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Workforce

The workforce in our area is at a high level. Higher education levels and low unemployment rates typify our workforce. Skill levels of all types are represented.

Strengths

Higher education rates and local certification programs through vocational training are the strengths of our workforce.

Priorities

As in all areas and cultures, essential skills training is a necessity and priority for our workforce.

Workforce & Training

A variety of programs are in place to help with the workforce issues. Senior Seminar and Middle School Connections are just two of the programs that introduce students to options and needs, as well as skill set needed, in the workforce. Hughes Jones Area Technology Center, Mercer Adult Education and Bluegrass Community and Technical College all have training available for most all employment areas.

Unemployment, Labor Force and Skilled Workforce

The most recent statistics has the Mercer Co. unemployment rate at 4.9%.

Did You Know?

  • Mercer County's unemployment rate of 4.9% is one of the lowest in the state of Kentucky.

Occupations Overview

Occupations in our area are varied and all encompassing. Manufacturing, Agriculture, Tourism, Health Care and Education are the major career fields.

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Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 16 Years and Over 17,158  
Civilian Labor Force
Total 10,538 61.42%
Employed 9,331 88.55%
Unemployed 1,207 11.45%
Workers by General Occupation
Management, business, science, and arts 2,719 29.14%
Data Name Value Percent
Management, business, and financial 1,011 10.83%
Data Name Value Percent
Management 642 6.88%
Business and financial operations 369 3.95%
Computer, engineering, and science 315 3.38%
Data Name Value Percent
Computer and mathematical 77 0.83%
Architecture and engineering 180 1.93%
Life, physical, and social science 58 0.62%
Education, legal, community service, arts, and media 953 10.21%
Data Name Value Percent
Community and social service 177 1.90%
Legal 40 0.43%
Education, training, and library 674 7.22%
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media 62 0.66%
Healthcare practitioners and technical 440 4.72%
Data Name Value Percent
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical 272 2.92%
Health technologists and technicians 168 1.80%
Service 1,433 15.36%
Data Name Value Percent
Healthcare support 248 2.66%
Food preparation and serving related 458 4.91%
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance 346 3.71%
Personal care and service 219 2.35%
Protective service 162 1.74%
Data Name Value Percent
Law enforcement workers including supervisors 70 0.75%
Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective services workers including supervisors 92 0.99%
Sales and office 2,075 22.24%
Data Name Value Percent
Sales and related 866 9.28%
Office and administrative support 1,209 12.96%
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance 1,184 12.69%
Data Name Value Percent
Farming, fishing, and forestry 88 0.94%
Construction and extraction 566 6.07%
Installation, maintenance, and repair 530 5.68%
Production, transportation, and material moving 1,920 20.58%
Data Name Value Percent
Production 1,304 13.97%
Transportation 315 3.38%
Material moving 301 3.23%
Median Earnings By Occupation
Management, business, science, and arts $42,168
Data Name Value
Management, business, and financial $44,315
Data Name Value
Management $49,079
Business and financial operations $37,481
Computer, engineering, and science $47,388
Data Name Value
Computer and mathematical $48,750
Architecture and engineering $50,000
Life, physical, and social science $23,750
Education, legal, community service, arts, and media $37,448
Data Name Value
Community and social service $31,011
Legal $108,929
Education, training, and library $41,744
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media $12,500
Healthcare practitioners and technical $40,161
Data Name Value
Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical $60,200
Health technologists and technicians $27,212
Service $13,427
Data Name Value
Healthcare support $24,107
Food preparation and serving related $7,905
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance $12,500
Personal care and service $15,889
Protective service $38,182
Data Name Value
Law enforcement workers including supervisors $39,545
Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective services workers including supervisors $22,250
Sales and office $27,633
Data Name Value
Sales and related $29,028
Office and administrative support $27,281
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance $27,500
Data Name Value
Farming, fishing, and forestry $11,641
Construction and extraction $25,407
Installation, maintenance, and repair $36,346
Production, transportation, and material moving $32,273
Data Name Value
Production $35,000
Transportation $27,325
Material moving $25,417
Median Earnings, Full-time, Year-Round Workers
All Workers $39,386
Male Workers $42,105
Female Workers $35,104

