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Albany Employment

Employment and Industries in the Albany, Georgia Area

The largest employers in Albany are the healthcare and education sectors and the Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany. Other significant contributors to employment are the manufacturing and retail trade sectors. Management, professional and related services provide 30% of the jobs. About 21% of the workforce are in sales and office jobs.

The economy is bolstered by a diversified manufacturing sector which includes tires, food and beverages, paper products and pharmaceuticals. The transportation sector also contributes to the economy. In addition, the city is regarded as a prominent center for commerce in southwest Georgia.

Some of the jobs more common in Albany than the nation's other cities are probation officers and correctional treatment specialists; logisticians, correctional officers and jailers; team assemblers; electrical and electronics repairers of commercial and industrial equipment; and helpers of pipe layers, plumbers, pipe fitters and steam fitters.

The major employers in the Albany region are:

  • Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Albany State University
  • Miller Brewing Company
  • Coats and Clark Inc
  • Teleperformance USA
  • Palmyra Medical Centers
  • United Parcel Service
  • Bell South Telecommunications
  • Georgia Pacific Corp

The Major employment sectors in Albany are:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Government
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Social assistance

Noteworthy information regarding Albany: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 80.8 which is low when compared to the nation's average of 100. Approximately 18% of the population have a bachelor's degree or better. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $31,000.

Albany companies have access to helpful business organizations such as:

The Albany Herald offers current information regarding the business endeavors in Albany.

