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Jackson Employment

Employment and Industries in the Jackson, Mississippi Area

Jackson, Mississippi is regarded as a major business force in the state of Mississippi. The city includes a variety of business and industries. Agriculture is also an important factor for the region's economy. Due to being the state capital, the city includes a large number of government jobs. Other vital economic sectors include distribution and trade, construction, healthcare, telecommunications and tourism.

Jackson, Mississippi includes numerous high paying industrial companies. The manufacturing sector includes over 500 manufacturing firms. Jobs are provided by companies producing items such as fabricated metals, electrical and electronic equipment, automobiles and related automotive components, apparel, food products, furniture, rubber and plastic products, wood products and aircraft parts.

The Nissan Motor Co., plant also contributes to the economy. Jackson also includes the headquarters of banks such as First American Bank, Consumer National Bank, Trustmark National Bank and First Commercial Bank.

The state of Mississippi offers industries custom designed pre-employment training, post-employment training and upgrade/retraining services. Also, Jackson's business operating expenses are among the lowest in the country.

The Jackson Mississippi area has numerous major employers including:

  • State of Mississippi - Government
  • University of Mississippi - Education
  • U.S. Government- Government
  • Jackson Public School District - Education
  • Nissan North America Inc. - Manufacturing automobiles
  • Baptist Health Systems - Healthcare
  • St. Dominic Health Services - Healthcare
  • Mississippi State Hospital - Healthcare
  • City of Jackson - Government
  • Rankin County School District - Education
  • Trustmark National Bank - Financial services
  • Saks, Inc - Department stores
  • SkyTel Communications, Inc - Wireless communications
  • Jackson State University - Education
  • River Oaks Health Systems - Healthcare
  • Bell South - Local exchange service, Internet access
  • Central Mississippi Medical Center - Healthcare
  • Kroger Grocery stores
  • Delphi Automotive Systems - Manufacturing automotive electrical systems and components
  • Blue Cross, Blue Shield - Insurance

The top nonagricultural job providing sectors in Jackson, Mississippi are:

  • Government
  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Education and health services
  • Professional and business services
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial activities

Interesting details about Jackson Mississippi: The estimated household income in the city in 2007 was $33,000. Regarding the adult population, 27% have a bachelor's degree or higher. The cost of living index in Jackson in 2008 was at 82.5

Local businesses are invited to work with useful associations including:

The newspaper the Clarion-Ledger keeps readers current regarding local business and industry news.