Occupations

  Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
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  Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Architecture And Engineering 2,520 0.88 15.736 $58,690
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Architects, Except Landscape And Naval 40 0.41 0.270 $51,880
Cartographers And Photogrammetrists 60 4.53 0.390 $45,980
Civil Engineering Technicians 190 2.30 1.211 $46,910
Civil Engineers 470 1.50 2.921 $76,710
Electrical And Electronics Drafters 40 1.20 0.261 $39,230
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Technicians 40 0.27 0.272 $40,530
Electrical Engineers 80 0.40 0.515 $72,460
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 50 0.32 0.315 $72,350
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 170 2.08 1.040 $31,830
Engineers, All Other 120 0.78 0.723 $73,470
Environmental Engineering Technicians 110 5.22 0.698 $44,850
Environmental Engineers 80 1.30 0.511 $61,710
Industrial Engineering Technicians 110 1.36 0.662 $45,500
Industrial Engineers 410 1.46 2.563 $67,020
Mechanical Drafters 50 0.70 0.330 $40,540
Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 0.77 0.272 $43,540
Mechanical Engineers 190 0.61 1.213 $66,160
Surveying And Mapping Technicians 100 1.69 0.634 $42,060
Surveyors 60 1.16 0.361 $45,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media 1,140 0.54 7.121 $34,960
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Coaches And Scouts 190 0.77 1.210 $24,080
Editors 50 0.47 0.338 $39,050
Floral Designers 30 0.60 0.199 $26,130
Graphic Designers 100 0.41 0.602 $32,620
Interpreters And Translators 80 1.34 0.491 $82,470
Public Relations Specialists 230 0.92 1.417 $40,330
Radio And Television Announcers 70 1.94 0.435 $20,650
Reporters And Correspondents 60 1.11 0.347 $24,410
Technical Writers 40 0.64 0.227 N/A
Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance 4,790 0.92 29.852 $20,690
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
First-Line Supervisors Of Housekeeping And Janitorial Workers 230 1.13 1.415 $27,900
First-Line Supervisors Of Landscaping, Lawn Service, And Groundskeeping Workers 80 0.62 0.467 $40,140
Janitors And Cleaners, Except Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners 2,390 0.94 14.918 $20,980
Landscaping And Groundskeeping Workers 750 0.73 4.698 $21,970
Maids And Housekeeping Cleaners 1,180 1.06 7.325 $18,170
Pest Control Workers 60 0.72 0.359 $27,620
Business And Financial Operations 6,760 0.83 42.103 $46,790
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Accountants And Auditors 900 0.64 5.611 $44,670
Appraisers And Assessors Of Real Estate 30 0.42 0.196 $44,360
Budget Analysts 720 10.56 4.463 $46,640
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,150 1.04 7.170 $55,400
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, And Investigators 120 0.38 0.744 $60,700
Compensation, Benefits, And Job Analysis Specialists 110 1.14 0.684 $48,610
Compliance Officers 310 1.05 1.922 $42,980
Cost Estimators 100 0.41 0.639 $55,120
Financial Examiners 30 0.76 0.208 $46,550
Financial Specialists, All Other 240 1.50 1.526 $36,820
Fundraisers 50 0.79 0.321 $47,650
Human Resources Specialists 470 0.86 2.900 $44,580
Labor Relations Specialists 30 0.36 0.213 $19,070
Loan Officers 350 0.99 2.197 $50,290
Logisticians 350 2.32 2.156 $46,240
Management Analysts 260 0.37 1.602 $62,070
Market Research Analysts And Marketing Specialists 220 0.39 1.359 $44,870
Meeting, Convention, And Event Planners 40 0.43 0.251 $36,300
Personal Financial Advisors 90 0.40 0.577 $52,700
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, And Farm Products 270 0.78 1.660 $51,160
Tax Examiners And Collectors, And Revenue Agents 380 4.96 2.338 $33,170
Tax Preparers 90 1.06 0.538 $27,300
Training And Development Specialists 320 1.12 1.982 $51,510
Wholesale And Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 0.34 0.279 $35,450
Community And Social Service 3,010 1.31 18.785 $36,570
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Child, Family, And School Social Workers 740 2.18 4.620 $36,250
