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Monroe Employment

Employment and Industries in the Monroe, Louisiana Area

Monroe includes numerous manufacturing, banking, healthcare and farm-related companies. Monroe is home to the corporate offices of notable companies such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Vantage Health Plan, Ouachita Fertilizer and Berry Plastics Group. Monroe is also home to CenturyTel, a prominent telecommunications provider. Nearby Angus Chemical, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, contributes to the region's economy. In addition, the area includes four major hospitals which provide a large number of jobs.

The top job providing sectors in Monroe are healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, social services, finance and insurance and the government. About 28% of the jobs in Monroe are found in management, professional and related occupations. Sales and office jobs comprise about 25% of the jobs in Monroe Louisiana.

The Monroe region's top employers are:

  • CenturyTel, Inc
  • Ouachita Parish School Board
  • St Francis Speciality Hospital
  • Monroe City Schools Inc
  • University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • The City of Monroe
  • Century Service Group, LLC
  • Parish of Ouachita
  • Scott Equipment Company, LLC
  • Crystal Willstaff Inc
  • HCA Health Services of Louisiana, Inc
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Ouachita Fertilizer
  • Berry Plastics Group
  • Bancroft Bag
  • Accent Marketing
  • Angus Chemical

Some of the occupations more prevalent in Monroe than most other cities include special education, teachers, secondary school; personal and home care aides; machine feeders and offbearers, production workers; paper goods machine setters, operators and tenders; community and social service specialists; and cooks, institution and cafeteria.

Noteworthy data about Monroe, Louisiana: In 2009 the average earnings of the workforce was $27,000. In 2008 the cost of living index in the city was 82.0 and the national average is 100. Regarding the adult residents, approximately 27% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better.

Monroe businesses are able to work in partnership with helpful associations including:

People interested in learning about local business and industry activities can read the Monroe News Star.

