Working

These statics help represent what it’s like working in DeKalb County.

Number of Employees

27,778

Median Household Income

$38,192

Employment Growth Rate

1.02%

Most Common Employment

The most common jobs employ 12,043 and are in Production, Administration, & Sales.

Common Share Breakdown

  • Production & Transportation 26.5%
  • Management, Business, Science & Art 24%
  • Sales & Office 21.3%
  • Service 15.9%
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance 12.3%

The most common jobs represent 43.35% of all employment. Percentages based on all 27,778 jobs.

By the Numbers

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Production & Transportation

6,137

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Administration

3,462

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Sales

2,444

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All Other Jobs

15,735

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Most Specialized Employment

The most specialized jobs employ 6,438 and are in Production, Resource Management, & Material Moving.

Common Share Breakdown

  • Production 17.3%
  • Installation, Maintenance & Repair 4.9%
  • Material Moving 4.4%
  • Health Technicians 2.5%
  • Farming, Fishing, & Forestry 1.5%

The most specialized jobs represent 23.18% of all employment. Percentages based on all 27,778 jobs.

By the Numbers

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Production

4,819

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Resource Management

409

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Material Moving

1,210

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All Other Jobs

21,340

Highest Paid Employment

The highest paid jobs held are in Legal; Health, and Architecture & Engineering.

Common Share Breakdown

  • Computer & Mathematical .8%
  • Management 7.4%
  • Architecture & Engineering 1%
  • Health 2.5%
  • Legal 0.5%
Highest Paid Employment Fields, DeKalb County

The highest paying jobs represent 12.3% of all employment. Percentages based on all 27,778 jobs.

Employment by Industry

The following chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries.

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Manufacturing

27.6%

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Retail Trade

11.6%

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Construction

7.4%

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Accommodation & Food Service

5.7%

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Arts, Entertainment & Recreation

1%

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Healthcare & Social Assistance

10.3%

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Educational Services

6.9%

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Transportation & Warehousing

3.9%

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Utilities

1.3%

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Professional, Scientific & Tech Services

2.7%

Industry Chart
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Admin, Support, & Waste Management Services

2.4%

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Other Services

5.1%

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Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting

3.7%

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Public Admin

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Finance & Insurance

2.6%

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Information

1%

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Wholesale & Trade

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Natural Resource Extraction

0.1%

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Real Estate

0.4%

Income by Location

Based on the ACS’ 5-year estimate of DeKalb & Jackson Counties

Industry Chart

All data has been provided by the United Census Bureau, taken from their 2015 ACS Surveys.

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