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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 256640 $41530 $19.97 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 44230 $34260 $16.47 14.8
3 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29160 $34370 $16.52 6.45
4 Sales and Related Occupations 23550 $33660 $16.18 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21860 $22270 $10.71 8.3
6 Production Occupations 21550 $35590 $17.11 5.85
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 17400 $68120 $32.75 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 13880 $54730 $26.31 6.15
9 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11730 $30250 $14.54 1.6
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9930 $43690 $21 3.8
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 9590 $30050 $14.45 3.05
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9030 $63800 $30.67 5.05
13 Construction and Extraction Occupations 8800 $44690 $21.49 4.4
14 Personal Care and Service Occupations 8360 $23500 $11.3 4.1
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 8210 $24970 $12 3.7
16 Management Occupations 7950 $103360 $49.69 6.05
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 7450 $18610 $8.95 2.15
18 Cashiers 7400 $19030 $9.15 2.25
19 Retail Salespersons 7020 $26680 $12.83 3.1
20 Customer Service Representatives 6270 $31930 $15.35 1.75
21 Office Clerks, General 6200 $31490 $15.14 2
22 Registered Nurses 6120 $60000 $28.84 1.9
23 Protective Service Occupations 5460 $44690 $21.49 2.25
24 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 5020 $44670 $21.48 1.2
25 Nursing Assistants 4890 $28160 $13.54 1.05
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 4880 $41580 $19.99 1.65
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4870 $26070 $12.53 1.2
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4410 $32280 $15.52 1.6
29 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4310 $61430 $29.53 2.8
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4270 $25550 $12.28 1.6
31 Waiters and Waitresses 3860 $23570 $11.33 1.6
32 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3650 $73190 $35.19 1.65
33 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 3580 $34810 $16.74 0.35
34 Personal Care Aides 3100 $22370 $10.75 1.3
35 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2860 $54670 $26.28 1
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2840 $35130 $16.89 1.1
37 Team Assemblers 2720 $28600 $13.75 0.75
38 General and Operations Managers 2630 $109520 $52.65 1.4
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2570 $62140 $29.88 1
40 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2520 $43550 $20.94 0.5
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2510 $36880 $17.73 0.9
42 Cooks, Restaurant 2300 $25610 $12.31 0.75
43 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2140 $40680 $19.56 1.7
44 Helpers--Production Workers 2060 $29090 $13.99 0.3
45 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2040 $19760 $9.5 1
46 Accountants and Auditors 1890 $63600 $30.58 0.9
47 Security Guards 1780 $31670 $15.22 0.7
48 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1770 $43270 $20.8 1
49 Construction Laborers 1660 $36040 $17.33 0.8
50 Medical Secretaries 1620 $38380 $18.45 0.4
51 Tellers 1600 $25680 $12.34 0.3
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1580 $34780 $16.72 0.6
53 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1550 $29660 $14.26 0.25
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1550 $34310 $16.5 0.5
55 Home Health Aides 1470 $24940 $11.99 0.7
56 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1470 $33790 $16.24 0.6
57 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1460 $46090 $22.16 0.1
58 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1450 $26160 $12.58 0.8
59 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1430 $54260 $26.09 0.45
60 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1400 $25080 $12.06 0.45
61 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1400 $23280 $11.19 0.3
62 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1310 $31910 $15.34 0.4
63 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1300 $26830 $12.9 0.7
64 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1300 $63940 $30.74 0.9
65 Legal Occupations 1290 $64640 $31.08 0.8
66 Food Preparation Workers 1240 $21290 $10.24 0.6
67 Bartenders 1190 $20830 $10.01 0.4
68 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1170 $55970 $26.91 0.4
69 Computer User Support Specialists 1130 $37640 $18.1 0.4
70 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1090 $55220 $26.55 0.6
71 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 1050 $33950 $16.32 0.3
72 Bill and Account Collectors 1020 $34580 $16.62 0.2
73 Electricians 980 $53750 $25.84 0.4
74 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 980 $49560 $23.83 0.2
75 Pharmacy Technicians 970 $28610 $13.76 0.25
76 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 910 $45120 $21.69 0.1
77 Social and Human Service Assistants 910 $32220 $15.49 0.3
78 Counter and Rental Clerks 900 $22630 $10.88 0.3
79 Dishwashers 890 $18410 $8.85 0.3
80 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 870 $29000 $13.94 0.3
81 Mental Health Counselors 860 $40050 $19.26 0.1
82 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 850 $23360 $11.23 0.4
83 Childcare Workers 800 $20090 $9.66 0.8
84 Carpenters 800 $39480 $18.98 0.6
85 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 800 $46310 $22.27 0.2
86 Human Resources Specialists 780 $57770 $27.77 0.3
87 Billing and Posting Clerks 770 $33140 $15.93 0.35
88 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 770 $19550 $9.4 0.3
89 Medical Assistants 740 $31930 $15.35 0.45
90 Machinists 740 $44040 $21.17 0.3
91 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 730 $50900 $24.47 0.5
92 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 730 $68960 $33.15 0.4
