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Pine Bluff Employment

Employment and Industries in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas Area

Pine Bluff serves as the primary trade center for southeastern Arkansas. Agriculture is still a primary factor for Pine Bluff's economy. The significant agriculture products includes soybeans, cotton, rice, cattle, catfish, timber and poultry. The economy's other primary industries include cottonseed oil production, cotton processing, wire products manufacturing, paper and wood products, metal fabrication, the manufacturing of electric transformers and poultry processing.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff bolsters employment in the city with its business incubator located downtown. The major sectors for employment are healthcare, government, manufacturing, agriculture, paper making, construction and education. Pine Bluff's manufacturing sector includes a large number of manufacturing industries.

Some of the jobs that pay well in Pine Bluff are packaging and filling, machine operators and tenders, security guards, production workers, maintenance and repair workers, industrial machinery mechanics, managers and welders, cutters, solderers and braziers.

Notable data about Pine Bluff: Approximately 8% of the workforce belongs to a union. The cost of living index in 2008 was 78.7 which is low compared to the national average of 100. Regarding the population over the age of 25, about 17% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the median household income was approximately $32,000.

The primary employers in Pine Bluff are shown below:

  • Regional Medical Center
  • Tyson Foods
  • Simmons First National Corp
  • U.S. Army - Pine Bluff Arsenal; army depot
  • Evergreen Packaging
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Arkansas Department of Corrections
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center Preferred Provider Organization
  • Stephen L Lafrance Pharmacy Inc
  • Super D Drugs Acquisition Co
  • Pine Bluff School District
  • Area Agency On Aging of Southeast Arkansas Inc
  • Jefferson County
  • Central Moloney Inc
  • Davis Nursing Association
  • Watson Chapel Schools
  • McGeorge Contracting Co, Inc
  • Washington Group International
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Walmart Supercenter
  • USSA Drug Corporate/SAJ Distributors
  • City of Pine Bluff
  • FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research
  • Arcelor Pine Bluff Inc
  • Stant Manufacturing

Business organizations offering assistance to Pine Bluff companies:

The Pine Bluff Commercial Online Edition includes up-to-date information about the business activities in Pine Bluff.

