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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Arkansas

What professions have the highest employment in Arkansas? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Arkansas. We note that the total employment in Arkansas is 1,158,790. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 39,140 people (3.38 percent of the total employment in Arkansas). The second most common job is the heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver profession which employs 33,610 people (2.90 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Arkansas is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Arkansas

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
1,158,790
100.00% $29,140
2 Retail Salespersons
39,140
3.38% $19,570
3 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
33,610
2.90% $33,250
4 Cashiers
31,100
2.68% $18,110
5 Office Clerks, General
29,510
2.55% $22,800
6 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
24,880
2.15% $21,870
7 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
23,760
2.05% $17,610
8 Registered Nurses
22,780
1.97% $55,580
9 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
20,190
1.74% $27,070
10 Waiters and Waitresses
19,400
1.67% $17,590
11 Customer Service Representatives
18,500
1.60% $27,660
12 Nursing Assistants
18,060
1.56% $21,200
13 General and Operations Managers
17,810
1.54% $69,510
14 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
17,070
1.47% $19,320
15 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
16,380
1.41% $19,770
16 Personal Care Aides
15,080
1.30% $17,940
17 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
14,570
1.26% $40,210
18 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
13,820
1.19% $30,190
19 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
13,660
1.18% $47,780
20 Team Assemblers
13,330
1.15% $28,130
21 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
12,230
1.06% $30,860
22 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
11,810
1.02% $31,270
23 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
11,670
1.01% $44,160
24 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
11,580
1.00% $35,890
25 Fast Food Cooks
10,590
0.91% $17,600
26 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
9,670
0.83% $46,840
27 Helpers--Production Workers
9,270
0.80% $22,370
28 Restaurant Cooks
9,210
0.79% $18,860
29 Teacher Assistants
8,880
0.77% $18,370
30 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
8,860
0.76% $23,880
31 Other Business Operations Specialists
8,470
0.73% $63,120
32 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
8,320
0.72% $17,780
33 Childcare Workers
7,850
0.68% $17,940
34 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
7,600
0.66% $46,250
35 Construction Laborers
7,280
0.63% $23,680
36 Food Preparation Workers
7,100
0.61% $17,930
37 Receptionists and Information Clerks
7,080
0.61% $22,600
38 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
6,960
0.60% $22,550
39 Home Health Aides
6,820
0.59% $18,000
40 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
6,660
0.57% $27,880
41 Tellers
6,550
0.57% $23,130
42 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
6,460
0.56% $46,380
43 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
6,440
0.56% $18,320
44 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
5,910
0.51% $30,760
45 Accountants and Auditors
5,770
0.50% $57,660
46 Security Guards
5,630
0.49% $21,550
47 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
5,500
0.47% $36,230
48 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
5,390
0.47% $24,370
49 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
5,330
0.46% $18,440
50 Packers and Packagers
5,170
0.45% $21,350
51 Electricians
5,000
0.43% $42,290
52 Correctional Officers and Jailers
4,980
0.43% $32,080
53 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
4,840
0.42% $47,590
54 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
4,730
0.41% $21,570
55 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
4,700
0.41% $30,730
56 Substitute Teachers
4,590
0.40% $19,050
57 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
4,580
0.40% $52,430
58 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
4,550
0.39% $42,720
59 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
4,340
0.37% $27,730
60 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
4,300
0.37% $33,580
61 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
4,280
0.37% $25,700
62 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
4,000
0.35% $32,630
63 Billing and Posting Clerks
3,820
0.33% $29,290
64 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
3,680
0.32% $20,500
65 Carpenters
3,680
0.32% $33,320
66 Counter and Rental Clerks
3,670
0.32% $19,010
67 Lawyers
3,660
0.32% $84,710
68 Other Production Workers
3,620
0.31% $23,280
69 Computer User Support Specialists
3,500
0.30% $38,640
70 Pharmacy Technicians
3,420
0.30% $26,420
71 Social and Human Service Assistants
3,400
0.29% $24,890
72 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
3,380
0.29% $35,930
73 Dishwashers
3,350
0.29% $17,900
74 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
3,320
0.29% $41,220
75 Computer Programmers
3,280
0.28% $68,990
76 Food Processing Workers, All Other
3,270
0.28% $22,570
77 Sales Managers
3,210
0.28% $91,570
78 Parts Salespersons
3,150
0.27% $25,350
79 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
3,050
0.26% $36,950
80 Other Sales Representatives
3,050
0.26% $43,450
81 Medical Secretaries
2,970
0.26% $28,260
82 Pharmacists
2,920
0.25% $118,580
83 Postal Service Mail Carriers
2,900
0.25% $54,120
84 Insurance Sales Agents
2,870
0.25% $34,850
85 Management Analysts
2,870
0.25% $57,000
86 Medical and Health Services Managers
2,860
0.25% $74,650
87 Machinists
2,730
0.24% $37,440
88 Financial Managers
2,730
0.24% $93,370
89 Medical Assistants
2,720
0.23% $27,130
90 All Other Managers
2,680
0.23% $102,710
91 Firefighters
2,650
0.23% $30,100
92 Computer Systems Analysts
2,640
0.23% $68,020
93 Other Physicians and Surgeons
2,620
0.23% n/a
94 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
2,620
0.23% $65,510
95 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
2,580
0.22% $17,790
96 Human Resources Specialists
2,490
0.21% $44,530
97 Dental Assistants
2,460
0.21% $31,200
98 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
2,450
0.21% $19,710
99 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
2,390
0.21% $59,200
100 Driver/Sales Workers
2,370
0.20% $27,830
101 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