Jobs in Jackson

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations262680$42,770$20.56100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations40590$33,640$16.1714.35
3Sales and Related Occupations27790$34,030$16.369.9
4Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations22120$66,280$31.875.8
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations21630$21,700$10.438.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations18490$34,250$16.476.55
7Production Occupations17320$34,190$16.445.7
8Management Occupations16680$85,730$41.216.15
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations16170$51,290$24.666.05
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations11450$44,000$21.153.8
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations10890$62,000$29.815.25
12Retail Salespersons9440$26,570$12.772.85
13Registered Nurses8810$62,330$29.971.95
14Protective Service Occupations8770$34,320$16.52.2
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations8700$22,890$113.65
16Personal Care and Service Occupations8390$23,100$11.114.3
17Healthcare Support Occupations7800$25,890$12.453
18General and Operations Managers7590$86,760$41.711.5
19Cashiers7430$19,130$9.22.2
20Construction and Extraction Occupations7080$38,490$18.54.45
21Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers5570$32,780$15.760
22Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers5470$43,520$20.921.2
23Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive5250$33,510$16.111.5
24Customer Service Representatives5080$32,060$15.411.75
25Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand4880$27,320$13.141.7
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners4450$21,490$10.331.55
27Computer and Mathematical Occupations4350$70,540$33.912.9
28Office Clerks, General4130$27,820$13.381.9
29Cooks, Fast Food4100$18,280$8.790.3
30Stock Clerks and Order Fillers4050$24,410$11.741.3
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations3650$72,180$34.71.7
32Waiters and Waitresses3640$22,310$10.731.7
33Community and Social Service Occupations3450$39,370$18.931.65
34Security Guards3400$27,580$13.260.7
35Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks3380$37,830$18.191.05
36Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3210$20,700$9.952.3
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2870$37,000$17.791
38First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers2810$51,040$24.540.95
39Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations2750$47,000$22.591.8
40Nursing Assistants2550$23,590$11.341
41Legal Occupations2470$84,150$40.460.8
42Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2410$33,610$16.160.9
43Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2250$19,780$9.510.9
44Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products2250$60,540$29.10.9
45Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses2230$38,280$18.40.5
46Childcare Workers2220$19,090$9.180.8
47Food Preparation Workers2110$19,350$9.30.6
48Accountants and Auditors2060$56,710$27.270.9
49Cooks, Restaurant1990$22,650$10.890.8
50First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1880$33,660$16.180.6
51Receptionists and Information Clerks1880$27,420$13.180.7
52Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1860$58,150$27.960.8
53Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1720$35,920$17.270.4
54Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1710$33,850$16.270.6
55Psychiatric Aides1690$19,200$9.230
56Construction Laborers1620$29,200$14.040.8
57Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1610$29,950$14.40.35
58Sales Representatives, Services, All Other1610$47,280$22.730.6
59Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1480$40,530$19.490.5
60Correctional Officers and Jailers1370$37,080$17.830.25
61Lawyers1350$109,790$52.780.5
62Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers1290$22,770$10.950.1
63Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants1280$38,580$18.550.35
64Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1280$25,530$12.270.8
65Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks1260$33,980$16.340.4
66Administrative Services Managers1230$80,330$38.620.2
67Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria1200$19,480$9.360.3
68Financial Managers1130$111,320$53.520.4
69First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1110$61,890$29.760.3
70First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1110$54,760$26.330.4
71Home Health Aides1100$23,550$11.320.7
72Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1010$21,020$10.110.3
73Business Operations Specialists, All Other1010$66,760$32.10.7
74First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1010$58,290$28.020.4
75Billing and Posting Clerks1000$33,790$16.240.3
76Electricians960$43,750$21.030.4
77Insurance Sales Agents960$72,600$34.910.3
78Food Servers, Nonrestaurant940$19,300$9.280.2
79Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers900$57,220$27.510.1
80Computer Systems Analysts890$63,020$30.30.4
81Paralegals and Legal Assistants880$49,160$23.630.2
82Public Relations Specialists880$54,960$26.420.2
83Driver/Sales Workers870$27,480$13.210.3
84Tellers850$28,300$13.610.3
85Human Resources Specialists800$51,460$24.740.35
86First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors790$50,810$24.430
87Medical and Health Services Managers790$97,460$46.850.25
88Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators770$58,320$28.040.2
89Compliance Officers770$59,100$28.410.2
90Computer User Support Specialists760$47,660$22.920.4
91Medical Assistants750$34,780$16.720.45
92Pharmacy Technicians750$30,130$14.490.3
93Nurse Practitioners740$104,880$50.420.1
94Counter and Rental Clerks700$24,690$11.870.3
95Helpers--Production Workers690$29,510$14.190.3
96Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists680$42,800$20.580.2
97Industrial Machinery Mechanics670$55,940$26.890.2
98Pharmacists670$122,530$58.910.2
99Child, Family, and School Social Workers660$34,140$16.420.2
100Firefighters650$28,360$13.630.2
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Jobs More Common Near Jackson Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,770262,680
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,64040,590
Sales and Related Occupations$34,03027,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$66,28022,120
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,70021,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,25018,490
Production Occupations$34,19017,320
Management Occupations$85,73016,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,29016,170
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,00011,450
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,00010,890
Retail Salespersons$26,5709,440
Registered Nurses$62,3308,810
Protective Service Occupations$34,3208,770
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$22,8908,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,1008,390
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,8907,800
General and Operations Managers$86,7607,590
Cashiers$19,1307,430
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,4907,080
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,7805,570
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,5205,470
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,5105,250
Customer Service Representatives$32,0605,080
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,3204,880
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,4904,450
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,5404,350
Office Clerks, General$27,8204,130
Cooks, Fast Food$18,2804,100
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,4104,050
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,1803,650
Waiters and Waitresses$22,3103,640
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,3703,450
Security Guards$27,5803,400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,8303,380
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$20,7003,210
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,0002,870
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,0402,810
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,0002,750
Nursing Assistants$23,5902,550
Legal Occupations$84,1502,470
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,6102,410
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,7802,250
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$60,5402,250
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,2802,230
Childcare Workers$19,0902,220
Food Preparation Workers$19,3502,110
Accountants and Auditors$56,7102,060
Cooks, Restaurant$22,6501,990
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,6601,880

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$42,770262,680
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,64040,590
Sales and Related Occupations$34,03027,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$66,28022,120
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,25018,490
Production Occupations$34,19017,320
Management Occupations$85,73016,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,29016,170
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,00011,450
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,00010,890
Retail Salespersons$26,5709,440
Registered Nurses$62,3308,810
Protective Service Occupations$34,3208,770
Healthcare Support Occupations$25,8907,800
General and Operations Managers$86,7607,590
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,4907,080
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,7805,570
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,5205,470
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,5105,250
Customer Service Representatives$32,0605,080
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,3204,880
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$70,5404,350
Office Clerks, General$27,8204,130
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$72,1803,650
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,3703,450
Security Guards$27,5803,400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,8303,380
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,0002,870
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$51,0402,810
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$47,0002,750
Legal Occupations$84,1502,470
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,6102,410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$60,5402,250
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$38,2802,230
Accountants and Auditors$56,7102,060
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$33,6601,880
Receptionists and Information Clerks$27,4201,880
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$58,1501,860
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$35,9201,720
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,8501,710
Construction Laborers$29,2001,620
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$29,9501,610
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$47,2801,610
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$40,5301,480
Correctional Officers and Jailers$37,0801,370
Lawyers$109,7901,350
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$38,5801,280
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,5301,280
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$33,9801,260
Administrative Services Managers$80,3301,230

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