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Saginaw Employment

Employment and Industries in the Saginaw, Michigan Area

Although the Saginaw region's manufacturing industry has experienced a decline, the diversified manufacturing base is still an important part of the region's economy. Agriculture is also an integral element of the area's economy. In addition, the county includes a growing medical device and technology industry and includes numerous jobs in healthcare.

Specifics regarding Saginaw Michigan: In 2007 the estimated median household income was $30,000. The cost of living index in Saginaw in 2008 was 75.8 which is low when compared to the national average of 100. Regarding the adult population, about 10% have a bachelor's degree or higher.

The region's top employers are shown below:

  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Delphi
  • Covenant HealthCare
  • Mid Michigan Medical Center
  • St. Mary's of Michigan
  • Bay Regional Medical Center
  • General Motors Powertrain (Saginaw)
  • Midland Public Schools
  • Saginaw Public Schools
  • AT&T
  • Dow Corning Corporation
  • Bay City Public Schools
  • Franenmuth Bavarian Inn
  • Hemlock Semiconductor
  • Meijer (Saginaw)
  • Delta College
  • County of Saginaw
  • Michigan Sugar Company
  • Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
  • Saginaw Valley State University

Some of the most common occupations where the majority of the workers are college graduates are accountants and auditors, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, industrial engineers, teachers, child, family and school social workers; medical and health services managers; social and human service assistants; pharmacists, and human resources, training and labor relations specialists.

The Saginaw region's leading employment sectors are:

  • Healthcare
  • Educational services
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation equipment
  • Government
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Social assistance
  • Finance and insurance

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People interested in the Saginaw region's business activities can visit Michigan Live.

