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Jonesboro Employment

Employment and Industries in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Area

Jonesboro is attractive to companies due to factors such as the low cost of doing business, a viable economy, advantageous tax structure and affordable housing. In addition, the city has more than 100 industrial facilities. The major sectors for employment in Jonesboro are manufacturing, healthcare, trade, education and agriculture.

Some of the most popular occupations in Jonesboro which are primarily filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human services assistants, accountants and auditors, pharmacists and medical and health services managers. In addition, some of the Jonesboro jobs that pay well are business operations specialists, telecommunications line installers and repairers, teachers, general and operations managers, wholesale and manufacturing representatives and pharmacists.

A collection of notable information regarding the city: Jonesboro Unlimited is part of the Jonesboro Economic Development Corporation and consists of business and professional people who are interested in the economic and industrial growth of the Jonesboro area. In 2008, the cost of living index for Jonesboro was 82. The national average is 100. The median household income in 2007 was $40,000. Regarding the population over the age of 25, about 26% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Shown below are the primary employers in Jonesboro:

  • St. Bernards Medical Center
  • Arkansas State University
  • Walmart Super Centers
  • Jonesboro Public Schools
  • NEA Medical Center
  • City of Jonesboro
  • Nettleton Public Schools
  • Nestle Prepared Foods Company
  • Post Cereals
  • Frito-Lay
  • Riceland Foods
  • Butterball
  • Thomas & Betts
  • Great Dane Trailers
  • Hytrol
  • Nordex USA
  • International Paper
  • Nice-Pak Products
  • Quebecor World
  • Nice-Pak
  • Alberto-Culver
  • Nordex
  • Airtex Products
  • Delta Consolidated Industries

Business organizations offering assistance to Jonesboro companies:

The Jonesboro Sun provides information about the current business activities in Jonesboro.

