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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 679430 $48850 $23.49 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 132680 $35360 $17 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 70250 $43180 $20.76 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 48160 $23410 $11.26 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 44690 $37200 $17.88 6.45
6 Management Occupations 44380 $101740 $48.92 6.05
7 Production Occupations 40980 $36480 $17.54 5.85
8 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 40220 $66680 $32.06 5.05
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 35420 $78920 $37.94 5.75
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 33290 $55200 $26.54 6.15
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 31330 $44110 $21.21 4.4
12 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 26450 $79520 $38.23 2.8
13 Customer Service Representatives 26260 $34190 $16.44 1.75
14 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 25400 $47790 $22.98 3.8
15 Retail Salespersons 19840 $26910 $12.94 3.1
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 18920 $24620 $11.84 3.7
17 General and Operations Managers 17510 $97250 $46.76 1.4
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 16880 $25860 $12.43 4.1
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 15270 $19390 $9.32 2.15
20 Healthcare Support Occupations 14160 $29730 $14.29 3.05
21 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 13490 $76590 $36.82 1.65
22 Office Clerks, General 13410 $30300 $14.57 2
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 13150 $34360 $16.52 1.6
24 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 11640 $50120 $24.1 1.7
25 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 11490 $41500 $19.95 1.2
26 Protective Service Occupations 11420 $40320 $19.39 2.25
27 Registered Nurses 11350 $64730 $31.12 1.9
28 Cashiers 11010 $21850 $10.5 2.25
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 10550 $21480 $10.33 1.6
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10000 $28900 $13.89 1.6
31 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 9250 $51080 $24.56 0.6
32 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 8890 $55540 $26.7 1
33 Waiters and Waitresses 8850 $24830 $11.94 1.6
34 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 8490 $66470 $31.96 1
35 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 8370 $26420 $12.7 1.2
36 Community and Social Service Occupations 7610 $46440 $22.33 1.65
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 6640 $38520 $18.52 1.1
38 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 6150 $32720 $15.73 0.1
39 Team Assemblers 6070 $29350 $14.11 0.75
40 Accountants and Auditors 6020 $72200 $34.71 0.9
41 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 5860 $64040 $30.79 0.9
42 Legal Occupations 5860 $86460 $41.57 0.8
43 Software Developers, Applications 5710 $96010 $46.16 0.5
44 Construction Laborers 5350 $30690 $14.76 0.8
45 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 5180 $41720 $20.06 0.9
46 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 4930 $30860 $14.84 0.4
47 Receptionists and Information Clerks 4890 $27970 $13.45 0.7
48 Computer User Support Specialists 4880 $49580 $23.84 0.4
49 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 4750 $33500 $16.11 0.6
50 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 4450 $40300 $19.38 1
51 Nursing Assistants 4150 $26390 $12.69 1.05
52 Food Preparation Workers 4060 $22100 $10.62 0.6
53 Bill and Account Collectors 4030 $31910 $15.34 0.2
54 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 4020 $27960 $13.44 0.8
55 Security Guards 4020 $29500 $14.18 0.7
56 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 4010 $62370 $29.99 0.7
57 Cooks, Restaurant 3990 $26260 $12.62 0.75
58 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 3710 $33020 $15.87 0.6
59 Carpenters 3460 $40130 $19.29 0.6
60 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 3330 $61230 $29.44 0.35
61 Personal Care Aides 3330 $24990 $12.01 1.3
62 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 3320 $48550 $23.34 0.5
63 Management Analysts 3270 $79400 $38.17 0.5
64 Lawyers 3240 $117000 $56.25 0.5
65 Electricians 3200 $53650 $25.8 0.4
66 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 3130 $74050 $35.6 0.2
67 Childcare Workers 3130 $23450 $11.28 0.8
68 Financial Managers 3090 $115770 $55.66 0.4
69 Packers and Packagers, Hand 3070 $23570 $11.33 0.45
70 Medical Assistants 3040 $32300 $15.53 0.45
71 Telemarketers 2990 $25540 $12.28 0.15
72 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2910 $41090 $19.75 0.3
73 Human Resources Specialists 2860 $62580 $30.09 0.3
74 Software Developers, Systems Software 2850 $103150 $49.59 0.3
75 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 2850 $62730 $30.16 0.4
76 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 2840 $58690 $28.22 0.4
77 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2830 $22540 $10.84 1
78 Computer and Information Systems Managers 2810 $108170 $52 0.25
79 Loan Officers 2770 $64210 $30.87 0.2
80 Data Entry Keyers 2770 $33850 $16.27 0.1
81 Training and Development Specialists 2680 $56940 $27.37 0.2
82 Computer Programmers 2670 $77310 $37.17 0.2
83 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 2610 $42570 $20.47 0.5
84 Tellers 2520 $26720 $12.85 0.3
85 Computer Systems Analysts 2500 $77120 $37.08 0.4
86 Billing and Posting Clerks 2450 $36110 $17.36 0.35
87 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 2260 $34060 $16.38 0.35
88 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 2170 $107250 $51.56 0.2
89 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 2170 $34290 $16.49 0.1
90 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2130 $61930 $29.77 0.3
91 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2080 $50080 $24.08 0.3
92 Sales Managers 2070 $126930 $61.03 0.2
93 Dental Assistants 2050 $30520 $14.68 0.2
94 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 2040 $22460 $10.8 0.3
