These Are The 5 Best Industries For Jobs In Delaware For 2018

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 7 months ago
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When we normally think of Delaware things like great hikes and trails, all time best things to do, and good food and home cooking.

But there’s also a strong economy and job market that has been improving in recent years.

Here at Zippia, we like to take a closer look at local economies to understand what jobs and industries are doing better than others. We think this helps job seekers and people thinking of moving to the area for a job know what to expect.

So we set our sights on uncovering the best industries within Delaware.

Read on to see how we determined which industries rise above the competition to become the best of the best.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Delaware job scene here:

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How we determined the best industries in the First State for jobs

We believe that the data never lies or that it at least lies a lot less than any one person’s opinion. So we went on a mission to collect as much data as we could about the Delaware job market.

At the end of the day, we were able to find the following, relevant criteria for determining the best industries:

  • Average Salary
  • Job Availability
  • Average Stress Level Of Jobs In The Industry

The sources of data include the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor.

Stress level is an index created by self reported statistics from people in the industry. We ranked each industry on these from 1 to 20 where 1 was the best.

Finally, we averaged all the rankings together to create a ‘Best Industry’ index. We crowned the industry with the lowest score, Computer And Mathematical, as the best industry in Delaware.

For a detail table of the data, check out the bottom of the post. But now, carry on to learn more about why the various industries are so great for jobs.

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Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Delaware

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Computer And Mathematical $92,730 16,200
2 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $83,570 30,160
3 Business And Financial Operations $76,220 28,420
4 Life, Physical, And Social Science $81,690 5,210
5 Office And Administrative Support $37,820 74,140
6 Architecture And Engineering $84,450 5,330
7 Education, Training, And Library $53,740 25,080
8 Community And Social Service $45,390 6,710
9 Sales $38,020 48,140
10 Personal Care And Service $27,010 14,600
11 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $50,190 16,870
12 Production And Manufactoring $36,910 18,600
13 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $48,170 3,800
14 Transportation $32,750 30,090
15 Construction And Extraction $48,760 14,400
16 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $28,190 15,280
17 Food Preparation And Serving Related $23,900 41,390
18 Protective Service $41,400 10,100
19 Healthcare Support $31,610 12,590
20 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $34,000 840

Summing up the best industries in Delaware

There you have it; Computer And Mathematical is the best industry to be in if you live around Delaware.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Industry ranks as the worst in Delaware mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.