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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 85720 $41630 $20.02 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13030 $32880 $15.81 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 10640 $30300 $14.57 10.15
4 Production Occupations 9250 $34520 $16.6 5.85
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8430 $22070 $10.61 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 7090 $75240 $36.18 5.75
7 Retail Salespersons 5080 $24440 $11.75 3.1
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4820 $37850 $18.2 6.45
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4000 $43880 $21.1 3.8
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3790 $48200 $23.17 6.15
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 3720 $26440 $12.71 3.05
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3500 $29050 $13.97 3.7
13 Management Occupations 3450 $95980 $46.14 6.05
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3190 $61300 $29.47 5.05
15 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2710 $47740 $22.95 4.4
16 Registered Nurses 2660 $64760 $31.13 1.9
17 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2340 $30140 $14.49 1.6
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2170 $21200 $10.19 2.15
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2130 $24170 $11.62 4.1
20 Cashiers 2080 $20840 $10.02 2.25
21 Waiters and Waitresses 2050 $19880 $9.56 1.6
22 Office Clerks, General 2040 $31410 $15.1 2
23 Customer Service Representatives 1830 $31920 $15.35 1.75
24 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1520 $66690 $32.06 1.65
25 Protective Service Occupations 1330 $39220 $18.86 2.25
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1300 $23730 $11.41 1.2
27 Nursing Assistants 1290 $26100 $12.55 1.05
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1240 $32490 $15.62 1.6
29 Community and Social Service Occupations 1190 $45370 $21.81 1.65
30 General and Operations Managers 1190 $95930 $46.12 1.4
31 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1100 $31320 $15.06 0.9
32 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1080 $42870 $20.61 1.2
33 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 950 $70560 $33.92 2.8
34 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 870 $31010 $14.91 1.6
35 Cooks, Restaurant 850 $21900 $10.53 0.75
36 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 840 $39950 $19.21 0.6
37 Accountants and Auditors 830 $71990 $34.61 0.9
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 820 $40360 $19.41 1
39 Receptionists and Information Clerks 730 $25840 $12.42 0.7
40 Home Health Aides 700 $20480 $9.84 0.7
41 Personal Care Aides 690 $20770 $9.99 1.3
42 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 670 $35510 $17.07 1.1
43 Machinists 620 $41020 $19.72 0.3
44 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 610 $52780 $25.38 1
45 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 610 $51300 $24.66 1
46 Food Preparation Workers 590 $23370 $11.23 0.6
47 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 560 $56530 $27.18 0.1
48 Medical Assistants 560 $26890 $12.93 0.45
49 Medical Secretaries 530 $32820 $15.78 0.4
50 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 510 $38800 $18.65 1.7
51 Tellers 500 $26160 $12.58 0.3
52 Carpenters 500 $44600 $21.44 0.6
53 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 480 $35180 $16.92 0.6
54 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $25070 $12.05 0.8
55 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 480 $33740 $16.22 0.5
56 Dishwashers 470 $19940 $9.58 0.3
57 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 460 $20470 $9.84 0.25
58 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $22680 $10.9 1
59 Billing and Posting Clerks 430 $32420 $15.59 0.35
60 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 430 $54050 $25.98 0.7
61 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 430 $44320 $21.31 0.5
62 Counter and Rental Clerks 420 $21340 $10.26 0.3
63 Mechanical Engineers 410 $71880 $34.56 0.2
64 Electricians 400 $64010 $30.78 0.4
65 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 380 $60370 $29.02 0.6
66 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 370 $68430 $32.9 0.4
67 Construction Laborers 340 $37500 $18.03 0.8
68 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 $45950 $22.09 0.2
69 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 320 $52290 $25.14 0.35
70 Medical and Health Services Managers 310 $98540 $47.38 0.2
71 Physical Therapists 310 $80310 $38.61 0.15
72 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 300 $27030 $13 0.3
73 Financial Managers 290 $106640 $51.27 0.4
74 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 280 $28370 $13.64 0.4
75 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $67520 $32.46 0.3
76 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 270 $21990 $10.57 0.2
77 Social and Human Service Assistants 270 $28100 $13.51 0.3
78 Legal Occupations 270 $87580 $42.1 0.8
79 Insurance Sales Agents 260 $55060 $26.47 0.3
80 Dental Assistants 260 $31250 $15.02 0.2
81 Cooks, Fast Food 260 $19870 $9.55 0.3
82 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 260 $222400 $106.92 0.2
83 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $31120 $14.96 0.25
84 Bartenders 250 $20960 $10.08 0.4
85 Postal Service Mail Carriers 250 $51080 $24.56 0.15
86 Dental Hygienists 240 $52860 $25.41 0.1
87 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 240 $32870 $15.8 0.3
88 Industrial Engineers 230 $71560 $34.4 0.2
89 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 220 $50000 $24.04 0.2
90 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 220 $25480 $12.25 0.2
91 Healthcare Social Workers 210 $59360 $28.54 0.1
