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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 123220 $51600 $24.81 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16350 $39950 $19.21 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 13300 $40180 $19.32 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10210 $27910 $13.42 8.3
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 8830 $51310 $24.67 6.15
6 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 8290 $68460 $32.91 5.05
7 Production Occupations 7880 $38920 $18.71 5.85
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7640 $91630 $44.06 5.75
9 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6310 $37900 $18.22 6.45
10 Management Occupations 5520 $112640 $54.16 6.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5430 $48180 $23.16 3.8
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4960 $46270 $22.25 4.4
13 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4580 $78340 $37.66 2.8
14 Retail Salespersons 4250 $29830 $14.34 3.1
15 Cashiers 4070 $24220 $11.64 2.25
16 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3630 $77890 $37.45 1.65
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3600 $30920 $14.87 3.7
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3440 $31490 $15.14 4.1
19 Community and Social Service Occupations 3340 $42530 $20.45 1.65
20 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2670 $50180 $24.13 1.7
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 2620 $33730 $16.22 3.05
22 Registered Nurses 2220 $69630 $33.47 1.9
23 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2220 $25170 $12.1 2.15
24 Waiters and Waitresses 2100 $29970 $14.41 1.6
25 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2050 $43250 $20.8 1.1
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1930 $28180 $13.55 1.6
27 Protective Service Occupations 1930 $43150 $20.74 2.25
28 Customer Service Representatives 1830 $39580 $19.03 1.75
29 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1770 $36640 $17.61 1.6
30 Compliance Officers 1560 $67490 $32.45 0.2
31 Accountants and Auditors 1540 $76210 $36.64 0.9
32 Nursing Assistants 1300 $29560 $14.21 1.05
33 General and Operations Managers 1250 $122060 $58.68 1.4
34 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1180 $74380 $35.76 0.9
35 Legal Occupations 1130 $83500 $40.14 0.8
36 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1070 $29420 $14.14 1.6
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1050 $47850 $23 1
38 Cooks, Restaurant 1040 $27380 $13.16 0.75
39 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1020 $37280 $17.92 0.6
40 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1020 $43560 $20.94 1.2
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1000 $39790 $19.13 0.9
42 Receptionists and Information Clerks 990 $32290 $15.52 0.7
43 Carpenters 970 $45030 $21.65 0.6
44 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 960 $61540 $29.59 1
45 Substitute Teachers 960 $27880 $13.4 0
46 Social and Human Service Assistants 950 $35120 $16.89 0.3
47 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 950 $31550 $15.17 1.2
48 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 910 $62980 $30.28 0.35
49 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 900 $53840 $25.88 0.5
50 Personal Care Aides 840 $24380 $11.72 1.3
51 Computer User Support Specialists 840 $56590 $27.21 0.4
52 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 810 $61740 $29.68 1
53 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 810 $78900 $37.93 0.3
54 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 800 $31390 $15.09 0.25
55 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 770 $35820 $17.22 0.4
56 Office Clerks, General 760 $32320 $15.54 2
57 Food Preparation Workers 750 $24470 $11.76 0.6
58 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 740 $37210 $17.89 0.6
59 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 720 $32650 $15.7 0.8
60 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 700 $67360 $32.39 0.4
61 Software Developers, Systems Software 670 $99590 $47.88 0.3
62 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 660 $35330 $16.99 0.5
63 Software Developers, Applications 660 $93300 $44.85 0.5
64 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 620 $24670 $11.86 0.3
65 Security Guards 610 $32110 $15.44 0.7
66 Bartenders 610 $32190 $15.48 0.4
67 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 600 $23010 $11.06 1
68 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 590 $44350 $21.32 0.2
69 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 590 $58480 $28.12 0.6
70 Human Resources Specialists 570 $61360 $29.5 0.3
71 Medical Secretaries 570 $38240 $18.38 0.4
72 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 570 $73020 $35.11 0.7
73 Construction Laborers 530 $32030 $15.4 0.8
74 Lawyers 530 $109480 $52.64 0.5
75 Childcare Workers 510 $25560 $12.29 0.8
76 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 510 $69080 $33.21 0.3
77 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 500 $51110 $24.57 0.3
78 Dishwashers 490 $22220 $10.68 0.3
79 Billing and Posting Clerks 490 $36920 $17.75 0.35
80 Public Relations Specialists 480 $55850 $26.85 0.2
81 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 470 $51130 $24.58 0.5
82 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 450 $62380 $29.99 0.1
83 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 440 $54300 $26.1 0.3
84 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 430 $34480 $16.58 0.3
85 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 430 $71110 $34.19 0.4
86 Electricians 430 $51450 $24.74 0.4
87 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 420 $39260 $18.87 0.2
88 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 410 $51970 $24.99 0.2
89 Recreation Workers 400 $29380 $14.13 0.3
90 Counter and Rental Clerks 400 $30670 $14.74 0.3
91 Managers, All Other 390 $108150 $52 0.65
