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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 40290 $39050 $18.78 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5500 $32660 $15.7 14.8
3 Production Occupations 5100 $34930 $16.79 5.85
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4720 $21320 $10.25 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 4540 $31180 $14.99 10.15
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3080 $36120 $17.37 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2310 $46420 $22.32 6.15
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2140 $69800 $33.56 5.75
9 Protective Service Occupations 1870 $35960 $17.29 2.25
10 Management Occupations 1690 $87620 $42.13 6.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1680 $42200 $20.29 3.8
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1650 $53630 $25.78 4.4
13 Retail Salespersons 1620 $24090 $11.58 3.1
14 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1360 $18210 $8.76 2.15
15 Cashiers 1330 $20000 $9.61 2.25
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1320 $26540 $12.76 3.7
17 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1080 $56010 $26.93 5.05
18 Waiters and Waitresses 1020 $19370 $9.31 1.6
19 Healthcare Support Occupations 960 $27980 $13.45 3.05
20 Personal Care and Service Occupations 950 $23160 $11.13 4.1
21 Team Assemblers 860 $32850 $15.79 0.75
22 Office Clerks, General 770 $33280 $16 2
23 Registered Nurses 760 $61360 $29.5 1.9
24 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 740 $49630 $23.86 1.2
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $25830 $12.42 1.6
26 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 630 $29820 $14.33 1.6
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 590 $40160 $19.31 1.65
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 590 $30750 $14.78 1.6
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 580 $24280 $11.67 1.2
30 General and Operations Managers 570 $95520 $45.92 1.4
31 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 570 $35690 $17.16 1
32 Customer Service Representatives 560 $32970 $15.85 1.75
33 Packers and Packagers, Hand 500 $27280 $13.12 0.45
34 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 500 $38630 $18.57 0.9
35 Cooks, Restaurant 460 $23380 $11.24 0.75
36 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $32890 $15.81 0.25
37 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 440 $60320 $29 1
38 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 420 $66960 $32.19 1.65
39 Helpers--Production Workers 410 $26230 $12.61 0.3
40 Nursing Assistants 390 $24900 $11.97 1.05
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 370 $46550 $22.38 1
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 $34750 $16.71 0.6
43 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 350 $59690 $28.7 0.4
44 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 350 $32270 $15.52 0.3
45 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 330 $36130 $17.37 1.1
46 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 320 $29590 $14.23 0.4
47 Receptionists and Information Clerks 300 $27370 $13.16 0.7
48 Construction Laborers 290 $45920 $22.08 0.8
49 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 280 $24200 $11.64 0.3
50 Machinists 270 $37090 $17.83 0.3
51 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $25670 $12.34 0.8
52 Accountants and Auditors 250 $59410 $28.56 0.9
53 Medical Assistants 250 $30770 $14.79 0.45
54 Security Guards 250 $24320 $11.69 0.7
55 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 250 $37520 $18.04 1.7
56 Carpenters 250 $51350 $24.69 0.6
57 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 250 $30700 $14.76 0
58 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 240 $40460 $19.45 0.6
59 Bartenders 240 $21140 $10.16 0.4
60 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 240 $64020 $30.78 2.8
61 Tellers 240 $25410 $12.22 0.3
62 Personal Care Aides 220 $20570 $9.89 1.3
63 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 210 $20810 $10 1
64 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 200 $54350 $26.13 0.45
65 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 190 $40960 $19.69 0.3
66 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $32250 $15.51 0.1
67 Substitute Teachers 190 $27150 $13.05 0
68 Food Preparation Workers 190 $24550 $11.8 0.6
69 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $96050 $46.18 0.2
70 Electricians 180 $65740 $31.61 0.4
71 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 170 $30450 $14.64 0.5
72 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $18510 $8.9 0.25
73 Dishwashers 160 $19680 $9.46 0.3
74 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $65680 $31.58 0.3
75 Highway Maintenance Workers 160 $33590 $16.15 0.1
76 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $53650 $25.79 0.3
77 Pharmacy Technicians 140 $28930 $13.91 0.25
78 Social and Human Service Assistants 130 $27240 $13.1 0.3
79 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 130 $32430 $15.59 0.1
80 Home Health Aides 120 $23110 $11.11 0.7
81 Childcare Workers 120 $19010 $9.14 0.8
82 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 120 $46050 $22.14 0.2
83 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 110 $21330 $10.25 0.2
84 Order Clerks 110 $34750 $16.71 0.1
85 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $45080 $21.67 0.1
86 Counter and Rental Clerks 110 $26040 $12.52 0.3
87 Legal Occupations 110 $62020 $29.82 0.8
88 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 $72110 $34.67 0.4
89 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $50020 $24.05 0.15
90 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 110 $39450 $18.97 0.5
91 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 110 $37370 $17.97 0.2
92 Human Resources Specialists 110 $43300 $20.82 0.3
