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Dalton Employment

Employment and Industries in the Dalton, Georgia Area

Dalton is home to many of the country's floor covering manufactures. It's referred to as the "Carpet capital of the world." The city is home to a vast number of carpet plants and carpet outlet stores. The industry provides over 30,000 jobs in the region. Education and healthcare are other significant factors for the economy.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has included the Dalton area as one of four regions in the nation where the business community and education have been working effectively to improve educational performances for over a decade.

Some of the most popular jobs in Dalton where the majority of the workers are college graduates include wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, registered nurses, computer system analysts, accountants and auditors, computer programmers, sales managers, special education teachers and computer and information systems managers.

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

  • Shaw Industries Group Inc
  • Aladdin Mills
  • Collins Group
  • Fieldturf USA Inc
  • Whitfield Education Foundation Inc
  • Five Star Holding Company Inc
  • J&J Industries
  • Textile Rubber and Chemical Company Inc
  • Dalton Public Schools
  • Calfee Company of Dalton Inc
  • Windstream Georgia LLC
  • Marketing Alliance Group Inc
  • NPC South Inc
  • Oriental Weavers Rug Manufacturing Company Inc
  • TI Acquisition
  • Shaw Contract Flooring Services Inc
  • Product Concepts Residential LLC
  • North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation

The major sectors for employment in Dalton are:

  • Textile mills and textile products
  • Education
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Finance and insurance

Noteworthy data regarding Dalton: In 2007 the estimated median household income was $35,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was 85.3 which is less than the national average of 100. About 18% of the residents have a bachelor's degree or better.

Dalton companies have access to helpful business organizations including:

The Daily Citizen offers current information regarding the business activities in Dalton.

