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Brunswick Employment

Employment and Industries in the Brunswick, Georgia Area

Healthcare forms about 25% of Brunswick's economy. Retail trade comprises about 20% of the economy. Tourism is also a major industry in Brunswick. Administrative & support services, agricultural processing, bulk cargoes, manufacturing and food services are other significant economic factors. The city also includes industries such as metal fabrication, chemical processing and wood products. Brunswick is also home to technology based companies.

The Port of Brunswick is regarded as one of the most productive ports situated along the East Coast and is also known as a busy automobile port. The Port of Brunswick is an important part of the city's economy. Due to the port, the city is a prominent area for international and national trade.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, a large agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, is located near Brunswick and is the county's largest employer. The largest private employer in Brunswick is Southeast Georgia Health System.

Some of the most popular jobs in Brunswick filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, managers, child, family and school social workers; lawyers, education administrators and pharmacists.

Shown below is a list of the largest employers in the Brunswick area:

  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Southeast Georgia Health System
  • Sea Island Company
  • King and Prince Seafood
  • Rich Products' SeaPak Shrimp Company
  • Georgia-Pacific Mill
  • Hercules
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Suntrust Bank
  • Glynn County Board of Education
  • Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority
  • Brunswick Cellulose Inc
  • Association Incorp
  • GP Cellulose LLC
  • EH INC
  • Industrial Insulation Group
  • City of Brunswick
  • Coastal Georgia Community College
  • Coastal Nursecare Inc
  • Samson Industrial

The major sectors for employment in the Brunswick area are shown below:

  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Tourism
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Manufacturing

Noteworthy data about Brunswick: The state of Georgia's Quick Start Program offers free customized training for workers of new and expanding businesses. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $27,000. In 2008 the cost of living index in Brunswick was 84.5 which is less than the national average of 100. Approximately 11% of the population have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Brunswick companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The Brunswick News offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Brunswick.

