Skilled & Educated Labor that Companies Can Afford

Each fall, the Greater Columbus EDC surveys local manufacturers to explore the wages and benefits offered to their employees per occupation type. We compile the data and share the aggregated findings with all participating HR managers. If you are a prospective company or an existing employer who did not participate in the most recent survey, please contact our office for details on how you may receive a copy.

In addition to our local Wage & Benefit survey which offers the latest available data, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides detailed Employment & Wage Estimates for all occupations employed within the Columbus, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors within Bartholomew County, and covers employment for more than 49,000 positions. This data is available here, and offers the following occupation-level details for May of the prior year:

  • Occupation Code
  • Occupation Title
  • Employment (How many local jobs?)
  • Location Quotient (1.0 = U.S. average, Higher than 1.0 = Local Employment Strength)
  • Median Wages

You can also find detailed hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages for each of the occupations, available in a downloadable XLS file.

Don’t have time to sort through the data?  We will be happy to compile a customized report for any local or prospective employer.  Please contact our office for a customized report.