Most common jobs in Atlantic City

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July 11, 2021
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Most common jobs in Atlantic City

The 10 largest occupations in America employ 30.5 million workers, representing 21% of all workers. Keeping America’s economy moving would be impossible without office workers, package handlers, food prep workers, and truck drivers. And what would the sick do without the millions of hospital workers, nurses, and home health aides?

Stacker compiled a list of the most common jobs in Atlantic City using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by total employment as of May 2019. While much has changed during the coronavirus pandemic, the jobs featured here give a holistic view at the most popular industries in your area and how many jobs are supported.

Keep reading to see which jobs in Atlantic City are the most common.

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#49 (tie). Automotive and watercraft service attendants

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 580
- Employment per 1,000: 4.372 (446% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $23,960

National
- Employment: 117,670 (#219 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $26,860
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#49 (tie). Parking attendants

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 580
- Employment per 1,000: 4.404 (339% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $23,650

National
- Employment: 147,390 (#177 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $26,450
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#48. Cooks, short order

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 600
- Employment per 1,000: 4.535 (336% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $27,920

National
- Employment: 152,670 (#171 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $26,240
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#46 (tie). Electricians

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 700
- Employment per 1,000: 5.315 (13% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $64,910

National
- Employment: 688,620 (#41 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $60,370
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#46 (tie). Dishwashers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 700
- Employment per 1,000: 5.296 (51% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $23,240

National
- Employment: 514,330 (#62 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $24,410
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#44 (tie). Light truck drivers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 790
- Employment per 1,000: 5.982 (5% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $33,610

National
- Employment: 923,050 (#32 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $38,520
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#44 (tie). Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 790
- Employment per 1,000: 5.991 (26% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $51,490

National
- Employment: 697,510 (#40 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $48,500
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
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#43. Accountants and auditors

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 810
- Employment per 1,000: 6.172 (29% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $74,290

National
- Employment: 1,280,700 (#23 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $79,520
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
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#41. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 820
- Employment per 1,000: 6.179 (13% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $64,870

National
- Employment: 1,039,670 (#27 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $66,760
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#41. Police and sheriff's patrol officers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 820
- Employment per 1,000: 6.181 (36% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $81,740

National
- Employment: 665,280 (#43 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $67,600
- Entry level education requirements: nan
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#41. Construction laborers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 820
- Employment per 1,000: 6.205 (11% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $64,240

National
- Employment: 1,020,350 (#29 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $41,730
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#38 (tie). Medical assistants

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 830
- Employment per 1,000: 6.265 (29% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $34,810

National
- Employment: 712,430 (#36 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $35,720
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
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#38 (tie). Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 830
- Employment per 1,000: 6.259 (117% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $24,890

National
- Employment: 423,380 (#73 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $24,010
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#37. Landscaping and groundskeeping workers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 840
- Employment per 1,000: 6.367 (2% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $32,880

National
- Employment: 912,660 (#33 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $32,360
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#36. Carpenters

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 870
- Employment per 1,000: 6.578 (32% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $74,280

National
- Employment: 734,170 (#35 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $52,850
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#35. Audio and video technicians

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 880
- Employment per 1,000: 6.676 (1226% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $49,160

National
- Employment: 73,960 (#284 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $51,260
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
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#33 (tie). Secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 890
- Employment per 1,000: 6.764 (4% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $76,850

National
- Employment: 1,035,850 (#28 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $65,930
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
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#33 (tie). First-line supervisors of gambling services workers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 890
- Employment per 1,000: 6.717 (3254% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $58,450

National
- Employment: 29,420 (#435 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $51,850
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#32. Food preparation workers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 920
- Employment per 1,000: 6.992 (19% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $25,730

National
- Employment: 863,740 (#34 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $25,820
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#31. General and operations managers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 930
- Employment per 1,000: 7.051 (57% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $145,120

National
- Employment: 2,400,280 (#9 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $123,030
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
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#30. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 960
- Employment per 1,000: 7.312 (42% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $44,930

National
- Employment: 1,856,130 (#13 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $46,850
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
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#29. Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,070
- Employment per 1,000: 8.088 (21% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $40,920

National
- Employment: 1,512,660 (#14 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $42,960
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
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#28. Amusement and recreation attendants

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,130
- Employment per 1,000: 8.533 (271% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $33,880

National
- Employment: 338,110 (#95 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $24,330
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#26 (tie). First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,190
- Employment per 1,000: 9.042 (11% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $54,980