Jobs in Pine Bluff

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 30720 $38100 $18.32 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 4060 $30730 $14.77 14.8
3 Production Occupations 3570 $38970 $18.73 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 2610 $26350 $12.67 10.15
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2350 $27510 $13.22 6.45
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 2200 $19500 $9.37 8.3
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2050 $65880 $31.67 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2030 $40100 $19.28 6.15
9 Protective Service Occupations 2010 $37620 $18.09 2.25
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1540 $41240 $19.83 3.8
11 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1410 $35160 $16.91 0.3
12 Management Occupations 1280 $73900 $35.53 6.05
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 1170 $22770 $10.95 3.05
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1070 $56380 $27.1 5.05
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1050 $18600 $8.94 2.15
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 960 $39470 $18.97 4.4
17 Personal Care and Service Occupations 930 $21500 $10.34 4.1
18 Retail Salespersons 900 $24000 $11.54 3.1
19 Cashiers 830 $18660 $8.97 2.25
20 Office Clerks, General 800 $25990 $12.49 2
21 Nursing Assistants 720 $21650 $10.41 1.05
22 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 690 $22230 $10.69 3.7
23 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 650 $25040 $12.04 1.6
24 Registered Nurses 620 $50690 $24.37 1.9
25 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 620 $27590 $13.27 1.6
26 Personal Care Aides 540 $18200 $8.75 1.3
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 510 $37910 $18.22 1.65
28 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 470 $78570 $37.78 0.9
29 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 460 $31470 $15.13 0.9
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $20700 $9.95 1.6
31 Team Assemblers 450 $29910 $14.38 0.75
32 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 430 $27740 $13.34 0.6
33 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 420 $32210 $15.48 0.5
34 General and Operations Managers 420 $69940 $33.63 1.4
35 Customer Service Representatives 410 $31740 $15.26 1.75
36 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 370 $35670 $17.15 1.2
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 340 $32670 $15.71 1
38 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 $54000 $25.96 0.2
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 310 $45390 $21.82 1
40 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 290 $24620 $11.84 1.2
41 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 290 $81910 $39.38 1.65
42 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 280 $62910 $30.24 0.4
43 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 280 $60000 $28.85 0.7
44 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $27940 $13.43 0.35
45 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 260 $25690 $12.35 0.6
46 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 260 $37690 $18.12 0.3
47 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 250 $62280 $29.94 2.8
48 Home Health Aides 250 $20080 $9.65 0.7
49 Waiters and Waitresses 230 $18400 $8.84 1.6
50 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 230 $18200 $8.75 0.3
51 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 220 $43740 $21.03 0.45
52 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 210 $34060 $16.37 0.3
53 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 200 $25090 $12.06 0.6
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 190 $27880 $13.4 0.5
55 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 190 $46650 $22.43 1
56 Helpers--Production Workers 190 $27110 $13.03 0.3
57 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 180 $33950 $16.32 1.1
58 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 170 $52410 $25.2 0.1
59 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $46410 $22.31 0.1
60 Receptionists and Information Clerks 160 $23990 $11.53 0.7
61 Packers and Packagers, Hand 150 $22550 $10.84 0.45
62 Electricians 150 $55240 $26.56 0.4
63 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 150 $47770 $22.96 0.4
64 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 130 $43070 $20.71 1.7
65 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $52690 $25.33 0.3
66 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $32620 $15.68 0.3
67 Management Analysts 130 $64060 $30.8 0.5
68 Childcare Workers 120 $19150 $9.21 0.8
69 Legal Occupations 120 $60890 $29.27 0.8
70 Counter and Rental Clerks 110 $20900 $10.05 0.3
71 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 110 $20270 $9.74 0.2
72 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 110 $18820 $9.05 1
73 Food Preparation Workers 110 $19340 $9.3 0.6
74 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 110 $30130 $14.48 0.4
75 Security Guards 110 $35130 $16.89 0.7
76 Cooks, Restaurant 110 $19450 $9.35 0.75
77 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $27290 $13.12 0.25
78 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $80110 $38.52 0.2
79 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 100 $38450 $18.49 0.1
80 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 $248310 $119.38 0.2
81 Financial Managers 90 $56410 $27.12 0.4
82 Accountants and Auditors 90 $66320 $31.89 0.9
83 Postal Service Mail Carriers 90 $51640 $24.83 0.15
84 Parts Salespersons 90 $23040 $11.07 0.2
85 Loan Officers 80 $56100 $26.97 0.2
86 Billing and Posting Clerks 80 $29160 $14.02 0.35
87 Industrial Production Managers 80 $96530 $46.41 0.1
88 Carpenters 80 $32400 $15.58 0.6
89 Dental Assistants 80 $29080 $13.98 0.2
90 Pharmacists 80 $114090 $54.85 0.2
91 Computer User Support Specialists 80 $41700 $20.05 0.4
92 Tellers 80 $24080 $11.58 0.3
93 Construction Laborers 80 $26930 $12.95 0.8
94 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 70 $20750 $9.98 0.1
95 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 70 $42350 $20.36 0.1
96 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $34810 $16.73 0.1
97 Cooks, Fast Food 70 $18460 $8.88 0.3
98 First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers 70 $53810 $25.87 0
99 Labor Relations Specialists 70 $29800 $14.33 0.05
100 Firefighters 70 $46390 $22.3 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Pine Bluff Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,100 30,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,730 4,060
Production Occupations 38,970 3,570
Sales and Related Occupations 26,350 2,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 27,510 2,350
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,500 2,200
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,880 2,050
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,100 2,030
Protective Service Occupations 37,620 2,010
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,240 1,540
Correctional Officers and Jailers 35,160 1,410
Management Occupations 73,900 1,280
Healthcare Support Occupations 22,770 1,170
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 56,380 1,070
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,600 1,050
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,470 960
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,500 930
Retail Salespersons 24,000 900
Cashiers 18,660 830
Office Clerks, General 25,990 800
Nursing Assistants 21,650 720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,230 690
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,040 650
Registered Nurses 50,690 620
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 27,590 620
Personal Care Aides 18,200 540
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,910 510
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 78,570 470
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,470 460
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,700 450
Team Assemblers 29,910 450
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 27,740 430
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 32,210 420
General and Operations Managers 69,940 420
Customer Service Representatives 31,740 410
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,670 370
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 32,670 340
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 54,000 320
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,390 310
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,620 290
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 81,910 290
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 62,910 280
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60,000 280
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 27,940 270
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 25,690 260
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 37,690 260
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,280 250
Home Health Aides 20,080 250
Waiters and Waitresses 18,400 230
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 18,200 230

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,100 30,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,730 4,060
Production Occupations 38,970 3,570
Sales and Related Occupations 26,350 2,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 27,510 2,350
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,880 2,050
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,100 2,030
Protective Service Occupations 37,620 2,010
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,240 1,540
Correctional Officers and Jailers 35,160 1,410
Management Occupations 73,900 1,280
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 56,380 1,070
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,470 960
Office Clerks, General 25,990 800
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,040 650
Registered Nurses 50,690 620
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 27,590 620
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,910 510
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 78,570 470
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,470 460
Team Assemblers 29,910 450
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 27,740 430
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 32,210 420
General and Operations Managers 69,940 420
Customer Service Representatives 31,740 410
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,670 370
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 32,670 340
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 54,000 320
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,390 310
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 81,910 290
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 62,910 280
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 60,000 280
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 27,940 270
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 25,690 260
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 37,690 260
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,280 250
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 43,740 220
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 34,060 210
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,090 200
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 27,880 190
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 46,650 190
Helpers--Production Workers 27,110 190
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,950 180
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 52,410 170
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 46,410 160
Electricians 55,240 150
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 47,770 150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,070 130
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 52,690 130
Social and Human Service Assistants 32,620 130

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