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Bay City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Bay City, Michigan Area

The Bay City economy is powered by tourism, agriculture, and manufacturing, especially cement, power shovels, plastics and auto equipment. The industrial base varies from small to large manufacturers. The city includes the international headquarters of Dow Corning Corporation and facilities for General Motors Corp, Carbone of America, S.C. Johnson & Sons and other notable companies. Bay City also has a notable shipbuilding industry which produces commercial and recreational vessels. It also includes a port for Great Lakes and ocean shipping.

The primary employers in Bay City are:

  • Delta College - College Radio Broadcast Station - Television station
  • Bay Regional Medical Center - Hospital
  • General Motors Corp - Manufactures automotive parts
  • Saginaw Valley State Univ - Education
  • Meijer Inc - Retail
  • City of Bay City - Government
  • Bay Medical Care Facility Inc - Nursing Care
  • Michigan Sugar Company - Manufactures beet sugar
  • Heartland Home Health Care - Home health care service
  • Corp of the President - Religious Organization
  • Walmart
  • Herald Co Inc - Newspaper publisher
  • Bay City Public Schools - Education
  • Bay Visiting Nurse - General Hospital - Home Health Care Services
  • Homestead Center Ace Hardware - Retail hardware
  • Menard Inc - Retail Lumber
  • Sears Roebuck & Co - Department store
  • RWC Inc - Manufacturer
  • Do-All Inc - Job training/related services
  • Healthprime Inc - Nursing care facility

Some of the most popular jobs in Bay City where the majority of the workers are college graduates include teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; child, family and school social workers; social and human service assistants; pharmacists, medical and health services managers; mechanical engineers and financial managers.

The major job providing segments in Bay City are provided below:

  • Retail Trade
  • Government
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and technical services
  • Construction
  • Finance and insurance
  • Wholesale trade

Pertinent information about Bay City, Michigan: The cost of living index in Bay City in 2008 was at 77.5 which is low when compared to the nation's average of 100. Approximately 12% of the adult population has a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $33,000.

