Chester Jobs

  • Company Truck Driver - OTR, Dedicated, Regional & Expedited Hazmat Teams

    Pam Transport - Chester, PA

    PAM Transport is now hiring company drivers for otr, dedicated and regional opportunities as well as expedited hazmat teams! We offer excellent support, yearly increases, and...

    from Pam Transport - 3 days ago
  • Experienced Class A CDL Truck Driver

    USA Truck - Chester, PA

    We’ve completed our transformation from a company famous for CDL Training to one that’s perfect for Experienced Drivers, too. We’ve upgraded our pay, driver-support teams,...

    from USA Truck - 3 days ago
  • Truck Driver Recent Graduates $1500 Sign On Bonus!

    CRST Van Expedited - Chester, PA

    Ask about our NEW PAY INCREASE! CRST Expedited Now hiring Class A CDL recent graduate truck drivers and offering $1500 Limited Time Sign On Bonus! Pay & Benefits Our student...

    from CRST Van Expedited - 2 days ago
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Chester, Pennsylvania

Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania located just to the south of Philadelphia, population 36,854 at the 2000 census. Chester's most famous son may well be John Morton, who cast the deciding vote on the Declaration of Independence. However, Ethel Waters of jazz fame was born here on October 31, 1896, and Martin Luther King Jr. obtained his Bachelor of Divinity here in 1951 from Crozer Theological Seminary. Jameer Nelson, point guard of the Orlando Magic and alumnus of St. Joseph's University, also hails from the city. He led the Chester High School Clippers to a PIAA State Championship in 2000. Wisconsin men's basketball coach Bo Ryan and composer Alex North are also Chester natives .

Chester Careers

Among the most common occupations in Chester are Service occupations, 26%; Sales and office occupations, 21%; and Management, professional, and related occupations, 18%. Approximately 68 percent of workers in Chester, Pennsylvania work for companies, 13 percent work for the government and 2 percent are self-employed.

Chester Industries

The leading industries in Chester, Pennsylvania are Educational, health and social services, 27%; Manufacturing, 10%; and Retail trade, 8%. Simply Hired's Chester job listings indicate that the following industries in Chester are hiring the most workers:

Chester Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Chester, Pennsylvania is $26,616, and the median income of households in Chester was $25,703.

Average Salaries in Chester, PA

Chester, PA


According to our Chester Trends data, the number of Chester, Pennsylvania jobs has increased by 33% since October 2013.
Chester job trends

Chester Employment Statistics

Population of Chester
Total population 36,854
Male 47.11%
Female 52.89%
Median age 30.6
Chester Housing
Owner-occupied homes 47.7%
Median cost of a home $43,100
Median mortgage payment $455
Renter-occupied homes 52.3%
Vacant housing 14.4%
Median monthly rent $541
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $29,528
Median for all female full-time $23,705
Household Income
Less than $10,000 21%
$10,000 to $14,999 10%
$15,000 to $24,999 17%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 13%
$50,000 to $74,999 13%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 0%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 8%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 23%
High school graduate 40%
Some college, no degree 17%
Associate's degree 4%
Bachelor's degree 6%
Graduate degree 3%
Marital Status
Never married 45%
Currently married 31%
Separated 5%
Widowed 10%
Divorced 9%
White 19%
Black or African American 77%
Asian 1%
Other 3%
Chester Commute
Carpool 18.8%
Public transportation 16.4%
Average travel time 26 minutes