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Pascagoula Employment

Employment and Industries in the Pascagoula, Mississippi Area

The tables here illustrate essential information about work and employment in the area. Information includes:

  • A table of the most numerous types of work found here, both for jobs generally requiring college degrees and jobs not requiring college degrees.
  • A table listing those careers significantly more common in Pascagoula than in other US cities; this is useful both for career planning and for understanding the nature of Pascagoula.
  • A list of the highest-paying jobs in Pascagoula.
  • A list of any large public companies in Pascagoula.

Most Popular Jobs in Pascagoula, Mississippi 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 1,420 $54,800 $42,850 - 75,850 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 770 $40,660 $29,250 - 52,550 14% 95%
3 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 580 $38,220 $26,720 - 51,320 11% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 470 $45,350 $25,080 - 64,700 6% 96%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 250 $50,900 $19,740 - 79,250 8% 51%
6 Accountants and auditors 200 $58,470 $28,920 - 97,920 18% 79%
7 Financial managers 170 $64,020 $40,930 - 84,960 13% 60%
8 Medical and health services managers 140 $74,480 $42,130 - 112,990 16% 57%
9 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 140 $39,950 $27,200 - 53,990 18% 56%
10 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 120 $69,860 $57,190 - 83,940 8% 78%
11 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 120 $45,290 $35,220 - 55,770 20% 87%
12 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 110 $30,620 $21,510 - 41,170 15% 51%
13 Pharmacists 100 $104,930 $89,860 - 126,920 22% 97%
14 Lawyers 100 $82,300 $29,630 - 159,560 11% 99%
15 Physical therapists 100 $72,850 $46,910 - 110,220 27% 89%
16 Civil engineers 100 $72,680 $38,970 - 111,160 18% 87%
17 Child, family, and school social workers 90 $31,760 $21,640 - 42,180 19% 77%
18 Occupational therapists 80 $67,410 $50,230 - 95,290 23% 90%
19 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 80 $54,180 $43,280 - 70,370 13% 73%
20 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 80 $48,930 $32,420 - 76,160 5% 58%
21 Medical and public health social workers 80 $36,350 $27,810 - 41,850 24% 77%
22 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 80 $36,030 $27,930 - 42,030 30% 77%
23 Engineers, all other 70 $94,060 $62,510 - 126,610 6% 82%
24 Computer software engineers, applications 70 $53,220 $40,570 - 66,100 45% 85%
25 Librarians 70 $47,100 $35,280 - 62,360 4% 85%
26 Personal financial advisors 70 $34,940 $21,870 - 49,160 41% 81%
27 Chief executives 60 $116,220 $40,470 - 2% 65%
28 Computer specialists, all other 60 $93,590 $65,700 - 125,220 15% 68%
29 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $73,410 $39,140 - 125,310 27% 50%
30 Electrical engineers 60 $64,910 $39,030 - 87,160 6% 81%
31 Computer systems analysts 60 $61,460 $40,600 - 85,290 29% 68%
32 Speech-language pathologists 60 $53,910 $26,760 - 93,170 11% 98%
33 Training and development specialists 60 $50,400 $25,160 - 81,460 18% 56%
34 Special education teachers, middle school 60 $41,410 $32,220 - 53,590 16% 87%
35 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 50 $57,600 $39,750 - 82,020 25% 93%
36 Management analysts 40 $78,340 $52,680 - 132,110 22% 78%
37 Special education teachers, secondary school 40 $47,970 $37,880 - 60,050 9% 87%
38 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 40 $47,630 $37,760 - 59,300 -5% 96%
39 Public relations specialists 40 $45,510 $26,690 - 68,710 18% 81%
40 Legislators 40 $29,540 $17,830 - 43,530 1% 65%
41 Environmental engineers 30 $60,330 $52,710 - 75,990 25% 86%
42 Computer programmers 30 $60,110 $38,900 - 91,010 -4% 73%
43 Self-enrichment education teachers 30 $37,010 $24,160 - 57,610 23% 54%
44 Graphic designers 30 $34,150 $26,850 - 47,750 10% 55%

