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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Pennsylvania

What professions have the highest employment in Pennsylvania? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Pennsylvania. We note that the total employment in Pennsylvania is 5,653,840. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 194,890 people (3.45 percent of the total employment in Pennsylvania). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 147,620 people (2.61 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Pennsylvania is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Pennsylvania

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
5,653,840
100.00% $35,640
2 Retail Salespersons
194,890
3.45% $21,680
3 Cashiers
147,620
2.61% $18,690
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
134,080
2.37% $18,210
5 Registered Nurses
128,750
2.28% $65,110
6 Office Clerks, General
127,520
2.26% $29,210
7 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
115,740
2.05% $27,840
8 Customer Service Representatives
107,410
1.90% $32,190
9 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
107,360
1.90% $32,280
10 Waiters and Waitresses
97,240
1.72% $18,830
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
88,390
1.56% $24,290
12 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
79,490
1.41% $22,290
13 Nursing Assistants
75,690
1.34% $27,650
14 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
72,590
1.28% $41,360
15 General and Operations Managers
65,470
1.16% $99,540
16 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
65,060
1.15% $35,530
17 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
63,860
1.13% $56,760
18 Personal Care Aides
61,610
1.09% $21,720
19 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
61,440
1.09% $36,960
20 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
55,300
0.98% $59,050
21 Home Health Aides
54,620
0.97% $20,610
22 Accountants and Auditors
54,350
0.96% $63,620
23 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
53,950
0.95% $52,600
24 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
50,930
0.90% $60,290
25 Teacher Assistants
45,490
0.80% $22,990
26 Security Guards
43,150
0.76% $23,090
27 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
42,690
0.76% $40,980
28 Receptionists and Information Clerks
41,370
0.73% $25,980
29 Restaurant Cooks
40,560
0.72% $22,830
30 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
36,860
0.65% $43,140
31 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
36,440
0.64% $20,790
32 Team Assemblers
35,810
0.63% $29,740
33 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
35,430
0.63% $29,160
34 Food Preparation Workers
35,330
0.62% $20,320
35 Packers and Packagers
33,820
0.60% $23,760
36 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
33,820
0.60% $26,590
37 Construction Laborers
33,590
0.59% $34,440
38 Carpenters
33,530
0.59% $41,780
39 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
33,480
0.59% $35,250
40 Bartenders
31,220
0.55% $18,870
41 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
30,180
0.53% $27,110
42 Other Sales Representatives
30,140
0.53% $55,910
43 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
29,670
0.52% $33,350
44 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
27,570
0.49% $60,150
45 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
27,420
0.48% $34,900
46 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
27,070
0.48% $57,050
47 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
26,430
0.47% $32,070
48 Billing and Posting Clerks
26,280
0.46% $33,390
49 Computer User Support Specialists
25,350
0.45% $45,260
50 Lawyers
24,740
0.44% $116,000
51 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
24,340
0.43% $23,910
52 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
24,060
0.43% $57,270
53 Medical Assistants
23,860
0.42% $28,820
54 Tellers
23,500
0.42% $24,670
55 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
23,360
0.41% $51,960
56 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
23,300
0.41% $59,460
57 Computer Systems Analysts
23,180
0.41% $79,410
58 Helpers--Production Workers
23,000
0.41% $26,530
59 Childcare Workers
22,590
0.40% $19,220
60 Social and Human Service Assistants
22,570
0.40% $27,480
61 Electricians
22,110
0.39% $53,100
62 Dishwashers
21,700
0.38% $18,460
63 Medical Secretaries
21,670
0.38% $31,560
64 Management Analysts
21,450
0.38% $78,290
65 Applications Software Developers
21,310
0.38% $88,130
66 Machinists
19,950
0.35% $40,270
67 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
19,820
0.35% $37,820
68 Human Resources Specialists
19,630
0.35% $60,310
69 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
19,520
0.35% $44,040
70 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
18,740
0.33% $25,720
71 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
18,480
0.33% $66,660
72 Driver/Sales Workers
18,060
0.32% $20,770
73 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
17,400
0.31% $37,670
74 Insurance Sales Agents
16,850
0.30% $54,670
75 Other Business Operations Specialists
16,620
0.29% $71,500
76 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
16,340
0.29% $37,340
77 Correctional Officers and Jailers
16,210
0.29% $47,980
78 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
16,040
0.28% $32,480
79 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
16,020
0.28% $64,770
80 Substitute Teachers
15,970
0.28% $27,250
81 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
15,280
0.27% $50,980
82 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
15,160
0.27% $46,790
83 Other Physicians and Surgeons
15,000
0.27% n/a
84 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
14,920
0.26% $18,130
85 Financial Managers
14,880
0.26% $126,930
86 Counter and Rental Clerks
14,670
0.26% $26,120
87 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
14,660
0.26% $18,890
88 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
14,600
0.26% $72,710
89 Pharmacy Technicians
14,580
0.26% $28,730
90 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
14,520
0.26% $24,810
91 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
14,460
0.26% $59,970
92 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
14,320
0.25% $60,310
93 Computer Programmers
14,310
0.25% $73,810
94 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
13,930
0.25% $19,140
95 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
13,760
0.24% $47,660
96 Postal Service Mail Carriers
13,720
