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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 262530 $41820 $20.1 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 40200 $33370 $16.05 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 27140 $35420 $17.03 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 22470 $21020 $10.11 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 21690 $65510 $31.5 5.75
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 17920 $34450 $16.56 6.45
7 Production Occupations 16540 $33180 $15.95 5.85
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 16380 $49280 $23.69 6.15
9 Management Occupations 16030 $84580 $40.66 6.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11030 $42110 $20.25 3.8
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 11000 $61080 $29.36 5.05
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 10880 $22250 $10.7 4.1
13 Retail Salespersons 10050 $26370 $12.68 3.1
14 Protective Service Occupations 8920 $31600 $15.19 2.25
15 Registered Nurses 8510 $62690 $30.14 1.9
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 8360 $22250 $10.7 3.7
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 8040 $24570 $11.81 3.05
18 General and Operations Managers 7280 $88060 $42.34 1.4
19 Construction and Extraction Occupations 7090 $38490 $18.5 4.4
20 Cashiers 6990 $19520 $9.38 2.25
21 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5890 $32120 $15.44 1.6
22 Personal Care Aides 5790 $20990 $10.09 1.3
23 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 5590 $43120 $20.73 1.2
24 Team Assemblers 5340 $32100 $15.43 0.75
25 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4640 $27070 $13.01 1.6
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4360 $21350 $10.26 1.6
27 Customer Service Representatives 4240 $33650 $16.18 1.75
28 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4230 $19430 $9.34 2.15
29 Office Clerks, General 4210 $26790 $12.88 2
30 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 4080 $67510 $32.46 2.8
31 Waiters and Waitresses 3830 $21320 $10.25 1.6
32 Community and Social Service Occupations 3740 $39240 $18.86 1.65
33 Security Guards 3630 $24990 $12.02 0.7
34 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3510 $38300 $18.41 1.1
35 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3500 $69270 $33.3 1.65
36 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3400 $23760 $11.42 1.2
37 Cooks, Fast Food 3240 $17940 $8.62 0.3
38 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2850 $45510 $21.88 1.7
39 Nursing Assistants 2810 $22110 $10.63 1.05
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 2760 $49960 $24.02 1
41 Food Preparation Workers 2640 $18890 $9.08 0.6
42 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2560 $41860 $20.13 1
43 Legal Occupations 2490 $92160 $44.31 0.8
44 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2320 $62760 $30.17 1
45 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2220 $37730 $18.14 0.5
46 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2220 $31270 $15.03 0.9
47 Childcare Workers 2050 $19150 $9.21 0.8
48 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2040 $18750 $9.01 1
49 Accountants and Auditors 2040 $54100 $26.01 0.9
50 Cooks, Restaurant 1840 $21480 $10.33 0.75
51 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1730 $55570 $26.72 0.9
52 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1730 $34040 $16.37 0.6
53 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1710 $34420 $16.55 0.6
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1680 $37930 $18.24 0.5
55 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1670 $34130 $16.41 0.45
56 Psychiatric Aides 1660 $18800 $9.04 0.1
57 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1600 $27830 $13.38 0.7
58 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1480 $49310 $23.71 0.6
59 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1480 $30020 $14.43 0.35
60 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1450 $31970 $15.37 0.3
61 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1360 $40190 $19.32 0.5
62 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1360 $18850 $9.06 0.3
63 Lawyers 1260 $128600 $61.83 0.5
64 Construction Laborers 1260 $29010 $13.95 0.8
65 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1230 $24440 $11.75 0.8
66 Administrative Services Managers 1180 $75270 $36.19 0.2
67 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1170 $33190 $15.95 0.4
68 Home Health Aides 1170 $22770 $10.95 0.7
69 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 1140 $52260 $25.13 0.4
70 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1130 $59150 $28.44 0.3
71 Electricians 1060 $42030 $20.21 0.4
72 Financial Managers 1020 $108850 $52.33 0.4
73 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 1000 $52320 $25.16 0.2
74 Billing and Posting Clerks 990 $32550 $15.65 0.35
75 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 980 $54300 $26.11 0.4
76 Insurance Sales Agents 980 $76860 $36.95 0.3
77 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 950 $20470 $9.84 0.3
78 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 930 $63760 $30.65 0.7
79 Computer Systems Analysts 870 $62350 $29.98 0.4
80 Tellers 840 $28220 $13.57 0.3
81 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 810 $56720 $27.27 0.1
82 Computer User Support Specialists 800 $44370 $21.33 0.4
83 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 780 $59200 $28.46 0.2
84 Pharmacy Technicians 770 $30600 $14.71 0.25
85 Medical Secretaries 760 $32930 $15.83 0.4
86 Compliance Officers 760 $58600 $28.17 0.2
87 Pharmacists 740 $119610 $57.5 0.2
88 Management Analysts 740 $76190 $36.63 0.5
89 Human Resources Specialists 740 $52020 $25.01 0.3
90 Medical and Health Services Managers 730 $92520 $44.48 0.2
91 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 720 $18140 $8.72 0.2
