Labor Force Costs

Workforce Advantages

We know that people are the engine of your business, and that the cost and supply of talented labor is often one of the most important considerations in a business expansion decision. With a labor pool of over 1.1 million qualified workers in the Cincinnati region, Clermont County has access to the people you need.

Based on its population size, Clermont County is adding jobs faster in most occupational groups and has lower salary costs than the national average. The table below illustrates current data on our fastest growing occupations with current average hourly earnings.

Description 2014 Jobs 2019 Jobs 2014 – 2019 Change 2014 – 2019 % Change 2014 Avg. Hourly Earnings
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8,731 9,590 859 10% $15.15
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3,644 4,337 693 19% $14.92
Sales and Related Occupations 7,011 7,617 606 9% $16.48
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6,347 6,934 587 9% $9.57
Production Occupations 4,162 4,630 468 11% $16.54
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2,615 2,877 262 10% $28.53
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2,325 2,575 250 11% $29.09
Management Occupations 2,586 2,831 245 9% $44.72
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1,545 1,775 230 15% $33.94
Construction and Extraction Occupations 2,223 2,414 191 9% $18.74
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2,228 2,400 172 8% $18.43
Healthcare Support Occupations 1,536 1,682 146 10% $11.85
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3,451 3,575 124 4% $24.19
Personal Care and Service Occupations 1,281 1,384 103 8% $10.78
Community and Social Service Occupations 597 685 88 15% $18.10
Protective Service Occupations 1,107 1,150 43 4% $19.36
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 534 567 33 6% $19.16
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 231 254 23 10% $26.71
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 734 753 19 3% $31.95
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 57 73 16 28% $12.60
Legal Occupations 224 237 13 6% $38.36
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,524 1,529 5 0% $11.36
Unclassified Occupation 0 0 0 0% $0.00
Military occupations 0 0 0 0% $0.00
TOTAL 54,693 59,867 5,174 9% $19.60
Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. 2015.2 – QCEW Employees
Note on data: EMSI occupation employment data are based on final EMSI industry data and final EMSI staffing patterns. Wage estimates are based on Occupational Employment Statistics (QCEW and Non-QCEW Employees classes of worker) and the American Community Survey (Self-Employed and Extended Proprietors). Occupational wage estimates also affected by county-level EMSI earnings by industry. This report uses state data from the following agencies: Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Labor Market Information Division

For more information on the top 10 fastest growth occupations, with average wages of $10/hour or greater, click on the appropriate link below to view a detailed occupational overview report.

Opportunities to increase the size and strength of your workforce increase significantly when more than 194,000 bright minds graduate each year from 300+ colleges and universities within a 200-mile radius of our region. For more information on educational and training resources available to your business, click here.