Rochester Jobs

  • Laboratory Analyst

    Paradigm Environmental - Rochester, NY

    The Laboratory Analyst is responsible for preparation and analysis of air and bulk samples for asbestos fiber testing, in accordance with New York and EPA methodologies. Position...

    from Paradigm Environmental - 5 days ago
  • Area Maintenance Technician

    Zoom Tan - Rochester, NY

    Full Time Area Maintenance Technician Zoom Tan has an immediate need for an Area Maintenance Technician to support the Rochester district. This District extends from Genesee...

    from Zoom Tan Inc. - 25 days ago
  • Front-End Web Developer

    MG Lomb Advertising - Rochester, NY

    MG Lomb Advertising is seeking a capable Web Developer for our Rochester, NY agency. Candidates must have strong web development skills, and design capabilities. To interview,...

    from MG Lomb Advertising - 6 days ago
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Rochester, New York

Rochester, once known as The Flour City, and more recently as The Flower City or The World's Image Centre, is a city in Monroe County, New York, United States. The City of Rochester is the county seat for Monroe County. It is at the center of a larger Metropolitan Area which encompasses and extends past Monroe County and includes Genesee County, Livingston County, Ontario County, Orleans County, and Wayne County. This larger metropolitan area has a population of 1,037,831 people as of the 2000 Census. As of July 1, 2005, this population rose slightly to 1,039,028, making Rochester the third largest city in New York State. Principal suburbs of the city include Brighton, Chili, East Rochester, Fairport, Gates, Greece, Henrietta, Irondequoit, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor and Webster. Rochester was ranked #6 among 379 U.S. Metro areas in the 25th edition of the Places Rated Almanac for Most Livable Cities. In 2007, Rochester was ranked the #1 city in the country by Expansion Management...more

Rochester Economy

The Rochester area is home to a number of international businesses, including Fortune 1000 companies Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Bausch and Lomb, Constellation Brands, and Paychex, as well as several national and regional companies. Because of the high prevalence of imaging and optical science among the industry and the universities, Rochester is known as the world capital of imaging. The Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester is ranked number one in the country, and the Rochester Institute of Technology has one of the best imaging science departments in the country. In 2005, the University of Rochester became the largest employer in the Rochester area, surpassing Kodak. The Gannett newspaper company and Western Union were both founded in the Rochester area by Frank Gannett and Hiram Sibley respectively. Food One food product that Rochester is proud to call its own is the famous "white hot," made by the local Zweigle's company, which can be found at numerous area restaurants and...more

Rochester Careers

Among the most common occupations in Rochester are Management, professional, and related occupations, 29%; Sales and office occupations, 20%; and Service occupations, 20%. Approximately 76 percent of workers in Rochester, New York work for companies, 10 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Rochester Industries

The leading industries in Rochester, New York are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 29%; Manufacturing, 16%; and Retail trade, 9%. Simply Hired's Rochester job listings indicate that the following industries in Rochester are hiring the most workers:

Rochester Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Rochester, New York is $29,904, and the median income of households in Rochester was $26,650.

Average Salaries in Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY


According to our Rochester Trends data, the number of Rochester, New York jobs has decreased by 27% since October 2013.
Rochester job trends

Rochester Employment Statistics

Population of Rochester
Total population 189,312
Male 47.64%
Female 52.36%
Median age 31.6
Rochester Housing
Owner-occupied homes 40.6%
Median cost of a home $62,800
Median mortgage payment $491
Renter-occupied homes 59.4%
Vacant housing 16.8%
Median monthly rent $656
Average Income
Median for all workers $22,079
Median for all male full-time $32,529
Median for all female full-time $27,278
Household Income
Less than $10,000 20%
$10,000 to $14,999 11%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 15%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 14%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 0%
Less than 9th grade 7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 16%
High school graduate 29%
Some college, no degree 16%
Associate's degree 10%
Bachelor's degree 14%
Graduate degree 9%
Marital Status
Never married 46%
Currently married 31%
Separated 6%
Widowed 5%
Divorced 12%
White 47%
Black or African American 44%
Asian 4%
Other 6%
Rochester Commute
Carpool 8.4%
Public transportation 5.0%
Average travel time 17 minutes