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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations60720$39,270$18.88100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9810$31,490$15.1414.35
3Sales and Related Occupations6390$30,870$14.849.9
4Transportation and Material Moving Occupations5500$29,490$14.186.55
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5430$19,520$9.398.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4770$64,010$30.775.8
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations4290$44,620$21.456.05
8Production Occupations4000$35,710$17.175.7
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3550$43,810$21.063.8
10Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2460$26,070$12.531.7
11Management Occupations2430$92,150$44.36.15
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations2340$66,850$32.145.25
13Protective Service Occupations2260$34,210$16.452.2
14Retail Salespersons2170$24,310$11.692.85
15Cashiers1980$19,320$9.292.2
16Customer Service Representatives1960$28,750$13.821.75
17Construction and Extraction Occupations1940$37,510$18.034.45
18Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1790$18,200$8.752.3
19Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1590$22,860$10.993.65
20Personal Care and Service Occupations1520$21,690$10.434.3
21Office Clerks, General1420$26,780$12.881.9
22Healthcare Support Occupations1310$24,300$11.683
23Registered Nurses1160$54,030$25.981.95
24Community and Social Service Occupations1080$38,950$18.731.65
25Waiters and Waitresses1030$18,180$8.741.7
26General and Operations Managers1020$97,100$46.681.5
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive980$31,420$15.111.5
28Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners860$21,600$10.381.55
29Security Guards780$25,730$12.370.7
30Stock Clerks and Order Fillers780$25,480$12.251.3
31Food Preparation Workers760$19,120$9.190.6
32Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers740$42,770$20.561.2
33Architecture and Engineering Occupations720$65,210$31.351.7
34Helpers--Production Workers670$20,770$9.990.3
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General650$31,150$14.980.9
36Personal Care Aides650$18,650$8.971.5
37Computer and Mathematical Occupations620$63,310$30.442.9
38First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers560$32,820$15.781
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks550$36,270$17.441.05
40First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers550$51,200$24.610.95
41Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products540$66,540$31.990.9
42Nursing Assistants490$20,110$9.671
43Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers490$35,700$17.160.4
44Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics470$37,110$17.840.5
45Construction Laborers430$31,030$14.920.8
46Business Operations Specialists, All Other410$68,700$33.030.7
47Receptionists and Information Clerks400$25,960$12.480.7
48Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers390$29,160$14.020.6
49Driver/Sales Workers370$29,390$14.130.3
50First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers370$27,350$13.150.6
51Accountants and Auditors350$67,810$32.60.9
52Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations330$41,570$19.991.8
53Child, Family, and School Social Workers330$35,360$170.2
54Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders330$57,290$27.540.2
55Correctional Officers and Jailers320$30,230$14.540.25
56First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers320$60,820$29.240.3
57Industrial Machinery Mechanics310$51,260$24.640.2
58Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators310$31,070$14.940.35
59Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations300$26,020$12.510.65
60Medical Secretaries300$29,040$13.960.4
61Packers and Packagers, Hand300$23,580$11.330.45
62Bus Drivers, School or Special Client290$18,590$8.940.3
63Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers290$22,150$10.650.8
64Logisticians290$77,730$37.370.1
65Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers280$36,730$17.660.3
66Legal Occupations280$64,960$31.230.8
67Counter and Rental Clerks270$23,290$11.20.3
68Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics270$29,930$14.390.2
69Computer User Support Specialists260$44,510$21.40.4
70First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers260$59,490$28.60.4
71Pharmacy Technicians260$26,610$12.80.3
72Cooks, Restaurant250$23,670$11.380.8
73Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop250$17,780$8.550.3
74Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners250$19,950$9.590.9
75Firefighters240$32,980$15.850.2
76Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations240$65,430$31.460.8
77Medical Assistants240$29,180$14.030.45
78Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria230$21,410$10.290.3
79Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters230$37,580$18.070.3
80Electricians220$50,540$24.30.4
81Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators220$31,140$14.970.2
82Cooks, Fast Food210$18,450$8.870.3
83Insurance Sales Agents210$61,850$29.740.3
84Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers210$50,020$24.050.3
85Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors200$50,780$24.410.2
86First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors200$48,390$23.260
87Human Resources Specialists200$46,500$22.360.35
88Lawyers200$67,200$32.310.5
89Management Analysts190$79,260$38.110.5
90Parts Salespersons190$31,650$15.220.2
91Billing and Posting Clerks180$30,520$14.670.3
92Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists180$39,440$18.960.2
93First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers180$57,250$27.520.4
94Home Health Aides180$22,350$10.740.7
95Pharmacists180$115,600$55.580.2
96Tellers180$25,080$12.060.3
97Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education170$29,390$14.130.3
98Dishwashers160$18,900$9.090.3
99Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks160$55,640$26.750.2
100Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers160$61,490$29.560.15
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Jobs More Common Near Albany Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,27060,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,4909,810
Sales and Related Occupations$30,8706,390
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,4905,500
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$19,5205,430
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,0104,770
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$44,6204,290
Production Occupations$35,7104,000
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,8103,550
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,0702,460
Management Occupations$92,1502,430
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,8502,340
Protective Service Occupations$34,2102,260
Retail Salespersons$24,3102,170
Cashiers$19,3201,980
Customer Service Representatives$28,7501,960
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,5101,940
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,2001,790
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$22,8601,590
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,6901,520
Office Clerks, General$26,7801,420
Healthcare Support Occupations$24,3001,310
Registered Nurses$54,0301,160
Community and Social Service Occupations$38,9501,080
Waiters and Waitresses$18,1801,030
General and Operations Managers$97,1001,020
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,420980
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,600860
Security Guards$25,730780
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,480780
Food Preparation Workers$19,120760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,770740
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$65,210720
Helpers--Production Workers$20,770670
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$31,150650
Personal Care Aides$18,650650
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,310620
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$32,820560
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,270550
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,200550
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$66,540540
Nursing Assistants$20,110490
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$35,700490
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,110470
Construction Laborers$31,030430
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,700410
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,960400
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,160390
Driver/Sales Workers$29,390370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$27,350370

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,27060,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,4909,810
Sales and Related Occupations$30,8706,390
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,4905,500
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,0104,770
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$44,6204,290
Production Occupations$35,7104,000
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,8103,550
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,0702,460
Management Occupations$92,1502,430
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,8502,340
Protective Service Occupations$34,2102,260
Customer Service Representatives$28,7501,960
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,5101,940
Office Clerks, General$26,7801,420
Registered Nurses$54,0301,160
Community and Social Service Occupations$38,9501,080
General and Operations Managers$97,1001,020
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,420980
Security Guards$25,730780
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,480780
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,770740
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$65,210720
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$31,150650
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$63,310620
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$32,820560
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,270550
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,200550
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$66,540540
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$35,700490
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,110470
Construction Laborers$31,030430
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,700410
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,960400
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,160390
Driver/Sales Workers$29,390370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$27,350370
Accountants and Auditors$67,810350
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,570330
Child, Family, and School Social Workers$35,360330
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$57,290330
Correctional Officers and Jailers$30,230320
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$60,820320
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$51,260310
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$31,070310
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$26,020300
Medical Secretaries$29,040300
Logisticians$77,730290
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$36,730280
Legal Occupations$64,960280

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