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Michigan City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Michigan City, Indiana Area

The primary employment industries in the Michigan City area include manufacturing, education, healthcare, government, leisure and hospitality services and social services. Other prominent employment sectors include finance, metal and metal products; and professional and business services. About 24% of the workers are employed in sales and office jobs. Approximately 21% of the Michigan City workforce is employed in production, transportation and material moving jobs. In addition, jobs are provided by manufacturing companies that produce items such as air compressors, automobile parts and apparel.

The major job providing companies in Michigan City, Indiana are:

  • Jaymar-Ruby Inc
  • Michigan City Area Schools
  • Saint Anthony Memorial Health Centers
  • Dwyer Instruments, Inc
  • Sullair Corporation
  • City of Michigan City
  • Lakeshore Foods Corp
  • Geberit Manufacturing Inc
  • Consolidated Transport Systems, Inc
  • Alverno Construction Company LLC
  • Tandem Transport Corp
  • Horizon Bancorp
  • Glennhaven Management Company, Inc
  • Filter Specialists, Incorporated
  • Paletek, Inc
  • Federal-Mogul Ignition Company
  • M S Foster & Associates, Inc
  • Sprague Devices, Inc
  • General Insurance Service Inc

Information of interest regarding Michigan City, Indiana: In 2008 the cost of living index in Michigan City was 79.2. The country's average is 100. Regarding the adult population in Michigan City, approximately 12% hold a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009 the average salary in Michigan City was $28,000.

The Gain Education and Training (GET) organization collaborates with Indiana companies and organizations that create innovative training programs for workers who are currently employed. The Workforce Investment Now organization assists workers in enhancing their skills where there is a large risk of a decrease in the workforce. The Skilled Trade Apprenticeship program helps companies with the training costs associated with industrial trade apprenticeships as well as upgrading the skills of journey persons.

Companies situated in Michigan City may find the following organizations helpful:

People interested in staying current with local business and industry activities can read the Michigan City News Dispatch Online.

Most Popular Jobs in Michigan City, Indiana 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 810 $58,190 $40,760 - 76,730 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 460 $47,590 $33,510 - 63,790 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 370 $45,300 $20,960 - 64,880 6% 96%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 330 $29,690 $17,400 - 58,170 9% 54%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 320 $57,650 $29,840 - 92,760 8% 51%
6 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 240 $59,180 $29,150 - 104,010 11% 95%
7 Accountants and auditors 220 $53,460 $29,710 - 83,770 18% 79%
8 Medical and health services managers 110 $79,380 $43,840 - 111,140 16% 57%
9 Financial managers 90 $81,310 $44,250 - 146,740 13% 60%
10 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 90 $76,210 $30,190 - 144,340 12% 51%
11 Managers, all other 90 $55,110 $33,890 - 83,700 7% 55%
12 Sales managers 80 $80,830 $34,380 - 136,200 10% 69%
13 Computer software engineers, applications 70 $64,450 $36,350 - 99,620 45% 85%
14 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 70 $46,220 $29,990 - 65,180 13% 73%
15 Pharmacists 60 $100,310 $86,330 - 126,530 22% 97%
16 Engineering managers 60 $86,710 $55,760 - 127,430 7% 84%
17 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 60 $75,420 $51,500 - 98,510 8% 78%
18 Lawyers 60 $69,190 $43,700 - 103,180 11% 99%
19 Industrial engineers 60 $68,590 $53,030 - 87,820 20% 74%
20 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 60 $50,210 $36,830 - 66,330 30% 77%
21 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $49,360 $29,010 - 68,720 27% 50%
22 Coaches and scouts 60 $33,020 $13,190 - 63,430 15% 60%
23 Electrical engineers 50 $70,870 $44,260 - 101,400 6% 81%
24 Mechanical engineers 50 $62,010 $43,570 - 83,780 4% 78%
25 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 50 $47,120 $32,380 - 64,240 20% 87%
26 Child, family, and school social workers 50 $35,960 $24,640 - 48,620 19% 77%
27 Graphic designers 50 $33,890 $23,250 - 47,690 10% 55%
28 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 50 $14,720 $12,550 - 16,220 11% 55%
29 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 40 $60,180 $34,700 - 66,780 25% 67%
30 Civil engineers 40 $55,790 $42,920 - 78,090 18% 87%
31 Librarians 40 $49,560 $27,580 - 66,790 4% 85%
32 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 40 $34,660 $27,060 - 43,390 34% 73%
33 Floral designers 40 $23,410 $16,880 - 31,830 -9% 55%
34 Physical therapists 30 $72,710 $55,880 - 96,480 27% 89%
35 Special education teachers, secondary school 30 $53,840 $30,430 - 98,850 9% 87%
36 Training and development specialists 30 $53,740 $23,830 - 107,260 18% 56%
37 Management analysts 30 $46,690 $35,370 - 66,450 22% 78%
38 Public relations specialists 30 $41,040 $22,940 - 62,540 18% 81%
39 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 30 $36,900 $19,160 - 63,000 18% 56%