Jobs in Jonesboro

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations54890$37,920$18.23100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations7320$30,820$14.8214.35
3Sales and Related Occupations6670$31,320$15.069.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5690$21,930$10.558.55
5Production Occupations5170$30,690$14.765.7
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4910$73,750$35.465.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3860$30,410$14.626.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations3760$37,030$17.86.05
9Management Occupations2480$81,910$39.386.15
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2460$39,820$19.143.8
11Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2340$20,380$9.82.3
12Retail Salespersons2200$23,830$11.462.85
13Healthcare Support Occupations2050$28,340$13.623
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2040$23,240$11.173.65
15Construction and Extraction Occupations1900$34,620$16.654.45
16Cashiers1590$20,190$9.712.2
17Personal Care and Service Occupations1570$22,940$11.034.3
18Business and Financial Operations Occupations1480$54,010$25.975.25
19Office Clerks, General1410$27,570$13.251.9
20Registered Nurses1360$56,630$27.231.95
21Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1250$26,620$12.80
22Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1190$21,670$10.421.55
23Protective Service Occupations980$34,460$16.572.2
24Waiters and Waitresses970$20,290$9.751.7
25Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers870$34,340$16.511.2
26Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand850$26,620$12.81.7
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers850$23,980$11.531.3
28Nursing Assistants840$24,670$11.861
29General and Operations Managers790$84,350$40.561.5
30Community and Social Service Occupations780$40,780$19.611.65
31Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses740$35,220$16.940.5
32First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers730$35,490$17.061
33Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive680$29,140$14.011.5
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products660$49,900$23.990.9
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General550$31,180$14.990.9
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers540$45,670$21.960.95
37Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers540$31,840$15.310.6
38Helpers--Production Workers530$24,740$11.890.3
39Computer and Mathematical Occupations520$51,820$24.912.9
40Cooks, Restaurant490$23,860$11.470.8
41Personal Care Aides490$20,290$9.751.5
42Customer Service Representatives480$34,260$16.471.75
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers440$33,840$16.270.6
44Receptionists and Information Clerks430$26,030$12.510.7
45Architecture and Engineering Occupations420$60,150$28.921.7
46Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks420$33,470$16.091.05
47Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators350$32,420$15.590.35
48Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers340$36,900$17.740.4
49Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations330$47,910$23.031.8
50Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education330$35,120$16.890.3
51Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers320$23,090$11.10.8
52Construction Laborers310$25,690$12.350.8
53First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers290$51,490$24.760.4
54Tellers290$23,980$11.530.3
55Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers290$34,760$16.710.3
56Business Operations Specialists, All Other280$46,370$22.290.7
57Medical Secretaries280$29,140$14.010.4
58Cooks, Fast Food270$18,860$9.070.3
59Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria270$22,090$10.620.3
60First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers270$54,010$25.970.3
61Sales Representatives, Services, All Other270$45,540$21.890.6
62Counter and Rental Clerks260$24,450$11.760.3
63Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners260$20,530$9.870.9
64Social and Human Service Assistants260$29,550$14.210.25
65Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics250$35,090$16.870.5
66Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment250$25,770$12.390.2
67Pharmacy Technicians250$30,750$14.790.3
68Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers240$33,300$16.010.3
69Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators240$37,380$17.970.2
70Accountants and Auditors230$55,160$26.520.9
71Bus Drivers, School or Special Client230$19,710$9.480.3
72Billing and Posting Clerks220$31,490$15.140.3
73Electricians220$41,590$200.4
74Medical and Health Services Managers220$89,000$42.790.25
75Physicians and Surgeons, All Other220$224,990$108.170.25
76Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations210$26,930$12.950.65
77Industrial Machinery Mechanics210$43,480$20.910.2
78Dental Assistants200$33,650$16.180.2
79Managers, All Other200$57,550$27.670.6
80Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks200$31,990$15.380.4
81First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors190$48,610$23.370
82Pharmacists190$126,920$61.020.2
83Insurance Sales Agents180$51,380$24.70.3
84Legal Occupations180$59,260$28.490.8
85Carpenters170$31,040$14.920.7
86First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers170$50,390$24.230.4
87Radiologic Technologists170$42,670$20.520.1
88Dental Hygienists160$69,070$33.210.1
89First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers160$63,480$30.520.3
90Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop160$20,600$9.90.3
91Speech-Language Pathologists160$80,510$38.710.1
92Computer User Support Specialists150$36,250$17.430.4
93Packers and Packagers, Hand150$28,870$13.880.45
94Phlebotomists150$28,290$13.60.1
95Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products150$76,170$36.620.2
96Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers140$37,010$17.790.2
97Highway Maintenance Workers140$30,400$14.620.1
98Parts Salespersons140$27,760$13.350.2
99Postal Service Mail Carriers140$50,970$24.510.2
100Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers140$53,140$25.550.15
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Jonesboro Colleges
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Jobs More Common Near Jonesboro Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$37,92054,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,8207,320
Sales and Related Occupations$31,3206,670
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,9305,690
Production Occupations$30,6905,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,7504,910
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,4103,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$37,0303,760
Management Occupations$81,9102,480
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$39,8202,460
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,3802,340
Retail Salespersons$23,8302,200
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,3402,050
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,2402,040
Construction and Extraction Occupations$34,6201,900
Cashiers$20,1901,590
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,9401,570
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$54,0101,480
Office Clerks, General$27,5701,410
Registered Nurses$56,6301,360
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$26,6201,250
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,6701,190
Protective Service Occupations$34,460980
Waiters and Waitresses$20,290970
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,340870
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,620850
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$23,980850
Nursing Assistants$24,670840
General and Operations Managers$84,350790
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,780780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$35,220740
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$35,490730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,140680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$49,900660
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$31,180550
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$45,670540
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,840540
Helpers--Production Workers$24,740530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$51,820520
Cooks, Restaurant$23,860490
Personal Care Aides$20,290490
Customer Service Representatives$34,260480
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,840440
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,030430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$60,150420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,470420
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,420350
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$36,900340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,910330
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education$35,120330

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$37,92054,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,8207,320
Sales and Related Occupations$31,3206,670
Production Occupations$30,6905,170
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$73,7504,910
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,4103,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$37,0303,760
Management Occupations$81,9102,480
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$39,8202,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,3402,050
Construction and Extraction Occupations$34,6201,900
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$54,0101,480
Office Clerks, General$27,5701,410
Registered Nurses$56,6301,360
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$26,6201,250
Protective Service Occupations$34,460980
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,340870
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,620850
General and Operations Managers$84,350790
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,780780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$35,220740
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$35,490730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,140680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$49,900660
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$31,180550
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$45,670540
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,840540
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$51,820520
Customer Service Representatives$34,260480
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,840440
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,030430
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$60,150420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,470420
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,420350
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$36,900340
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,910330
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education$35,120330
Construction Laborers$25,690310
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$51,490290
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$34,760290
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$46,370280
Medical Secretaries$29,140280
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$54,010270
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$45,540270
Social and Human Service Assistants$29,550260
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$35,090250
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment$25,770250
Pharmacy Technicians$30,750250
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$33,300240
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators$37,380240

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