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Jackson Employment

Employment and Industries in the Jackson, Tennessee Area

West Tennessee Healthcare is the largest employer in Jackson, Tennessee. The important industries in Jackson are agriculture, flooring, food processing, power tools, air compressors and appliances. Healthcare and education also have important economic roles.

In Jackson, the leading employment providing segments are healthcare, educational services, construction, accommodation and food services, metal and metal products and machinery. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (24% of the labor force). Production, transportation and material moving occupations (19% of the jobs).

Details about Jackson, Tennessee: Cost of living index in 2008: 82.9 (national average: 100). Average salary in 2009: $28,000. Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 23%.

Top manufacturers in Jackson, Tennessee:

  • Procter and Gamble
  • Black and Decker (DeVilbiss Air Power)
  • Delta Faucet Company
  • Pinnacle Foods
  • Black and Decker - North (Porter Cable)
  • Persues Distribution
  • TBDN Tennessee Company
  • Armstrong Hardwood Flooring Company
  • Gerdau Amristeel

The primary non-manufacturing employers in Jackson, Tennessee:

  • West Tennessee Healthcare
  • Jackson-Madison County School System
  • City of Jackson
  • Union University
  • Madison County
  • Regional Hospital
  • Walmart
  • Madison-Haywood Developmental Center
  • Jackson Energy Authority
  • Lane College

Some of the most popular jobs filled by those with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, medical and clinical laboratory technicians, medical and health services managers, child, family and school social workers; financial managers and pharmacists.

Jackson businesses can work with helpful organizations such as:

News regarding the business endeavors of local companies is available at jacksonsun.com.