Clergy 30 0.61 0.210 $48,230
Community And Social Service Specialists, All Other 50 0.42 0.293 $39,880
Community Health Workers 40 0.65 0.229 $33,450
Educational, Guidance, School, And Vocational Counselors 370 1.27 2.315 $57,700
Healthcare Social Workers 130 0.77 0.835 $46,990
Mental Health And Substance Abuse Social Workers 200 1.52 1.230 $31,530
Mental Health Counselors 170 1.19 1.055 $33,730
Rehabilitation Counselors 70 0.59 0.451 $34,860
Social And Human Service Assistants 460 1.08 2.839 $26,420
Social Workers, All Other 50 0.70 0.319 $41,460
Substance Abuse And Behavioral Disorder Counselors 410 4.08 2.572 $36,970
Computer And Mathematical 2,200 0.48 13.730 $53,080
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Computer Network Architects 190 1.15 1.192 $51,060
Computer Network Support Specialists 130 0.62 0.797 $49,380
Computer Occupations, All Other 80 0.33 0.520 $65,440
Computer Programmers 90 0.24 0.535 $56,080
Computer Systems Analysts 660 1.05 4.103 $56,030
Computer User Support Specialists 280 0.42 1.754 $37,680
Database Administrators 100 0.78 0.649 $53,080
Network And Computer Systems Administrators 240 0.56 1.517 $46,420
Software Developers, Applications 200 0.25 1.258 $66,340
Software Developers, Systems Software 110 0.24 0.691 $66,140
Web Developers 80 0.54 0.487 $37,590
Construction And Extraction 5,440 0.87 33.915 $36,910
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Brickmasons And Blockmasons 140 2.04 0.896 $55,130
Carpenters 380 0.52 2.381 $37,240
Cement Masons And Concrete Finishers 190 1.02 1.157 $26,390
Construction And Building Inspectors 130 1.26 0.823 $34,500
Construction Laborers 930 0.92 5.797 $28,270
Drywall And Ceiling Tile Installers N/A N/A N/A $33,200
Electricians 390 0.58 2.422 $42,160
First-Line Supervisors Of Construction Trades And Extraction Workers 480 0.81 2.968 $54,040
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, And Tile And Marble Setters 80 2.73 0.477 $32,930
Helpers--Electricians N/A N/A N/A $23,250
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters 40 0.59 0.224 $24,660
Highway Maintenance Workers 390 2.33 2.429 $39,980
Operating Engineers And Other Construction Equipment Operators 660 1.62 4.125 $38,230
Painters, Construction And Maintenance 130 0.52 0.793 $28,890
Paving, Surfacing, And Tamping Equipment Operators 220 3.36 1.364 $32,230
Pipelayers 120 2.44 0.742 $32,840
Plumbers, Pipefitters, And Steamfitters 270 0.62 1.703 $50,470
Structural Iron And Steel Workers N/A N/A N/A $34,280
Education, Training, And Library 12,020 1.20 74.895 $47,620
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Adult Basic And Secondary Education And Literacy Teachers And Instructors 80 1.07 0.525 $38,650
Art, Drama, And Music Teachers, Postsecondary 330 2.85 2.059 $77,270
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 90 1.44 0.563 $69,850
Business Teachers, Postsecondary 120 1.20 0.755 $99,010
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 50 0.54 0.326 $53,280
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 50 1.90 0.302 $64,540
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 50 1.45 0.316 $68,160
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 1.77 0.465 $70,400
Curators 40 2.89 0.239 $45,260
Economics Teachers, Postsecondary 40 2.76 0.280 $76,380
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 230 3.19 1.415 $72,080
Education, Training, And Library Workers, All Other 250 1.94 1.575 $34,680
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,100 1.30 13.065 $49,090
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 30 0.73 0.199 N/A
English Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 150 1.64 0.924 $57,340
Foreign Language And Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 1.92 0.439 $57,900
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 110 0.57 0.712 $84,400
History Teachers, Postsecondary 60 2.11 0.368 $68,210
Instructional Coordinators 430 2.69 2.663 $58,670
