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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Wisconsin

What professions have the highest employment in Wisconsin? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Wisconsin. We note that the total employment in Wisconsin is 2,727,860. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 85,160 people (3.12 percent of the total employment in Wisconsin). The second most common job is the office clerk, general profession which employs 80,800 people (2.96 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Wisconsin is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Wisconsin

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
2,727,860
100.00% $34,350
2 Retail Salespersons
85,160
3.12% $20,240
3 Office Clerks, General
80,800
2.96% $30,290
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
61,060
2.24% $17,950
5 Cashiers
60,990
2.24% $18,600
6 Registered Nurses
57,270
2.10% $64,090
7 Customer Service Representatives
56,310
2.06% $32,470
8 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
53,130
1.95% $26,390
9 Personal Care Aides
51,250
1.88% $21,420
10 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
46,080
1.69% $39,040
11 Waiters and Waitresses
45,950
1.68% $18,150
12 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
41,170
1.51% $22,660
13 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
38,040
1.39% $56,740
14 Team Assemblers
35,940
1.32% $28,700
15 Nursing Assistants
35,450
1.30% $26,480
16 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
33,030
1.21% $21,200
17 General and Operations Managers
33,030
1.21% $85,480
18 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
29,750
1.09% $35,150
19 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
27,120
0.99% $37,670
20 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
25,680
0.94% $47,380
21 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
25,390
0.93% $53,600
22 Bartenders
24,120
0.88% $18,330
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
24,030
0.88% $34,710
24 Teacher Assistants
20,510
0.75% $26,610
25 Packers and Packagers
20,370
0.75% $22,840
26 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
20,260
0.74% $53,740
27 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
19,940
0.73% $53,980
28 Accountants and Auditors
18,930
0.69% $61,150
29 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
18,780
0.69% $28,870
30 Restaurant Cooks
18,550
0.68% $21,410
31 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
18,450
0.68% $20,170
32 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
17,510
0.64% $35,020
33 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
17,450
0.64% $28,240
34 Receptionists and Information Clerks
17,080
0.63% $26,950
35 Substitute Teachers
16,740
0.61% $27,900
36 Machinists
16,130
0.59% $39,680
37 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
15,320
0.56% $30,470
38 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
15,050
0.55% $25,520
39 Other Business Operations Specialists
14,820
0.54% $57,230
40 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
13,600
0.50% $34,560
41 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
13,550
0.50% $38,240
42 Other Sales Representatives
13,320
0.49% $48,110
43 Construction Laborers
13,070
0.48% $37,140
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
13,020
0.48% $27,890
45 Tellers
12,830
0.47% $24,220
46 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
12,400
0.45% $35,140
47 Childcare Workers
12,300
0.45% $20,100
48 Carpenters
12,280
0.45% $43,660
49 Computer Systems Analysts
12,260
0.45% $70,860
50 Helpers--Production Workers
12,240
0.45% $26,540
51 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
11,790
0.43% $32,650
52 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
11,750
0.43% $28,880
53 Food Preparation Workers
11,600
0.43% $19,060
54 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
11,160
0.41% $55,710
55 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
11,130
0.41% $54,580
56 Medical Assistants
10,810
0.40% $31,940
57 Electricians
10,740
0.39% $56,060
58 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
10,500
0.38% $22,790
59 Security Guards
10,450
0.38% $23,110
60 Applications Software Developers
10,420
0.38% $80,130
61 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
10,280
0.38% $37,090
62 Dishwashers
9,950
0.36% $18,200
63 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
9,850
0.36% $50,830
64 Home Health Aides
9,650
0.35% $22,790
65 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
9,650
0.35% $42,650
66 Social and Human Service Assistants
9,600
0.35% $29,830
67 Computer User Support Specialists
9,470
0.35% $44,390
68 Medical Secretaries
9,390
0.34% $32,930
69 Human Resources Specialists
9,380
0.34% $52,020
70 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
9,200
0.34% $45,240
71 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
9,050
0.33% $25,210
72 Financial Managers
9,010
0.33% $98,290
73 Counter and Rental Clerks
8,990
0.33% $22,800
74 Management Analysts
8,780
0.32% $70,690
75 Firefighters
8,460
0.31% $26,120
76 Industrial Engineers
8,370
0.31% $71,970
77 Mechanical Engineers
8,330
0.31% $69,780
78 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
8,110
0.30% $24,500
79 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
8,050
0.30% $60,540
80 Billing and Posting Clerks
8,020
0.29% $34,380
81 Driver/Sales Workers
7,920
0.29% $21,630
82 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
7,920
0.29% $33,840
83 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
7,880
0.29% $23,530
84 All Other Managers
7,840
0.29% $81,770
85 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
7,810
0.29% $34,410
86 Pharmacy Technicians
7,810
0.29% $28,850
87 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
7,780
0.29% $28,620
88 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
7,750
0.28% $36,870
89 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
7,710
0.28% $43,290
90 Fast Food Cooks
7,550
0.28% $17,910
91 Lawyers
7,540
0.28% $83,860
92 Recreation Workers
7,450
0.27% $21,140
93 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
7,430
0.27% $18,230
94 Printing Press Operators
7,370
0.27% $38,350
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
7,220
0.26% $64,640
96 Correctional Officers and Jailers
7,180
0.26% $42,110
97 Computer Programmers
7,180
0.26% $71,480
98 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
7,170
0.26% $49,130
