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Here’s what jobs pay in the Dayton region (and how they compare nationally)


Nearly 377,000 people are employed in the Dayton metro area doing all sorts of jobs, ranging from cooking up hamburgers to performing life-saving surgery.

Most commonly, what people earn in the Dayton area is less than the national average.

On average, Dayton workers in all occupations earn $23.86 per hour, which is 5 percent less than their national counterparts.

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Here is a list of the average pay of a variety of occupation categories in the Dayton metro area. The area includes Montgomery, Greene and Miami counties. The data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupation groupAverage hourly wage,
Dayton area
% of total employment,
Dayton area
Average hourly wage,
nationwide
Total, all occupations$22.73100.0%$23.86
Management$51.284.1%$56.74
Business and financial operations$34.365.6%$36.09
Computer and mathematical$38.083.2%$42.25
Architecture and engineering$41.392.7%$40.53
Life, physical, and social science$38.570.7%$35.06
Community and social service$21.961.4%$22.69
Legal$38.420.5%$50.95
Education, training, and library$29.816.3%$26.21
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media$23.131.2%$28.07
Healthcare practitioners and technical$36.597.8%$38.06
Healthcare support$13.934.1%$14.65
Protective service$20.552%$22.03
Food preparation and serving related$10.739.9%$11.47
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance$13.143%$13.47
Personal care and service$11.862.4%$12.74
Sales and related$17.579.7%$19.50
Office and administrative support$16.7914.6%$17.91
Farming, fishing, and forestry$14.630.1%$13.37
Construction and extraction$22.392.3%$23.51
Installation, maintenance, and repair$20.423.6%$22.45
Production$17.588.1%$17.88
Transportation and material moving$15.196.7%$17.34


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