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 1,900 $20,450 $13,310 - 30,320 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,480 $18,230 $13,460 - 24,390 -3% 10%
3 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,270 $15,070 $12,830 - 18,420 18% 5%
4 Office clerks, general 860 $24,400 $15,220 - 35,800 13% 19%
5 Stock clerks and order fillers 850 $22,230 $14,080 - 34,940 -8% 8%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 830 $22,780 $16,010 - 31,420 15% 4%
7 Waiters and waitresses 750 $16,720 $12,920 - 23,320 11% 14%
8 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 730 $23,480 $15,420 - 31,790 2% 5%
9 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 720 $29,720 $21,670 - 40,460 1% 18%
10 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 690 $39,760 $27,290 - 58,240 10% 4%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 660 $29,930 $16,960 - 46,100 13% 16%
12 Bartenders 610 $20,680 $14,710 - 25,270 11% 17%
13 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 510 $33,030 $21,320 - 46,150 4% 25%
14 Machinists 490 $40,890 $27,440 - 50,100 -3% 3%
15 Maintenance and repair workers, general 490 $33,200 $20,930 - 47,620 10% 6%
16 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 490 $24,080 $17,730 - 31,890 18% 7%
17 Customer service representatives 470 $25,180 $14,860 - 40,880 25% 22%
18 Team assemblers 450 $29,180 $18,170 - 45,100 0% 5%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 430 $50,870 $33,670 - 73,710 -5% 15%
20 Packers and packagers, hand 380 $20,120 $13,570 - 30,320 -12% 3%
21 Construction laborers 370 $37,990 $22,170 - 53,360 11% 5%
22 Food preparation workers 370 $18,590 $13,840 - 24,180 15% 7%
23 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 360 $25,060 $15,470 - 37,450 4% 6%
24 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 360 $23,760 $17,500 - 32,200 18% 6%
25 Teacher assistants 350 $23,050 $16,710 - 31,520 10% 18%
26 Industrial truck and tractor operators 340 $31,820 $20,360 - 47,630 -2% 2%
27 Highway maintenance workers 340 $29,720 $22,590 - 37,190 9% 5%
28 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 330 $40,770 $25,560 - 65,320 6% 29%
29 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 330 $28,560 $21,180 - 38,090 11% 14%
30 Receptionists and information clerks 320 $21,810 $14,990 - 30,900 17% 13%
31 Carpenters 300 $46,360 $29,390 - 75,170 10% 6%
32 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 280 $17,860 $13,410 - 23,740 13% 5%
33 Tellers 270 $21,940 $17,430 - 27,160 14% 16%
34 Cooks, restaurant 270 $18,900 $16,370 - 21,710 12% 5%
35 General and operations managers 260 $96,230 $45,070 - 2% 48%
36 Industrial machinery mechanics 250 $41,660 $30,400 - 51,220 9% 5%
37 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 240 $51,430 $29,580 - 81,160 11% 4%
38 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 240 $35,780 $18,670 - 60,640 8% 4%
39 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 240 $34,900 $26,330 - 46,180 15% 18%
40 Bus drivers, school 240 $29,480 $18,140 - 40,670 9% 4%
41 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 230 $47,390 $28,260 - 69,230 7% 13%
42 Security guards 230 $27,610 $20,280 - 36,240 17% 13%
43 Foundry mold and coremakers 230 $27,470 $22,170 - 31,700 -23% 0%
44 Helpers--production workers 230 $26,570 $20,530 - 32,810 -1% 4%
45 Medical secretaries 220 $29,710 $18,400 - 44,370 17% 18%
46 Counter and rental clerks 220 $19,140 $13,010 - 33,540 23% 16%
47 Electricians 200 $53,550 $27,660 - 79,810 7% 7%
48 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 200 $31,530 $18,020 - 49,960 14% 4%
49 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 200 $30,360 $20,570 - 42,680 0% 3%
50 Medical assistants 200 $27,720 $21,220 - 39,260 35% 10%
51 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 200 $23,020 $13,580 - 32,400 -5% 5%
52 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 180 $38,440 $31,360 - 47,320 14% 7%
53 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 180 $33,920 $24,590 - 42,210 -15% 0%
54 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 180 $29,340 $20,480 - 39,140 -7% 14%
55 Recreation workers 180 $27,770 $18,110 - 34,240 13% 47%
56 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 180 $21,780 $16,610 - 30,820 -9% 5%
57 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 170 $23,230 $15,920 - 31,840 11% 5%
58 Radiologic technologists and technicians 160 $49,910 $35,610 - 66,850 15% 25%
59 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 160 $20,290 $13,920 - 29,610 14% 3%
60 Medical transcriptionists 150 $28,490 $22,410 - 33,170 14% 10%
61 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 150 $28,080 $13,460 - 45,320 -13% 0%
62 Dishwashers 150 $16,400 $13,080 - 20,660 10% 3%
63 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 140 $64,780 $35,360 - 81,680 8% 3%
64 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 140 $44,490 $37,010 - 51,480 11% 33%
65 Bakers 140 $25,300 $14,790 - 36,560 10% 8%
66 Child care workers 140 $17,750 $14,050 - 20,940 18% 15%
67 Food servers, nonrestaurant 140 $17,730 $13,280 - 23,980 16% 9%
68 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 130 $28,020 $20,310 - 37,580 4% 15%
