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Brunswick Employment

Employment and Industries in the Brunswick, Georgia Area

Healthcare forms about 25% of Brunswick's economy. Retail trade comprises about 20% of the economy. Tourism is also a major industry in Brunswick. Administrative & support services, agricultural processing, bulk cargoes, manufacturing and food services are other significant economic factors. The city also includes industries such as metal fabrication, chemical processing and wood products. Brunswick is also home to technology based companies.

The Port of Brunswick is regarded as one of the most productive ports situated along the East Coast and is also known as a busy automobile port. The Port of Brunswick is an important part of the city's economy. Due to the port, the city is a prominent area for international and national trade.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, a large agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, is located near Brunswick and is the county's largest employer. The largest private employer in Brunswick is Southeast Georgia Health System.

Some of the most popular jobs in Brunswick filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, managers, child, family and school social workers; lawyers, education administrators and pharmacists.

Shown below is a list of the largest employers in the Brunswick area:

  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Southeast Georgia Health System
  • Sea Island Company
  • King and Prince Seafood
  • Rich Products' SeaPak Shrimp Company
  • Georgia-Pacific Mill
  • Hercules
  • Gulfstream Aerospace
  • Suntrust Bank
  • Glynn County Board of Education
  • Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority
  • Brunswick Cellulose Inc
  • Association Incorp
  • GP Cellulose LLC
  • EH INC
  • Industrial Insulation Group
  • City of Brunswick
  • Coastal Georgia Community College
  • Coastal Nursecare Inc
  • Samson Industrial

The major sectors for employment in the Brunswick area are shown below:

  • Healthcare
  • Government
  • Tourism
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Manufacturing

Noteworthy data about Brunswick: The state of Georgia's Quick Start Program offers free customized training for workers of new and expanding businesses. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $27,000. In 2008 the cost of living index in Brunswick was 84.5 which is less than the national average of 100. Approximately 11% of the population have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Brunswick companies may obtain assistance from business organizations such as:

The Brunswick News offers up-to-date information regarding the business activities in Brunswick.