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 Cashiers 2,020 $17,010 $13,100 - 22,230 -3% 10%
2 Retail salespersons 1,500 $24,100 $14,640 - 34,070 12% 25%
3 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 910 $56,020 $43,360 - 67,050 -5% 15%
4 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 810 $25,280 $17,390 - 33,680 1% 18%
5 Customer service representatives 780 $25,870 $18,650 - 32,890 25% 22%
6 Teacher assistants 770 $16,230 $13,050 - 20,530 10% 18%
7 Food preparation workers 760 $16,010 $12,990 - 20,090 15% 7%
8 Cooks, fast food 730 $15,590 $12,900 - 20,200 8% 5%
9 Waiters and waitresses 710 $18,580 $12,890 - 29,860 11% 14%
10 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 700 $49,400 $29,400 - 65,880 11% 4%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 680 $31,410 $21,800 - 42,890 13% 16%
12 Team assemblers 650 $21,860 $16,890 - 33,900 0% 5%
13 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 650 $18,090 $13,670 - 23,060 15% 4%
14 Carpenters 600 $36,030 $27,570 - 43,140 10% 6%
15 Office clerks, general 600 $24,220 $14,080 - 34,750 13% 19%
16 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 600 $22,060 $15,830 - 30,700 2% 5%
17 Stock clerks and order fillers 590 $21,110 $14,210 - 29,590 -8% 8%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 570 $36,350 $17,950 - 55,530 4% 25%
19 Industrial machinery mechanics 560 $59,500 $34,820 - 81,770 9% 5%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 550 $43,960 $26,140 - 69,040 6% 29%
21 Security guards 550 $25,000 $19,390 - 32,630 17% 13%
22 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 530 $19,290 $15,220 - 24,560 18% 7%
23 General and operations managers 480 $90,360 $44,070 - 2% 48%
24 Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 480 $75,310 $42,370 - 108,920 2% 18%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 450 $28,660 $18,400 - 44,020 11% 14%
26 Receptionists and information clerks 430 $22,540 $15,980 - 30,650 17% 13%
27 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 390 $14,510 $12,770 - 16,280 18% 5%
28 Structural metal fabricators and fitters 360 $37,580 $28,430 - 48,260 -0% 0%
29 Machinists 350 $31,920 $26,470 - 41,040 -3% 3%
30 Maintenance and repair workers, general 350 $27,270 $16,170 - 39,680 10% 6%
31 Tellers 330 $22,140 $17,500 - 28,250 14% 16%
32 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 320 $33,070 $26,050 - 41,710 11% 33%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 310 $56,170 $35,570 - 77,370 9% 10%
34 Cooks, restaurant 310 $22,000 $17,260 - 27,310 12% 5%
35 Bus drivers, school 310 $17,340 $12,960 - 27,270 9% 4%
36 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 300 $31,040 $22,820 - 40,540 14% 7%
37 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 300 $29,490 $21,370 - 40,930 10% 4%
38 Dishwashers 300 $17,560 $15,960 - 19,750 10% 3%
39 Crane and tower operators 280 $43,690 $35,510 - 50,210 3% 0%
40 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 280 $21,230 $15,740 - 26,310 18% 6%
41 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 260 $56,890 $24,760 - 83,930 0% 42%
42 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 260 $44,910 $17,810 - 66,040 14% 4%
43 Child care workers 260 $15,280 $12,850 - 19,280 18% 15%
44 Business operations specialists, all other 250 $76,230 $39,680 - 122,690 21% 49%
45 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 250 $34,900 $22,820 - 42,230 15% 18%
46 Construction laborers 250 $23,830 $18,420 - 29,920 11% 5%
47 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 250 $17,920 $13,270 - 23,930 11% 5%
48 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 250 $16,330 $13,110 - 20,200 13% 5%
49 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 250 $15,900 $12,920 - 20,330 10% 8%
50 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 220 $23,000 $14,110 - 31,770 8% 4%
51 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 220 $18,510 $14,090 - 24,610 17% 14%
52 Fire fighters 200 $27,470 $17,940 - 39,240 12% 18%
53 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 190 $51,600 $34,560 - 67,890 7% 13%
54 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 190 $30,070 $22,390 - 39,800 7% 3%
55 Maintenance workers, machinery 180 $38,820 $28,110 - 55,500 -1% 0%
56 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 170 $28,160 $20,320 - 33,120 4% 15%
57 Bartenders 170 $15,650 $12,900 - 19,830 11% 17%
58 Court, municipal, and license clerks 150 $20,190 $16,180 - 26,210 9% 24%
59 Packers and packagers, hand 150 $16,430 $12,960 - 23,120 -12% 3%
60 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 140 $44,010 $35,190 - 56,300 16% 43%
61 Medical assistants 140 $25,470 $18,440 - 32,550 35% 10%
62 Counter and rental clerks 140 $22,580 $15,660 - 36,360 23% 16%
63 Postal service mail carriers 140 $0 $ - 1% 11%
64 Construction managers 120 $79,700 $40,220 - 144,380 16% 29%
65 Radiologic technologists and technicians 120 $44,240 $27,590 - 59,260 15% 25%
66 Computer support specialists 120 $31,310 $22,170 - 46,120 13% 43%
67 Bill and account collectors 120 $28,470 $21,590 - 38,400 23% 13%
68 Pharmacy technicians 120 $26,600 $18,810 - 32,780 32% 16%
