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State College Employment

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

Jobs in State College

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 68380 $45670 $21.96 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 12200 $33690 $16.2 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6900 $23360 $11.23 8.3
4 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6860 $60810 $29.24 6.15
5 Sales and Related Occupations 6440 $35100 $16.87 10.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3810 $67870 $32.63 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3330 $32900 $15.82 6.45
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3220 $40140 $19.3 3.8
9 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2890 $63890 $30.72 5.05
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2880 $43500 $20.91 4.4
11 Management Occupations 2870 $109620 $52.7 6.05
12 Production Occupations 2800 $35320 $16.98 5.85
13 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2580 $75300 $36.2 2.8
14 Office Clerks, General 2510 $31600 $15.19 2
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2230 $27430 $13.19 3.7
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2150 $24450 $11.75 4.1
17 Retail Salespersons 2100 $26000 $12.5 3.1
18 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2040 $34300 $16.49 1.6
19 Cashiers 2030 $19540 $9.4 2.25
20 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1970 $20110 $9.67 2.15
21 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1660 $36800 $17.69 0.9
22 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1620 $75190 $36.15 1.65
23 Waiters and Waitresses 1480 $23920 $11.5 1.6
24 Protective Service Occupations 1470 $49820 $23.95 2.25
25 Healthcare Support Occupations 1310 $28670 $13.79 3.05
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1160 $27920 $13.42 1.6
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 1080 $45970 $22.1 1.65
28 Personal Care Aides 1000 $22270 $10.7 1.3
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 980 $23310 $11.21 1.2
30 Customer Service Representatives 980 $28030 $13.48 1.75
31 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 930 $23920 $11.5 1.6
32 Cooks, Restaurant 790 $24060 $11.57 0.75
33 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 720 $44580 $21.43 1.7
34 General and Operations Managers 670 $115530 $55.55 1.4
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 610 $36240 $17.42 1.1
36 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 580 $45560 $21.9 1.2
37 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 570 $65420 $31.45 0.9
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 540 $41840 $20.11 1
39 Accountants and Auditors 520 $68390 $32.88 0.9
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 500 $54480 $26.19 1
41 Construction Laborers 490 $29820 $14.34 0.8
42 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 470 $69500 $33.41 0.6
43 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 470 $70010 $33.66 0.3
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 460 $38380 $18.45 0.6
45 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 450 $29080 $13.98 0.8
46 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 440 $19900 $9.57 1
47 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 420 $36000 $17.31 0.25
48 Carpenters 410 $44060 $21.18 0.6
49 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 410 $61010 $29.33 0.4
50 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 410 $39740 $19.11 0.5
51 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 400 $31620 $15.2 0.1
52 Nursing Assistants 400 $28430 $13.67 1.05
53 Bartenders 400 $25940 $12.47 0.4
54 Computer User Support Specialists 380 $53730 $25.83 0.4
55 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 370 $54080 $26 0.35
56 Home Health Aides 370 $23250 $11.18 0.7
57 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 360 $31330 $15.06 0.3
58 Dishwashers 360 $18880 $9.08 0.3
59 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 360 $48660 $23.4 0.2
60 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 360 $64950 $31.23 1
61 Receptionists and Information Clerks 350 $24410 $11.74 0.7
62 Software Developers, Applications 340 $102370 $49.22 0.5
63 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 340 $38610 $18.56 0.6
64 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $25100 $12.07 0.3
65 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320 $19540 $9.39 0.25
66 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 280 $22630 $10.88 0.3
67 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 $38070 $18.3 0.5
68 Legal Occupations 270 $69910 $33.61 0.8
69 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 270 $37650 $18.1 0.2
70 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 260 $34090 $16.39 0.4
71 Food Preparation Workers 250 $22060 $10.6 0.6
72 Medical Secretaries 250 $31280 $15.04 0.4
73 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $25830 $12.42 0.3
74 Security Guards 210 $26520 $12.75 0.7
75 Computer and Information Systems Managers 210 $112530 $54.1 0.25
76 Mental Health Counselors 210 $46190 $22.2 0.1
77 Childcare Workers 210 $19800 $9.52 0.8
78 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $29980 $14.41 0.2
79 Driver/Sales Workers 200 $25520 $12.27 0.3
80 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 200 $37060 $17.82 0.3
81 Civil Engineers 190 $79360 $38.16 0.2
82 Tellers 190 $26870 $12.92 0.3
83 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 180 $35070 $16.86 0.6
84 Billing and Posting Clerks 180 $36540 $17.57 0.35
85 Food Service Managers 180 $60370 $29.02 0.2
86 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $69190 $33.26 0.3
87 Financial Managers 170 $142660 $68.59 0.4
88 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 170 $71890 $34.56 0.45
89 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 170 $30950 $14.88 0.4
90 Human Resources Specialists 170 $58570 $28.16 0.3
91 Electricians 170 $41400 $19.91 0.4
92 Pharmacists 170 $123920 $59.58 0.2
93 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 170 $59860 $28.78 0.4
94 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $20900 $10.05 0.2
95 Computer Systems Analysts 160 $74730 $35.93 0.4
96 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $21430 $10.3 0.2
97 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $35320 $16.98 0.2
98 Machinists 150 $40410 $19.43 0.3
99 Lawyers 150 $86440 $41.56 0.5
100 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers 150 $38110 $18.32 0
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Jobs More Common Near State College Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,670 68,380
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,690 12,200
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,360 6,900
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 60,810 6,860
Sales and Related Occupations 35,100 6,440
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,870 3,810
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,900 3,330
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,140 3,220
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,890 2,890
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,500 2,880
Management Occupations 109,620 2,870
Production Occupations 35,320 2,800
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 75,300 2,580
Office Clerks, General 31,600 2,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,430 2,230
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,450 2,150
Retail Salespersons 26,000 2,100
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,300 2,040
Cashiers 19,540 2,030
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,110 1,970
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,800 1,660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,190 1,620
Waiters and Waitresses 23,920 1,480
Protective Service Occupations 49,820 1,470
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,670 1,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,920 1,160
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,970 1,080
Personal Care Aides 22,270 1,000
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,310 980
Customer Service Representatives 28,030 980
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 23,920 930
Cooks, Restaurant 24,060 790
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,580 720
General and Operations Managers 115,530 670
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,240 610
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,560 580
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 65,420 570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,840 540
Accountants and Auditors 68,390 520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,480 500
Construction Laborers 29,820 490
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 69,500 470
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70,010 470
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 38,380 460
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 29,080 450
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,900 440
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 36,000 420
Carpenters 44,060 410
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 61,010 410
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,740 410

