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Wages & Employment

In Savannah, our industries and businesses are as diverse as the workforce that powers them. So here, we’re breaking down what those jobs are and their average wages to help you gain much-needed insight into the caliber of workforce in the Savannah MSA.

$47,736

Chatham County
average wage

24%

Manufacturing employment has grown 24% over the past decade

7x

Savannah has 7 times the national average of aerospace engineers

Savannah MSA Wages and Employment by Industry
Industry Establishments Average Employment Average Weekly Wage
Accommodation and Food Services 1148 24459 381
Administrative and Support and Waste Management 613 13,891 $654
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 44 245 $744
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 170 2,389 $518
Construction 776 7,665 $1,047
Educational Services 111 13,798 $955
Finance and Insurance 473 3,433 $1,525
Health Care and Social Assistance 1,008 22,986 $992
Information 121 2,268 $882
Management of Companies and Enterprises 42 838 $1,469
Manufacturing 295 18,567 $1,689
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 5 32 $879
Other Services (except Public Administration) 677 5,304 $657
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 969 6,407 $1,196
Public Administration 96 10,022 $1,130
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 482 2,520 $854
Retail Trade 1,431 21,878 $583
Transportation and Warehousing 550 14,480 $878
Utilities 16 634 $1,960
Wholesale Trade 416 5,759 $1,255
Total, All Industries 9,940 177,952 $914

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, 2019 QCEW