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Jobs in Bay City

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 34730 $41430 $19.92 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 4870 $32680 $15.71 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4310 $21120 $10.15 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 4140 $31800 $15.29 10.15
5 Production Occupations 2780 $41170 $19.79 5.85
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2520 $69140 $33.24 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2090 $30240 $14.54 6.45
8 Healthcare Support Occupations 1860 $27400 $13.17 3.05
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1800 $42240 $20.31 3.8
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1770 $58270 $28.01 6.15
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1760 $20110 $9.67 2.15
12 Retail Salespersons 1760 $25910 $12.46 3.1
13 Management Occupations 1300 $89390 $42.98 6.05
14 Cashiers 1140 $21340 $10.26 2.25
15 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1060 $57920 $27.85 5.05
16 Registered Nurses 950 $73260 $35.22 1.9
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 930 $26640 $12.81 3.7
18 Construction and Extraction Occupations 920 $44490 $21.39 4.4
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 900 $24610 $11.83 4.1
20 Nursing Assistants 810 $26810 $12.89 1.05
21 Waiters and Waitresses 780 $20990 $10.09 1.6
22 Office Clerks, General 740 $30670 $14.75 2
23 Community and Social Service Occupations 670 $44430 $21.36 1.65
24 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 520 $36860 $17.72 1.2
25 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 520 $32560 $15.65 1.6
26 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 510 $36070 $17.34 0.9
27 Home Health Aides 510 $22150 $10.65 0.7
28 Protective Service Occupations 500 $47990 $23.07 2.25
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 430 $26280 $12.64 1.6
30 Medical Secretaries 420 $32650 $15.7 0.4
31 General and Operations Managers 390 $84320 $40.54 1.4
32 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 380 $25460 $12.24 1.6
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 380 $29710 $14.28 1.1
34 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 370 $60290 $28.99 1
35 Cooks, Restaurant 360 $23090 $11.1 0.75
36 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 330 $45570 $21.91 1
37 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 330 $60330 $29.01 0.4
38 Customer Service Representatives 320 $32170 $15.47 1.75
39 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 310 $28540 $13.72 1.7
40 Bartenders 310 $19110 $9.19 0.4
41 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 300 $76960 $37 1.65
42 Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 $24770 $11.91 0.7
43 Personal Care Aides 290 $20990 $10.09 1.3
44 Team Assemblers 280 $35120 $16.89 0.75
45 Machinists 280 $44110 $21.21 0.3
46 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $24780 $11.92 0.8
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 270 $27070 $13.01 0.6
48 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $36650 $17.62 0.25
49 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $48800 $23.46 0.2
50 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 230 $57160 $27.48 1
51 Packers and Packagers, Hand 230 $22750 $10.94 0.45
52 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $55030 $26.45 0.45
53 Tellers 210 $26290 $12.64 0.3
54 Electricians 200 $52850 $25.41 0.4
55 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 200 $46020 $22.13 0.5
56 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 200 $25170 $12.1 0.6
57 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $33830 $16.26 0.35
58 Medical Assistants 190 $26790 $12.88 0.45
59 Accountants and Auditors 180 $67070 $32.25 0.9
60 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 170 $46190 $22.21 0.2
61 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $27370 $13.16 0.25
62 Cooks, Fast Food 160 $19260 $9.26 0.3
63 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 160 $57780 $27.78 0.9
64 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 150 $85010 $40.87 0.1
65 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 150 $24840 $11.94 1
66 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 150 $40990 $19.71 0.5
67 Legal Occupations 150 $62640 $30.11 0.8
68 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $21020 $10.11 0.3
69 Childcare Workers 140 $19300 $9.28 0.8
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $53740 $25.83 0.3
71 Loan Officers 140 $57090 $27.45 0.2
72 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 140 $23650 $11.37 0.2
73 Physical Therapists 140 $85240 $40.98 0.15
74 Billing and Posting Clerks 130 $35380 $17.01 0.35
75 Dishwashers 130 $18960 $9.11 0.3
76 Construction Laborers 130 $33940 $16.32 0.8
77 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $28330 $13.62 0.3
78 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 120 $24980 $12.01 0.3
79 Recreation Workers 120 $26460 $12.72 0.3
80 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $50510 $24.28 0.15
81 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 100 $46590 $22.4 0.7
82 Food Preparation Workers 100 $24640 $11.85 0.6
83 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $33760 $16.23 0.1
84 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 100 $44080 $21.19 0.1
85 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 100 $32280 $15.52 0.4
86 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 100 $44010 $21.16 0.6
87 Library Assistants, Clerical 100 $19420 $9.34 0.1
88 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $93070 $44.75 0.2
89 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $43830 $21.07 0.3
90 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 90 $39580 $19.03 0.2
91 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 90 $60470 $29.07 0.4
92 Roofers 90 $35370 $17.01 0.1
93 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 80 $37720 $18.13 0.3
94 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 80 $53180 $25.57 0.5
95 Occupational Therapists 80 $65380 $31.44 0.1
96 Mental Health Counselors 80 $53740 $25.83 0.1
97 Pharmacists 80 $117360 $56.42 0.2
98 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 70 $38890 $18.7 0.35
99 Dental Hygienists 70 $59830 $28.77 0.1
100 Driver/Sales Workers 70 $24600 $11.83 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Bay City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,430 34,730
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,680 4,870
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,120 4,310
Sales and Related Occupations 31,800 4,140
Production Occupations 41,170 2,780
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,140 2,520
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,240 2,090
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,400 1,860
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,240 1,800
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 58,270 1,770
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,110 1,760
Retail Salespersons 25,910 1,760
Management Occupations 89,390 1,300
Cashiers 21,340 1,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,920 1,060
Registered Nurses 73,260 950
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,640 930
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,490 920
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,610 900
Nursing Assistants 26,810 810
Waiters and Waitresses 20,990 780
Office Clerks, General 30,670 740
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,430 670
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,860 520
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,560 520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,070 510
Home Health Aides 22,150 510
Protective Service Occupations 47,990 500
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,280 430
Medical Secretaries 32,650 420
General and Operations Managers 84,320 390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,460 380
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 29,710 380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,290 370
Cooks, Restaurant 23,090 360
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,570 330
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,330 330
Customer Service Representatives 32,170 320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 28,540 310
Bartenders 19,110 310
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 76,960 300
Receptionists and Information Clerks 24,770 290
Personal Care Aides 20,990 290
Team Assemblers 35,120 280
Machinists 44,110 280
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 24,780 270
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,070 270
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 36,650 260
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 48,800 260
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,160 230

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,430 34,730
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,680 4,870
Sales and Related Occupations 31,800 4,140
Production Occupations 41,170 2,780
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,140 2,520
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,240 2,090
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,400 1,860
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,240 1,800
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 58,270 1,770
Retail Salespersons 25,910 1,760
Management Occupations 89,390 1,300
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,920 1,060
Registered Nurses 73,260 950
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,640 930
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,490 920
Nursing Assistants 26,810 810
Office Clerks, General 30,670 740
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,430 670
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,860 520
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,560 520
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,070 510
Protective Service Occupations 47,990 500
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,280 430
Medical Secretaries 32,650 420
General and Operations Managers 84,320 390
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,460 380
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 29,710 380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 60,290 370
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,570 330
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,330 330
Customer Service Representatives 32,170 320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 28,540 310
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 76,960 300
Team Assemblers 35,120 280
Machinists 44,110 280
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,070 270
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 36,650 260
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 48,800 260
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,160 230
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 55,030 210
Tellers 26,290 210
Electricians 52,850 200
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 46,020 200
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,170 200
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,830 200
Medical Assistants 26,790 190
Accountants and Auditors 67,070 180
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 46,190 170
Pharmacy Technicians 27,370 160
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 57,780 160

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