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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 213890 $43450 $20.89 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32300 $32270 $15.51 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 22410 $31270 $15.03 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19530 $20400 $9.81 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 18860 $73080 $35.14 5.75
6 Production Occupations 16560 $40500 $19.47 5.85
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 14980 $47990 $23.07 6.15
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 13610 $29780 $14.32 6.45
9 Management Occupations 9770 $99780 $47.97 6.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 9670 $43410 $20.87 3.8
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7980 $38410 $18.47 4.4
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7610 $66650 $32.04 5.05
13 Retail Salespersons 7540 $25770 $12.39 3.1
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 7420 $23650 $11.37 3.7
15 Cashiers 7280 $19040 $9.15 2.25
16 Healthcare Support Occupations 6830 $26490 $12.73 3.05
17 Registered Nurses 6700 $68170 $32.77 1.9
18 Protective Service Occupations 6620 $36830 $17.71 2.25
19 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 5740 $18210 $8.75 2.15
20 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 5610 $87000 $41.83 1.65
21 Customer Service Representatives 5200 $28180 $13.55 1.75
22 Office Clerks, General 4800 $27100 $13.03 2
23 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4540 $23150 $11.13 4.1
24 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4320 $24700 $11.88 1.6
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3750 $22530 $10.83 1.6
26 Waiters and Waitresses 3630 $19460 $9.35 1.6
27 General and Operations Managers 3490 $90270 $43.4 1.4
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3340 $32260 $15.51 1.6
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2760 $23270 $11.19 1.2
30 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2710 $69110 $33.23 2.8
31 Nursing Assistants 2520 $23350 $11.23 1.05
32 Security Guards 2400 $32210 $15.49 0.7
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2320 $33980 $16.34 0.9
34 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2300 $42050 $20.22 1
35 Community and Social Service Occupations 2290 $44070 $21.19 1.65
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2130 $34840 $16.75 1.1
37 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2010 $41420 $19.92 1.2
38 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1960 $50220 $24.15 1
39 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1880 $72170 $34.7 0.9
40 Team Assemblers 1840 $29780 $14.32 0.75
41 Substitute Teachers 1830 $18070 $8.69 0
42 Construction Laborers 1780 $30100 $14.47 0.8
43 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1780 $40480 $19.46 0.5
44 Cooks, Restaurant 1700 $22600 $10.87 0.75
45 Cooks, Fast Food 1640 $18430 $8.86 0.3
46 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1580 $28180 $13.55 0.6
47 Personal Care Aides 1520 $19280 $9.27 1.3
48 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1510 $48970 $23.54 1.7
49 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1500 $19410 $9.33 1
50 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1470 $26320 $12.65 0.7
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1460 $58040 $27.9 1
52 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1330 $37000 $17.79 0.45
53 Home Health Aides 1310 $20380 $9.8 0.7
54 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1310 $24270 $11.67 0.8
55 Driver/Sales Workers 1300 $20020 $9.63 0.3
56 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1280 $66740 $32.09 0.7
57 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1280 $67140 $32.28 0.4
58 Accountants and Auditors 1220 $68920 $33.13 0.9
59 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1200 $43070 $20.71 0.5
60 Medical Assistants 1180 $30360 $14.59 0.45
61 Food Preparation Workers 1100 $19780 $9.51 0.6
62 Mechanical Engineers 1060 $101400 $48.75 0.2
63 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1030 $150050 $72.14 0.2
64 Carpenters 1020 $37460 $18.01 0.6
65 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1020 $33080 $15.9 0.6
66 Civil Engineers 1020 $95650 $45.99 0.2
67 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 990 $29470 $14.17 0.35
68 Correctional Officers and Jailers 960 $34570 $16.62 0.3
69 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 920 $22630 $10.88 0.3
70 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 910 $51290 $24.66 0.2
71 Electricians 900 $45810 $22.03 0.4
72 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 850 $32400 $15.58 0.4
73 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 820 $42100 $20.24 0.6
74 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 790 $32860 $15.8 0.3
75 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 790 $45610 $21.93 0.5
76 Tellers 780 $28220 $13.57 0.3
77 Pharmacy Technicians 770 $29990 $14.42 0.25
78 Dishwashers 760 $19330 $9.29 0.3
79 Packers and Packagers, Hand 760 $20900 $10.05 0.45
80 Legal Occupations 760 $78450 $37.72 0.8
81 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 760 $57290 $27.54 0.4
82 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 740 $62510 $30.05 0.3
83 Billing and Posting Clerks 710 $31970 $15.37 0.35
84 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 670 $18620 $8.95 0.25
85 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 670 $39360 $18.92 0.3
86 Human Resources Specialists 670 $53280 $25.62 0.3
87 Dental Assistants 660 $32240 $15.5 0.2
88 Medical Secretaries 660 $32730 $15.74 0.4
89 Childcare Workers 650 $18790 $9.03 0.8
90 Medical and Health Services Managers 650 $101990 $49.04 0.2
91 Helpers--Production Workers 640 $28940 $13.91 0.3
92 Management Analysts 620 $86240 $41.46 0.5
93 Bartenders 570 $23210 $11.16 0.4
