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Parkersburg Employment

Employment and Industries in the Parkersburg, West Virginia Area

The leading manufacturing sectors in Parkersburg, West Virginia are chemicals, glass, ferrous metals, laboratory equipment, aluminum products, tools, wooden products and plastics. Educational services and healthcare are also significant economic forces. In addition, Parkersburg is located in a major agricultural region which includes fruit, vegetables and dairying. Parkersburg is also a shipping center.

The top job providing sectors in Parkersburg are healthcare, construction, accommodation and food services, education, chemicals, and the government. Sales and office occupations (28% of the jobs). Management, professional and related occupations (23% of the labor force).

In Parkersburg, there are numerous popular jobs where the majority of the workers have a college degree including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; social and human service assistants; child, family and school social workers; computer specialists, human resources, training and labor relations specialists; and medical and health services managers.

Noteworthy information regarding Parkersburg, West Virginia: Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or better: 12%. Average earnings in 2009: $25,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 81.9 (U.S. average: 100).

The largest employers in Parkersburg, West Virginia:

  • Camden Clark Memorial Hospital Corporation
  • St Joseph Hospital of Parkersburg
  • United Construction Company, Inc
  • Treasury Franchise Fund, US
  • Mountain State Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Inc
  • West Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Winans Services
  • Extras Support Staffing
  • Civic Development Group, LLC
  • Walmart, Stores, Inc
  • City of Parkersburg
  • West Virginia University at Parkersburg
  • Teknetix, Inc
  • West Virginia Rehabilitation Services Inc
  • The Ogden Newspapers Inc
  • Eaglecare, Inc
  • Central Distributing
  • Larry Simmons Inc

Businesses in Parkersburg are invited to work with useful organizations including:

Parkersburg News and Sentinel offers details about the local business community.