92 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 650 $35630 $17.13 0.2
93 Nurse Practitioners 630 $97260 $46.76 0.1
94 Loan Officers 620 $80340 $38.63 0.2
95 Firefighters 620 $28050 $13.49 0.2
96 Dental Assistants 610 $35670 $17.15 0.2
97 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 590 $39060 $18.78 0.2
98 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 590 $19960 $9.6 0.25
99 Physical Therapists 590 $85420 $41.07 0.15
100 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 580 $57040 $27.43 0.35
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Jobs More Common Near Jackson Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,820 262,530
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,370 40,200
Sales and Related Occupations 35,420 27,140
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,020 22,470
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,510 21,690
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,450 17,920
Production Occupations 33,180 16,540
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,280 16,380
Management Occupations 84,580 16,030
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,110 11,030
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,080 11,000
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,250 10,880
Retail Salespersons 26,370 10,050
Protective Service Occupations 31,600 8,920
Registered Nurses 62,690 8,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,250 8,360
Healthcare Support Occupations 24,570 8,040
General and Operations Managers 88,060 7,280
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,490 7,090
Cashiers 19,520 6,990
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,120 5,890
Personal Care Aides 20,990 5,790
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,120 5,590
Team Assemblers 32,100 5,340
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,070 4,640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,350 4,360
Customer Service Representatives 33,650 4,240
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,430 4,230
Office Clerks, General 26,790 4,210
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 67,510 4,080
Waiters and Waitresses 21,320 3,830
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,240 3,740
Security Guards 24,990 3,630
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,300 3,510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,270 3,500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,760 3,400
Cooks, Fast Food 17,940 3,240
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,510 2,850
Nursing Assistants 22,110 2,810
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,960 2,760
Food Preparation Workers 18,890 2,640
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,860 2,560
Legal Occupations 92,160 2,490
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,760 2,320
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,730 2,220
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,270 2,220
Childcare Workers 19,150 2,050
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,750 2,040
Accountants and Auditors 54,100 2,040
Cooks, Restaurant 21,480 1,840

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,820 262,530
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,370 40,200
Sales and Related Occupations 35,420 27,140
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 65,510 21,690
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,450 17,920
Production Occupations 33,180 16,540
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,280 16,380
Management Occupations 84,580 16,030
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,110 11,030
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,080 11,000
Retail Salespersons 26,370 10,050
Protective Service Occupations 31,600 8,920
Registered Nurses 62,690 8,510
General and Operations Managers 88,060 7,280
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,490 7,090
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,120 5,890
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,120 5,590
Team Assemblers 32,100 5,340
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,070 4,640
Customer Service Representatives 33,650 4,240
Office Clerks, General 26,790 4,210
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 67,510 4,080
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,240 3,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,300 3,510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,270 3,500
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,510 2,850
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,960 2,760
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,860 2,560
Legal Occupations 92,160 2,490
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,760 2,320
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,730 2,220
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,270 2,220
Accountants and Auditors 54,100 2,040
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 55,570 1,730
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,040 1,730
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,420 1,710
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 37,930 1,680
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 34,130 1,670
Receptionists and Information Clerks 27,830 1,600
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 49,310 1,480
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 30,020 1,480
Correctional Officers and Jailers 31,970 1,450
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 40,190 1,360
Lawyers 128,600 1,260
Construction Laborers 29,010 1,260
Administrative Services Managers 75,270 1,180
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,190 1,170
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 52,260 1,140
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 59,150 1,130
Electricians 42,030 1,060

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