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Bay City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Bay City, Michigan Area

The Bay City economy is powered by tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing, especially cement, power shovels, plastics and auto equipment. The industrial base varies from small to large manufacturers. The city includes the international headquarters of Dow Corning Corporation and facilities for General Motors Corp, Carbone of America, S.C. Johnson & Sons and other notable companies. Bay City also has a notable shipbuilding industry which produces commercial and recreational vessels. It also includes a port for Great Lakes and ocean shipping.

The primary employers in Bay City are:

  • Delta College - College Radio Broadcast Station - Television station
  • Bay Regional Medical Center - Hospital
  • General Motors Corp - Manufactures automotive parts
  • Saginaw Valley State Univ - Education
  • Meijer Inc - Retail
  • City of Bay City - Government
  • Bay Medical Care Facility Inc - Nursing Care
  • Michigan Sugar Company - Manufactures beet sugar
  • Heartland Home Health Care - Home health care service
  • Corp of the President - Religious Organization
  • Walmart
  • Herald Co Inc - Newspaper publisher
  • Bay City Public Schools - Education
  • Bay Visiting Nurse - General Hospital - Home Health Care Services
  • Homestead Center Ace Hardware - Retail hardware
  • Menard Inc - Retail Lumber
  • Sears Roebuck & Co - Department store
  • RWC Inc - Manufacturer
  • Do-All Inc - Job training/related services
  • Healthprime Inc - Nursing care facility

Some of the most popular jobs in Bay City where the majority of the workers are college graduates include teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; child, family and school social workers; social and human service assistants; pharmacists, medical and health services managers; mechanical engineers and financial managers.

The major job providing segments in Bay City are provided below:

  • Retail Trade
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and technical services
  • Construction
  • Finance and insurance
  • Wholesale trade

Pertinent information about Bay City, Michigan: The cost of living index in Bay City in 2008 was at 77.5 which is low when compared to the nation's average of 100. Approximately 12% of the adult population has a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $33,000.

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Most Popular Jobs in Bay City, Michigan 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 Teachers and instructors, all other 730 $61,960 $42,440 - 100,370 9% 54%
2 Registered nurses 720 $63,660 $44,950 - 82,260 24% 56%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 470 $61,660 $37,980 - 86,290 14% 95%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 350 $43,790 $23,810 - 71,000 8% 51%
5 Accountants and auditors 230 $57,400 $35,480 - 89,210 18% 79%
6 Child, family, and school social workers 200 $39,060 $26,710 - 57,880 19% 77%
7 Medical and health services managers 100 $103,390 $59,170 - 163,010 16% 57%
8 Pharmacists 100 $103,130 $84,100 - 130,330 22% 97%
9 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 100 $42,160 $35,820 - 52,240 30% 77%
10 Social and human service assistants 100 $31,690 $25,960 - 42,730 34% 58%
11 Mechanical engineers 90 $62,760 $43,820 - 93,900 4% 78%
12 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 90 $51,030 $30,120 - 76,170 13% 73%
13 Chief executives 70 $164,530 $76,600 - 2% 65%
14 Sales managers 70 $90,700 $47,680 - 131,870 10% 69%
15 Lawyers 70 $88,400 $52,400 - 155,870 11% 99%
16 Computer systems analysts 70 $73,580 $51,220 - 102,990 29% 68%
17 Financial managers 70 $67,850 $44,660 - 99,010 13% 60%
18 Physical therapists 60 $72,700 $38,320 - 116,700 27% 89%
19 Public relations specialists 60 $54,130 $34,790 - 76,470 18% 81%
20 Speech-language pathologists 50 $88,390 $68,830 - 124,300 11% 98%
21 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 50 $79,660 $59,400 - 104,540 8% 78%
22 Social and community service managers 50 $65,950 $43,960 - 86,240 25% 72%
23 Computer software engineers, applications 50 $63,130 $29,840 - 99,210 45% 85%
24 Rehabilitation counselors 50 $37,410 $17,650 - 73,010 23% 73%
25 Sales engineers 40 $67,170 $50,710 - 86,460 9% 79%
26 Computer programmers 40 $63,100 $44,350 - 87,690 -4% 73%
27 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 40 $62,440 $39,020 - 123,900 12% 51%
28 Training and development specialists 40 $60,470 $44,040 - 85,570 18% 56%
29 Occupational therapists 40 $52,650 $42,430 - 70,440 23% 90%
30 Medical and public health social workers 40 $46,100 $31,900 - 59,980 24% 77%
31 Self-enrichment education teachers 40 $35,440 $17,900 - 52,350 23% 54%
32 Education, training, and library workers, all other 40 $24,850 $15,450 - 43,090 11% 79%
33 Industrial engineers 40 $0 $ - 20% 74%
34 Computer and information systems managers 30 $89,690 $66,950 - 144,710 16% 73%
35 Librarians 30 $75,710 $45,220 - 102,790 4% 85%
36 Electrical engineers 30 $74,540 $41,680 - 102,890 6% 81%
37 Dentists, general 30 $0 $ - 9% 100%

