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Williamsport Employment

Employment and Industries in the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Area

Williamsport is well known for producing Textron's Lycoming aircraft engines. Shop-Vac, the prominent maker of wet/dry vacuums, is headquartered in Williamsport. In addition, the Bethlehem Wire Rope facility, located in Williamsport, is North America's single largest wire rope manufacturing facility and provides numerous jobs.

The top employment sectors in Williamsport are healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, construction, and metal and metal products. Sales and office occupations (24% of the labor force). Management, professional and related occupations (21% of the jobs). Production, transportation and material moving jobs (19% of the workforce).

The Williamsport region's top job providers:

  • Susquehanna Health
  • State Government
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • Williamsport Area School District
  • Brodart Company
  • Springs Window Fashions, LLC
  • West Pharmaceuticals
  • Weis Markets
  • Textron Lycoming Engines
  • Shop Vac Corporation
  • The Williamsport Hospital
  • Hope Enterprises, Inc
  • Primus Technologies Corp
  • Wegmans Food Markets Inc
  • Bethlehem Wire Rope
  • Abb Inc
  • L-3 Communications Corp
  • Alcan Corporation
  • Glamorise Foundation, Inc
  • Flowserve Corporation

Some of the most popular occupations in Williamsport where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human service assistants, advertising sales agents, civil engineers, medical and health services managers and financial managers.

Details about Williamsport, Pennsylvania: Cost of living index in 2008: 85.7 (national average: 100). Population 25 years of age and older holding a college degree: 16%. Average salary in 2009: $23,000.

Local businesses are invited to work with useful associations including:

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette is a good source of information for those interested in local business activities.