Jobs in Monroe

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations77070$38,020$18.28100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations12090$31,720$15.2514.35
3Sales and Related Occupations8720$31,740$15.269.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations6960$20,050$9.648.55
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6510$28,690$13.86.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5990$61,840$29.735.8
7Production Occupations4530$37,410$17.995.7
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations4280$47,630$22.96.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3810$40,960$19.693.8
10Personal Care and Service Occupations3540$21,150$10.174.3
11Healthcare Support Occupations3270$24,030$11.553
12Business and Financial Operations Occupations2930$59,780$28.745.25
13Management Occupations2810$92,970$44.76.15
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2720$21,060$10.123.65
15Cashiers2680$19,220$9.242.2
16Retail Salespersons2590$24,380$11.722.85
17Construction and Extraction Occupations2520$36,730$17.664.45
18Personal Care Aides2490$19,480$9.361.5
19Protective Service Occupations2030$34,240$16.462.2
20Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1980$18,480$8.882.3
21Office Clerks, General1690$26,140$12.571.9
22Registered Nurses1690$60,840$29.251.95
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1500$29,080$13.981.5
24Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1440$20,710$9.961.55
25Community and Social Service Occupations1320$40,120$19.291.65
26Waiters and Waitresses1290$18,280$8.791.7
27Nursing Assistants1170$21,420$10.31
28Food Preparation Workers1120$18,220$8.760.6
29Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1120$37,540$18.050.5
30Customer Service Representatives1050$30,620$14.721.75
31Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks990$36,130$17.371.05
32General and Operations Managers960$98,580$47.391.5
33Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers960$28,160$13.540.6
34First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers950$46,620$22.410.95
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General950$35,200$16.920.9
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers900$36,900$17.741
37Stock Clerks and Order Fillers890$21,580$10.381.3
38Architecture and Engineering Occupations830$72,290$34.751.7
39Home Health Aides830$19,730$9.490.7
40Computer and Mathematical Occupations800$66,540$31.992.9
41Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners750$18,450$8.870.9
42Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products740$51,430$24.730.9
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers640$32,250$15.50.6
44Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers630$37,340$17.951.2
45Business Operations Specialists, All Other600$60,870$29.260.7
46Cooks, Restaurant560$21,110$10.150.8
47Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers530$34,520$16.60.4
48Construction Laborers510$28,750$13.820.8
49Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants510$38,600$18.560.35
50Receptionists and Information Clerks500$26,970$12.970.7
51Accountants and Auditors490$64,140$30.840.9
52Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations450$44,210$21.261.8
53Security Guards450$22,460$10.80.7
54First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers440$54,610$26.250.4
55Legal Occupations430$59,500$28.610.8
56Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers420$40,240$19.340.3
57Management Analysts410$61,960$29.790.5
58Carpenters400$34,210$16.450.7
59Bus Drivers, School or Special Client390$18,730$90.3
60First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers390$55,510$26.690.3
61Tellers390$28,000$13.460.3
62Helpers--Production Workers380$30,440$14.640.3
63Insurance Sales Agents370$38,940$18.720.3
64Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other360$33,850$16.280.1
65Parts Salespersons340$36,260$17.430.2
66Social and Human Service Assistants340$27,380$13.170.25
67Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers340$52,130$25.060.15
68Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers320$17,810$8.560.3
69Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics300$38,640$18.580.5
70Sales Representatives, Services, All Other300$57,110$27.450.6
71Electricians290$43,400$20.860.4
72Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators290$32,810$15.770.35
73Packers and Packagers, Hand290$21,900$10.530.45
74Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers280$22,640$10.890.8
75Pharmacy Technicians280$29,080$13.980.3
76Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations260$35,560$17.10.65
77First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors260$45,910$22.070
78Medical Assistants260$27,350$13.150.45
79Pharmacists260$110,700$53.220.2
80Protective Service Workers, All Other260$39,820$19.150.1
81Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks260$30,900$14.860.4
82Firefighters250$28,210$13.560.2
83Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria240$19,590$9.420.3
84Industrial Machinery Mechanics240$47,700$22.930.2
85Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations240$60,290$28.990.8
86Billing and Posting Clerks230$33,350$16.030.3
87Childcare Workers230$20,120$9.670.8
88Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers230$42,170$20.270.3
89Nurse Practitioners230$76,040$36.560.1
90Driver/Sales Workers220$23,530$11.310.3
91Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers220$43,790$21.050.2
92First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers210$53,130$25.540.4
93Managers, All Other210$81,450$39.160.6
94Financial Managers200$96,850$46.560.4
95Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other200$33,840$16.270.2
96Postal Service Mail Carriers200$51,490$24.750.2
97Printing Press Operators200$32,050$15.410.1
98Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators190$39,340$18.910.2
99Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders190$38,790$18.650.1
100Physicians and Surgeons, All Other190$203,430$97.810.25
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Jobs More Common Near Monroe Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,02077,070
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,72012,090
Sales and Related Occupations$31,7408,720
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,0506,960
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$28,6906,510
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$61,8405,990
Production Occupations$37,4104,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,6304,280
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,9603,810
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,1503,540
Healthcare Support Occupations$24,0303,270
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,7802,930
Management Occupations$92,9702,810
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$21,0602,720
Cashiers$19,2202,680
Retail Salespersons$24,3802,590
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,7302,520
Personal Care Aides$19,4802,490
Protective Service Occupations$34,2402,030
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,4801,980
Office Clerks, General$26,1401,690
Registered Nurses$60,8401,690
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,0801,500
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,7101,440
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,1201,320
Waiters and Waitresses$18,2801,290
Nursing Assistants$21,4201,170
Food Preparation Workers$18,2201,120
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$37,5401,120
Customer Service Representatives$30,6201,050
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,130990
General and Operations Managers$98,580960
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$28,160960
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,620950
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,200950
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,900900
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$21,580890
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,290830
Home Health Aides$19,730830
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,540800
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$18,450750
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$51,430740
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,250640
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,340630
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$60,870600
Cooks, Restaurant$21,110560
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$34,520530
Construction Laborers$28,750510
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$38,600510
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,970500

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Monroe, Louisiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,02077,070
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,72012,090
Sales and Related Occupations$31,7408,720
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$28,6906,510
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$61,8405,990
Production Occupations$37,4104,530
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,6304,280
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,9603,810
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$59,7802,930
Management Occupations$92,9702,810
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,7302,520
Protective Service Occupations$34,2402,030
Office Clerks, General$26,1401,690
Registered Nurses$60,8401,690
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$29,0801,500
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,1201,320
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$37,5401,120
Customer Service Representatives$30,6201,050
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,130990
General and Operations Managers$98,580960
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$28,160960
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,620950
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,200950
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,900900
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,290830
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,540800
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$51,430740
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,250640
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,340630
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$60,870600
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$34,520530
Construction Laborers$28,750510
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$38,600510
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,970500
Accountants and Auditors$64,140490
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,210450
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$54,610440
Legal Occupations$59,500430
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$40,240420
Management Analysts$61,960410
Carpenters$34,210400
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$55,510390
Tellers$28,000390
Helpers--Production Workers$30,440380
Insurance Sales Agents$38,940370
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other$33,850360
Parts Salespersons$36,260340
Social and Human Service Assistants$27,380340
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers$52,130340
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$38,640300

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