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Hattiesburg Employment

Employment and Industries in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Area

Hattiesburg, Mississippi is the region's rail, industrial and trade center. The city includes numerous jobs in industries such as steel, lumber, sand and gravel, industrial machinery, resins, signs, apparel, furniture, food and beverages, chemicals and rubber.

The fields of employment providing a large portion of the jobs in Hattiesburg are educational services, healthcare, manufacturing, construction; professional, scientific and technical services; accommodation and food services and social assistance. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the labor force). Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force).

Notable details regarding Hattiesburg, Mississippi: In Hattiesburg, 29% of the adult population has achieved a bachelor's degree or higher. The cost of living index in 2008 was at 84.3 which is below the national average of 100. The average earnings for workers in the city in 2009 was $23,000.

The top job providers in the Hattiesburg region are provided below:

  • Forrest General Hospital
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Wesley Medical Center
  • Sunbeam Household Products
  • Hattiesburg Public School District
  • Magnolia Federal Bank
  • Camp Shelby
  • Hattiesburg Clinic, Professional Association
  • Walmart Stores
  • Military Department, Mississippi
  • Medical Systems, Incorporated
  • Dillard's, Inc
  • International Filing Company LLC
  • Chain Electric Company
  • Kohler Co
  • M E McElroy Inc
  • Hattiesburg Convalescent Center
  • The Merchants Company
  • Mac's Construction Company, Incorporated
  • Jic Food Source LLC

Some of Hattiesburg's most popular occupations where the majority of the workers have a bachelor's degree include registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human service assistants, pharmacists, medical and clinical laboratory technicians, medical and health services managers and financial managers.

Hattiesburg businesses have opportunities to work in partnership with associations such as:

The local newspaper the Hattiesburg American keeps readers up-to-date on local business and industry news.

