.190.5
64Home Health Aides830$26,400$12.690.7
65Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers820$61,050$29.350.4
66Sales Representatives, Services, All Other800$53,000$25.480.6
67Construction Laborers790$36,980$17.780.8
68Food Preparation Workers780$22,050$10.60.6
69Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers770$43,320$20.830.3
70Legal Occupations770$91,030$43.760.8
71Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists750$32,360$15.560.4
72Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners750$22,330$10.730.9
73Human Resources Specialists740$62,040$29.830.35
74Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists730$41,190$19.810.2
75Carpenters720$44,230$21.260.7
76First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors720$61,190$29.420
77First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers650$82,240$39.540.3
78Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations650$61,510$29.570.8
79Billing and Posting Clerks610$37,210$17.890.3
80Driver/Sales Workers600$29,070$13.980.3
81Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers590$51,090$24.560.2
82Physicians and Surgeons, All Other590$225,890$108.60.25
83Child, Family, and School Social Workers580$45,670$21.960.2
84Childcare Workers570$20,610$9.910.8
85Medical Secretaries570$33,310$16.010.4
86Tellers570$28,190$13.550.3
87Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists540$56,520$27.170.4
88Computer User Support Specialists530$49,790$23.940.4
89Dishwashers530$18,790$9.030.3
90Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators520$45,870$22.050.2
91Civil Engineers510$101,180$48.650.2
92Computer Systems Analysts510$90,160$43.350.4
93Social and Human Service Assistants510$35,850$17.230.25
94Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors510$46,160$22.190
95First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers490$64,420$30.970.4
96Physical Therapists490$90,290$43.410.2
97Counter and Rental Clerks480$28,640$13.770.3
98Mechanical Engineers480$97,930$47.080.2
99Industrial Machinery Mechanics460$55,460$26.660.2
100Postal Service Mail Carriers460$49,650$23.870.2
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Jobs More Common Near Reading Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,100172,860
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,34025,450
Production Occupations$40,70020,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,57017,220
Sales and Related Occupations$37,57016,650
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,55014,070
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,58010,840
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,03010,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,5307,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,7006,550
Management Occupations$119,7706,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,9406,400
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,9406,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,3005,710
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,9805,160
Retail Salespersons$27,5605,050
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,2304,980
Cashiers$20,3204,910
Office Clerks, General$34,7304,120
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,8703,800
Registered Nurses$66,2603,730
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,1903,490
Customer Service Representatives$36,2403,210
Personal Care Aides$24,3602,950
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,2902,910
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,8102,900
Protective Service Occupations$42,0002,840
Waiters and Waitresses$22,0502,830
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,7302,760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$50,7702,670
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,7302,630
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,4302,470
General and Operations Managers$123,7202,190
Nursing Assistants$30,8402,090
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,1201,950
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,9401,790
Helpers--Production Workers$36,3101,750
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,5501,730
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,4601,680
Cooks, Restaurant$23,7101,670
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,7901,610
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$42,5101,600
Accountants and Auditors$70,4601,490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,0401,490
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,9201,450
Bartenders$21,1801,400
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$31,9301,370
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,4701,360
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,6001,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,5501,280

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,100172,860
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,34025,450
Production Occupations$40,70020,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,57017,220
Sales and Related Occupations$37,57016,650
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,58010,840
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,03010,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,5307,820
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$32,7006,550
Management Occupations$119,7706,490
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,9406,400
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,9406,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,3005,710
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,9805,160
Retail Salespersons$27,5605,050
Healthcare Support Occupations$32,2304,980
Office Clerks, General$34,7304,120
Registered Nurses$66,2603,730
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,1903,490
Customer Service Representatives$36,2403,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,2902,910
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,8102,900
Protective Service Occupations$42,0002,840
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,7302,760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$50,7702,670
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,7302,630
General and Operations Managers$123,7202,190
Nursing Assistants$30,8402,090
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,1201,950
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,9401,790
Helpers--Production Workers$36,3101,750
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,5501,730
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,4601,680
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,7901,610
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$42,5101,600
Accountants and Auditors$70,4601,490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,0401,490
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,9201,450
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$31,9301,370
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,4701,360
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,6001,350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,5501,280
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$32,6801,200
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$39,5701,110
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$46,5801,100
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$30,6801,070
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,670990
Substitute Teachers$26,990950
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$34,670900
Medical Assistants$31,610890

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