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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations34100$42,030$20.2100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations4790$33,180$15.9514.35
3Sales and Related Occupations4350$34,060$16.379.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4230$22,200$10.678.55
5Production Occupations2800$42,210$20.295.7
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2460$69,120$33.235.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2240$30,290$14.566.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations1880$57,010$27.416.05
9Healthcare Support Occupations1870$28,500$13.73
10Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1830$21,420$10.32.3
11Retail Salespersons1800$24,310$11.692.85
12Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1610$43,220$20.783.8
13Management Occupations1290$99,330$47.766.15
14Cashiers1020$21,560$10.372.2
15Construction and Extraction Occupations1020$44,690$21.494.45
16Business and Financial Operations Occupations990$57,740$27.765.25
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations880$26,750$12.863.65
18Nursing Assistants870$28,590$13.751
19Personal Care and Service Occupations870$24,600$11.834.3
20Registered Nurses870$75,160$36.131.95
21Office Clerks, General810$30,660$14.741.9
22Community and Social Service Occupations720$41,370$19.891.65
23Waiters and Waitresses710$21,880$10.521.7
24Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive510$33,080$15.911.5
25Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers500$35,340$16.991.2
26Home Health Aides470$22,360$10.750.7
27Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand470$26,830$12.91.7
28Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks460$31,550$15.171.05
29Cooks, Restaurant410$23,480$11.290.8
30Maintenance and Repair Workers, General410$34,000$16.350.9
31Protective Service Occupations410$51,150$24.592.2
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers410$24,800$11.921.3
33Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products400$64,560$31.040.9
34Bartenders380$19,640$9.440.4
35Medical Secretaries380$33,580$16.150.4
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers360$48,080$23.111
37Receptionists and Information Clerks360$26,680$12.830.7
38Customer Service Representatives350$31,170$14.991.75
39General and Operations Managers350$85,620$41.161.5
40Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners350$26,530$12.751.55
41Architecture and Engineering Occupations320$76,760$36.911.7
42Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers320$24,620$11.840.8
43Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers310$37,460$18.010
44Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations300$30,980$14.891.8
45First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers300$29,240$14.060.6
46First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers300$63,890$30.720.4
47Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers300$27,370$13.160.6
48Machinists290$44,160$21.230.25
49Personal Care Aides280$21,900$10.531.5
50Packers and Packagers, Hand270$24,700$11.880.45
51Child, Family, and School Social Workers240$37,330$17.950.2
52Industrial Machinery Mechanics240$49,960$24.020.2
53Tellers230$27,880$13.40.3
54First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers220$61,380$29.510.95
55Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses220$46,640$22.420.5
56Electricians210$55,340$26.610.4
57Medical Assistants210$27,980$13.450.45
58Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers200$55,010$26.450.4
59Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders190$37,790$18.170.2
60Accountants and Auditors180$62,830$30.210.9
61Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators180$35,110$16.880.35
62Pharmacy Technicians160$28,290$13.60.3
63Childcare Workers150$19,590$9.420.8
64Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment150$26,100$12.550.2
65Legal Occupations150$61,800$29.710.8
66Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners150$25,930$12.470.9
67Sales Representatives, Services, All Other150$47,140$22.660.6
68Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics140$36,560$17.580.5
69Counter and Rental Clerks140$20,620$9.910.3
70Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations140$57,280$27.540.8
71Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers140$42,850$20.60.15
72Business Operations Specialists, All Other130$49,610$23.850.7
73Construction Laborers130$34,680$16.670.8
74Postal Service Mail Carriers130$49,270$23.690.2
75Billing and Posting Clerks120$34,820$16.740.3
76First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers120$57,190$27.50.3
77Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria110$27,550$13.240.3
78First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers110$58,520$28.140.4
79Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists110$55,860$26.860.4
80Physical Therapists110$86,930$41.80.2
81Dishwashers100$20,350$9.790.3
82Library Assistants, Clerical100$20,410$9.810.1
83Loan Officers100$61,380$29.510.2
84Occupational Therapists100$66,320$31.880.1
85Recreation Workers100$27,390$13.170.25
86Social and Human Service Assistants100$29,110$140.25
87Financial Managers90$118,260$56.860.4
88First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors90$43,030$20.690
89Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers90$35,780$17.20.3
90Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters90$48,260$23.20.3
91Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks90$31,970$15.370.4
92Carpenters80$43,350$20.840.7
93Cooks, Short Order80$21,840$10.50.1
94Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants80$56,510$27.170.35
95First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers80$78,760$37.870.3
96Physical Therapist Assistants80$46,720$22.460.1
97Roofers80$33,740$16.220.1
98Dental Assistants70$38,490$18.50.2
99Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers70$20,340$9.780.3
100Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors70$50,820$24.440.2
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Jobs More Common Near Bay City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,03034,100
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,1804,790
Sales and Related Occupations$34,0604,350
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,2004,230
Production Occupations$42,2102,800
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$69,1202,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,2902,240
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$57,0101,880
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,5001,870
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,4201,830
Retail Salespersons$24,3101,800
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,2201,610
Management Occupations$99,3301,290
Cashiers$21,5601,020
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,6901,020
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,740990
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,750880
Nursing Assistants$28,590870
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,600870
Registered Nurses$75,160870
Office Clerks, General$30,660810
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,370720
Waiters and Waitresses$21,880710
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,080510
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$35,340500
Home Health Aides$22,360470
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,830470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,550460
Cooks, Restaurant$23,480410
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,000410
Protective Service Occupations$51,150410
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,800410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,560400
Bartenders$19,640380
Medical Secretaries$33,580380
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$48,080360
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,680360
Customer Service Representatives$31,170350
General and Operations Managers$85,620350
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,530350
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$76,760320
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$24,620320
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$37,460310
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$30,980300
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,240300
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$63,890300
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$27,370300
Machinists$44,160290
Personal Care Aides$21,900280
Packers and Packagers, Hand$24,700270

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,03034,100
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,1804,790
Sales and Related Occupations$34,0604,350
Production Occupations$42,2102,800
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$69,1202,460
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,2902,240
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$57,0101,880
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,5001,870
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,2201,610
Management Occupations$99,3301,290
Construction and Extraction Occupations$44,6901,020
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$57,740990
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,750880
Nursing Assistants$28,590870
Registered Nurses$75,160870
Office Clerks, General$30,660810
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,370720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,080510
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$35,340500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,830470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,550460
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,000410
Protective Service Occupations$51,150410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,560400
Medical Secretaries$33,580380
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$48,080360
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,680360
Customer Service Representatives$31,170350
General and Operations Managers$85,620350
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,530350
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$76,760320
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$37,460310
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$30,980300
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,240300
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$63,890300
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$27,370300
Machinists$44,160290
Child, Family, and School Social Workers$37,330240
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$49,960240
Tellers$27,880230
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$61,380220
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$46,640220
Electricians$55,340210
Medical Assistants$27,980210
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$55,010200
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$37,790190
Accountants and Auditors$62,830180
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$35,110180
Pharmacy Technicians$28,290160
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment$26,100150

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