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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 53730 $37200 $17.88 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7570 $30050 $14.45 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6320 $30090 $14.47 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5410 $20980 $10.09 8.3
5 Production Occupations 5190 $32860 $15.8 5.85
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4840 $72420 $34.82 5.75
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3840 $36220 $17.41 6.15
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3670 $29920 $14.38 6.45
9 Management Occupations 2480 $78850 $37.91 6.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2450 $38660 $18.59 3.8
11 Retail Salespersons 2180 $22560 $10.85 3.1
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2020 $21790 $10.48 3.7
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2010 $19210 $9.23 2.15
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1810 $34150 $16.42 4.4
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 1800 $27320 $13.13 3.05
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1630 $21800 $10.48 4.1
17 Office Clerks, General 1470 $25870 $12.44 2
18 Cashiers 1430 $19240 $9.25 2.25
19 Registered Nurses 1400 $56110 $26.98 1.9
20 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1360 $54170 $26.04 5.05
21 Team Assemblers 1210 $27770 $13.35 0.75
22 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1110 $20850 $10.02 1.6
23 Waiters and Waitresses 1070 $19600 $9.42 1.6
24 Protective Service Occupations 920 $32700 $15.72 2.25
25 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 920 $37130 $17.85 1.2
26 Nursing Assistants 880 $22150 $10.65 1.05
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 880 $22990 $11.05 1.2
28 Personal Care Aides 850 $18530 $8.91 1.3
29 General and Operations Managers 840 $79550 $38.25 1.4
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 780 $26030 $12.51 1.6
31 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 770 $35350 $17 0.5
32 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 760 $33640 $16.17 1
33 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 700 $29230 $14.05 1.6
34 Community and Social Service Occupations 690 $40420 $19.43 1.65
35 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 640 $49700 $23.9 1
36 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 580 $47500 $22.84 1
37 Customer Service Representatives 530 $30340 $14.59 1.75
38 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 500 $50350 $24.21 2.8
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 460 $33200 $15.96 1.1
40 Cooks, Restaurant 460 $23210 $11.16 0.75
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 450 $29430 $14.15 0.9
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 $32630 $15.69 0.6
43 Receptionists and Information Clerks 380 $24030 $11.55 0.7
44 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 380 $56610 $27.22 1.65
45 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 370 $20050 $9.64 1
46 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 360 $21650 $10.41 0.8
47 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 330 $44500 $21.39 0.1
48 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 320 $31520 $15.15 0.35
49 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 310 $36500 $17.55 0.3
50 Helpers--Production Workers 310 $25610 $12.31 0.3
51 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 310 $46790 $22.49 1.7
52 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 300 $31890 $15.33 0.25
53 Tellers 300 $24140 $11.61 0.3
54 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $36320 $17.46 0.45
55 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 300 $23920 $11.5 0.6
56 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 280 $33180 $15.95 0.3
57 Medical Secretaries 280 $26590 $12.78 0.4
58 Counter and Rental Clerks 270 $26770 $12.87 0.3
59 Construction Laborers 270 $25450 $12.24 0.8
60 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 270 $25780 $12.4 0.6
61 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $18520 $8.91 0.3
62 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 260 $19720 $9.48 0.3
63 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 260 $53280 $25.62 0.4
64 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 250 $55580 $26.72 0.3
65 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 250 $46580 $22.4 0.7
66 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 240 $34280 $16.48 0.3
67 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $20220 $9.72 0.3
68 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 240 $26370 $12.68 0.2
69 Accountants and Auditors 240 $56160 $27 0.9
70 Childcare Workers 240 $20260 $9.74 0.8
71 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 $30780 $14.8 0.35
72 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $27750 $13.34 0.3
73 Home Health Aides 230 $19870 $9.55 0.7
74 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 220 $40130 $19.29 0.6
75 Pharmacy Technicians 220 $29900 $14.38 0.25
76 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 $35690 $17.16 0.4
77 Carpenters 200 $35050 $16.85 0.6
78 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 200 $29700 $14.28 0.5
79 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $32250 $15.5 0.1
80 Electricians 190 $40950 $19.69 0.4
81 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 190 $41910 $20.15 0.2
82 Managers, All Other 190 $54850 $26.37 0.65
83 Dental Assistants 190 $32960 $15.85 0.2
84 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $87340 $41.99 0.2
85 Speech-Language Pathologists 190 $86120 $41.41 0.1
86 Pharmacists 180 $119350 $57.38 0.2
87 Highway Maintenance Workers 170 $28990 $13.94 0.1
88 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $47920 $23.04 0.4
89 Parts Salespersons 160 $27020 $12.99 0.2
90 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 160 $268760 $129.21 0.2
91 Food Preparation Workers 160 $20000 $9.62 0.6
92 Packers and Packagers, Hand 160 $27970 $13.45 0.45
