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Eau Claire Employment

Employment and Industries in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin Area

Eau Claire's economy is based on healthcare, manufacturing and information technology. The paper and food processing industries also have a significant economic impact. The city also benefits from hi-tech industries. Eau Claire has numerous facilities involved in the production of computer hardware, including facilities of Hutchinson Technology. The city is home to IDEXX Computer Systems.

Employment is provided by noteworthy companies such as Cascades Tissue Group, Ayres Associates, National Pestro Industries, Inc., Menards, Midwest Manufacturing, Realityworks, Silver Spring Gardens, Erbert & Gerbert's and Font Diner.

In Eau Claire, the significant employment segments are educational services, healthcare, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, construction, social assistance, and finance and insurance. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the labor force). Sales and office occupations (28% of the jobs).

Facts about Eau Claire Wisconsin: Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or better: 29%. Average earnings in 2009: $28,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 80.9 (national average: 100).

The major job providers in Eau Claire, Wisconsin:

  • Menard Inc - Home Centers
  • Luther Hospital/Midelfort Clinic - Hospitals
  • Eau Claire Area School District - Education
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire - Education
  • Hutchinson Technology Inc - Computer storage device manufacturing
  • Sacred Heart Hospital - Hospitals
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College - Education
  • United Healthcare Services - Direct health & medical insurance carriers
  • City of Eau Claire - Government
  • The Charlton Group Inc - Telemarketing bureaus
  • Eau Claire County - Government
  • Walmart - Warehouse clubs & supercenters
  • Royal Credit Union - Credit unions
  • Xcel Energy/Northern States Power- Technical Consulting Services
  • Nestle USA Inc - Dry, condensed & evaporated dairy products
  • Pan O Gold Baking Co - Baked goods stores
  • Phillips Plastics Corp - Plastic products manufacturing
  • Manpower - Temporary help services
  • Grace Lutheran Foundation Inc - Nursing care facilities
  • YMCA - Civic & social organizations

Local businesses are invited to work with associations such as:

The Eau Claire Leader Telegram provides details about the local business community.