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 230 1.24 1.448 $48,020
Librarians 220 1.42 1.401 $55,020
Library Technicians 120 1.11 0.776 $31,170
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 1.16 0.464 $56,610
Middle School Teachers, Except Special And Career/Technical Education 1,020 1.37 6.371 $48,740
Nursing Instructors And Teachers, Postsecondary 220 3.21 1.350 $74,770
Philosophy And Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 40 1.51 0.260 $67,290
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 1.50 0.189 $70,330
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 60 0.26 0.366 $55,080
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 320 0.75 1.965 $33,120
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 70 1.58 0.444 $70,780
Recreation And Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 1.51 0.208 $68,800
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special And Career/Technical Education 1,370 1.20 8.543 $50,060
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 0.20 0.303 $35,770
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary 40 3.02 0.245 N/A
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten And Elementary School 360 1.50 2.231 $47,950
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 180 1.56 1.092 $49,810
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 240 1.47 1.476 $49,900
Teacher Assistants 1,960 1.39 12.245 $23,580
Teachers And Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers 210 0.66 1.318 $50,960
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 470 3.27 2.930 $50,660
Farming, Fishing, And Forestry 400 0.76 2.514 $24,220
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Farmworkers And Laborers, Crop, Nursery, And Greenhouse 40 0.12 0.232 $25,580
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, And Aquacultural Animals 200 5.29 1.235 $21,210
First-Line Supervisors Of Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Workers 60 2.55 0.350 $40,990
Food Preparation And Serving Related 15,030 1.03 93.689 $18,140
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Bartenders 180 0.27 1.149 $18,530
Chefs And Head Cooks 50 0.35 0.307 $45,060
Combined Food Preparation And Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6,220 1.67 38.796 $17,620
Cooks, Fast Food 550 0.90 3.448 $18,480
Cooks, Institution And Cafeteria 1,250 2.62 7.811 $21,810
Cooks, Restaurant 1,220 0.93 7.615 $18,110
Cooks, Short Order N/A N/A N/A $17,440
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, And Coffee Shop N/A N/A N/A $17,740
Dining Room And Cafeteria Attendants And Bartender Helpers 100 0.21 0.641 $18,280
Dishwashers 210 0.36 1.322 $18,160
First-Line Supervisors Of Food Preparation And Serving Workers 1,300 1.26 8.091 $25,720
Food Preparation And Serving Related Workers, All Other 80 1.57 0.529 $18,320
Food Preparation Workers 640 0.63 3.958 $18,340
Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 0.24 0.453 $18,730
Hosts And Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, And Coffee Shop 400 0.91 2.519 $17,550
Waiters And Waitresses 2,280 0.78 14.190 $17,730
Healthcare Practitioners And Technical 9,310 1.00 58.045 $48,180
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Cardiovascular Technologists And Technicians 80 1.27 0.479 $41,400
Chiropractors 60 1.76 0.388 $77,330
Dental Hygienists 180 0.78 1.137 $56,330
Dentists, General 70 0.56 0.409 $129,380
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 0.62 0.272 $52,420
Dietitians And Nutritionists 90 1.30 0.573 $43,880
Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics 480 1.72 2.992 $25,500
Family And General Practitioners 160 1.10 1.016 $174,770
Healthcare Practitioners And Technical Workers, All Other 110 2.31 0.699 $42,290
Health Technologists And Technicians, All Other 130 1.13 0.803 $30,200
Internists, General 30 0.56 0.201 $112,390
Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses 940 1.13 5.831 $35,510
Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technicians 120 0.60 0.717 $38,310
Medical And Clinical Laboratory Technologists 140 0.74 0.886 $50,040
