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Monroe Employment

Employment and Industries in the Monroe, Michigan Area

The significant economic segments in Monroe are manufacturing, education, healthcare, the government and social services. Paper products, automobile parts and other items are manufactured in the area. In addition, Monroe is the home of the world headquarters of La-Z-Boy Incorporated. Monroe also includes a heavily industrialized port.

The leading job providing sectors in Monroe are production, transportation and material moving occupations; management, professional and related jobs, sales and office occupations; transportation equipment, construction, healthcare, and accommodation and food services.

Some of the most popular occupations filled by college graduates in Monroe include teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, coaches and scouts, industrial engineers, managers, training and development specialists, sales and related workers, child, family and school social workers and mechanical engineers.

Shown below is a list of the leading job providers in the Monroe area:

  • Automotive Components Holdings LLC
  • England, Inc
  • Memorial Hospital Corp
  • National Galvanizing LP
  • La-Z-Boy Incorporated
  • Meijer, Inc
  • Tenneco Inc
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Tendercare (Michigan) Inc
  • Detroit Stoker Company
  • Backyard Storage Solutions, Inc
  • Backyard Services
  • JCIM US, LLC
  • Target Corporation
  • Kmart Corporation
  • Monroe Public Schools
  • County of Monroe
  • Monroe Bank & Trust
  • City of Monroe
  • Monroe Publishing Company

Pertinent information about Monroe Michigan: In 2008 the cost of living index in Monroe was at 88.0. The nation's average is 100. Regarding the adult population, about 17% have a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009 the average salary in the city was $34,000.

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MonroeNews.com is a good resource for those interested in staying current with the region's economy.

Most Popular Jobs in Monroe, 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 Elementary school teachers, except special education 670 $49,300 $24,700 - 75,500 14% 95%
2 Registered nurses 500 $57,200 $44,010 - 66,010 24% 56%
3 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 280 $64,480 $18,760 - 107,910 8% 51%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 270 $58,780 $34,910 - 81,610 6% 96%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 270 $55,960 $32,290 - 80,240 11% 95%
6 Accountants and auditors 230 $52,420 $29,190 - 79,340 18% 79%
7 Coaches and scouts 170 $0 $ - 15% 60%
8 Industrial engineers 160 $79,980 $51,750 - 111,180 20% 74%
9 Managers, all other 100 $71,960 $31,420 - 104,170 7% 55%
10 Chief executives 90 $179,060 $107,710 - 2% 65%
11 Training and development specialists 90 $58,710 $30,840 - 86,300 18% 56%
12 Child, family, and school social workers 90 $49,680 $34,800 - 64,470 19% 77%
13 Sales and related workers, all other 90 $29,800 $18,970 - 43,020 14% 62%
14 Sales managers 80 $101,840 $45,070 - 10% 69%
15 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 70 $85,350 $54,600 - 122,500 8% 78%
16 Lawyers 70 $70,550 $39,040 - 128,350 11% 99%
17 Mechanical engineers 70 $67,620 $53,680 - 84,630 4% 78%
18 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 70 $47,320 $22,310 - 72,940 20% 87%
19 Financial managers 60 $73,660 $39,260 - 105,770 13% 60%
20 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 60 $46,390 $15,180 - 85,570 17% 56%
21 Self-enrichment education teachers 60 $33,010 $20,460 - 54,310 23% 54%
22 Social and human service assistants 60 $29,900 $21,720 - 40,900 34% 58%
23 Engineering managers 50 $108,110 $67,630 - 161,970 7% 84%
24 Pharmacists 50 $103,620 $87,290 - 126,800 22% 97%
25 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 50 $60,490 $35,440 - 81,420 13% 73%
26 Speech-language pathologists 40 $65,530 $35,600 - 103,080 11% 98%
27 Computer specialists, all other 40 $65,080 $27,880 - 103,140 15% 68%
28 Civil engineers 40 $64,270 $35,770 - 93,550 18% 87%
29 Network and computer systems administrators 40 $55,390 $34,310 - 81,350 27% 50%
30 Librarians 40 $51,790 $33,410 - 79,220 4% 85%
31 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 40 $31,710 $22,190 - 45,310 15% 51%
32 Medical and health services managers 30 $68,510 $38,080 - 95,710 16% 57%
33 Personal financial advisors 30 $62,740 $44,490 - 91,690 41% 81%