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 1,830 $22,370 $15,360 - 33,610 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,490 $17,970 $15,160 - 23,840 -3% 10%
3 Waiters and waitresses 1,000 $16,660 $15,150 - 19,500 11% 14%
4 Office clerks, general 820 $22,320 $15,640 - 30,730 13% 19%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 810 $17,190 $15,460 - 20,120 18% 5%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 770 $25,330 $15,460 - 37,700 15% 4%
7 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 700 $24,930 $18,640 - 32,560 18% 7%
8 Home health aides 620 $22,050 $16,950 - 28,670 49% 7%
9 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 550 $38,200 $18,860 - 59,800 10% 4%
10 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 550 $27,010 $18,890 - 39,380 1% 18%
11 Cooks, restaurant 520 $18,020 $15,410 - 23,070 12% 5%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 500 $32,280 $23,040 - 41,080 13% 16%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 500 $22,410 $15,480 - 33,100 -8% 8%
14 Counter and rental clerks 460 $18,750 $15,270 - 24,360 23% 16%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 420 $34,850 $21,460 - 51,120 4% 25%
16 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 420 $24,850 $15,680 - 39,900 2% 5%
17 Bartenders 380 $17,080 $15,200 - 22,560 11% 17%
18 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 360 $36,080 $22,320 - 50,550 15% 18%
19 Tellers 310 $23,690 $17,480 - 31,740 14% 16%
20 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 300 $40,690 $33,450 - 51,200 14% 7%
21 General and operations managers 290 $100,290 $44,490 - 2% 48%
22 Food preparation workers 290 $18,670 $15,410 - 26,530 15% 7%
23 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 270 $25,310 $17,360 - 36,680 11% 14%
24 Teacher assistants 270 $22,530 $16,240 - 31,470 10% 18%
25 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 250 $21,650 $16,110 - 29,690 18% 6%
26 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 250 $20,550 $15,460 - 31,800 -9% 5%
27 Machinists 240 $37,230 $22,090 - 60,340 -3% 3%
28 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 240 $22,050 $15,460 - 31,130 8% 4%
29 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 210 $63,510 $35,270 - 100,250 -5% 15%
30 Maintenance and repair workers, general 210 $36,980 $21,330 - 71,840 10% 6%
31 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 210 $33,100 $21,100 - 47,510 14% 4%
32 Customer service representatives 210 $31,230 $18,670 - 49,020 25% 22%
33 Receptionists and information clerks 200 $22,860 $16,440 - 31,110 17% 13%
34 Business operations specialists, all other 190 $72,750 $39,030 - 143,300 21% 49%
35 Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 190 $58,510 $54,780 - 67,070 0% 3%
36 Cooks, fast food 190 $17,370 $15,450 - 19,810 8% 5%
37 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 180 $43,750 $26,630 - 66,000 6% 29%
38 Construction laborers 170 $31,770 $22,960 - 44,840 11% 5%
39 Child care workers 160 $20,350 $15,760 - 28,000 18% 15%
40 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 160 $19,890 $15,460 - 28,860 13% 5%
41 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 160 $17,290 $15,310 - 21,260 10% 8%
42 Bus drivers, school 160 $0 $ - 9% 4%
43 Electricians 150 $59,550 $29,650 - 88,710 7% 7%
44 Carpenters 150 $36,610 $23,930 - 59,150 10% 6%
45 Industrial truck and tractor operators 150 $33,600 $18,780 - 52,950 -2% 2%
46 Pharmacy technicians 150 $27,490 $19,140 - 38,360 32% 16%
47 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 150 $22,770 $15,470 - 39,900 12% 6%
48 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 150 $16,650 $15,110 - 19,590 12% 6%
49 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 140 $56,680 $32,260 - 85,780 7% 13%
50 Postal service mail carriers 140 $0 $ - 1% 11%
51 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 130 $49,130 $38,200 - 61,930 11% 33%
52 Cooks, short order 130 $19,520 $16,940 - 23,280 5% 5%
53 Dishwashers 130 $17,330 $15,310 - 21,150 10% 3%
54 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 110 $41,730 $28,790 - 52,330 14% 8%
55 Medical secretaries 110 $28,500 $22,360 - 34,260 17% 18%
56 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 110 $28,310 $16,550 - 40,590 4% 6%
57 Dental hygienists 100 $59,390 $42,110 - 74,920 30% 33%
58 Sales representatives, services, all other 100 $41,120 $22,050 - 61,060 28% 48%
59 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 100 $33,120 $21,650 - 43,900 4% 15%
60 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 100 $21,040 $15,480 - 30,440 11% 5%
61 Helpers--production workers 100 $17,790 $15,310 - 20,980 -1% 4%
62 Roofers 90 $29,610 $21,740 - 36,300 14% 3%
63 Team assemblers 90 $25,510 $17,730 - 36,130 0% 5%
64 Medical assistants 90 $23,680 $18,580 - 29,630 35% 10%
65 Switchboard operators, including answering service 90 $23,600 $16,490 - 32,420 -8% 10%
66 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 90 $0 $ - -7% 14%
67 Food service managers 80 $45,710 $27,750 - 67,840 5% 24%
68 Dental assistants 80 $31,250 $25,130 - 39,930 29% 9%
