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Top 200 Popular Jobs in North Dakota

What professions have the highest employment in North Dakota? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in North Dakota. We note that the total employment in North Dakota is 440,420. The most popular job is the heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver profession, which employs 16,630 people (3.78 percent of the total employment in North Dakota). The second most common job is the retail salesperson profession which employs 14,030 people (3.19 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in North Dakota is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in North Dakota

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
440,420
100.00% $36,920
2 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
16,630
3.78% $47,010
3 Retail Salespersons
14,030
3.19% $23,930
4 Cashiers
11,600
2.63% $20,240
5 Office Clerks, General
9,320
2.12% $24,920
6 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
7,860
1.78% $29,060
7 Registered Nurses
7,680
1.74% $57,190
8 Waiters and Waitresses
7,570
1.72% $18,670
9 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
7,480
1.70% $35,090
10 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
7,280
1.65% $19,160
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
7,200
1.63% $26,030
12 General and Operations Managers
7,060
1.60% $88,590
13 Customer Service Representatives
6,780
1.54% $29,530
14 Nursing Assistants
6,720
1.53% $28,430
15 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
6,240
1.42% $34,580
16 Construction Laborers
6,220
1.41% $35,580
17 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
5,290
1.20% $45,310
18 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
4,950
1.12% $70,940
19 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
4,840
1.10% $46,580
20 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
4,830
1.10% $25,050
21 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
4,750
1.08% $21,580
22 Teacher Assistants
4,690
1.06% $28,990
23 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
4,420
1.00% $50,850
24 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
4,170
0.95% $38,350
25 Electricians
4,160
0.94% $54,130
26 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
4,160
0.94% $56,220
27 Personal Care Aides
4,070
0.92% $29,150
28 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
3,610
0.82% $37,190
29 Accountants and Auditors
3,610
0.82% $51,860
30 Bartenders
3,530
0.80% $18,560
31 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
3,440
0.78% $46,880
32 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
3,230
0.73% $39,680
33 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
3,140
0.71% $48,050
34 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
3,040
0.69% $32,070
35 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
2,980
0.68% $44,570
36 Team Assemblers
2,920
0.66% $30,050
37 Carpenters
2,850
0.65% $36,830
38 Restaurant Cooks
2,850
0.65% $23,550
39 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
2,820
0.64% $31,080
40 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
2,800
0.64% $41,140
41 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
2,680
0.61% $46,890
42 Childcare Workers
2,670
0.61% $18,780
43 Food Preparation Workers
2,670
0.61% $23,850
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks
2,530
0.57% $26,300
45 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
2,430
0.55% $48,800
46 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
2,340
0.53% $37,810
47 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
2,020
0.46% $65,090
48 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
1,930
0.44% $49,550
49 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
1,910
0.43% $23,870
50 Other Business Operations Specialists
1,900
0.43% $56,870
51 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
1,820
0.41% $54,760
52 Tellers
1,740
0.40% $25,960
53 Security Guards
1,680
0.38% $27,600
54 Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
1,670
0.38% $62,620
55 Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
1,650
0.37% $57,770
56 Dishwashers
1,650
0.37% $18,510
57 Parts Salespersons
1,640
0.37% $38,050
58 Computer User Support Specialists
1,570
0.36% $46,840
59 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
1,540
0.35% $30,210
60 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
1,500
0.34% $53,050
61 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
1,500
0.34% $23,380
62 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
1,460
0.33% $23,600
63 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
1,450
0.33% $21,690
64 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
1,400
0.32% $36,950
65 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
1,380
0.31% $37,540
66 Driver/Sales Workers
1,300
0.30% $23,780
67 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
1,300
0.30% $22,370
68 Chief Executives
1,300
0.30% $145,280
69 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
1,280
0.29% $43,250
70 Insurance Sales Agents
1,260
0.29% $48,980
71 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
1,230
0.28% $29,160
72 Other Sales Representatives
1,230
0.28% $43,530
73 Applications Software Developers
1,230
0.28% $62,400
74 Highway Maintenance Workers
1,220
0.28% $42,540
75 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
1,210
0.27% $25,690
76 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
1,210
0.27% $26,160
77 Compliance Officers
1,200
0.27% $56,710
78 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
1,170
0.27% $52,620
79 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
1,160
0.26% $24,880
80 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
1,160
0.26% $49,580
81 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
1,140
0.26% $58,650
82 Fast Food Cooks
1,140
0.26% $19,640
83 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians
1,130
0.26% $42,440
84 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
1,110
0.25% $36,970
85 Loan Officers
1,100
0.25% $63,670
86 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
1,070
0.24% $51,850
87 Packers and Packagers
1,060
0.24% $20,640
88 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
1,050
0.24% $44,800
89 Civil Engineers
1,050
0.24% $72,150
90 All Other Managers
1,050
0.24% $85,420
91 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
