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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 59110 $46620 $22.41 100
2 Production Occupations 9800 $34650 $16.66 5.85
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8290 $36110 $17.36 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 5290 $36570 $17.58 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5110 $20960 $10.08 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3840 $72620 $34.91 5.75
7 Team Assemblers 3680 $26670 $12.82 0.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3070 $50620 $24.34 6.15
9 Management Occupations 2960 $110730 $53.23 6.05
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2750 $34410 $16.54 6.45
11 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2480 $82450 $39.64 1.65
12 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2400 $71940 $34.59 5.05
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2350 $48830 $23.48 3.8
14 Retail Salespersons 2200 $23730 $11.41 3.1
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 1890 $28820 $13.86 3.05
16 Protective Service Occupations 1590 $49760 $23.92 2.25
17 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1460 $44640 $21.46 4.4
18 Registered Nurses 1440 $68000 $32.69 1.9
19 Office Clerks, General 1390 $35710 $17.17 2
20 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1300 $24010 $11.54 4.1
21 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1250 $26100 $12.55 3.7
22 Cashiers 1200 $21720 $10.44 2.25
23 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1190 $83950 $40.36 2.8
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 1160 $44970 $21.62 1.65
25 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1140 $19810 $9.52 2.15
26 Mechanical Engineers 980 $90500 $43.51 0.2
27 Waiters and Waitresses 930 $19670 $9.46 1.6
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 840 $34580 $16.63 1.6
29 Customer Service Representatives 830 $38830 $18.67 1.75
30 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 810 $41310 $19.86 1.2
31 General and Operations Managers 800 $106680 $51.29 1.4
32 Machinists 790 $35960 $17.29 0.3
33 Nursing Assistants 610 $28890 $13.89 1.05
34 Accountants and Auditors 600 $71510 $34.38 0.9
35 Home Health Aides 600 $22430 $10.78 0.7
36 Cooks, Fast Food 590 $19100 $9.18 0.3
37 Helpers--Production Workers 590 $22440 $10.79 0.3
38 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 580 $36960 $17.77 0.9
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 560 $75060 $36.09 1
40 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 560 $60740 $29.2 0.4
41 Cooks, Restaurant 540 $20430 $9.82 0.75
42 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 500 $41200 $19.81 1
43 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 490 $30430 $14.63 1.6
44 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 460 $38900 $18.7 1.1
45 Computer Systems Analysts 460 $95720 $46.02 0.4
46 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $26970 $12.97 1.6
47 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 430 $57830 $27.81 1
48 Medical Secretaries 380 $33390 $16.05 0.4
49 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 380 $27110 $13.04 0.6
50 Electrical Engineers 380 $99560 $47.86 0.1
51 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 380 $40810 $19.62 1.7
52 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $24820 $11.93 0.8
53 Industrial Engineers 360 $77440 $37.23 0.2
54 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $37500 $18.03 0.3
55 Management Analysts 350 $85840 $41.27 0.5
56 Receptionists and Information Clerks 340 $32050 $15.41 0.7
57 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 340 $20540 $9.88 0.3
58 Food Preparation Workers 330 $24070 $11.57 0.6
59 Construction Laborers 310 $36470 $17.54 0.8
60 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 310 $39770 $19.12 0.2
61 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 300 $22120 $10.63 1
62 Carpenters 290 $37730 $18.14 0.6
63 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 280 $65280 $31.39 0.9
64 Medical Assistants 280 $33360 $16.04 0.45
65 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $34820 $16.74 0.5
66 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 260 $50400 $24.23 0.2
67 Bartenders 250 $19430 $9.34 0.4
68 Human Resources Specialists 250 $66530 $31.99 0.3
69 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 240 $35860 $17.24 0.3
70 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 240 $46190 $22.21 0.5
71 Tool and Die Makers 240 $49310 $23.7 0.05
72 Tellers 220 $26760 $12.87 0.3
73 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 210 $81220 $39.05 0.7
74 Computer User Support Specialists 210 $46040 $22.13 0.4
75 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 210 $31350 $15.07 0.6
76 Financial Managers 210 $132990 $63.94 0.4
77 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 200 $33000 $15.87 0.4
78 Legal Occupations 200 $78560 $37.77 0.8
79 Driver/Sales Workers 200 $25790 $12.4 0.3
80 Industrial Production Managers 200 $123220 $59.24 0.1
81 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $32040 $15.4 0.25
82 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 200 $30540 $14.68 0.35
83 Architectural and Engineering Managers 190 $152420 $73.28 0.1
84 Billing and Posting Clerks 190 $35150 $16.9 0.35
85 Postal Service Mail Carriers 190 $51350 $24.69 0.15
86 Packers and Packagers, Hand 190 $25590 $12.3 0.45
87 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 180 $54680 $26.29 0.45
88 Electricians 180 $51060 $24.55 0.4
89 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 170 $73740 $35.45 0.6
90 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 160 $19120 $9.19 0.25