92 Medical Assistants 380 $36520 $17.56 0.45
93 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 380 $32150 $15.46 0.6
94 Tellers 380 $31180 $14.99 0.3
95 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 380 $32540 $15.64 0.3
96 Civil Engineers 370 $69610 $33.47 0.2
97 Helpers--Production Workers 370 $30530 $14.68 0.3
98 Training and Development Specialists 370 $57400 $27.6 0.2
99 Management Analysts 360 $97060 $46.66 0.5
100 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 360 $45670 $21.96 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Burlington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 51,600 123,220
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39,950 16,350
Sales and Related Occupations 40,180 13,300
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,910 10,210
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,310 8,830
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,460 8,290
Production Occupations 38,920 7,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 91,630 7,640
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,900 6,310
Management Occupations 112,640 5,520
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 48,180 5,430
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,270 4,960
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,340 4,580
Retail Salespersons 29,830 4,250
Cashiers 24,220 4,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 77,890 3,630
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,920 3,600
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,490 3,440
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,530 3,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 50,180 2,670
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,730 2,620
Registered Nurses 69,630 2,220
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 25,170 2,220
Waiters and Waitresses 29,970 2,100
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43,250 2,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,180 1,930
Protective Service Occupations 43,150 1,930
Customer Service Representatives 39,580 1,830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,640 1,770
Compliance Officers 67,490 1,560
Accountants and Auditors 76,210 1,540
Nursing Assistants 29,560 1,300
General and Operations Managers 122,060 1,250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 74,380 1,180
Legal Occupations 83,500 1,130
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,420 1,070
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,850 1,050
Cooks, Restaurant 27,380 1,040
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 37,280 1,020
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,560 1,020
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,790 1,000
Receptionists and Information Clerks 32,290 990
Carpenters 45,030 970
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 61,540 960
Substitute Teachers 27,880 960
Social and Human Service Assistants 35,120 950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 31,550 950
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 62,980 910
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 53,840 900
Personal Care Aides 24,380 840

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 51,600 123,220
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 39,950 16,350
Sales and Related Occupations 40,180 13,300
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 27,910 10,210
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,310 8,830
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 68,460 8,290
Production Occupations 38,920 7,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 91,630 7,640
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,900 6,310
Management Occupations 112,640 5,520
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 48,180 5,430
Construction and Extraction Occupations 46,270 4,960
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,340 4,580
Retail Salespersons 29,830 4,250
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 77,890 3,630
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30,920 3,600
Personal Care and Service Occupations 31,490 3,440
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,530 3,340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 50,180 2,670
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,730 2,620
Registered Nurses 69,630 2,220
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 25,170 2,220
Waiters and Waitresses 29,970 2,100
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 43,250 2,050
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,180 1,930
Protective Service Occupations 43,150 1,930
Customer Service Representatives 39,580 1,830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,640 1,770
Compliance Officers 67,490 1,560
Accountants and Auditors 76,210 1,540
Nursing Assistants 29,560 1,300
General and Operations Managers 122,060 1,250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 74,380 1,180
Legal Occupations 83,500 1,130
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,420 1,070
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 47,850 1,050
Cooks, Restaurant 27,380 1,040
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 37,280 1,020
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,560 1,020
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,790 1,000
Receptionists and Information Clerks 32,290 990
Carpenters 45,030 970
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 61,540 960
Substitute Teachers 27,880 960
Social and Human Service Assistants 35,120 950
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 31,550 950
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 62,980 910
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 53,840 900
Computer User Support Specialists 56,590 840
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 61,740 810

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