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

by Chris Kolmar
Rankings - 3 years ago

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When we normally think of Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

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 Wisconsin job scene here:

How we determined the best industries in the Badger 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 Wisconsin 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 22 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, Architecture And Engineering, as the best industry in Wisconsin.

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.

Detailed List Of The Best Industries In Wisconsin

Rank Industry Average Salary # Of People
1 Architecture And Engineering $69,580 51,350
2 Healthcare Practitioners And Technical $77,480 162,560
3 Education, Training, And Library $50,530 164,820
4 Management $104,180 130,390
5 Production And Manufactoring $37,540 322,120
6 Business And Financial Operations $63,500 133,960
7 Computer And Mathematical $72,200 74,950
8 Office And Administrative Support $35,690 409,650
9 Community And Social Service $42,780 40,180
10 Legal $83,010 13,930
11 Transportation $34,960 207,360
12 Personal Care And Service $24,470 113,760
13 Installation, Maintenance, And Repair $45,400 107,520
14 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, And Media $44,740 34,120
15 Life, Physical, And Social Science $61,270 20,120
16 Sales $39,530 267,760
17 Construction And Extraction $51,600 97,890
18 Food Preparation And Serving Related $21,480 243,460
19 Protective Service $42,150 53,940
20 Building And Grounds Cleaning And Maintenance $26,670 80,870
21 Farming, Fishing, And Forestry $33,020 4,840
22 Healthcare Support $31,420 69,450

Summing up the best industries in Wisconsin

There you have it; Architecture And Engineering is the best industry to be in if you live around Wisconsin.

On the other end of the spectrum, the Healthcare Support Industry ranks as the worst in Wisconsin mostly due to bad pay and scarcity of jobs.

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