Medical Records And Health Information Technicians 600 2.75 3.754 $32,800
Nurse Practitioners 160 1.10 0.997 $86,090
Occupational Health And Safety Specialists 170 2.18 1.049 $50,010
Occupational Therapists 140 1.09 0.893 $71,730
Opticians, Dispensing 60 0.72 0.388 $30,520
Optometrists N/A N/A N/A $98,000
Pharmacists 350 1.01 2.170 $120,120
Pharmacy Technicians 690 1.57 4.293 $25,710
Physical Therapists 170 0.73 1.088 $81,240
Physician Assistants 110 0.97 0.657 $86,020
Physicians And Surgeons, All Other 110 0.31 0.710 $174,470
Psychiatrists 30 1.13 0.211 $187,201
Radiologic Technologists 260 1.13 1.617 $46,580
Registered Nurses 2,800 0.88 17.421 $54,630
Respiratory Therapists 280 1.99 1.761 $43,680
Speech-Language Pathologists 160 1.04 0.977 $53,980
Surgeons N/A N/A N/A $181,530
Surgical Technologists 70 0.59 0.429 $33,150
Veterinarians 50 0.61 0.281 $77,340
Veterinary Technologists And Technicians 110 0.98 0.676 $24,130
Healthcare Support 3,980 0.85 24.836 $22,860
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Dental Assistants 320 0.87 2.013 $27,950
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 40 0.35 0.258 $27,020
Home Health Aides 250 0.26 1.560 $21,550
Massage Therapists N/A N/A N/A $35,130
Medical Assistants 740 1.06 4.599 $27,700
Medical Equipment Preparers 30 0.52 0.195 $24,760
Medical Transcriptionists 60 0.84 0.380 $30,790
Nursing Assistants 2,040 1.20 12.698 $20,690
Orderlies 40 0.60 0.233 $23,280
Phlebotomists 120 0.91 0.752 $24,260
Physical Therapist Aides N/A N/A N/A $23,520
Physical Therapist Assistants 90 0.96 0.545 $49,620
Veterinary Assistants And Laboratory Animal Caretakers 140 1.60 0.844 $19,210
Installation, Maintenance, And Repair 6,500 1.04 40.492 $37,350
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Aircraft Mechanics And Service Technicians 40 0.27 0.234 $54,880
Automotive Body And Related Repairers 110 0.71 0.716 $28,650
Automotive Service Technicians And Mechanics 890 1.18 5.530 $26,680
Bus And Truck Mechanics And Diesel Engine Specialists 150 0.51 0.921 $33,350
Computer, Automated Teller, And Office Machine Repairers 70 0.50 0.414 $25,000
Control And Valve Installers And Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 1.10 0.337 $41,590
Electrical And Electronics Repairers, Commercial And Industrial Equipment 60 0.78 0.378 $55,300
Electrical Power-Line Installers And Repairers 240 1.74 1.475 $64,610
Farm Equipment Mechanics And Service Technicians 60 1.48 0.386 $27,900
First-Line Supervisors Of Mechanics, Installers, And Repairers 620 1.19 3.839 $49,150
Heating, Air Conditioning, And Refrigeration Mechanics And Installers 310 1.00 1.938 $42,560
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers 160 1.05 0.990 $20,540
Home Appliance Repairers N/A N/A N/A $28,340
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 720 1.94 4.497 $45,900
Installation, Maintenance, And Repair Workers, All Other 180 1.10 1.125 $42,350
Maintenance And Repair Workers, General 1,650 1.08 10.260 $35,120
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 170 1.57 1.053 $42,030
Medical Equipment Repairers 70 1.35 0.415 N/A
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 110 0.81 0.714 $37,490
Motorcycle Mechanics N/A N/A N/A $22,090
Telecommunications Equipment Installers And Repairers, Except Line Installers 160 0.61 0.967 $37,580
Telecommunications Line Installers And Repairers 130 0.96 0.811 $44,700
Tire Repairers And Changers N/A N/A N/A $21,040
Legal 1,140 0.91 7.085 $53,080
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Lawyers 540 0.75 3.369 $64,670
Paralegals And Legal Assistants 270 0.83 1.679 $44,900
Life, Physical, And Social Science 1,900 1.40 11.844 $50,130
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Chemical Technicians N/A N/A N/A $57,390
Chemists N/A N/A N/A $48,450
Clinical, Counseling, And School Psychologists 130 1.07 0.832 $53,700
Conservation Scientists N/A N/A N/A $30,280
Environmental Science And Protection Technicians, Including Health 160 4.06 1.014 $40,770
