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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Mississippi

What professions have the highest employment in Mississippi? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Mississippi. We note that the total employment in Mississippi is 1,094,070. The most popular job is the retail salesperson profession, which employs 39,600 people (3.62 percent of the total employment in Mississippi). The second most common job is the cashier profession which employs 35,470 people (3.24 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Mississippi is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Mississippi

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
1,094,070
100.00% $28,630
2 Retail Salespersons
39,600
3.62% $19,890
3 Cashiers
35,470
3.24% $18,280
4 Registered Nurses
28,070
2.57% $54,940
5 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
24,600
2.25% $28,380
6 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
24,540
2.24% $21,650
7 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
22,250
2.03% $36,740
8 General and Operations Managers
19,570
1.79% $75,730
9 Waiters and Waitresses
18,660
1.71% $17,960
10 Team Assemblers
18,150
1.66% $29,990
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
17,270
1.58% $18,830
12 Office Clerks, General
16,500
1.51% $22,860
13 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
15,420
1.41% $20,120
14 Nursing Assistants
15,140
1.38% $20,370
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
14,740
1.35% $17,760
16 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
14,420
1.32% $39,880
17 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
13,270
1.21% $32,570
18 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
13,080
1.20% $28,620
19 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
12,790
1.17% $33,990
20 Fast Food Cooks
11,540
1.05% $17,660
21 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
10,770
0.98% $41,240
22 Food Preparation Workers
10,710
0.98% $17,950
23 Teacher Assistants
10,610
0.97% $18,180
24 Customer Service Representatives
10,470
0.96% $28,120
25 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
10,430
0.95% $41,240
26 Security Guards
10,160
0.93% $20,430
27 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
9,170
0.84% $35,750
28 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
9,080
0.83% $24,700
29 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
8,840
0.81% $23,350
30 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
8,390
0.77% $18,020
31 Restaurant Cooks
8,080
0.74% $20,620
32 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
7,640
0.70% $46,720
33 Correctional Officers and Jailers
7,620
0.70% $24,670
34 Construction Laborers
7,350
0.67% $24,950
35 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
7,140
0.65% $18,170
36 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
7,140
0.65% $32,450
37 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
6,900
0.63% $24,830
38 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
6,890
0.63% $47,550
39 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
6,720
0.61% $39,700
40 Home Health Aides
6,700
0.61% $21,360
41 Receptionists and Information Clerks
6,630
0.61% $23,640
42 Childcare Workers
6,420
0.59% $17,970
43 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
6,260
0.57% $41,120
44 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
6,200
0.57% $21,790
45 Electricians
6,100
0.56% $44,610
46 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
5,840
0.53% $27,130
47 Substitute Teachers
5,700
0.52% $17,660
48 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
5,610
0.51% $18,470
49 Helpers--Production Workers
5,580
0.51% $22,850
50 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
5,560
0.51% $31,430
51 Tellers
5,380
0.49% $24,040
52 Personal Care Aides
5,250
0.48% $17,600
53 Accountants and Auditors
5,170
0.47% $50,840
54 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
5,120
0.47% $17,820
55 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
4,860
0.44% $26,680
56 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
4,830
0.44% $49,900
57 Packers and Packagers
4,660
0.43% $19,600
58 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
4,460
0.41% $51,270
59 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
4,440
0.41% $28,700
60 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
4,330
0.40% $38,680
61 Upholsterers
4,040
0.37% $34,180
62 Gaming Dealers
3,900
0.36% $18,010
63 Psychiatric Aides
3,840
0.35% $17,510
64 Carpenters
3,830
0.35% $33,220
65 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
3,820
0.35% $39,020
66 Sewing Machine Operators
3,670
0.34% $24,670
67 Billing and Posting Clerks
3,520
0.32% $28,880
68 Other Sales Representatives
3,340
0.31% $37,250
69 Pharmacy Technicians
3,300
0.30% $26,860
70 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
3,280
0.30% $50,030
71 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
3,130
0.29% $36,400
72 Financial Managers
3,070
0.28% $77,230
73 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
3,030
0.28% $17,870
74 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
3,000
0.27% $24,030
75 Postal Service Mail Carriers
2,960
0.27% $53,530
76 Administrative Services Managers
2,940
0.27% $57,310
77 Lawyers
2,900
0.27% $85,570
78 Driver/Sales Workers
2,840
0.26% $23,910
79 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
2,790
0.26% $18,500
80 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
2,720
0.25% $18,040
81 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
2,720
0.25% $32,060
82 Pharmacists
2,640
0.24% $121,210
83 Dishwashers
2,620
0.24% $17,900
84 Firefighters
2,620
0.24% $29,680
85 Counter and Rental Clerks
2,610
0.24% $21,970
86 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2,610
0.24% $28,090
87 Loan Officers
2,590
0.24% $47,000
88 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
2,580
0.24% $23,400
89 Insurance Sales Agents
2,430
0.22% $37,940
90 Medical and Health Services Managers
2,430
0.22% $76,210
91 Bartenders
2,410
0.22% $18,100
92 Highway Maintenance Workers
2,360
0.22% $26,370
93 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
2,360
0.22% $72,060
94 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
2,250
0.21% $45,430
95 Dental Assistants
2,250
0.21% $29,270
96 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
2,240
0.20% $58,920
97 Parts Salespersons
2,240
0.20% $27,690
98 Bill and Account Collectors
2,230
0.20% $27,850
