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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Nebraska

What professions have the highest employment in Nebraska? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Nebraska. We note that the total employment in Nebraska is 942,950. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 29,280 people (3.11 percent of the total employment in Nebraska). The second most common job is the heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver profession which employs 26,080 people (2.77 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Nebraska is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Nebraska

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
942,950
100.00% $32,570
2 Retail Salespersons
29,280
3.11% $20,760
3 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
26,080
2.77% $41,720
4 Cashiers
24,730
2.62% $18,400
5 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
21,190
2.25% $17,900
6 Registered Nurses
20,040
2.13% $56,460
7 Customer Service Representatives
17,770
1.88% $28,900
8 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
17,720
1.88% $25,910
9 Office Clerks, General
16,900
1.79% $24,150
10 Waiters and Waitresses
15,140
1.61% $17,780
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
14,410
1.53% $22,190
12 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
14,340
1.52% $30,520
13 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
14,060
1.49% $32,010
14 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
12,890
1.37% $20,630
15 Nursing Assistants
12,890
1.37% $23,730
16 General and Operations Managers
11,320
1.20% $93,250
17 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
11,090
1.18% $28,010
18 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
10,690
1.13% $49,000
19 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
10,520
1.12% $44,920
20 Teacher Assistants
10,280
1.09% $22,170
21 Team Assemblers
9,090
0.96% $29,490
22 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
8,990
0.95% $49,340
23 Accountants and Auditors
8,630
0.92% $57,940
24 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
8,410
0.89% $35,130
25 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
7,880
0.84% $35,730
26 Carpenters
6,770
0.72% $33,360
27 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
6,600
0.70% $50,640
28 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
6,270
0.66% $27,780
29 Childcare Workers
6,240
0.66% $18,790
30 Receptionists and Information Clerks
6,130
0.65% $25,760
31 Personal Care Aides
5,950
0.63% $22,060
32 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
5,910
0.63% $37,960
33 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
5,770
0.61% $23,530
34 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
5,730
0.61% $18,770
35 Other Sales Representatives
5,440
0.58% $46,470
36 Packers and Packagers
5,330
0.57% $21,730
37 Bartenders
5,230
0.55% $17,960
38 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
5,010
0.53% $26,980
39 Substitute Teachers
4,970
0.53% $32,660
40 Social and Human Service Assistants
4,820
0.51% $24,010
41 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
4,800
0.51% $53,240
42 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
4,780
0.51% $40,980
43 Fast Food Cooks
4,590
0.49% $18,200
44 Tellers
4,460
0.47% $23,490
45 Security Guards
4,450
0.47% $24,780
46 Electricians
4,420
0.47% $41,730
47 Food Preparation Workers
4,420
0.47% $18,270
48 Applications Software Developers
4,420
0.47% $78,990
49 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
4,300
0.46% $34,590
50 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
4,290
0.45% $23,030
51 Counter and Rental Clerks
4,220
0.45% $21,840
52 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
4,070
0.43% $55,250
53 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
4,050
0.43% $34,990
54 Other Business Operations Specialists
3,920
0.42% $66,530
55 Telemarketers
3,880
0.41% $20,920
56 Machinists
3,800
0.40% $38,130
57 Restaurant Cooks
3,780
0.40% $21,630
58 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
3,770
0.40% $35,020
59 Computer User Support Specialists
3,740
0.40% $41,930
60 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
3,660
0.39% $27,400
61 Driver/Sales Workers
3,630
0.38% $20,620
62 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
3,560
0.38% $26,420
63 Construction Laborers
3,550
0.38% $27,500
64 Helpers--Production Workers
3,470
0.37% $22,500
65 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
3,460
0.37% $49,440
66 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
3,370
0.36% $53,320
67 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
3,360
0.36% $29,040
68 Loan Officers
3,360
0.36% $65,600
69 Medical Assistants
3,350
0.36% $29,170
70 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
3,340
0.35% $43,250
71 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
3,270
0.35% $61,520
72 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
3,240
0.34% $29,840
73 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
3,160
0.34% $63,860
74 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
3,150
0.33% $56,290
75 Human Resources Specialists
3,150
0.33% $49,080
76 Computer Programmers
3,120
0.33% $73,720
77 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
3,070
0.33% $30,480
78 Order Clerks
3,050
0.32% $24,120
79 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
3,030
0.32% $62,640
80 Computer Systems Analysts
3,010
0.32% $71,010
81 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
3,000
0.32% $21,950
82 Billing and Posting Clerks
2,950
0.31% $32,940
83 Lawyers
2,950
0.31% $76,590
84 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
2,940
0.31% $18,080
85 Insurance Sales Agents
2,870
0.30% $42,320
86 Compliance Officers
2,830
0.30% $57,550
87 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
2,780
0.29% $48,780
88 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
2,690
0.29% $35,100
89 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
2,630
0.28% $21,340
90 Dishwashers
2,620
0.28% $17,990
91 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
2,600
0.28% $36,000
92 Bill and Account Collectors
2,590
0.27% $31,700
93 Highway Maintenance Workers
2,570
0.27% $32,890
94 Medical and Health Services Managers
2,530
0.27% $83,860
95 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
2,500
0.27% $38,780
96 Pharmacy Technicians
2,490
0.26% $28,230
