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Gulfport Employment

Employment and Industries in the Gulfport, Mississippi Area

Gulfport is an important business and commercial hub. The region has a wide mix of businesses including manufacturing, healthcare research, pharmaceuticals and technology. Gulfport also has shipbuilding companies such as Gulf Ship, United States Marine and Trinity Yachts.

The major employment sectors in Gulfport are construction; arts, entertainment and recreation; healthcare, accommodation and food services, government, education and social assistance. Management, professional and related occupations (24% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (19% of the labor force).

Interesting details about Gulfport, Mississippi: In 2008 the cost of living index in Gulfport was 85.9. The country's average is 100. The average earnings of workers in Gulfport in 2009 was $31,000. In the city, 19% of the adult population have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Provided below are the top manufacturing/distribution employers in the Gulfport area:

  • ANI Pharmaceuticals
  • Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc
  • Fansteel Hydro Carbide
  • F.E.B. Distributing Company, Inc
  • FedEx Ground Distribution Center
  • Future Pipe Industries
  • Goldin Industries, Inc
  • Gulf Ship LLC
  • Hartson-Kennedy Cabinet Top Company, Inc
  • John Fayard Moving & Warehousing
  • Keith Huber Inc
  • Northrop Grumman Ship Systems
  • Rex Distributing Company, Inc
  • Seemann Composites
  • Soprema, Inc
  • Sun Herald
  • Taber Extrusions L.P., Mississippi Division
  • Trinity Yachts
  • United States Marine, Inc

Some of the helpful organizations for Gulfport businesses are:

Gulfport's newspaper the Sun Herald is a good resource for local business and industry news.