Environmental Scientists And Specialists, Including Health 190 1.76 1.157 $48,470
Epidemiologists 50 7.22 0.290 $58,130
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists And Geographers 60 1.48 0.371 $52,730
Life, Physical, And Social Science Technicians, All Other 50 0.67 0.335 $54,580
Urban And Regional Planners 50 1.12 0.296 $53,950
Zoologists And Wildlife Biologists 70 3.08 0.432 $48,940
Management 7,940 0.99 49.466 $70,780
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Administrative Services Managers 130 0.41 0.808 $61,240
Architectural And Engineering Managers 190 0.91 1.214 $93,220
Chief Executives 500 1.71 3.112 $109,600
Computer And Information Systems Managers 190 0.47 1.154 $72,500
Construction Managers 340 1.26 2.120 $64,230
Education Administrators, All Other 50 1.22 0.289 $74,760
Education Administrators, Elementary And Secondary School 430 1.56 2.683 $77,170
Education Administrators, Postsecondary 360 2.34 2.269 $71,300
Education Administrators, Preschool And Childcare Center/Program 40 0.69 0.241 $30,110
Financial Managers 550 0.89 3.427 $67,410
Food Service Managers 260 1.12 1.644 $46,590
General And Operations Managers 2,450 1.01 15.266 $67,800
Human Resources Managers 170 1.24 1.072 $73,270
Industrial Production Managers 350 1.75 2.170 $77,590
Lodging Managers 30 0.92 0.215 $53,070
Managers, All Other 350 0.81 2.171 $67,450
Marketing Managers 50 0.21 0.285 $78,160
Medical And Health Services Managers 500 1.37 3.144 $75,960
Natural Sciences Managers 40 0.65 0.258 $66,390
Postmasters And Mail Superintendents 50 2.11 0.280 $64,890
Property, Real Estate, And Community Association Managers 60 0.29 0.368 $36,830
Public Relations And Fundraising Managers 70 1.03 0.434 $70,240
Purchasing Managers 80 0.95 0.497 $82,600
Sales Managers 210 0.48 1.285 $83,700
Social And Community Service Managers 320 2.28 1.968 $51,960
Training And Development Managers 40 1.00 0.221 $53,610
Transportation, Storage, And Distribution Managers 50 0.40 0.317 $78,850
Office And Administrative Support 23,810 0.93 148.411 $28,700
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Bill And Account Collectors 90 0.22 0.573 $29,470
Billing And Posting Clerks 690 1.19 4.310 $27,430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, And Auditing Clerks 1,840 0.98 11.477 $30,960
Computer Operators 40 0.62 0.264 $30,310
Couriers And Messengers 60 0.76 0.402 $20,580
Court, Municipal, And License Clerks 400 2.65 2.521 $27,210
Customer Service Representatives 1,490 0.50 9.267 $28,670
Data Entry Keyers 170 0.69 1.051 $25,030
Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, And Ambulance 340 1.52 2.139 $22,690
Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 120 0.81 0.734 $40,850
Executive Secretaries And Executive Administrative Assistants 1,140 1.35 7.124 $37,940
File Clerks 90 0.52 0.565 $22,920
First-Line Supervisors Of Office And Administrative Support Workers 2,200 1.32 13.722 $38,870
Hotel, Motel, And Resort Desk Clerks 310 1.08 1.927 $18,310
Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll And Timekeeping 130 0.80 0.796 $36,450
Information And Record Clerks, All Other 130 0.62 0.809 $33,920
Insurance Claims And Policy Processing Clerks N/A N/A N/A $27,070
Interviewers, Except Eligibility And Loan 220 0.98 1.386 $24,280
Legal Secretaries 280 1.11 1.746 $28,160
Library Assistants, Clerical 90 0.79 0.588 $19,250
Loan Interviewers And Clerks 290 1.16 1.826 $28,600
Mail Clerks And Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 0.44 0.325 $27,560
Medical Secretaries 470 0.77 2.926 $26,650
Meter Readers, Utilities 120 2.74 0.733 $23,010
Office And Administrative Support Workers, All Other 90 0.33 0.578 $29,170
Office Clerks, General 2,280 0.67 14.235 $25,120
Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 90 1.19 0.585 $26,300
Order Clerks 280 1.23 1.735 $26,280
Payroll And Timekeeping Clerks 150 0.75 0.924 $38,420
Police, Fire, And Ambulance Dispatchers 150 1.30 0.926 $28,750
Postal Service Clerks 120 1.44 0.767 $55,580
Postal Service Mail Carriers 500 1.37 3.123 $52,990
