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Burlington Employment

Employment and Industries in the Burlington, Vermont Area

Greater Burlington is Vermont's financial and industrial hub. The city includes the headquarters of several large banks. Burlington's economy is primarily based on health services, tourism, education, manufacturing, and trade, transportation and utilities. The downtown shopping and residential district provides a large number of jobs in government, retail and services sectors and is Vermont's second largest employment area.

The Burlington region has almost one-third of Vermont's manufacturing jobs. The Greater Burlington region includes hundreds of small manufacturing firms which produce a wide array of products. Numerous national and international manufacturing companies have facilities in the city. Burlington also has a notable electronics industry.

Burlington is the headquarters of Bruegger's, Burton Snowboards, Lake Champlain Chocolates and Seventh Generation Inc. G.S. Blodgett Company manufacturers restaurant equipment in Burlington. The city is also home to the notable Vermont Teddy Bear Company. Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc is headquartered in South Burlington. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products division is based in Burlington.

Facts about Burlington, Vermont: Estimated median household income: $40,000. Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or better: 42%. Cost of living index in 2008: 101.6 (U.S. average: 100).

The top employment providers in the Burlington metropolitan area:

  • IBM Corporation
  • Fletcher Allen Healthcare
  • University of Vermont
  • Chittenden Corp
  • Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc
  • IDX Systems Corporation
  • City of Burlington
  • Napolis Group
  • Goodrich Corp
  • Verizon

Burlington's significant employment segments

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and business services
  • Financial activities

Local businesses are invited to work with associations such as:

Those interested in staying current with Burlington business activities may want to read the Burlington Free Press.