Jobs in Hattiesburg

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 59250 $37000 $17.79 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 11230 $28690 $13.79 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 6610 $26520 $12.75 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6600 $20420 $9.82 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5260 $73040 $35.12 5.75
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4520 $41100 $19.76 6.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4060 $28270 $13.59 6.45
8 Management Occupations 3050 $74940 $36.03 6.05
9 Retail Salespersons 2920 $24230 $11.65 3.1
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2770 $40310 $19.38 3.8
11 Production Occupations 2760 $33620 $16.16 5.85
12 Customer Service Representatives 2150 $21160 $10.17 1.75
13 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2140 $35300 $16.97 4.4
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 2030 $24290 $11.68 3.05
15 Cashiers 1870 $18590 $8.94 2.25
16 Registered Nurses 1770 $52960 $25.46 1.9
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1760 $17990 $8.65 2.15
18 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1660 $21310 $10.25 1.6
19 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1610 $54780 $26.34 5.05
20 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1580 $21110 $10.15 3.7
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1460 $21190 $10.19 4.1
22 Office Clerks, General 1300 $30340 $14.58 2
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1250 $29210 $14.04 1.6
24 Waiters and Waitresses 1230 $22320 $10.73 1.6
25 General and Operations Managers 1200 $74140 $35.64 1.4
26 Protective Service Occupations 1160 $31570 $15.18 2.25
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 970 $21130 $10.16 1.2
28 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 820 $41850 $20.12 1
29 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 780 $34090 $16.39 1
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 780 $19660 $9.45 1.6
31 Nursing Assistants 770 $20430 $9.82 1.05
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 760 $29290 $14.08 0.9
33 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 750 $39480 $18.98 1.2
34 Cooks, Fast Food 740 $18220 $8.76 0.3
35 Substitute Teachers 700 $17780 $8.55 0
36 Receptionists and Information Clerks 680 $23420 $11.26 0.7
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 670 $34480 $16.58 1.1
38 Community and Social Service Occupations 660 $37670 $18.11 1.65
39 Cooks, Restaurant 620 $21940 $10.55 0.75
40 Food Preparation Workers 600 $18130 $8.72 0.6
41 Team Assemblers 600 $24010 $11.54 0.75
42 Personal Care Aides 550 $19760 $9.5 1.3
43 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 520 $27170 $13.06 0.6
44 Billing and Posting Clerks 510 $31930 $15.35 0.35
45 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 450 $66550 $32 2.8
46 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 440 $30060 $14.45 0.6
47 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $35230 $16.94 0.5
48 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 410 $35240 $16.94 0.5
49 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 400 $64430 $30.98 1.65
50 Home Health Aides 370 $21510 $10.34 0.7
51 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 360 $42020 $20.2 1.7
52 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 360 $18640 $8.96 1
53 Security Guards 360 $22480 $10.81 0.7
54 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $54150 $26.03 0.3
55 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 320 $37380 $17.97 0.45
56 Childcare Workers 310 $18350 $8.82 0.8
57 Accountants and Auditors 310 $55780 $26.82 0.9
58 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 300 $19080 $9.18 0.3
59 Tellers 290 $25350 $12.19 0.3
60 Pharmacy Technicians 290 $28020 $13.47 0.25
61 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 280 $47190 $22.69 0.4
62 Carpenters 270 $31340 $15.07 0.6
63 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 270 $20780 $9.99 0.3
64 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $23070 $11.09 0.8
65 Legal Occupations 260 $80760 $38.83 0.8
66 Medical Assistants 250 $27940 $13.43 0.45
67 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 250 $34740 $16.7 0.1
68 Medical Secretaries 250 $25810 $12.41 0.4
69 Bill and Account Collectors 240 $27420 $13.18 0.2
70 Nurse Practitioners 210 $109560 $52.67 0.1
71 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $41310 $19.86 0.3
72 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 $29500 $14.18 0.4
73 Helpers--Production Workers 210 $27160 $13.06 0.3
74 Human Resources Specialists 210 $45300 $21.78 0.3
75 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 200 $45870 $22.05 1
76 Construction Laborers 200 $26010 $12.51 0.8
77 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 190 $53770 $25.85 0.4
78 Highway Maintenance Workers 190 $25540 $12.28 0.1
79 Pharmacists 190 $143630 $69.05 0.2
80 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 190 $54240 $26.08 0.1
81 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 180 $28270 $13.59 0.35
82 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 180 $19490 $9.37 0.3
83 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 180 $18580 $8.93 0.25
84 Dental Assistants 170 $27770 $13.35 0.2
85 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 170 $36390 $17.5 0.5
86 Financial Managers 170 $88860 $42.72 0.4
87 Electricians 160 $39780 $19.12 0.4
88 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $50780 $24.41 0.15
89 Administrative Services Managers 160 $65160 $31.32 0.2
90 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $45100 $21.68 0.2
91 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 150 $30270 $14.55 0.6
92 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $77950 $37.48 0.2
93 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $25860 $12.43 0.3
94 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $17970 $8.64 0.2
95 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $30350 $14.59 0.1
96 Lawyers 150 $97360 $46.81 0.5
97 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $40910 $19.67 0.3
98 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 150 $38930 $18.71 0.6
99 Dishwashers 150 $18780 $9.03 0.3
100 Bartenders 140 $24410 $11.74 0.4
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Jobs More Common Near Hattiesburg Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,000 59,250
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 28,690 11,230
Sales and Related Occupations 26,520 6,610
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,420 6,600
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,040 5,260
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,100 4,520
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,270 4,060
Management Occupations 74,940 3,050
Retail Salespersons 24,230 2,920
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,310 2,770
Production Occupations 33,620 2,760
Customer Service Representatives 21,160 2,150
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,300 2,140
Healthcare Support Occupations 24,290 2,030
Cashiers 18,590 1,870
Registered Nurses 52,960 1,770
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,990 1,760
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 21,310 1,660
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,780 1,610
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,110 1,580
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,190 1,460
Office Clerks, General 30,340 1,300
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,210 1,250
Waiters and Waitresses 22,320 1,230
General and Operations Managers 74,140 1,200
Protective Service Occupations 31,570 1,160
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 21,130 970
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 41,850 820
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 34,090 780
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,660 780
Nursing Assistants 20,430 770
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,290 760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,480 750
Cooks, Fast Food 18,220 740
Substitute Teachers 17,780 700
Receptionists and Information Clerks 23,420 680
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,480 670
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,670 660
Cooks, Restaurant 21,940 620
Food Preparation Workers 18,130 600
Team Assemblers 24,010 600
Personal Care Aides 19,760 550
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,170 520
Billing and Posting Clerks 31,930 510
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,550 450
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,060 440
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,230 440
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,240 410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,430 400
Home Health Aides 21,510 370

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,000 59,250
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 28,690 11,230
Sales and Related Occupations 26,520 6,610
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 73,040 5,260
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 41,100 4,520
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,270 4,060
Management Occupations 74,940 3,050
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,310 2,770
Production Occupations 33,620 2,760
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,300 2,140
Registered Nurses 52,960 1,770
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,780 1,610
Office Clerks, General 30,340 1,300
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,210 1,250
General and Operations Managers 74,140 1,200
Protective Service Occupations 31,570 1,160
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 41,850 820
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 34,090 780
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,290 760
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,480 750
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,480 670
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,670 660
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,170 520
Billing and Posting Clerks 31,930 510
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,550 450
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,060 440
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,230 440
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,240 410
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,430 400
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 42,020 360
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 54,150 320
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 37,380 320
Accountants and Auditors 55,780 310
Tellers 25,350 290
Pharmacy Technicians 28,020 290
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 47,190 280
Carpenters 31,340 270
Legal Occupations 80,760 260
Medical Assistants 27,940 250
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 34,740 250
Medical Secretaries 25,810 250
Bill and Account Collectors 27,420 240
Nurse Practitioners 109,560 210
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 41,310 210
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 29,500 210
Helpers--Production Workers 27,160 210
Human Resources Specialists 45,300 210
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 45,870 200
Construction Laborers 26,010 200
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 53,770 190

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