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,670 68,380
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,690 12,200
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 60,810 6,860
Sales and Related Occupations 35,100 6,440
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,870 3,810
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,900 3,330
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,140 3,220
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,890 2,890
Construction and Extraction Occupations 43,500 2,880
Management Occupations 109,620 2,870
Production Occupations 35,320 2,800
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 75,300 2,580
Office Clerks, General 31,600 2,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,430 2,230
Retail Salespersons 26,000 2,100
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,300 2,040
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,800 1,660
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 75,190 1,620
Protective Service Occupations 49,820 1,470
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,670 1,310
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 27,920 1,160
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,970 1,080
Customer Service Representatives 28,030 980
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,580 720
General and Operations Managers 115,530 670
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,240 610
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 45,560 580
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 65,420 570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,840 540
Accountants and Auditors 68,390 520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,480 500
Construction Laborers 29,820 490
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 69,500 470
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 70,010 470
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 38,380 460
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 29,080 450
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 36,000 420
Carpenters 44,060 410
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 61,010 410
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,740 410
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 31,620 400
Nursing Assistants 28,430 400
Bartenders 25,940 400
Computer User Support Specialists 53,730 380
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 54,080 370
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 31,330 360
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 48,660 360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 64,950 360
Software Developers, Applications 102,370 340
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,610 340

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