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Battle Creek Employment

Employment and Industries in the Battle Creek, Michigan Area

Battle Creek is also known as "Cereal City," due to being the world headquarters of Kellogg Company and home to Post Cereals. The city also includes a Ralston cereal facility. Jobs are also provided in other manufacturing industries, including packaging machinery, auto parts and metal and paper products.

The top employment sectors in Battle Creek are healthcare, manufacturing, accommodation and food services, transportation equipment, educational services, government and social assistance. Management, professional and related occupations comprise 25% of the labor force. Sales and office jobs provide 24% of the jobs in Battle Creek. Production, transportation and material moving workers comprise 21% of the city's labor force.

Jobs that are more common in Battle Creek when compared to most other cities are millwrights, logisticians, aircraft mechanics and service technicians; computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic; education and library workers, health technologists and technicians, team assemblers and computer specialists.

The leading employers in Battle Creek Michigan are shown below:

  • Denso Manufacturing
  • Battle Creek Health Systems
  • Kellogg Company
  • Federal Center
  • Battle Creek Public Schools
  • VA Medical Center
  • Kraft Foods, Inc., Post Division
  • TRMI, Inc
  • II Stanley Company
  • City of Battle Creek
  • Felpausch Food Centers
  • EPI, Inc
  • Meijer, Inc
  • Duncan Aviation
  • Kellogg Community College
  • Calhoun County Government
  • Lakeview Public Schools
  • EPI Printers/ARM
  • Hi-Lex Corporation
  • Koyo Corporation

Pertinent information about Battle Creek, Michigan: The average salary in Battle Creek in 2009 was $32,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 78.3 which is lower than the national average of 100. Approximately 17% of the adult population hold a bachelor's degree or better.

Some of the business organizations offering assistance to Battle Creek companies are:

Battlecreekenquirer.com provides up-to-date information for people wanting to keep current with Battle Creek business and industry activities.

