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Racine Employment

Employment and Industries in the Racine, Wisconsin Area

Manufacturing is an important part of the Racine area's economy. The region has over three hundred manufacturing firms which employ a large number of people. Racine is the world headquarters for S.C. Johnson Wax, one of the leading manufacturers of chemical specialty products for home care, personal care and insect control in the world. S.C. Johnson is a major employer in Racine.

Jobs are provided by In-Sink-Erator, the world's largest producer of food waste disposers and hot water dispensers. The company also markets dishwashers, water heaters and trash compactors. CNH produces agricultural and construction equipment.

Master Appliance Corporation is one of the world's prominent manufacturers of heat tools for industry. Golden Books, a leading publisher and producer of children's storybooks, puzzles and youth electronic books is also situated in Racine.

Some of the industries that provide jobs in Racine, Wisconsin are electric and electronics, paper, fabricated metals, rubber and plastic, apparel, wood, printing and publishing and transportation equipment.

Noteworthy information regarding Racine, Wisconsin: Estimated median household income: $39,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 83.0 (national average: 100).

Shown below is a list of the largest employers in Racine:

  • All Saints Health Care System, Inc
  • CNH
  • Racine County
  • City of Racine
  • S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc
  • Emerson Electric Co
  • Walmart
  • Adecco USA Inc
  • Department of Corrections
  • Modine Manufacturing Company
  • Johnson Diversey Inc
  • Department of Health and Family
  • Bombardier Motor Corp
  • Aurora Health Care of Southern Lake
  • Textron
  • Society's Assets Inc
  • Racine Yacht Club Inc
  • Gateway Technical College
  • Lincoln Lutheran Community Care Corporation
  • United States Postal Services
  • School Services and Leasing, Inc
  • Heritage Bank & Trust

The significant employment sectors in Racine, Wisconsin:

  • Manufacturing
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Educational and health services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Professional and business services

Associations providing assistance to local companies include:

The Journal Times Online provides details about the local business community.

