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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Ohio

What professions have the highest employment in Ohio? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Ohio. We note that the total employment in Ohio is 5,200,880. The most popular job is the combined food preparation and serving worker, including fast food profession, which employs 159,040 people (3.06 percent of the total employment in Ohio). The second most common job is the retail salesperson profession which employs 155,280 people (2.99 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Ohio is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Ohio

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
5,200,880
100.00% $34,250
2 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
159,040
3.06% $18,310
3 Retail Salespersons
155,280
2.99% $20,260
4 Registered Nurses
126,880
2.44% $61,000
5 Cashiers
120,150
2.31% $18,820
6 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
104,930
2.02% $23,310
7 Office Clerks, General
95,980
1.85% $27,970
8 Waiters and Waitresses
89,770
1.73% $18,410
9 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
84,360
1.62% $21,880
10 Customer Service Representatives
82,200
1.58% $30,410
11 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
81,250
1.56% $23,070
12 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
69,750
1.34% $32,050
13 Nursing Assistants
69,610
1.34% $23,680
14 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
66,860
1.29% $39,860
15 Home Health Aides
66,460
1.28% $20,060
16 General and Operations Managers
63,380
1.22% $90,180
17 Team Assemblers
61,680
1.19% $31,150
18 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
60,360
1.16% $35,600
19 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
51,480
0.99% $59,580
20 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
51,370
0.99% $37,120
21 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
45,690
0.88% $53,650
22 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
43,580
0.84% $59,230
23 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
42,610
0.82% $47,660
24 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
41,300
0.79% $34,960
25 Restaurant Cooks
41,060
0.79% $20,810
26 Medical Secretaries
39,910
0.77% $29,790
27 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
38,640
0.74% $40,380
28 Accountants and Auditors
37,640
0.72% $61,740
29 Packers and Packagers
37,260
0.72% $21,890
30 Teacher Assistants
36,790
0.71% $24,910
31 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
35,320
0.68% $29,260
32 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
33,830
0.65% $27,380
33 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
33,380
0.64% $22,590
34 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
31,010
0.60% $27,770
35 Security Guards
30,960
0.60% $23,190
36 Other Sales Representatives
30,810
0.59% $48,240
37 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
29,640
0.57% $60,510
38 Construction Laborers
28,630
0.55% $36,080
39 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
27,630
0.53% $53,570
40 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
27,450
0.53% $19,490
41 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
27,420
0.53% $46,660
42 Machinists
27,260
0.52% $38,650
43 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
27,220
0.52% $35,060
44 Other Business Operations Specialists
27,000
0.52% $62,030
45 Applications Software Developers
26,650
0.51% $82,660
46 Computer Systems Analysts
26,580
0.51% $78,790
47 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
24,680
0.47% $34,170
48 Receptionists and Information Clerks
24,670
0.47% $24,020
49 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
23,770
0.46% $31,800
50 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
23,230
0.45% $56,280
51 Bartenders
22,930
0.44% $18,400
52 Food Preparation Workers
22,340
0.43% $19,680
53 Tellers
21,970
0.42% $23,480
54 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
21,720
0.42% $68,010
55 Billing and Posting Clerks
21,450
0.41% $33,310
56 Electricians
21,430
0.41% $50,190
57 Financial Managers
21,340
0.41% $102,050
58 Driver/Sales Workers
21,260
0.41% $18,920
59 Medical Assistants
20,850
0.40% $28,020
60 Personal Care Aides
20,110
0.39% $19,670
61 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
20,080
0.39% $27,180
62 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
20,020
0.38% $29,260
63 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
19,290
0.37% $57,790
64 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
18,810
0.36% $18,440
65 Carpenters
18,580
0.36% $42,640
66 Helpers--Production Workers
18,500
0.36% $25,830
67 Telemarketers
18,460
0.35% $20,880
68 Management Analysts
18,260
0.35% $73,770
69 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
18,220
0.35% $20,950
70 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
17,930
0.34% $23,770
71 Childcare Workers
17,800
0.34% $19,500
72 Firefighters
17,780
0.34% $41,060
73 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
17,300
0.33% $31,130
74 Human Resources Specialists
17,080
0.33% $53,860
75 Computer User Support Specialists
16,230
0.31% $43,570
76 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
16,100
0.31% $46,590
77 Other Physicians and Surgeons
16,080
0.31% n/a
78 Bill and Account Collectors
15,920
0.31% $30,300
79 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
15,910
0.31% $58,770
80 Lawyers
15,870
0.31% $97,430
81 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
15,760
0.30% $35,290
82 Medical and Health Services Managers
15,750
0.30% $86,700
83 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
15,560
0.30% $35,890
84 Substitute Teachers
15,330
0.29% n/a
85 Other Production Workers
15,320
0.29% $32,300
86 Counter and Rental Clerks
14,920
0.29% $20,760
87 Pharmacy Technicians
14,770
0.28% $27,000
88 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
14,630
0.28% $19,250
89 Dishwashers
14,450
0.28% $18,420
90 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
14,400
0.28% $47,470
91 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
14,380
0.28% $23,420
92 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
13,820
0.27% $59,450
93 Insurance Sales Agents
13,770
0.26% $45,930
94 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
13,760
0.26% $18,350
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
13,570
0.26% $68,440
96 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
13,350
0.26% $27,740