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 1,820 $27,100 $15,750 - 47,220 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,170 $18,270 $15,230 - 23,860 -3% 10%
3 Office clerks, general 990 $26,050 $16,420 - 38,030 13% 19%
4 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 950 $40,800 $26,490 - 63,570 10% 4%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 950 $17,130 $15,330 - 20,220 18% 5%
6 Waiters and waitresses 840 $17,420 $15,210 - 23,870 11% 14%
7 Stock clerks and order fillers 760 $28,080 $15,710 - 41,180 -8% 8%
8 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 760 $24,530 $15,910 - 37,090 15% 4%
9 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 730 $26,370 $16,930 - 39,440 2% 5%
10 Teacher assistants 600 $20,040 $15,530 - 27,220 10% 18%
11 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 550 $25,190 $20,110 - 31,650 18% 7%
12 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 510 $67,270 $38,910 - 99,350 -5% 15%
13 Maintenance and repair workers, general 500 $47,200 $24,520 - 77,140 10% 6%
14 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 450 $29,800 $18,840 - 40,530 1% 18%
15 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 420 $30,620 $19,370 - 41,490 13% 16%
16 Packers and packagers, hand 420 $28,210 $15,490 - 40,330 -12% 3%
17 Helpers--production workers 410 $22,410 $16,500 - 37,040 -1% 4%
18 General and operations managers 360 $91,240 $43,390 - 142,000 2% 48%
19 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 350 $18,230 $15,260 - 21,180 10% 8%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 340 $43,010 $25,240 - 78,480 4% 25%
21 Counter and rental clerks 340 $19,980 $15,530 - 25,170 23% 16%
22 Construction laborers 330 $34,260 $26,200 - 45,490 11% 5%
23 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 330 $34,200 $17,640 - 57,660 11% 14%
24 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 330 $23,810 $17,250 - 31,220 18% 6%
25 Customer service representatives 310 $31,900 $17,700 - 54,870 25% 22%
26 Bus drivers, school 300 $34,190 $26,700 - 40,210 9% 4%
27 Production workers, all other 280 $0 $ - 2% 5%
28 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 270 $36,500 $26,580 - 49,240 15% 18%
29 Cooks, restaurant 270 $21,990 $16,800 - 29,680 12% 5%
30 Business operations specialists, all other 260 $55,160 $16,120 - 94,440 21% 49%
31 Cooks, fast food 260 $16,560 $15,090 - 19,270 8% 5%
32 Tool and die makers 240 $51,900 $35,060 - 77,900 -10% 5%
33 Industrial truck and tractor operators 240 $39,210 $25,680 - 61,100 -2% 2%
34 Receptionists and information clerks 240 $23,990 $15,750 - 32,630 17% 13%
35 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 230 $28,770 $21,620 - 39,070 4% 15%
36 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 230 $0 $ - -7% 14%
37 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 220 $43,650 $35,260 - 52,230 14% 7%
38 Food preparation workers 220 $18,750 $15,320 - 27,670 15% 7%
39 Electricians 210 $62,970 $42,040 - 81,910 7% 7%
40 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 210 $60,100 $37,100 - 80,450 11% 4%
41 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 210 $40,500 $25,490 - 56,820 5% 2%
42 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 210 $26,250 $15,500 - 37,260 8% 4%
43 Bartenders 210 $19,170 $15,360 - 25,860 11% 17%
44 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 200 $49,350 $37,570 - 63,350 11% 33%
45 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 200 $43,750 $27,220 - 64,520 6% 29%
46 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 200 $40,840 $27,050 - 61,870 -15% 0%
47 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 200 $35,790 $19,310 - 54,230 14% 4%
48 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 200 $28,840 $17,970 - 40,020 4% 6%
49 Tellers 200 $22,640 $18,090 - 27,820 14% 16%
50 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 200 $21,190 $15,730 - 29,870 13% 5%
51 Child care workers 190 $22,490 $17,090 - 30,140 18% 15%
52 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 180 $18,490 $15,530 - 22,910 10% 17%
53 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 170 $56,550 $35,200 - 82,600 7% 13%
54 Medical assistants 170 $27,950 $20,220 - 38,130 35% 10%
55 Postal service mail carriers 170 $0 $ - 1% 11%
56 Carpenters 160 $42,910 $30,210 - 60,130 10% 6%
57 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 160 $24,280 $18,090 - 32,880 11% 5%