Jobs in Racine

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 74500 $41500 $19.95 100
2 Production Occupations 10890 $37660 $18.11 5.85
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10810 $33350 $16.03 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 7510 $36760 $17.67 10.15
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6510 $35520 $17.08 6.45
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6330 $20490 $9.85 8.3
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4650 $48600 $23.37 6.15
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3780 $76150 $36.61 5.75
9 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3210 $23520 $11.31 4.1
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3000 $43780 $21.05 3.8
11 Management Occupations 2880 $94820 $45.59 6.05
12 Retail Salespersons 2480 $24380 $11.72 3.1
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2420 $58400 $28.08 5.05
14 Office Clerks, General 2410 $31250 $15.02 2
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2230 $27560 $13.25 3.7
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2210 $51070 $24.55 4.4
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2060 $18330 $8.81 2.15
18 Cashiers 2010 $19560 $9.4 2.25
19 Team Assemblers 1990 $32680 $15.71 0.75
20 Healthcare Support Occupations 1980 $30180 $14.51 3.05
21 Protective Service Occupations 1970 $44340 $21.32 2.25
22 Personal Care Aides 1850 $20920 $10.06 1.3
23 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1650 $22460 $10.8 1.2
24 Customer Service Representatives 1460 $35370 $17.01 1.75
25 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1450 $48180 $23.17 1.2
26 Registered Nurses 1450 $69600 $33.46 1.9
27 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1380 $31790 $15.28 1.6
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1210 $26900 $12.93 1.6
29 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1180 $67530 $32.47 1.65
30 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1170 $67770 $32.58 1
31 Waiters and Waitresses 1040 $20280 $9.75 1.6
32 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 960 $59890 $28.79 0.4
33 Community and Social Service Occupations 890 $41390 $19.9 1.65
34 Nursing Assistants 850 $27320 $13.13 1.05
35 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 840 $34360 $16.52 0.25
36 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 820 $65690 $31.58 2.8
37 General and Operations Managers 800 $100140 $48.14 1.4
38 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 $39960 $19.21 0.9
39 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 750 $36660 $17.62 0.35
40 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 740 $38040 $18.29 1.7
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 720 $36300 $17.45 1.1
42 Packers and Packagers, Hand 700 $30520 $14.67 0.45
43 Bartenders 670 $19210 $9.23 0.4
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 650 $52100 $25.05 1
45 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 570 $39380 $18.93 0.3
46 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 560 $28310 $13.61 0.6
47 Cooks, Restaurant 530 $25290 $12.16 0.75
48 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 520 $33890 $16.29 1.6
49 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 510 $37070 $17.82 1
50 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 510 $28180 $13.55 0.8
51 Machinists 490 $38310 $18.42 0.3
52 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 460 $45200 $21.73 0.2
53 Accountants and Auditors 460 $64080 $30.81 0.9
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 460 $35960 $17.29 0.5
55 Tellers 450 $27330 $13.14 0.3
56 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 450 $33630 $16.17 0.1
57 Food Preparation Workers 430 $20090 $9.66 0.6
58 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 400 $35530 $17.08 0.4
59 Receptionists and Information Clerks 390 $24890 $11.97 0.7
60 Home Health Aides 380 $29390 $14.13 0.7
61 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 380 $38330 $18.43 0.1
62 Helpers--Production Workers 370 $27550 $13.25 0.3
63 Security Guards 360 $24640 $11.85 0.7
64 Construction Laborers 360 $39890 $19.18 0.8
65 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 360 $65820 $31.65 0.45
66 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 $21770 $10.46 1
67 Electricians 340 $58790 $28.26 0.4
68 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 340 $63690 $30.62 0.6
69 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $35860 $17.24 0.1
70 Social and Human Service Assistants 330 $32510 $15.63 0.3
71 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 330 $26940 $12.95 0.6
72 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 310 $34520 $16.6 0.1
73 Mechanical Engineers 300 $71520 $34.38 0.2
74 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 290 $41800 $20.1 0.2
75 Firefighters 290 $45360 $21.81 0.2
76 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 280 $25010 $12.02 0.3
77 Carpenters 280 $48030 $23.09 0.6
78 Human Resources Specialists 270 $49280 $23.69 0.3
79 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 260 $28950 $13.92 0.3
80 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $26410 $12.7 0.3
81 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 260 $24290 $11.68 0.2
82 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 260 $27700 $13.32 0.1
83 Pharmacists 250 $134630 $64.73 0.2
84 Medical Assistants 250 $33720 $16.21 0.45
85 Dishwashers 250 $19480 $9.37 0.3
86 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 240 $59460 $28.59 0.9
87 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 $24420 $11.74 0.3
88 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $41380 $19.89 0.1
89 Pharmacy Technicians 230 $29610 $14.24 0.25
90 Industrial Engineers 230 $74610 $35.87 0.2
91 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $34290 $16.49 0.1
92 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 210 $49650 $23.87 0.1
93 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $27030 $13 0.3
94 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 210 $45220 $21.74 0.5
95 Postal Service Mail Carriers 210 $50890 $24.46 0.15
96 Computer User Support Specialists 200 $40310 $19.38 0.4
97 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 200 $36280 $17.44 0.1
98 Industrial Production Managers 200 $110430 $53.09 0.1
99 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 190 $25350 $12.19 0.4
100 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 190 $50410 $24.23 0.35
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Jobs More Common Near Racine Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,500 74,500
Production Occupations 37,660 10,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,350 10,810
Sales and Related Occupations 36,760 7,510
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,520 6,510
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,490 6,330
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,600 4,650
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,150 3,780
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,520 3,210
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,780 3,000
Management Occupations 94,820 2,880
Retail Salespersons 24,380 2,480
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,400 2,420
Office Clerks, General 31,250 2,410
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,560 2,230
Construction and Extraction Occupations 51,070 2,210
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,330 2,060
Cashiers 19,560 2,010
Team Assemblers 32,680 1,990
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,180 1,980
Protective Service Occupations 44,340 1,970
Personal Care Aides 20,920 1,850
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,460 1,650
Customer Service Representatives 35,370 1,460
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 48,180 1,450
Registered Nurses 69,600 1,450
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,790 1,380
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,900 1,210
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 67,530 1,180
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 67,770 1,170
Waiters and Waitresses 20,280 1,040
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,890 960
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,390 890
Nursing Assistants 27,320 850
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 34,360 840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,690 820
General and Operations Managers 100,140 800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,960 790
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 36,660 750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,040 740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,300 720
Packers and Packagers, Hand 30,520 700
Bartenders 19,210 670
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,100 650
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 39,380 570
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 28,310 560
Cooks, Restaurant 25,290 530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,890 520
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,070 510
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,180 510

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,500 74,500
Production Occupations 37,660 10,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,350 10,810
Sales and Related Occupations 36,760 7,510
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 35,520 6,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,600 4,650
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 76,150 3,780
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,780 3,000
Management Occupations 94,820 2,880
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,400 2,420
Office Clerks, General 31,250 2,410
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,560 2,230
Construction and Extraction Occupations 51,070 2,210
Team Assemblers 32,680 1,990
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,180 1,980
Protective Service Occupations 44,340 1,970
Customer Service Representatives 35,370 1,460
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 48,180 1,450
Registered Nurses 69,600 1,450
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,790 1,380
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,900 1,210
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 67,530 1,180
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 67,770 1,170
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,890 960
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,390 890
Nursing Assistants 27,320 850
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 34,360 840
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,690 820
General and Operations Managers 100,140 800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,960 790
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 36,660 750
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,040 740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,300 720
Packers and Packagers, Hand 30,520 700
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,100 650
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 39,380 570
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 28,310 560
Cooks, Restaurant 25,290 530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,890 520
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,070 510
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,180 510
Machinists 38,310 490
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 45,200 460
Accountants and Auditors 64,080 460
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,960 460
Tellers 27,330 450
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 33,630 450
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 35,530 400
Home Health Aides 29,390 380
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 38,330 380

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