Vermont Occupational Statistics

  • Total Employees in the State: 305,200
  • 1 Year Change in Employment: -16,580 (-5.2%)
  • Average Annual Pay in the State: $50,123
  • 1 Year Change in Annual Pay: $3,813 (8.2%)

Occupation Categories

There are 305,200 employed workers in Vermont. The occupation with the greatest number of workers is Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which employs 40,650 people. This represents 13.3% of all workers in the state. The next 2 occupations that have the most workers are Sales and Related Occupations and Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations, which employ 28,250 and 26,560 respectively.

Occupation Category# Employees% of State
Office and Administrative Support Occupations40,65013.3%
Sales and Related Occupations28,2509.3%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations26,5608.7%
Education Training and Library Occupations25,9408.5%
Production Occupations19,6306.4%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations19,1806.3%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations16,8305.5%
Management Occupations16,1705.3%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations15,1905.0%
Personal Care and Service Occupations13,6304.5%
Construction and Extraction Occupations13,4204.4%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations11,9203.9%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations10,5303.5%
Community and Social Service Occupations9,9403.3%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations7,2802.4%
Healthcare Support Occupations6,5802.2%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations6,0802.0%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations5,9702.0%
Protective Service Occupations5,4001.8%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations2,6500.9%
Legal Occupations1,9900.7%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations1,4100.5%

Occupation Changes Since Last Year

The occupation with the largest increase in the number of workers is Management Occupations, which currently employs 16,170 people. In the last year, the number of workers has increased from 13,870 an increase of 2,300 or 16.6%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest change in workers are Personal Care and Service Occupations and Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations, which increased 640 and 610 respectively.

The occupation with the largest decrease in the number of workers is Education Training and Library Occupations, which currently employs 25,940 people. In the last year, the number of workers has decreased from 26,850 or 3.4%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest decreases in workers are Business and Financial Operations Occupations and Sales and Related Occupations, which decreased 800 and 720 respectively.


Occupation Changes Since 2009

The occupation with the largest increase in the number of workers, since the recession ended in 2009, is Business and Financial Operations Occupations, which currently employs 15,190 people. Since 2009, the number of workers has increased from 11,510 an increase of 3,680 or 32.0%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest change in workers are Management Occupations and Community and Social Service Occupations, which increased 3,610 and 2,880 respectively.

The occupation with the largest decrease in the number of workers is Office and Administrative Support Occupations, which currently employs 40,650 people. Since 2009, the number of workers has decreased from 45,560 or 10.8%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest decreases in workers are Production Occupations and Life Physical and Social Science Occupations, which decreased 1,900 and 1,050 respectively.

Occupation Category# Employees% Change
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations1,41051.6%
Community and Social Service Occupations9,94040.8%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations15,19032.0%
Management Occupations16,17028.7%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations7,28021.5%
Protective Service Occupations5,40015.9%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations5,97015.7%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations19,18014.3%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations26,5608.4%
Personal Care and Service Occupations13,6308.3%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations6,0803.6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations16,8303.3%
Education Training and Library Occupations25,9400.8%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations10,5300.8%
Sales and Related Occupations28,2500.2%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations11,920-1.4%
Legal Occupations1,990-3.9%
Construction and Extraction Occupations13,420-4.0%
Healthcare Support Occupations6,580-4.8%
Production Occupations19,630-8.8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations40,650-10.8%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations2,650-28.4%


Detailed Occupations

The detailed occupation with the greatest number of workers is Cashiers, which employs 9,340 people. This represents 3.1% of all workers in the state. The next 2 occupations that have the most workers are Retail Salespersons and Personal Care Aides, which employ 8,310 and 6,730 respectively.

The Top 10 Occupations in Vermont are:
Occupation Category# Employees% of State
Cashiers9,3403.1%
Retail Salespersons8,3102.7%
Personal Care Aides6,7302.2%
Registered Nurses6,4602.1%
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food6,0402.0%
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants Except Legal Medical and Executive5,6701.9%
Waiters and Waitresses5,5901.8%
Bookkeeping Accounting and Auditing Clerks5,0601.7%
Teacher Assistants4,8201.6%
Janitors and Cleaners Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4,8201.6%

Detailed Occupations Since 2009

The detailed occupation with the largest increase in the number of workers is Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers Including Fast Food, which currently employs 6,040 people. Since 2009, the number of workers has increased from 3,770 an increase of 2,270 or 60.2%. The next 2 detailed occupations that have the next largest change in workers are Industrial Engineering Technicians and Medical Secretaries, which increased 1,310 and 1,120 respectively.

The detailed occupation with the largest decrease in the number of workers is Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants, which currently employs 1,640 people. In the last year, the number of workers has decreased from 4,520 or 63.7%. The next 2 occupations that have the next largest decreases in workers are Office Clerks General and Postsecondary Teachers All Other, which decreased 1,100 and 1,090 respectively.