Most Popular Jobs in Brunswick, Georgia Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 850 $54,360 $36,510 - 67,510 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 520 $48,880 $35,160 - 63,190 14% 95%
3 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 500 $80,160 $64,920 - 99,660 5% 58%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 360 $48,720 $34,760 - 63,680 11% 95%
5 Detectives and criminal investigators 350 $74,150 $41,190 - 100,560 17% 54%
6 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 300 $52,760 $28,210 - 79,880 8% 51%
7 Managers, all other 260 $98,820 $70,790 - 128,470 7% 55%
8 Accountants and auditors 160 $64,310 $35,690 - 102,330 18% 79%
9 Chief executives 150 $144,480 $61,820 - 2% 65%
10 Management analysts 130 $59,180 $30,310 - 92,160 22% 78%
11 Child, family, and school social workers 110 $36,370 $27,170 - 50,970 19% 77%
12 Lawyers 100 $117,260 $48,120 - 11% 99%
13 Sales managers 100 $98,160 $56,010 - 10% 69%
14 Social and human service assistants 90 $24,730 $14,700 - 36,970 34% 58%
15 Pharmacists 80 $97,630 $75,250 - 124,500 22% 97%
16 Financial managers 80 $84,040 $39,650 - 150,030 13% 60%
17 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 80 $70,840 $52,310 - 95,450 8% 78%
18 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 70 $52,920 $27,400 - 78,780 13% 73%
19 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 70 $39,070 $22,340 - 55,450 12% 51%
20 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 70 $28,730 $22,150 - 38,930 15% 51%
21 Instructional coordinators 60 $53,690 $28,680 - 90,760 23% 79%
22 Special education teachers, middle school 60 $49,030 $33,790 - 62,610 16% 87%
23 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 60 $45,880 $33,530 - 70,870 20% 87%
24 Advertising sales agents 60 $41,150 $18,590 - 84,640 20% 56%
25 Speech-language pathologists 50 $97,660 $45,450 - 162,610 11% 98%
26 Computer specialists, all other 50 $74,890 $23,890 - 102,370 15% 68%
27 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 50 $72,080 $45,430 - 102,980 17% 56%
28 Network and computer systems administrators 50 $56,850 $31,960 - 83,290 27% 50%
29 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 50 $56,150 $37,400 - 77,580 -5% 96%
30 Graphic designers 50 $48,300 $26,770 - 69,630 10% 55%
31 Social and community service managers 50 $47,120 $32,850 - 65,480 25% 72%
32 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 50 $44,740 $30,510 - 58,640 12% 51%
33 Marketing managers 40 $87,570 $46,570 - 149,960 14% 69%
34 Medical and health services managers 40 $75,650 $44,430 - 104,220 16% 57%
35 Librarians 40 $58,590 $40,950 - 78,850 4% 85%
36 Interior designers 40 $49,050 $33,480 - 76,970 20% 55%
37 Public relations specialists 40 $40,670 $26,860 - 64,930 18% 81%
38 Legislators 30 $13,960 $12,800 - 15,630 1% 65%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 2,120 $20,720 $13,150 - 32,680 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,520 $15,510 $12,880 - 19,470 18% 5%
3 Waiters and waitresses 1,170 $15,600 $12,790 - 19,660 11% 14%
4 Cashiers 1,120 $17,240 $13,180 - 21,860 -3% 10%
5 Office clerks, general 1,050 $23,270 $15,210 - 31,750 13% 19%
6 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 990 $22,430 $14,890 - 31,060 2% 5%
7 General and operations managers 830 $77,880 $41,010 - 128,090 2% 48%
8 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 700 $23,100 $14,530 - 32,570 1% 18%
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 690 $21,520 $13,520 - 31,640 -8% 8%
10 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 660 $29,510 $17,820 - 45,490 13% 16%
11 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 630 $18,920 $13,390 - 25,210 15% 4%
12 Teacher assistants 610 $16,920 $13,210 - 22,300 10% 18%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 600 $47,180 $24,640 - 72,040 6% 29%
14 Cooks, restaurant 590 $21,100 $14,140 - 27,970 12% 5%
15 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 560 $39,100 $21,820 - 60,060 10% 4%
16 Customer service representatives 540 $25,680 $15,000 - 38,550 25% 22%
17 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 540 $20,040 $14,060 - 30,240 13% 5%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 530 $31,890 $21,180 - 46,970 4% 25%
19 Maintenance and repair workers, general 520 $31,510 $18,670 - 45,200 10% 6%
20 Construction laborers 520 $21,410 $13,740 - 30,180 11% 5%
21 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 470 $36,660 $25,590 - 51,750 15% 18%
22 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 450 $21,370 $16,620 - 27,500 18% 6%
23 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 420 $28,220 $15,000 - 39,670 11% 14%
24 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 360 $32,990 $16,480 - 56,290 14% 4%
25 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 350 $25,350 $13,410 - 55,180 8% 4%
26 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 340 $17,100 $12,780 - 26,770 11% 5%
27 Receptionists and information clerks 320 $22,760 $14,580 - 31,690 17% 13%
28 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 320 $19,450 $13,870 - 27,280 17% 14%
29 Security guards 310 $27,960 $18,250 - 35,800 17% 13%
30 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 310 $15,800 $12,780 - 22,010 10% 17%
31 Carpenters 300 $37,520 $27,090 - 47,840 10% 6%
32 Cooks, fast food 280 $16,090 $12,940 - 20,590 8% 5%