National
- Employment: 1,487,870 (#15 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $60,130
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#26 (tie). Passenger vehicle drivers, except bus drivers, transit and intercity

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,190
- Employment per 1,000: 8.982 (88% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $31,230

National
- Employment: 700,030 (#39 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $33,210
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#25. Social and human service assistants

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,220
- Employment per 1,000: 9.213 (235% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $35,200

National
- Employment: 404,450 (#80 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $37,050
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#24. Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,250
- Employment per 1,000: 9.469 (53% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $33,860

National
- Employment: 2,953,170 (#6 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $32,130
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#23. Maintenance and repair workers, general

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,280
- Employment per 1,000: 9.67 (0% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $45,730

National
- Employment: 1,418,990 (#18 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $41,960
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#22. First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,290
- Employment per 1,000: 9.739 (22% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $48,190

National
- Employment: 1,171,900 (#24 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $45,830
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#21. Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,400
- Employment per 1,000: 10.647 (23% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $42,910

National
- Employment: 2,038,340 (#12 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $39,180
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#20. Elementary school teachers, except special education

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,440
- Employment per 1,000: 10.945 (12% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $75,240

National
- Employment: 1,430,480 (#16 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $63,930
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
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#19. Customer service representatives

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,510
- Employment per 1,000: 11.42 (43% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $34,480

National
- Employment: 2,919,230 (#7 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $37,320
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#18. Teaching assistants, except postsecondary

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,520
- Employment per 1,000: 11.547 (26% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $30,150

National
- Employment: 1,346,910 (#21 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $29,640
- Entry level education requirements: Some college, no degree
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#16 (tie). Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,550
- Employment per 1,000: 11.738 (261% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $24,370

National
- Employment: 477,270 (#64 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $25,020
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#16 (tie). Cooks, restaurant

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,550
- Employment per 1,000: 11.77 (23% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $31,780

National
- Employment: 1,401,890 (#20 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $28,700
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#15. Office clerks, general

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,680
- Employment per 1,000: 12.697 (37% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $35,920

National
- Employment: 2,956,060 (#5 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $36,360
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#14. Stockers and order fillers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,750
- Employment per 1,000: 13.248 (9% lower employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $30,550

National
- Employment: 2,135,850 (#11 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $29,660
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#13. Bartenders

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,790
- Employment per 1,000: 13.573 (208% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $30,040

National
- Employment: 646,850 (#48 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $28,000
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#12. Receptionists and information clerks

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 1,890
- Employment per 1,000: 14.303 (99% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $32,190

National
- Employment: 1,057,370 (#26 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $31,250
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#11. Nursing assistants

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 2,000
- Employment per 1,000: 15.141 (57% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $29,620

National
- Employment: 1,419,920 (#17 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $30,720
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
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#10. First-line supervisors of food preparation and serving workers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 2,010
- Employment per 1,000: 15.215 (121% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $39,050

National
- Employment: 1,011,100 (#30 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $36,960
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#9. Maids and housekeeping cleaners

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 2,210
- Employment per 1,000: 16.777 (166% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $24,990

National
- Employment: 926,960 (#31 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $26,810
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#8. Security guards

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 2,340
- Employment per 1,000: 17.723 (131% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $31,070

National
- Employment: 1,126,370 (#25 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $33,030
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#7. Registered nurses

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 3,260
- Employment per 1,000: 24.739 (22% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $82,460

National
- Employment: 2,982,280 (#4 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $77,460
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
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#6. Cashiers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 3,410
- Employment per 1,000: 25.835 (6% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $25,430

National
- Employment: 3,596,630 (#3 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $24,370
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#5. Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 3,480
- Employment per 1,000: 26.338 (80% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $33,410

National
- Employment: 2,145,450 (#10 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $30,010
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#4. Gambling dealers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 4,350
- Employment per 1,000: 32.94 (4792% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $23,460

National
- Employment: 98,890 (#246 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $23,980
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
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#3. Waiters and waitresses

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 4,360
- Employment per 1,000: 33.076 (88% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $23,820

National
- Employment: 2,579,020 (#8 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $26,800
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#2. Fast food and counter workers

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 4,600
- Employment per 1,000: 34.855 (28% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $22,340

National
- Employment: 3,996,820 (#2 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $23,250
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential
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#1. Retail salespersons

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ
- Employment: 5,630
- Employment per 1,000: 42.664 (45% higher employment than U.S. average)
- Annual mean salary: $28,210

National
- Employment: 4,317,950 (#1 most common job in U.S.)
- Annual mean salary: $29,360
- Entry level education requirements: No formal educational credential

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