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York Employment

Employment and Industries in the York, Pennsylvania Area

York, Pennsylvania is home to a major Harley-Davidson motorcycle factory. York also has facilities of Voith Siemens Hydro and American Hydro which produce hydro-power water turbines. The city is also the headquarters of York International, one of the nation's largest suppliers of HVAC systems.

The notable Stauffer Biscuit Company is rooted in York. The city also has one of the few roasting facilities belonging to Starbucks. In addition, the BAE Systems facility assembles military tanks and equipment.

In York, the primary employment segments are healthcare, accommodation and food services, metal and metal products, educational services, manufacturing and construction. Production, transportation and material moving jobs (26% of the labor force). Sales and office occupations (23% of the jobs). Service jobs (17% of the labor force).

In York, Pennsylvania there are a number of jobs that are mostly occupied by college graduates including registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, industrial engineers, child, family and school social workers, mechanical engineers, civil engineers and medical and health services managers.

Facts about York, Pennsylvania: Adult population holding a bachelor's degree: 11%. Average salary in 2009: $24,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 85.3.

The top employers in the York region:

  • WellSpan Health
  • Defense Distribution Center
  • Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc
  • York County Government
  • Susquehanna Pfaltzgraff Co
  • UTZ Quality Foods, Inc
  • FCI Electronics
  • Glatfelter
  • Giant Food Stores, Inc
  • United Defense
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Kinsley Construction
  • Dentsply International, Inc
  • The Bon-Ton Dept., Stores
  • Hanover Direct, Inc
  • Hanover Foods Corporation
  • Weis Markets, Inc
  • Hanover Hospital
  • Memorial Hospital

York businesses have access to useful organizations including:

The York Daily Record provides the latest information about local business and industry.