Jobs in Jackson

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 63770 $38340 $18.43 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9600 $32310 $15.53 14.8
3 Production Occupations 7900 $31840 $15.31 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 6100 $30310 $14.57 10.15
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5970 $58300 $28.03 5.75
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5230 $20100 $9.66 8.3
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4980 $30030 $14.44 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3440 $52510 $25.24 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3110 $43710 $21.02 3.8
10 Management Occupations 3020 $81120 $39 6.05
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 2400 $24380 $11.72 3.05
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2170 $20990 $10.09 4.1
13 Registered Nurses 2150 $54650 $26.28 1.9
14 Retail Salespersons 2040 $25530 $12.28 3.1
15 Cashiers 2030 $18890 $9.08 2.25
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1950 $36730 $17.66 4.4
17 Team Assemblers 1830 $27800 $13.36 0.75
18 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1650 $51360 $24.69 1.65
19 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1640 $24400 $11.73 1.6
20 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1510 $55670 $26.76 5.05
21 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1480 $29130 $14 1.6
22 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1410 $23370 $11.23 3.7
23 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1380 $17920 $8.62 2.15
24 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1120 $37280 $17.93 1.2
25 Nursing Assistants 1090 $21520 $10.35 1.05
26 Customer Service Representatives 1050 $29390 $14.13 1.75
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 1050 $36370 $17.49 1.65
28 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 980 $33650 $16.18 0.5
29 Protective Service Occupations 970 $41520 $19.96 2.25
30 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 950 $24930 $11.99 1.2
31 Office Clerks, General 940 $30960 $14.89 2
32 Waiters and Waitresses 820 $19690 $9.47 1.6
33 General and Operations Managers 800 $94030 $45.2 1.4
34 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 770 $40750 $19.59 0.9
35 Cooks, Restaurant 670 $23050 $11.08 0.75
36 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 660 $46670 $22.44 1
37 Residential Advisors 660 $17870 $8.59 0.1
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 650 $41540 $19.97 1
39 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 620 $35770 $17.2 1.1
40 Cooks, Fast Food 600 $17750 $8.53 0.3
41 Personal Care Aides 590 $18910 $9.09 1.3
42 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 560 $23180 $11.14 1.6
43 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 500 $29170 $14.02 0.6
44 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 460 $19110 $9.19 1
45 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 460 $33930 $16.31 0.4
46 Medical Assistants 450 $26730 $12.85 0.45
47 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 440 $58060 $27.91 2.8
48 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 410 $44950 $21.61 0.4
49 Construction Laborers 390 $29760 $14.31 0.8
50 Production Workers, All Other 370 $30110 $14.48 0.2
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 350 $58640 $28.19 1
52 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 350 $35380 $17.01 0.5
53 Receptionists and Information Clerks 340 $24970 $12 0.7
54 Home Health Aides 340 $18400 $8.85 0.7
55 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $27040 $13 0.1
56 Billing and Posting Clerks 320 $30820 $14.82 0.35
57 Medical and Health Services Managers 310 $80440 $38.67 0.2
58 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 300 $45630 $21.94 0.45
59 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $36560 $17.58 0.3
60 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 290 $36480 $17.54 1.7
61 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 280 $30130 $14.48 0.6
62 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 280 $32550 $15.65 0.1
63 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 280 $27620 $13.28 0.3
64 Childcare Workers 270 $19550 $9.4 0.8
65 Legal Occupations 270 $95230 $45.78 0.8
66 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 260 $18310 $8.8 0.2
67 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 250 $55990 $26.92 0.9
68 Rehabilitation Counselors 240 $19500 $9.37 0.1
69 Tellers 240 $23220 $11.16 0.3
70 Driver/Sales Workers 240 $34690 $16.68 0.3
71 Food Service Managers 230 $35450 $17.04 0.2
72 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 230 $27620 $13.28 0.35
73 Accountants and Auditors 220 $58260 $28.01 0.9
74 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 220 $37470 $18.02 0.6
75 Packers and Packagers, Hand 220 $21080 $10.14 0.45
76 Healthcare Social Workers 210 $48230 $23.19 0.1
77 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 210 $26880 $12.92 0.8
78 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 200 $18400 $8.84 0.3
79 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 200 $58570 $28.16 0.7
80 Electricians 200 $43000 $20.67 0.4
81 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $66310 $31.88 0.3
82 Human Resources Specialists 190 $45500 $21.87 0.3
83 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 190 $30720 $14.77 0.1
84 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $35840 $17.23 0.2
85 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 190 $37910 $18.22 0.3
86 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 190 $33100 $15.91 0.1
87 Industrial Engineers 190 $79020 $37.99 0.2
88 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 190 $36360 $17.48 0.5
89 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $28670 $13.78 0.25
90 Radiologic Technologists 180 $46030 $22.13 0.1
91 Pharmacists 180 $119070 $57.24 0.2
92 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 180 $23230 $11.17 0.3
93 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $27580 $13.26 0.3
94 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $36440 $17.52 0.2
95 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 180 $53120 $25.54 0.4
96 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $46480 $22.35 0.2
97 Food Preparation Workers 170 $18830 $9.05 0.6
98 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $42380 $20.37 0.2
99 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $18820 $9.05 0.2
100 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 160 $60820 $29.24 0.2
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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 38,340 63,770
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,310 9,600
Production Occupations 31,840 7,900
Sales and Related Occupations 30,310 6,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 58,300 5,970
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,100 5,230
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,030 4,980
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 52,510 3,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,710 3,110
Management Occupations 81,120 3,020
Healthcare Support Occupations 24,380 2,400
Personal Care and Service Occupations 20,990 2,170
Registered Nurses 54,650 2,150
Retail Salespersons 25,530 2,040
Cashiers 18,890 2,030
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,730 1,950
Team Assemblers 27,800 1,830
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 51,360 1,650
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,400 1,640
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 55,670 1,510
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,130 1,480
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,370 1,410
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,920 1,380
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,280 1,120
Nursing Assistants 21,520 1,090
Customer Service Representatives 29,390 1,050
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,370 1,050
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 33,650 980
Protective Service Occupations 41,520 970
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,930 950
Office Clerks, General 30,960 940
Waiters and Waitresses 19,690 820
General and Operations Managers 94,030 800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,750 770
Cooks, Restaurant 23,050 670
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,670 660
Residential Advisors 17,870 660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,540 650
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,770 620
Cooks, Fast Food 17,750 600
Personal Care Aides 18,910 590
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,180 560
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,170 500
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,110 460
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,930 460
Medical Assistants 26,730 450
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 58,060 440
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 44,950 410
Construction Laborers 29,760 390
Production Workers, All Other 30,110 370

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,340 63,770
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,310 9,600
Production Occupations 31,840 7,900
Sales and Related Occupations 30,310 6,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 58,300 5,970
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,030 4,980
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 52,510 3,440
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,710 3,110
Management Occupations 81,120 3,020
Registered Nurses 54,650 2,150
Retail Salespersons 25,530 2,040
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,730 1,950
Team Assemblers 27,800 1,830
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 51,360 1,650
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 55,670 1,510
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,130 1,480
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,280 1,120
Customer Service Representatives 29,390 1,050
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,370 1,050
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 33,650 980
Protective Service Occupations 41,520 970
Office Clerks, General 30,960 940
General and Operations Managers 94,030 800
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,750 770
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,670 660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,540 650
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,770 620
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,170 500
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,930 460
Medical Assistants 26,730 450
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 58,060 440
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 44,950 410
Construction Laborers 29,760 390
Production Workers, All Other 30,110 370
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 58,640 350
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,380 350
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 27,040 330
Billing and Posting Clerks 30,820 320
Medical and Health Services Managers 80,440 310
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 45,630 300
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 36,560 290
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 36,480 290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 30,130 280
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 32,550 280
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 27,620 280
Legal Occupations 95,230 270
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 55,990 250
Driver/Sales Workers 34,690 240
Food Service Managers 35,450 230
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 27,620 230

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