The manufacturing landscape has evolved. Gone are the days of dark, dirty, and dangerous working conditions. Today, it’s become more high-tech and higher-paying—offering good wages, a solid economic base for Ohio communities, and a variety of employment for people of all ages, skill levels, and educational backgrounds.
With shrinking labor pools and millions of baby boomers retiring over the next decade, there has never been a better time to get into the manufacturing field. Use the resources below to help you find a starting point for your future in Ohio’s modern manufacturing industry.
Ohio manufacturing provides about 700,000 jobs*
The average salary for manufacturers in Ohio is $58,800†
Manufacturing is the largest of the 20 sectors of Ohio's economy
Ohio is the third most productive manufacturing state in the nation measured by economic contribution‡
*State Rankings 2018, A Statistical View of America
†Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Labor Market Information, Employment and Wages by Industry
‡Ohio Development Services Agency