97 Sales Managers
13,350
0.26% $105,700
98 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
13,310
0.26% $33,230
99 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
13,170
0.25% $28,750
100 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
13,000
0.25% $52,010
101 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
12,990
0.25% $41,560
102 Recreation Workers
12,800
0.25% $21,060
103 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
12,780
0.25% $35,970
104 Correctional Officers and Jailers
12,740
0.24% $42,640
105 Postal Service Mail Carriers
12,640
0.24% $57,200
106 Fast Food Cooks
12,480
0.24% $18,360
107 Industrial Engineers
12,220
0.23% $74,920
108 Mechanical Engineers
12,200
0.23% $71,830
109 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
12,170
0.23% $20,320
110 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
12,080
0.23% $59,440
111 Computer and Information Systems Managers
11,840
0.23% $113,640
112 Industrial Production Managers
11,590
0.22% $82,420
113 Pharmacists
11,450
0.22% $118,440
114 Loan Officers
11,390
0.22% $57,400
115 Social and Human Service Assistants
11,340
0.22% $27,890
116 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
11,330
0.22% $43,340
117 Order Clerks
11,290
0.22% $29,150
118 All Other Managers
11,240
0.22% $91,390
119 Parts Salespersons
10,600
0.20% $26,630
120 Administrative Services Managers
10,540
0.20% $74,800
121 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
10,360
0.20% $28,310
122 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
10,290
0.20% $18,410
123 Dental Assistants
10,150
0.20% $34,980
124 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
10,120
0.19% $59,700
125 Cost Estimators
10,110
0.19% $55,890
126 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
9,920
0.19% $40,210
127 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
9,860
0.19% $35,130
128 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
9,800
0.19% $43,320
129 Financial Analysts
9,770
0.19% $71,110
130 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
9,760
0.19% $29,260
131 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
9,750
0.19% $61,870
132 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
9,560
0.18% $18,620
133 Tool and Die Makers
9,480
0.18% $46,490
134 Printing Press Operators
9,370
0.18% $34,540
135 Food Service Managers
9,040
0.17% $46,250
136 Coaches and Scouts
8,990
0.17% $27,590
137 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
8,960
0.17% $72,600
138 Legal Secretaries
8,870
0.17% $34,780
139 Construction Managers
8,820
0.17% $82,170
140 Radiologic Technologists
8,810
0.17% $52,870
141 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
8,810
0.17% $84,530
142 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
8,800
0.17% $35,680
143 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
8,690
0.17% $51,220
144 Computer Network Support Specialists
8,610
0.17% $49,740
145 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
8,400
0.16% $28,400
146 Library Assistants, Clerical
8,390
0.16% $24,370
147 Engineers, All Other
8,290
0.16% $83,830
148 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
8,000
0.15% $35,260
149 Bakers
8,000
0.15% $22,810
150 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
7,960
0.15% $51,440
151 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
7,920
0.15% $56,090
152 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
7,840
0.15% $68,080
153 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
7,820
0.15% $20,370
154 Training and Development Specialists
7,780
0.15% $55,610
155 Dental Hygienists
7,670
0.15% $66,770
156 Graphic Designers
7,640
0.15% $43,180
157 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
7,630
0.15% $53,360
158 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
7,480
0.14% $42,910
159 Civil Engineers
7,460
0.14% $73,940
160 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
7,370
0.14% $37,380
161 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
7,260
0.14% $18,280
162 Chief Executives
7,210
0.14% $181,070
163 Architectural and Engineering Managers
7,180
0.14% $116,640
164 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
7,110
0.14% $33,290
165 Highway Maintenance Workers
6,980
0.13% $37,720
166 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
6,850
0.13% $19,930
167 Public Relations Specialists
6,840
0.13% $47,050
168 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
6,790
0.13% $46,020
169 Butchers and Meat Cutters
6,780
0.13% $29,830
170 Physical Therapists
6,750
0.13% $81,630
171 Labor Relations Specialists
6,700
0.13% $19,370
172 Other Computer Occupations
6,670
0.13% $79,040
173 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
6,540
0.13% $31,030
174 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
6,520
0.13% $34,420
175 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
6,490
0.12% $57,140
176 Data Entry Keyers
6,470
0.12% $27,720
177 Computer Programmers
6,470
0.12% $67,710
178 Compliance Officers
6,460
0.12% $57,620
179 Healthcare Social Workers
6,420
0.12% $51,090
180 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
6,390
0.12% $38,980
181 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
6,390
0.12% $55,860
182 Short Order Cooks
6,370
0.12% $19,180
183 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
6,330
0.12% $18,780
184 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
6,260
0.12% $33,170
185 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
6,210
0.12% $36,990
186 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
6,210
0.12% $40,460
187 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
6,200
0.12% $54,140
188 Transit and Intercity Bus Drivers
6,180
0.12% $48,730
189 Postsecondary Business Teachers
6,100
0.12% $68,920
190 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
6,040
0.12% $34,950
191 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
6,000
0.12% $19,060
192 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
5,950
0.11% $21,220
193 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
5,940
0.11% $36,440
194 Respiratory Therapists
5,940
0.11% $53,330
195 Rehabilitation Counselors
5,930
0.11% $36,550
196 Middle School Special Education Teachers
5,900
0.11% $57,850
197 Logisticians
5,740
0.11% $69,650
198 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
5,620
0.11% $33,760
199 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
5,590
0.11% $36,120
200 Property, Real Estate Managers
5,590
0.11% $45,260

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