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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 76780 $37650 $18.1 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11910 $31700 $15.24 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 8600 $32500 $15.62 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7230 $19770 $9.5 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6310 $28670 $13.78 6.45
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5880 $61380 $29.51 5.75
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4650 $45010 $21.64 6.15
8 Production Occupations 4220 $35160 $16.9 5.85
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3810 $40460 $19.45 3.8
10 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3510 $19710 $9.48 4.1
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 3300 $23040 $11.08 3.05
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2980 $59060 $28.4 5.05
13 Retail Salespersons 2900 $23460 $11.28 3.1
14 Management Occupations 2880 $89980 $43.26 6.05
15 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2680 $35410 $17.03 4.4
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2610 $21520 $10.35 3.7
17 Personal Care Aides 2480 $18000 $8.65 1.3
18 Cashiers 2260 $18590 $8.94 2.25
19 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1860 $22690 $10.91 1.6
20 Registered Nurses 1800 $58870 $28.3 1.9
21 Office Clerks, General 1730 $26570 $12.78 2
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1680 $28800 $13.85 1.6
23 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1560 $17980 $8.64 2.15
24 Waiters and Waitresses 1430 $18050 $8.68 1.6
25 Protective Service Occupations 1380 $33560 $16.13 2.25
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 1350 $41510 $19.96 1.65
27 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1300 $21140 $10.16 1.6
28 Food Preparation Workers 1270 $18710 $8.99 0.6
29 Nursing Assistants 1180 $21050 $10.12 1.05
30 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1110 $36830 $17.7 0.5
31 Customer Service Representatives 1040 $31280 $15.04 1.75
32 General and Operations Managers 1020 $93710 $45.05 1.4
33 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1020 $68980 $33.17 1.65
34 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1000 $40110 $19.28 1.2
35 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1000 $60030 $28.86 2.8
36 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 980 $35510 $17.07 0.9
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 980 $34420 $16.55 1.1
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 970 $37150 $17.86 1
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 920 $55320 $26.6 1
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 880 $49250 $23.68 1
41 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 870 $25180 $12.11 0.6
42 Home Health Aides 860 $19450 $9.35 0.7
43 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 820 $21260 $10.22 1.2
44 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 720 $18790 $9.03 1
45 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 700 $30100 $14.47 0.6
46 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 650 $58140 $27.95 0.7
47 Construction Laborers 600 $25660 $12.34 0.8
48 Legal Occupations 570 $61760 $29.69 0.8
49 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 570 $40520 $19.48 0.5
50 Accountants and Auditors 560 $66400 $31.92 0.9
51 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 520 $41350 $19.88 1.7
52 Cooks, Restaurant 500 $21560 $10.36 0.75
53 Receptionists and Information Clerks 500 $24970 $12 0.7
54 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 420 $52850 $25.41 0.3
55 Carpenters 420 $30350 $14.59 0.6
56 Management Analysts 410 $62080 $29.85 0.5
57 Helpers--Production Workers 400 $27900 $13.41 0.3
58 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 400 $55610 $26.74 0.4
59 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 400 $18110 $8.7 0.3
60 Packers and Packagers, Hand 380 $21200 $10.19 0.45
61 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 370 $31830 $15.31 0.35
62 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 350 $32020 $15.39 0.45
63 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 350 $22150 $10.65 0.8
64 Cooks, Fast Food 330 $19230 $9.25 0.3
65 Tellers 330 $25120 $12.08 0.3
66 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 330 $62450 $30.02 0.6
67 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 320 $53220 $25.59 0.1
68 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 320 $32350 $15.55 0.5
69 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 310 $17470 $8.4 0.3
70 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 280 $34740 $16.7 0.3
71 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $53120 $25.54 0.3
72 Electricians 270 $48930 $23.52 0.4
73 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 270 $18900 $9.09 0.3
74 Pharmacy Technicians 270 $28300 $13.61 0.25
75 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 260 $32520 $15.64 0.4
76 Parts Salespersons 260 $33790 $16.25 0.2
77 Firefighters 260 $27290 $13.12 0.2
78 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 260 $36360 $17.48 0.1
79 Lawyers 260 $78280 $37.63 0.5
80 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 250 $26090 $12.54 0.1
81 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 250 $35370 $17.01 0.3
82 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 240 $47740 $22.95 0.2
83 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 230 $37020 $17.8 0.6
84 Driver/Sales Workers 230 $22860 $10.99 0.3
85 Pharmacists 230 $110000 $52.88 0.2
86 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $27970 $13.45 0.3
87 Computer User Support Specialists 220 $33290 $16 0.4
88 Security Guards 220 $23190 $11.15 0.7
89 Childcare Workers 220 $19910 $9.57 0.8
90 Billing and Posting Clerks 220 $30580 $14.7 0.35
91 Printing Press Operators 220 $31240 $15.02 0.1
92 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 210 $43820 $21.07 0.2
