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Scranton Employment

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

Jobs in Scranton

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations257730$41,980$20.18100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations43970$34,470$16.5714.35
3Transportation and Material Moving Occupations29830$34,750$16.716.55
4Sales and Related Occupations23500$33,430$16.079.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations22690$22,790$10.968.55
6Production Occupations22570$36,620$17.615.7
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations17590$67,240$32.335.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations13310$55,760$26.816.05
9Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand12300$30,950$14.881.7
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations10220$43,670$213.8
11Healthcare Support Occupations8940$31,160$14.983
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations8900$62,730$30.165.25
13Management Occupations8750$102,430$49.256.15
14Personal Care and Service Occupations8370$24,370$11.724.3
15Construction and Extraction Occupations8270$46,790$22.494.45
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations7980$25,640$12.333.65
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food7800$19,420$9.342.3
18Retail Salespersons7270$25,360$12.192.85
19Cashiers6840$18,970$9.122.2
20Office Clerks, General6290$31,770$15.281.9
21Customer Service Representatives6270$32,530$15.641.75
22Registered Nurses5970$60,450$29.061.95
23Protective Service Occupations5640$46,860$22.532.2
24Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers5260$45,780$22.011.2
25Stock Clerks and Order Fillers5090$25,900$12.451.3
26Community and Social Service Occupations5040$42,550$20.461.65
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive4710$32,440$15.61.5
28Nursing Assistants4570$29,030$13.961
29Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers4520$31,460$15.130
30Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4360$25,560$12.291.55
31Computer and Mathematical Occupations3890$65,960$31.712.9
32Waiters and Waitresses3870$24,020$11.551.7
33Personal Care Aides3470$23,500$11.31.5
34Architecture and Engineering Occupations3360$72,520$34.871.7
35First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers3030$56,120$26.980.95
36General and Operations Managers2990$109,630$52.711.5
37Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2760$35,940$17.280.9
38Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators2650$35,150$16.90.35
39Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2510$62,790$30.190.9
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2490$36,670$17.631.05
41Cooks, Restaurant2400$25,960$12.480.8
42Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses2380$43,360$20.850.5
43Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2200$41,600$201.8
44Packers and Packagers, Hand1900$25,640$12.330.45
45First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1860$40,490$19.471
46Accountants and Auditors1760$65,350$31.420.9
47Security Guards1680$35,220$16.930.7
48Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1640$20,190$9.710.9
49First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1630$34,160$16.420.6
50Helpers--Production Workers1560$29,490$14.180.3
51Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1530$54,050$25.990.4
52Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1510$26,670$12.820.8
53Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders1500$47,010$22.60.1
54Construction Laborers1490$39,340$18.910.8
55Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1480$35,960$17.290.6
56Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1480$32,160$15.460.4
57Tellers1470$26,690$12.830.3
58Receptionists and Information Clerks1410$27,980$13.450.7
59Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1410$25,530$12.270.3
60Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1370$34,050$16.370.5
61Pharmacy Technicians1350$29,210$14.040.3
62First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1280$56,240$27.040.4
63Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1240$36,050$17.330.3
64Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1240$73,160$35.170.8
65Legal Occupations1210$64,650$31.080.8
66Food Preparation Workers1190$21,740$10.450.6
67Medical Secretaries1190$33,140$15.930.4
68Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors1190$42,950$20.650
69Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1170$32,160$15.460.2
70First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors1130$59,860$28.780
71Bartenders1120$20,920$10.060.4
72Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1110$57,460$27.620.6
73Home Health Aides1090$26,600$12.790.7
74Social and Human Service Assistants1060$32,000$15.380.25
75Carpenters1040$43,320$20.830.7
76Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers1040$19,090$9.180.3
77Medical Assistants1000$31,920$15.350.45
78Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators930$51,740$24.880.2
79Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria920$28,910$13.90.3
80Electricians900$52,540$25.260.4
81Dishwashers880$19,400$9.330.3
82Industrial Machinery Mechanics870$49,350$23.730.2
83Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists860$21,990$10.570.4
84Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs850$47,600$22.890.1
85Correctional Officers and Jailers810$57,440$27.620.25
86Counter and Rental Clerks810$21,770$10.470.3
87Bill and Account Collectors800$34,830$16.740.2
88First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers790$62,990$30.280.3
89Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists780$55,540$26.70.4
90Human Resources Specialists770$59,030$28.380.35
91Medical and Health Services Managers760$77,250$37.140.25
92Driver/Sales Workers760$29,920$14.390.3
93Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists750$43,360$20.850.2
94Physical Therapists740$86,320$41.50.2
95Management Analysts720$85,930$41.320.5
96Billing and Posting Clerks720$35,070$16.860.3
97Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic720$38,680$18.60.1
98Computer User Support Specialists710$43,250$20.790.4
99Postal Service Mail Carriers700$50,650$24.350.2
100Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education690$26,520$12.750.3
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Jobs More Common Near Scranton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,980257,730
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,47043,970
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,75029,830
Sales and Related Occupations$33,43023,500
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,79022,690
Production Occupations$36,62022,570
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,24017,590
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$55,76013,310
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,95012,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,67010,220
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,1608,940
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,7308,900
Management Occupations$102,4308,750
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,3708,370
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,7908,270
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,6407,980
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,4207,800
Retail Salespersons$25,3607,270
Cashiers$18,9706,840
Office Clerks, General$31,7706,290
Customer Service Representatives$32,5306,270
Registered Nurses$60,4505,970
Protective Service Occupations$46,8605,640
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,7805,260
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,9005,090
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,5505,040
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,4404,710
Nursing Assistants$29,0304,570
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,4604,520
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,5604,360
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,9603,890
Waiters and Waitresses$24,0203,870
Personal Care Aides$23,5003,470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,5203,360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,1203,030
General and Operations Managers$109,6302,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,9402,760
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$35,1502,650
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,7902,510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,6702,490
Cooks, Restaurant$25,9602,400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,3602,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,6002,200
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,6401,900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,4901,860
Accountants and Auditors$65,3501,760
Security Guards$35,2201,680
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,1901,640
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,1601,630
Helpers--Production Workers$29,4901,560

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,980257,730
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,47043,970
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,75029,830
Sales and Related Occupations$33,43023,500
Production Occupations$36,62022,570
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,24017,590
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$55,76013,310
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,95012,300
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,67010,220
Healthcare Support Occupations$31,1608,940
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,7308,900
Management Occupations$102,4308,750
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,7908,270
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,6407,980
Retail Salespersons$25,3607,270
Office Clerks, General$31,7706,290
Customer Service Representatives$32,5306,270
Registered Nurses$60,4505,970
Protective Service Occupations$46,8605,640
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,7805,260
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,9005,090
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,5505,040
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,4404,710
Nursing Assistants$29,0304,570
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,4604,520
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,5604,360
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$65,9603,890
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,5203,360
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,1203,030
General and Operations Managers$109,6302,990
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,9402,760
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$35,1502,650
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,7902,510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,6702,490
Cooks, Restaurant$25,9602,400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,3602,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,6002,200
Packers and Packagers, Hand$25,6401,900
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,4901,860
Accountants and Auditors$65,3501,760
Security Guards$35,2201,680
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,1601,630
Helpers--Production Workers$29,4901,560
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$54,0501,530
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,6701,510
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$47,0101,500
Construction Laborers$39,3401,490
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,9601,480
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,1601,480
Tellers$26,6901,470

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