Jobs in Gulfport

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations150080$43,050$20.7100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations19840$34,900$16.7814.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations18170$20,870$10.038.55
4Sales and Related Occupations15240$30,230$14.539.9
5Production Occupations10690$49,270$23.695.7
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations9860$70,100$33.75.8
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations9340$43,220$20.786.05
8Construction and Extraction Occupations9010$46,820$22.514.45
9Management Occupations7430$87,300$41.976.15
10Transportation and Material Moving Occupations7370$33,290$16.016.55
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations7180$46,070$22.153.8
12Retail Salespersons6140$28,410$13.662.85
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations5750$22,940$11.033.65
14Business and Financial Operations Occupations5480$65,030$31.275.25
15Personal Care and Service Occupations5450$24,670$11.864.3
16Protective Service Occupations5160$36,330$17.472.2
17Waiters and Waitresses4840$18,780$9.031.7
18Cashiers4720$19,740$9.492.2
19Registered Nurses3720$60,090$28.891.95
20Architecture and Engineering Occupations3620$84,330$40.551.7
21Healthcare Support Occupations3170$29,420$14.153
22General and Operations Managers2850$88,120$42.371.5
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive2720$34,520$16.61.5
24Computer and Mathematical Occupations2560$69,840$33.582.9
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2410$23,310$11.211.55
26Cooks, Restaurant2390$22,300$10.720.8
27Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2290$21,460$10.322.3
28Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers2230$52,850$25.410.3
29Electricians2180$55,040$26.460.4
30Gaming Dealers2080$18,560$8.920.1
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2020$30,340$14.591.3
32Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1910$19,120$9.190.9
33Office Clerks, General1880$31,090$14.951.9
34Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1750$29,340$14.111.7
35Customer Service Representatives1730$29,930$14.391.75
36Community and Social Service Occupations1610$40,380$19.411.65
37Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1530$71,920$34.580.8
38Security Guards1510$28,200$13.560.7
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1430$40,360$19.411
40First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1390$51,320$24.680.95
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1390$35,430$17.040.9
42Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1380$38,140$18.341.05
43First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1290$28,210$13.560.6
44Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1260$37,090$17.831.2
45Cooks, Fast Food1170$18,360$8.830.3
46Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters1140$49,790$23.940.3
47Nursing Assistants1130$31,760$15.271
48Food Preparation Workers990$20,750$9.980.6
49Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers990$39,470$18.980.4
50Carpenters930$44,330$21.310.7
51Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria920$22,070$10.610.3
52First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers900$57,570$27.680.4
53Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks840$22,110$10.630.2
54Construction Laborers830$31,710$15.250.8
55Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers830$24,850$11.950.8
56First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers810$74,320$35.730.4
57Legal Occupations790$87,000$41.830.8
58Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses780$40,950$19.690.5
59Accountants and Auditors770$65,920$31.690.9
60Receptionists and Information Clerks760$27,330$13.140.7
61Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers750$33,000$15.870.6
62Bartenders730$18,460$8.880.4
63Business Operations Specialists, All Other730$71,030$34.150.7
64Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics720$34,000$16.350.5
65Correctional Officers and Jailers720$28,290$13.60.25
66Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations710$46,050$22.141.8
67Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop700$19,340$9.30.3
68Bus Drivers, School or Special Client690$24,730$11.890.3
69Billing and Posting Clerks660$31,510$15.150.3
70First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers630$58,290$28.020.3
71Medical Assistants610$27,220$13.090.45
72Pharmacy Technicians610$34,060$16.380.3
73Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products610$61,190$29.420.9
74Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers600$19,220$9.240.3
75Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop600$18,970$9.120.3
76Tellers590$27,690$13.310.3
77Driver/Sales Workers580$22,380$10.760.3
78Firefighters570$38,960$18.730.2
79Counter and Rental Clerks540$23,370$11.240.3
80Human Resources Specialists520$61,190$29.420.35
81Cooks, Short Order500$18,980$9.130.1
82Insurance Sales Agents490$51,010$24.530.3
83Personal Care Aides490$18,730$9.011.5
84Financial Managers480$100,480$48.310.4
85Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians470$64,190$30.860.1
86Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks460$32,510$15.630.4
87Compliance Officers430$60,360$29.020.2
88Child, Family, and School Social Workers420$34,910$16.780.2
89Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers400$39,080$18.790.2
90Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers380$42,980$20.660
91Machinists370$54,700$26.30.25
92Court, Municipal, and License Clerks360$30,290$14.560.1
93Medical and Health Services Managers360$83,720$40.250.25
94Sales Representatives, Services, All Other360$44,120$21.210.6
95Industrial Production Managers350$104,280$50.140.1
96Lawyers350$140,100$67.350.5
97Postal Service Mail Carriers350$50,480$24.270.2
98Administrative Services Managers330$79,370$38.160.2
99Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants330$44,740$21.510.35
100Food Servers, Nonrestaurant330$19,940$9.580.2
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Jobs More Common Near Gulfport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,050150,080
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,90019,840
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,87018,170
Sales and Related Occupations$30,23015,240
Production Occupations$49,27010,690
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,1009,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,2209,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,8209,010
Management Occupations$87,3007,430
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,2907,370
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,0707,180
Retail Salespersons$28,4106,140
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$22,9405,750
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,0305,480
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,6705,450
Protective Service Occupations$36,3305,160
Waiters and Waitresses$18,7804,840
Cashiers$19,7404,720
Registered Nurses$60,0903,720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,3303,620
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,4203,170
General and Operations Managers$88,1202,850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,5202,720
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,8402,560
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,3102,410
Cooks, Restaurant$22,3002,390
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,4602,290
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$52,8502,230
Electricians$55,0402,180
Gaming Dealers$18,5602,080
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,3402,020
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,1201,910
Office Clerks, General$31,0901,880
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,3401,750
Customer Service Representatives$29,9301,730
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,3801,610
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$71,9201,530
Security Guards$28,2001,510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,3601,430
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,3201,390
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,4301,390
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,1401,380
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,2101,290
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,0901,260
Cooks, Fast Food$18,3601,170
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$49,7901,140
Nursing Assistants$31,7601,130
Food Preparation Workers$20,750990
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$39,470990
Carpenters$44,330930

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Gulfport, Mississippi Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,050150,080
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,90019,840
Sales and Related Occupations$30,23015,240
Production Occupations$49,27010,690
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,1009,860
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$43,2209,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations$46,8209,010
Management Occupations$87,3007,430
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,2907,370
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$46,0707,180
Retail Salespersons$28,4106,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$65,0305,480
Protective Service Occupations$36,3305,160
Registered Nurses$60,0903,720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$84,3303,620
Healthcare Support Occupations$29,4203,170
General and Operations Managers$88,1202,850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,5202,720
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$69,8402,560
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$52,8502,230
Electricians$55,0402,180
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$30,3402,020
Office Clerks, General$31,0901,880
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$29,3401,750
Customer Service Representatives$29,9301,730
Community and Social Service Occupations$40,3801,610
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$71,9201,530
Security Guards$28,2001,510
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,3601,430
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,3201,390
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,4301,390
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,1401,380
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,2101,290
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,0901,260
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$49,7901,140
Nursing Assistants$31,7601,130
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$39,470990
Carpenters$44,330930
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$57,570900
Construction Laborers$31,710830
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$74,320810
Legal Occupations$87,000790
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$40,950780
Accountants and Auditors$65,920770
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,330760
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,000750
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$71,030730
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$34,000720
Correctional Officers and Jailers$28,290720
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$46,050710

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