69 Healthcare support workers, all other 80 $25,870 $21,530 - 31,430 16% 10%
70 Sewing machine operators 80 $21,940 $17,020 - 27,130 -27% 5%
71 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 80 $20,240 $15,470 - 28,950 14% 3%
72 Packers and packagers, hand 80 $18,810 $15,390 - 25,910 -12% 3%
73 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 70 $75,660 $33,740 - 161,070 4% 38%
74 Industrial machinery mechanics 70 $45,730 $28,800 - 66,050 9% 5%
75 Physical therapist assistants 70 $43,660 $34,190 - 52,090 32% 23%
76 Legal secretaries 70 $30,310 $26,310 - 36,550 12% 18%
77 Automotive body and related repairers 70 $27,410 $15,430 - 47,220 12% 3%
78 Pharmacy aides 70 $21,540 $17,780 - 25,110 -11% 10%
79 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 60 $51,890 $32,980 - 77,320 0% 42%
80 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 60 $50,250 $20,560 - 82,660 11% 4%
81 Cost estimators 60 $50,050 $35,300 - 75,670 19% 32%
82 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 60 $42,730 $29,510 - 62,900 9% 3%
83 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 60 $42,300 $30,900 - 70,110 12% 3%
84 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 60 $37,950 $28,450 - 52,730 8% 3%
85 Loan officers 60 $35,140 $15,940 - 52,340 12% 49%
86 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 60 $33,180 $18,910 - 48,580 -5% 4%
87 Driver/sales workers 60 $28,610 $15,410 - 59,690 -5% 4%
88 Office and administrative support workers, all other 60 $26,670 $15,680 - 40,460 -9% 32%
89 Security guards 60 $22,950 $15,350 - 33,300 17% 13%
90 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 60 $18,750 $15,500 - 21,190 12% 0%
91 Amusement and recreation attendants 60 $17,130 $15,050 - 19,520 24% 22%
92 Industrial production managers 50 $96,510 $47,370 - 148,320 -6% 43%
93 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 50 $45,270 $21,290 - 64,700 5% 2%
94 Preschool teachers, except special education 50 $37,640 $16,700 - 74,990 26% 43%
95 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 50 $36,930 $26,570 - 53,130 4% 30%
96 Insurance sales agents 50 $35,510 $21,360 - 54,190 13% 45%
97 Recreation workers 50 $27,660 $20,010 - 42,260 13% 47%
98 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 50 $27,230 $17,710 - 38,800 2% 11%
99 Tire repairers and changers 50 $24,540 $17,660 - 36,450 20% 6%
100 Parts salespersons 50 $24,180 $16,700 - 33,530 -2% 6%
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Jobs More Common Near Bay City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 58,510 190 12.7
Teachers and instructors, all other 61,960 730 6.9
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 41,730 110 5.6
Counter and rental clerks 18,750 460 4.6
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 20,550 250 4.6
Cooks, short order 19,520 130 4
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 42,160 100 3.9
Child, family, and school social workers 39,060 200 3.5
Bartenders 17,080 380 3.5
Home health aides 22,050 620 3.3
Machinists 37,230 240 2.9
Cooks, restaurant 18,020 520 2.6
Dental hygienists 59,390 100 2.6
Tellers 23,690 310 2.5
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,930 700 2.3
Pharmacy technicians 27,490 150 2.1
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 40,690 300 2
Cashiers 17,970 1,490 2
Waiters and waitresses 16,660 1,000 1.9
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 22,770 150 1.9
Postal service mail carriers 0 140 1.8
Retail salespersons 22,370 1,830 1.8
Bus drivers, school 0 160 1.8
Pharmacists 103,130 100 1.7
Medical and health services managers 103,390 100 1.7
Cooks, fast food 17,370 190 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 34,850 420 1.6
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 25,330 770 1.6
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 38,200 550 1.6
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,650 150 1.6
Elementary school teachers, except special education 61,660 470 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 63,510 210 1.6
Food preparation workers 18,670 290 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 25,310 270 1.5
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 33,100 210 1.5
Social and human service assistants 31,690 100 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 56,680 140 1.5
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 21,040 100 1.4
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 17,290 160 1.4
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,190 810 1.4
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 27,010 550 1.3
Office clerks, general 22,320 820 1.3
Registered nurses 63,660 720 1.3
Child care workers 20,350 160 1.2
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 32,280 500 1.2
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 21,650 250 1.2
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,410 500 1.2
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 22,050 240 1.2
Industrial truck and tractor operators 33,600 150 1.2
Dishwashers 17,330 130 1.1