Jobs in York

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 9169850 $61790 $29.71 0
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 1527120 $43080 $20.71 0
3 Sales and Related Occupations 954760 $53590 $25.76 0
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 697580 $27880 $13.4 0
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 678140 $66580 $32.01 0
6 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 571030 $94880 $45.61 0
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 558500 $39940 $19.2 0
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 511460 $94850 $45.6 0
9 Management Occupations 506340 $159030 $76.45 0
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 388090 $30750 $14.78 0
11 Personal Care and Service Occupations 343480 $31230 $15.01 0
12 Retail Salespersons 320510 $27880 $13.4 0
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 311200 $34520 $16.59 0
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 311030 $66640 $32.04 0
15 Production Occupations 299130 $38970 $18.73 0
16 Protective Service Occupations 294230 $52280 $25.13 0
17 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 289130 $99300 $47.74 0
18 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 286520 $53320 $25.64 0
19 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 201760 $78530 $37.76 0
20 Office Clerks, General 189700 $34030 $16.36 0
21 Cashiers 189640 $23300 $11.2 0
22 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 187230 $33620 $16.16 0
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 181000 $40970 $19.7 0
24 Home Health Aides 179620 $23700 $11.4 0
25 All Occupations 179420 $43310 $20.82 0
26 Registered Nurses 176440 $86850 $41.75 0
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 157970 $54410 $26.16 0
28 General and Operations Managers 152620 $165510 $79.57 0
29 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 150200 $29540 $14.2 0
30 Customer Service Representatives 149880 $41530 $19.97 0
31 Waiters and Waitresses 147120 $30030 $14.44 0
32 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 132190 $22130 $10.64 0
33 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 125940 $27190 $13.07 0
34 Security Guards 123690 $32540 $15.64 0
35 Personal Care Aides 118330 $25260 $12.14 0
36 Accountants and Auditors 115680 $96650 $46.47 0
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 112100 $45860 $22.05 0
38 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 111150 $68910 $33.13 0
39 Legal Occupations 109720 $136790 $65.76 0
40 Receptionists and Information Clerks 104230 $32870 $15.8 0
41 Nursing Assistants 102640 $34550 $16.61 0
42 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 99710 $87480 $42.06 0
43 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 96820 $75200 $36.16 0
44 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 94900 $45400 $21.83 0
45 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 81440 $71870 $34.55 0
46 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 77760 $78550 $37.76 0
47 Lawyers 75840 $167960 $80.75 0
48 Software Developers, Applications 73480 $111490 $53.6 0
49 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 70660 $83400 $40.1 0
50 Food Preparation Workers 68930 $24700 $11.88 0
51 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 63510 $52470 $25.23 0
52 Cooks, Restaurant 62490 $29780 $14.32 0
53 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 61810 $161720 $77.75 0
54 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 60940 $79240 $38.1 0
55 Construction Laborers 60790 $51430 $24.73 0
56 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 60320 $50700 $24.37 0
57 Financial Analysts 51530 $130290 $62.64 0
58 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 50690 $33500 $16.11 0
59 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 50430 $78150 $37.57 0
60 Financial Managers 49160 $193480 $93.02 0
61 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 49010 $32330 $15.54 0
62 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 48640 $38540 $18.53 0
63 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 46820 $85500 $41.1 0
64 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 46800 $177710 $85.44 0
65 Carpenters 45710 $66940 $32.18 0
66 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 43530 $42410 $20.39 0
67 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 43450 $22500 $10.82 0
68 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 42740 $38610 $18.56 0
69 Electricians 41130 $76290 $36.68 0
70 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40510 $44820 $21.55 0
71 Packers and Packagers, Hand 40470 $23700 $11.39 0
72 Management Analysts 40340 $111650 $53.68 0
73 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 38990 $36040 $17.33 0
74 Computer Systems Analysts 38390 $104830 $50.4 0
75 Billing and Posting Clerks 37490 $42920 $20.64 0
76 Childcare Workers 37200 $27940 $13.43 0
77 Bartenders 37140 $30870 $14.84 0
78 Substitute Teachers 36960 $37300 $17.93 0
79 Computer User Support Specialists 36320 $60180 $28.93 0
80 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35870 $53600 $25.77 0
81 Human Resources Specialists 34770 $77130 $37.08 0
82 Social and Human Service Assistants 33460 $36990 $17.78 0
83 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 32840 $57280 $27.54 0
84 Computer and Information Systems Managers 32140 $181900 $87.45 0
85 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 31630 $25730 $12.37 0
86 Medical Assistants 30670 $36090 $17.35 0
87 Personal Financial Advisors 30290 $154000 $74.04 0
88 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 30170 $34330 $16.51 0
89 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 30130 $45190 $21.72 0
90 Tellers 29750 $30180 $14.51 0
91 Dishwashers 29150 $23590 $11.34 0
92 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 27250 $79290 $38.12 0
93 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 27020 $96650 $46.47 0
94 Recreation Workers 26810 $30720 $14.77 0
95 Medical and Health Services Managers 26790 $138120 $66.4 0
96 Managers, All Other 26520 $136860 $65.8 0
97 Sales Managers 26170 $191360 $92 0
98 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 26000 $34750 $16.71 0
99 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 24460 $80780 $38.84 0
100 Marketing Managers 23770 $185540 $89.2 0
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Jobs More Common Near York Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 61,790 9,169,850
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 43,080 1,527,120
Sales and Related Occupations 53,590 954,760
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,880 697,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 66,580 678,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 94,880 571,030
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,940 558,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 94,850 511,460
Management Occupations 159,030 506,340
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,750 388,090
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,230 343,480
Retail Salespersons 27,880 320,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 34,520 311,200
Construction and Extraction Occupations 66,640 311,030
Production Occupations 38,970 299,130
Protective Service Occupations 52,280 294,230
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 99,300 289,130
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 53,320 286,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 78,530 201,760
Office Clerks, General 34,030 189,700
Cashiers 23,300 189,640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 33,620 187,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,970 181,000
Home Health Aides 23,700 179,620
All Occupations 43,310 179,420
Registered Nurses 86,850 176,440
Community and Social Service Occupations 54,410 157,970
General and Operations Managers 165,510 152,620
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,540 150,200
Customer Service Representatives 41,530 149,880
Waiters and Waitresses 30,030 147,120
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 22,130 132,190
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,190 125,940
Security Guards 32,540 123,690
Personal Care Aides 25,260 118,330
Accountants and Auditors 96,650 115,680
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 45,860 112,100
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 68,910 111,150
Legal Occupations 136,790 109,720
Receptionists and Information Clerks 32,870 104,230
Nursing Assistants 34,550 102,640
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 87,480 99,710
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 75,200 96,820
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 45,400 94,900
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 71,870 81,440
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 78,550 77,760
Lawyers 167,960 75,840
Software Developers, Applications 111,490 73,480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 83,400 70,660
Food Preparation Workers 24,700 68,930

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 61,790 9,169,850
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 43,080 1,527,120
Sales and Related Occupations 53,590 954,760
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,880 697,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 66,580 678,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 94,880 571,030
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 39,940 558,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 94,850 511,460
Management Occupations 159,030 506,340
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,750 388,090
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,230 343,480
Retail Salespersons 27,880 320,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 34,520 311,200
Construction and Extraction Occupations 66,640 311,030
Production Occupations 38,970 299,130
Protective Service Occupations 52,280 294,230
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 99,300 289,130
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 53,320 286,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 78,530 201,760
Office Clerks, General 34,030 189,700
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 33,620 187,230
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 40,970 181,000
All Occupations 43,310 179,420
Registered Nurses 86,850 176,440
Community and Social Service Occupations 54,410 157,970
General and Operations Managers 165,510 152,620
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,540 150,200
Customer Service Representatives 41,530 149,880
Waiters and Waitresses 30,030 147,120
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,190 125,940
Security Guards 32,540 123,690
Personal Care Aides 25,260 118,330
Accountants and Auditors 96,650 115,680
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 45,860 112,100
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 68,910 111,150
Legal Occupations 136,790 109,720
Receptionists and Information Clerks 32,870 104,230
Nursing Assistants 34,550 102,640
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 87,480 99,710
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 75,200 96,820
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 45,400 94,900
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 71,870 81,440
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 78,550 77,760
Lawyers 167,960 75,840
Software Developers, Applications 111,490 73,480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 83,400 70,660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 52,470 63,510
Cooks, Restaurant 29,780 62,490
Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 161,720 61,810
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 79,240 60,940

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