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Provo Employment

Employment and Industries in the Provo, Utah Area

The Provo region has a diverse economy. The region has one of the largest concentrations of software technologies firms in the country and also has one of the nation's largest concentrations of high-technology companies. The region also includes numerous biotech companies.

Some of the world's prominent software firms are situated in the Provo area including Symantec, Novell, Inc., and Corel. Some of the high tech companies situated in the area are Ameritech Library Services, Micron Technology, Covergys, PowerQuest Corp., Nimbus Manufacturing, Viewsoft and Folio Corporation. Provo is also home to Nature's Sunshine, Banta Press, Powder River Manufacturing and Sears Telecatolog.

Notable data about Provo, Utah: Average earnings in 2009: $29,000. Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 35%. 2008 cost of living index in Provo: 92.9 (national average: 100).

Provo's largest job providers:

  • Brigham Young University
  • Alpine School District
  • IHC Health Care Services
  • Utah Valley State College
  • Nebo School District
  • Convergys
  • Provo School District
  • Nestle USA Food Group Inc
  • Novell, Inc
  • Modus Media International
  • Nu Skin International Inc
  • Utah Dept of Human Services
  • Morinda Holdings, Inc
  • Natures Sunshine Products, Inc
  • The Generations Network Inc
  • Central Utah Clinic, PC
  • Heritage Schools Foundation, Inc
  • Heritage Web Design, LLC

Provo's significant fields of employment:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Professional, scientific and management

Provo companies have access to helpful associations such as:

Information about local business and industry is provided by the Daily Herald.

