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Salt Lake City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Salt Lake City, Utah Area

The primary industries for the Salt Lake City economy are government, professional and business services, and trade, transportation and utilities. Combined, the federal, state and local governments provide a large number of jobs. The Salt Lake City area is a major industrial banking center and includes the headquarters of the vast majority of the nation's industrial banks. The numerous regional distribution centers, the major call centers and conventions also add to the economy.

The Salt Lake City economy benefits from the outdoor recreation tourist industry, which is primarily based on skiing. Tourism in the Wasatch Mountains is a primary source of employment.

The State of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah are major employers. Noteworthy companies headquartered in Salt Lake City are Sinclair Oil Corporation, Alpha Graphics, Smith's Food and Drug and Zions Bancorporation. Salt Lake City includes the international headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Prominent firms based in the metropolitan area include Overstock.com, Arctic Circle Restaurants and Franklin Covey. High-tech companies with a presence in the region include Unisys, Micron, 3M, Siebel and L-3 Communications. The notable e-Bay also has facilities in the area.

Shown below is a list of the major employers in Salt Lake City:

  • State of Utah
  • Intermountain Healthcare
  • University of Utah
  • Salt Lake County
  • Smith's Food & Drug Centers
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Novus Credit Services
  • Delta Airlines
  • Cordant Technologies
  • Salt Lake City School District
  • Salt Lake City Corporation
  • Zions First International Bank
  • PacifiCorp
  • Wells Fargo
  • Fred Meyers Stores
  • Sears Roebuck and Company
  • C R England Inc
  • Primary Children's Hospital
  • Salt Lake Community College
  • LDS Hospital

The leading employment fields in Salt Lake City:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Healthcare services
  • Government
  • Educational services
  • Computer services
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction

Noteworthy information about Salt Lake City, Utah: Estimated median household income in 2007: $43,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 93.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has achieved a bachelor's degree or better: 34%.

Salt Lake City businesses are provided assistance by associations such as:

The Salt Lake Tribune provides details about the local business community.