1,040
0.24% $22,890
92 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
1,020
0.23% $18,340
93 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers
1,010
0.23% $60,000
94 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
1,010
0.23% $63,880
95 Human Resources Specialists
1,010
0.23% $53,100
96 Social and Human Service Assistants
1,000
0.23% $31,580
97 Wellhead Pumpers
990
0.22% $65,810
98 Financial Managers
990
0.22% $96,330
99 Correctional Officers and Jailers
970
0.22% $37,770
100 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
950
0.22% $46,230
101 Billing and Posting Clerks
950
0.22% $32,060
102 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
950
0.22% $37,320
103 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
930
0.21% $18,690
104 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
930
0.21% $18,590
105 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
930
0.21% $50,250
106 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
880
0.20% $23,330
107 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
880
0.20% $38,540
108 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
870
0.20% $50,260
109 Residential Advisors
870
0.20% $25,390
110 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
870
0.20% $35,570
111 Other Extraction Workers
860
0.20% $44,420
112 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
860
0.20% $27,750
113 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
850
0.19% $48,110
114 Postal Service Mail Carriers
850
0.19% $50,610
115 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
850
0.19% $60,600
116 Counter and Rental Clerks
820
0.19% $27,740
117 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
810
0.18% $47,970
118 Medical and Health Services Managers
800
0.18% $75,000
119 Medical Assistants
790
0.18% $31,670
120 Machinists
760
0.17% $41,900
121 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
760
0.17% $47,150
122 Construction Managers
750
0.17% $72,120
123 Data Entry Keyers
740
0.17% $27,550
124 Gaming Dealers
740
0.17% $18,470
125 Pharmacists
740
0.17% $111,860
126 Sales Managers
740
0.17% $89,930
127 Unknown
730
0.17% $57,540
128 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
720
0.16% $52,620
129 Administrative Services Managers
700
0.16% $72,520
130 Dental Assistants
690
0.16% $38,260
131 Home Health Aides
690
0.16% $27,980
132 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
680
0.15% $29,910
133 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
680
0.15% $45,750
134 Management Analysts
680
0.15% $58,170
135 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
670
0.15% $46,620
136 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
660
0.15% $72,540
137 Recreation Workers
660
0.15% $27,470
138 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
660
0.15% $25,470
139 Graphic Designers
660
0.15% $31,760
140 Pharmacy Technicians
640
0.15% $35,690
141 Speech-Language Pathologists
640
0.15% $57,710
142 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
640
0.15% $43,340
143 Bakers
630
0.14% $29,120
144 Bill and Account Collectors
610
0.14% $28,930
145 Cost Estimators
610
0.14% $56,180
146 Advertising Sales Agents
600
0.14% $36,970
147 Dental Hygienists
600
0.14% $62,880
148 Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers
580
0.13% $48,300
149 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
570
0.13% $37,400
150 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
570
0.13% $38,030
151 Training and Development Specialists
570
0.13% $47,500
152 Medical Secretaries
560
0.13% $30,260
153 Civil Engineering Technicians
560
0.13% $46,500
154 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
550
0.12% $40,580
155 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
550
0.12% $37,380
156 Nurse Practitioners
550
0.12% $87,390
157 Tire Repairers and Changers
540
0.12% $28,150
158 Telemarketers
540
0.12% $19,230
159 Family and General Practitioners
540
0.12% $168,510
160 Other Computer Occupations
540
0.12% $65,920
161 Computer Systems Analysts
540
0.12% $69,630
162 Order Clerks
530
0.12% $29,530
163 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
520
0.12% $32,680
164 Extraction Workers Helpers
520
0.12% $33,190
165 Public Relations Specialists
520
0.12% $48,990
166 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
520
0.12% $85,140
167 Helpers--Production Workers
510
0.12% $27,260
168 Physical Therapists
510
0.12% $69,630
169 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
510
0.12% $41,760
170 Computer and Information Systems Managers
510
0.12% $95,210
171 Butchers and Meat Cutters
500
0.11% $31,770
172 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
500
0.11% $18,420
173 Radiologic Technologists
500
0.11% $47,750
174 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
500
0.11% $49,150
175 Mechanical Engineers
500
0.11% $71,720
176 Systems Software Developers
500
0.11% $67,590
177 Social and Community Service Managers
500
0.11% $60,090
178 Medical Transcriptionists
490
0.11% $31,580
179 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
490
0.11% $63,960
180 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
480
0.11% $29,930
181 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants
470
0.11% $23,970
182 Pipelayers
470
0.11% $36,430
183 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
460
0.10% $41,540
184 Real Estate Sales Agents
460
0.10% $43,540
185 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
460
0.10% $53,440
186 Food Service Managers
460
0.10% $52,590
187 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
450
0.10% $45,070
188 Boilermakers
450
0.10% $65,090
189 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
450
0.10% $35,870
190 Information and Record Clerks, All Other
440
0.10% $36,740
191 Short Order Cooks
440
0.10% $21,340
192 Phlebotomists
440
0.10% $28,420
193 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
440
0.10% $51,630
194 Librarians
440
0.10% $49,110
195 Postsecondary Education Teachers
440
0.10% $75,400
196 Postsecondary Education Administrators
440
0.10% $105,670
197 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
430
0.10% $41,110
198 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
430
0.10% $66,420
199 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
430
0.10% $56,560
200 Industrial Engineers
430
0.10% $72,190

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