Procurement Clerks 70 0.90 0.465 $43,080
Production, Planning, And Expediting Clerks 410 1.17 2.576 $44,540
Receptionists And Information Clerks 1,360 1.17 8.494 $22,990
Secretaries And Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, And Executive 3,320 1.27 20.715 $28,130
Shipping, Receiving, And Traffic Clerks 590 0.75 3.678 $31,690
Stock Clerks And Order Fillers 2,550 1.14 15.901 $22,220
Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 90 0.72 0.581 $25,820
Tellers 680 1.11 4.226 $24,330
Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, And Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 0.87 0.448 $29,770
Personal Care And Service 3,970 0.81 24.773 $19,470
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Amusement And Recreation Attendants 270 0.84 1.711 $18,010
Childcare Workers 1,040 1.50 6.480 $19,490
First-Line Supervisors Of Personal Service Workers 190 0.98 1.179 $27,860
Fitness Trainers And Aerobics Instructors 110 0.40 0.708 $36,480
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, And Cosmetologists 270 0.66 1.682 $20,610
Morticians, Undertakers, And Funeral Directors N/A N/A N/A $42,850
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 170 0.88 1.049 $18,670
Personal Care Aides 850 0.57 5.298 $18,350
Personal Care And Service Workers, All Other 80 1.16 0.507 $19,290
Recreation Workers 190 0.49 1.164 $19,660
Residential Advisors 480 4.24 3.005 $20,900
Production 19,190 1.81 119.617 $31,050
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Assemblers And Fabricators, All Other 630 2.21 3.909 $23,600
Bakers 80 0.39 0.502 $22,110
Butchers And Meat Cutters 140 0.86 0.873 $23,130
Cabinetmakers And Bench Carpenters 40 0.36 0.234 N/A
Coating, Painting, And Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders N/A N/A N/A $25,230
Coil Winders, Tapers, And Finishers 110 6.21 0.686 $43,850
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal And Plastic 100 0.59 0.642 $35,460
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal And Plastic 40 1.23 0.226 $31,330
Cutting And Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders N/A N/A N/A $29,340
Cutting, Punching, And Press Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic 670 2.98 4.195 $29,090
Extruding And Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic 230 2.66 1.429 $41,810
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, And Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders 220 2.72 1.357 $41,160
First-Line Supervisors Of Production And Operating Workers 970 1.38 6.076 $47,570
Food Batchmakers 210 1.44 1.288 $31,270
Food Processing Workers, All Other 50 0.90 0.292 $24,400
Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, And Kettle Operators And Tenders 40 1.63 0.249 $27,660
Gas Plant Operators 60 3.29 0.398 $66,720
Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, And Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic 40 0.47 0.242 $32,990
Helpers--Production Workers 830 1.67 5.184 $26,080
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, And Weighers 990 1.71 6.198 $32,410
Laundry And Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 0.44 0.656 $18,250
Machinists 850 1.83 5.316 $36,740
Mixing And Blending Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders 220 1.50 1.364 $29,500
Molders, Shapers, And Casters, Except Metal And Plastic N/A N/A N/A $23,060
Molding, Coremaking, And Casting Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic 210 1.40 1.328 $27,390
Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic 90 0.74 0.537 $36,510
Packaging And Filling Machine Operators And Tenders 840 1.86 5.243 $30,080
Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 0.58 0.214 $46,780
Plating And Coating Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic 60 1.37 0.365 $28,320
Pressers, Textile, Garment, And Related Materials N/A N/A N/A $18,430
Printing Press Operators 230 1.14 1.412 $34,630
Production Workers, All Other 710 2.73 4.401 $28,710
Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Metal And Plastic 40 1.01 0.249 N/A
Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Wood 170 3.05 1.047 $26,780
Sewing Machine Operators 510 3.00 3.153 $21,430
Structural Metal Fabricators And Fitters 40 0.41 0.234 $30,670
Team Assemblers 3,730 2.79 23.221 $30,830
Tool And Die Makers 220 2.47 1.387 $45,160
Water And Wastewater Treatment Plant And System Operators 370 2.77 2.287 $34,170
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, And Brazers 890 2.02 5.533 $34,650
Welding, Soldering, And Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders N/A N/A N/A $25,150
Woodworkers, All Other 70 9.07 0.466 $29,900
Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, And Tenders, Except Sawing N/A N/A N/A $18,580
Protective Service 2,820 0.72 17.552 $33,460
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Animal Control Workers 50 3.10 0.309 $23,780
Bailiffs N/A N/A N/A $22,730
Correctional Officers And Jailers 450 0.86 2.778 $25,030
Detectives And Criminal Investigators 100 0.78 0.627 $39,420
Firefighters 350 0.96 2.196 $31,210
First-Line Supervisors Of Correctional Officers 50 0.87 0.292 $33,400
First-Line Supervisors Of Fire Fighting And Prevention Workers 110 1.49 0.662 $36,250
First-Line Supervisors Of Police And Detectives 200 1.66 1.247 $52,570
First-Line Supervisors Of Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 0.64 0.320 $41,290
Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, And Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 0.42 0.424 $17,450
Police And Sheriff's Patrol Officers 880 1.16 5.500 $37,370
Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 0.46 0.383 $23,480
Security Guards 330 0.26 2.042 $31,640
Sales And Related 13,500 0.80 84.167 $19,750
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Advertising Sales Agents 80 0.43 0.488 $23,170
Cashiers 5,080 1.26 31.640 $17,990
Counter And Rental Clerks 400 0.77 2.507 $19,180
First-Line Supervisors Of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 0.47 0.871 $45,510
First-Line Supervisors Of Retail Sales Workers 1,480 1.04 9.231 $29,720
Insurance Sales Agents 230 0.52 1.453 $29,160
Parts Salespersons 260 0.93 1.596 $22,080
Real Estate Sales Agents 50 0.29 0.333 $37,980
Retail Salespersons 3,800 0.70 23.665 $19,770
Sales And Related Workers, All Other 230 2.14 1.404 $22,270
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 420 0.43 2.601 $37,100
Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Except Technical And Scientific Products 970 0.59 6.064 $53,210
Sales Representatives, Wholesale And Manufacturing, Technical And Scientific Products 160 0.39 0.967 $63,880
Securities, Commodities, And Financial Services Sales Agents N/A N/A N/A $35,630
Transportation And Material Moving 13,060 1.19 81.368 $26,130
Major Tot Emp Loc Quo Jobs/1K A. Med
Automotive And Watercraft Service Attendants N/A N/A N/A $21,050
Bus Drivers, School Or Special Client 1,350 2.27 8.402 $31,220
Cleaners Of Vehicles And Equipment 330 0.87 2.082 $19,360
Commercial Pilots 40 0.94 0.267 $70,530
Crane And Tower Operators 40 0.67 0.219 $33,980
Driver/Sales Workers 300 0.61 1.839 $19,360
First-Line Supervisors Of Helpers, Laborers, And Material Movers, Hand 430 2.11 2.681 $34,790
First-Line Supervisors Of Transportation And Material-Moving Machine And Vehicle Operators 310 1.31 1.910 $38,640
Heavy And Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1,680 0.87 10.473 $34,800
Industrial Truck And Tractor Operators 1,710 2.76 10.670 $32,260
Laborers And Freight, Stock, And Material Movers, Hand 2,360 0.83 14.679 $23,430
Light Truck Or Delivery Services Drivers 930 0.98 5.777 $21,580
Machine Feeders And Offbearers 100 0.79 0.611 $23,760
Material Moving Workers, All Other 90 3.26 0.552 $49,610
Packers And Packagers, Hand N/A N/A N/A $19,190
Refuse And Recyclable Material Collectors 200 1.47 1.253 $23,680
* Minimum wage for workers covered by the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The Federal wage prevails if it is higher than the state standard.
Data Name Value
Right to Work State?
Kentucky No
Minimum Wage
Kentucky $7.25