2,360
0.20% $35,290
102 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
2,350
0.20% $26,440
103 Loan Officers
2,330
0.20% $59,840
104 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
2,290
0.20% $29,080
105 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
2,260
0.20% $75,760
106 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
2,230
0.19% $46,250
107 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
2,220
0.19% $38,870
108 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
2,200
0.19% $17,770
109 Chief Executives
2,200
0.19% $119,710
110 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
2,170
0.19% $27,010
111 Administrative Services Managers
2,170
0.19% $67,120
112 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
2,060
0.18% $26,990
113 Applications Software Developers
2,060
0.18% $79,540
114 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
2,030
0.18% $51,720
115 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
1,960
0.17% $60,430
116 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
1,960
0.17% $17,770
117 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
1,950
0.17% $17,740
118 Compliance Officers
1,930
0.17% $50,590
119 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
1,920
0.17% $45,120
120 Construction Managers
1,910
0.16% $66,590
121 Bartenders
1,890
0.16% $17,980
122 Industrial Production Managers
1,890
0.16% $75,120
123 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
1,880
0.16% $23,580
124 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
1,880
0.16% $58,890
125 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,870
0.16% $39,800
126 Radiologic Technologists
1,820
0.16% $45,060
127 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
1,800
0.16% $52,660
128 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
1,780
0.15% $88,210
129 Bill and Account Collectors
1,750
0.15% $29,700
130 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
1,750
0.15% $27,970
131 Physical Therapists
1,750
0.15% $81,160
132 Telemarketers
1,740
0.15% $18,510
133 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
1,730
0.15% $29,850
134 Highway Maintenance Workers
1,720
0.15% $28,540
135 Computer and Information Systems Managers
1,710
0.15% $101,460
136 Food Service Managers
1,690
0.15% $43,050
137 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,650
0.14% $32,360
138 Coaches and Scouts
1,640
0.14% $46,590
139 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
1,630
0.14% $40,280
140 Instructional Coordinators
1,630
0.14% $60,590
141 Industrial Engineers
1,630
0.14% $72,150
142 Speech-Language Pathologists
1,620
0.14% $64,150
143 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
1,600
0.14% $18,280
144 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
1,600
0.14% $29,980
145 Property, Real Estate Managers
1,600
0.14% $35,640
146 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
1,590
0.14% $22,210
147 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
1,590
0.14% $35,060
148 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
1,580
0.14% $21,700
149 Training and Development Specialists
1,570
0.14% $41,780
150 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
1,570
0.14% $48,640
151 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,540
0.13% $37,660
152 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
1,540
0.13% $32,680
153 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
1,490
0.13% $32,410
154 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
1,480
0.13% $24,860
155 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
1,480
0.13% $24,410
156 Legal Secretaries
1,480
0.13% $31,010
157 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
1,470
0.13% $19,750
158 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
1,470
0.13% $41,850
159 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
1,470
0.13% $33,490
160 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
1,470
0.13% $35,590
161 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
1,460
0.13% $30,410
162 Food Batchmakers
1,450
0.13% $23,500
163 Information Security Analysts
1,440
0.12% $63,330
164 Librarians
1,420
0.12% $50,650
165 Postsecondary Education Administrators
1,420
0.12% $71,780
166 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
1,410
0.12% $48,810
167 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,400
0.12% $34,670
168 Family and General Practitioners
1,400
0.12% n/a
169 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,370
0.12% $34,830
170 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1,370
0.12% $37,240
171 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
1,360
0.12% $59,880
172 Dental Hygienists
1,340
0.12% $63,260
173 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
1,330
0.11% $34,120
174 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
1,320
0.11% $17,930
175 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
1,320
0.11% $73,900
176 Computer Network Architects
1,320
0.11% $82,370
177 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
1,310
0.11% $61,860
178 Printing Press Operators
1,290
0.11% $29,540
179 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
1,290
0.11% $31,180
180 Recreation Workers
1,290
0.11% $20,640
181 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
1,290
0.11% $18,300
182 Mechanical Engineers
1,280
0.11% $69,000
183 Data Entry Keyers
1,250
0.11% $26,600
184 Advertising Sales Agents
1,250
0.11% $36,980
185 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
1,240
0.11% $22,600
186 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
1,230
0.11% $25,870
187 Civil Engineers
1,210
0.10% $72,150
188 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,180
0.10% $27,220
189 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
1,180
0.10% $64,680
190 Other Postsecondary Teachers
1,180
0.10% $54,490
191 Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,170
0.10% $23,830
192 Sheet Metal Workers
1,170
0.10% $34,210
193 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,170
0.10% $18,120
194 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
1,170
0.10% $29,130
195 Graduate Teaching Assistants
1,170
0.10% $20,220
196 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
1,160
0.10% $18,940
197 Social and Community Service Managers
1,160
0.10% $47,190
198 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,150
0.10% $29,300
199 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
1,150
0.10% $33,860
200 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
1,150
0.10% $21,650

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