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Oshkosh Employment

Employment and Industries in the Oshkosh, Wisconsin Area

Manufacturing is an integral part of the Oshkosh economy. The city includes the Oshkosh Corporation, which is one of the largest manufacturers of emergency, utility and military vehicles in the world. The city is also bolstered by the paper and plastic packaging industries. Oshkosh is home to the corporate offices of Oshkosh B'Gosh, the well known manufacture of children's clothing and overalls.

The major job providing segments in Oshkosh, Wisconsin include healthcare, educational services, transportation equipment, accommodation and food services, machinery, paper, and finance and insurance. Management, professional and related occupations (27% of the labor force). Sales and office occupations (26% of the workforce). Production, transportation and material moving occupations (20% of the labor force).

Details about Oshkosh, Wisconsin: Average salary in 2009: $29,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 79.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or higher: 23%.

The major employers in the Oshkosh area:

  • Oshkosh Corporation
  • Mercy Medical Center of Oshkosh, Inc
  • Curwood Inc
  • Patricia Lapine
  • Residential Care for Developmentally Disabled Inc
  • Miles Kimball Company
  • Lutheran Homes of Oshkosh Inc
  • Axletech International, Inc
  • Evergreen Foundation Inc
  • United States Postal Service
  • Bethal Foundation
  • Bemis Company, Inc
  • Evergreen Retirement Community, Inc
  • Square D Company
  • City of Oshkosh
  • OEC Graphics, Inc
  • Millwork Distributors Inc
  • Blended Waxes, Inc

Some of the most popular jobs in Oshkosh where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, mechanical engineers; human resources, training and labor relations specialists; computer systems analysts, financial managers and industrial engineers.

