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Michigan City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Michigan City, Indiana Area

The primary employment industries in the Michigan City area include manufacturing, education, healthcare, government, leisure and hospitality services and social services. Other prominent employment sectors include finance, metal and metal products; and professional and business services. About 24% of the workers are employed in sales and office jobs. Approximately 21% of the Michigan City workforce is employed in production, transportation and material moving jobs. In addition, jobs are provided by manufacturing companies that produce items such as air compressors, automobile parts and apparel.

The major job providing companies in Michigan City, Indiana are:

  • Jaymar-Ruby Inc
  • Michigan City Area Schools
  • Saint Anthony Memorial Health Centers
  • Dwyer Instruments, Inc
  • Sullair Corporation
  • City of Michigan City
  • Lakeshore Foods Corp
  • Geberit Manufacturing Inc
  • Consolidated Transport Systems, Inc
  • Alverno Construction Company LLC
  • Tandem Transport Corp
  • Horizon Bancorp
  • Glennhaven Management Company, Inc
  • Filter Specialists, Incorporated
  • Paletek, Inc
  • Federal-Mogul Ignition Company
  • M S Foster & Associates, Inc
  • Sprague Devices, Inc
  • General Insurance Service Inc

Information of interest regarding Michigan City, Indiana: In 2008 the cost of living index in Michigan City was 79.2. The country's average is 100. Regarding the adult population in Michigan City, approximately 12% hold a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009 the average salary in Michigan City was $28,000.

The Gain Education and Training (GET) organization collaborates with Indiana companies and organizations that create innovative training programs for workers who are currently employed. The Workforce Investment Now organization assists workers in enhancing their skills where there is a large risk of a decrease in the workforce. The Skilled Trade Apprenticeship program helps companies with the training costs associated with industrial trade apprenticeships as well as upgrading the skills of journey persons.

Companies situated in Michigan City may find the following organizations helpful:

People interested in staying current with local business and industry activities can read the Michigan City News Dispatch Online.

