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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations30370$39,730$19.1100
2Production Occupations3980$37,790$18.175.7
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations3900$31,940$15.3614.35
4Sales and Related Occupations2610$31,020$14.919.9
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2270$30,390$14.616.55
6Protective Service Occupations2140$37,890$18.222.2
7Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations2050$20,980$10.088.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations1970$43,560$20.946.05
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations1860$66,040$31.755.8
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1560$44,200$21.253.8
11Correctional Officers and Jailers1390$36,070$17.340.25
12Management Occupations1350$81,100$38.996.15
13Personal Care and Service Occupations1290$22,730$10.934.3
14Healthcare Support Occupations1050$26,000$12.53
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations1020$56,110$26.985.25
16Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food940$19,300$9.282.3
17Retail Salespersons940$24,410$11.742.85
18Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers890$28,620$13.760
19Personal Care Aides820$20,860$10.031.5
20Construction and Extraction Occupations750$42,620$20.494.45
21Office Clerks, General730$28,120$13.521.9
22Cashiers640$20,470$9.842.2
23Registered Nurses630$62,690$30.141.95
24Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand600$28,860$13.881.7
25Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations590$23,720$11.43.65
26Community and Social Service Occupations530$40,910$19.671.65
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive510$28,790$13.841.5
28Maintenance and Repair Workers, General470$33,150$15.940.9
29Nursing Assistants460$24,170$11.621
30Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations410$81,820$39.340.8
31General and Operations Managers380$79,720$38.331.5
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers380$25,020$12.031.3
33First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers360$36,110$17.361
34Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses330$35,840$17.230.5
35Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners310$23,760$11.431.55
36Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations300$33,050$15.890.65
37Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers300$39,770$19.121.2
38First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers290$27,630$13.280.6
39Computer and Mathematical Occupations270$60,010$28.852.9
40Customer Service Representatives270$34,060$16.381.75
41First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers270$63,030$30.30.4
42First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers260$47,190$22.690.95
43Industrial Machinery Mechanics260$61,580$29.60.2
44Architecture and Engineering Occupations250$76,190$36.631.7
45Business Operations Specialists, All Other240$62,170$29.890.7
46Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment240$21,290$10.230.2
47Receptionists and Information Clerks240$28,260$13.590.7
48Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers220$39,770$19.120.4
49Waiters and Waitresses220$20,040$9.641.7
50Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria200$20,490$9.850.3
51Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders200$45,400$21.830.1
52Security Guards190$38,230$18.380.7
53Childcare Workers180$20,970$10.080.8
54Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators180$28,040$13.480.35
55Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks170$33,230$15.971.05
56Bus Drivers, School or Special Client170$20,390$9.80.3
57Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers160$39,560$19.020.3
58Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers160$33,930$16.310.6
59Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics150$33,500$16.110.5
60First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers150$60,070$28.880.3
61Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders150$51,300$24.670.1
62Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products150$52,270$25.130.9
63Counter and Rental Clerks140$25,450$12.240.3
64Electricians140$57,260$27.530.4
65Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners140$19,920$9.580.9
66Management Analysts140$44,480$21.390.5
67Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations130$40,760$19.61.8
68Medical Assistants130$28,960$13.920.45
69Firefighters120$31,770$15.270.2
70Accountants and Auditors110$57,680$27.730.9
71Billing and Posting Clerks110$32,280$15.520.3
72Driver/Sales Workers110$39,100$18.80.3
73Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers110$45,430$21.840.2
74Cooks, Restaurant100$21,860$10.510.8
75Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers100$26,990$12.970
76Legal Occupations100$64,200$30.870.8
77Medical and Health Services Managers100$91,330$43.910.25
78Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists100$39,760$19.120.1
79Computer User Support Specialists90$42,660$20.510.4
80Loan Officers90$75,930$36.50.2
81Medical Secretaries90$26,400$12.690.4
82Postal Service Mail Carriers90$52,560$25.270.2
83First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers80$54,720$26.310.4
84Highway Maintenance Workers80$30,980$14.890.1
85Industrial Production Managers80$100,930$48.520.1
86Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers80$23,500$11.30.8
87Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers80$22,000$10.580.1
88Loan Interviewers and Clerks80$38,620$18.570.15
89Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks80$34,350$16.510.4
90Social and Human Service Assistants80$28,160$13.540.25
91Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors80$51,550$24.790
92Tellers80$26,500$12.740.3
93Dental Assistants70$34,170$16.430.2
94Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors70$47,670$22.920.2
95Financial Managers70$76,540$36.80.4
96First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers70$55,260$26.570
97First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives70$53,320$25.640.1
98First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors70$51,310$24.670
99Human Resources Specialists70$49,260$23.680.35
100Insurance Sales Agents70$57,760$27.770.3
Source: 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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Jobs More Common Near Pine Bluff Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,73030,370
Production Occupations$37,7903,980
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,9403,900
Sales and Related Occupations$31,0202,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,3902,270
Protective Service Occupations$37,8902,140
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,9802,050
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,5601,970
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$66,0401,860
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,2001,560
Correctional Officers and Jailers$36,0701,390
Management Occupations$81,1001,350
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,7301,290
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,0001,050
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$56,1101,020
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,300940
Retail Salespersons$24,410940
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,620890
Personal Care Aides$20,860820
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,620750
Office Clerks, General$28,120730
Cashiers$20,470640
Registered Nurses$62,690630
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,860600
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,720590
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,910530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$28,790510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,150470
Nursing Assistants$24,170460
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$81,820410
General and Operations Managers$79,720380
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,020380
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,110360
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$35,840330
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,760310
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$33,050300
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,770300
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$27,630290
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$60,010270
Customer Service Representatives$34,060270
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$63,030270
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$47,190260
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$61,580260
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$76,190250
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$62,170240
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment$21,290240
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,260240
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$39,770220
Waiters and Waitresses$20,040220
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$20,490200

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,73030,370
Production Occupations$37,7903,980
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,9403,900
Sales and Related Occupations$31,0202,610
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,3902,270
Protective Service Occupations$37,8902,140
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,5601,970
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$66,0401,860
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,2001,560
Correctional Officers and Jailers$36,0701,390
Management Occupations$81,1001,350
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,0001,050
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$56,1101,020
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$28,620890
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,620750
Office Clerks, General$28,120730
Registered Nurses$62,690630
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,860600
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,910530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$28,790510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,150470
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$81,820410
General and Operations Managers$79,720380
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,020380
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,110360
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$35,840330
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$33,050300
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,770300
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$27,630290
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$60,010270
Customer Service Representatives$34,060270
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$63,030270
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$47,190260
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$61,580260
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$76,190250
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$62,170240
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,260240
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$39,770220
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$45,400200
Security Guards$38,230190
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$28,040180
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,230170
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$39,560160
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,930160
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$33,500150
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$60,070150
Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$51,300150
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$52,270150
Counter and Rental Clerks$25,450140
Electricians$57,260140

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