69 Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 130 $26,690 $18,590 - 35,810 -8% 0%
70 Postal service mail carriers 130 $0 $ - 1% 11%
71 Cost estimators 120 $56,420 $26,660 - 94,130 19% 32%
72 Switchboard operators, including answering service 120 $24,090 $16,440 - 38,750 -8% 10%
73 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 120 $15,420 $12,820 - 19,820 10% 17%
74 Physicians and surgeons, all other 110 $189,720 $108,570 - 0% 0%
75 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 110 $58,320 $32,650 - 96,410 9% 10%
76 Sales representatives, services, all other 110 $42,720 $14,450 - 82,680 28% 48%
77 Driver/sales workers 110 $26,360 $14,400 - 38,190 -5% 4%
78 Order clerks 110 $24,910 $20,200 - 31,600 -24% 16%
79 Industrial production managers 100 $82,850 $54,890 - 113,040 -6% 43%
80 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $43,000 $23,830 - 63,320 4% 30%
81 Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 100 $29,690 $18,360 - 47,150 -13% 4%
82 Pharmacy technicians 100 $25,960 $18,550 - 32,610 32% 16%
83 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 100 $19,230 $13,830 - 24,740 17% 14%
84 Amusement and recreation attendants 100 $15,960 $12,990 - 19,710 24% 22%
85 Production workers, all other 100 $0 $ - 2% 5%
86 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 90 $41,080 $32,300 - 55,440 4% 18%
87 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 90 $34,130 $20,030 - 56,940 5% 2%
88 Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 90 $28,560 $20,370 - 36,160 3% 2%
89 Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 80 $51,080 $19,300 - 82,170 -0% 36%
90 Cement masons and concrete finishers 80 $44,600 $22,400 - 82,360 11% 2%
91 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 80 $28,140 $21,390 - 34,630 19% 14%
92 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 80 $28,110 $14,610 - 50,340 12% 6%
93 Preschool teachers, except special education 80 $27,670 $15,910 - 37,360 26% 43%
94 Home health aides 80 $23,210 $17,710 - 30,350 49% 7%
95 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 70 $48,360 $28,790 - 67,730 10% 17%
96 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 70 $39,960 $24,160 - 58,910 13% 17%
97 Dental assistants 70 $31,940 $23,420 - 41,760 29% 9%
98 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 70 $31,580 $20,580 - 47,500 -5% 4%
99 Court, municipal, and license clerks 70 $31,430 $27,190 - 38,020 9% 24%
100 Medical records and health information technicians 70 $29,280 $21,000 - 39,710 18% 12%
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Jobs More Common Near Michigan City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Foundry mold and coremakers 27,470 230 134.6
Highway maintenance workers 29,720 340 13.8
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,360 200 10.5
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 26,690 130 8.4
Medical transcriptionists 28,490 150 6.9
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 28,080 150 4.7
Machinists 40,890 490 4.6
Bartenders 20,680 610 4.4
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 29,690 100 4.3
Bakers 25,300 140 3.7
Industrial machinery mechanics 41,660 250 3.6
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,920 180 3.1
Radiologic technologists and technicians 49,910 160 2.8
Switchboard operators, including answering service 24,090 120 2.8
Food servers, nonrestaurant 17,730 140 2.7
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 21,780 180 2.6
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 50,870 430 2.5
Teachers and instructors, all other 29,690 330 2.5
Industrial production managers 82,850 100 2.4
Recreation workers 27,770 180 2.4
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 23,020 200 2.3
Bus drivers, school 29,480 240 2.2
Industrial truck and tractor operators 31,820 340 2.1
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 51,430 240 1.9
Helpers--production workers 26,570 230 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 47,390 230 1.9
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,230 170 1.9
Cost estimators 56,420 120 1.9
Packers and packagers, hand 20,120 380 1.8
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 20,290 160 1.8
Counter and rental clerks 19,140 220 1.7
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 19,230 100 1.7
Medical secretaries 29,710 220 1.7
Tellers 21,940 270 1.7
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,070 1,270 1.7
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 25,060 360 1.7
Production workers, all other 0 100 1.6
Order clerks 24,910 110 1.6
Team assemblers 29,180 450 1.6
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,230 850 1.6
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 39,760 690 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 33,030 510 1.6
Food preparation workers 18,590 370 1.5
Cashiers 18,230 1,480 1.5
Amusement and recreation attendants 15,960 100 1.5
Retail salespersons 20,450 1,900 1.5
Medical and health services managers 79,380 110 1.5
Physicians and surgeons, all other 189,720 110 1.5
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 29,340 180 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,560 330 1.5