33 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 250 $36,670 $25,880 - 49,010 11% 33%
34 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 240 $33,070 $26,530 - 40,680 14% 7%
35 Industrial truck and tractor operators 240 $27,140 $18,830 - 40,620 -2% 2%
36 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 240 $22,430 $16,630 - 30,460 18% 7%
37 Counter and rental clerks 230 $21,050 $13,340 - 34,870 23% 16%
38 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 210 $26,420 $18,070 - 37,480 4% 15%
39 Preschool teachers, except special education 210 $26,020 $13,420 - 50,710 26% 43%
40 Dishwashers 200 $15,950 $12,940 - 20,610 10% 3%
41 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 190 $30,640 $21,190 - 44,610 8% 3%
42 Painters, construction and maintenance 190 $27,940 $22,810 - 35,210 12% 6%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 170 $52,950 $30,360 - 80,090 7% 13%
44 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 170 $51,690 $31,400 - 80,730 -5% 15%
45 Industrial machinery mechanics 170 $48,740 $29,260 - 64,130 9% 5%
46 Recreation workers 170 $24,540 $17,310 - 32,130 13% 47%
47 Bill and account collectors 170 $23,980 $18,620 - 32,290 23% 13%
48 Production workers, all other 160 $27,890 $13,960 - 50,320 2% 5%
49 Tellers 160 $22,110 $16,710 - 29,440 14% 16%
50 Millwrights 150 $57,160 $46,400 - 66,540 6% 0%
51 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 150 $45,850 $32,740 - 64,050 9% 10%
52 Food preparation workers 150 $20,140 $15,920 - 28,080 15% 7%
53 Business operations specialists, all other 140 $62,730 $33,350 - 93,450 21% 49%
54 Electricians 140 $36,730 $27,060 - 47,300 7% 7%
55 Bartenders 140 $19,470 $13,080 - 31,240 11% 17%
56 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 130 $33,150 $21,090 - 49,190 11% 4%
57 First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 120 $40,210 $26,940 - 73,120 18% 15%
58 Automotive body and related repairers 120 $34,440 $17,560 - 53,930 12% 3%
59 Medical secretaries 120 $25,100 $19,460 - 33,070 17% 18%
60 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 120 $18,300 $13,210 - 26,400 10% 5%
61 Amusement and recreation attendants 120 $15,240 $12,880 - 18,590 24% 22%
62 Postal service mail carriers 120 $0 $ - 1% 11%
63 Real estate sales agents 110 $33,010 $13,520 - 60,620 11% 45%
64 Correctional officers and jailers 110 $30,250 $25,220 - 39,100 17% 11%
65 Administrative services managers 100 $63,630 $36,190 - 99,170 12% 40%
66 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 100 $34,240 $23,990 - 41,540 9% 3%
67 Chefs and head cooks 100 $27,390 $13,240 - 60,150 8% 14%
68 Helpers--electricians 100 $21,620 $16,330 - 29,780 7% 3%
69 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 100 $19,740 $16,760 - 24,300 12% 0%
70 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 100 $17,830 $13,160 - 24,820 14% 3%
71 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 90 $35,650 $21,930 - 58,340 12% 3%
72 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 90 $32,560 $24,920 - 41,170 13% 11%
73 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 90 $29,530 $13,080 - 89,380 12% 6%
74 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 90 $29,260 $17,680 - 48,440 -7% 14%
75 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 90 $28,350 $18,400 - 40,250 4% 6%
76 Construction managers 80 $87,120 $51,220 - 163,210 16% 29%
77 Loan officers 80 $69,150 $35,730 - 116,680 12% 49%
78 Physical therapist assistants 80 $55,230 $42,670 - 77,680 32% 23%
79 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 80 $53,280 $40,740 - 65,940 16% 43%
80 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 80 $43,170 $26,950 - 62,260 10% 17%
81 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 80 $36,220 $23,800 - 48,850 5% 2%
82 Pharmacy technicians 80 $27,430 $21,620 - 32,760 32% 16%
83 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 80 $25,970 $21,680 - 31,650 10% 24%
84 Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers 80 $25,960 $15,110 - 32,360 14% 11%
85 Parts salespersons 80 $23,390 $13,570 - 36,520 -2% 6%
86 Dental assistants 70 $32,870 $25,300 - 41,010 29% 9%
87 Loan interviewers and clerks 70 $30,250 $21,800 - 43,570 -1% 24%
88 Insurance sales agents 70 $29,220 $17,800 - 38,190 13% 45%
89 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 70 $25,450 $20,500 - 31,180 7% 3%
90 Medical assistants 70 $24,870 $17,210 - 33,450 35% 10%
91 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 70 $24,650 $18,950 - 30,690 27% 47%
92 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 60 $50,540 $29,900 - 78,520 4% 38%
93 Computer support specialists 60 $39,500 $23,510 - 56,420 13% 43%
94 Roofers 60 $30,080 $23,480 - 37,080 14% 3%
95 Medical transcriptionists 60 $29,820 $25,800 - 33,770 14% 10%
96 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 60 $28,620 $14,980 - 40,920 3% 18%
97 Court, municipal, and license clerks 60 $27,800 $21,230 - 33,550 9% 24%
98 Switchboard operators, including answering service 60 $23,650 $17,890 - 31,090 -8% 10%
99 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 60 $20,940 $13,190 - 43,300 -5% 5%
100 Packers and packagers, hand 60 $15,490 $12,930 - 19,850 -12% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near Brunswick Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Millwrights 57,160 150 18.5
Detectives and criminal investigators 74,150 350 15.1