Jobs in Parkersburg

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 38480 $38670 $18.59 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6310 $30790 $14.8 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 4700 $28010 $13.46 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4350 $20880 $10.04 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2690 $71050 $34.16 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2350 $32210 $15.49 6.45
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2260 $67200 $32.31 5.05
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2210 $37200 $17.88 4.4
9 Retail Salespersons 2200 $23060 $11.09 3.1
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2120 $40100 $19.28 3.8
11 Production Occupations 1790 $36220 $17.41 5.85
12 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1650 $19660 $9.45 2.15
13 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1630 $41180 $19.8 6.15
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 1590 $24090 $11.58 3.05
15 Management Occupations 1360 $81290 $39.08 6.05
16 Office Clerks, General 1320 $26440 $12.71 2
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1210 $21280 $10.23 4.1
18 Registered Nurses 980 $58560 $28.15 1.9
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 960 $24730 $11.89 3.7
20 Cashiers 900 $20620 $9.91 2.25
21 Waiters and Waitresses 850 $21460 $10.32 1.6
22 Construction Laborers 820 $31040 $14.92 0.8
23 Customer Service Representatives 770 $31040 $14.93 1.75
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 710 $23320 $11.21 1.2
25 Protective Service Occupations 700 $28190 $13.55 2.25
26 Home Health Aides 570 $19230 $9.24 0.7
27 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 560 $75120 $36.12 2.8
28 Personal Care Aides 560 $20010 $9.62 1.3
29 Accountants and Auditors 550 $74120 $35.64 0.9
30 Community and Social Service Occupations 510 $36490 $17.54 1.65
31 General and Operations Managers 510 $77770 $37.39 1.4
32 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 490 $34840 $16.75 1.1
33 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 490 $35560 $17.09 1
34 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 490 $40700 $19.57 1
35 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 480 $30510 $14.67 1.6
36 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 470 $30110 $14.48 1.2
37 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 450 $78840 $37.9 1.65
38 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 390 $29060 $13.97 0.9
39 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 380 $60560 $29.12 0.7
40 Computer Occupations, All Other 380 $83250 $40.02 0.2
41 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 380 $25620 $12.32 1.6
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 370 $25040 $12.04 0.6
43 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 370 $26170 $12.58 1.6
44 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 350 $29920 $14.39 0.5
45 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 330 $20340 $9.78 1
46 Electricians 320 $49190 $23.65 0.4
47 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 320 $44720 $21.5 1.7
48 Medical Assistants 290 $24960 $12 0.45
49 Cooks, Restaurant 290 $22370 $10.75 0.75
50 Human Resources Specialists 280 $68540 $32.95 0.3
51 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 280 $34250 $16.46 0.2
52 Nursing Assistants 270 $22340 $10.74 1.05
53 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 270 $22110 $10.63 0.3
54 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 240 $68250 $32.81 0.1
55 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 240 $19590 $9.42 0.25
56 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 230 $57120 $27.46 1
57 Legal Occupations 210 $68440 $32.9 0.8
58 Tellers 200 $24530 $11.79 0.3
59 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 200 $33900 $16.3 0.6
60 Receptionists and Information Clerks 190 $24770 $11.91 0.7
61 Childcare Workers 190 $19940 $9.59 0.8
62 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 190 $33190 $15.96 0.5
63 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $50160 $24.12 0.3
64 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 170 $55270 $26.57 0.9
65 Management Analysts 170 $80650 $38.77 0.5
66 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 170 $21290 $10.23 0.2
67 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $32240 $15.5 0.3
68 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 160 $19160 $9.21 0
69 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $49860 $23.97 0.6
70 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 150 $33910 $16.3 0.4
71 Food Preparation Workers 150 $21190 $10.19 0.6
72 Dishwashers 150 $19370 $9.31 0.3
73 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 140 $42720 $20.54 0.45
74 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 130 $33300 $16.01 0.2
75 Bartenders 130 $19200 $9.23 0.4
76 Carpenters 130 $31140 $14.97 0.6
77 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 120 $36630 $17.61 0.2
78 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $48830 $23.48 0.15
79 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 110 $24120 $11.6 0.8
80 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 $50480 $24.27 0.4
81 Billing and Posting Clerks 110 $29270 $14.07 0.35
82 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 110 $32460 $15.61 0.2
83 Counter and Rental Clerks 110 $24550 $11.8 0.3
84 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 110 $48440 $23.29 0.4
85 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $25310 $12.17 0.25
86 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 100 $39530 $19.01 0.3
87 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 100 $39920 $19.19 0.2
88 Food Service Managers 100 $47400 $22.79 0.2
89 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $40180 $19.32 0.1
90 Financial Managers 100 $98060 $47.14 0.4
91 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 100 $62650 $30.12 0.2
92 Training and Development Specialists 100 $41780 $20.08 0.2
93 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $58730 $28.24 0.1
94 Physical Therapists 100 $87390 $42.02 0.15
95 Dental Hygienists 100 $59050 $28.39 0.1
96 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 100 $20530 $9.87 0.1
97 Packers and Packagers, Hand 90 $22600 $10.86 0.45
98 Medical Secretaries 90 $26680 $12.83 0.4
99 Nurse Practitioners 90 $95990 $46.15 0.1
100 Social and Human Service Assistants 90 $29640 $14.25 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Parkersburg Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,670 38,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,790 6,310
Sales and Related Occupations 28,010 4,700
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,880 4,350
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,050 2,690
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,210 2,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 67,200 2,260
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,200 2,210
Retail Salespersons 23,060 2,200
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,100 2,120
Production Occupations 36,220 1,790
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,660 1,650
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,180 1,630
Healthcare Support Occupations 24,090 1,590
Management Occupations 81,290 1,360
Office Clerks, General 26,440 1,320
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,280 1,210
Registered Nurses 58,560 980
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,730 960
Cashiers 20,620 900
Waiters and Waitresses 21,460 850
Construction Laborers 31,040 820
Customer Service Representatives 31,040 770
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,320 710
Protective Service Occupations 28,190 700
Home Health Aides 19,230 570
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 75,120 560
Personal Care Aides 20,010 560
Accountants and Auditors 74,120 550
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,490 510
General and Operations Managers 77,770 510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,840 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,560 490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 40,700 490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,510 480
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 30,110 470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,840 450
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,060 390
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60,560 380
Computer Occupations, All Other 83,250 380
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,620 380
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 25,040 370
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,170 370
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 29,920 350
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,340 330
Electricians 49,190 320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,720 320
Medical Assistants 24,960 290
Cooks, Restaurant 22,370 290
Human Resources Specialists 68,540 280

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Parkersburg, West Virginia Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,670 38,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,790 6,310
Sales and Related Occupations 28,010 4,700
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,050 2,690
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,210 2,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 67,200 2,260
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,200 2,210
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,100 2,120
Production Occupations 36,220 1,790
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,180 1,630
Management Occupations 81,290 1,360
Office Clerks, General 26,440 1,320
Registered Nurses 58,560 980
Construction Laborers 31,040 820
Customer Service Representatives 31,040 770
Protective Service Occupations 28,190 700
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 75,120 560
Accountants and Auditors 74,120 550
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,490 510
General and Operations Managers 77,770 510
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,840 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,560 490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 40,700 490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,510 480
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 30,110 470
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,840 450
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,060 390
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60,560 380
Computer Occupations, All Other 83,250 380
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,620 380
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 25,040 370
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,170 370
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 29,920 350
Electricians 49,190 320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,720 320
Human Resources Specialists 68,540 280
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 34,250 280
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 68,250 240
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 57,120 230
Legal Occupations 68,440 210
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,900 200
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 33,190 190
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 50,160 180
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 55,270 170
Management Analysts 80,650 170
Driver/Sales Workers 32,240 170
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 49,860 150
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,910 150
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 42,720 140
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 33,300 130

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