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RELATIVE POPULARITY

Top 100 Jobs Relatively More Common in Mississippi Than Elsewhere

Whether you're looking for a career to pursue, or just want to get a feel for occupations in the state, the table below should be helpful. And we haven't seen anything like it from anyone else.

This table tells us which jobs are more common in Mississippi, relative to the state population, compared to their popularity in every other US state. A Local Popularity Index of 1.0 matches the average across all US states; higher and lower numbers indicate the job is proportionally more or less popular here.

RankJobMean Local Salary .Local Jobs .Local Popularity Index
1Slot key persons$22,85080025.9
2Psychiatric aides$17,2902,64022.8
3Gaming managers$59,27012018.8
4Gaming cage workers$22,82053015.6
5Gaming surveillance officers and gaming investigators$32,00017015.0
6Gaming dealers$17,1102,78013.2
7Gaming supervisors$37,9306009.7
8Gaming change persons and booth cashiers$19,0205209.3
9Logging equipment operators$32,5901005.4
10Chemical plant and system operators$42,8804704.6
11Physical scientists$70,8602204.4
12Recreational therapists$31,1452604.2
13Geoscientists, except hydrologists and geographers$71,8403003.9
14Crane and tower operators$36,0434103.8
15Furnace, kiln, oven, drier, and kettle operators and tenders$35,1551303.8
16Skin care specialists$16,6601703.3
17Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors$29,8253702.9
18Cooks, fast food$13,3155,5302.9
19Electrical power-line installers and repairers$40,3865502.8
20First-line supervisors/managers of correctional officers$32,6901302.5
21Surveyors$32,6403902.4
22Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials$14,8765202.3
23Coin, vending, and amusement machine servicers and repairers$30,4052402.3
24Chief executives$110,6522,3702.2
25Correctional officers and jailers$21,4901,6302.2
26Education teachers, postsecondary$44,9752102.2
27Business teachers, postsecondary$47,5103602.2
28Structural iron and steel workers$28,5503802.2
29Food preparation workers$14,4776,3002.2
30Helpers--painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons$20,8401002.2
31Cooks, institution and cafeteria$16,6972,3502.1
32Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary$39,9701702.1
33Medical records and health information technicians$23,3201,0402.1
34Radio and television announcers$25,5501902.1
35Paving, surfacing, and tamping equipment operators$24,1302802.1
36Kindergarten teachers, except special education$35,1958202.1
37Highway maintenance workers$21,7405502.0
38Surgical technologists$30,4504702.0
39Food service managers$34,7251,2502.0
40Loan counselors$39,5851202.0
41Vocational education teachers, secondary school$41,4203701.9
42Mobile heavy equipment mechanics, except engines$34,4076501.9
43Food servers, nonrestaurant$13,9161,0801.8
44Social scientists and related workers$53,6251601.8
45Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood$24,2751501.8
46Residential advisors$22,5052201.8
47Team assemblers$23,6956,1801.8
48Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses$28,5323,8701.8
49Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program$33,0862401.8
50Respiratory therapists$38,6704801.8
51Property, real estate, and community association managers$31,3369101.8
52Tax preparers$25,8932201.7
53Baggage porters and bellhops$14,1202501.7
54Vocational education teachers, postsecondary$36,1604301.7
55Radiologic technologists and technicians$40,5579701.7
56Upholsterers$25,3501301.7
57First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers$26,6071,0301.7
58Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks$16,6361,0001.7
59Registered nurses$48,87212,6601.7
60Medical and clinical laboratory technologists$42,7328001.7
61Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers$21,5923701.7
62Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive$23,3179,2001.7
63Fire fighters$31,2939301.7
64Pest control workers$26,4233301.7
65Insurance sales agents$42,6101,5701.7
66Dietitians and nutritionists$40,1902401.6
67Bus drivers, school$16,0122,0401.6
68Coaches and scouts$49,0206801.6
69Excavating and loading machine and dragline operators$25,6752301.6
70Librarians$39,2027301.6
71Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer$31,6377,5501.6
72Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary$47,2252701.6
73First-line supervisors/managers, protective service workers$32,9562501.6
74Mathematical science teachers, postsecondary$48,7101501.6
75Electrical and electronics repairers, commercial and industrial equipment$38,3153101.6
76Helpers--electricians$21,7733901.6
77Insurance underwriters$42,1805001.6
78Physical therapist aides$19,8151801.6
79Court, municipal, and license clerks$23,6703301.5
80Driver/sales workers$22,9661,9101.5
81Computer science teachers, postsecondary$49,4201301.5
82Opticians, dispensing$34,0002901.5
83Cashiers$15,20016,3701.5
84Laundry and dry-cleaning workers$15,5371,0101.5
85Structural metal fabricators and fitters$28,1003601.5
86Education administrators, postsecondary$72,2754001.5
87Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters$21,8903001.5
88Security guards$20,5275,1501.5
89English language and literature teachers, postsecondary$45,7401901.5
90Lodging managers$34,6651101.4
91Surveying and mapping technicians$26,0652701.4
92First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers$31,3925,0601.4
93Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants$18,0756,0101.4
94Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors$35,9932701.4
95Physical therapists$66,0656901.4
96Pipelayers$24,1102101.4
97Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school$37,0527601.4
98Cooks, restaurant$17,4523,6001.4
99Training and development specialists$43,2429801.4
100Floral designers$17,0132501.4

ABSOLUTE POPULARITY

The Most Common Jobs in Mississippi

Unlike the table above, which shows where jobs in Mississippi are unusually common compared to other states, the table below lists jobs which are the most common in raw numbers in the state.