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 80,160 500 7.2
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 19,450 320 5.6
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 40,210 120 4
Chefs and head cooks 27,390 100 3.9
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 17,100 340 3.8
Helpers--electricians 21,620 100 3.5
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 15,800 310 3.1
Automotive body and related repairers 34,440 120 3
Painters, construction and maintenance 27,940 190 2.7
Production workers, all other 27,890 160 2.7
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 19,740 100 2.5
Managers, all other 98,820 260 2.5
Industrial machinery mechanics 48,740 170 2.5
Real estate sales agents 33,010 110 2.4
Cooks, restaurant 21,100 590 2.4
Recreation workers 24,540 170 2.3
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,040 540 2.2
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 48,720 360 2.1
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 18,300 120 2.1
Correctional officers and jailers 30,250 110 2.1
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,510 1,520 2.1
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 32,990 360 2
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 30,640 190 2
Cooks, fast food 16,090 280 2
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,020 210 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,220 420 1.9
Chief executives 144,480 150 1.9
Construction laborers 21,410 520 1.9
Teacher assistants 16,920 610 1.9
Amusement and recreation attendants 15,240 120 1.9
Counter and rental clerks 21,050 230 1.8
General and operations managers 77,880 830 1.8
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 21,370 450 1.8
Waiters and waitresses 15,600 1,170 1.8
Retail salespersons 20,720 2,120 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 31,890 530 1.7
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,430 990 1.6
Child, family, and school social workers 36,370 110 1.5
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 36,670 250 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 47,180 600 1.5
Maintenance and repair workers, general 31,510 520 1.5
Industrial truck and tractor operators 27,140 240 1.5
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 26,420 210 1.5
Bill and account collectors 23,980 170 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 52,950 170 1.4
Administrative services managers 63,630 100 1.4
Dishwashers 15,950 200 1.4
Elementary school teachers, except special education 48,880 520 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Brunswick, Georgia Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 80,160 1.59 500
Detectives and criminal investigators 74,150 1.22 350
Managers, all other 98,820 1.19 260
Millwrights 57,160 1.14 150
Security guards 27,960 1.11 310
Industrial machinery mechanics 48,740 1.1 170
Accountants and auditors 64,310 1.08 160
Business operations specialists, all other 62,730 1.07 140
Food preparation workers 20,140 1.05 150
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,040 1.05 540
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 47,180 1.05 600
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 39,100 1.04 560
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,020 1.02 210
Recreation workers 24,540 1.02 170
Bartenders 19,470 1 140
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 19,450 1 320
Elementary school teachers, except special education 48,880 0.98 520
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 51,690 0.98 170
Cooks, restaurant 21,100 0.97 590
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 48,720 0.97 360
Production workers, all other 27,890 0.96 160
Chief executives 144,480 0.96 150
Carpenters 37,520 0.96 300
First-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers 40,210 0.95 120
Receptionists and information clerks 22,760 0.95 320
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 36,660 0.95 470
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,520 0.94 690
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 52,760 0.93 300
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 22,430 0.93 240
Tellers 22,110 0.93 160
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,220 0.93 420
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 52,950 0.93 170
Cashiers 17,240 0.93 1,120
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,430 0.93 990
Dishwashers 15,950 0.93 200
Cooks, fast food 16,090 0.92 280
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 29,510 0.92 660
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 18,300 0.92 120
Maintenance and repair workers, general 31,510 0.92 520
Office clerks, general 23,270 0.92 1,050
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 32,990 0.91 360
Counter and rental clerks 21,050 0.9 230
Industrial truck and tractor operators 27,140 0.9 240
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,510 0.9 1,520
Child, family, and school social workers 36,370 0.9 110
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 15,800 0.89 310
Registered nurses 54,360 0.88 850
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 21,370 0.88 450
Automotive body and related repairers 34,440 0.88 120
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 25,350 0.88 350

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