93 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 210 $37100 $17.84 0.1
94 Medical Assistants 210 $24650 $11.85 0.45
95 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 210 $34010 $16.35 0.2
96 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 200 $19660 $9.45 0.1
97 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $52230 $25.11 0.15
98 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 200 $55330 $26.6 0.4
99 Protective Service Workers, All Other 200 $38780 $18.64 0.1
100 Managers, All Other 190 $80590 $38.74 0.65
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Jobs More Common Near Monroe Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,650 76,780
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,700 11,910
Sales and Related Occupations 32,500 8,600
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,770 7,230
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,670 6,310
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 61,380 5,880
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,010 4,650
Production Occupations 35,160 4,220
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,460 3,810
Personal Care and Service Occupations 19,710 3,510
Healthcare Support Occupations 23,040 3,300
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,060 2,980
Retail Salespersons 23,460 2,900
Management Occupations 89,980 2,880
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,410 2,680
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,520 2,610
Personal Care Aides 18,000 2,480
Cashiers 18,590 2,260
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 22,690 1,860
Registered Nurses 58,870 1,800
Office Clerks, General 26,570 1,730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,800 1,680
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,980 1,560
Waiters and Waitresses 18,050 1,430
Protective Service Occupations 33,560 1,380
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,510 1,350
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,140 1,300
Food Preparation Workers 18,710 1,270
Nursing Assistants 21,050 1,180
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 36,830 1,110
Customer Service Representatives 31,280 1,040
General and Operations Managers 93,710 1,020
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,980 1,020
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,110 1,000
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 60,030 1,000
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,510 980
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,420 980
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,150 970
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,320 920
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,250 880
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,180 870
Home Health Aides 19,450 860
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 21,260 820
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,790 720
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,100 700
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 58,140 650
Construction Laborers 25,660 600
Legal Occupations 61,760 570
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 40,520 570
Accountants and Auditors 66,400 560

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,650 76,780
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,700 11,910
Sales and Related Occupations 32,500 8,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,670 6,310
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 61,380 5,880
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,010 4,650
Production Occupations 35,160 4,220
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,460 3,810
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,060 2,980
Management Occupations 89,980 2,880
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,410 2,680
Registered Nurses 58,870 1,800
Office Clerks, General 26,570 1,730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,800 1,680
Protective Service Occupations 33,560 1,380
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,510 1,350
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 36,830 1,110
Customer Service Representatives 31,280 1,040
General and Operations Managers 93,710 1,020
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,980 1,020
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 40,110 1,000
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 60,030 1,000
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,510 980
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,420 980
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,150 970
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,320 920
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,250 880
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,180 870
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,100 700
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 58,140 650
Construction Laborers 25,660 600
Legal Occupations 61,760 570
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 40,520 570
Accountants and Auditors 66,400 560
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,350 520
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 52,850 420
Carpenters 30,350 420
Management Analysts 62,080 410
Helpers--Production Workers 27,900 400
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,610 400
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,830 370
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 32,020 350
Tellers 25,120 330
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 62,450 330
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 53,220 320
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 32,350 320
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 34,740 280
Insurance Sales Agents 53,120 280
Electricians 48,930 270
Pharmacy Technicians 28,300 270

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