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Niles Employment

Employment and Industries in the Niles, Michigan Area

Niles, Michigan includes over 100 industrial companies which produce a variety of products. The leading fields of employment in Niles, Michigan are healthcare, manufacturing, educational services, construction, transportation equipment, metal and metal products, machinery, and professional, scientific and technical services. Workers in production, transportation and material moving jobs comprise 25% of the labor force. Those in management, professional and related occupations have a combined 22% of the jobs.

Details regarding Niles, Michigan: In 2008 the cost of living index was at 78.9. The national average is 100. Approximately 14% of the residents 25 years of age and older have earned a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2009 the average salary in Niles was $27,000.

The leading job providers in Niles are:

  • Niles Community Schools
  • Lakeland Regional Medical Center
  • Tyler Refrigeration Corporation - Commercial refrigeration
  • Simplicity Pattern Company - Paper patterns
  • United Fixtures - Pallet rack & cantilever rack systems
  • National-Standard Company - Specialty wire, wire products
  • Brandywine Public Schools
  • Hess Engineering, Inc - Designs and builds process lines
  • French Paper Company
  • ABB Flakt Garden City Fan - Industrial fans and blowers

Some of the occupations more prevalent in Niles than most other cities are mechanical engineering technicians, commercial and industrial designers, art directors, computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic; mechanical engineers, personal care and service workers; tool and die makers; purchasing managers, and assemblers and fabricators.

Local companies are invited to work with helpful associations such as:

Niles Star is a good source for those interested in learning about the activities of local businesses and industries.

