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 Occupations223380$44,980$21.62100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations31220$33,610$16.1613.75
3Sales and Related Occupations22490$30,990$14.99.5
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations20980$21,060$10.138.7
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations19490$72,690$34.955.85
6Production Occupations17890$42,770$20.565.6
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations15250$30,270$14.556.7
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations14560$55,220$26.556
9Construction and Extraction Occupations10460$39,490$18.994.6
10Management Occupations10120$103,960$49.986.35
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations9700$44,740$21.513.75
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations8120$66,520$31.985.35
13Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food7820$19,050$9.162.45
14Cashiers7690$19,710$9.482.2
15Retail Salespersons7560$26,650$12.812.7
16Healthcare Support Occupations7030$28,670$13.782.85
17Registered Nurses6960$69,000$33.171.95
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations6830$25,080$12.063.6
19Personal Care and Service Occupations6290$24,680$11.874.65
20Protective Service Occupations6190$39,730$19.12.2
21Customer Service Representatives5330$29,590$14.231.75
22Architecture and Engineering Occupations5090$93,440$44.921.7
23Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4850$26,460$12.721.8
24Office Clerks, General4620$29,120$141.9
25Construction Laborers3850$31,800$15.290.9
26Waiters and Waitresses3790$20,010$9.621.65
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners3600$23,460$11.281.5
28Computer and Mathematical Occupations3520$73,020$35.13
29Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive3450$34,550$16.611.4
30General and Operations Managers3380$100,440$48.291.5
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers3060$24,710$11.881.25
32Nursing Assistants2900$24,700$11.870.95
33Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2580$31,890$15.330.8
34Community and Social Service Occupations2560$45,220$21.741.75
35Personal Care Aides2560$22,560$10.851.7
36Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers2330$38,510$18.521.2
37Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2300$68,700$33.030.8
38Security Guards2280$34,890$16.780.7
39Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2170$37,090$17.830.9
40First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2090$39,000$18.750.95
41First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2080$53,150$25.550.95
42Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1850$50,840$24.441.8
43Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1840$34,350$16.511.05
44Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1830$41,920$20.160.5
45Food Preparation Workers1810$21,330$10.250.5
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1760$29,620$14.240.6
47Cooks, Restaurant1680$22,790$10.950.9
48Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1590$33,760$16.230.6
49First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1430$69,060$33.20.4
50Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1410$31,860$15.320.4
51Receptionists and Information Clerks1390$25,870$12.440.7
52Business Operations Specialists, All Other1360$67,190$32.30.7
53Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1360$25,980$12.490.75
54Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1320$69,090$33.220.85
55Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1220$42,740$20.550.5
56Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1200$40,700$19.570.4
57Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators1180$50,030$24.050.1
58Accountants and Auditors1160$61,960$29.790.9
59Medical Assistants1150$30,590$14.710.45
60Electricians1130$46,460$22.340.45
61Driver/Sales Workers1070$20,750$9.980.3
62Civil Engineers1030$103,910$49.960.2
63Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1030$19,920$9.580.9
64Carpenters1020$44,790$21.530.6
65Legal Occupations1010$78,230$37.610.8
66Correctional Officers and Jailers960$38,240$18.390.25
67Medical Secretaries960$34,110$16.40.4
68Home Health Aides950$21,570$10.370.6
69Occupational Health and Safety Specialists880$67,820$32.610.1
70Childcare Workers830$19,370$9.310.7
71First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers820$60,710$29.190.4
72Sales Representatives, Services, All Other820$49,580$23.840.7
73Bus Drivers, School or Special Client810$22,160$10.660.3
74Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks790$35,890$17.250.4
75Pharmacy Technicians780$30,340$14.590.3
76Dental Assistants770$37,570$18.060.2
77Mechanical Engineers770$117,160$56.330.2
78Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers760$37,740$18.140.35
79Medical and Health Services Managers760$103,300$49.660.3
80Computer User Support Specialists750$47,240$22.710.4
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers740$63,820$30.680.3
82Human Resources Specialists740$57,430$27.610.4
83Packers and Packagers, Hand730$21,320$10.250.4
84Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians720$52,680$25.330.2
85Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria720$25,260$12.140.3
86Dishwashers700$19,150$9.210.3
87Cooks, Fast Food690$19,120$9.190.3
88Industrial Machinery Mechanics690$53,830$25.880.2
89Pharmacists680$118,610$57.020.2
90Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers670$47,620$22.90.3
91Computer Occupations, All Other660$82,720$39.770.3
92Physicians and Surgeons, All Other660$211,520$101.690.3
93Bartenders650$20,140$9.680.4
94Counter and Rental Clerks640$28,020$13.470.3
95Firefighters640$37,530$18.040.2
96Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers620$43,790$21.050.2
97Computer Systems Analysts610$70,330$33.810.4
98Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks610$18,900$9.090.15
99Substitute Teachers610$17,940$8.620.4
100First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors590$48,690$23.410.3
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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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$44,980223,380
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,61031,220
Sales and Related Occupations$30,99022,490
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,06020,980
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,69019,490
Production Occupations$42,77017,890
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,27015,250
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$55,22014,560
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,49010,460
Management Occupations$103,96010,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,7409,700
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,5208,120
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,0507,820
Cashiers$19,7107,690
Retail Salespersons$26,6507,560
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,6707,030
Registered Nurses$69,0006,960
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0806,830
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,6806,290
Protective Service Occupations$39,7306,190
Customer Service Representatives$29,5905,330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$93,4405,090
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,4604,850
Office Clerks, General$29,1204,620
Construction Laborers$31,8003,850
Waiters and Waitresses$20,0103,790
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,4603,600
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$73,0203,520
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,5503,450
General and Operations Managers$100,4403,380
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,7103,060
Nursing Assistants$24,7002,900
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,8902,580
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,2202,560
Personal Care Aides$22,5602,560
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$38,5102,330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$68,7002,300
Security Guards$34,8902,280
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,0902,170
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,0002,090
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,1502,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,8401,850
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,3501,840
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,9201,830
Food Preparation Workers$21,3301,810
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,6201,760
Cooks, Restaurant$22,7901,680
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,7601,590
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$69,0601,430
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$31,8601,410

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$44,980223,380
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,61031,220
Sales and Related Occupations$30,99022,490
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,69019,490
Production Occupations$42,77017,890
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,27015,250
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$55,22014,560
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,49010,460
Management Occupations$103,96010,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,7409,700
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,5208,120
Retail Salespersons$26,6507,560
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,6707,030
Registered Nurses$69,0006,960
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0806,830
Protective Service Occupations$39,7306,190
Customer Service Representatives$29,5905,330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$93,4405,090
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,4604,850
Office Clerks, General$29,1204,620
Construction Laborers$31,8003,850
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$73,0203,520
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,5503,450
General and Operations Managers$100,4403,380
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$31,8902,580
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,2202,560
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$38,5102,330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$68,7002,300
Security Guards$34,8902,280
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,0902,170
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,0002,090
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,1502,080
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$50,8401,850
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,3501,840
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,9201,830
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,6201,760
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,7601,590
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$69,0601,430
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$31,8601,410
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,8701,390
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$67,1901,360
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,9801,360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$69,0901,320
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$42,7401,220
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$40,7001,200
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators$50,0301,180
Accountants and Auditors$61,9601,160
Medical Assistants$30,5901,150
Electricians$46,4601,130
Civil Engineers$103,9101,030

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