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Jobs in Oshkosh

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 91880 $44870 $21.57 100
2 Production Occupations 14870 $40570 $19.5 5.85
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13810 $35520 $17.08 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 7420 $39760 $19.12 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6770 $22860 $10.99 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6250 $34480 $16.58 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4910 $71600 $34.42 5.75
8 Management Occupations 4610 $101580 $48.84 6.05
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4410 $44860 $21.57 6.15
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4320 $58880 $28.31 5.05
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3760 $48670 $23.4 4.4
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3590 $45880 $22.06 3.8
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3100 $24000 $11.54 4.1
14 Customer Service Representatives 2580 $33150 $15.94 1.75
15 Office Clerks, General 2520 $33450 $16.08 2
16 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2480 $23240 $11.17 2.15
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 2410 $31660 $15.22 3.05
18 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2330 $68740 $33.05 1.65
19 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2140 $26750 $12.86 3.7
20 Retail Salespersons 2110 $24880 $11.96 3.1
21 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2040 $65250 $31.37 2.8
22 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2000 $44910 $21.59 0.1
23 Protective Service Occupations 1870 $42960 $20.65 2.25
24 Registered Nurses 1780 $64820 $31.17 1.9
25 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1700 $40320 $19.38 1.2
26 Personal Care Aides 1570 $22600 $10.86 1.3
27 Cashiers 1510 $18780 $9.03 2.25
28 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1400 $74650 $35.89 1
29 Community and Social Service Occupations 1320 $45080 $21.67 1.65
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1280 $25420 $12.22 1.6
31 Team Assemblers 1250 $37250 $17.91 0.75
32 Waiters and Waitresses 1240 $21290 $10.24 1.6
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1220 $34110 $16.4 1.1
34 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1210 $33080 $15.9 1.6
35 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1130 $42760 $20.56 0.9
36 Nursing Assistants 1120 $27790 $13.36 1.05
37 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1060 $26940 $12.95 1.2
38 General and Operations Managers 1040 $122870 $59.07 1.4
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1000 $54670 $26.28 1
40 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 980 $63070 $30.32 0.4
41 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 970 $45080 $21.67 1.7
42 Bartenders 840 $19780 $9.51 0.4
43 Electricians 750 $54350 $26.13 0.4
44 Carpenters 730 $43180 $20.76 0.6
45 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 690 $32210 $15.49 0.1
46 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 680 $35210 $16.93 0.35
47 Substitute Teachers 680 $30700 $14.76 0
48 Receptionists and Information Clerks 640 $25530 $12.28 0.7
49 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 640 $36530 $17.56 0.4
50 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 610 $51520 $24.77 0.9
51 Machinists 600 $46340 $22.28 0.3
52 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 590 $33610 $16.16 0.1
53 Accountants and Auditors 590 $65930 $31.7 0.9
54 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 580 $35540 $17.09 1.6
55 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 580 $42320 $20.35 0.3
56 Printing Press Operators 560 $45910 $22.07 0.1
57 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 550 $35840 $17.23 0.6
58 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 540 $44540 $21.42 0.3
59 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 530 $39200 $18.85 1
60 Correctional Officers and Jailers 520 $46700 $22.45 0.3
61 Tellers 490 $25670 $12.34 0.3
62 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 490 $32340 $15.55 0.25
63 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 480 $47870 $23.01 0.6
64 Industrial Engineers 470 $82130 $39.49 0.2
65 Cooks, Restaurant 460 $24870 $11.96 0.75
66 Construction Laborers 460 $32100 $15.43 0.8
67 Computer Systems Analysts 460 $74950 $36.03 0.4
68 Social and Human Service Assistants 450 $32130 $15.45 0.3
69 Managers, All Other 440 $81810 $39.33 0.65
70 Human Resources Specialists 440 $49440 $23.77 0.3
71 Helpers--Production Workers 430 $33510 $16.11 0.3
72 Mechanical Engineers 410 $72990 $35.09 0.2
73 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 400 $50830 $24.44 0.35
74 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 390 $31330 $15.06 0.6
75 Computer User Support Specialists 390 $43430 $20.88 0.4
76 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $29330 $14.1 0.8
77 Financial Managers 350 $118610 $57.03 0.4
78 Security Guards 340 $24160 $11.62 0.7
79 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 340 $54320 $26.12 0.2
80 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 330 $59930 $28.81 0.7
81 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $47630 $22.9 0.2
82 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 330 $26320 $12.65 0.3
83 Print Binding and Finishing Workers 330 $34740 $16.7 0
84 Recreation Workers 330 $23150 $11.13 0.3
85 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 330 $28510 $13.71 0.3
86 Order Clerks 330 $32350 $15.55 0.1
87 Packers and Packagers, Hand 320 $22880 $11 0.45
88 Legal Occupations 320 $83590 $40.19 0.8
89 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $39870 $19.17 0.5
90 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 310 $33490 $16.1 0.1
91 Telemarketers 310 $27260 $13.1 0.15
92 Industrial Production Managers 300 $93060 $44.74 0.1
93 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 300 $52130 $25.06 0.2
94 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 300 $69500 $33.41 0.4
95 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 300 $53810 $25.87 0.2
96 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 300 $50920 $24.48 0.2
97 Graphic Designers 300 $47890 $23.02 0.2
98 Firefighters 290 $43120 $20.73 0.2
99 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 290 $27800 $13.37 0.2
100 Medical Assistants 290 $33320 $16.02 0.45
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Jobs More Common Near Oshkosh Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,870 91,880
Production Occupations 40,570 14,870
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,520 13,810
Sales and Related Occupations 39,760 7,420
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,860 6,770
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,480 6,250
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,600 4,910
Management Occupations 101,580 4,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,860 4,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,880 4,320
Construction and Extraction Occupations 48,670 3,760
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,880 3,590
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,000 3,100
Customer Service Representatives 33,150 2,580
Office Clerks, General 33,450 2,520
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 23,240 2,480
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,660 2,410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,740 2,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,750 2,140
Retail Salespersons 24,880 2,110
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,250 2,040
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 44,910 2,000
Protective Service Occupations 42,960 1,870
Registered Nurses 64,820 1,780
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,320 1,700
Personal Care Aides 22,600 1,570
Cashiers 18,780 1,510
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 74,650 1,400
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,080 1,320
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,420 1,280
Team Assemblers 37,250 1,250
Waiters and Waitresses 21,290 1,240
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,110 1,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 33,080 1,210
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 42,760 1,130
Nursing Assistants 27,790 1,120
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,940 1,060
General and Operations Managers 122,870 1,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,670 1,000
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 63,070 980
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,080 970
Bartenders 19,780 840
Electricians 54,350 750
Carpenters 43,180 730
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 32,210 690
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 35,210 680
Substitute Teachers 30,700 680
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,530 640
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 36,530 640
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 51,520 610

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,870 91,880
Production Occupations 40,570 14,870
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,520 13,810
Sales and Related Occupations 39,760 7,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,480 6,250
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,600 4,910
Management Occupations 101,580 4,610
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,860 4,410
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,880 4,320
Construction and Extraction Occupations 48,670 3,760
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,880 3,590
Customer Service Representatives 33,150 2,580
Office Clerks, General 33,450 2,520
Healthcare Support Occupations 31,660 2,410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,740 2,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,750 2,140
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,250 2,040
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 44,910 2,000
Protective Service Occupations 42,960 1,870
Registered Nurses 64,820 1,780
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,320 1,700
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 74,650 1,400
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,080 1,320
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,420 1,280
Team Assemblers 37,250 1,250
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,110 1,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 33,080 1,210
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 42,760 1,130
Nursing Assistants 27,790 1,120
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,940 1,060
General and Operations Managers 122,870 1,040
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,670 1,000
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 63,070 980
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,080 970
Electricians 54,350 750
Carpenters 43,180 730
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 32,210 690
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 35,210 680
Substitute Teachers 30,700 680
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,530 640
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 36,530 640
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 51,520 610
Machinists 46,340 600
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 33,610 590
Accountants and Auditors 65,930 590
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,540 580
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 42,320 580
Printing Press Operators 45,910 560
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 35,840 550
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 44,540 540

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