Jobs in Dalton

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 68310 $38350 $18.44 100
2 Production Occupations 17270 $31440 $15.11 5.85
3 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 9110 $29450 $14.16 6.45
4 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8850 $33310 $16.01 14.8
5 Sales and Related Occupations 7380 $30430 $14.63 10.15
6 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 5020 $29690 $14.28 0
7 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4190 $38700 $18.6 3.8
8 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3570 $19430 $9.34 8.3
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2820 $74540 $35.83 5.75
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2790 $47880 $23.02 6.15
11 Management Occupations 2730 $99500 $47.84 6.05
12 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2600 $27130 $13.04 1.6
13 Retail Salespersons 2000 $21780 $10.47 3.1
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1790 $60220 $28.95 5.05
15 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1660 $26460 $12.72 0
16 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1650 $31430 $15.11 0.35
17 Cashiers 1570 $18850 $9.06 2.25
18 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1510 $36140 $17.38 1.2
19 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1440 $35960 $17.29 0.9
20 Customer Service Representatives 1260 $32870 $15.8 1.75
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 1230 $33940 $16.32 3.05
22 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1200 $25430 $12.23 0.6
23 General and Operations Managers 1170 $98720 $47.46 1.4
24 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1170 $37800 $18.17 4.4
25 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1170 $56950 $27.38 1
26 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1140 $56760 $27.29 0.4
27 Office Clerks, General 1120 $27900 $13.42 2
28 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1090 $40530 $19.48 0.2
29 Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 1090 $35360 $17 0
30 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1050 $17790 $8.55 2.15
31 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1000 $77880 $37.44 2.8
32 Parts Salespersons 980 $20350 $9.79 0.2
33 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 980 $32250 $15.5 1.6
34 Personal Care and Service Occupations 930 $23630 $11.36 4.1
35 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 920 $32620 $15.68 0.3
36 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 870 $30630 $14.72 0.4
37 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 850 $25130 $12.08 3.7
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 810 $31980 $15.38 1
39 Protective Service Occupations 810 $36840 $17.71 2.25
40 Team Assemblers 750 $25120 $12.08 0.75
41 Registered Nurses 730 $58430 $28.09 1.9
42 Helpers--Production Workers 690 $26990 $12.97 0.3
43 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 680 $24870 $11.96 1.2
44 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 630 $35070 $16.86 0
45 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 630 $65290 $31.39 1.65
46 Sewing Machine Operators 600 $29750 $14.3 0.1
47 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 580 $38140 $18.34 1.1
48 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 560 $22400 $10.77 0.3
49 Waiters and Waitresses 550 $18110 $8.71 1.6
50 Community and Social Service Occupations 550 $35630 $17.13 1.65
51 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 550 $55050 $26.47 1
52 Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 540 $28430 $13.67 0
53 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $25790 $12.4 0.7
54 Packers and Packagers, Hand 450 $24310 $11.69 0.45
55 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $27550 $13.25 0.25
56 Production Workers, All Other 430 $19000 $9.14 0.2
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $29750 $14.3 0.5
58 Nursing Assistants 400 $21710 $10.44 1.05
59 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 390 $39570 $19.02 0.2
60 Cooks, Fast Food 380 $18720 $9 0.3
61 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 360 $24160 $11.61 0.6
62 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 350 $35730 $17.18 0.5
63 Printing Press Operators 340 $28290 $13.6 0.1
64 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 340 $23120 $11.12 1.6
65 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $38200 $18.37 0.45
66 Accountants and Auditors 300 $67680 $32.54 0.9
67 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other 280 $30140 $14.49 0
68 Industrial Engineers 270 $68630 $33 0.2
69 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 $33410 $16.06 0.1
70 Cooks, Restaurant 260 $21440 $10.31 0.75
71 Electricians 260 $46230 $22.23 0.4
72 Software Developers, Applications 260 $89280 $42.92 0.5
73 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 250 $47230 $22.71 1.7
74 Industrial Production Managers 240 $91100 $43.8 0.1
75 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $24160 $11.62 0.8
76 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 230 $33860 $16.28 0
77 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $30810 $14.81 0.1
78 Tellers 220 $27810 $13.37 0.3
79 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 220 $36940 $17.76 0.1
80 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 220 $43020 $20.68 0.5
81 Sales Managers 210 $130180 $62.59 0.2
82 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $43110 $20.73 0.2
83 Computer Systems Analysts 210 $90090 $43.31 0.4
84 Machinists 210 $39560 $19.02 0.3
85 Physical Therapists 200 $92900 $44.66 0.15
86 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $53540 $25.74 0.3
87 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 190 $65650 $31.56 0.7
88 Recreation Workers 190 $19600 $9.42 0.3
89 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $30100 $14.47 0.1
90 Construction Laborers 190 $36620 $17.61 0.8
91 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 180 $60600 $29.14 0.9
92 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 180 $46990 $22.59 0.1
93 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 180 $66160 $31.81 0.35
94 Legal Occupations 180 $83860 $40.32 0.8
95 Food Preparation Workers 180 $20360 $9.79 0.6
96 Medical Assistants 180 $29030 $13.96 0.45
97 Insurance Sales Agents 170 $40420 $19.43 0.3
98 Human Resources Specialists 170 $48680 $23.4 0.3
99 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 170 $23700 $11.39 1
100 Billing and Posting Clerks 160 $35150 $16.9 0.35
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Jobs More Common Near Dalton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,350 68,310
Production Occupations 31,440 17,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,450 9,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,310 8,850
Sales and Related Occupations 30,430 7,380
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 29,690 5,020
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,700 4,190
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,430 3,570
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,540 2,820
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,880 2,790
Management Occupations 99,500 2,730
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,130 2,600
Retail Salespersons 21,780 2,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,220 1,790
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 26,460 1,660
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,430 1,650
Cashiers 18,850 1,570
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,140 1,510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,960 1,440
Customer Service Representatives 32,870 1,260
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,940 1,230
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,430 1,200
General and Operations Managers 98,720 1,170
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,800 1,170
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 56,950 1,170
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 56,760 1,140
Office Clerks, General 27,900 1,120
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40,530 1,090
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 35,360 1,090
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,790 1,050
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 77,880 1,000
Parts Salespersons 20,350 980
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,250 980
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,630 930
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 32,620 920
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30,630 870
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,130 850
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 31,980 810
Protective Service Occupations 36,840 810
Team Assemblers 25,120 750
Registered Nurses 58,430 730
Helpers--Production Workers 26,990 690
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,870 680
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 35,070 630
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,290 630
Sewing Machine Operators 29,750 600
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,140 580
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 22,400 560
Waiters and Waitresses 18,110 550
Community and Social Service Occupations 35,630 550

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,350 68,310
Production Occupations 31,440 17,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,450 9,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,310 8,850
Sales and Related Occupations 30,430 7,380
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 29,690 5,020
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,700 4,190
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,540 2,820
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 47,880 2,790
Management Occupations 99,500 2,730
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,130 2,600
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 60,220 1,790
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 26,460 1,660
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,430 1,650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,140 1,510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,960 1,440
Customer Service Representatives 32,870 1,260
Healthcare Support Occupations 33,940 1,230
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,430 1,200
General and Operations Managers 98,720 1,170
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,800 1,170
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 56,950 1,170
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 56,760 1,140
Office Clerks, General 27,900 1,120
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 40,530 1,090
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers 35,360 1,090
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 77,880 1,000
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,250 980
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 32,620 920
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30,630 870
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,130 850
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 31,980 810
Protective Service Occupations 36,840 810
Team Assemblers 25,120 750
Registered Nurses 58,430 730
Helpers--Production Workers 26,990 690
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 35,070 630
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,290 630
Sewing Machine Operators 29,750 600
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,140 580
Community and Social Service Occupations 35,630 550
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,050 550
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 28,430 540
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,790 470
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 27,550 450
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 29,750 410
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 39,570 390
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,730 350
Printing Press Operators 28,290 340
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 38,200 320

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