99 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
7,130
0.26% $17,780
100 Other Production Workers
7,120
0.26% $28,340
101 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
7,070
0.26% $61,400
102 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
7,060
0.26% $55,670
103 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
6,980
0.26% $68,240
104 Sales Managers
6,880
0.25% $102,430
105 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
6,850
0.25% $54,370
106 Insurance Sales Agents
6,840
0.25% $49,260
107 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
6,820
0.25% $29,630
108 Postal Service Mail Carriers
6,620
0.24% $56,060
109 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
6,540
0.24% $22,800
110 Medical and Health Services Managers
6,350
0.23% $84,510
111 Order Clerks
6,140
0.23% $31,170
112 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
6,140
0.23% $18,020
113 Food Batchmakers
6,110
0.22% $30,480
114 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
6,060
0.22% $41,790
115 Computer and Information Systems Managers
5,870
0.22% $106,710
116 Dental Assistants
5,770
0.21% $35,730
117 Industrial Production Managers
5,700
0.21% $91,910
118 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
5,670
0.21% $71,420
119 Telemarketers
5,660
0.21% $23,140
120 Pharmacists
5,600
0.21% $126,970
121 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
5,570
0.20% $81,790
122 Loan Officers
5,560
0.20% $59,590
123 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
5,450
0.20% $27,080
124 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
5,390
0.20% $26,580
125 Coaches and Scouts
5,290
0.19% $25,060
126 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
5,270
0.19% $27,540
127 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
5,190
0.19% $56,820
128 Cost Estimators
5,160
0.19% $59,100
129 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
5,150
0.19% $35,770
130 Training and Development Specialists
5,140
0.19% $49,810
131 Administrative Services Managers
5,070
0.19% $84,760
132 Dental Hygienists
4,940
0.18% $63,210
133 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
4,890
0.18% $28,350
134 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs
4,880
0.18% $21,220
135 Highway Maintenance Workers
4,870
0.18% $40,360
136 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
4,780
0.18% $49,560
137 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
4,750
0.17% $19,830
138 Graphic Designers
4,750
0.17% $43,520
139 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
4,720
0.17% $34,660
140 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
4,670
0.17% $19,960
141 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
4,550
0.17% $46,250
142 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
4,540
0.17% $36,350
143 Parts Salespersons
4,510
0.17% $30,760
144 Civil Engineers
4,480
0.16% $72,580
145 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
4,450
0.16% $45,280
146 Chief Executives
4,400
0.16% $160,670
147 Radiologic Technologists
4,340
0.16% $54,040
148 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
4,320
0.16% $68,100
149 Computer Network Support Specialists
4,280
0.16% $55,660
150 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
4,250
0.16% $18,190
151 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
4,220
0.15% $94,470
152 Physical Therapists
4,190
0.15% $81,270
153 Electrical Engineers
4,180
0.15% $78,920
154 Financial Analysts
4,180
0.15% $68,200
155 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
4,160
0.15% $50,300
156 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
4,150
0.15% $18,140
157 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
4,130
0.15% $42,900
158 Short Order Cooks
4,130
0.15% $19,530
159 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
4,130
0.15% $27,560
160 Other Physicians and Surgeons
4,120
0.15% n/a
161 Public Relations Specialists
4,110
0.15% $48,250
162 Compliance Officers
4,080
0.15% $58,220
163 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
4,020
0.15% $44,100
164 Food Service Managers
4,000
0.15% $44,590
165 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
3,960
0.15% $36,180
166 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
3,950
0.14% $37,880
167 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
3,930
0.14% $28,740
168 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
3,900
0.14% $44,680
169 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
3,850
0.14% $33,910
170 Bill and Account Collectors
3,820
0.14% $34,590
171 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
3,810
0.14% $34,360
172 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
3,800
0.14% $20,180
173 Print Binding and Finishing Workers
3,780
0.14% $29,990
174 Bakers
3,720
0.14% $23,660
175 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
3,680
0.13% $33,640
176 Grinding/Lapping/Polishing/Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Pla
3,680
0.13% $32,910
177 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
3,670
0.13% $45,770
178 Personal Financial Advisors
3,660
0.13% $54,340
179 Tool and Die Makers
3,640
0.13% $50,070
180 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
3,600
0.13% $37,860
181 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
3,570
0.13% $56,420
182 Labor Relations Specialists
3,520
0.13% $18,550
183 Data Entry Keyers
3,490
0.13% $27,450
184 Marketing Managers
3,480
0.13% $101,790
185 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
3,450
0.13% $50,230
186 Postsecondary Education Administrators
3,430
0.13% $92,100
187 Sheet Metal Workers
3,240
0.12% $51,070
188 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
3,200
0.12% $51,260
189 Architectural and Engineering Managers
3,130
0.11% $108,170
190 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
3,070
0.11% $37,710
191 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
3,060
0.11% $38,740
192 Family and General Practitioners
3,040
0.11% n/a
193 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
3,020
0.11% $38,050
194 Residential Advisors
3,020
0.11% $23,750
195 Occupational Therapists
3,010
0.11% $67,330
196 Social and Community Service Managers
3,000
0.11% $57,670
197 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
2,940
0.11% $46,340
198 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
2,930
0.11% $31,060
199 Mechanical Drafters
2,920
0.11% $48,690
200 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
2,900
0.11% $18,810

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