94 Electrical Engineers 570 $87720 $42.18 0.1
95 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 570 $43900 $21.11 0.3
96 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 570 $36730 $17.66 0.25
97 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 570 $35000 $16.83 0.2
98 Computer User Support Specialists 560 $46150 $22.19 0.4
99 Postal Service Mail Carriers 550 $50310 $24.19 0.15
100 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 530 $31220 $15.01 0
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Jobs More Common Near Augusta Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,450 213,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,270 32,300
Sales and Related Occupations 31,270 22,410
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,400 19,530
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,080 18,860
Production Occupations 40,500 16,560
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,990 14,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,780 13,610
Management Occupations 99,780 9,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,410 9,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,410 7,980
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,650 7,610
Retail Salespersons 25,770 7,540
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,650 7,420
Cashiers 19,040 7,280
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,490 6,830
Registered Nurses 68,170 6,700
Protective Service Occupations 36,830 6,620
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,210 5,740
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 87,000 5,610
Customer Service Representatives 28,180 5,200
Office Clerks, General 27,100 4,800
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,150 4,540
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,700 4,320
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,530 3,750
Waiters and Waitresses 19,460 3,630
General and Operations Managers 90,270 3,490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,260 3,340
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,270 2,760
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,110 2,710
Nursing Assistants 23,350 2,520
Security Guards 32,210 2,400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,980 2,320
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,050 2,300
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,070 2,290
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,840 2,130
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,420 2,010
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,220 1,960
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 72,170 1,880
Team Assemblers 29,780 1,840
Substitute Teachers 18,070 1,830
Construction Laborers 30,100 1,780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,480 1,780
Cooks, Restaurant 22,600 1,700
Cooks, Fast Food 18,430 1,640
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,180 1,580
Personal Care Aides 19,280 1,520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,970 1,510
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,410 1,500
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,320 1,470

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 43,450 213,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,270 32,300
Sales and Related Occupations 31,270 22,410
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,080 18,860
Production Occupations 40,500 16,560
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,990 14,980
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,780 13,610
Management Occupations 99,780 9,770
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,410 9,670
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,410 7,980
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 66,650 7,610
Retail Salespersons 25,770 7,540
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,490 6,830
Registered Nurses 68,170 6,700
Protective Service Occupations 36,830 6,620
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 87,000 5,610
Customer Service Representatives 28,180 5,200
Office Clerks, General 27,100 4,800
General and Operations Managers 90,270 3,490
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,260 3,340
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,110 2,710
Security Guards 32,210 2,400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 33,980 2,320
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,050 2,300
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,070 2,290
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,840 2,130
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,420 2,010
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,220 1,960
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 72,170 1,880
Team Assemblers 29,780 1,840
Construction Laborers 30,100 1,780
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,480 1,780
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,180 1,580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,970 1,510
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,320 1,470
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 58,040 1,460
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 37,000 1,330
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 66,740 1,280
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 67,140 1,280
Accountants and Auditors 68,920 1,220
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 43,070 1,200
Medical Assistants 30,360 1,180
Mechanical Engineers 101,400 1,060
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 150,050 1,030
Carpenters 37,460 1,020
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,080 1,020
Civil Engineers 95,650 1,020
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 29,470 990
Correctional Officers and Jailers 34,570 960
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 51,290 910

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