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Top 200 Popular Jobs in New Jersey

What professions have the highest employment in New Jersey? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in New Jersey. We note that the total employment in New Jersey is 3,869,260. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 138,020 people (3.57 percent of the total employment in New Jersey). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 95,910 people (2.48 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in New Jersey is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in New Jersey

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
3,869,260
100.00% $40,680
2 Retail Salespersons
138,020
3.57% $22,260
3 Cashiers
95,910
2.48% $19,340
4 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
83,700
2.16% $23,830
5 Registered Nurses
76,790
1.98% $78,040
6 Office Clerks, General
76,080
1.97% $30,430
7 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
68,470
1.77% $25,810
8 Customer Service Representatives
64,120
1.66% $35,700
9 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
63,590
1.64% $22,650
10 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
61,530
1.59% $38,900
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
57,890
1.50% $19,170
12 Waiters and Waitresses
57,040
1.47% $19,560
13 Nursing Assistants
51,710
1.34% $27,520
14 Teacher Assistants
51,250
1.32% $24,750
15 Receptionists and Information Clerks
49,890
1.29% $28,380
16 Other Business Operations Specialists
46,930
1.21% $70,370
17 General and Operations Managers
45,990
1.19% $142,660
18 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
45,500
1.18% $42,070
19 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
44,650
1.15% $62,950
20 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
42,470
1.10% $65,510
21 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
42,050
1.09% $57,450
22 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
40,950
1.06% $45,250
23 Applications Software Developers
37,350
0.97% $95,870
24 Security Guards
37,100
0.96% $27,650
25 Accountants and Auditors
36,200
0.94% $75,800
26 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
33,640
0.87% $40,860
27 Home Health Aides
33,540
0.87% $22,410
28 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
32,760
0.85% $70,200
29 Other Sales Representatives
30,980
0.80% $61,620
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
30,430
0.79% $44,330
31 Packers and Packagers
30,370
0.78% $19,650
32 Food Preparation Workers
27,420
0.71% $20,820
33 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
25,470
0.66% $25,280
34 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
24,980
0.65% $32,000
35 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
24,300
0.63% $64,170
36 Substitute Teachers
23,840
0.62% $27,690
37 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
22,200
0.57% $92,250
38 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
21,790
0.56% $22,790
39 Financial Managers
21,670
0.56% $140,300
40 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
20,610
0.53% $33,050
41 Construction Laborers
20,350
0.53% $44,830
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
20,230
0.52% $37,560
43 Billing and Posting Clerks
19,740
0.51% $37,970
44 All Other Managers
19,720
0.51% $117,240
45 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
19,450
0.50% $32,800
46 Lawyers
19,210
0.50% $123,230
47 Social and Human Service Assistants
18,540
0.48% $32,990
48 Childcare Workers
17,950
0.46% $21,510
49 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
16,830
0.43% $60,870
50 Computer Programmers
16,340
0.42% $77,120
51 Tellers
16,040
0.41% $27,700
52 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
15,950
0.41% $45,640
53 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
15,680
0.41% $31,630
54 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
15,650
0.40% $53,640
55 Bartenders
15,550
0.40% $21,880
56 Carpenters
15,350
0.40% $49,560
57 Medical Assistants
15,270
0.39% $32,600
58 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
15,150
0.39% $29,900
59 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
14,820
0.38% $24,210
60 Computer Systems Analysts
14,610
0.38% $93,110
61 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
14,600
0.38% $69,620
62 Computer User Support Specialists
14,330
0.37% $51,880
63 Computer and Information Systems Managers
13,830
0.36% $143,450
64 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
13,580
0.35% $61,660
65 Management Analysts
13,470
0.35% $88,840
66 Other Physicians and Surgeons
13,450
0.35% n/a
67 Sales Managers
13,370
0.35% $134,120
68 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
13,260
0.34% $32,400
69 Medical Secretaries
13,220
0.34% $38,450
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
13,120
0.34% $72,050
71 Electricians
12,530
0.32% $60,640
72 Human Resources Specialists
12,070
0.31% $66,880
73 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
11,770
0.30% $61,900
74 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
11,570
0.30% $22,010
75 Correctional Officers and Jailers
10,980
0.28% $73,240
76 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
10,830
0.28% $69,680
77 Marketing Managers
10,730
0.28% $146,890
78 Recreation Workers
10,600
0.27% $23,560
79 Helpers--Production Workers
10,580
0.27% $21,330
80 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
10,360
0.27% $35,980
81 Legal Secretaries
10,180
0.26% $45,410
82 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
10,170
0.26% $19,070
83 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
10,110
0.26% $48,950
84 Postal Service Mail Carriers
10,050
0.26% $57,200
85 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
10,030
0.26% $55,510
86 Other Financial Specialists
10,020
0.26% $69,880
87 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
9,990
0.26% $78,310
88 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
9,760
0.25% $84,630
89 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
9,720
0.25% $25,640
90 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
9,700
0.25% $19,090
91 Systems Software Developers
9,620
0.25% $108,920
92 Other Computer Occupations
9,550
0.25% $76,320
93 Personal Care Aides
9,460
0.24% $24,280
94 Insurance Sales Agents
9,440
0.24% $59,350
95 Dishwashers
9,400
0.24% $19,190
