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Augusta Employment

Employment and Industries in the Augusta, Georgia Area

Augusta is a center for biotechnology, medicine and the military. Agricultural industries are also important to the economy. The Medical College of Georgia, a public science graduate university, employs a vast number of workers. The medical district of Augusts employees more than 25,000 people and has a major impact on the economy.

The Southern Business & Development Magazine named Augusta as one of the "Top ten places in the south with plenty of talented labor." Also, the large Augusta Corporate Park was named by Southern Business & Development Magazine as one of the "Top ten supersites in the south."

The Development Authority of Richmond County recruits new distribution, manufacturing, assembly and related industrial companies to Augusta. The organization also helps the existing industries expand. Also, Augusta-Richmond County offers employers free employee recruiting, screening and training.

The major employers in Augusta are provided below:

  • Savannah River Site
  • U.S. Army Signal Center & Ft. Gordon
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Richmond County School System
  • University Hospital
  • Columbia County School System
  • Augusta Richmond County
  • VA Medical Center
  • E-Z-GO Textron
  • Gracewood State School & Hospital
  • CareSouth
  • T-Mobile
  • Automatic Data Processing
  • Solo Cup Company
  • NutraSweet
  • International Paper
  • Club Car
  • Elanco
  • Procter & Gamble
  • John Deere
  • Kellogg's
  • Thermal Ceramics
  • PCS Nitrogen
  • General Chemical
  • Solway Advanced Polymers
  • Monsanto
  • Weychem
  • CRL Warehouse & Logistics
  • Finnchem
  • DSM

The major manufacturing industries for employment in Augusta are shown below:

  • Transportation equipment
  • Food
  • Paper
  • Chemical
  • Fabricated Metal
  • Nonmetallic mineral products
  • Wood products
  • Textile mills
  • Machinery

Notable information regarding Augusta: The cost of living index in 2008 was 79.2 which is low when compared to the national average of 100. Approximately 21% of the population has a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009 the average salary in Augusta was $26,000.

The major employment sectors in Augusta are:

  • Medical
  • Education
  • Military
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Management, professional and related occupations

Augusta companies have access to business organizations such as:

The Augusta Chronicle offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Augusta.