97 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
2,460
0.26% $36,800
98 Management Analysts
2,450
0.26% $73,750
99 Pharmacists
2,440
0.26% $107,460
100 Medical Secretaries
2,340
0.25% $30,840
101 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
2,300
0.24% $34,250
102 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
2,270
0.24% $18,350
103 Financial Managers
2,270
0.24% $115,490
104 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
2,210
0.23% $59,780
105 Postal Service Mail Carriers
2,170
0.23% $54,670
106 Recreation Workers
2,150
0.23% $20,640
107 Training and Development Specialists
2,140
0.23% $47,460
108 Correctional Officers and Jailers
2,110
0.22% $33,330
109 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
2,110
0.22% $55,490
110 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
2,070
0.22% $17,880
111 Other Postsecondary Teachers
2,070
0.22% $19,620
112 Construction Managers
2,070
0.22% $72,900
113 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
1,920
0.20% $19,050
114 Dental Assistants
1,880
0.20% $32,630
115 Insurance Underwriters
1,860
0.20% $51,880
116 Sales Managers
1,860
0.20% $93,850
117 Administrative Services Managers
1,840
0.20% $75,830
118 Parts Salespersons
1,800
0.19% $32,950
119 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
1,780
0.19% $44,960
120 Other Physicians and Surgeons
1,780
0.19% $143,480
121 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
1,770
0.19% $30,580
122 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
1,760
0.19% $36,860
123 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
1,730
0.18% $18,180
124 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
1,730
0.18% $28,330
125 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
1,710
0.18% $84,300
126 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
1,700
0.18% $34,590
127 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
1,700
0.18% $29,790
128 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
1,690
0.18% $40,220
129 Public Relations Specialists
1,680
0.18% $43,450
130 Printing Press Operators
1,670
0.18% $33,270
131 Data Entry Keyers
1,660
0.18% $27,370
132 Systems Software Developers
1,640
0.17% $82,700
133 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
1,620
0.17% $47,390
134 Radiologic Technologists
1,620
0.17% $49,250
135 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
1,580
0.17% $41,370
136 Financial Analysts
1,580
0.17% $66,790
137 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
1,560
0.17% $55,070
138 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
1,550
0.16% $50,600
139 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
1,550
0.16% $89,350
140 Computer and Information Systems Managers
1,550
0.16% $109,380
141 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
1,490
0.16% $28,740
142 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,490
0.16% $38,810
143 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
1,480
0.16% $35,660
144 All Other Managers
1,460
0.15% $101,030
145 Graphic Designers
1,440
0.15% $40,680
146 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
1,430
0.15% $88,190
147 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
1,400
0.15% $60,300
148 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
1,400
0.15% $49,460
149 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,370
0.15% $27,270
150 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,370
0.15% $34,810
151 Home Health Aides
1,370
0.15% $23,700
152 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
1,370
0.15% $37,220
153 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
1,350
0.14% $56,410
154 Physical Therapists
1,340
0.14% $73,090
155 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1,340
0.14% $40,560
156 Cost Estimators
1,340
0.14% $50,600
157 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
1,330
0.14% $33,620
158 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
1,330
0.14% $23,230
159 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
1,330
0.14% $46,890
160 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
1,320
0.14% $51,760
161 Civil Engineers
1,310
0.14% $76,450
162 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
1,300
0.14% $54,310
163 Dental Hygienists
1,290
0.14% $64,750
164 Computer Operators
1,270
0.13% $28,240
165 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
1,260
0.13% $36,970
166 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
1,260
0.13% $20,760
167 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
1,250
0.13% $31,950
168 Legislators
1,250
0.13% $18,140
169 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
1,240
0.13% $19,850
170 Food Batchmakers
1,240
0.13% $26,680
171 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
1,240
0.13% $53,990
172 Legal Secretaries
1,210
0.13% $33,980
173 Coaches and Scouts
1,190
0.13% $22,320
174 Librarians
1,190
0.13% $48,770
175 Industrial Engineers
1,150
0.12% $73,890
176 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
1,140
0.12% $22,130
177 Unknown
1,140
0.12% $36,340
178 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
1,130
0.12% $34,520
179 Advertising Sales Agents
1,130
0.12% $38,970
180 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
1,120
0.12% $32,000
181 Family and General Practitioners
1,120
0.12% n/a
182 Mental Health Counselors
1,120
0.12% $43,860
183 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
1,110
0.12% $32,730
184 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
1,100
0.12% $33,370
185 Industrial Production Managers
1,080
0.11% $81,600
186 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
1,060
0.11% $17,850
187 Healthcare Social Workers
1,050
0.11% $42,510
188 Firefighters
1,040
0.11% $51,580
189 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
1,010
0.11% $28,280
190 Tire Repairers and Changers
1,010
0.11% $23,290
191 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
1,000
0.11% $36,520
192 Locomotive Engineers
980
0.10% $54,030
193 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
980
0.10% $41,370
194 Mechanical Engineers
980
0.10% $72,520
195 Bakers
970
0.10% $22,480
196 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
970
0.10% $50,750
197 Agricultural Equipment Operators
960
0.10% $32,210
198 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
960
0.10% $53,680
199 Nurse Practitioners
960
0.10% $88,750
200 Web Developers
960
0.10% $53,190

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