Jobs in Battle Creek

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 54360 $45750 $21.99 100
2 Production Occupations 8550 $38570 $18.54 5.85
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6490 $35300 $16.97 14.8
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5040 $22740 $10.93 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 4160 $32810 $15.77 10.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3780 $71510 $34.38 5.75
7 Team Assemblers 3620 $37190 $17.88 0.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3420 $48030 $23.09 6.15
9 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3050 $69560 $33.44 5.05
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2970 $36330 $17.47 6.45
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2470 $47170 $22.68 3.8
12 Management Occupations 2440 $110570 $53.16 6.05
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1990 $25340 $12.18 4.1
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 1960 $30070 $14.46 3.05
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1760 $20210 $9.72 2.15
16 Retail Salespersons 1650 $25310 $12.17 3.1
17 Registered Nurses 1640 $65460 $31.47 1.9
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1530 $25700 $12.36 3.7
19 Community and Social Service Occupations 1220 $46550 $22.38 1.65
20 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1190 $44730 $21.51 4.4
21 Office Clerks, General 1080 $34840 $16.75 2
22 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1040 $82170 $39.51 1.65
23 Cashiers 1030 $20540 $9.88 2.25
24 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1010 $29270 $14.07 1.6
25 Protective Service Occupations 960 $44340 $21.32 2.25
26 Waiters and Waitresses 930 $22010 $10.58 1.6
27 Nursing Assistants 890 $29150 $14.02 1.05
28 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 860 $80810 $38.85 2.8
29 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 760 $34290 $16.48 1.6
30 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 700 $43520 $20.92 1.2
31 General and Operations Managers 680 $107160 $51.52 1.4
32 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 640 $25980 $12.49 1.2
33 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 630 $52940 $25.45 0.2
34 Personal Care Aides 620 $23140 $11.13 1.3
35 Management Analysts 600 $70610 $33.95 0.5
36 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 580 $41230 $19.82 1.7
37 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 580 $21960 $10.56 1
38 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 560 $26870 $12.92 1.6
39 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 550 $65450 $31.46 0.4
40 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 530 $72010 $34.62 0.7
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 440 $38650 $18.58 1.1
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 430 $33210 $15.97 0.6
43 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 420 $38730 $18.62 0.9
44 Machinists 410 $34620 $16.64 0.3
45 Receptionists and Information Clerks 400 $26130 $12.56 0.7
46 Customer Service Representatives 400 $36220 $17.41 1.75
47 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 390 $45280 $21.77 0.5
48 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 380 $36780 $17.68 1
49 Home Health Aides 370 $22930 $11.02 0.7
50 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 370 $31300 $15.05 0.4
51 Accountants and Auditors 370 $70670 $33.97 0.9
52 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 350 $66700 $32.07 1
53 Social and Human Service Assistants 350 $31170 $14.99 0.3
54 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 330 $60950 $29.3 1
55 Mechanical Engineers 330 $99320 $47.75 0.2
56 Medical Assistants 310 $31640 $15.21 0.45
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 300 $34760 $16.71 0.5
58 Childcare Workers 290 $21350 $10.26 0.8
59 Computer Occupations, All Other 290 $81530 $39.2 0.2
60 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $51090 $24.56 0.45
61 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 280 $56540 $27.18 0.2
62 Food Preparation Workers 270 $22190 $10.67 0.6
63 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $25390 $12.21 0.8
64 Bartenders 260 $22780 $10.95 0.4
65 Medical Secretaries 260 $33210 $15.97 0.4
66 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $29390 $14.13 0.3
67 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 260 $47410 $22.8 0.35
68 Tellers 260 $27470 $13.21 0.3
69 Industrial Engineers 240 $84190 $40.47 0.2
70 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 240 $34420 $16.55 0.3
71 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $66420 $31.93 0.3
72 Human Resources Specialists 210 $66430 $31.94 0.3
73 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 200 $45360 $21.81 0.6
74 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $22070 $10.61 0.3
75 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 $48000 $23.08 0.15
76 Helpers--Production Workers 180 $27160 $13.06 0.3
77 Security Guards 180 $30040 $14.44 0.7
78 Billing and Posting Clerks 170 $37030 $17.8 0.35
79 Legal Occupations 170 $68450 $32.91 0.8
80 Construction Laborers 170 $35710 $17.17 0.8
81 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $26640 $12.81 0.25
82 Financial Managers 160 $129750 $62.38 0.4
83 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 160 $23560 $11.33 0
84 Dishwashers 160 $21480 $10.33 0.3
85 Industrial Production Managers 150 $122360 $58.83 0.1
86 Computer Systems Analysts 140 $102700 $49.38 0.4
87 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 $24490 $11.77 0.3
88 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $65950 $31.71 0.6
89 Medical and Health Services Managers 140 $106320 $51.12 0.2
90 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $71150 $34.21 0.2
91 Firefighters 130 $43020 $20.68 0.2
92 Carpenters 130 $37350 $17.96 0.6
93 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $31670 $15.22 0.3
94 Food Service Managers 120 $47600 $22.89 0.2
95 Occupational Therapists 120 $76370 $36.72 0.1
96 Dental Assistants 120 $37000 $17.79 0.2
97 Packers and Packagers, Hand 120 $30260 $14.55 0.45
98 Electricians 120 $56330 $27.08 0.4
99 Healthcare Social Workers 120 $54550 $26.23 0.1
100 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 110 $37010 $17.79 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Battle Creek Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,750 54,360
Production Occupations 38,570 8,550
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,300 6,490
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,740 5,040
Sales and Related Occupations 32,810 4,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,510 3,780
Team Assemblers 37,190 3,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,030 3,420
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,560 3,050
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,330 2,970
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,170 2,470
Management Occupations 110,570 2,440
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,340 1,990
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,070 1,960
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,210 1,760
Retail Salespersons 25,310 1,650
Registered Nurses 65,460 1,640
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,700 1,530
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,550 1,220
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,730 1,190
Office Clerks, General 34,840 1,080
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,170 1,040
Cashiers 20,540 1,030
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,270 1,010
Protective Service Occupations 44,340 960
Waiters and Waitresses 22,010 930
Nursing Assistants 29,150 890
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 80,810 860
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,290 760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,520 700
General and Operations Managers 107,160 680
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,980 640
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 52,940 630
Personal Care Aides 23,140 620
Management Analysts 70,610 600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,230 580
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,960 580
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,870 560
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 65,450 550
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 72,010 530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,650 440
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,210 430
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,730 420
Machinists 34,620 410
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,130 400
Customer Service Representatives 36,220 400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 45,280 390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,780 380
Home Health Aides 22,930 370
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 31,300 370

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Battle Creek, Michigan Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 45,750 54,360
Production Occupations 38,570 8,550
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 35,300 6,490
Sales and Related Occupations 32,810 4,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 71,510 3,780
Team Assemblers 37,190 3,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,030 3,420
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 69,560 3,050
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 36,330 2,970
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 47,170 2,470
Management Occupations 110,570 2,440
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,340 1,990
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,070 1,960
Retail Salespersons 25,310 1,650
Registered Nurses 65,460 1,640
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,700 1,530
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,550 1,220
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,730 1,190
Office Clerks, General 34,840 1,080
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,170 1,040
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 29,270 1,010
Protective Service Occupations 44,340 960
Nursing Assistants 29,150 890
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 80,810 860
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,290 760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,520 700
General and Operations Managers 107,160 680
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,980 640
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 52,940 630
Management Analysts 70,610 600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 41,230 580
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,870 560
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 65,450 550
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 72,010 530
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,650 440
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 33,210 430
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,730 420
Machinists 34,620 410
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,130 400
Customer Service Representatives 36,220 400
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 45,280 390
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,780 380
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 31,300 370
Accountants and Auditors 70,670 370
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 66,700 350
Social and Human Service Assistants 31,170 350
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 60,950 330
Mechanical Engineers 99,320 330
Medical Assistants 31,640 310
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,760 300

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