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Multiple machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 58,510 1.85 190
Teachers and instructors, all other 61,960 1.63 730
Electricians 59,550 1.27 150
Elementary school teachers, except special education 61,660 1.24 470
Business operations specialists, all other 72,750 1.24 190
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 63,510 1.2 210
Industrial truck and tractor operators 33,600 1.12 150
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 25,330 1.11 770
Maintenance and repair workers, general 36,980 1.08 210
Child care workers 20,350 1.06 160
Customer service representatives 31,230 1.05 210
General and operations managers 100,290 1.04 290
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,890 1.04 160
Home health aides 22,050 1.04 620
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,930 1.04 700
Registered nurses 63,660 1.03 720
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 24,850 1.03 420
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 40,690 1.03 300
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 41,730 1.02 110
Construction laborers 31,770 1.02 170
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 38,200 1.02 550
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 49,130 1.01 130
Teacher assistants 22,530 1.01 270
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 32,280 1.01 500
Machinists 37,230 1.01 240
Dishwashers 17,330 1.01 130
Tellers 23,690 1 310
Cooks, fast food 17,370 1 190
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,190 1 810
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 56,680 1 140
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 28,310 0.99 110
Medical secretaries 28,500 0.98 110
Stock clerks and order fillers 22,410 0.98 500
Pharmacy technicians 27,490 0.98 150
Cooks, short order 19,520 0.98 130
Food preparation workers 18,670 0.97 290
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 43,750 0.97 180
Cashiers 17,970 0.97 1,490
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 17,290 0.97 160
Child, family, and school social workers 39,060 0.96 200
Accountants and auditors 57,400 0.96 230
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,650 0.96 150
Receptionists and information clerks 22,860 0.96 200
Carpenters 36,610 0.93 150
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 36,080 0.93 360
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 27,010 0.93 550
Retail salespersons 22,370 0.92 1,830
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 33,100 0.91 210
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 22,770 0.91 150
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 34,850 0.9 420

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