93 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $18310 $8.8 0.3
94 Dental Hygienists 100 $60740 $29.2 0.1
95 Billing and Posting Clerks 100 $33420 $16.07 0.35
96 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 100 $38220 $18.37 0.2
97 Managers, All Other 100 $57280 $27.54 0.65
98 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $30220 $14.53 0.1
99 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 100 $41190 $19.81 0.5
100 Construction Managers 100 $73780 $35.47 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Michigan City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,050 40,290
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,660 5,500
Production Occupations 34,930 5,100
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,320 4,720
Sales and Related Occupations 31,180 4,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,120 3,080
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,420 2,310
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,800 2,140
Protective Service Occupations 35,960 1,870
Management Occupations 87,620 1,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,200 1,680
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,630 1,650
Retail Salespersons 24,090 1,620
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,210 1,360
Cashiers 20,000 1,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,540 1,320
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 56,010 1,080
Waiters and Waitresses 19,370 1,020
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,980 960
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,160 950
Team Assemblers 32,850 860
Office Clerks, General 33,280 770
Registered Nurses 61,360 760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 49,630 740
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,830 700
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,820 630
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,160 590
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,750 590
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,280 580
General and Operations Managers 95,520 570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,690 570
Customer Service Representatives 32,970 560
Packers and Packagers, Hand 27,280 500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,630 500
Cooks, Restaurant 23,380 460
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 32,890 450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,320 440
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,960 420
Helpers--Production Workers 26,230 410
Nursing Assistants 24,900 390
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,550 370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,750 350
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,690 350
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 32,270 350
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,130 330
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 29,590 320
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,370 300
Construction Laborers 45,920 290
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 24,200 280
Machinists 37,090 270

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 39,050 40,290
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,660 5,500
Production Occupations 34,930 5,100
Sales and Related Occupations 31,180 4,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,120 3,080
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,420 2,310
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,800 2,140
Protective Service Occupations 35,960 1,870
Management Occupations 87,620 1,690
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,200 1,680
Construction and Extraction Occupations 53,630 1,650
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,540 1,320
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 56,010 1,080
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,980 960
Team Assemblers 32,850 860
Office Clerks, General 33,280 770
Registered Nurses 61,360 760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 49,630 740
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,830 700
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,820 630
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,160 590
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 30,750 590
General and Operations Managers 95,520 570
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 35,690 570
Customer Service Representatives 32,970 560
Packers and Packagers, Hand 27,280 500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,630 500
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 32,890 450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,320 440
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,960 420
Helpers--Production Workers 26,230 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,550 370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,750 350
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 59,690 350
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 32,270 350
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,130 330
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 29,590 320
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,370 300
Construction Laborers 45,920 290
Machinists 37,090 270
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,670 260
Accountants and Auditors 59,410 250
Medical Assistants 30,770 250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 37,520 250
Carpenters 51,350 250
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 30,700 250
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 40,460 240
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 64,020 240
Tellers 25,410 240
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 54,350 200

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