Aurora Jobs

  • Navy Diver

    U.S. Navy - Aurora, IL

    Navy Divers perform a variety of salvage diving operations and special diving duties worldwide, whether performing construction and demolition projects, executing search and...

    from U.S. Navy - 2 days ago
  • Sales Representative - Insurance

    Platinum Supplemental Insurance - Aurora, IL

    For nearly 20 years, Platinum Supplemental Insurance has been one of the most innovative marketers of supplemental insurance products in the Midwest. Platinum has developed simple...

    from Platinum Supplemental Insurance - 3 days ago
  • Class A CDL Company Truck Driver - Regional Lanes

    Knight Transportation - Aurora, IL

    Company Truck Drivers (Regional Dry Van)What’s your why? Choose the Right Path,Your PathYou’re connected to other drivers by a common calling for the road. Beyond that, your hopes...

    from Knight Transportation - 2 days ago
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Aurora, Illinois

Aurora is a city in Kane, DuPage, Will and Kendall counties in Illinois, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 142,990, making it the third-largest city in Illinois; in 2003, a special census found the city's population to be 157,267. Some Aurora residents claim this makes it the second-largest city in Illinois, behind Chicago and just ahead of Rockford, but Rockford was not recounted at the same time, thus the matter may not be settled until the 2010 US Census. About 115,000 residents live in Aurora Township. This brings the total population of the city to 272,820, although only the 157,267 number is official. About 110,000 of the city's residents reside in Kane County, while about 42,000 live in DuPage County. Only a few thousand Aurorans are in Will and Kendall Counties. The city refers to itself as "The City of Lights" because it was one of the first communities to adopt all-electric street lighting .

Aurora Economy

Although mostly considered part of Kane County, Aurora is also on the Illinois Technology and Research Corridor. Aurora has a long tradition of manufacturing, making it an industrial center that could stand alone, separate from Chicago. Prominent manufacturers included: Lyon Workspace Products, The Aurora Silver Plate Manufacturing Company, Barber Greene Ltd., the Chicago Corset Company, the Aurora Brewing Company, Stephens-Adamson Company, Caterpillar Incorporated, and Western Wheeled Scraper Works . The most prominent employer and industry was the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad which was headquartered in Aurora. The CB&Q Roundhouse is still standing, and is now the popular restaurant Walter Payton’s Roundhouse.

Aurora Careers

Among the most common occupations in Aurora are Management, professional, and related occupations, 30%; Sales and office occupations, 21%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 16%. Approximately 81 percent of workers in Aurora, Illinois work for companies, 8 percent work for the government and 2 percent are self-employed.

Aurora Industries

The leading industries in Aurora, Illinois are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 17%; Manufacturing, 15%; and Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 12%. Simply Hired's Aurora job listings indicate that the following industries in Aurora are hiring the most workers:

Aurora Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Aurora, Illinois is $39,425, and the median income of households in Aurora was $55,950.
 

Average Salaries in Aurora, IL

Aurora, IL

$39,000
 

According to our Aurora Trends data, the number of Aurora, Illinois jobs has increased by 12% since April 2013.
Aurora job trends

Aurora Employment Statistics

Population of Aurora
Total population 170,490
Male 52.47%
Female 47.53%
Median age 29.5
  
Aurora Housing
Owner-occupied homes 71.9%
Median cost of a home $186,900
Median mortgage payment $1,002
Renter-occupied homes 28.1%
Vacant housing 6.1%
Median monthly rent $944
  
Average Income
Median for all workers $28,744
Median for all male full-time $43,193
Median for all female full-time $35,657
  
Household Income
Less than $10,000 6%
$10,000 to $14,999 3%
$15,000 to $24,999 9%
$25,000 to $34,999 10%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 20%
$75,000 to $99,999 17%
$100,000 to $149,999 13%
$150,000 to $199,999 3%
$200,000 or more 3%
  
Education
Less than 9th grade 12%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 11%
High school graduate 23%
Some college, no degree 17%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 20%
Graduate degree 11%
  
Marital Status
Never married 32%
Currently married 56%
Separated 2%
Widowed 3%
Divorced 7%
  
Race
White 73%
Black or African American 10%
Asian 7%
Other 10%
  
Aurora Commute
Carpool 15.9%
Public transportation 4.0%
Average travel time 31 minutes
  

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