Jobs in Albany

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 58230 $39510 $18.99 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9550 $31430 $15.11 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6500 $31490 $15.14 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5050 $19120 $9.19 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4600 $62880 $30.23 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4580 $29830 $14.34 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4510 $46530 $22.37 6.15
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3470 $44490 $21.39 3.8
9 Production Occupations 3190 $36510 $17.55 5.85
10 Management Occupations 2380 $93460 $44.93 6.05
11 Retail Salespersons 2280 $23990 $11.54 3.1
12 Protective Service Occupations 2270 $32360 $15.56 2.25
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2190 $66350 $31.9 5.05
14 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2100 $26460 $12.72 1.6
15 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2070 $36640 $17.62 4.4
16 Cashiers 1980 $19120 $9.19 2.25
17 Customer Service Representatives 1820 $27830 $13.38 1.75
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1680 $21120 $10.15 4.1
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1630 $17880 $8.6 2.15
20 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1410 $21900 $10.53 3.7
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 1260 $23840 $11.46 3.05
22 Office Clerks, General 1210 $26320 $12.65 2
23 Registered Nurses 1180 $52950 $25.46 1.9
24 General and Operations Managers 1080 $96360 $46.33 1.4
25 Community and Social Service Occupations 1060 $38350 $18.44 1.65
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1040 $30650 $14.73 1.6
27 Waiters and Waitresses 940 $17700 $8.51 1.6
28 Security Guards 790 $23260 $11.18 0.7
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $20480 $9.85 1.6
30 Personal Care Aides 790 $18190 $8.75 1.3
31 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 760 $24080 $11.58 1.2
32 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 760 $40110 $19.28 1.2
33 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 670 $64370 $30.95 1.65
34 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 670 $62280 $29.94 2.8
35 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 650 $63460 $30.51 1
36 Food Preparation Workers 640 $17800 $8.56 0.6
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 620 $34740 $16.7 1.1
38 Nursing Assistants 610 $20330 $9.77 1.05
39 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 590 $33250 $15.98 0.9
40 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 540 $33910 $16.3 1
41 Receptionists and Information Clerks 520 $25750 $12.38 0.7
42 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 520 $48540 $23.34 0.1
43 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 490 $35200 $16.92 0.45
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 480 $51330 $24.68 1
45 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 460 $34980 $16.82 0.5
46 Construction Laborers 420 $30590 $14.7 0.8
47 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 370 $43980 $21.14 1.7
48 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 360 $50640 $24.35 0.25
49 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 360 $26470 $12.73 0.6
50 Correctional Officers and Jailers 350 $28640 $13.77 0.3
51 Accountants and Auditors 350 $65900 $31.68 0.9
52 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 350 $71090 $34.18 0.7
53 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 350 $34190 $16.44 0.6
54 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $36790 $17.69 0.2
55 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 310 $24960 $12 0.6
56 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 300 $59580 $28.64 0.3
57 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 290 $29150 $14.01 0.2
58 Helpers--Production Workers 290 $22990 $11.05 0.3
59 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 290 $60080 $28.89 0.1
60 Logisticians 280 $78740 $37.85 0.1
61 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $20890 $10.04 0.3
62 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 280 $29610 $14.24 0.35
63 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 $31960 $15.36 0.4
64 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $28700 $13.8 0.3
65 Electricians 260 $47190 $22.69 0.4
66 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $52650 $25.31 0.2
67 Legal Occupations 250 $66710 $32.07 0.8
68 Computer User Support Specialists 250 $42290 $20.33 0.4
69 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 240 $57940 $27.86 0.4
70 Medical Assistants 240 $29160 $14.02 0.45
71 Medical Secretaries 240 $28770 $13.83 0.4
72 Billing and Posting Clerks 240 $30410 $14.62 0.35
73 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $53770 $25.85 0.2
74 Counter and Rental Clerks 230 $23730 $11.41 0.3
75 Firefighters 230 $33570 $16.14 0.2
76 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $20470 $9.84 0.8
77 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $30730 $14.77 0.2
78 Cooks, Restaurant 220 $24540 $11.8 0.75
79 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 220 $55180 $26.53 0.4
80 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $37110 $17.84 0.3
81 Carpenters 210 $30650 $14.73 0.6
82 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $25860 $12.43 0.25
83 Packers and Packagers, Hand 210 $22990 $11.05 0.45
84 Lawyers 200 $70320 $33.81 0.5
85 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 200 $48110 $23.13 0.3
86 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 200 $18730 $9.01 1
87 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 200 $64950 $31.22 0.9
88 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 200 $45860 $22.05 0.5
89 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $35360 $17 0.3
90 Management Analysts 190 $83420 $40.11 0.5
91 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $78390 $37.69 0.3
92 Recreation Workers 170 $21580 $10.38 0.3
93 Human Resources Specialists 170 $47400 $22.79 0.3
94 Pharmacists 160 $111880 $53.79 0.2
95 Tellers 160 $24350 $11.7 0.3
96 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 160 $19570 $9.41 0.3
97 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 150 $51210 $24.62 0.2
98 Parts Salespersons 150 $31390 $15.09 0.2
99 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 $51870 $24.94 0.15
100 Computer Occupations, All Other 140 $81890 $39.37 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Albany Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,510 58,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,430 9,550
Sales and Related Occupations 31,490 6,500
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,120 5,050
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,880 4,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,830 4,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,530 4,510
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,490 3,470
Production Occupations 36,510 3,190
Management Occupations 93,460 2,380
Retail Salespersons 23,990 2,280
Protective Service Occupations 32,360 2,270
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,350 2,190
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,460 2,100
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,640 2,070
Cashiers 19,120 1,980
Customer Service Representatives 27,830 1,820
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,120 1,680
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,880 1,630
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,900 1,410
Healthcare Support Occupations 23,840 1,260
Office Clerks, General 26,320 1,210
Registered Nurses 52,950 1,180
General and Operations Managers 96,360 1,080
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,350 1,060
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,650 1,040
Waiters and Waitresses 17,700 940
Security Guards 23,260 790
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,480 790
Personal Care Aides 18,190 790
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,080 760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,110 760
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,370 670
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,280 670
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,460 650
Food Preparation Workers 17,800 640
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,740 620
Nursing Assistants 20,330 610
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,250 590
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 33,910 540
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,750 520
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 48,540 520
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 35,200 490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,330 480
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,980 460
Construction Laborers 30,590 420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,980 370
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 50,640 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,470 360
Correctional Officers and Jailers 28,640 350

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Albany, Georgia Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,510 58,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,430 9,550
Sales and Related Occupations 31,490 6,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,880 4,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,830 4,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,530 4,510
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,490 3,470
Production Occupations 36,510 3,190
Management Occupations 93,460 2,380
Protective Service Occupations 32,360 2,270
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,350 2,190
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,460 2,100
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,640 2,070
Customer Service Representatives 27,830 1,820
Office Clerks, General 26,320 1,210
Registered Nurses 52,950 1,180
General and Operations Managers 96,360 1,080
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,350 1,060
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,650 1,040
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,110 760
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,370 670
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 62,280 670
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,460 650
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,740 620
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,250 590
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 33,910 540
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,750 520
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 48,540 520
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 35,200 490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,330 480
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,980 460
Construction Laborers 30,590 420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,980 370
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 50,640 360
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,470 360
Correctional Officers and Jailers 28,640 350
Accountants and Auditors 65,900 350
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 71,090 350
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,190 350
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 36,790 330
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 59,580 300
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 29,150 290
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60,080 290
Logisticians 78,740 280
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 29,610 280
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 31,960 270
Driver/Sales Workers 28,700 260
Electricians 47,190 260
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 52,650 260
Legal Occupations 66,710 250

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