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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations81980$43,220$20.78100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations12950$34,190$16.4414.35
3Sales and Related Occupations8380$36,350$17.489.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7380$21,330$10.268.55
5Production Occupations6850$36,800$17.695.7
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations6530$78,620$37.85.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6040$31,930$15.356.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations4560$51,950$24.986.05
9Management Occupations3380$93,080$44.756.15
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3350$44,770$21.523.8
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations3320$57,560$27.675.25
12Personal Care and Service Occupations3290$24,690$11.874.3
13Construction and Extraction Occupations3150$53,480$25.714.45
14Retail Salespersons2890$26,360$12.672.85
15Healthcare Support Occupations2670$37,000$17.793
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2560$26,940$12.953.65
17Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2250$19,130$9.22.3
18Office Clerks, General2240$32,720$15.731.9
19Customer Service Representatives2170$33,300$16.011.75
20Registered Nurses2100$66,800$32.121.95
21Cashiers1870$20,160$9.692.2
22Protective Service Occupations1840$38,840$18.672.2
23Personal Care Aides1730$22,960$11.041.5
24Architecture and Engineering Occupations1500$64,800$31.151.7
25Computer and Mathematical Occupations1410$60,360$29.022.9
26Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1400$39,970$19.221.2
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1290$28,790$13.841.55
28Community and Social Service Occupations1220$38,090$18.311.65
29Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1220$24,630$11.841.3
30Nursing Assistants1180$27,120$13.041
31Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1150$37,880$18.211.05
32Waiters and Waitresses1150$19,770$9.51.7
33Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1000$28,000$13.461.7
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1000$71,170$34.220.9
35General and Operations Managers990$98,170$47.21.5
36Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations900$37,650$18.11.8
37Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers870$28,300$13.60
38Maintenance and Repair Workers, General870$40,030$19.240.9
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers830$52,230$25.110.95
40Cooks, Restaurant760$25,280$12.160.8
41Receptionists and Information Clerks740$28,390$13.650.7
42Bartenders710$19,990$9.610.4
43Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners710$20,570$9.890.9
44Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers640$26,280$12.640.6
45Medical Assistants630$58,650$28.20.45
46First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers570$59,420$28.570.4
47First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers560$40,770$19.61
48Firefighters550$28,980$13.930.2
49First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers540$28,040$13.480.6
50Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive530$33,890$16.291.5
51Accountants and Auditors510$76,460$36.760.9
52Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers450$38,530$18.520.3
53Construction Laborers440$46,770$22.490.8
54Correctional Officers and Jailers440$42,910$20.630.25
55First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers430$67,590$32.50.4
56Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks430$32,880$15.810.4
57Carpenters410$54,580$26.240.7
58Tellers400$26,910$12.940.3
59Billing and Posting Clerks390$34,190$16.440.3
60Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers390$28,920$13.90.8
61Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics370$42,880$20.620.5
62Driver/Sales Workers370$39,450$18.970.3
63Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers360$42,170$20.280.3
64Bus Drivers, School or Special Client350$35,890$17.260.3
65Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators350$45,830$22.030.2
66Electricians350$61,250$29.450.4
67Sales Representatives, Services, All Other350$54,230$26.070.6
68Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria340$28,120$13.520.3
69Social and Human Service Assistants330$34,840$16.750.25
70Dishwashers320$18,670$8.970.3
71Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors320$27,080$13.020.2
72Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations320$58,200$27.980.8
73Food Servers, Nonrestaurant310$22,060$10.610.2
74Managers, All Other300$67,810$32.60.6
75Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic300$31,230$15.020.1
76Computer User Support Specialists290$47,520$22.850.4
77Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists290$28,980$13.930.4
78Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education290$25,750$12.380.3
79Computer Systems Analysts280$58,860$28.30.4
80Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop280$18,720$90.3
81Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop280$18,660$8.970.3
82Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists280$46,310$22.260.4
83Medical and Health Services Managers280$94,710$45.530.25
84First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers270$69,090$33.220.3
85Legal Occupations270$60,380$29.030.8
86Parts Salespersons270$34,760$16.710.2
87Insurance Sales Agents260$66,210$31.830.3
88Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses260$42,030$20.210.5
89Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers260$53,360$25.650.4
90Telemarketers260$25,420$12.220.1
91Radiologic Technologists250$52,580$25.280.1
92Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic240$35,900$17.260.1
93Human Resources Specialists240$55,980$26.920.35
94Management Analysts240$56,960$27.390.5
95Security Guards240$21,310$10.240.7
96Civil Engineers230$74,590$35.860.2
97Dental Hygienists230$69,060$33.20.1
98Food Batchmakers230$37,680$18.110.1
99Food Preparation Workers230$22,460$10.80.6
100Training and Development Specialists230$50,550$24.30.2
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Jobs More Common Near Eau Claire Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,22081,980
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,19012,950
Sales and Related Occupations$36,3508,380
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,3307,380
Production Occupations$36,8006,850
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,6206,530
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,9306,040
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,9504,560
Management Occupations$93,0803,380
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,7703,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,5603,320
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,6903,290
Construction and Extraction Occupations$53,4803,150
Retail Salespersons$26,3602,890
Healthcare Support Occupations$37,0002,670
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,9402,560
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,1302,250
Office Clerks, General$32,7202,240
Customer Service Representatives$33,3002,170
Registered Nurses$66,8002,100
Cashiers$20,1601,870
Protective Service Occupations$38,8401,840
Personal Care Aides$22,9601,730
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$64,8001,500
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$60,3601,410
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,9701,400
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,7901,290
Community and Social Service Occupations$38,0901,220
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,6301,220
Nursing Assistants$27,1201,180
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,8801,150
Waiters and Waitresses$19,7701,150
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,0001,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$71,1701,000
General and Operations Managers$98,170990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$37,650900
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,300870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,030870
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,230830
Cooks, Restaurant$25,280760
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,390740
Bartenders$19,990710
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,570710
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$26,280640
Medical Assistants$58,650630
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$59,420570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,770560
Firefighters$28,980550
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,040540
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,890530

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,22081,980
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,19012,950
Sales and Related Occupations$36,3508,380
Production Occupations$36,8006,850
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,6206,530
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,9306,040
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,9504,560
Management Occupations$93,0803,380
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,7703,350
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,5603,320
Construction and Extraction Occupations$53,4803,150
Retail Salespersons$26,3602,890
Healthcare Support Occupations$37,0002,670
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,9402,560
Office Clerks, General$32,7202,240
Customer Service Representatives$33,3002,170
Registered Nurses$66,8002,100
Protective Service Occupations$38,8401,840
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$64,8001,500
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$60,3601,410
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,9701,400
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,7901,290
Community and Social Service Occupations$38,0901,220
Nursing Assistants$27,1201,180
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,8801,150
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,0001,000
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$71,1701,000
General and Operations Managers$98,170990
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$37,650900
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,300870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,030870
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,230830
Cooks, Restaurant$25,280760
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,390740
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$26,280640
Medical Assistants$58,650630
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$59,420570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,770560
Firefighters$28,980550
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,040540
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,890530
Accountants and Auditors$76,460510
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$38,530450
Construction Laborers$46,770440
Correctional Officers and Jailers$42,910440
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$67,590430
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,880430
Carpenters$54,580410
Tellers$26,910400
Billing and Posting Clerks$34,190390

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