91 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $28010 $13.46 0.1
92 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $25610 $12.31 0.3
93 Pharmacists 160 $112050 $53.87 0.2
94 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $66030 $31.75 0.3
95 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 160 $30000 $14.42 0.3
96 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $61610 $29.62 0.2
97 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $75300 $36.2 0.2
98 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 150 $26820 $12.9 0.3
99 Childcare Workers 150 $21700 $10.43 0.8
100 Production Workers, All Other 150 $36500 $17.55 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Jackson Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,620 59,110
Production Occupations 34,650 9,800
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,110 8,290
Sales and Related Occupations 36,570 5,290
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,960 5,110
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 72,620 3,840
Team Assemblers 26,670 3,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,620 3,070
Management Occupations 110,730 2,960
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,410 2,750
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,450 2,480
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,940 2,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 48,830 2,350
Retail Salespersons 23,730 2,200
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,820 1,890
Protective Service Occupations 49,760 1,590
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,640 1,460
Registered Nurses 68,000 1,440
Office Clerks, General 35,710 1,390
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,010 1,300
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,100 1,250
Cashiers 21,720 1,200
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 83,950 1,190
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,970 1,160
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,810 1,140
Mechanical Engineers 90,500 980
Waiters and Waitresses 19,670 930
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,580 840
Customer Service Representatives 38,830 830
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,310 810
General and Operations Managers 106,680 800
Machinists 35,960 790
Nursing Assistants 28,890 610
Accountants and Auditors 71,510 600
Home Health Aides 22,430 600
Cooks, Fast Food 19,100 590
Helpers--Production Workers 22,440 590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,960 580
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 75,060 560
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,740 560
Cooks, Restaurant 20,430 540
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,200 500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,430 490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,900 460
Computer Systems Analysts 95,720 460
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,970 450
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,830 430
Medical Secretaries 33,390 380
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,110 380
Electrical Engineers 99,560 380

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 46,620 59,110
Production Occupations 34,650 9,800
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,110 8,290
Sales and Related Occupations 36,570 5,290
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 72,620 3,840
Team Assemblers 26,670 3,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 50,620 3,070
Management Occupations 110,730 2,960
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,410 2,750
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,450 2,480
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,940 2,400
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 48,830 2,350
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,820 1,890
Protective Service Occupations 49,760 1,590
Construction and Extraction Occupations 44,640 1,460
Registered Nurses 68,000 1,440
Office Clerks, General 35,710 1,390
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 26,100 1,250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 83,950 1,190
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,970 1,160
Mechanical Engineers 90,500 980
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,580 840
Customer Service Representatives 38,830 830
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 41,310 810
General and Operations Managers 106,680 800
Machinists 35,960 790
Nursing Assistants 28,890 610
Accountants and Auditors 71,510 600
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,960 580
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 75,060 560
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,740 560
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,200 500
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 30,430 490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,900 460
Computer Systems Analysts 95,720 460
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,970 450
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 57,830 430
Medical Secretaries 33,390 380
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,110 380
Electrical Engineers 99,560 380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,810 380
Industrial Engineers 77,440 360
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 37,500 360
Management Analysts 85,840 350
Receptionists and Information Clerks 32,050 340
Construction Laborers 36,470 310
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 39,770 310
Carpenters 37,730 290
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 65,280 280
Medical Assistants 33,360 280

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