Jobs in Augusta

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations218410$44,020$21.16100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations31000$32,800$15.7714.35
3Sales and Related Occupations21840$31,320$15.069.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations20070$20,740$9.978.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations18940$71,640$34.445.8
6Production Occupations17500$40,790$19.615.7
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations15230$53,070$25.526.05
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations14070$29,940$14.396.55
9Construction and Extraction Occupations11810$37,760$18.154.45
10Management Occupations9960$101,780$48.936.15
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations9260$44,870$21.573.8
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations7630$65,340$31.415.25
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations7280$24,550$11.83.65
14Cashiers7150$18,900$9.092.2
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food7080$18,900$9.092.3
16Retail Salespersons7000$27,440$13.192.85
17Registered Nurses6900$68,150$32.771.95
18Healthcare Support Occupations6670$28,090$13.513
19Protective Service Occupations6320$39,160$18.832.2
20Customer Service Representatives5350$28,480$13.691.75
21Personal Care and Service Occupations5330$24,050$11.564.3
22Architecture and Engineering Occupations4790$90,170$43.351.7
23Office Clerks, General4480$27,440$13.191.9
24Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4330$25,680$12.351.7
25Waiters and Waitresses4040$19,790$9.521.7
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3720$23,210$11.161.55
27General and Operations Managers3470$95,260$45.81.5
28Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive3460$33,670$16.191.5
29Computer and Mathematical Occupations3190$70,590$33.942.9
30Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2750$24,090$11.581.3
31Nursing Assistants2640$23,620$11.361
32Security Guards2320$34,280$16.480.7
33Community and Social Service Occupations2260$45,350$21.81.65
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2250$38,550$18.531
35Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2230$69,680$33.50.8
36Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2150$31,190$14.990
37Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2150$34,680$16.670.9
38Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers2140$39,260$18.881.2
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2130$50,970$24.510.95
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1840$33,550$16.131.05
41Personal Care Aides1790$20,790$101.5
42Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1760$41,270$19.840.5
43Cooks, Restaurant1680$21,530$10.350.8
44Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1660$47,810$22.991.8
45First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1610$29,470$14.170.6
46Substitute Teachers1550$18,740$9.010
47Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1420$24,580$11.820.8
48Receptionists and Information Clerks1390$26,290$12.640.7
49First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1360$66,690$32.060.4
50Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1340$55,510$26.690.9
51Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1310$44,430$21.360.5
52Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1300$40,080$19.270.4
53Business Operations Specialists, All Other1280$64,930$31.210.7
54Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1270$20,010$9.620.9
55Accountants and Auditors1260$63,550$30.550.9
56Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1240$31,570$15.180.6
57Carpenters1220$39,420$18.950.7
58Food Preparation Workers1210$21,330$10.260.6
59Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1180$30,110$14.480.35
60Medical Assistants1170$29,950$14.40.45
61Electricians1120$45,650$21.950.4
62Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators1110$48,560$23.350.1
63Driver/Sales Workers1060$20,290$9.750.3
64Correctional Officers and Jailers1010$37,500$18.030.25
65Civil Engineers930$101,040$48.580.2
66Legal Occupations930$81,500$39.180.8
67Cooks, Fast Food910$18,760$9.020.3
68Medical Secretaries910$33,510$16.110.4
69Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria900$23,750$11.420.3
70Sales Representatives, Services, All Other870$45,770$220.6
71Packers and Packagers, Hand860$20,900$10.050.45
72Industrial Machinery Mechanics850$51,520$24.770.2
73Home Health Aides830$21,260$10.220.7
74Pharmacy Technicians830$30,370$14.60.3
75Occupational Health and Safety Specialists820$66,820$32.120.1
76First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers810$60,180$28.930.4
77Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters780$40,150$19.30.3
78Bus Drivers, School or Special Client760$27,190$13.070.3
79Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers750$36,410$17.510.3
80Medical and Health Services Managers750$100,360$48.250.25
81Dental Assistants740$36,110$17.360.2
82First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers730$64,050$30.790.3
83Mechanical Engineers730$113,020$54.340.2
84Human Resources Specialists710$56,050$26.950.35
85Counter and Rental Clerks700$23,630$11.360.3
86Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants700$48,380$23.260.35
87Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders700$32,240$15.50.2
88Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks650$32,690$15.720.4
89Billing and Posting Clerks640$34,030$16.360.3
90Firefighters640$37,120$17.850.2
91Computer Systems Analysts630$68,570$32.970.4
92Family and General Practitioners630$125,190$60.190.1
93Physicians and Surgeons, All Other630$223,150$107.280.25
94Amusement and Recreation Attendants620$18,150$8.720.2
95Childcare Workers620$18,630$8.960.8
96Bartenders600$20,550$9.880.4
97Computer User Support Specialists580$48,660$23.40.4
98Pharmacists570$114,980$55.280.2
99Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education570$28,130$13.520.3
100Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics560$34,730$16.70.2
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Jobs More Common Near Augusta Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,020218,410
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,80031,000
Sales and Related Occupations$31,32021,840
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,74020,070
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,64018,940
Production Occupations$40,79017,500
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,07015,230
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,94014,070
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,76011,810
Management Occupations$101,7809,960
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,8709,260
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,3407,630
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,5507,280
Cashiers$18,9007,150
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,9007,080
Retail Salespersons$27,4407,000
Registered Nurses$68,1506,900
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,0906,670
Protective Service Occupations$39,1606,320
Customer Service Representatives$28,4805,350
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,0505,330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$90,1704,790
Office Clerks, General$27,4404,480
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,6804,330
Waiters and Waitresses$19,7904,040
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,2103,720
General and Operations Managers$95,2603,470
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,6703,460
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,5903,190
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,0902,750
Nursing Assistants$23,6202,640
Security Guards$34,2802,320
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,3502,260
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,5502,250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$69,6802,230
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,1902,150
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,6802,150
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,2602,140
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,9702,130
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,5501,840
Personal Care Aides$20,7901,790
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,2701,760
Cooks, Restaurant$21,5301,680
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,8101,660
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,4701,610
Substitute Teachers$18,7401,550
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$24,5801,420
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,2901,390
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$66,6901,360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,5101,340

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,020218,410
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,80031,000
Sales and Related Occupations$31,32021,840
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$71,64018,940
Production Occupations$40,79017,500
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$53,07015,230
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,94014,070
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,76011,810
Management Occupations$101,7809,960
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,8709,260
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,3407,630
Retail Salespersons$27,4407,000
Registered Nurses$68,1506,900
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,0906,670
Protective Service Occupations$39,1606,320
Customer Service Representatives$28,4805,350
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$90,1704,790
Office Clerks, General$27,4404,480
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,6804,330
General and Operations Managers$95,2603,470
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,6703,460
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,5903,190
Security Guards$34,2802,320
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,3502,260
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$38,5502,250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$69,6802,230
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,1902,150
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,6802,150
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,2602,140
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,9702,130
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,5501,840
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,2701,760
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,8101,660
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,4701,610
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,2901,390
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$66,6901,360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,5101,340
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$44,4301,310
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$40,0801,300
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$64,9301,280
Accountants and Auditors$63,5501,260
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,5701,240
Carpenters$39,4201,220
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$30,1101,180
Medical Assistants$29,9501,170
Electricians$45,6501,120
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators$48,5601,110
Correctional Officers and Jailers$37,5001,010
Civil Engineers$101,040930
Legal Occupations$81,500930

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