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Gainesville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Gainesville, Georgia Area

Gainesville is regarded as the trade, industrial and retail center of Northeast Georgia. Poultry processing is a major economic factor for Gainesville. It's often called the chicken capital of the world. The city includes manufacturing industries such as textiles and apparel, automotive parts and industrial machinery. Tourism is also a big part of the economy. In addition, agribusiness is thriving in the region.

The county includes over 40 Fortune 500 companies and forty international companies. The county has attracted companies in industries such as technology manufactures, telecommunications, technical support and software development. The major sectors for employment in Gainesville include poultry processing, education, tourism, manufacturing, healthcare and construction.

Some of the most popular jobs in Gainesville that are primarily filled by college graduates are registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, medical and clinical laboratory technicians, medical and health services managers, sales managers, securities, commodities and financial services sales agents; and financial managers.

Shown below is a list of the top industrial employers in the Gainesville region:

  • Elan Pharmaceuticals
  • Theragenics
  • Kiel Laboratories
  • ATEX
  • ZF Industries
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Wrigley Manufacturing Company LLC
  • Siemens VDO
  • Kubota Manufacturing of America
  • Peachtree Doors & Windows

The top non-industrial employers in Gainesville are:

  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Walmart Super Center
  • Lake Lanier Islands
  • The Longstreet Clinic

Notable information about Gainesville: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 89.2. The national average is 100. The average salary in 2009 was $25,000. Approximately 15% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree and about 9% have a graduate degree.

Companies in Gainesville have access to business organizations including:

The Gainesville Times offers up-to-date information about the business endeavors in Gainesville.