69 Preschool teachers, except special education 120 $23,980 $17,310 - 33,450 26% 43%
70 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 110 $46,900 $26,250 - 64,160 10% 17%
71 Correctional officers and jailers 110 $26,760 $21,380 - 34,370 17% 11%
72 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 110 $25,930 $20,270 - 33,240 10% 24%
73 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 110 $16,330 $12,880 - 22,770 10% 5%
74 Logisticians 100 $53,640 $18,440 - 98,940 17% 43%
75 Industrial engineering technicians 100 $51,730 $29,180 - 78,060 10% 18%
76 Environmental engineering technicians 100 $34,130 $23,560 - 53,370 25% 18%
77 Medical secretaries 100 $24,560 $17,630 - 32,730 17% 18%
78 File clerks 100 $19,510 $13,680 - 27,680 -41% 20%
79 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 90 $34,360 $26,300 - 45,840 3% 18%
80 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 90 $29,290 $20,490 - 50,620 4% 6%
81 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 90 $24,720 $14,670 - 33,770 12% 0%
82 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 80 $35,310 $24,470 - 46,390 14% 8%
83 Paralegals and legal assistants 80 $34,830 $24,150 - 50,650 22% 45%
84 Legal secretaries 80 $30,680 $20,360 - 38,830 12% 18%
85 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 80 $30,150 $25,800 - 37,470 3% 38%
86 Dental assistants 80 $27,680 $22,100 - 32,670 29% 9%
87 Family and general practitioners 70 $199,640 $117,830 - 0% 0%
88 Dental hygienists 70 $51,590 $40,810 - 62,810 30% 33%
89 Electrical power-line installers and repairers 70 $51,450 $44,210 - 61,760 7% 6%
90 Respiratory therapists 70 $44,250 $33,860 - 58,050 23% 28%
91 Loan interviewers and clerks 70 $29,260 $21,820 - 39,580 -1% 24%
92 Medical records and health information technicians 70 $25,930 $18,290 - 34,410 18% 12%
93 Recreation workers 70 $24,730 $16,530 - 44,560 13% 47%
94 Home health aides 70 $20,320 $17,180 - 24,640 49% 7%
95 Food servers, nonrestaurant 70 $16,110 $12,960 - 21,170 16% 9%
96 Cost estimators 60 $56,580 $25,230 - 86,440 19% 32%
97 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 60 $44,380 $23,740 - 63,120 9% 47%
98 Loan officers 60 $43,810 $28,100 - 83,650 12% 49%
99 Property, real estate, and community association managers 60 $43,000 $21,410 - 64,700 15% 36%
100 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 60 $38,310 $27,580 - 51,110 12% 3%
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Jobs More Common Near Pascagoula Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Crane and tower operators 43,690 280 30.3
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 75,310 480 25.4
Environmental engineering technicians 34,130 100 19.8
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 37,580 360 11.7
Maintenance workers, machinery 38,820 180 9.6
Industrial machinery mechanics 59,500 560 7.3
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 30,070 190 5.7
Court, municipal, and license clerks 20,190 150 5.5
Industrial engineering technicians 51,730 100 5.3
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 49,400 700 5.1
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 56,020 910 4.8
Cooks, fast food 15,590 730 4.6
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 18,510 220 3.4
Logisticians 53,640 100 3.2
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 38,220 580 3.1
Machinists 31,920 350 3
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 44,010 140 2.9
Food preparation workers 16,010 760 2.9
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 56,890 260 2.8
Fire fighters 27,470 200 2.6
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 17,920 250 2.5
Bus drivers, school 17,340 310 2.5
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 30,620 110 2.4
Carpenters 36,030 600 2.2
Teacher assistants 16,230 770 2.1
Team assemblers 21,860 650 2.1
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 39,950 140 2.1
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 45,290 120 1.9
Physical therapists 72,850 100 1.9
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 69,860 120 1.9
Cashiers 17,010 2,020 1.9
Radiologic technologists and technicians 44,240 120 1.9
Tellers 22,140 330 1.9
Dishwashers 17,560 300 1.9
Elementary school teachers, except special education 40,660 770 1.8
Correctional officers and jailers 26,760 110 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,660 450 1.8
Registered nurses 54,800 1,420 1.8
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 33,070 320 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 56,170 310 1.7
Medical and health services managers 74,480 140 1.7
Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 16,330 110 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 46,900 110 1.7
Construction managers 79,700 120 1.7
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 25,930 110 1.7
Security guards 25,000 550 1.6
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 45,350 470 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 36,350 570 1.6
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 15,900 250 1.6
File clerks 19,510 100 1.5