Jobs in Williamsport

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 51320 $41370 $19.89 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7880 $32110 $15.44 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 5630 $33510 $16.11 10.15
4 Production Occupations 5450 $36260 $17.43 5.85
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4740 $21770 $10.47 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3710 $34530 $16.6 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3400 $75780 $36.43 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3080 $56480 $27.16 6.15
9 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2630 $45320 $21.79 4.4
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2360 $42300 $20.34 3.8
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2310 $23310 $11.21 4.1
12 Retail Salespersons 1770 $26490 $12.74 3.1
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1610 $18640 $8.96 2.15
14 Management Occupations 1590 $100530 $48.33 6.05
15 Cashiers 1510 $18680 $8.98 2.25
16 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1500 $58740 $28.24 5.05
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1400 $26760 $12.87 3.7
18 Healthcare Support Occupations 1310 $28160 $13.54 3.05
19 Registered Nurses 1280 $66960 $32.19 1.9
20 Office Clerks, General 1240 $30630 $14.73 2
21 Personal Care Aides 1210 $21560 $10.37 1.3
22 Protective Service Occupations 1110 $46820 $22.51 2.25
23 Customer Service Representatives 1080 $30400 $14.61 1.75
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1010 $31750 $15.26 1.6
25 Community and Social Service Occupations 970 $41840 $20.12 1.65
26 Team Assemblers 920 $30640 $14.73 0.75
27 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 910 $42670 $20.51 1.2
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 900 $21810 $10.49 1.2
29 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 880 $28290 $13.6 1.6
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 820 $26470 $12.73 1.6
31 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 800 $64340 $30.93 1.65
32 Nursing Assistants 710 $27030 $13 1.05
33 Waiters and Waitresses 700 $22420 $10.78 1.6
34 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 640 $26720 $12.84 0.6
35 General and Operations Managers 590 $105340 $50.65 1.4
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 580 $58130 $27.95 1
37 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 540 $39790 $19.13 0.5
38 Cooks, Restaurant 530 $23110 $11.11 0.75
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 490 $35350 $17 1.1
40 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 490 $35540 $17.09 0.9
41 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 480 $40400 $19.42 1
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 470 $53370 $25.66 1
43 Bartenders 450 $20400 $9.81 0.4
44 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 440 $58110 $27.94 2.8
45 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 370 $35840 $17.23 0.5
46 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 340 $34720 $16.69 0.6
47 Food Preparation Workers 340 $20580 $9.9 0.6
48 Construction Laborers 330 $39450 $18.97 0.8
49 Telemarketers 320 $20180 $9.7 0.15
50 Legal Occupations 320 $73130 $35.16 0.8
51 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 320 $43760 $21.04 0.2
52 Security Guards 310 $24980 $12.01 0.7
53 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 310 $59270 $28.5 0.9
54 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 300 $59330 $28.52 0.4
55 Accountants and Auditors 300 $61110 $29.38 0.9
56 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 290 $46740 $22.47 0.2
57 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 290 $40520 $19.48 1.7
58 Carpenters 290 $48800 $23.46 0.6
59 Packers and Packagers, Hand 270 $30850 $14.83 0.45
60 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 270 $19250 $9.25 1
61 Childcare Workers 270 $20630 $9.92 0.8
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 $68110 $32.74 0.4
63 Tellers 250 $24540 $11.8 0.3
64 Highway Maintenance Workers 240 $33030 $15.88 0.1
65 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 220 $77400 $37.21 0.1
66 Insurance Sales Agents 220 $58080 $27.92 0.3
67 Social and Human Service Assistants 220 $30500 $14.66 0.3
68 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $36850 $17.72 0.1
69 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $30650 $14.73 0.8
70 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $26600 $12.79 0.3
71 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $40720 $19.58 0.3
72 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $61410 $29.52 0.45
73 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $19570 $9.41 0.2
74 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $40840 $19.64 0.25
75 Billing and Posting Clerks 200 $32460 $15.61 0.35
76 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 200 $58080 $27.92 0.6
77 Medical Secretaries 200 $28860 $13.88 0.4
78 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 200 $32600 $15.67 0.4
79 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $26740 $12.86 0.3
80 Civil Engineers 190 $70530 $33.91 0.2
81 Electricians 190 $47940 $23.05 0.4
82 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $34640 $16.65 0.1
83 Recreation Workers 180 $27120 $13.04 0.3
84 Receptionists and Information Clerks 180 $26810 $12.89 0.7
85 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 170 $34760 $16.71 0.35
86 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 170 $29990 $14.42 0.3
87 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $61170 $29.41 0.3
88 Home Health Aides 160 $23460 $11.28 0.7
89 Lawyers 160 $91000 $43.75 0.5
90 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $21620 $10.4 0.3
91 Dishwashers 150 $19420 $9.34 0.3
92 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 150 $36410 $17.51 0.1
93 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $27100 $13.03 0.4
94 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $49650 $23.87 0.15
95 Computer User Support Specialists 150 $41660 $20.03 0.4
96 Food Batchmakers 150 $36130 $17.37 0.1
97 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $38670 $18.59 0.2
98 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 130 $21990 $10.57 0.1
99 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $40160 $19.31 0.3
100 Medical and Health Services Managers 120 $94550 $45.46 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Williamsport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,370 51,320
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,110 7,880
Sales and Related Occupations 33,510 5,630
Production Occupations 36,260 5,450
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,770 4,740
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,530 3,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,780 3,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,480 3,080
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,320 2,630
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,300 2,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,310 2,310
Retail Salespersons 26,490 1,770
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,640 1,610
Management Occupations 100,530 1,590
Cashiers 18,680 1,510
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,740 1,500
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,760 1,400
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,160 1,310
Registered Nurses 66,960 1,280
Office Clerks, General 30,630 1,240
Personal Care Aides 21,560 1,210
Protective Service Occupations 46,820 1,110
Customer Service Representatives 30,400 1,080
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,750 1,010
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,840 970
Team Assemblers 30,640 920
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,670 910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 21,810 900
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,290 880
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,470 820
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,340 800
Nursing Assistants 27,030 710
Waiters and Waitresses 22,420 700
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 26,720 640
General and Operations Managers 105,340 590
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 58,130 580
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,790 540
Cooks, Restaurant 23,110 530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,350 490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,540 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,400 480
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,370 470
Bartenders 20,400 450
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 58,110 440
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,840 370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,720 340
Food Preparation Workers 20,580 340
Construction Laborers 39,450 330
Telemarketers 20,180 320
Legal Occupations 73,130 320

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,370 51,320
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,110 7,880
Sales and Related Occupations 33,510 5,630
Production Occupations 36,260 5,450
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,530 3,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,780 3,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56,480 3,080
Construction and Extraction Occupations 45,320 2,630
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,300 2,360
Retail Salespersons 26,490 1,770
Management Occupations 100,530 1,590
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,740 1,500
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,760 1,400
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,160 1,310
Registered Nurses 66,960 1,280
Office Clerks, General 30,630 1,240
Protective Service Occupations 46,820 1,110
Customer Service Representatives 30,400 1,080
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,750 1,010
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,840 970
Team Assemblers 30,640 920
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,670 910
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,290 880
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,470 820
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,340 800
Nursing Assistants 27,030 710
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 26,720 640
General and Operations Managers 105,340 590
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 58,130 580
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,790 540
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,350 490
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,540 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,400 480
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,370 470
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 58,110 440
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,840 370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,720 340
Construction Laborers 39,450 330
Legal Occupations 73,130 320
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 43,760 320
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 59,270 310
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,330 300
Accountants and Auditors 61,110 300
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 46,740 290
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,520 290
Carpenters 48,800 290
Packers and Packagers, Hand 30,850 270
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 68,110 260
Highway Maintenance Workers 33,030 240
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 77,400 220

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