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 1970 $78610 $37.79 0.3
96 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1950 $43620 $20.97 0.3
97 Chief Executives 1950 $178760 $85.94 0.2
98 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1920 $47220 $22.7 0.2
99 Pharmacy Technicians 1900 $36010 $17.31 0.25
100 Insurance Sales Agents 1890 $74670 $35.9 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Salt Lake City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 48,850 679,430
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,360 132,680
Sales and Related Occupations 43,180 70,250
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,410 48,160
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,200 44,690
Management Occupations 101,740 44,380
Production Occupations 36,480 40,980
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,680 40,220
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,920 35,420
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 55,200 33,290
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,110 31,330
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 79,520 26,450
Customer Service Representatives 34,190 26,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,790 25,400
Retail Salespersons 26,910 19,840
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,620 18,920
General and Operations Managers 97,250 17,510
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,860 16,880
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,390 15,270
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,730 14,160
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 76,590 13,490
Office Clerks, General 30,300 13,410
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,360 13,150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 50,120 11,640
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,500 11,490
Protective Service Occupations 40,320 11,420
Registered Nurses 64,730 11,350
Cashiers 21,850 11,010
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,480 10,550
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,900 10,000
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 51,080 9,250
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,540 8,890
Waiters and Waitresses 24,830 8,850
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 66,470 8,490
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,420 8,370
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,440 7,610
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,520 6,640
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 32,720 6,150
Team Assemblers 29,350 6,070
Accountants and Auditors 72,200 6,020
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,040 5,860
Legal Occupations 86,460 5,860
Software Developers, Applications 96,010 5,710
Construction Laborers 30,690 5,350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,720 5,180
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30,860 4,930
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,970 4,890
Computer User Support Specialists 49,580 4,880
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,500 4,750
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,300 4,450

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 48,850 679,430
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,360 132,680
Sales and Related Occupations 43,180 70,250
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,200 44,690
Management Occupations 101,740 44,380
Production Occupations 36,480 40,980
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,680 40,220
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 78,920 35,420
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 55,200 33,290
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,110 31,330
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 79,520 26,450
Customer Service Representatives 34,190 26,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,790 25,400
Retail Salespersons 26,910 19,840
General and Operations Managers 97,250 17,510
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,860 16,880
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,730 14,160
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 76,590 13,490
Office Clerks, General 30,300 13,410
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,360 13,150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 50,120 11,640
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,500 11,490
Protective Service Occupations 40,320 11,420
Registered Nurses 64,730 11,350
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,900 10,000
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 51,080 9,250
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,540 8,890
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 66,470 8,490
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,420 8,370
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,440 7,610
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,520 6,640
Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 32,720 6,150
Team Assemblers 29,350 6,070
Accountants and Auditors 72,200 6,020
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,040 5,860
Legal Occupations 86,460 5,860
Software Developers, Applications 96,010 5,710
Construction Laborers 30,690 5,350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 41,720 5,180
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30,860 4,930
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,970 4,890
Computer User Support Specialists 49,580 4,880
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,500 4,750
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,300 4,450
Nursing Assistants 26,390 4,150
Bill and Account Collectors 31,910 4,030
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,960 4,020
Security Guards 29,500 4,020
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 62,370 4,010
Cooks, Restaurant 26,260 3,990

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