Jobs in Eau Claire

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 81690 $41840 $20.12 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13160 $33890 $16.29 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 8160 $35760 $17.19 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7230 $20400 $9.81 8.3
5 Production Occupations 7010 $35210 $16.93 5.85
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6090 $31840 $15.31 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5940 $74390 $35.76 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4360 $50740 $24.4 6.15
9 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3990 $24310 $11.69 4.1
10 Management Occupations 3530 $90100 $43.32 6.05
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3410 $54610 $26.25 5.05
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3320 $44780 $21.53 3.8
13 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2940 $50970 $24.5 4.4
14 Retail Salespersons 2940 $28380 $13.64 3.1
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 2710 $33740 $16.22 3.05
16 Office Clerks, General 2650 $31600 $15.19 2
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2460 $26470 $12.73 3.7
18 Registered Nurses 2250 $67020 $32.22 1.9
19 Personal Care Aides 2130 $22420 $10.78 1.3
20 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2080 $18180 $8.74 2.15
21 Customer Service Representatives 2020 $31580 $15.18 1.75
22 Cashiers 1880 $19260 $9.26 2.25
23 Protective Service Occupations 1570 $38980 $18.74 2.25
24 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1540 $64680 $31.1 1.65
25 Waiters and Waitresses 1380 $19330 $9.29 1.6
26 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1370 $59810 $28.76 2.8
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1330 $23110 $11.11 1.2
28 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1300 $40030 $19.25 1.2
29 Community and Social Service Occupations 1290 $41390 $19.9 1.65
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1250 $28910 $13.9 1.6
31 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1160 $38710 $18.61 1.1
32 Nursing Assistants 1150 $27500 $13.22 1.05
33 Team Assemblers 1030 $27470 $13.21 0.75
34 General and Operations Managers 950 $96320 $46.31 1.4
35 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 890 $66240 $31.84 1
36 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 890 $28230 $13.57 1.6
37 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 820 $38460 $18.49 1.7
38 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 770 $52390 $25.19 1
39 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 750 $37460 $18.01 0.9
40 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 720 $29400 $14.14 0.1
41 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 700 $26540 $12.76 0.6
42 Bartenders 690 $19290 $9.27 0.4
43 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 690 $20350 $9.78 1
44 Cooks, Restaurant 580 $24410 $11.74 0.75
45 Construction Laborers 560 $43910 $21.11 0.8
46 Medical Assistants 550 $49540 $23.82 0.45
47 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 540 $58450 $28.1 0.4
48 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 520 $38200 $18.37 0.3
49 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 510 $31440 $15.12 0.4
50 Receptionists and Information Clerks 490 $29790 $14.32 0.7
51 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 470 $43550 $20.94 1
52 Accountants and Auditors 460 $61590 $29.61 0.9
53 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 450 $33260 $15.99 1.6
54 Billing and Posting Clerks 440 $34200 $16.44 0.35
55 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $27620 $13.28 0.6
56 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 430 $34460 $16.57 0.3
57 Carpenters 420 $51850 $24.93 0.6
58 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 410 $43690 $21 0.2
59 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $44530 $21.41 0.5
60 Correctional Officers and Jailers 390 $41670 $20.04 0.3
61 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $36430 $17.52 0.3
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 380 $64310 $30.92 0.4
63 Social and Human Service Assistants 370 $38260 $18.4 0.3
64 Childcare Workers 370 $21260 $10.22 0.8
65 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 360 $21890 $10.52 0.2
66 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 360 $29750 $14.3 0.1
67 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $26510 $12.75 0.8
68 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 350 $29690 $14.28 0.2
69 Firefighters 340 $31070 $14.94 0.2
70 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 340 $52860 $25.41 0.6
71 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 340 $43040 $20.69 0.5
72 Telemarketers 330 $24240 $11.66 0.15
73 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 320 $41930 $20.16 0.3
74 Medical and Health Services Managers 320 $98080 $47.15 0.2
75 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $66470 $31.96 0.3
76 Legal Occupations 310 $67930 $32.66 0.8
77 Dishwashers 310 $17980 $8.64 0.3
78 Tellers 300 $25950 $12.48 0.3
79 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 300 $18300 $8.8 0.3
80 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 290 $18400 $8.85 0.25
81 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 290 $26640 $12.81 0.4
82 Computer Systems Analysts 280 $56900 $27.35 0.4
83 Management Analysts 280 $56710 $27.26 0.5
84 Computer User Support Specialists 280 $44910 $21.59 0.4
85 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 280 $60830 $29.24 0.9
86 Electricians 260 $62150 $29.88 0.4
87 Training and Development Specialists 260 $48330 $23.24 0.2
88 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 260 $54900 $26.39 0.7
89 Machinists 260 $41440 $19.93 0.3
90 Recreation Workers 260 $29550 $14.21 0.3
91 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $27630 $13.28 0.3
92 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 250 $46570 $22.39 0.2
93 Food Service Managers 250 $45840 $22.04 0.2
94 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $38630 $18.57 0.1
95 Human Resources Specialists 250 $53430 $25.69 0.3
96 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 240 $30770 $14.79 0.2
97 Parts Salespersons 240 $36120 $17.37 0.2
98 Food Preparation Workers 240 $21370 $10.28 0.6
99 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 240 $49290 $23.7 0.45
100 Radiologic Technologists 240 $52190 $25.09 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Eau Claire Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,840 81,690
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,890 13,160
Sales and Related Occupations 35,760 8,160
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,400 7,230
Production Occupations 35,210 7,010
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,840 6,090
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,390 5,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,740 4,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,310 3,990
Management Occupations 90,100 3,530
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,610 3,410
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,780 3,320
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,970 2,940
Retail Salespersons 28,380 2,940
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,740 2,710
Office Clerks, General 31,600 2,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,470 2,460
Registered Nurses 67,020 2,250
Personal Care Aides 22,420 2,130
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,180 2,080
Customer Service Representatives 31,580 2,020
Cashiers 19,260 1,880
Protective Service Occupations 38,980 1,570
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,680 1,540
Waiters and Waitresses 19,330 1,380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 59,810 1,370
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,110 1,330
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,030 1,300
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,390 1,290
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,910 1,250
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,710 1,160
Nursing Assistants 27,500 1,150
Team Assemblers 27,470 1,030
General and Operations Managers 96,320 950
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 66,240 890
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,230 890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,460 820
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,390 770
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,460 750
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 29,400 720
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 26,540 700
Bartenders 19,290 690
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,350 690
Cooks, Restaurant 24,410 580
Construction Laborers 43,910 560
Medical Assistants 49,540 550
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 58,450 540
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 38,200 520
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 31,440 510
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,790 490

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,840 81,690
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,890 13,160
Sales and Related Occupations 35,760 8,160
Production Occupations 35,210 7,010
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,840 6,090
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,390 5,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,740 4,360
Management Occupations 90,100 3,530
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,610 3,410
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,780 3,320
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,970 2,940
Retail Salespersons 28,380 2,940
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,740 2,710
Office Clerks, General 31,600 2,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,470 2,460
Registered Nurses 67,020 2,250
Customer Service Representatives 31,580 2,020
Protective Service Occupations 38,980 1,570
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,680 1,540
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 59,810 1,370
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,030 1,300
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,390 1,290
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 28,910 1,250
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,710 1,160
Nursing Assistants 27,500 1,150
Team Assemblers 27,470 1,030
General and Operations Managers 96,320 950
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 66,240 890
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,230 890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,460 820
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,390 770
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,460 750
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 29,400 720
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 26,540 700
Construction Laborers 43,910 560
Medical Assistants 49,540 550
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 58,450 540
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 38,200 520
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 31,440 510
Receptionists and Information Clerks 29,790 490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,550 470
Accountants and Auditors 61,590 460
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,260 450
Billing and Posting Clerks 34,200 440
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,620 430
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 34,460 430
Carpenters 51,850 420
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 43,690 410
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 44,530 410
Correctional Officers and Jailers 41,670 390

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