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Careers with Largest Employment
These are the occupations that employed the most people in 2016 (for states) or 2019 (nationally). You can view this list for any state by changing the location shown to the left.
We found 740 occupations in Idaho.
Rank Occupation
2016
 Employment
Earnings Typical Education
1
Retail salespersons
24,450
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
2
Customer service representatives
22,700
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
3
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food
19,210
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
4
Cashiers
16,540
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
5
Office clerks, general
15,630
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
6
Registered nurses
13,180
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
7
Cooks, fast food
12,900
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
8
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers
12,280
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
9
Personal care aides
12,230
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
10
General and operations managers
11,670
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
11
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners
9,920
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
12
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand
8,680
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
13
Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive
8,350
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
14
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
8,220
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearSome college, no degree
15
Stock clerks and order fillers
7,790
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
16
Nursing assistants
7,420
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
17
Elementary school teachers, except special education
7,410
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
18
First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers
7,080
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
19
Teacher assistants
6,940
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearSome college, no degree
20
Construction laborers
6,480
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
21
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products
6,350
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
22
Maintenance and repair workers, general
6,240
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
23
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers
6,000
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
24
Receptionists and information clerks
5,120
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
25
Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education
5,060
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
26
Carpenters
4,980
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
27
First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers
4,460
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
28
Food preparation workers
4,410
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
29
Accountants and auditors
4,190
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearBachelor's degree
30
Waiters and waitresses
3,950
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
31
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders
3,900
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
32
Maids and housekeeping cleaners
3,890
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
33
Electricians
3,880
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
34
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers
3,810
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
35
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks
3,750
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
36
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers
3,560
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
37
Driver/sales workers
3,530
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
38
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop
3,330
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
39
Automotive service technicians and mechanics
3,320
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
40
Medical assistants
3,270
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearPostsecondary non-degree award
41
Industrial truck and tractor operators
3,200
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearNo formal educational credential
42
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse
3,170
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
43
Cooks, institution and cafeteria
3,110
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
44
First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers
3,030
Median wage is greater than $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
45
Computer user support specialists
2,990
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearSome college, no degree
46
Food batchmakers
2,990
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
47
Bartenders
2,880
Median wage is less than $28,750 per yearNo formal educational credential
48
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers
2,880
Median wage is between $39,100 to $61,200 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
49
Security guards
2,870
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent
50
Social and human service assistants
2,850
Median wage is between $28,750 to $39,100 per yearHigh school diploma or equivalent