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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 219610 $44200 $21.25 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37740 $31250 $15.02 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 22400 $37440 $18 10.15
4 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 17930 $55190 $26.53 6.15
5 Construction and Extraction Occupations 17370 $42090 $20.24 4.4
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 17350 $21280 $10.23 8.3
7 Management Occupations 13520 $92610 $44.52 6.05
8 Production Occupations 12510 $33110 $15.92 5.85
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10540 $69650 $33.49 5.75
10 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 9890 $75690 $36.39 2.8
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 9110 $62050 $29.83 5.05
12 Customer Service Representatives 8980 $28300 $13.61 1.75
13 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8940 $30110 $14.48 6.45
14 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 8910 $19630 $9.44 2.15
15 Retail Salespersons 7390 $26380 $12.68 3.1
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6740 $24240 $11.65 3.7
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 6560 $23580 $11.34 4.1
18 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6270 $43600 $20.96 3.8
19 General and Operations Managers 5970 $82270 $39.55 1.4
20 Healthcare Support Occupations 5450 $27660 $13.3 3.05
21 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4630 $30950 $14.88 1.6
22 Community and Social Service Occupations 4480 $39680 $19.08 1.65
23 Office Clerks, General 4430 $27390 $13.17 2
24 Cashiers 4210 $21040 $10.12 2.25
25 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3870 $68840 $33.1 1.65
26 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3670 $43840 $21.08 1.7
27 Registered Nurses 3550 $59950 $28.82 1.9
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3490 $21310 $10.24 1.6
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2950 $26050 $12.53 1.2
30 Electricians 2940 $51030 $24.53 0.4
31 Construction Laborers 2870 $30980 $14.89 0.8
32 Protective Service Occupations 2610 $35930 $17.28 2.25
33 Software Developers, Applications 2520 $99700 $47.93 0.5
34 Waiters and Waitresses 2410 $21130 $10.16 1.6
35 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2330 $48950 $23.54 1
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2240 $36200 $17.4 1.1
37 Carpenters 2130 $39200 $18.85 0.6
38 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2120 $26620 $12.8 0.7
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2090 $65930 $31.7 1
40 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2090 $26880 $12.92 1.6
41 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2030 $57570 $27.68 0.6
42 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 1970 $50320 $24.19 0.3
43 Computer User Support Specialists 1910 $41510 $19.96 0.4
44 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1830 $26210 $12.6 0.8
45 Social and Human Service Assistants 1740 $24980 $12.01 0.3
46 Team Assemblers 1680 $27700 $13.32 0.75
47 Accountants and Auditors 1670 $67220 $32.32 0.9
48 Substitute Teachers 1590 $23120 $11.12 0
49 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1560 $41490 $19.95 1.2
50 Nursing Assistants 1560 $24110 $11.59 1.05
51 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1550 $62250 $29.93 0.9
52 Personal Care Aides 1500 $19270 $9.27 1.3
53 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 1480 $59520 $28.61 0.35
54 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1470 $28300 $13.61 0.4
55 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1400 $26990 $12.97 0.6
56 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1390 $38590 $18.56 0.9
57 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1350 $38050 $18.3 1
58 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1340 $22120 $10.64 0.45
59 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1310 $55070 $26.48 0.4
60 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1300 $69710 $33.51 0.2
61 Medical Assistants 1200 $28910 $13.9 0.45
62 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 1150 $29250 $14.06 0.25
63 Telemarketers 1130 $28310 $13.61 0.15
64 Dental Assistants 1050 $31880 $15.33 0.2
65 Food Preparation Workers 1040 $21630 $10.4 0.6
66 Cooks, Restaurant 1020 $25950 $12.48 0.75
67 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 1010 $38500 $18.51 0.1
68 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 1000 $50310 $24.19 0.1
69 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 990 $45510 $21.88 0.2
70 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 940 $40760 $19.6 0.5
71 Legal Occupations 930 $72590 $34.9 0.8
72 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 890 $55810 $26.83 0.4
73 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 $20650 $9.93 1
74 Computer Programmers 890 $83790 $40.28 0.2
75 Tellers 890 $26700 $12.84 0.3
76 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 860 $27480 $13.21 0.1
77 Helpers--Production Workers 830 $23730 $11.41 0.3
78 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 830 $33870 $16.28 0.6
79 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 830 $26880 $12.92 0.25
80 Computer and Information Systems Managers 820 $129810 $62.41 0.25
81 Residential Advisors 820 $25810 $12.41 0.1
82 Mechanical Engineers 810 $85470 $41.09 0.2
83 Training and Development Specialists 810 $54190 $26.05 0.2
84 Computer Occupations, All Other 800 $49670 $23.88 0.2
85 Billing and Posting Clerks 800 $34360 $16.52 0.35
86 Recreation Workers 780 $23120 $11.11 0.3
87 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 770 $70370 $33.83 0.3
88 Computer Systems Analysts 760 $99400 $47.79 0.4
89 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 750 $21810 $10.49 0.2
90 Graphic Designers 730 $46090 $22.16 0.2
91 Home Health Aides 730 $25230 $12.13 0.7