58 Security guards 160 $22,100 $16,370 - 37,390 17% 13%
59 Machinists 150 $46,430 $31,060 - 63,210 -3% 3%
60 Health technologists and technicians, all other 150 $37,350 $25,410 - 58,550 15% 27%
61 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 150 $0 $ - 14% 3%
62 Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 140 $60,760 $53,390 - 72,970 3% 2%
63 Dishwashers 140 $17,400 $15,430 - 20,970 10% 3%
64 Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 140 $0 $ - 8% 9%
65 Insurance sales agents 130 $54,340 $32,910 - 131,970 13% 45%
66 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 130 $53,990 $39,740 - 78,380 8% 3%
67 Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 130 $32,720 $25,320 - 40,140 -18% 0%
68 Industrial machinery mechanics 120 $49,830 $28,600 - 74,850 9% 5%
69 Food service managers 120 $49,060 $26,950 - 98,420 5% 24%
70 Sales representatives, services, all other 120 $43,620 $26,320 - 63,760 28% 48%
71 Bill and account collectors 120 $31,210 $20,980 - 41,500 23% 13%
72 Food servers, nonrestaurant 120 $20,730 $15,680 - 27,310 16% 9%
73 Personal and home care aides 120 $19,850 $16,250 - 25,330 51% 10%
74 Cost estimators 110 $70,930 $40,870 - 108,780 19% 32%
75 Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 110 $60,690 $52,650 - 75,750 2% 18%
76 Dental hygienists 100 $57,570 $48,810 - 66,100 30% 33%
77 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 100 $56,200 $42,270 - 79,960 9% 10%
78 Structural iron and steel workers 100 $50,240 $38,830 - 63,660 6% 4%
79 Office and administrative support workers, all other 100 $31,360 $19,580 - 55,200 -9% 32%
80 Pharmacy technicians 100 $26,270 $17,230 - 34,460 32% 16%
81 Preschool teachers, except special education 100 $25,530 $15,690 - 43,270 26% 43%
82 Driver/sales workers 100 $0 $ - -5% 4%
83 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 90 $42,570 $32,980 - 51,650 12% 3%
84 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 90 $34,980 $16,850 - 52,920 -9% 5%
85 Industrial production managers 80 $104,050 $54,540 - 157,290 -6% 43%
86 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 80 $47,440 $27,260 - 69,560 10% 17%
87 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 80 $45,710 $29,530 - 63,280 14% 8%
88 Computer support specialists 80 $44,550 $27,710 - 79,420 13% 43%
89 Healthcare support workers, all other 80 $39,460 $26,410 - 59,240 16% 10%
90 Drywall and ceiling tile installers 80 $36,130 $26,550 - 50,870 7% 2%
91 Dental assistants 80 $31,350 $24,900 - 39,480 29% 9%
92 Recreation workers 80 $24,530 $16,200 - 37,010 13% 47%
93 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 80 $18,610 $15,470 - 24,880 12% 6%
94 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 70 $52,870 $38,280 - 70,610 13% 17%
95 Cement masons and concrete finishers 70 $42,870 $26,810 - 62,790 11% 2%
96 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 70 $39,780 $29,850 - 49,350 -3% 6%
97 Automotive body and related repairers 70 $39,440 $18,820 - 66,530 12% 3%
98 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 70 $36,230 $27,340 - 47,520 3% 18%
99 Cooks, short order 70 $19,980 $16,220 - 25,240 5% 5%
100 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 70 $18,170 $15,660 - 20,950 17% 14%
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Jobs More Common Near Monroe Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 60,760 140 16.2
Tool and die makers 51,900 240 12.8
Health technologists and technicians, all other 37,350 150 8.9
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 60,690 110 7.1
Structural iron and steel workers 50,240 100 7
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,720 130 6.4
Production workers, all other 0 280 5
Installation, maintenance, and repair workers, all other 0 140 4.2
Coaches and scouts 0 170 4.1
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,840 200 3.7
Helpers--production workers 22,410 410 3.7
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 67,270 510 3.3
Industrial engineers 79,980 160 3.1
Bus drivers, school 34,190 300 3
Counter and rental clerks 19,980 340 3
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 18,230 350 2.6
Food servers, nonrestaurant 20,730 120 2.6
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 40,500 210 2.4
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 40,800 950 2.4
Food service managers 49,060 120 2.4
