What kind of jobs are there in Harrisburg, PA?

The state government and the federal government employ a large number of area residents. In the private sector, businesses such as The Hershey Co., Rite Aid and D&H Distributing provide jobs for many locals. The health care and technology industries have adding many service-related positions to the Harrisburg job market. Jobs also exist in the education, trucking and nursing industries.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.6 /10

How we calculate this.

Harrisburg has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Harrisburg

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
Nursing Aide
Salary: $24.34k - $33.58k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.82k - $28.28k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $21.99k - $33.49k