92 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $48300 $23.22 0.2
93 Computer User Support Specialists 210 $49110 $23.61 0.4
94 Pharmacists 200 $111350 $53.53 0.2
95 Human Resources Specialists 200 $57850 $27.81 0.3
96 Substitute Teachers 200 $23220 $11.16 0
97 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 200 $37940 $18.24 0.1
98 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 200 $59580 $28.65 0.4
99 Phlebotomists 200 $26890 $12.93 0.1
100 Security Guards 190 $26060 $12.53 0.7
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Jobs More Common Near Saginaw Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,630 85,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,880 13,030
Sales and Related Occupations 30,300 10,640
Production Occupations 34,520 9,250
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22,070 8,430
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,240 7,090
Retail Salespersons 24,440 5,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,850 4,820
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,880 4,000
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,200 3,790
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,440 3,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,050 3,500
Management Occupations 95,980 3,450
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,300 3,190
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,740 2,710
Registered Nurses 64,760 2,660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,140 2,340
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 21,200 2,170
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,170 2,130
Cashiers 20,840 2,080
Waiters and Waitresses 19,880 2,050
Office Clerks, General 31,410 2,040
Customer Service Representatives 31,920 1,830
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,690 1,520
Protective Service Occupations 39,220 1,330
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,730 1,300
Nursing Assistants 26,100 1,290
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,490 1,240
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,370 1,190
General and Operations Managers 95,930 1,190
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,320 1,100
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,870 1,080
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,560 950
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,010 870
Cooks, Restaurant 21,900 850
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 39,950 840
Accountants and Auditors 71,990 830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,360 820
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,840 730
Home Health Aides 20,480 700
Personal Care Aides 20,770 690
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,510 670
Machinists 41,020 620
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,780 610
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,300 610
Food Preparation Workers 23,370 590
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 56,530 560
Medical Assistants 26,890 560
Medical Secretaries 32,820 530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,800 510

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,630 85,720
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,880 13,030
Sales and Related Occupations 30,300 10,640
Production Occupations 34,520 9,250
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,240 7,090
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,850 4,820
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,880 4,000
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 48,200 3,790
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,440 3,720
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 29,050 3,500
Management Occupations 95,980 3,450
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,300 3,190
Construction and Extraction Occupations 47,740 2,710
Registered Nurses 64,760 2,660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 30,140 2,340
Office Clerks, General 31,410 2,040
Customer Service Representatives 31,920 1,830
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,690 1,520
Protective Service Occupations 39,220 1,330
Nursing Assistants 26,100 1,290
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,490 1,240
Community and Social Service Occupations 45,370 1,190
General and Operations Managers 95,930 1,190
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,320 1,100
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,870 1,080
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,560 950
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 31,010 870
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 39,950 840
Accountants and Auditors 71,990 830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,360 820
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,840 730
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,510 670
Machinists 41,020 620
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 52,780 610
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,300 610
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 56,530 560
Medical Assistants 26,890 560
Medical Secretaries 32,820 530
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,800 510
Tellers 26,160 500
Carpenters 44,600 500
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,180 480
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 25,070 480
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 33,740 480
Billing and Posting Clerks 32,420 430
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 54,050 430
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 44,320 430
Mechanical Engineers 71,880 410
Electricians 64,010 400
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 60,370 380

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