Packers and packagers, hand 28,210 420 2.2
Dental hygienists 57,570 100 2.2
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 0 230 2.1
Teacher assistants 20,040 600 2
Cooks, fast food 16,560 260 2
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,280 160 2
Elementary school teachers, except special education 49,300 670 1.9
Postal service mail carriers 0 170 1.9
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 18,490 180 1.9
Industrial machinery mechanics 49,830 120 1.9
Cost estimators 70,930 110 1.9
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 60,100 210 1.9
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 0 150 1.8
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 28,770 230 1.7
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 55,960 270 1.7
Bartenders 19,170 210 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 34,200 330 1.6
Industrial truck and tractor operators 39,210 240 1.6
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,190 550 1.6
Office and administrative support workers, all other 31,360 100 1.6
Retail salespersons 27,100 1,820 1.6
Stock clerks and order fillers 28,080 760 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 47,200 500 1.6
Machinists 46,430 150 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 56,550 170 1.5
Insurance sales agents 54,340 130 1.5
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 53,990 130 1.5
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 23,810 330 1.4
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 17,130 950 1.4
Tellers 22,640 200 1.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Welding, soldering, and brazing machine setters, operators, and tenders 60,760 1.84 140
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 40,840 1.4 200
Packers and packagers, hand 28,210 1.38 420
Maintenance and repair workers, general 47,200 1.37 500
Electricians 62,970 1.34 210
Bus drivers, school 34,190 1.31 300
Industrial truck and tractor operators 39,210 1.31 240
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 60,100 1.3 210
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 67,270 1.27 510
Cost estimators 70,930 1.27 110
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 53,990 1.26 130
Machinists 46,430 1.26 150
Stock clerks and order fillers 28,080 1.23 760
Child care workers 22,490 1.17 190
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 58,780 1.15 270
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 40,500 1.15 210
Tool and die makers 51,900 1.14 240
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 64,480 1.14 280
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 34,200 1.13 330
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 60,690 1.12 110
Industrial machinery mechanics 49,830 1.12 120
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 55,960 1.11 270
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 43,010 1.11 340
Retail salespersons 27,100 1.11 1,820
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 21,190 1.11 200
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 43,650 1.1 220
Construction laborers 34,260 1.1 330
Industrial engineers 79,980 1.1 160
Carpenters 42,910 1.09 160
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 26,370 1.09 730
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 40,800 1.09 950
Customer service representatives 31,900 1.07 310
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 24,530 1.07 760
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,190 1.05 550
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 18,490 1.04 180
Food servers, nonrestaurant 20,730 1.03 120
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 24,280 1.03 160
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,720 1.03 130
Office clerks, general 26,050 1.02 990
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 29,800 1.02 450
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 18,230 1.02 350
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 49,350 1.02 200
Cooks, restaurant 21,990 1.01 270
Bill and account collectors 31,210 1.01 120
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 28,840 1.01 200
Food service managers 49,060 1.01 120
Dishwashers 17,400 1.01 140
Receptionists and information clerks 23,990 1 240
Medical assistants 27,950 1 170
Personal and home care aides 19,850 0.99 120

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