Jobs in Burlington

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations124030$53,050$25.5100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations16520$39,980$19.2214.35
3Sales and Related Occupations12560$40,450$19.459.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations9970$29,190$14.038.55
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations9740$57,610$27.76.05
6Business and Financial Operations Occupations8480$69,210$33.275.25
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations8320$91,680$44.085.8
8Production Occupations7610$39,850$19.165.7
9Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6390$37,990$18.266.55
10Management Occupations6180$107,740$51.86.15
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4890$48,980$23.553.8
12Computer and Mathematical Occupations4810$74,970$36.052.9
13Construction and Extraction Occupations4550$48,160$23.164.45
14Retail Salespersons4470$28,970$13.932.85
15Architecture and Engineering Occupations3800$77,410$37.221.7
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3730$30,700$14.763.65
17Personal Care and Service Occupations3420$32,870$15.84.3
18Community and Social Service Occupations3260$45,330$21.791.65
19Cashiers3220$24,790$11.922.2
20Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2650$51,530$24.771.8
21Healthcare Support Occupations2520$33,850$16.283
22Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2510$26,030$12.522.3
23Registered Nurses2370$70,690$33.991.95
24Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2110$36,280$17.441.5
25Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2060$42,770$20.561.05
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2010$29,870$14.361.55
27Protective Service Occupations1990$45,850$22.042.2
28Waiters and Waitresses1970$31,020$14.911.7
29Customer Service Representatives1750$40,530$19.491.75
30Accountants and Auditors1480$79,600$38.270.9
31Compliance Officers1480$70,480$33.880.2
32Nursing Assistants1430$29,830$14.341
33General and Operations Managers1330$112,190$53.941.5
34Cooks, Restaurant1250$28,690$13.790.8
35Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1250$30,270$14.551.7
36Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1200$77,070$37.050.8
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1160$48,430$23.281
38Receptionists and Information Clerks1090$33,860$16.280.7
39Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1080$60,680$29.180.4
40Substitute Teachers1050$29,410$14.140
41Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1040$39,040$18.770.6
42Legal Occupations1030$87,960$42.290.8
43Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1000$40,340$19.40.9
44Stock Clerks and Order Fillers990$31,810$15.291.3
45Computer User Support Specialists880$54,130$26.030.4
46Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products850$69,090$33.210.9
47Network and Computer Systems Administrators850$75,990$36.540.25
48Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers850$46,090$22.161.2
49Carpenters840$46,230$22.230.7
50Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants820$54,560$26.230.35
51Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners800$24,250$11.660.9
52First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers750$60,990$29.320.95
53Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks720$34,210$16.450.4
54Physicians and Surgeons, All Other700$171,570$82.490.25
55Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders700$34,100$16.390.2
56Bartenders690$32,950$15.840.4
57Personal Care Aides680$26,590$12.791.5
58Food Preparation Workers670$26,810$12.890.6
59Human Resources Specialists670$60,760$29.210.35
60Security Guards660$35,200$16.920.7
61Social and Human Service Assistants660$39,420$18.950.25
62Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers650$34,760$16.710.8
63Medical Secretaries650$39,270$18.880.4
64Software Developers, Systems Software640$90,020$43.280.3
65Sales Representatives, Services, All Other610$56,270$27.050.6
66Business Operations Specialists, All Other610$71,170$34.220.7
67Childcare Workers610$27,270$13.110.8
68First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers600$64,970$31.240.4
69First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers600$40,990$19.710.6
70Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics590$37,940$18.240.5
71Billing and Posting Clerks580$40,140$19.30.3
72Lawyers560$113,850$54.730.5
73Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers550$51,040$24.540.3
74Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop540$25,310$12.170.3
75Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses540$52,250$25.120.5
76Bus Drivers, School or Special Client510$37,050$17.810.3
77Software Developers, Applications510$95,840$46.080.55
78Public Relations Specialists510$59,610$28.660.2
79First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers500$75,250$36.180.4
80Counter and Rental Clerks460$32,310$15.540.3
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers450$72,030$34.630.3
82Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers450$53,160$25.560.2
83Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors440$48,890$23.50.2
84Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service440$33,980$16.340.1
85Dishwashers440$23,600$11.350.3
86Computer Systems Analysts440$82,430$39.630.4
87Office Clerks, General440$33,710$16.211.9
88Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors430$41,360$19.880.2
89Recreation Workers430$31,380$15.090.25
90Packers and Packagers, Hand410$27,190$13.070.45
91Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations410$30,450$14.640.65
92Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters390$55,670$26.770.3
93Management Analysts390$89,290$42.930.5
94Child, Family, and School Social Workers390$49,840$23.960.2
95Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers380$33,320$16.020
96Insurance Sales Agents380$66,790$32.110.3
97Construction Laborers370$33,500$16.110.8
98Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers370$54,070$260.4
99Training and Development Specialists370$59,630$28.670.2
100Electricians370$53,300$25.620.4
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Jobs More Common Near Burlington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,050124,030
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,98016,520
Sales and Related Occupations$40,45012,560
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$29,1909,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$57,6109,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,2108,480
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$91,6808,320
Production Occupations$39,8507,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,9906,390
Management Occupations$107,7406,180
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,9804,890
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$74,9704,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,1604,550
Retail Salespersons$28,9704,470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,4103,800
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,7003,730
Personal Care and Service Occupations$32,8703,420
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,3303,260
Cashiers$24,7903,220
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,5302,650
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,8502,520
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$26,0302,510
Registered Nurses$70,6902,370
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,2802,110
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,7702,060
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,8702,010
Protective Service Occupations$45,8501,990
Waiters and Waitresses$31,0201,970
Customer Service Representatives$40,5301,750
Accountants and Auditors$79,6001,480
Compliance Officers$70,4801,480
Nursing Assistants$29,8301,430
General and Operations Managers$112,1901,330
Cooks, Restaurant$28,6901,250
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,2701,250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$77,0701,200
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$48,4301,160
Receptionists and Information Clerks$33,8601,090
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$60,6801,080
Substitute Teachers$29,4101,050
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$39,0401,040
Legal Occupations$87,9601,030
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,3401,000
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,810990
Computer User Support Specialists$54,130880
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$69,090850
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$75,990850
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,090850
Carpenters$46,230840
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$54,560820

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Burlington, Vermont Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$53,050124,030
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,98016,520
Sales and Related Occupations$40,45012,560
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$29,1909,970
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$57,6109,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,2108,480
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$91,6808,320
Production Occupations$39,8507,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$37,9906,390
Management Occupations$107,7406,180
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$48,9804,890
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$74,9704,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations$48,1604,550
Retail Salespersons$28,9704,470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,4103,800
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$30,7003,730
Personal Care and Service Occupations$32,8703,420
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,3303,260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,5302,650
Healthcare Support Occupations$33,8502,520
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$26,0302,510
Registered Nurses$70,6902,370
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,2802,110
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,7702,060
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$29,8702,010
Protective Service Occupations$45,8501,990
Waiters and Waitresses$31,0201,970
Customer Service Representatives$40,5301,750
Accountants and Auditors$79,6001,480
Compliance Officers$70,4801,480
Nursing Assistants$29,8301,430
General and Operations Managers$112,1901,330
Cooks, Restaurant$28,6901,250
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,2701,250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$77,0701,200
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$48,4301,160
Receptionists and Information Clerks$33,8601,090
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$60,6801,080
Substitute Teachers$29,4101,050
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$39,0401,040
Legal Occupations$87,9601,030
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,3401,000
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$31,810990
Computer User Support Specialists$54,130880
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$69,090850
Network and Computer Systems Administrators$75,990850
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,090850
Carpenters$46,230840
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$54,560820
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$60,990750

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