Jobs in Salt Lake City

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations695050$49,610$23.85100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations131180$35,990$17.314.35
3Sales and Related Occupations69590$42,360$20.369.9
4Management Occupations49710$101,130$48.626.15
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations47730$23,740$11.428.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations45890$37,860$18.26.55
7Production Occupations41720$36,670$17.635.7
8Business and Financial Operations Occupations40060$66,640$32.045.25
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations37070$54,630$26.266.05
10Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations36160$78,810$37.895.8
11Construction and Extraction Occupations30640$45,040$21.654.45
12Customer Service Representatives29340$34,920$16.791.75
13Computer and Mathematical Occupations27680$81,770$39.322.9
14Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations25650$48,260$23.23.8
15Retail Salespersons20360$26,510$12.752.85
16Personal Care and Service Occupations19820$25,280$12.154.3
17General and Operations Managers19340$93,740$45.071.5
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations19300$25,860$12.433.65
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food16340$19,950$9.592.3
20Office Clerks, General14720$31,470$15.131.9
21Healthcare Support Occupations14070$30,790$14.83
22Architecture and Engineering Occupations13530$77,640$37.331.7
23Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations13040$51,630$24.821.8
24Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers12000$44,270$21.281.2
25Protective Service Occupations11510$42,340$20.352.2
26Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive11490$34,250$16.471.5
27Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand11280$29,570$14.211.7
28Cashiers11230$22,420$10.782.2
29Registered Nurses11150$64,830$31.171.95
30Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners10760$23,150$11.131.55
31Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products8740$64,890$31.20.9
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers8720$27,240$13.11.3
33Sales Representatives, Services, All Other8710$48,150$23.150.6
34Waiters and Waitresses8580$24,370$11.711.7
35First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers8350$56,230$27.030.95
36Community and Social Service Occupations8140$48,040$23.11.65
37Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers6890$30,500$14.670
38Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks6800$40,820$19.631.05
39Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations6230$66,470$31.960.8
40Legal Occupations5880$86,180$41.440.8
41Software Developers, Applications5530$97,880$47.060.55
42Maintenance and Repair Workers, General5300$41,070$19.740.9
43Accountants and Auditors5200$73,490$35.330.9
44Computer User Support Specialists5170$52,000$250.4
45First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers5020$41,050$19.731
46Receptionists and Information Clerks4830$28,310$13.610.7
47Construction Laborers4800$33,050$15.890.8
48Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks4680$30,470$14.650.4
49Personal Care Aides4580$26,030$12.511.5
50Nursing Assistants4420$27,140$13.051
51Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks4410$37,360$17.960.1
52Security Guards4310$31,160$14.980.7
53Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers4300$34,910$16.780.6
54Business Operations Specialists, All Other4270$65,400$31.440.7
55Cooks, Restaurant3960$27,300$13.130.8
56Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists3870$59,280$28.50.4
57Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers3860$28,450$13.680.8
58Bill and Account Collectors3830$32,520$15.640.2
59Carpenters3800$38,790$18.650.7
60First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers3670$32,890$15.810.6
61Financial Managers3660$120,220$57.80.4
62Amusement and Recreation Attendants3590$20,600$9.90.2
63Electricians3590$54,000$25.960.4
64Human Resources Specialists3470$57,390$27.590.35
65Lawyers3400$112,610$54.140.5
66Software Developers, Systems Software3360$110,060$52.920.3
67Computer and Information Systems Managers3310$111,390$53.550.2
68Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3120$24,450$11.760.9
69First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers3080$64,020$30.780.4
70Food Preparation Workers3060$24,360$11.710.6
71Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents3060$75,730$36.410.2
72Training and Development Specialists3040$54,980$26.430.2
73Medical Assistants2990$33,070$15.90.45
74Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers2950$40,700$19.570.3
75Packers and Packagers, Hand2920$24,470$11.770.45
76Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants2790$51,190$24.610.35
77Management Analysts2700$79,730$38.330.5
78Childcare Workers2670$22,710$10.920.8
79Loan Officers2660$68,990$33.170.2
80Data Entry Keyers2650$34,150$16.420.1
81Sales Managers2620$122,330$58.810.2
82Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics2600$43,920$21.120.5
83First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers2600$59,840$28.770.4
84Computer Occupations, All Other2540$77,850$37.430.2
85Billing and Posting Clerks2510$36,970$17.770.3
86Loan Interviewers and Clerks2400$37,530$18.050.15
87Computer Systems Analysts2310$78,880$37.920.4
88Financial Analysts2280$82,230$39.530.2
89First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers2250$62,470$30.030.3
90Chief Executives2230$183,430$88.190.2
91Tellers2180$26,800$12.880.3
92Instructional Coordinators2120$55,410$26.640.1
93Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators2110$34,290$16.490.35
94Computer Programmers2030$80,820$38.860.2
95Dental Assistants1960$29,960$14.40.2
96Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products1930$103,480$49.750.2
97Social and Human Service Assistants1910$31,550$15.170.25
98Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment1880$24,800$11.930.2
99Compliance Officers1860$64,730$31.120.2
100Pharmacy Technicians1860$36,970$17.770.3
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Jobs More Common Near Salt Lake City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$49,610695,050
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,990131,180
Sales and Related Occupations$42,36069,590
Management Occupations$101,13049,710
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$23,74047,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,86045,890
Production Occupations$36,67041,720
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,64040,060
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,63037,070
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,81036,160
Construction and Extraction Occupations$45,04030,640
Customer Service Representatives$34,92029,340
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$81,77027,680
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,26025,650
Retail Salespersons$26,51020,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,28019,820
General and Operations Managers$93,74019,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,86019,300
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,95016,340
Office Clerks, General$31,47014,720
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,79014,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,64013,530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,63013,040
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,27012,000
Protective Service Occupations$42,34011,510
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,25011,490
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,57011,280
Cashiers$22,42011,230
Registered Nurses$64,83011,150
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,15010,760
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,8908,740
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,2408,720
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$48,1508,710
Waiters and Waitresses$24,3708,580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,2308,350
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,0408,140
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,5006,890
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,8206,800
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$66,4706,230
Legal Occupations$86,1805,880
Software Developers, Applications$97,8805,530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,0705,300
Accountants and Auditors$73,4905,200
Computer User Support Specialists$52,0005,170
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,0505,020
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,3104,830
Construction Laborers$33,0504,800
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$30,4704,680
Personal Care Aides$26,0304,580
Nursing Assistants$27,1404,420

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Salt Lake City, Utah Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$49,610695,050
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,990131,180
Sales and Related Occupations$42,36069,590
Management Occupations$101,13049,710
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,86045,890
Production Occupations$36,67041,720
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,64040,060
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,63037,070
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,81036,160
Construction and Extraction Occupations$45,04030,640
Customer Service Representatives$34,92029,340
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$81,77027,680
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,26025,650
Retail Salespersons$26,51020,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,28019,820
General and Operations Managers$93,74019,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,86019,300
Office Clerks, General$31,47014,720
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,79014,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,64013,530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,63013,040
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,27012,000
Protective Service Occupations$42,34011,510
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,25011,490
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,57011,280
Registered Nurses$64,83011,150
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,8908,740
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,2408,720
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$48,1508,710
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,2308,350
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,0408,140
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,5006,890
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,8206,800
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$66,4706,230
Legal Occupations$86,1805,880
Software Developers, Applications$97,8805,530
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,0705,300
Accountants and Auditors$73,4905,200
Computer User Support Specialists$52,0005,170
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,0505,020
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,3104,830
Construction Laborers$33,0504,800
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$30,4704,680
Personal Care Aides$26,0304,580
Nursing Assistants$27,1404,420
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks$37,3604,410
Security Guards$31,1604,310
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$34,9104,300
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$65,4004,270
Cooks, Restaurant$27,3003,960

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