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Jackson Employment

Employment and Industries in the Jackson, Michigan Area

Jackson's leading employment segments are trade, transportation and utilities; the government, manufacturing, education, healthcare, and leisure and hospitality. About 23% of the labor force is comprised of production, transportation and material moving workers. Approximately 21% of the workforce is found in management, professional and related occupations. The city also has numerous plastics workers and metal and metal products workers.

Notable industries in the region include imaging and optics, telecommunications, high-technology, medical manufacturing, and printing and publishing. In addition, research is done by companies as well as medical facilities and educational institutions in fields such as digital imaging, fuel cells, biotech and health imaging.

The significant employers in the Jackson region are provided below:

  • CMS Energy Corporation - Energy provider
  • Allegiance Health - Healthcare
  • Foote Health System - Healthcare/hospice
  • Michigan Department of Corrections - Correctional institutions
  • Consumers Energy - Utilities
  • Michigan Automotive Compressor - Automotive parts
  • City of Jackson - Government
  • Meijer, Inc - Department store
  • Jackson Public Schools - Education
  • Eaton Corp - Aircraft parts and equipment
  • Walmart - Department store
  • TAC Manufacturing - Steering wheel assemblies
  • Jackson Community College - Education
  • Jackson County Intermediate School Dist - Education
  • Michigan Seat Co/Jackson Canvas - Seats (Agri./ind.)
  • TRW Inc - Disc Brakes
  • Great Lakes Home Health & Hospice - Home Health/Hospice
  • Mac Steel Div. of Quanex - Alloy steel
  • Melling Tool Company - Tools
  • CertainTeed Corp/Wolverine Vinyl Siding - Vynl siding
  • Alro Steel Corp - Steel Service Center
  • Dawn Food Products - Flour mixes/equipment

The following is a list of high-tech employers located in the Jackson Michigan region:

  • US Com Inc - Telecommunications
  • Sparton - Electronic manufacturing
  • Eagle Communications - Satellite Antenna Systems
  • Tenneco Automotive - Engineering and research
  • McGilvra Engineering Inc - Electronics
  • Commonwealth Associates, Inc - Electrical Engineering

Some of the most popular jobs in Jackson filled by college graduates are teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, electrical engineers, coaches and scouts, mechanical engineers; child, family and school social workers; financial managers, network and computer systems administrators; and medical and health services managers.

Pertinent information about Jackson, Michigan: In 2007 the estimated median household income was $31,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 79.2 which is lower than the nation's average of 100. About 14% of the adult population has a bachelor's degree or higher.

Local companies have opportunities to team up with helpful organizations such as:

Those interested in staying current with Jackson Michigan business activities may want to read the Jackson Citizen Patriot.