Jobs in Niles

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 61190 $44160 $21.23 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9640 $33170 $15.95 14.8
3 Production Occupations 8040 $37450 $18 5.85
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7040 $22380 $10.76 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 6000 $36850 $17.72 10.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3340 $62960 $30.27 5.75
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2950 $46750 $22.48 6.15
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2940 $29600 $14.23 6.45
9 Management Occupations 2830 $106890 $51.39 6.05
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2700 $77030 $37.04 5.05
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2530 $46530 $22.37 3.8
12 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2470 $86960 $41.81 1.65
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1910 $20790 $9.99 2.15
14 Retail Salespersons 1900 $26410 $12.7 3.1
15 Customer Service Representatives 1860 $32880 $15.81 1.75
16 Cashiers 1810 $23420 $11.26 2.25
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1800 $24670 $11.86 3.7
18 Healthcare Support Occupations 1610 $30210 $14.53 3.05
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1590 $29830 $14.34 4.1
20 Office Clerks, General 1490 $32890 $15.81 2
21 Protective Service Occupations 1460 $36400 $17.5 2.25
22 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1440 $48100 $23.12 4.4
23 Waiters and Waitresses 1410 $21010 $10.1 1.6
24 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1040 $32000 $15.38 1.6
25 Cooks, Restaurant 960 $23450 $11.27 0.75
26 Mechanical Engineers 940 $95830 $46.07 0.2
27 Helpers--Production Workers 940 $23290 $11.2 0.3
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $23370 $11.24 1.6
29 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 860 $67440 $32.42 1
30 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 850 $62660 $30.13 0.4
31 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 810 $37540 $18.05 0.9
32 General and Operations Managers 800 $104970 $50.47 1.4
33 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 780 $72780 $34.99 2.8
34 Community and Social Service Occupations 770 $44030 $21.17 1.65
35 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 760 $25130 $12.08 1.6
36 Nursing Assistants 750 $28380 $13.64 1.05
37 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 730 $25520 $12.27 1.2
38 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 730 $48330 $23.24 1.7
39 Team Assemblers 660 $30170 $14.5 0.75
40 Security Guards 630 $25600 $12.31 0.7
41 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 600 $29050 $13.97 0.1
42 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 580 $36530 $17.56 1.1
43 Receptionists and Information Clerks 570 $27420 $13.19 0.7
44 Machinists 490 $39740 $19.11 0.3
45 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 480 $111010 $53.37 0.7
46 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 470 $42640 $20.5 1
47 Dishwashers 470 $19980 $9.61 0.3
48 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 450 $35920 $17.27 0.3
49 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 440 $30340 $14.59 0.1
50 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 440 $30820 $14.82 0.6
51 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 430 $35400 $17.02 1.2
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 420 $26310 $12.65 0.6
53 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 410 $21530 $10.35 1
54 Food Preparation Workers 390 $22840 $10.98 0.6
55 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 380 $53720 $25.83 1
56 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 380 $20440 $9.83 0.3
57 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 350 $25350 $12.19 0.8
58 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 340 $39450 $18.97 0.5
59 Medical Assistants 330 $29590 $14.23 0.45
60 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $49340 $23.72 0.45
61 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 320 $45160 $21.71 0.5
62 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 320 $20800 $10 0.2
63 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 300 $29610 $14.23 0.2
64 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 290 $36520 $17.56 0.1
65 Tool and Die Makers 290 $50250 $24.16 0.05
66 Accountants and Auditors 290 $68470 $32.92 0.9
67 Tellers 280 $26610 $12.79 0.3
68 Industrial Engineers 270 $86670 $41.67 0.2
69 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 270 $29110 $14 0.4
70 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 260 $39090 $18.79 0.3
71 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 260 $82150 $39.5 0.2
72 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $37410 $17.99 0
73 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 250 $46190 $22.21 0.2
74 Legal Occupations 250 $79920 $38.42 0.8
75 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 230 $82780 $39.8 0.35
76 Packers and Packagers, Hand 230 $22230 $10.69 0.45
77 Childcare Workers 220 $24550 $11.8 0.8
78 Bartenders 220 $24070 $11.57 0.4
79 Construction Laborers 220 $39990 $19.23 0.8
80 Computer User Support Specialists 210 $40420 $19.43 0.4
81 Industrial Production Managers 210 $103990 $49.99 0.1
82 Architectural and Engineering Managers 210 $144470 $69.46 0.1
83 Electrical Engineers 210 $93850 $45.12 0.1
84 Carpenters 210 $44350 $21.32 0.6
85 Billing and Posting Clerks 200 $34260 $16.47 0.35
86 Financial Managers 200 $118970 $57.2 0.4
87 Human Resources Specialists 190 $68840 $33.1 0.3
88 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 190 $21070 $10.13 0.3
89 Management Analysts 190 $88430 $42.51 0.5
90 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $28170 $13.54 0.1
91 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 190 $63440 $30.5 0.9
92 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $26880 $12.92 0.3
93 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 $50160 $24.12 0.15
94 Electricians 180 $54950 $26.42 0.4
95 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $20300 $9.76 0.25
96 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 170 $34520 $16.6 0.35
97 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 160 $33540 $16.12 0.3
98 Medical Secretaries 160 $32040 $15.41 0.4
99 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 160 $47450 $22.81 0.2
100 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 160 $51150 $24.59 0.5
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Jobs More Common Near Niles Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,160 61,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,170 9,640
Production Occupations 37,450 8,040
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,380 7,040
Sales and Related Occupations 36,850 6,000
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,960 3,340
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,750 2,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,600 2,940
Management Occupations 106,890 2,830
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 77,030 2,700
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,530 2,530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 86,960 2,470
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,790 1,910
Retail Salespersons 26,410 1,900
Customer Service Representatives 32,880 1,860
Cashiers 23,420 1,810
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,670 1,800
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,210 1,610
Personal Care and Service Occupations 29,830 1,590
Office Clerks, General 32,890 1,490
Protective Service Occupations 36,400 1,460
Construction and Extraction Occupations 48,100 1,440
Waiters and Waitresses 21,010 1,410
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,000 1,040
Cooks, Restaurant 23,450 960
Mechanical Engineers 95,830 940
Helpers--Production Workers 23,290 940
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,370 920
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 67,440 860
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 62,660 850
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,540 810
General and Operations Managers 104,970 800
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,780 780
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,030 770
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,130 760
Nursing Assistants 28,380 750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,520 730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,330 730
Team Assemblers 30,170 660
Security Guards 25,600 630
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 29,050 600
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,530 580
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,420 570
Machinists 39,740 490
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 111,010 480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,640 470
Dishwashers 19,980 470
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 35,920 450
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30,340 440
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,820 440

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 44,160 61,190
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,170 9,640
Production Occupations 37,450 8,040
Sales and Related Occupations 36,850 6,000
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,960 3,340
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,750 2,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,600 2,940
Management Occupations 106,890 2,830
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 77,030 2,700
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,530 2,530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 86,960 2,470
Retail Salespersons 26,410 1,900
Customer Service Representatives 32,880 1,860
Healthcare Support Occupations 30,210 1,610
Personal Care and Service Occupations 29,830 1,590
Office Clerks, General 32,890 1,490
Protective Service Occupations 36,400 1,460
Construction and Extraction Occupations 48,100 1,440
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,000 1,040
Mechanical Engineers 95,830 940
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 67,440 860
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 62,660 850
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 37,540 810
General and Operations Managers 104,970 800
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 72,780 780
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,030 770
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,130 760
Nursing Assistants 28,380 750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,520 730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 48,330 730
Team Assemblers 30,170 660
Security Guards 25,600 630
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 29,050 600
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,530 580
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,420 570
Machinists 39,740 490
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 111,010 480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,640 470
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 35,920 450
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30,340 440
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,820 440
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,400 430
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 26,310 420
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,720 380
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,350 350
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 39,450 340
Medical Assistants 29,590 330
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 49,340 320
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 45,160 320
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 29,610 300

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