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Engineering technicians, except drafters, all other 75,310 1.39 480
Industrial machinery mechanics 59,500 1.34 560
Business operations specialists, all other 76,230 1.29 250
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 44,910 1.24 260
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 37,580 1.11 360
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 56,890 1.07 260
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 49,400 1.07 700
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 56,020 1.06 910
Maintenance workers, machinery 38,820 1.03 180
Dishwashers 17,560 1.02 300
Cooks, restaurant 22,000 1.01 310
Refuse and recyclable material collectors 30,070 1 190
Waiters and waitresses 18,580 0.99 710
Security guards 25,000 0.99 550
Retail salespersons 24,100 0.99 1,500
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 31,410 0.98 680
Accountants and auditors 58,470 0.98 200
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 43,960 0.97 550
Counter and rental clerks 22,580 0.97 140
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 56,170 0.97 310
Crane and tower operators 43,690 0.96 280
Office clerks, general 24,220 0.95 600
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 18,510 0.95 220
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,660 0.95 450
Pharmacy technicians 26,600 0.95 120
Construction managers 79,700 0.95 120
Receptionists and information clerks 22,540 0.94 430
Preschool teachers, except special education 23,980 0.94 120
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 36,350 0.94 570
General and operations managers 90,360 0.94 480
Tellers 22,140 0.93 330
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 28,160 0.93 170
Kindergarten teachers, except special education 44,010 0.93 140
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,110 0.92 590
Bill and account collectors 28,470 0.92 120
Carpenters 36,030 0.92 600
Cashiers 17,010 0.92 2,020
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 25,930 0.91 110
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,060 0.91 600
Medical assistants 25,470 0.91 140
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 51,600 0.91 190
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 45,290 0.91 120
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 46,900 0.9 110
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 50,900 0.9 250
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 34,900 0.9 250
Cooks, fast food 15,590 0.9 730
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 15,900 0.89 250
Registered nurses 54,800 0.89 1,420
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 45,350 0.89 470
Medical and health services managers 74,480 0.88 140

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