The Top 10 Detailed Occupations With The Largest Increase Since 2009 are:
Occupation Category# Employees% Change
Industrial Engineering Technicians1,4001,455.6%
Food and Tobacco Roasting Baking and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders510750.0%
Community and Social Service Specialists All Other800321.1%
Carpet Installers110266.7%
Human Resources Specialists1,170234.3%
Plating and Coating Machine Setters Operators and Tenders Metal and Plastic130225.0%
Health Technologists and Technicians All Other220214.3%
Statisticians90200.0%
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators Metal and Plastic1,100182.1%
Paper Goods Machine Setters Operators and Tenders420180.0%


The 10 Occupations With The Largest Decrease Since 2009 are:
Occupation Category# Employees% Change
Postsecondary Teachers All Other230-82.6%
Cutters and Trimmers Hand50-77.3%
Electrical and Electronics Repairers Powerhouse Substation and Relay30-76.9%
Healthcare Support Workers All Other90-75.7%
Internists General60-75.0%
Computer Operators60-73.9%
Real Estate Sales Agents40-73.3%
Brokerage Clerks60-72.7%
Medical Transcriptionists90-71.0%
Mechanical Engineering Technicians40-69.2%

Occupation Pay

The occupation with the highest annual pay is Management Occupations, which pays an average of $97,990 per year. This represents 95.5% above the state average pay. The next 2 occupations that have the highest average pay are Legal Occupations and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, which pay $84,450 and $82,970 per year, respectively.

Occupation CategoryAvg Payvs State Avg
Management Occupations$97,990195.5%
Legal Occupations$84,450168.5%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$82,970165.5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,580158.8%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,920151.5%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,270136.2%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations$67,200134.1%
Education Training and Library Occupations$55,400110.5%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations$47,67095.1%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations$47,36094.5%
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,13092.0%
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,14090.1%
Protective Service Occupations$45,02089.8%
Production Occupations$40,70081.2%
Sales and Related Occupations$40,30080.4%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,99079.8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,38076.6%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations$35,18070.2%
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,66069.1%
Personal Care and Service Occupations$32,52064.9%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,39064.6%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$31,33062.5%

Occupation Pay Changes Since 2009

The occupation with the largest increase in the average annual pay, since the recession ended in 2009, is Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations, which currently pays an average of $82,970 per year. Since 2009, pay has increased from $69,500 an increase of $13,470 or 19.4%. The next 2 occupations that pay the most to their workers are Education Training and Library Occupations and Computer and Mathematical Occupations, which increased $11,140 and $10,810 respectively.

Occupation CategoryAnnual $% Change
Personal Care and Service Occupations$32,52036.0%
Farming Fishing and Forestry Occupations$35,18028.9%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$31,33027.2%
Education Training and Library Occupations$55,40025.2%
Sales and Related Occupations$40,30024.2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$39,99022.4%
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$32,39022.3%
Production Occupations$40,70022.1%
Healthcare Support Occupations$34,66021.8%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$38,38019.4%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$82,97019.4%
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,13019.0%
Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations$47,67017.9%
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,92016.6%
Protective Service Occupations$45,02016.2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$68,27015.6%
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,14014.2%
Legal Occupations$84,45013.4%
Life Physical and Social Science Occupations$67,20011.8%
Management Occupations$97,99010.3%
Arts Design Entertainment Sports and Media Occupations$47,3609.5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,5808.8%


Detailed Occupation Annual Compensation

The detailed occupation that pays their workers the most is Surgeons, which pays $272,550 per year. This represents 543.8% above the state average of $50,123. The next 2 occupations that pay their workers the most are Anesthesiologists and Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which pay $257,240 and $230,380 respectively.

Highest Paid Occupations

The Top 10 Paying Occupations in Vermont are:
Occupation CategoryAnn'l Pay% of State
Surgeons$272,550543.8%
Anesthesiologists$257,240513.2%
Obstetricians and Gynecologists$230,380459.6%
Internists General$221,310441.5%
Family and General Practitioners$219,620438.2%
Psychiatrists$186,400371.9%
Physicians and Surgeons All Other$176,520352.2%
Optometrists$170,550340.3%
Pediatricians General$163,930327.1%
Sales Managers$140,260279.8%

Lowest Paid Occupations

The 10 Lowest Paying Occupations in Vermont are:
Occupation CategoryAnn'l Pay% of State
Logging Workers All Other$23,86047.6%
Locker Room Coatroom and Dressing Room Attendants$24,16048.2%
Pharmacy Aides$24,32048.5%
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers$24,79049.5%
Baggage Porters and Bellhops$24,97049.8%
Cashiers$25,33050.5%
Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants$25,40050.7%
Dishwashers$25,41050.7%
Counter Attendants Cafeteria Food Concession and Coffee Shop$25,49050.9%
Cooks Fast Food$25,66051.2%



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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.