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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations65040$39,350$18.92100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9630$33,150$15.9414.35
3Production Occupations7410$33,710$16.215.7
4Sales and Related Occupations6300$30,080$14.469.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5870$62,780$30.185.8
6Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5270$20,850$10.028.55
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4600$30,050$14.456.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations3650$41,780$20.086.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3510$44,900$21.593.8
10Management Occupations3030$82,830$39.826.15
11Personal Care and Service Occupations2500$20,880$10.044.3
12Cashiers2340$18,950$9.112.2
13Healthcare Support Occupations2060$27,760$13.353
14Registered Nurses2030$57,650$27.721.95
15Architecture and Engineering Occupations2020$56,380$27.11.7
16Construction and Extraction Occupations1960$38,860$18.684.45
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations1880$58,000$27.895.25
18Retail Salespersons1720$23,300$11.22.85
19Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1720$27,420$13.180
20Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1380$24,960$121.7
21Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1380$30,820$14.821.5
22Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1360$24,410$11.743.65
23Protective Service Occupations1340$38,340$18.432.2
24Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1310$18,960$9.112.3
25Customer Service Representatives1220$28,820$13.851.75
26Community and Social Service Occupations1150$37,390$17.981.65
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1050$25,670$12.341.3
28Office Clerks, General1020$31,870$15.321.9
29Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1010$37,490$18.021.2
30Nursing Assistants990$23,350$11.221
31Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses910$34,830$16.750.5
32Cooks, Fast Food880$18,110$8.710.3
33Personal Care Aides870$19,320$9.291.5
34Maintenance and Repair Workers, General750$40,150$19.30.9
35First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers750$46,920$22.560.95
36First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers740$36,810$17.71
37General and Operations Managers740$87,140$41.891.5
38Residential Advisors720$18,590$8.940.1
39Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers660$27,230$13.090.6
40Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners550$23,060$11.091.55
41Machinists550$43,240$20.790.25
42Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks500$38,630$18.571.05
43Waiters and Waitresses500$25,340$12.181.7
44Receptionists and Information Clerks490$24,570$11.810.7
45Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics450$36,070$17.340.5
46Construction Laborers440$30,100$14.470.8
47First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers440$49,580$23.840.4
48Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations440$43,700$21.011.8
49Cooks, Restaurant430$22,500$10.820.8
50Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products430$66,390$31.920.9
51Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers430$37,130$17.850.3
52Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria410$23,400$11.250.3
53Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners410$20,170$9.70.9
54Computer and Mathematical Occupations400$59,760$28.732.9
55Human Resources Specialists390$59,040$28.390.35
56Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop380$18,220$8.760.3
57First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers360$28,850$13.870.6
58Medical Assistants350$27,890$13.410.45
59Billing and Posting Clerks340$31,520$15.150.3
60Food Servers, Nonrestaurant330$19,010$9.140.2
61Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers320$44,340$21.320.4
62Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks310$32,560$15.650.4
63Medical and Health Services Managers310$84,630$40.690.25
64Sales Representatives, Services, All Other290$42,900$20.630.6
65Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations290$66,900$32.160.8
66Electricians280$44,480$21.380.4
67Driver/Sales Workers260$26,240$12.620.3
68Tellers250$23,950$11.510.3
69Legal Occupations250$95,390$45.860.8
70Bus Drivers, School or Special Client240$26,140$12.570.3
71Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders240$35,460$17.050.2
72Accountants and Auditors240$57,660$27.720.9
73Healthcare Social Workers240$47,120$22.650.1
74Childcare Workers230$19,090$9.180.8
75First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers220$66,820$32.130.3
76Food Service Managers220$39,700$19.090.2
77Medical Records and Health Information Technicians210$35,830$17.230.1
78First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers210$54,910$26.40.4
79Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers200$26,940$12.950.8
80Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers200$36,600$17.60.2
81Mechanical Engineers200$70,760$34.020.2
82Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators200$30,480$14.650.35
83Financial Managers190$85,140$40.930.4
84Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists190$44,700$21.490.2
85Business Operations Specialists, All Other190$63,350$30.460.7
86Industrial Engineers190$79,380$38.160.2
87Radiologic Technologists190$45,000$21.640.1
88Pharmacists190$118,370$56.910.2
89Industrial Machinery Mechanics190$45,210$21.740.2
90Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators190$40,580$19.510.2
91Pharmacy Technicians180$30,470$14.650.3
92Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic180$24,850$11.950.1
93Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders180$34,560$16.620
94Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders180$32,420$15.590.1
95Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan180$27,280$13.120.1
96Counter and Rental Clerks180$26,270$12.630.3
97Child, Family, and School Social Workers180$38,310$18.420.2
98First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors170$47,580$22.870
99Managers, All Other170$68,280$32.830.6
100Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products160$62,770$30.180.2
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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$39,35065,040
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,1509,630
Production Occupations$33,7107,410
Sales and Related Occupations$30,0806,300
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$62,7805,870
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,8505,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,0504,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$41,7803,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,9003,510
Management Occupations$82,8303,030
Personal Care and Service Occupations$20,8802,500
Cashiers$18,9502,340
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,7602,060
Registered Nurses$57,6502,030
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$56,3802,020
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,8601,960
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,0001,880
Retail Salespersons$23,3001,720
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$27,4201,720
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$24,9601,380
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,8201,380
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,4101,360
Protective Service Occupations$38,3401,340
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,9601,310
Customer Service Representatives$28,8201,220
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,3901,150
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,6701,050
Office Clerks, General$31,8701,020
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,4901,010
Nursing Assistants$23,350990
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$34,830910
Cooks, Fast Food$18,110880
Personal Care Aides$19,320870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,150750
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,920750
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,810740
General and Operations Managers$87,140740
Residential Advisors$18,590720
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$27,230660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,060550
Machinists$43,240550
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,630500
Waiters and Waitresses$25,340500
Receptionists and Information Clerks$24,570490
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,070450
Construction Laborers$30,100440
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$49,580440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$43,700440
Cooks, Restaurant$22,500430
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$66,390430

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,35065,040
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,1509,630
Production Occupations$33,7107,410
Sales and Related Occupations$30,0806,300
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$62,7805,870
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,0504,600
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$41,7803,650
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,9003,510
Management Occupations$82,8303,030
Healthcare Support Occupations$27,7602,060
Registered Nurses$57,6502,030
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$56,3802,020
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,8601,960
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,0001,880
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$27,4201,720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,8201,380
Protective Service Occupations$38,3401,340
Customer Service Representatives$28,8201,220
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,3901,150
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,6701,050
Office Clerks, General$31,8701,020
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$37,4901,010
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$34,830910
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,150750
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,920750
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$36,810740
General and Operations Managers$87,140740
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$27,230660
Machinists$43,240550
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,630500
Waiters and Waitresses$25,340500
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,070450
Construction Laborers$30,100440
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$49,580440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$43,700440
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$66,390430
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$37,130430
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$59,760400
Human Resources Specialists$59,040390
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$28,850360
Medical Assistants$27,890350
Billing and Posting Clerks$31,520340
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$44,340320
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,560310
Medical and Health Services Managers$84,630310
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$42,900290
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$66,900290
Electricians$44,480280
Driver/Sales Workers$26,240260
Legal Occupations$95,390250

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