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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 97820 $40240 $19.35 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 17840 $32540 $15.64 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 10520 $31610 $15.2 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9190 $20010 $9.62 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7730 $68280 $32.83 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6450 $28110 $13.51 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5800 $46510 $22.36 6.15
8 Production Occupations 5520 $35150 $16.9 5.85
9 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5240 $55840 $26.84 5.05
10 Management Occupations 4570 $97080 $46.67 6.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4310 $41100 $19.76 3.8
12 Retail Salespersons 4130 $22640 $10.88 3.1
13 Healthcare Support Occupations 3630 $26140 $12.57 3.05
14 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3280 $21460 $10.32 3.7
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3200 $18230 $8.76 2.15
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2860 $34790 $16.72 4.4
17 Protective Service Occupations 2700 $35390 $17.01 2.25
18 Customer Service Representatives 2690 $32790 $15.77 1.75
19 Registered Nurses 2540 $61210 $29.43 1.9
20 Cashiers 2410 $20310 $9.77 2.25
21 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2360 $24650 $11.85 1.6
22 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2340 $22090 $10.62 4.1
23 Office Clerks, General 2160 $26380 $12.68 2
24 General and Operations Managers 1950 $96240 $46.27 1.4
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1910 $19520 $9.38 1.6
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 1710 $48450 $23.3 1.65
27 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1560 $66060 $31.76 2.8
28 Waiters and Waitresses 1560 $17580 $8.45 1.6
29 Nursing Assistants 1560 $21590 $10.38 1.05
30 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1510 $22040 $10.6 1.2
31 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1420 $32000 $15.38 1.6
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1090 $34080 $16.38 0.9
33 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1080 $52220 $25.1 1
34 Medical Assistants 1050 $30540 $14.68 0.45
35 Personal Care Aides 1040 $17750 $8.53 1.3
36 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 970 $51750 $24.88 1
37 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 970 $39830 $19.15 0.5
38 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 890 $38220 $18.37 1.1
39 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 880 $29570 $14.22 0.6
40 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 870 $34070 $16.38 1.2
41 Food Preparation Workers 780 $19640 $9.44 0.6
42 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 760 $38240 $18.39 1
43 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 740 $47250 $22.72 1.7
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks 690 $26010 $12.5 0.7
45 Billing and Posting Clerks 670 $32830 $15.78 0.35
46 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 660 $69270 $33.3 1.65
47 Insurance Sales Agents 650 $50830 $24.44 0.3
48 Legal Occupations 640 $78140 $37.57 0.8
49 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 640 $36460 $17.53 0.45
50 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 630 $18360 $8.83 0.3
51 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 620 $19190 $9.23 1
52 Construction Laborers 570 $26070 $12.53 0.8
53 Accountants and Auditors 570 $73150 $35.17 0.9
54 Correctional Officers and Jailers 560 $29840 $14.35 0.3
55 Cooks, Restaurant 550 $22150 $10.65 0.75
56 Medical Secretaries 550 $28880 $13.88 0.4
57 Security Guards 550 $29000 $13.94 0.7
58 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 500 $54060 $25.99 0.4
59 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 500 $33150 $15.94 0.6
60 Packers and Packagers, Hand 490 $21060 $10.12 0.45
61 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 450 $26070 $12.53 0.4
62 Computer Systems Analysts 430 $70370 $33.83 0.4
63 Firefighters 420 $33320 $16.02 0.2
64 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 420 $22930 $11.02 0.8
65 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 400 $49340 $23.72 0.6
66 Helpers--Production Workers 400 $21130 $10.16 0.3
67 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 400 $36590 $17.59 0.1
68 Bill and Account Collectors 390 $44060 $21.18 0.2
69 Home Health Aides 370 $21510 $10.34 0.7
70 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 360 $38760 $18.64 0.35
71 Team Assemblers 350 $33230 $15.98 0.75
72 Human Resources Specialists 350 $46340 $22.28 0.3
73 Substitute Teachers 350 $17580 $8.45 0
74 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 350 $36310 $17.46 0.5
75 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 340 $45690 $21.97 0.5
76 Training and Development Specialists 340 $47910 $23.03 0.2
77 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 340 $26140 $12.57 0.3
78 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $35450 $17.05 0.2
79 Lawyers 320 $100530 $48.33 0.5
80 Carpenters 320 $32490 $15.62 0.6
81 Real Estate Sales Agents 320 $52560 $25.27 0.2
82 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 310 $18570 $8.93 0.25
83 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 310 $24480 $11.77 0.3
84 Computer User Support Specialists 300 $46020 $22.13 0.4
85 Electricians 300 $43980 $21.14 0.4
86 Pharmacists 300 $98540 $47.37 0.2
87 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 290 $26810 $12.89 0.25
88 Pharmacy Technicians 290 $24890 $11.97 0.25
89 Medical and Health Services Managers 290 $110630 $53.19 0.2
90 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 290 $35340 $16.99 0.6
91 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 290 $248120 $119.29 0.2
92 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 290 $36510 $17.55 0.2