RankJob Local Jobs .Mean Local Salary .Local Popularity Index
1Retail salespersons17,510$22,2271.2
2Cashiers16,370$15,2001.5
3Registered nurses12,660$48,8721.7
4Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive9,200$23,3171.7
5Waiters and waitresses7,710$13,2121.0
6Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer7,550$31,6371.6
7Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand7,330$21,2801.0
8Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners7,070$17,0701.0
9Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks6,550$28,0271.1
10General and operations managers6,350$66,5621.2
11Food preparation workers6,300$14,4772.2
12Team assemblers6,180$23,6951.8
13Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants6,010$18,0751.4
14Office clerks, general5,900$20,2950.6
15First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers5,580$38,8821.2
16Cooks, fast food5,530$13,3152.9
17Stock clerks and order fillers5,450$20,0851.0
18Security guards5,150$20,5271.5
19Elementary school teachers, except special education5,070$39,1301.2
20First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers5,060$31,3921.4
21Maintenance and repair workers, general4,950$27,7621.2
22Customer service representatives4,830$23,0860.7
23Truck drivers, light or delivery services4,030$24,0751.3
24Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products3,970$42,8420.8
25Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses3,870$28,5321.8
26Maids and housekeeping cleaners3,780$14,5501.4
27Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food3,730$13,9500.5
28Teacher assistants3,650$15,0951.0
29Cooks, restaurant3,600$17,4521.4
30Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education3,530$40,3551.3
31Receptionists and information clerks3,330$18,4700.9
32Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks3,220$22,9721.3
33First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers3,210$22,2221.3
34Executive secretaries and administrative assistants2,910$30,1070.6
35Gaming dealers2,780$17,11013.2
36Construction laborers2,650$20,2870.9
37Psychiatric aides2,640$17,29022.8
38Carpenters2,580$28,6450.9
39Automotive service technicians and mechanics2,480$28,2671.2
40Accountants and auditors2,470$50,8900.7
41Landscaping and groundskeeping workers2,400$17,8570.8
42Chief executives2,370$110,6522.2
43Cooks, institution and cafeteria2,350$16,6972.1
44Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education2,320$39,8051.3
45Child care workers2,250$14,6601.3
46Police and sheriff's patrol officers2,210$29,0951.4
47First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers2,110$47,6501.0
48Bus drivers, school2,040$16,0121.6
49Industrial truck and tractor operators2,020$26,0671.1
50Driver/sales workers1,910$22,9661.5
51Billing and posting clerks and machine operators1,910$24,1271.1
52Electricians1,860$34,8360.9
53Dishwashers1,850$14,0101.2
54First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers1,850$42,6721.0
55First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers1,760$46,0071.2
56Bill and account collectors1,700$23,2571.2
57Lawyers1,650$87,7800.9
58Correctional officers and jailers1,630$21,4902.2
59Packers and packagers, hand1,600$14,5350.6
60Insurance sales agents1,570$42,6101.7
61Tellers1,570$20,3700.9
62Business operations specialists1,460$54,4100.5
63Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters1,430$29,3301.0
64Financial managers1,330$62,1820.8
65Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators1,310$25,8961.2
66Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop1,290$14,3331.2
67Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop1,290$13,9530.8
68Food service managers1,250$34,7252.0
69Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers1,250$13,7270.9
70Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers1,200$37,7420.8
71Computer support specialists1,190$35,0570.7
72Bartenders1,170$15,0450.8
73Postal service mail carriers1,140$42,9521.0
74Counter and rental clerks1,100$20,5960.7
75Food servers, nonrestaurant1,080$13,9161.8
76Legal secretaries1,070$35,7851.2
77Medical records and health information technicians1,040$23,3202.1
78Pharmacy technicians1,040$21,2101.2
79First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers1,030$26,6071.7
80Administrative services managers1,020$49,7161.3
81Laundry and dry-cleaning workers1,010$15,5371.5
82Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks1,000$16,6361.7
83Pharmacists1,000$84,8601.3
84Training and development specialists980$43,2421.4
85Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists980$31,6651.3
86Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers980$29,8031.0
87Radiologic technologists and technicians970$40,5571.7
88File clerks970$17,6521.3
89Insurance claims and policy processing clerks950$26,1801.4
90All other information and record clerks940$34,7701.0
91Helpers--production workers940$20,9170.6
92Fire fighters930$31,2931.7
93Medical and health services managers930$69,8071.3
94Property, real estate, and community association managers910$31,3361.8
95Paralegals and legal assistants910$35,2351.2
96Loan officers870$46,2300.8
97Sales managers850$65,0160.8
98Kindergarten teachers, except special education820$35,1952.1
99Switchboard operators, including answering service820$18,3551.3
100Computer systems analysts820$56,9250.5

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