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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 types of occupations that can be found in State College and the average wages for those jobs. The list includes jobs that generally require college degrees and jobs that do not require college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in the State College area than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of State College.

Jobs in State College

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations69300$46,910$22.55100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations12440$34,910$16.7814.35
3Education, Training, and Library Occupations7240$61,720$29.676.05
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6880$23,930$11.518.55
5Sales and Related Occupations6270$34,270$16.489.9
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4040$68,520$32.945.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3410$34,330$16.56.55
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3190$40,950$19.693.8
9Management Occupations3060$112,660$54.166.15
10Business and Financial Operations Occupations2940$63,740$30.645.25
11Construction and Extraction Occupations2810$44,340$21.324.45
12Office Clerks, General2750$32,970$15.851.9
13Production Occupations2680$36,520$17.565.7
14Computer and Mathematical Occupations2560$75,780$36.432.9
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2350$29,160$14.023.65
16Personal Care and Service Occupations2210$25,160$12.14.3
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2190$19,790$9.512.3
18Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2040$35,040$16.851.5
19Cashiers1950$19,480$9.362.2
20Retail Salespersons1920$25,100$12.072.85
21Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1680$38,450$18.490.9
22Architecture and Engineering Occupations1590$77,930$37.461.7
23Protective Service Occupations1540$50,700$24.372.2
24Registered Nurses1460$58,390$28.071.95
25Waiters and Waitresses1410$24,210$11.641.7
26Healthcare Support Occupations1360$30,660$14.743
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1230$29,100$13.991.55
28Community and Social Service Occupations1080$46,980$22.591.65
29Personal Care Aides1040$23,730$11.411.5
30Customer Service Representatives960$28,900$13.891.75
31Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand960$27,030$131.7
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers790$25,920$12.461.3
33Cooks, Restaurant760$24,330$11.70.8
34General and Operations Managers730$120,600$57.981.5
35Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations660$46,380$22.31.8
36Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers630$47,200$22.691.2
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers590$38,670$18.591
38Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations590$70,820$34.050.8
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks580$36,580$17.591.05
40First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers570$55,910$26.880.95
41Sales Representatives, Services, All Other510$68,730$33.050.6
42Accountants and Auditors500$65,230$31.360.9
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers490$42,540$20.450.6
44Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers480$31,000$14.90.8
45Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners480$23,960$11.520.9
46Carpenters470$45,190$21.730.7
47Construction Laborers460$29,880$14.360.8
48Nursing Assistants460$29,670$14.261
49Network and Computer Systems Administrators440$70,930$34.10.25
50Self-Enrichment Education Teachers440$37,290$17.930.2
51Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers430$33,600$16.150
52Bus Drivers, School or Special Client420$30,870$14.840.3
53Computer User Support Specialists410$53,660$25.80.4
54Receptionists and Information Clerks390$24,050$11.570.7
55Bartenders370$27,780$13.350.4
56First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers370$61,570$29.60.4
57Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses370$37,900$18.220.5
58Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists370$57,800$27.790.4
59Computer Programmers340$77,000$37.020.2
60Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers340$22,760$10.940.3
61Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers340$39,990$19.220.6
62Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators340$48,890$23.510.2
63Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products340$63,820$30.680.9
64Dishwashers330$20,370$9.790.3
65Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria310$25,680$12.350.3
66Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop310$19,690$9.460.3
67Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers300$34,110$16.40
68Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics290$37,960$18.250.5
69Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers270$37,480$18.020.2
70Home Health Aides270$24,930$11.980.7
71Medical Secretaries250$33,680$16.190.4
72Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors250$46,500$22.360
73Counter and Rental Clerks230$25,550$12.290.3
74Computer and Information Systems Managers220$128,160$61.610.2
75Driver/Sales Workers220$23,860$11.470.3
76Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education220$25,530$12.280.3
77Civil Engineers210$83,450$40.120.2
78Food Preparation Workers210$23,730$11.410.6
79Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers210$38,080$18.310.3
80Software Developers, Applications210$89,170$42.870.55
81Tellers210$28,360$13.640.3
82Billing and Posting Clerks200$38,450$18.480.3
83Financial Managers200$136,590$65.670.4
84Security Guards200$28,200$13.560.7
85First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers190$70,540$33.910.3
86Human Resources Specialists190$59,170$28.450.35
87Medical Assistants190$32,370$15.560.45
88Childcare Workers180$20,360$9.790.8
89Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists180$29,730$14.290.4
90Pharmacists180$125,450$60.310.2
91Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers180$73,090$35.140.4
92Electricians170$45,340$21.80.4
93Computer Occupations, All Other160$78,860$37.910.2
94First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers160$61,420$29.530.4
95Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors160$27,840$13.380.2
96Food Service Managers160$59,310$28.520.2
97Social and Human Service Assistants160$35,980$17.30.25
98Training and Development Specialists160$53,650$25.790.2
99Computer Systems Analysts150$86,310$41.490.4
100Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks150$22,460$10.80.2
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Jobs More Common Near State College Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,91069,300
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,91012,440
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$61,7207,240
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,9306,880
Sales and Related Occupations$34,2706,270
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$68,5204,040
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,3303,410
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,9503,190
Management Occupations$112,6603,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,7402,940
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,3402,810
Office Clerks, General$32,9702,750
Production Occupations$36,5202,680
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,7802,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,1602,350
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,1602,210
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,7902,190
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,0402,040
Cashiers$19,4801,950
Retail Salespersons$25,1001,920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,4501,680
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,9301,590
Protective Service Occupations$50,7001,540
Registered Nurses$58,3901,460
Waiters and Waitresses$24,2101,410
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,6601,360
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,1001,230
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,9801,080
Personal Care Aides$23,7301,040
Customer Service Representatives$28,900960
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,030960
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,920790
Cooks, Restaurant$24,330760
General and Operations Managers$120,600730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$46,380660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,200630
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,670590
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$70,820590
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,580580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,910570
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$68,730510
Accountants and Auditors$65,230500
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$42,540490
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$31,000480
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,960480
Carpenters$45,190470
Construction Laborers$29,880460
Nursing Assistants$29,670460
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$70,930440
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers$37,290440

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$46,91069,300
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,91012,440
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$61,7207,240
Sales and Related Occupations$34,2706,270
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$68,5204,040
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,3303,410
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,9503,190
Management Occupations$112,6603,060
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,7402,940
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,3402,810
Office Clerks, General$32,9702,750
Production Occupations$36,5202,680
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,7802,560
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,1602,350
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,1602,210
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$35,0402,040
Retail Salespersons$25,1001,920
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,4501,680
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,9301,590
Protective Service Occupations$50,7001,540
Registered Nurses$58,3901,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,6601,360
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,1001,230
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,9801,080
Customer Service Representatives$28,900960
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,030960
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,920790
General and Operations Managers$120,600730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$46,380660
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,200630
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,670590
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$70,820590
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,580580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$55,910570
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$68,730510
Accountants and Auditors$65,230500
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$42,540490
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$31,000480
Carpenters$45,190470
Construction Laborers$29,880460
Nursing Assistants$29,670460
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$70,930440
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers$37,290440
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$33,600430
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$30,870420
Computer User Support Specialists$53,660410
Bartenders$27,780370
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$61,570370
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$37,900370
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$57,800370

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