Jobs in Brunswick

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 39770 $39780 $19.12 100
2 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6460 $20650 $9.93 8.3
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5400 $31270 $15.03 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 4260 $29940 $14.39 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2360 $51800 $24.91 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2340 $64830 $31.17 5.75
7 Management Occupations 2210 $85360 $41.04 6.05
8 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2080 $24330 $11.7 3.7
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1740 $39190 $18.84 3.8
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1670 $71280 $34.27 5.05
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1660 $17940 $8.63 2.15
12 Retail Salespersons 1600 $23880 $11.48 3.1
13 Production Occupations 1510 $33200 $15.96 5.85
14 Waiters and Waitresses 1500 $19270 $9.27 1.6
15 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1350 $38030 $18.28 4.4
16 Protective Service Occupations 1270 $48260 $23.2 2.25
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 1110 $25250 $12.14 3.05
18 Cashiers 1100 $19400 $9.33 2.25
19 Office Clerks, General 910 $28300 $13.61 2
20 General and Operations Managers 890 $81560 $39.21 1.4
21 Registered Nurses 860 $58250 $28.01 1.9
22 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 770 $37620 $18.08 1.7
23 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 760 $20470 $9.84 1
24 Cooks, Restaurant 760 $22460 $10.8 0.75
25 Personal Care and Service Occupations 750 $23490 $11.29 4.1
26 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 670 $32290 $15.52 1.6
27 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 660 $28580 $13.74 0.9
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 600 $23190 $11.15 1.6
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 570 $22920 $11.02 1.2
30 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 570 $69150 $33.24 2.8
31 Customer Service Representatives 510 $27010 $12.98 1.75
32 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 500 $46060 $22.14 1.2
33 Compliance Officers 490 $85870 $41.29 0.2
34 Community and Social Service Occupations 420 $38540 $18.53 1.65
35 Nursing Assistants 400 $22040 $10.6 1.05
36 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 390 $26370 $12.68 0.8
37 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 380 $35720 $17.17 1
38 Food Preparation Workers 340 $20270 $9.75 0.6
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 340 $36980 $17.78 1.1
40 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 330 $35760 $17.19 0.6
41 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 320 $39850 $19.16 1
42 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $42060 $20.22 0.45
43 Legal Occupations 310 $81990 $39.42 0.8
44 Managers, All Other 300 $107900 $51.88 0.65
45 Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 $27640 $13.29 0.7
46 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 290 $19700 $9.47 0.2
47 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $21810 $10.49 0.3
48 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 260 $24800 $11.92 0.3
49 Security Guards 260 $29250 $14.06 0.7
50 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 260 $45240 $21.75 1
51 Dishwashers 250 $18140 $8.72 0.3
52 Construction Laborers 250 $27110 $13.03 0.8
53 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 250 $18750 $9.02 0.25
54 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 230 $72600 $34.9 1.65
55 Bartenders 230 $22420 $10.78 0.4
56 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 220 $47950 $23.05 0.6
57 Carpenters 220 $37240 $17.9 0.6
58 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 210 $67510 $32.46 0.7
59 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 210 $41170 $19.79 0.5
60 Home Health Aides 210 $19680 $9.46 0.7
61 Cooks, Fast Food 190 $18670 $8.98 0.3
62 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 190 $34810 $16.73 0.6
63 Lawyers 180 $90980 $43.74 0.5
64 Accountants and Auditors 180 $68200 $32.79 0.9
65 Tellers 170 $28760 $13.83 0.3
66 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $35170 $16.91 0.2
67 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $48100 $23.12 0.3
68 Electricians 160 $40890 $19.66 0.4
69 Correctional Officers and Jailers 160 $30130 $14.49 0.3
70 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 150 $37550 $18.05 0.5
71 Packers and Packagers, Hand 150 $20600 $9.9 0.45
72 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $66190 $31.82 0.3
73 Medical Assistants 150 $29010 $13.95 0.45
74 Childcare Workers 150 $20810 $10.01 0.8
75 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 140 $21410 $10.29 0.3
76 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 140 $121800 $58.56 0.1
77 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 140 $26600 $12.79 0.4
78 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 130 $65440 $31.46 0.9
79 Human Resources Specialists 130 $60110 $28.9 0.3
80 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 130 $55630 $26.75 0.5
81 Computer User Support Specialists 130 $39550 $19.01 0.4
82 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 120 $36300 $17.45 0.6
83 Counter and Rental Clerks 120 $23560 $11.33 0.3
84 Dental Assistants 120 $30090 $14.47 0.2
85 Pharmacists 120 $129730 $62.37 0.2
86 Medical Secretaries 120 $32050 $15.41 0.4
87 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $68140 $32.76 0.4
88 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $30820 $14.82 0.2
89 Management Analysts 110 $88250 $42.43 0.5
90 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $29540 $14.2 0.25
91 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $29610 $14.24 0.2
92 Food Service Managers 110 $50910 $24.48 0.2
93 Personal Care Aides 110 $21840 $10.5 1.3
94 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 $59220 $28.47 0.4
95 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $31320 $15.06 0.2
96 Financial Managers 110 $104190 $50.09 0.4
97 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $51100 $24.57 0.15
98 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 110 $38700 $18.61 0.2
99 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $35560 $17.1 0.1
100 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 $29520 $14.19 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Brunswick Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,780 39,770
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,650 6,460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,270 5,400
Sales and Related Occupations 29,940 4,260
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,800 2,360
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,830 2,340
Management Occupations 85,360 2,210
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,330 2,080
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,190 1,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,280 1,670
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,940 1,660
Retail Salespersons 23,880 1,600
Production Occupations 33,200 1,510
Waiters and Waitresses 19,270 1,500
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,030 1,350
Protective Service Occupations 48,260 1,270
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,250 1,110
Cashiers 19,400 1,100
Office Clerks, General 28,300 910
General and Operations Managers 81,560 890
Registered Nurses 58,250 860
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 37,620 770
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,470 760
Cooks, Restaurant 22,460 760
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,490 750
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,290 670
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 28,580 660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,190 600
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,920 570
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,150 570
Customer Service Representatives 27,010 510
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,060 500
Compliance Officers 85,870 490
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,540 420
Nursing Assistants 22,040 400
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,370 390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,720 380
Food Preparation Workers 20,270 340
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,980 340
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,760 330
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 39,850 320
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 42,060 320
Legal Occupations 81,990 310
Managers, All Other 107,900 300
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,640 290
Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 19,700 290
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 21,810 280
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 24,800 260
Security Guards 29,250 260
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,240 260

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,780 39,770
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,270 5,400
Sales and Related Occupations 29,940 4,260
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 51,800 2,360
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,830 2,340
Management Occupations 85,360 2,210
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 39,190 1,740
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,280 1,670
Production Occupations 33,200 1,510
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,030 1,350
Protective Service Occupations 48,260 1,270
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,250 1,110
Office Clerks, General 28,300 910
General and Operations Managers 81,560 890
Registered Nurses 58,250 860
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 37,620 770
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,290 670
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 28,580 660
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 69,150 570
Customer Service Representatives 27,010 510
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 46,060 500
Compliance Officers 85,870 490
Community and Social Service Occupations 38,540 420
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,370 390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,720 380
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,980 340
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,760 330
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 39,850 320
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 42,060 320
Legal Occupations 81,990 310
Managers, All Other 107,900 300
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,640 290
Security Guards 29,250 260
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,240 260
Construction Laborers 27,110 250
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,600 230
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 47,950 220
Carpenters 37,240 220
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 67,510 210
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 41,170 210
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,810 190
Lawyers 90,980 180
Accountants and Auditors 68,200 180
Tellers 28,760 170
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 35,170 160
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 48,100 160
Electricians 40,890 160
Correctional Officers and Jailers 30,130 160
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,550 150
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 66,190 150

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