Jobs in Jackson

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations59280$49,890$23.98100
2Production Occupations8570$36,940$17.765.7
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations8270$36,750$17.6714.35
4Sales and Related Occupations5300$37,790$18.179.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5250$21,710$10.448.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4550$89,080$42.835.8
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations3380$52,710$25.346.05
8Management Occupations3070$115,090$55.336.15
9Architecture and Engineering Occupations2600$83,430$40.111.7
10Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2550$34,440$16.566.55
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations2420$74,420$35.785.25
12Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2130$50,870$24.463.8
13Healthcare Support Occupations2110$29,270$14.073
14Retail Salespersons1950$24,930$11.992.85
15Personal Care and Service Occupations1710$24,740$11.894.3
16Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1680$20,090$9.662.3
17Protective Service Occupations1620$50,760$24.42.2
18Construction and Extraction Occupations1370$47,440$22.814.45
19Cashiers1340$21,570$10.372.2
20Office Clerks, General1340$35,580$17.111.9
21Computer and Mathematical Occupations1210$86,570$41.622.9
22Community and Social Service Occupations1160$45,800$22.021.65
23Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1090$28,060$13.493.65
24Mechanical Engineers1070$90,610$43.560.2
25Waiters and Waitresses1020$21,010$10.11.7
26Nursing Assistants990$29,550$14.211
27Customer Service Representatives860$41,660$20.031.75
28Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive860$34,640$16.651.5
29Machinists850$38,610$18.560.25
30General and Operations Managers800$112,140$53.921.5
31Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers760$41,590$201.2
32Personal Care Aides660$22,440$10.791.5
33Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products600$72,920$35.060.9
34Cooks, Restaurant570$21,380$10.280.8
35First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers540$62,290$29.950.4
36Food Preparation Workers510$21,110$10.150.6
37Maintenance and Repair Workers, General510$38,700$18.610.9
38Home Health Aides500$22,480$10.810.7
39Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand490$30,540$14.681.7
40Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks480$39,790$19.131.05
41Computer Systems Analysts480$98,290$47.250.4
42First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers450$56,590$27.210.95
43Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers440$26,580$12.780.8
44Accountants and Auditors430$80,370$38.640.9
45First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers420$41,580$19.991
46Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners420$28,690$13.791.55
47Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations400$46,230$22.231.8
48First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers390$29,230$14.050.6
49Construction Laborers380$36,150$17.380.8
50Electrical Engineers380$100,980$48.550.1
51Business Operations Specialists, All Other350$74,060$35.610.7
52Industrial Engineers340$78,130$37.560.2
53Receptionists and Information Clerks340$32,020$15.40.7
54Tellers330$27,410$13.180.3
55Management Analysts320$93,130$44.780.5
56Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic300$38,860$18.680.1
57Industrial Machinery Mechanics280$52,180$25.090.2
58Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers280$40,840$19.640.3
59Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations270$70,620$33.950.8
60Sales Representatives, Services, All Other270$73,550$35.360.6
61Architectural and Engineering Managers260$147,200$70.770.1
62Human Resources Specialists260$68,670$33.010.35
63Child, Family, and School Social Workers240$55,180$26.530.2
64Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop240$21,870$10.510.3
65Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers240$32,900$15.820.6
66Tool and Die Makers240$49,850$23.970
67Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses220$49,370$23.740.5
68Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks220$35,130$16.890.4
69Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers220$37,210$17.890.3
70Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics210$32,500$15.630.5
71Computer User Support Specialists210$49,630$23.860.4
72Financial Managers200$134,830$64.820.4
73Industrial Production Managers200$124,110$59.670.1
74Legal Occupations200$76,420$36.740.8
75Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers200$54,780$26.330.4
76Bartenders190$20,170$9.70.4
77Driver/Sales Workers190$27,850$13.390.3
78Helpers--Production Workers190$23,720$11.40.3
79Medical Assistants190$31,760$15.270.45
80Postal Service Mail Carriers190$50,860$24.450.2
81Counter and Rental Clerks180$22,050$10.60.3
82Court, Municipal, and License Clerks180$33,110$15.920.1
83Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators180$32,570$15.660.35
84Packers and Packagers, Hand180$26,890$12.930.45
85Pharmacy Technicians180$31,050$14.930.3
86Social and Human Service Assistants180$35,790$17.210.25
87Billing and Posting Clerks170$35,450$17.040.3
88Carpenters170$41,520$19.960.7
89Medical and Health Services Managers170$74,970$36.040.25
90Pharmacists170$109,160$52.480.2
91Dental Hygienists160$69,000$33.170.1
92Electricians160$55,570$26.720.4
93First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers160$67,420$32.410.3
94Medical Secretaries160$33,810$16.260.4
95Bus Drivers, School or Special Client150$30,090$14.470.3
96Civil Engineers150$91,360$43.920.2
97Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic150$28,540$13.720
98Insurance Sales Agents140$58,890$28.310.3
99Security Guards140$31,640$15.210.7
100Administrative Services Managers130$106,620$51.260.2
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Jobs More Common Near Jackson Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$49,89059,280
Production Occupations$36,9408,570
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,7508,270
Sales and Related Occupations$37,7905,300
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,7105,250
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$89,0804,550
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,7103,380
Management Occupations$115,0903,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$83,4302,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,4402,550
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$74,4202,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,8702,130
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2702,110
Retail Salespersons$24,9301,950
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,7401,710
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,0901,680
Protective Service Occupations$50,7601,620
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,4401,370
Cashiers$21,5701,340
Office Clerks, General$35,5801,340
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$86,5701,210
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,8001,160
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,0601,090
Mechanical Engineers$90,6101,070
Waiters and Waitresses$21,0101,020
Nursing Assistants$29,550990
Customer Service Representatives$41,660860
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,640860
Machinists$38,610850
General and Operations Managers$112,140800
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,590760
Personal Care Aides$22,440660
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$72,920600
Cooks, Restaurant$21,380570
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$62,290540
Food Preparation Workers$21,110510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,700510
Home Health Aides$22,480500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,540490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,790480
Computer Systems Analysts$98,290480
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,590450
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,580440
Accountants and Auditors$80,370430
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,580420
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,690420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$46,230400
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,230390
Construction Laborers$36,150380
Electrical Engineers$100,980380

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$49,89059,280
Production Occupations$36,9408,570
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$36,7508,270
Sales and Related Occupations$37,7905,300
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$89,0804,550
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$52,7103,380
Management Occupations$115,0903,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$83,4302,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,4402,550
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$74,4202,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$50,8702,130
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,2702,110
Protective Service Occupations$50,7601,620
Construction and Extraction Occupations$47,4401,370
Office Clerks, General$35,5801,340
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$86,5701,210
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,8001,160
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,0601,090
Mechanical Engineers$90,6101,070
Nursing Assistants$29,550990
Customer Service Representatives$41,660860
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,640860
Machinists$38,610850
General and Operations Managers$112,140800
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$41,590760
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$72,920600
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$62,290540
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,700510
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,540490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,790480
Computer Systems Analysts$98,290480
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$56,590450
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,580440
Accountants and Auditors$80,370430
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,580420
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$28,690420
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$46,230400
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,230390
Construction Laborers$36,150380
Electrical Engineers$100,980380
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$74,060350
Industrial Engineers$78,130340
Receptionists and Information Clerks$32,020340
Tellers$27,410330
Management Analysts$93,130320
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic$38,860300
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$52,180280
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$40,840280
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$70,620270
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$73,550270

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