93 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 720 $28720 $13.81 0.2
94 Correctional Officers and Jailers 720 $56830 $27.32 0.3
95 Highway Maintenance Workers 710 $38760 $18.63 0.1
96 Printing Press Operators 700 $37570 $18.06 0.1
97 Dental Assistants 700 $38000 $18.27 0.2
98 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 690 $37290 $17.93 0.1
99 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 690 $66950 $32.19 0.3
100 Postal Service Mail Carriers 690 $51390 $24.71 0.15
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Jobs More Common Near Scranton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,530 256,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,260 44,230
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,370 29,160
Sales and Related Occupations 33,660 23,550
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,270 21,860
Production Occupations 35,590 21,550
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,120 17,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,730 13,880
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,250 11,730
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,690 9,930
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,050 9,590
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,800 9,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,690 8,800
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,500 8,360
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,970 8,210
Management Occupations 103,360 7,950
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,610 7,450
Cashiers 19,030 7,400
Retail Salespersons 26,680 7,020
Customer Service Representatives 31,930 6,270
Office Clerks, General 31,490 6,200
Registered Nurses 60,000 6,120
Protective Service Occupations 44,690 5,460
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,670 5,020
Nursing Assistants 28,160 4,890
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,580 4,880
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,070 4,870
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,280 4,410
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,430 4,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,550 4,270
Waiters and Waitresses 23,570 3,860
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,190 3,650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 34,810 3,580
Personal Care Aides 22,370 3,100
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,670 2,860
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,130 2,840
Team Assemblers 28,600 2,720
General and Operations Managers 109,520 2,630
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,140 2,570
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,550 2,520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,880 2,510
Cooks, Restaurant 25,610 2,300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,680 2,140
Helpers--Production Workers 29,090 2,060
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,760 2,040
Accountants and Auditors 63,600 1,890
Security Guards 31,670 1,780
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,270 1,770
Construction Laborers 36,040 1,660
Medical Secretaries 38,380 1,620

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,530 256,640
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,260 44,230
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,370 29,160
Sales and Related Occupations 33,660 23,550
Production Occupations 35,590 21,550
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,120 17,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 54,730 13,880
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,250 11,730
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,690 9,930
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,050 9,590
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,800 9,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,690 8,800
Management Occupations 103,360 7,950
Retail Salespersons 26,680 7,020
Customer Service Representatives 31,930 6,270
Office Clerks, General 31,490 6,200
Registered Nurses 60,000 6,120
Protective Service Occupations 44,690 5,460
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,670 5,020
Nursing Assistants 28,160 4,890
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,580 4,880
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,070 4,870
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,280 4,410
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,430 4,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,550 4,270
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 73,190 3,650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 34,810 3,580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,670 2,860
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,130 2,840
Team Assemblers 28,600 2,720
General and Operations Managers 109,520 2,630
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,140 2,570
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,550 2,520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,880 2,510
Cooks, Restaurant 25,610 2,300
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,680 2,140
Helpers--Production Workers 29,090 2,060
Accountants and Auditors 63,600 1,890
Security Guards 31,670 1,780
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,270 1,770
Construction Laborers 36,040 1,660
Medical Secretaries 38,380 1,620
Tellers 25,680 1,600
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,780 1,580
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 29,660 1,550
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,310 1,550
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,790 1,470
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 46,090 1,460
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,160 1,450
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 54,260 1,430

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