Jobs in Provo

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations229480$45,600$21.93100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations37690$32,500$15.6314.35
3Sales and Related Occupations22940$36,230$17.429.9
4Education, Training, and Library Occupations19230$54,820$26.366.05
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations18210$22,030$10.598.55
6Construction and Extraction Occupations17500$42,650$20.54.45
7Management Occupations15380$95,140$45.746.15
8Production Occupations12770$34,140$16.425.7
9Computer and Mathematical Occupations11190$81,870$39.362.9
10Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations10660$70,670$33.985.8
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations9900$61,820$29.725.25
12Customer Service Representatives9590$28,940$13.911.75
13Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food9440$20,200$9.712.3
14Transportation and Material Moving Occupations9240$31,090$14.956.55
15Retail Salespersons7820$25,420$12.222.85
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations7220$24,400$11.733.65
17Healthcare Support Occupations6890$26,850$12.913
18Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations6810$44,920$21.593.8
19General and Operations Managers6630$80,860$38.871.5
20Personal Care and Service Occupations5950$23,820$11.454.3
21Community and Social Service Occupations4570$39,240$18.871.65
22Cashiers4420$21,490$10.332.2
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive4130$31,740$15.261.5
24Office Clerks, General4090$30,360$14.61.9
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3980$20,640$9.931.55
26Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3800$45,990$22.111.8
27Architecture and Engineering Occupations3750$70,810$34.041.7
28Registered Nurses3530$61,460$29.551.95
29Software Developers, Applications3100$97,530$46.890.55
30Electricians3090$54,240$26.080.4
31Construction Laborers3070$29,440$14.150.8
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2960$27,050$131.3
33Protective Service Occupations2730$36,730$17.662.2
34First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2450$49,610$23.850.95
35Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2330$37,160$17.871.05
36Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2190$27,740$13.341.7
37Home Health Aides2060$24,840$11.940.7
38Waiters and Waitresses2020$22,630$10.881.7
39Carpenters1960$39,610$19.040.7
40Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1930$57,520$27.660.6
41Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1910$28,130$13.520.8
42Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1910$58,920$28.330.9
43Computer User Support Specialists1840$46,570$22.390.4
44Receptionists and Information Clerks1840$27,040$130.7
45Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1800$64,490$31.010.8
46Accountants and Auditors1770$67,960$32.670.9
47Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1710$41,000$19.711.2
48Nursing Assistants1710$25,440$12.231
49Social and Human Service Assistants1680$24,940$11.990.25
50Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1670$56,440$27.130.4
51Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1630$38,680$18.590.9
52Substitute Teachers1590$23,620$11.360
53Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1560$29,750$14.30.4
54First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1500$37,130$17.851
55Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1480$28,110$13.520
56Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products1390$70,200$33.750.2
57First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1310$57,280$27.540.4
58Packers and Packagers, Hand1280$23,710$11.40.45
59Self-Enrichment Education Teachers1210$29,930$14.390.2
60First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1180$29,170$14.030.6
61Cooks, Restaurant1170$26,090$12.540.8
62Computer Occupations, All Other1070$80,190$38.550.2
63Dental Assistants1050$28,330$13.620.2
64Legal Occupations1040$86,160$41.420.8
65Medical Assistants1020$30,090$14.470.45
66Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1010$29,370$14.120.2
67Food Preparation Workers960$23,480$11.290.6
68Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors940$42,940$20.650.2
69Personal Care Aides940$22,150$10.651.5
70Amusement and Recreation Attendants920$19,720$9.480.2
71Tellers920$27,130$13.050.3
72Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers910$38,890$18.70.1
73First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers910$55,870$26.860.4
74Helpers--Production Workers900$24,380$11.720.3
75Software Developers, Systems Software900$96,800$46.540.3
76Computer and Information Systems Managers880$142,830$68.670.2
77Graphic Designers870$46,170$22.20.2
78Telemarketers870$36,260$17.430.1
79Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics860$40,920$19.670.5
80Chief Executives860$176,860$85.030.2
81Computer Programmers840$88,520$42.560.2
82Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment830$23,020$11.070.2
83Training and Development Specialists830$54,670$26.280.2
84Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan820$27,440$13.190.1
85Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners820$22,000$10.580.9
86Mechanical Engineers820$88,080$42.350.2
87Network and Computer Systems Administrators820$74,180$35.660.25
88Residential Advisors820$26,410$12.70.1
89Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary820$47,690$22.930.1
90Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers810$33,560$16.140.6
91Billing and Posting Clerks790$35,750$17.190.3
92Computer Systems Analysts770$96,120$46.210.4
93Financial Managers770$104,490$50.240.4
94Human Resources Specialists750$55,490$26.680.35
95Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop730$19,280$9.270.3
96Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers730$42,450$20.410.2
97Recreation Workers720$24,230$11.650.25
98Brickmasons and Blockmasons700$36,200$17.40.1
99Sales Managers700$125,970$60.560.2
100Business Operations Specialists, All Other690$64,010$30.780.7
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Jobs More Common Near Provo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,600229,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,50037,690
Sales and Related Occupations$36,23022,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,82019,230
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,03018,210
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,65017,500
Management Occupations$95,14015,380
Production Occupations$34,14012,770
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$81,87011,190
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,67010,660
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,8209,900
Customer Service Representatives$28,9409,590
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,2009,440
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,0909,240
Retail Salespersons$25,4207,820
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,4007,220
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,8506,890
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,9206,810
General and Operations Managers$80,8606,630
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,8205,950
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,2404,570
Cashiers$21,4904,420
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,7404,130
Office Clerks, General$30,3604,090
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,6403,980
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,9903,800
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,8103,750
Registered Nurses$61,4603,530
Software Developers, Applications$97,5303,100
Electricians$54,2403,090
Construction Laborers$29,4403,070
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,0502,960
Protective Service Occupations$36,7302,730
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,6102,450
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,1602,330
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,7402,190
Home Health Aides$24,8402,060
Waiters and Waitresses$22,6302,020
Carpenters$39,6101,960
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$57,5201,930
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,1301,910
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$58,9201,910
Computer User Support Specialists$46,5701,840
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,0401,840
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$64,4901,800
Accountants and Auditors$67,9601,770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,0001,710
Nursing Assistants$25,4401,710
Social and Human Service Assistants$24,9401,680
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$56,4401,670

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Provo, Utah Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$45,600229,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,50037,690
Sales and Related Occupations$36,23022,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,82019,230
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,65017,500
Management Occupations$95,14015,380
Production Occupations$34,14012,770
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$81,87011,190
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,67010,660
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,8209,900
Customer Service Representatives$28,9409,590
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,0909,240
Retail Salespersons$25,4207,820
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,8506,890
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,9206,810
General and Operations Managers$80,8606,630
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,2404,570
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,7404,130
Office Clerks, General$30,3604,090
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,9903,800
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,8103,750
Registered Nurses$61,4603,530
Software Developers, Applications$97,5303,100
Electricians$54,2403,090
Construction Laborers$29,4403,070
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,0502,960
Protective Service Occupations$36,7302,730
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,6102,450
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,1602,330
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,7402,190
Carpenters$39,6101,960
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$57,5201,930
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,1301,910
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$58,9201,910
Computer User Support Specialists$46,5701,840
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,0401,840
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$64,4901,800
Accountants and Auditors$67,9601,770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,0001,710
Nursing Assistants$25,4401,710
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$56,4401,670
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,6801,630
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$29,7501,560
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,1301,500
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,1101,480
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products$70,2001,390
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$57,2801,310
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers$29,9301,210
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,1701,180
Cooks, Restaurant$26,0901,170

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