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Michigan City, Indiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 64,780 1.51 140
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 35,780 1.24 240
Construction laborers 37,990 1.22 370
Carpenters 46,360 1.18 300
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 59,180 1.18 240
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 33,920 1.16 180
Recreation workers 27,770 1.15 180
Electricians 53,550 1.14 200
Bus drivers, school 29,480 1.13 240
Helpers--production workers 26,570 1.12 230
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 51,430 1.12 240
Machinists 40,890 1.11 490
Security guards 27,610 1.09 230
Team assemblers 29,180 1.07 450
Bartenders 20,680 1.07 610
Physicians and surgeons, all other 189,720 1.06 110
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 39,760 1.06 690
Industrial truck and tractor operators 31,820 1.06 340
Bakers 25,300 1.05 140
Teacher assistants 23,050 1.04 350
Medical secretaries 29,710 1.02 220
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 57,650 1.02 320
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 29,720 1.02 720
Cost estimators 56,420 1.01 120
Driver/sales workers 26,360 1.01 110
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 58,320 1 110
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,080 1 490
Switchboard operators, including answering service 24,090 1 120
General and operations managers 96,230 1 260
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 22,780 0.99 830
Medical assistants 27,720 0.99 200
Packers and packagers, hand 20,120 0.99 380
Cashiers 18,230 0.98 1,480
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 23,230 0.98 170
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 23,760 0.98 360
Radiologic technologists and technicians 49,910 0.98 160
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,230 0.97 850
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,480 0.97 730
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,440 0.97 180
Food preparation workers 18,590 0.97 370
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 20,290 0.97 160
Maintenance and repair workers, general 33,200 0.97 490
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 50,870 0.96 430
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 30,360 0.96 200
Office clerks, general 24,400 0.96 860
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 28,080 0.96 150
Elementary school teachers, except special education 47,590 0.96 460
Dishwashers 16,400 0.95 150
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,560 0.94 330
Registered nurses 58,190 0.94 810

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