92 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 720 $41480 $19.94 0.2
93 Counter and Rental Clerks 710 $22070 $10.61 0.3
94 Financial Managers 680 $102530 $49.29 0.4
95 Management Analysts 680 $66370 $31.91 0.5
96 Medical Secretaries 680 $30880 $14.85 0.4
97 Human Resources Specialists 680 $55780 $26.82 0.3
98 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 670 $41550 $19.98 0.2
99 Pharmacy Technicians 650 $35480 $17.06 0.25
100 Childcare Workers 640 $20720 $9.96 0.8
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Jobs More Common Near Provo Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,200 219,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,250 37,740
Sales and Related Occupations 37,440 22,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 55,190 17,930
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,090 17,370
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,280 17,350
Management Occupations 92,610 13,520
Production Occupations 33,110 12,510
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,650 10,540
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 75,690 9,890
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,050 9,110
Customer Service Representatives 28,300 8,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,110 8,940
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,630 8,910
Retail Salespersons 26,380 7,390
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,240 6,740
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,580 6,560
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,600 6,270
General and Operations Managers 82,270 5,970
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,660 5,450
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,950 4,630
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,680 4,480
Office Clerks, General 27,390 4,430
Cashiers 21,040 4,210
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,840 3,870
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,840 3,670
Registered Nurses 59,950 3,550
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,310 3,490
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,050 2,950
Electricians 51,030 2,940
Construction Laborers 30,980 2,870
Protective Service Occupations 35,930 2,610
Software Developers, Applications 99,700 2,520
Waiters and Waitresses 21,130 2,410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,950 2,330
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,200 2,240
Carpenters 39,200 2,130
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,620 2,120
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,930 2,090
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,880 2,090
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 57,570 2,030
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50,320 1,970
Computer User Support Specialists 41,510 1,910
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,210 1,830
Social and Human Service Assistants 24,980 1,740
Team Assemblers 27,700 1,680
Accountants and Auditors 67,220 1,670
Substitute Teachers 23,120 1,590
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,490 1,560
Nursing Assistants 24,110 1,560

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,200 219,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,250 37,740
Sales and Related Occupations 37,440 22,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 55,190 17,930
Construction and Extraction Occupations 42,090 17,370
Management Occupations 92,610 13,520
Production Occupations 33,110 12,510
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,650 10,540
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 75,690 9,890
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,050 9,110
Customer Service Representatives 28,300 8,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,110 8,940
Retail Salespersons 26,380 7,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,600 6,270
General and Operations Managers 82,270 5,970
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,660 5,450
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,950 4,630
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,680 4,480
Office Clerks, General 27,390 4,430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,840 3,870
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,840 3,670
Registered Nurses 59,950 3,550
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,050 2,950
Electricians 51,030 2,940
Construction Laborers 30,980 2,870
Protective Service Occupations 35,930 2,610
Software Developers, Applications 99,700 2,520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,950 2,330
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,200 2,240
Carpenters 39,200 2,130
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,620 2,120
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 65,930 2,090
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,880 2,090
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 57,570 2,030
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 50,320 1,970
Computer User Support Specialists 41,510 1,910
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,210 1,830
Team Assemblers 27,700 1,680
Accountants and Auditors 67,220 1,670
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,490 1,560
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 62,250 1,550
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 59,520 1,480
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 28,300 1,470
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,990 1,400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,590 1,390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,050 1,350
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 55,070 1,310
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 69,710 1,300
Medical Assistants 28,910 1,200
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 29,250 1,150

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