0.24% $57,200
97 Medical and Health Services Managers
13,330
0.24% $84,950
98 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
13,210
0.23% $19,210
99 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
13,070
0.23% $29,900
100 Recreation Workers
12,740
0.23% $23,570
101 Civil Engineers
12,650
0.22% $75,980
102 Dental Assistants
12,530
0.22% $32,900
103 Bill and Account Collectors
12,430
0.22% $34,240
104 Pharmacists
12,410
0.22% $113,350
105 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
12,360
0.22% $45,100
106 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
12,050
0.21% $39,000
107 Legal Secretaries
11,970
0.21% $42,330
108 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
11,950
0.21% $41,940
109 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
11,830
0.21% $18,140
110 Loan Officers
11,820
0.21% $59,900
111 Financial Analysts
11,590
0.20% $69,130
112 Chief Executives
11,190
0.20% $185,870
113 Highway Maintenance Workers
11,180
0.20% $37,960
114 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
11,160
0.20% $20,500
115 Mental Health Counselors
11,160
0.20% $41,060
116 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
11,010
0.19% $77,880
117 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
10,990
0.19% $53,270
118 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
10,970
0.19% $28,820
119 Compliance Officers
10,860
0.19% $63,050
120 Computer and Information Systems Managers
10,780
0.19% $123,260
121 Physical Therapists
10,680
0.19% $78,630
122 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
10,640
0.19% $59,500
123 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
10,540
0.19% $86,560
124 Training and Development Specialists
10,520
0.19% $56,760
125 Mechanical Engineers
10,480
0.19% $78,850
126 Systems Software Developers
10,180
0.18% $87,720
127 Sales Managers
10,170
0.18% $116,720
128 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
10,120
0.18% $52,320
129 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
10,110
0.18% $35,930
130 Data Entry Keyers
9,940
0.18% $29,290
131 Order Clerks
9,930
0.18% $29,160
132 Cost Estimators
9,890
0.17% $59,920
133 Parts Salespersons
9,810
0.17% $29,660
134 Radiologic Technologists
9,760
0.17% $53,030
135 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
9,580
0.17% $38,000
136 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
9,560
0.17% $31,070
137 Bakers
9,490
0.17% $24,330
138 Public Relations Specialists
9,430
0.17% $54,040
139 Industrial Engineers
9,410
0.17% $78,950
140 Printing Press Operators
9,340
0.17% $35,600
141 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
9,260
0.16% $34,170
142 Dental Hygienists
9,170
0.16% $60,750
143 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
9,030
0.16% $36,590
144 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
8,890
0.16% $91,510
145 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
8,840
0.16% $32,510
146 Graphic Designers
8,700
0.15% $44,050
147 Fast Food Cooks
8,680
0.15% $18,060
148 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
8,590
0.15% $45,910
149 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
8,580
0.15% $57,840
150 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
8,510
0.15% $38,140
151 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
8,200
0.15% $21,030
152 Personal Financial Advisors
8,090
0.14% $84,470
153 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
8,030
0.14% $58,290
154 Administrative Services Managers
8,000
0.14% $91,960
155 Healthcare Social Workers
7,970
0.14% $46,790
156 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
7,960
0.14% $34,190
157 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
7,950
0.14% $35,360
158 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
7,940
0.14% $22,840
159 All Other Managers
7,890
0.14% $103,040
160 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
7,860
0.14% $22,400
161 Secondary School Special Education Teachers
7,820
0.14% $60,080
162 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
7,800
0.14% $39,050
163 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
7,740
0.14% $39,170
164 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
7,710
0.14% $38,390
165 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
7,710
0.14% $95,720
166 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
7,660
0.14% $36,370
167 Residential Advisors
7,590
0.13% $24,010
168 Coaches and Scouts
7,570
0.13% $23,790
169 Telemarketers
7,560
0.13% $23,120
170 Short Order Cooks
7,440
0.13% $20,400
171 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers
7,340
0.13% $64,560
172 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
7,180
0.13% $77,340
173 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
7,150
0.13% $37,990
174 Rehabilitation Counselors
7,040
0.12% $35,790
175 Real Estate Sales Agents
6,970
0.12% $47,800
176 Other Computer Occupations
6,960
0.12% $81,090
177 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
6,940
0.12% $50,910
178 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
6,920
0.12% $36,290
179 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
6,820
0.12% $38,590
180 Word Processors and Typists
6,810
0.12% $33,560
181 Butchers and Meat Cutters
6,670
0.12% $31,590
182 Electrical Engineers
6,600
0.12% $87,430
183 Industrial Production Managers
6,560
0.12% $94,570
184 Family and General Practitioners
6,510
0.12% $184,070
185 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
6,470
0.11% $35,950
186 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators
6,380
0.11% $54,390
187 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
6,310
0.11% $39,020
188 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
6,280
0.11% $33,020
189 Occupational Therapists
6,280
0.11% $71,530
190 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators (Except Postal Service)
6,260
0.11% $27,610
191 Food Batchmakers
6,220
0.11% $30,180
192 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
6,070
0.11% $36,330
193 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
6,030
0.11% $44,900
194 Construction Managers
6,020
0.11% $102,820
195 Logisticians
6,000
0.11% $72,130
196 Parking Lot Attendants
5,870
0.10% $20,500
197 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
5,860
0.10% $53,180
198 Social and Community Service Managers
5,840
0.10% $59,790
199 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
5,780
0.10% $89,050
200 Construction and Building Inspectors
5,750
0.10% $50,020

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