Jobs in Gainesville

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations84620$42,520$20.44100
2Production Occupations13310$30,920$14.865.7
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations12250$33,850$16.2714.35
4Transportation and Material Moving Occupations9250$31,280$15.046.55
5Sales and Related Occupations7120$38,880$18.699.9
6Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6880$21,600$10.388.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations6580$82,170$39.515.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations5220$47,830$236.05
9Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4010$25,480$12.251.7
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3780$40,850$19.643.8
11Management Occupations3360$106,730$51.316.15
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations3040$69,080$33.215.25
13Construction and Extraction Occupations2740$39,970$19.224.45
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2590$19,370$9.312.3
15Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers2570$22,570$10.850.1
16Healthcare Support Occupations2330$30,770$14.793
17Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2320$26,880$12.920
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1980$25,190$12.113.65
19Office Clerks, General1930$26,570$12.771.9
20Retail Salespersons1930$24,450$11.762.85
21Cashiers1890$19,720$9.482.2
22Customer Service Representatives1610$31,720$15.251.75
23Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1510$47,790$22.971.2
24General and Operations Managers1480$106,730$51.311.5
25Waiters and Waitresses1410$20,170$9.71.7
26Personal Care and Service Occupations1330$24,520$11.794.3
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1330$34,440$16.561.5
28Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1230$74,950$36.030.9
29Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1150$24,700$11.881.3
30Maintenance and Repair Workers, General980$34,270$16.480.9
31Medical Assistants980$32,480$15.620.45
32First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers870$56,970$27.390.4
33Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders840$27,140$13.050.2
34First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers830$51,300$24.660.95
35Architecture and Engineering Occupations800$68,380$32.881.7
36Computer and Mathematical Occupations800$75,140$36.132.9
37Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics750$34,280$16.480.2
38Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners730$23,700$11.391.55
39Cooks, Restaurant720$23,460$11.280.8
40Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers720$33,140$15.930.3
41Construction Laborers710$31,380$15.090.8
42Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers710$39,940$19.20.6
43Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers700$33,320$16.020.3
44First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers690$40,850$19.641
45Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks680$38,440$18.481.05
46Community and Social Service Occupations670$43,260$20.81.65
47Packers and Packagers, Hand660$22,920$11.020.45
48Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners630$19,890$9.560.9
49Medical Secretaries610$34,700$16.680.4
50Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations600$64,650$31.081.8
51Personal Care Aides590$23,560$11.331.5
52Nursing Assistants560$26,550$12.771
53Receptionists and Information Clerks560$29,540$14.20.7
54Slaughterers and Meat Packers550$23,450$11.270.05
55First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers530$33,970$16.330.6
56Industrial Machinery Mechanics530$41,460$19.930.2
57Loan Officers530$82,890$39.850.2
58Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations520$25,180$12.110.65
59Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators500$28,580$13.740.35
60Physicians and Surgeons, All Other490$271,100$130.330.25
61Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks490$32,290$15.520.4
62Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses480$41,800$20.10.5
63Accountants and Auditors470$68,170$32.780.9
64Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics470$35,540$17.090.5
65Security Guards460$23,270$11.190.7
66Sales Representatives, Services, All Other420$58,690$28.220.6
67Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products400$20,940$10.070
68Carpenters390$39,710$19.090.7
69Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers390$29,040$13.960.8
70Billing and Posting Clerks380$33,440$16.080.3
71Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment380$23,870$11.480.2
72Firefighters380$36,720$17.650.2
73Helpers--Production Workers380$23,800$11.440.3
74Bus Drivers, School or Special Client370$19,890$9.560.3
75Food Preparation Workers350$21,700$10.430.6
76First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers320$64,910$31.210.3
77Legal Occupations310$72,190$34.710.8
78Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders310$36,420$17.510.1
79Business Operations Specialists, All Other300$69,150$33.250.7
80First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors290$51,690$24.850
81Machine Feeders and Offbearers290$33,850$16.270.1
82Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers280$43,390$20.860.2
83Loan Interviewers and Clerks270$38,650$18.580.15
84Machinists270$42,640$20.50.25
85Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers270$43,620$20.970.4
86Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop260$18,240$8.770.3
87Pharmacy Technicians260$30,570$14.70.3
88Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators240$42,460$20.410.2
89Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters240$37,440$180.3
90First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers230$64,150$30.840.4
91Food Batchmakers230$44,540$21.420.1
92Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists220$41,580$19.990.2
93Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors220$52,510$25.250.2
94Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants220$58,290$28.020.35
95Sales Managers220$128,770$61.910.2
96Electricians210$47,020$22.610.4
97Human Resources Specialists210$48,730$23.430.35
98Nurse Practitioners210$103,320$49.670.1
99Computer User Support Specialists200$44,700$21.490.4
100Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic200$39,170$18.830.1
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Jobs More Common Near Gainesville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,52084,620
Production Occupations$30,92013,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,85012,250
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,2809,250
Sales and Related Occupations$38,8807,120
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,6006,880
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$82,1706,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,8305,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,4804,010
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,8503,780
Management Occupations$106,7303,360
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,0803,040
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,9702,740
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,3702,590
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers$22,5702,570
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,7702,330
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$26,8802,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,1901,980
Office Clerks, General$26,5701,930
Retail Salespersons$24,4501,930
Cashiers$19,7201,890
Customer Service Representatives$31,7201,610
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,7901,510
General and Operations Managers$106,7301,480
Waiters and Waitresses$20,1701,410
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,5201,330
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,4401,330
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$74,9501,230
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,7001,150
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,270980
Medical Assistants$32,480980
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$56,970870
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$27,140840
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,300830
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,380800
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,140800
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics$34,280750
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,700730
Cooks, Restaurant$23,460720
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$33,140720
Construction Laborers$31,380710
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$39,940710
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$33,320700
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,850690
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,440680
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,260670
Packers and Packagers, Hand$22,920660
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,890630
Medical Secretaries$34,700610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$64,650600

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,52084,620
Production Occupations$30,92013,310
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,85012,250
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,2809,250
Sales and Related Occupations$38,8807,120
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$82,1706,580
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,8305,220
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,4804,010
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,8503,780
Management Occupations$106,7303,360
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$69,0803,040
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,9702,740
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,7702,330
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$26,8802,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,1901,980
Office Clerks, General$26,5701,930
Customer Service Representatives$31,7201,610
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,7901,510
General and Operations Managers$106,7301,480
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,4401,330
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$74,9501,230
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,270980
Medical Assistants$32,480980
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$56,970870
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$27,140840
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,300830
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,380800
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$75,140800
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics$34,280750
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$33,140720
Construction Laborers$31,380710
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$39,940710
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$33,320700
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,850690
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,440680
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,260670
Medical Secretaries$34,700610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$64,650600
Nursing Assistants$26,550560
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,540560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,970530
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$41,460530
Loan Officers$82,890530
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$25,180520
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$28,580500
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other$271,100490
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,290490
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,800480
Accountants and Auditors$68,170470
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$35,540470

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