Jobs in Michigan City

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations39590$39,250$18.87100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations5300$33,200$15.9614.35
3Production Occupations4950$35,150$16.95.7
4Sales and Related Occupations4620$32,150$15.469.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4580$22,020$10.598.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2950$36,610$17.66.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2140$72,590$34.95.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations1990$40,340$19.396.05
9Protective Service Occupations1900$36,340$17.472.2
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1880$42,490$20.433.8
11Retail Salespersons1730$24,030$11.552.85
12Management Occupations1620$92,310$44.386.15
13Construction and Extraction Occupations1600$47,590$22.884.45
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1320$18,360$8.832.3
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1200$26,750$12.863.65
16Cashiers1200$20,000$9.612.2
17Personal Care and Service Occupations1070$24,000$11.544.3
18Business and Financial Operations Occupations980$57,100$27.455.25
19Healthcare Support Occupations970$28,920$13.93
20Waiters and Waitresses940$19,350$9.31.7
21Registered Nurses770$63,350$30.461.95
22Office Clerks, General770$34,140$16.411.9
23Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers690$32,000$15.390
24Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand660$28,900$13.91.7
25General and Operations Managers650$99,640$47.911.5
26Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers620$55,870$26.861.2
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners620$26,940$12.951.55
28Community and Social Service Occupations600$40,950$19.691.65
29Customer Service Representatives590$32,030$15.41.75
30First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers550$33,770$16.241
31Maintenance and Repair Workers, General520$40,010$19.240.9
32Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders480$34,370$16.520.2
33Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive470$30,670$14.741.5
34Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products460$68,950$33.150.9
35Architecture and Engineering Occupations460$67,000$32.211.7
36Helpers--Production Workers440$25,890$12.450.3
37Cooks, Restaurant440$24,400$11.730.8
38Stock Clerks and Order Fillers440$27,240$13.11.3
39Packers and Packagers, Hand420$28,050$13.490.45
40Nursing Assistants410$26,190$12.591
41Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks370$37,430$181.05
42First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers370$56,880$27.350.4
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers370$38,000$18.270.6
44First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers360$46,500$22.360.95
45Carpenters330$50,100$24.090.7
46Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations310$36,470$17.531.8
47Construction Laborers300$41,400$19.910.8
48Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks300$32,120$15.440.4
49Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers290$37,870$18.210.6
50Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers290$25,340$12.180.8
51Bus Drivers, School or Special Client280$29,820$14.330.3
52Receptionists and Information Clerks280$27,980$13.450.7
53Security Guards260$25,020$12.030.7
54Medical Assistants260$31,350$15.070.45
55Computer and Mathematical Occupations260$66,800$32.122.9
56Food Preparation Workers250$23,830$11.460.6
57Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic240$32,690$15.710.1
58Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic240$34,590$16.630.1
59Accountants and Auditors230$62,560$30.080.9
60Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria230$25,000$12.020.3
61Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers220$53,900$25.910.4
62Personal Care Aides220$21,890$10.531.5
63Tellers210$26,660$12.820.3
64Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers200$36,460$17.530.3
65Bartenders190$22,460$10.80.4
66Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders180$34,300$16.490
67First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers180$53,780$25.860.3
68Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners180$21,450$10.310.9
69Medical and Health Services Managers170$99,460$47.820.25
70Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop170$19,070$9.170.3
71Machinists160$39,500$18.990.25
72Counter and Rental Clerks160$23,840$11.460.3
73Billing and Posting Clerks160$33,240$15.980.3
74Childcare Workers150$21,280$10.230.8
75Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders150$34,910$16.780.1
76Dishwashers150$20,190$9.710.3
77Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks140$20,220$9.720.2
78Recreation Workers140$26,460$12.720.25
79Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics140$36,980$17.780.5
80Industrial Machinery Mechanics140$47,020$22.610.2
81Nonfarm Animal Caretakers130$20,330$9.770.2
82Home Health Aides130$24,000$11.540.7
83Highway Maintenance Workers130$33,300$16.010.1
84Pharmacy Technicians130$30,710$14.770.3
85Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers130$18,950$9.110.3
86Social and Human Service Assistants130$28,920$13.90.25
87Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators120$33,540$16.130.35
88Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers120$39,270$18.880.2
89Postal Service Mail Carriers120$48,880$23.50.2
90Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment120$22,330$10.740.2
91Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators110$56,380$27.110.2
92Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers110$28,550$13.730
93First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers110$54,660$26.280.4
94First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors110$49,810$23.950
95Industrial Engineers110$77,730$37.370.2
96Business Operations Specialists, All Other100$44,320$21.310.7
97Electricians100$68,730$33.040.4
98Dental Hygienists100$61,130$29.390.1
99Radiologic Technologists100$51,750$24.880.1
100Human Resources Specialists100$50,640$24.350.35
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Jobs More Common Near Michigan City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,25039,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,2005,300
Production Occupations$35,1504,950
Sales and Related Occupations$32,1504,620
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,0204,580
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,6102,950
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,5902,140
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$40,3401,990
Protective Service Occupations$36,3401,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,4901,880
Retail Salespersons$24,0301,730
Management Occupations$92,3101,620
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,5901,600
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,3601,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,7501,200
Cashiers$20,0001,200
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,0001,070
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,100980
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,920970
Waiters and Waitresses$19,350940
Registered Nurses$63,350770
Office Clerks, General$34,140770
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,000690
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,900660
General and Operations Managers$99,640650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$55,870620
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,940620
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,950600
Customer Service Representatives$32,030590
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$33,770550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,010520
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$34,370480
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,670470
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,950460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,000460
Helpers--Production Workers$25,890440
Cooks, Restaurant$24,400440
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,240440
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,050420
Nursing Assistants$26,190410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,430370
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$56,880370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$38,000370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,500360
Carpenters$50,100330
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$36,470310
Construction Laborers$41,400300
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,120300
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$37,870290
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,340290

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Michigan City, Indiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,25039,590
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,2005,300
Production Occupations$35,1504,950
Sales and Related Occupations$32,1504,620
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$36,6102,950
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,5902,140
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$40,3401,990
Protective Service Occupations$36,3401,900
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,4901,880
Management Occupations$92,3101,620
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,5901,600
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,7501,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,100980
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,920970
Registered Nurses$63,350770
Office Clerks, General$34,140770
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,000690
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,900660
General and Operations Managers$99,640650
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$55,870620
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,940620
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,950600
Customer Service Representatives$32,030590
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$33,770550
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,010520
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$34,370480
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,670470
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$68,950460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,000460
Helpers--Production Workers$25,890440
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,240440
Packers and Packagers, Hand$28,050420
Nursing Assistants$26,190410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,430370
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$56,880370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$38,000370
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,500360
Carpenters$50,100330
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$36,470310
Construction Laborers$41,400300
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,120300
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$37,870290
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,340290
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$29,820280
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,980280
Security Guards$25,020260
Medical Assistants$31,350260
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,800260
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$32,690240
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$34,590240

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