93 Tellers 280 $28280 $13.6 0.3
94 Financial Managers 280 $110870 $53.3 0.4
95 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 280 $29980 $14.42 0
96 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 270 $47320 $22.75 0.2
97 Compliance Officers 270 $48200 $23.17 0.2
98 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 260 $19030 $9.15 0.2
99 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 260 $56660 $27.24 0.4
100 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 260 $44810 $21.54 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Macon Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,240 97,820
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,540 17,840
Sales and Related Occupations 31,610 10,520
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,010 9,190
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,280 7,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,110 6,450
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,510 5,800
Production Occupations 35,150 5,520
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 55,840 5,240
Management Occupations 97,080 4,570
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,100 4,310
Retail Salespersons 22,640 4,130
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,140 3,630
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,460 3,280
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,230 3,200
Construction and Extraction Occupations 34,790 2,860
Protective Service Occupations 35,390 2,700
Customer Service Representatives 32,790 2,690
Registered Nurses 61,210 2,540
Cashiers 20,310 2,410
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,650 2,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,090 2,340
Office Clerks, General 26,380 2,160
General and Operations Managers 96,240 1,950
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,520 1,910
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,450 1,710
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,060 1,560
Waiters and Waitresses 17,580 1,560
Nursing Assistants 21,590 1,560
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,040 1,510
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,000 1,420
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,080 1,090
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,220 1,080
Medical Assistants 30,540 1,050
Personal Care Aides 17,750 1,040
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 51,750 970
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,830 970
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,220 890
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,570 880
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,070 870
Food Preparation Workers 19,640 780
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,240 760
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 47,250 740
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,010 690
Billing and Posting Clerks 32,830 670
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,270 660
Insurance Sales Agents 50,830 650
Legal Occupations 78,140 640
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 36,460 640
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 18,360 630

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,240 97,820
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,540 17,840
Sales and Related Occupations 31,610 10,520
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,280 7,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,110 6,450
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,510 5,800
Production Occupations 35,150 5,520
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 55,840 5,240
Management Occupations 97,080 4,570
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,100 4,310
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,140 3,630
Construction and Extraction Occupations 34,790 2,860
Protective Service Occupations 35,390 2,700
Customer Service Representatives 32,790 2,690
Registered Nurses 61,210 2,540
Office Clerks, General 26,380 2,160
General and Operations Managers 96,240 1,950
Community and Social Service Occupations 48,450 1,710
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,060 1,560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,000 1,420
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,080 1,090
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,220 1,080
Medical Assistants 30,540 1,050
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 51,750 970
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 39,830 970
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,220 890
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,570 880
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,070 870
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 38,240 760
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 47,250 740
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,010 690
Billing and Posting Clerks 32,830 670
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,270 660
Insurance Sales Agents 50,830 650
Legal Occupations 78,140 640
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 36,460 640
Construction Laborers 26,070 570
Accountants and Auditors 73,150 570
Correctional Officers and Jailers 29,840 560
Medical Secretaries 28,880 550
Security Guards 29,000 550
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 54,060 500
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,150 500
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 26,070 450
Computer Systems Analysts 70,370 430
Firefighters 33,320 420
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 49,340 400
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 36,590 400
Bill and Account Collectors 44,060 390
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 38,760 360

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