Jobs in Saginaw

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations85160$42,410$20.39100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations13400$33,710$16.2114.35
3Sales and Related Occupations10200$32,480$15.619.9
4Production Occupations9460$37,490$18.025.7
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations8590$22,900$11.018.55
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations7100$77,560$37.295.8
7Retail Salespersons4910$25,870$12.442.85
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3830$46,310$22.263.8
9Healthcare Support Occupations3510$27,070$13.013
10Education, Training, and Library Occupations3430$50,830$24.446.05
11Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3400$29,350$14.113.65
12Construction and Extraction Occupations3060$49,500$23.84.45
13Management Occupations3010$100,940$48.536.15
14Business and Financial Operations Occupations2830$58,920$28.335.25
15Registered Nurses2780$65,500$31.491.95
16Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2350$35,170$16.910
17Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2290$30,010$14.431.55
18Personal Care and Service Occupations2280$24,240$11.654.3
19Waiters and Waitresses2160$23,100$11.111.7
20Office Clerks, General1990$32,410$15.581.9
21Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1910$20,530$9.872.3
22Customer Service Representatives1900$32,450$15.61.75
23Cashiers1780$21,720$10.442.2
24Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1450$23,710$11.41.3
25Protective Service Occupations1420$39,820$19.152.2
26Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1400$30,280$14.561.7
27Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1330$33,350$16.041.5
28Nursing Assistants1290$27,110$13.031
29Architecture and Engineering Occupations1270$72,870$35.031.7
30Community and Social Service Occupations1170$43,650$20.991.65
31General and Operations Managers970$107,860$51.861.5
32Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers950$39,760$19.111.2
33Personal Care Aides940$21,590$10.381.5
34Cooks, Restaurant900$23,960$11.520.8
35Computer and Mathematical Occupations880$64,890$31.22.9
36Maintenance and Repair Workers, General790$33,360$16.040.9
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers780$41,290$19.851
38Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks760$35,170$16.911.05
39Machinists760$39,450$18.970.25
40Receptionists and Information Clerks760$26,340$12.660.7
41Home Health Aides680$22,340$10.740.7
42Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers680$41,610$200.6
43Electricians650$59,730$28.720.4
44Food Preparation Workers600$23,970$11.520.6
45Medical Assistants580$26,040$12.520.45
46Medical Secretaries580$32,770$15.750.4
47First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers560$54,340$26.130.95
48Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products560$62,730$30.160.9
49Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers530$54,070$260.15
50Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers510$26,620$12.80.8
51Accountants and Auditors500$64,670$31.090.9
52Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop500$21,290$10.240.3
53Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations490$44,990$21.631.8
54First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers480$52,050$25.020.4
55First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers460$34,190$16.440.6
56Industrial Engineers450$78,080$37.540.2
57Sales Representatives, Services, All Other450$58,640$28.190.6
58Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics430$35,990$17.310.5
59Carpenters430$46,180$22.20.7
60Tellers430$28,570$13.730.3
61Billing and Posting Clerks420$34,930$16.790.3
62Counter and Rental Clerks410$21,160$10.170.3
63Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses410$44,730$21.50.5
64Construction Laborers400$37,960$18.250.8
65Industrial Machinery Mechanics400$47,270$22.730.2
66Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists380$53,210$25.580.4
67Business Operations Specialists, All Other360$57,150$27.470.7
68First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers360$67,800$32.60.3
69Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners360$23,060$11.090.9
70Bartenders350$21,670$10.420.4
71Dishwashers310$20,040$9.640.3
72Food Servers, Nonrestaurant310$21,250$10.220.2
73Millwrights290$59,040$28.380
74Medical and Health Services Managers280$102,780$49.410.25
75Pharmacy Technicians280$33,170$15.950.3
76Bus Drivers, School or Special Client270$42,880$20.620.3
77Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers270$36,240$17.420.3
78Legal Occupations270$88,770$42.680.8
79Physical Therapists270$82,510$39.670.2
80Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters270$37,140$17.860
81Insurance Sales Agents260$78,540$37.760.3
82Postal Service Mail Carriers260$50,080$24.080.2
83Social and Human Service Assistants260$32,210$15.490.25
84Dental Hygienists240$55,660$26.760.1
85Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters240$49,260$23.680.3
86Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment230$23,420$11.260.2
87Dental Assistants230$32,120$15.440.2
88Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers230$20,530$9.870.3
89Human Resources Specialists230$58,430$28.090.35
90Pharmacists230$111,750$53.730.2
91Physicians and Surgeons, All Other230$247,620$119.050.25
92Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria220$28,220$13.570.3
93Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks220$46,480$22.350.2
94Administrative Services Managers210$83,370$40.080.2
95Financial Managers210$103,770$49.890.4
96First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers210$63,750$30.650.4
97Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations210$66,970$32.20.8
98Recreation Workers210$25,690$12.350.25
99Child, Family, and School Social Workers200$49,470$23.780.2
100Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers200$32,540$15.640
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Jobs More Common Near Saginaw Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,41085,160
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,71013,400
Sales and Related Occupations$32,48010,200
Production Occupations$37,4909,460
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$22,9008,590
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,5607,100
Retail Salespersons$25,8704,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,3103,830
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,0703,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,8303,430
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,3503,400
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,5003,060
Management Occupations$100,9403,010
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,9202,830
Registered Nurses$65,5002,780
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$35,1702,350
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,0102,290
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,2402,280
Waiters and Waitresses$23,1002,160
Office Clerks, General$32,4101,990
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,5301,910
Customer Service Representatives$32,4501,900
Cashiers$21,7201,780
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$23,7101,450
Protective Service Occupations$39,8201,420
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,2801,400
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,3501,330
Nursing Assistants$27,1101,290
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,8701,270
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,6501,170
General and Operations Managers$107,860970
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,760950
Personal Care Aides$21,590940
Cooks, Restaurant$23,960900
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,890880
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,360790
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,290780
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,170760
Machinists$39,450760
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,340760
Home Health Aides$22,340680
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$41,610680
Electricians$59,730650
Food Preparation Workers$23,970600
Medical Assistants$26,040580
Medical Secretaries$32,770580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,340560
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,730560
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers$54,070530
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,620510

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,41085,160
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,71013,400
Sales and Related Occupations$32,48010,200
Production Occupations$37,4909,460
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$77,5607,100
Retail Salespersons$25,8704,910
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,3103,830
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,0703,510
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$50,8303,430
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$29,3503,400
Construction and Extraction Occupations$49,5003,060
Management Occupations$100,9403,010
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,9202,830
Registered Nurses$65,5002,780
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$35,1702,350
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$30,0102,290
Office Clerks, General$32,4101,990
Customer Service Representatives$32,4501,900
Protective Service Occupations$39,8201,420
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,2801,400
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,3501,330
Nursing Assistants$27,1101,290
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,8701,270
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,6501,170
General and Operations Managers$107,860970
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,760950
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$64,890880
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,360790
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$41,290780
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$35,170760
Machinists$39,450760
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,340760
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$41,610680
Electricians$59,730650
Medical Assistants$26,040580
Medical Secretaries$32,770580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,340560
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$62,730560
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers$54,070530
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,620510
Accountants and Auditors$64,670500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,990490
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$52,050480
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$34,190460
Industrial Engineers$78,080450
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$58,640450
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$35,990430
Carpenters$46,180430
Tellers$28,570430
Billing and Posting Clerks$34,930420

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