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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations62750$44,700$21.49100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9950$34,190$16.4414.35
3Production Occupations8150$38,240$18.395.7
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7190$22,780$10.958.55
5Sales and Related Occupations5780$36,690$17.649.9
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3420$64,790$31.155.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3080$30,310$14.576.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations2920$48,300$23.226.05
9Management Occupations2890$107,250$51.566.15
10Business and Financial Operations Occupations2840$79,110$38.035.25
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2520$47,230$22.713.8
12Architecture and Engineering Occupations2450$86,850$41.761.7
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2070$25,560$12.293.65
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2070$20,720$9.962.3
15Retail Salespersons1930$27,050$132.85
16Healthcare Support Occupations1790$30,170$14.513
17Customer Service Representatives1750$35,510$17.071.75
18Office Clerks, General1720$34,340$16.511.9
19Cashiers1630$22,450$10.792.2
20Personal Care and Service Occupations1610$31,710$15.244.3
21Protective Service Occupations1580$36,060$17.342.2
22Construction and Extraction Occupations1510$45,310$21.784.45
23Waiters and Waitresses1510$21,280$10.231.7
24Helpers--Production Workers1090$23,790$11.440.3
25Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive950$33,320$16.021.5
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners910$24,230$11.651.55
27Mechanical Engineers890$94,400$45.380.2
28Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers860$29,440$14.150
29First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers840$64,110$30.820.4
30Community and Social Service Occupations820$46,290$22.261.65
31Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products820$66,100$31.780.9
32Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations810$49,190$23.651.8
33Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand810$25,600$12.311.7
34General and Operations Managers800$108,820$52.321.5
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General790$38,510$18.520.9
36Computer and Mathematical Occupations750$77,450$37.242.9
37Stock Clerks and Order Fillers730$26,700$12.841.3
38Nursing Assistants700$28,280$13.61
39Receptionists and Information Clerks670$26,360$12.670.7
40Security Guards660$26,690$12.830.7
41Cooks, Restaurant620$24,910$11.980.8
42Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners590$21,730$10.450.9
43Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks580$36,530$17.561.05
44Business Operations Specialists, All Other550$113,120$54.390.7
45First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers500$33,740$16.220.6
46First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers500$46,720$22.461
47Machinists500$41,750$20.070.25
48Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers480$37,060$17.820.3
49Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers460$29,160$14.020.6
50Medical Assistants460$29,980$14.420.45
51First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers440$53,540$25.740.95
52Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic430$30,750$14.780.1
53Dishwashers420$20,540$9.870.3
54Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers410$40,860$19.641.2
55Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers410$28,020$13.470.8
56Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic400$30,850$14.830.1
57Packers and Packagers, Hand380$22,710$10.920.45
58Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics360$37,390$17.980.5
59Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses350$44,390$21.340.5
60Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks350$29,510$14.190.4
61Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers340$49,550$23.820.4
62Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers330$20,870$10.040.3
63Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks330$21,340$10.260.2
64Tool and Die Makers330$52,110$25.050
65Tellers320$27,890$13.410.3
66Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic310$35,870$17.250.1
67Accountants and Auditors290$71,960$34.60.9
68Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics290$31,570$15.180.2
69Industrial Engineers290$86,290$41.490.2
70Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic290$29,190$14.040.1
71Carpenters270$42,530$20.450.7
72Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists270$88,310$42.460.4
73Industrial Machinery Mechanics240$47,570$22.870.2
74Legal Occupations240$78,530$37.750.8
75Construction Laborers220$40,240$19.340.8
76Industrial Production Managers220$104,300$50.150.1
77Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic210$39,370$18.930
78Home Health Aides210$23,050$11.080.7
79Human Resources Specialists210$67,410$32.410.35
80Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers210$37,320$17.940.3
81Architectural and Engineering Managers200$142,570$68.540.1
82Bartenders200$24,940$11.990.4
83Electrical Engineers200$98,180$47.20.1
84Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria190$27,380$13.160.3
85Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop190$22,070$10.610.3
86Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations190$29,800$14.330.65
87Financial Managers190$125,320$60.250.4
88Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop190$20,850$10.020.3
89Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations190$64,720$31.120.8
90Personal Care Aides190$25,130$12.081.5
91Child, Family, and School Social Workers180$46,480$22.340.2
92Electricians180$55,230$26.550.4
93Management Analysts180$90,690$43.60.5
94Postal Service Mail Carriers180$49,360$23.730.2
95Medical Secretaries170$32,960$15.850.4
96Pharmacy Technicians170$30,930$14.870.3
97Sales Representatives, Services, All Other170$57,790$27.790.6
98Billing and Posting Clerks160$34,990$16.820.3
99Childcare Workers160$24,690$11.870.8
100Driver/Sales Workers160$25,630$12.320.3
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Jobs More Common Near Niles Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,70062,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,1909,950
Production Occupations$38,2408,150
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,7807,190
Sales and Related Occupations$36,6905,780
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,7903,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,3103,080
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,3002,920
Management Occupations$107,2502,890
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$79,1102,840
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,2302,520
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$86,8502,450
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,5602,070
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,7202,070
Retail Salespersons$27,0501,930
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,1701,790
Customer Service Representatives$35,5101,750
Office Clerks, General$34,3401,720
Cashiers$22,4501,630
Personal Care and Service Occupations$31,7101,610
Protective Service Occupations$36,0601,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations$45,3101,510
Waiters and Waitresses$21,2801,510
Helpers--Production Workers$23,7901,090
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,320950
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,230910
Mechanical Engineers$94,400890
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,440860
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$64,110840
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,290820
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$66,100820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$49,190810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,600810
General and Operations Managers$108,820800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,510790
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,450750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,700730
Nursing Assistants$28,280700
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,360670
Security Guards$26,690660
Cooks, Restaurant$24,910620
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,730590
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,530580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$113,120550
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,740500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,720500
Machinists$41,750500
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$37,060480
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,160460
Medical Assistants$29,980460

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,70062,750
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,1909,950
Production Occupations$38,2408,150
Sales and Related Occupations$36,6905,780
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,7903,420
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,3103,080
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$48,3002,920
Management Occupations$107,2502,890
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$79,1102,840
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,2302,520
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$86,8502,450
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,5602,070
Retail Salespersons$27,0501,930
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,1701,790
Customer Service Representatives$35,5101,750
Office Clerks, General$34,3401,720
Personal Care and Service Occupations$31,7101,610
Protective Service Occupations$36,0601,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations$45,3101,510
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,320950
Mechanical Engineers$94,400890
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,440860
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$64,110840
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,290820
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$66,100820
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$49,190810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,600810
General and Operations Managers$108,820800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$38,510790
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,450750
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,700730
Nursing Assistants$28,280700
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,360670
Security Guards$26,690660
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,530580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$113,120550
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,740500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,720500
Machinists$41,750500
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$37,060480
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$29,160460
Medical Assistants$29,980460
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,540440
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$30,750430
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$40,860410
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$28,020410
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$30,850400
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,390360
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$44,390350
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$29,510350

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