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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations65890$39,210$18.85100
2Production Occupations16950$32,030$15.45.7
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations8580$33,760$16.2314.35
4Transportation and Material Moving Occupations8370$28,750$13.826.55
5Sales and Related Occupations6350$31,450$15.129.9
6Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders5550$29,870$14.360
7Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4230$41,040$19.733.8
8Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3490$20,510$9.868.55
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3030$76,140$36.615.8
10Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand2980$23,970$11.521.7
11Management Occupations2740$100,640$48.396.15
12Education, Training, and Library Occupations2580$49,610$23.856.05
13Retail Salespersons1830$21,770$10.472.85
14Business and Financial Operations Occupations1730$60,970$29.315.25
15Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1600$31,570$15.180.35
16Cashiers1460$18,470$8.882.2
17Customer Service Representatives1390$33,250$15.991.75
18Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1390$40,810$19.621.2
19Industrial Machinery Mechanics1340$41,930$20.160.2
20Construction and Extraction Occupations1330$37,920$18.234.45
21Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1330$35,920$17.270.9
22Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders1330$29,840$14.350
23Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1290$18,820$9.052.3
24General and Operations Managers1240$99,390$47.781.5
25Healthcare Support Occupations1240$35,620$17.133
26First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1180$57,930$27.850.4
27Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1150$55,580$26.720.9
28Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1060$33,240$15.981.5
29Office Clerks, General1010$28,420$13.671.9
30Computer and Mathematical Occupations990$77,350$37.192.9
31Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers980$33,640$16.180.3
32Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations860$24,970$123.65
33Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers850$24,270$11.670
34Protective Service Occupations820$37,430$182.2
35Stock Clerks and Order Fillers790$25,400$12.211.3
36Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers770$33,430$16.070
37Personal Care and Service Occupations770$21,750$10.464.3
38Registered Nurses730$60,050$28.871.95
39Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks730$29,820$14.340.4
40Sewing Machine Operators690$26,510$12.750.1
41Community and Social Service Occupations680$37,140$17.861.65
42First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers640$52,950$25.460.95
43Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders620$33,610$16.160
44Waiters and Waitresses610$18,100$8.71.7
45Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other580$30,240$14.540
46Architecture and Engineering Occupations570$61,750$29.691.7
47First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers570$32,890$15.811
48Printing Press Operators560$25,280$12.150.1
49Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders530$30,350$14.590
50Parts Salespersons480$19,960$9.60.2
51Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks450$38,000$18.271.05
52Helpers--Production Workers430$25,400$12.210.3
53First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers420$28,790$13.840.6
54Nursing Assistants410$24,420$11.741
55Cooks, Fast Food400$18,700$8.990.3
56Sales Representatives, Services, All Other370$44,430$21.360.6
57Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses350$37,120$17.850.5
58Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers340$35,310$16.970.6
59Accountants and Auditors330$76,800$36.920.9
60Packers and Packagers, Hand330$24,090$11.580.45
61Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks330$40,030$19.250.2
62Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners320$23,360$11.231.55
63Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders320$27,490$13.220.2
64Receptionists and Information Clerks320$26,770$12.870.7
65Software Developers, Applications320$94,390$45.380.55
66Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers310$39,670$19.070.4
67Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists290$44,550$21.420.2
68Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers280$24,310$11.690.8
69Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders270$34,170$16.430.1
70Cooks, Restaurant260$22,530$10.830.8
71Maintenance Workers, Machinery260$34,100$16.40.1
72First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors220$49,280$23.690
73Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations210$44,650$21.471.8
74Construction Laborers210$37,730$18.140.8
75Industrial Engineers210$65,230$31.360.2
76Industrial Production Managers210$102,110$49.090.1
77Computer Systems Analysts200$84,570$40.660.4
78Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants200$44,350$21.320.35
79Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists200$67,550$32.480.4
80Medical Assistants200$29,080$13.980.45
81Social and Human Service Assistants200$27,840$13.380.25
82Electricians190$45,020$21.640.4
83First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers190$57,280$27.540.3
84Human Resources Specialists190$50,180$24.120.35
85Medical Secretaries190$31,160$14.980.4
86Recreation Workers190$20,880$10.040.25
87Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders180$31,910$15.340.1
88Cutters and Trimmers, Hand180$19,550$9.40
89Legal Occupations180$58,790$28.260.8
90Machinists170$39,380$18.930.25
91Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners170$21,540$10.360.9
92Tellers170$27,260$13.110.3
93Food Preparation Workers160$20,110$9.670.6
94Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators160$32,910$15.820.2
95Billing and Posting Clerks150$36,420$17.510.3
96Carpenters150$30,060$14.450.7
97Computer User Support Specialists150$47,400$22.790.4
98Insurance Sales Agents150$41,470$19.940.3
99Training and Development Specialists150$45,150$21.710.2
100Firefighters140$29,930$14.390.2
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Jobs More Common Near Dalton Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,21065,890
Production Occupations$32,03016,950
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,7608,580
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$28,7508,370
Sales and Related Occupations$31,4506,350
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$29,8705,550
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,0404,230
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,5103,490
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$76,1403,030
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$23,9702,980
Management Occupations$100,6402,740
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,6102,580
Retail Salespersons$21,7701,830
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,9701,730
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$31,5701,600
Cashiers$18,4701,460
Customer Service Representatives$33,2501,390
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,8101,390
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$41,9301,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,9201,330
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,9201,330
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$29,8401,330
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,8201,290
General and Operations Managers$99,3901,240
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,6201,240
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,9301,180
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,5801,150
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,2401,060
Office Clerks, General$28,4201,010
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,350990
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$33,640980
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,970860
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$24,270850
Protective Service Occupations$37,430820
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,400790
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers$33,430770
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,750770
Registered Nurses$60,050730
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$29,820730
Sewing Machine Operators$26,510690
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,140680
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,950640
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders$33,610620
Waiters and Waitresses$18,100610
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other$30,240580
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$61,750570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$32,890570
Printing Press Operators$25,280560
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$30,350530
Parts Salespersons$19,960480

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,21065,890
Production Occupations$32,03016,950
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,7608,580
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$28,7508,370
Sales and Related Occupations$31,4506,350
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$29,8705,550
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,0404,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$76,1403,030
Management Occupations$100,6402,740
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$49,6102,580
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$60,9701,730
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$31,5701,600
Customer Service Representatives$33,2501,390
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,8101,390
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$41,9301,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations$37,9201,330
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,9201,330
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$29,8401,330
General and Operations Managers$99,3901,240
Healthcare Support Occupations$35,6201,240
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,9301,180
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$55,5801,150
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,2401,060
Office Clerks, General$28,4201,010
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,350990
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$33,640980
Protective Service Occupations$37,430820
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,400790
Extruding and Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Synthetic and Glass Fibers$33,430770
Registered Nurses$60,050730
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$29,820730
Sewing Machine Operators$26,510690
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,140680
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,950640
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders$33,610620
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other$30,240580
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$61,750570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$32,890570
Printing Press Operators$25,280560
Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$30,350530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,000450
Helpers--Production Workers$25,400430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,790420
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$44,430370
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$37,120350
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,310340
Accountants and Auditors$76,800330
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks$40,030330
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$27,490320
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,770320

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