93 Computer User Support Specialists 150 $35120 $16.88 0.4
94 Legal Occupations 150 $67760 $32.58 0.8
95 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 150 $36910 $17.74 0.2
96 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 140 $57380 $27.59 0.3
97 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $35350 $16.99 0.2
98 Telemarketers 140 $22470 $10.8 0.15
99 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $19770 $9.51 0.25
100 Radiologic Technologists 140 $46000 $22.12 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Jonesboro Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,200 53,730
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,050 7,570
Sales and Related Occupations 30,090 6,320
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,980 5,410
Production Occupations 32,860 5,190
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 72,420 4,840
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 36,220 3,840
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,920 3,670
Management Occupations 78,850 2,480
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,660 2,450
Retail Salespersons 22,560 2,180
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,790 2,020
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,210 2,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations 34,150 1,810
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,320 1,800
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,800 1,630
Office Clerks, General 25,870 1,470
Cashiers 19,240 1,430
Registered Nurses 56,110 1,400
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,170 1,360
Team Assemblers 27,770 1,210
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,850 1,110
Waiters and Waitresses 19,600 1,070
Protective Service Occupations 32,700 920
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,130 920
Nursing Assistants 22,150 880
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,990 880
Personal Care Aides 18,530 850
General and Operations Managers 79,550 840
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,030 780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,350 770
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 33,640 760
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,230 700
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,420 690
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,700 640
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,500 580
Customer Service Representatives 30,340 530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 50,350 500
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,200 460
Cooks, Restaurant 23,210 460
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,430 450
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,630 420
Receptionists and Information Clerks 24,030 380
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 56,610 380
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,050 370
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 21,650 360
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 44,500 330
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,520 320
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 36,500 310
Helpers--Production Workers 25,610 310

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,200 53,730
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,050 7,570
Sales and Related Occupations 30,090 6,320
Production Occupations 32,860 5,190
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 72,420 4,840
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 36,220 3,840
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,920 3,670
Management Occupations 78,850 2,480
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,660 2,450
Construction and Extraction Occupations 34,150 1,810
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,320 1,800
Office Clerks, General 25,870 1,470
Registered Nurses 56,110 1,400
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,170 1,360
Team Assemblers 27,770 1,210
Protective Service Occupations 32,700 920
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,130 920
General and Operations Managers 79,550 840
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,030 780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,350 770
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 33,640 760
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,230 700
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,420 690
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,700 640
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,500 580
Customer Service Representatives 30,340 530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 50,350 500
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,200 460
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,430 450
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,630 420
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 56,610 380
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 44,500 330
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,520 320
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 36,500 310
Helpers--Production Workers 25,610 310
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,790 310
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 31,890 300
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 36,320 300
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 33,180 280
Medical Secretaries 26,590 280
Counter and Rental Clerks 26,770 270
Construction Laborers 25,450 270
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 25,780 270
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 53,280 260
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 55,580 250
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 46,580 250
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 34,280 240
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 26,370 240
Accountants and Auditors 56,160 240
Billing and Posting Clerks 30,780 240

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