99 Human Resources Specialists
2,230
0.20% $40,970
100 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
2,190
0.20% $30,090
101 Computer User Support Specialists
2,180
0.20% $39,450
102 Medical Assistants
2,160
0.20% $26,060
103 Nurse Practitioners
2,150
0.20% $94,990
104 Short Order Cooks
2,130
0.19% $18,790
105 Machinists
2,090
0.19% $40,540
106 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
2,080
0.19% $30,150
107 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
2,060
0.19% $33,660
108 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
2,030
0.19% $46,130
109 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
2,030
0.19% $20,820
110 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
1,970
0.18% $34,130
111 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
1,960
0.18% $24,900
112 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
1,950
0.18% $18,180
113 Sheet Metal Workers
1,900
0.17% $34,890
114 Healthcare Social Workers
1,900
0.17% $41,310
115 Radiologic Technologists
1,880
0.17% $45,900
116 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
1,860
0.17% $25,990
117 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
1,850
0.17% $63,640
118 Logging Equipment Operators
1,850
0.17% $31,720
119 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
1,840
0.17% $54,530
120 Compliance Officers
1,820
0.17% $46,370
121 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
1,810
0.17% $33,680
122 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
1,810
0.17% $47,070
123 Sales Managers
1,800
0.16% $74,160
124 Other Physicians and Surgeons
1,760
0.16% n/a
125 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
1,740
0.16% $29,870
126 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
1,700
0.16% $21,720
127 Construction Managers
1,700
0.16% $65,680
128 Civil Engineers
1,690
0.15% $74,680
129 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
1,680
0.15% $23,910
130 Medical Secretaries
1,680
0.15% $28,450
131 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
1,670
0.15% $43,990
132 Industrial Production Managers
1,670
0.15% $83,610
133 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
1,640
0.15% $49,010
134 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
1,630
0.15% $33,370
135 Industrial Engineers
1,630
0.15% $76,650
136 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
1,620
0.15% $28,120
137 Recreation Workers
1,600
0.15% $21,860
138 Respiratory Therapists
1,590
0.15% $47,130
139 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
1,550
0.14% $23,710
140 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
1,540
0.14% $38,470
141 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
1,540
0.14% $42,830
142 Physical Therapists
1,530
0.14% $86,820
143 Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,510
0.14% $22,520
144 Computer Systems Analysts
1,510
0.14% $60,600
145 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
1,490
0.14% $41,030
146 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
1,480
0.14% $52,110
147 Librarians
1,480
0.14% $44,810
148 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
1,470
0.13% $36,560
149 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
1,470
0.13% $45,050
150 Management Analysts
1,440
0.13% $62,050
151 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
1,420
0.13% $23,790
152 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
1,420
0.13% $27,980
153 Unknown
1,390
0.13% $49,030
154 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
1,390
0.13% n/a
155 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
1,380
0.13% $34,860
156 Speech-Language Pathologists
1,350
0.12% $55,200
157 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
1,340
0.12% $35,160
158 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
1,340
0.12% $41,190
159 Data Entry Keyers
1,330
0.12% $25,480
160 Property, Real Estate Managers
1,320
0.12% $37,750
161 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
1,300
0.12% $32,010
162 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
1,290
0.12% $28,640
163 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service
1,290
0.12% $22,830
164 Library Technicians
1,280
0.12% $19,980
165 Electricians Helpers
1,270
0.12% $24,940
166 Butchers and Meat Cutters
1,260
0.12% $26,110
167 Postsecondary Education Administrators
1,260
0.12% $79,090
168 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
1,250
0.11% $54,290
169 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
1,240
0.11% $40,080
170 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
1,230
0.11% $24,390
171 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks
1,220
0.11% $26,610
172 Surgical Technologists
1,220
0.11% $35,140
173 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
1,210
0.11% $48,020
174 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
1,210
0.11% $38,700
175 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
1,210
0.11% $64,850
176 Tire Repairers and Changers
1,190
0.11% $24,540
177 Telemarketers
1,180
0.11% $21,270
178 Public Relations Specialists
1,160
0.11% $36,540
179 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
1,150
0.11% $35,580
180 Coaches and Scouts
1,150
0.11% $41,260
181 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
1,140
0.10% $24,090
182 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
1,080
0.10% $22,950
183 Food Service Managers
1,070
0.10% $45,750
184 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,060
0.10% $29,960
185 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
1,060
0.10% $45,190
186 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
1,060
0.10% $65,590
187 Computer and Information Systems Managers
1,060
0.10% $80,240
188 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
1,050
0.10% $43,130
189 File Clerks
1,050
0.10% $23,460
190 Training and Development Specialists
1,050
0.10% $49,680
191 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
1,040
0.10% $35,920
192 Legislators
1,030
0.09% $19,000
193 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
1,020
0.09% $19,490
194 Civil Engineering Technicians
1,020
0.09% $34,170
195 Real Estate Sales Agents
1,000
0.09% $27,890
196 Architectural and Engineering Managers
1,000
0.09% $108,900
197 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
990
0.09% $24,030
198 Dental Hygienists
990
0.09% $54,300
199 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
970
0.09% $19,860
200 Gaming Supervisors
960
0.09% $47,430

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