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Macon Employment

Employment and Industries in the Macon, Georgia Area

The Macon economy is powered by services, retail, manufacturing and the government. Jobs are provided in manufacturing industries such as aircraft parts, textiles, bricks and tiles and paper products. The other major sectors for employment in the region are healthcare, manufacturing, education, accommodation and food services; finance and insurance; and construction. Also, the nearby Robins Air Force Base is a major employer in the region.

The county is a prominent agricultural area. Milk and poultry are significant elements of the region's economy. Jobs are also provided in the processing and distribution centers that are involved with the region's farmland. The forest products industry also provides jobs in the region. The area includes a large Weyerhaeuser pulp processing plant.

Jobs more common in Macon than most other cities include bailiffs, paper goods machine setters, operators and tenders; production workers, correctional officers and jailers; insurance claims and policy processing clerks; probation officers and correctional treatment specialists; and insurance underwriters.

Notable employers in the Macon region are:

  • GEICO - Insurance
  • YKK Corporation of America - Zipper manufacturer
  • Coliseum Health System - Healthcare
  • Weyerhaeuser - Forest products
  • Southern Wood Suppliers - Produces hard wood chips
  • Birds Eye Foods
  • Watkins Engineering
  • Boeing Company
  • Schwartz Precision Manufacturing

Noteworthy information about Macon: About 17% of the population over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree or better. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 80.5 which is low when compared to the national average of 100. In 2009 the average salary in Macon was $28,000.

Macon companies have access to helpful business organizations such as:

The Macon Telegraph offers current information about the business endeavors in Macon.

