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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations50770$42,460$20.41100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations8380$33,080$15.914.35
3Production Occupations5270$39,060$18.785.7
4Sales and Related Occupations5120$33,730$16.229.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4790$21,850$10.58.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3470$75,540$36.325.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3380$34,590$16.636.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations2960$56,400$27.126.05
9Construction and Extraction Occupations2500$47,660$22.924.45
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2380$44,040$21.173.8
11Personal Care and Service Occupations2280$23,350$11.234.3
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations1640$59,630$28.675.25
13Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1620$19,250$9.252.3
14Management Occupations1600$104,010$50.016.15
15Retail Salespersons1480$26,670$12.822.85
16Cashiers1420$19,140$9.22.2
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1360$27,280$13.123.65
18Customer Service Representatives1330$31,090$14.951.75
19Office Clerks, General1330$31,290$15.041.9
20Personal Care Aides1300$22,300$10.721.5
21Healthcare Support Occupations1260$30,350$14.593
22Protective Service Occupations1240$46,840$22.522.2
23Registered Nurses1190$68,150$32.761.95
24Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1010$28,830$13.861.7
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1000$31,670$15.231.5
26Community and Social Service Occupations920$41,590$19.991.65
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers920$22,180$10.661.3
28Architecture and Engineering Occupations800$67,220$32.321.7
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners790$27,200$13.081.55
30Waiters and Waitresses790$20,770$9.981.7
31Nursing Assistants750$27,560$13.251
32Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers620$31,110$14.960
33Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers620$45,250$21.761.2
34Cooks, Restaurant610$22,810$10.960.8
35General and Operations Managers600$111,160$53.441.5
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers530$54,560$26.230.95
37Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses530$40,040$19.250.5
38Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products520$55,530$26.70.9
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks510$34,320$16.51.05
40Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers500$29,310$14.090.6
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General500$36,790$17.690.9
42Computer and Mathematical Occupations480$66,260$31.862.9
43First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers480$40,470$19.461
44Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers470$25,670$12.340
45Bartenders460$19,720$9.480.4
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers380$33,130$15.930.6
47Security Guards340$23,980$11.530.7
48First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers330$57,290$27.540.4
49Legal Occupations330$67,220$32.320.8
50Construction Laborers310$42,090$20.230.8
51Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators310$44,910$21.590.2
52Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic300$38,630$18.570
53Accountants and Auditors290$61,560$29.590.9
54Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations290$41,220$19.821.8
55Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics290$37,760$18.160.5
56Carpenters280$52,930$25.450.7
57Billing and Posting Clerks270$35,080$16.860.3
58Food Preparation Workers270$21,610$10.390.6
59Tellers270$24,240$11.650.3
60First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers260$68,420$32.890.4
61Packers and Packagers, Hand260$31,420$15.110.45
62Receptionists and Information Clerks260$26,300$12.650.7
63Industrial Machinery Mechanics250$45,810$22.020.2
64Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners250$19,110$9.190.9
65Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria240$27,320$13.140.3
66Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations240$61,070$29.360.8
67Childcare Workers230$20,500$9.850.8
68Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers230$63,930$30.740.4
69Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers230$54,340$26.130.3
70Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers220$31,320$15.060.8
71Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders220$42,040$20.210.2
72Social and Human Service Assistants220$29,680$14.270.25
73Electricians210$51,760$24.880.4
74Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers210$45,090$21.680.3
75Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors210$44,120$21.210
76First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers200$59,960$28.830.3
77Highway Maintenance Workers200$35,170$16.910.1
78Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic200$34,210$16.450.1
79Physicians and Surgeons, All Other200$250,030$120.210.25
80Sales Representatives, Services, All Other200$53,060$25.510.6
81Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks190$31,780$15.280.4
82Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators180$36,610$17.60.35
83Bus Drivers, School or Special Client170$28,650$13.770.3
84Insurance Sales Agents170$51,880$24.940.3
85Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers160$40,620$19.530.2
86Parts Salespersons160$30,430$14.630.2
87Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education160$27,200$13.080.3
88First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors150$53,960$25.940
89Food Batchmakers150$37,070$17.820.1
90Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks150$20,500$9.850.2
91Lawyers150$86,680$41.670.5
92Postal Service Mail Carriers150$49,330$23.720.2
93Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists140$27,010$12.990.4
94Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists140$57,820$27.80.4
95Recreation Workers140$24,700$11.870.25
96Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists130$39,200$18.850.2
97Counter and Rental Clerks130$26,590$12.780.3
98Dishwashers130$20,330$9.770.3
99Human Resources Specialists130$51,970$24.990.35
100Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers130$22,570$10.850.1
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Jobs More Common Near Williamsport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,46050,770
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,0808,380
Production Occupations$39,0605,270
Sales and Related Occupations$33,7305,120
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,8504,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,5403,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,5903,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,4002,960
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,6602,500
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,0402,380
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,3502,280
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,6301,640
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,2501,620
Management Occupations$104,0101,600
Retail Salespersons$26,6701,480
Cashiers$19,1401,420
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,2801,360
Customer Service Representatives$31,0901,330
Office Clerks, General$31,2901,330
Personal Care Aides$22,3001,300
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,3501,260
Protective Service Occupations$46,8401,240
Registered Nurses$68,1501,190
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,8301,010
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,6701,000
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,590920
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$22,180920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,220800
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,200790
Waiters and Waitresses$20,770790
Nursing Assistants$27,560750
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,110620
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,250620
Cooks, Restaurant$22,810610
General and Operations Managers$111,160600
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,560530
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$40,040530
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,530520
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,320510
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,310500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,790500
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,260480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,470480
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$25,670470
Bartenders$19,720460
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,130380
Security Guards$23,980340
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,290330
Legal Occupations$67,220330
Construction Laborers$42,090310

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,46050,770
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,0808,380
Production Occupations$39,0605,270
Sales and Related Occupations$33,7305,120
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,5403,470
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,5903,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$56,4002,960
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,6602,500
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,0402,380
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,6301,640
Management Occupations$104,0101,600
Retail Salespersons$26,6701,480
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,2801,360
Customer Service Representatives$31,0901,330
Office Clerks, General$31,2901,330
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,3501,260
Protective Service Occupations$46,8401,240
Registered Nurses$68,1501,190
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,8301,010
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,6701,000
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,590920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,220800
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,200790
Nursing Assistants$27,560750
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,110620
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$45,250620
General and Operations Managers$111,160600
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,560530
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$40,040530
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,530520
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,320510
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,310500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,790500
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,260480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,470480
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$25,670470
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,130380
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,290330
Legal Occupations$67,220330
Construction Laborers$42,090310
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$44,910310
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$38,630300
Accountants and Auditors$61,560290
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,220290
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,760290
Carpenters$52,930280
Billing and Posting Clerks$35,080270
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$68,420260
Packers and Packagers, Hand$31,420260
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,300260

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