96 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
9,290
0.24% $73,000
97 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
9,220
0.24% $20,130
98 Medical and Health Services Managers
9,140
0.24% $108,060
99 Dental Assistants
9,100
0.24% $39,600
100 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
9,080
0.23% $50,100
101 Pharmacy Technicians
9,030
0.23% $30,450
102 Compliance Officers
8,870
0.23% $75,990
103 Financial Analysts
8,640
0.22% $79,790
104 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
8,630
0.22% $122,700
105 Pharmacists
8,500
0.22% $116,150
106 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
8,490
0.22% $89,740
107 Unknown
8,440
0.22% $34,600
108 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
8,400
0.22% $61,810
109 Counter and Rental Clerks
8,310
0.21% $27,170
110 Administrative Services Managers
8,160
0.21% $109,580
111 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
8,090
0.21% $26,700
112 Data Entry Keyers
8,070
0.21% $33,700
113 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
7,900
0.20% $19,840
114 Driver/Sales Workers
7,720
0.20% $27,740
115 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
7,710
0.20% $71,920
116 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
7,670
0.20% $30,630
117 Fast Food Cooks
7,600
0.20% $19,690
118 File Clerks
7,430
0.19% $26,530
119 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
7,370
0.19% $80,000
120 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
7,130
0.18% $33,300
121 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
7,040
0.18% $58,590
122 Physical Therapists
7,000
0.18% $90,490
123 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
6,990
0.18% $18,870
124 Bill and Account Collectors
6,950
0.18% $37,460
125 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
6,930
0.18% $33,420
126 Team Assemblers
6,920
0.18% $24,240
127 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
6,900
0.18% $29,200
128 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
6,890
0.18% $45,280
129 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
6,880
0.18% $22,560
130 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
6,860
0.18% $52,820
131 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
6,860
0.18% $56,570
132 Civil Engineers
6,840
0.18% $90,310
133 Word Processors and Typists
6,830
0.18% $40,320
134 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
6,770
0.17% $50,800
135 Sales and Related Workers, All Other
6,700
0.17% $45,970
136 Manicurists and Pedicurists
6,670
0.17% $24,390
137 Other Production Workers
6,660
0.17% $24,290
138 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
6,550
0.17% $40,580
139 Loan Officers
6,550
0.17% $72,470
140 Protective Service Workers, All Other
6,410
0.17% $22,170
141 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
6,390
0.17% $45,080
142 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
6,380
0.16% $53,790
143 Dental Hygienists
6,360
0.16% $84,180
144 Mechanical Engineers
6,300
0.16% $86,650
145 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
6,240
0.16% $65,750
146 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
6,240
0.16% $70,050
147 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
6,230
0.16% $65,760
148 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
6,230
0.16% $41,810
149 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
6,190
0.16% $55,850
150 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
6,190
0.16% $69,260
151 Training and Development Specialists
6,070
0.16% $67,310
152 Personal Financial Advisors
6,030
0.16% $91,200
153 Order Clerks
5,960
0.15% $37,370
154 Short Order Cooks
5,860
0.15% $21,790
155 Middle School Special Education Teachers
5,810
0.15% $63,600
156 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
5,760
0.15% $54,040
157 Crossing Guards
5,750
0.15% $29,960
158 Other Healthcare Support Workers
5,710
0.15% $35,780
159 Computer Network Architects
5,540
0.14% $114,360
160 Parts Salespersons
5,440
0.14% $30,470
161 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
5,410
0.14% $42,100
162 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
5,320
0.14% $60,040
163 Psychiatric Aides
5,260
0.14% $32,750
164 Coaches and Scouts
5,230
0.14% $40,660
165 Chemists
5,230
0.14% $78,100
166 Radiologic Technologists
5,200
0.13% $65,370
167 Industrial Production Managers
5,140
0.13% $110,640
168 Gaming Dealers
5,120
0.13% n/a
169 Graphic Designers
5,070
0.13% $50,960
170 Firefighters
5,060
0.13% $82,010
171 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
4,940
0.13% $63,930
172 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
4,860
0.13% $36,100
173 Speech-Language Pathologists
4,860
0.13% $82,020
174 Construction Managers
4,860
0.13% $118,110
175 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
4,790
0.12% $30,010
176 Phlebotomists
4,710
0.12% $34,190
177 Librarians
4,700
0.12% $64,040
178 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
4,690
0.12% $41,310
179 Logisticians
4,690
0.12% $76,340
180 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
4,640
0.12% $36,700
181 Bakers
4,630
0.12% $24,150
182 Printing Press Operators
4,610
0.12% $44,330
183 Machinists
4,590
0.12% $47,300
184 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
4,590
0.12% $67,760
185 Cost Estimators
4,570
0.12% $73,610
186 Computer Network Support Specialists
4,530
0.12% $77,970
187 Architectural and Engineering Managers
4,530
0.12% $140,040
188 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
4,520
0.12% $106,820
189 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
4,460
0.12% $22,790
190 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
4,450
0.12% $39,990
191 Electrical Engineers
4,410
0.11% $98,400
192 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
4,390
0.11% $35,840
193 Parking Lot Attendants
4,370
0.11% $19,800
194 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
4,370
0.11% $44,560
195 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
4,340
0.11% $40,140
196 Telemarketers
4,320
0.11% $23,370
197 Mental Health Counselors
4,320
0.11% $47,520
198 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
4,270
0.11% $45,430
199 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
4,200
0.11% $42,060
200 Construction and Building Inspectors
4,160
0.11% $64,090

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