Jobs in Macon

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations98750$41,240$19.83100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations16950$33,770$16.2414.35
3Sales and Related Occupations11250$30,980$14.99.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations9130$20,570$9.898.55
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations8460$67,310$32.365.8
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6360$29,600$14.236.55
7Production Occupations5790$36,840$17.715.7
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations5640$47,850$23.016.05
9Business and Financial Operations Occupations5190$57,270$27.535.25
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4600$42,530$20.453.8
11Management Occupations4540$98,100$47.166.15
12Retail Salespersons4420$23,350$11.232.85
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3480$23,070$11.093.65
14Healthcare Support Occupations3460$26,520$12.753
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3280$18,880$9.082.3
16Construction and Extraction Occupations3080$36,920$17.754.45
17Registered Nurses2880$62,980$30.281.95
18Protective Service Occupations2660$38,820$18.672.2
19Cashiers2650$20,740$9.972.2
20Customer Service Representatives2560$34,370$16.531.75
21Personal Care and Service Occupations2210$22,300$10.724.3
22Office Clerks, General2000$26,890$12.931.9
23General and Operations Managers1960$95,130$45.741.5
24Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1870$25,870$12.441.7
25Waiters and Waitresses1740$18,160$8.731.7
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1700$20,790$9.991.55
27Computer and Mathematical Occupations1610$72,740$34.972.9
28Community and Social Service Occupations1590$37,190$17.881.65
29Nursing Assistants1530$22,860$10.991
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1500$32,260$15.511.5
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1300$22,950$11.041.3
32Personal Care Aides1150$17,910$8.611.5
33First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1130$53,970$25.950.95
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1120$50,200$24.140.9
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1110$34,220$16.450.9
36Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1010$41,420$19.910.5
37Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers940$33,170$15.951.2
38Medical Assistants920$30,070$14.460.45
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers850$37,110$17.841
40Business Operations Specialists, All Other840$55,920$26.880.7
41First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers830$29,640$14.250.6
42Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks810$40,510$19.481.05
43Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners760$19,910$9.570.9
44Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations740$45,950$22.091.8
45Bus Drivers, School or Special Client710$19,840$9.540.3
46Medical Secretaries710$31,040$14.920.4
47Architecture and Engineering Occupations690$70,770$34.021.7
48Legal Occupations690$84,710$40.720.8
49Food Preparation Workers650$21,710$10.440.6
50Billing and Posting Clerks640$33,960$16.320.3
51Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers640$34,770$16.720.6
52Cooks, Restaurant630$22,490$10.810.8
53Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers630$37,620$18.090.4
54Receptionists and Information Clerks600$25,730$12.370.7
55Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers580$24,050$11.560.8
56Accountants and Auditors570$76,070$36.570.9
57Construction Laborers560$26,710$12.840.8
58Sales Representatives, Services, All Other550$47,940$23.050.6
59Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators510$36,450$17.520.35
60First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers500$57,890$27.830.4
61Correctional Officers and Jailers480$32,680$15.710.25
62Helpers--Production Workers480$25,760$12.390.3
63Insurance Sales Agents460$45,120$21.690.3
64Security Guards460$33,880$16.290.7
65Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics450$36,290$17.450.5
66Computer Systems Analysts440$71,950$34.590.4
67Firefighters420$34,390$16.530.2
68Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders420$37,620$18.090.1
69Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers390$34,070$16.380
70Electricians370$42,890$20.620.4
71First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers370$66,930$32.180.3
72Human Resources Specialists370$48,820$23.470.35
73Lawyers370$109,290$52.540.5
74Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks370$27,340$13.140.4
75Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria350$25,880$12.440.3
76Home Health Aides350$20,980$10.090.7
77Industrial Machinery Mechanics350$48,380$23.260.2
78Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education340$27,500$13.220.3
79Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations330$64,460$30.990.8
80Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines330$40,420$19.430.1
81Packers and Packagers, Hand330$21,880$10.520.45
82Training and Development Specialists330$50,890$24.470.2
83Computer User Support Specialists320$46,890$22.540.4
84Pharmacy Technicians320$25,370$12.20.3
85Real Estate Sales Agents320$50,840$24.440.2
86Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations300$34,310$16.50.65
87Pharmacists300$98,620$47.410.2
88Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters300$37,730$18.140.3
89Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants290$48,540$23.340.35
90First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers290$59,690$28.70.4
91Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators290$35,830$17.230.2
92Substitute Teachers290$18,010$8.660
93Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks280$19,240$9.250.2
94Physicians and Surgeons, All Other280$265,870$127.820.25
95Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors270$48,280$23.210.2
96Financial Managers270$118,180$56.820.4
97Medical and Health Services Managers270$108,670$52.250.25
98Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers260$36,690$17.640.3
99Sales Managers260$113,210$54.430.2
100Tellers260$30,180$14.510.3
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Jobs More Common Near Macon Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,24098,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,77016,950
Sales and Related Occupations$30,98011,250
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,5709,130
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,3108,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,6006,360
Production Occupations$36,8405,790
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,8505,640
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,2705,190
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,5304,600
Management Occupations$98,1004,540
Retail Salespersons$23,3504,420
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,0703,480
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,5203,460
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,8803,280
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,9203,080
Registered Nurses$62,9802,880
Protective Service Occupations$38,8202,660
Cashiers$20,7402,650
Customer Service Representatives$34,3702,560
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,3002,210
Office Clerks, General$26,8902,000
General and Operations Managers$95,1301,960
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,8701,870
Waiters and Waitresses$18,1601,740
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,7901,700
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$72,7401,610
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,1901,590
Nursing Assistants$22,8601,530
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,2601,500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$22,9501,300
Personal Care Aides$17,9101,150
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,9701,130
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$50,2001,120
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,2201,110
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,4201,010
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$33,170940
Medical Assistants$30,070920
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,110850
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$55,920840
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,640830
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,510810
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,910760
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,950740
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$19,840710
Medical Secretaries$31,040710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,770690
Legal Occupations$84,710690
Food Preparation Workers$21,710650
Billing and Posting Clerks$33,960640

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,24098,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,77016,950
Sales and Related Occupations$30,98011,250
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,3108,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,6006,360
Production Occupations$36,8405,790
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,8505,640
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,2705,190
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,5304,600
Management Occupations$98,1004,540
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,5203,460
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,9203,080
Registered Nurses$62,9802,880
Protective Service Occupations$38,8202,660
Customer Service Representatives$34,3702,560
Office Clerks, General$26,8902,000
General and Operations Managers$95,1301,960
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,8701,870
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$72,7401,610
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,1901,590
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,2601,500
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,9701,130
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$50,2001,120
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,2201,110
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$41,4201,010
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$33,170940
Medical Assistants$30,070920
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,110850
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$55,920840
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,640830
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$40,510810
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,950740
Medical Secretaries$31,040710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$70,770690
Legal Occupations$84,710690
Billing and Posting Clerks$33,960640
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$34,770640
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$37,620630
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,730600
Accountants and Auditors$76,070570
Construction Laborers$26,710560
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$47,940550
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$36,450510
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$57,890500
Correctional Officers and Jailers$32,680480
Helpers--Production Workers$25,760480
Insurance Sales Agents$45,120460
Security Guards$33,880460
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,290450
Computer Systems Analysts$71,950440

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