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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 1,122 24,111 $368
Administrative and Support and Waste Management 585 13,366 $605
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 44 243 $723
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 161 2,264 $505
Construction 753 7,914 $1,091
Educational Services 120 14,258 $915
Finance and Insurance 471 3,355 $1,413
Health Care and Social Assistance 991 22,576 $972
Information 111 1,853 $958
Management of Companies and Enterprises 48 843 $1,316
Manufacturing 287 18,128 $1,770
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 4 24 $882
Other Services (except Public Administration) 671 5,200 $649
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 934 6,129 $1,187
Public Administration 95 9,754 $1,101
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 462 2,432 $809
Retail Trade 1,417 22,081 $557
Transportation and Warehousing 520 13,531 $873
Utilities 16 623 $2,046
Wholesale Trade 421 5,752 $1,319
Total, All Industries 9,648 174,741 $906

Source: Georgia Department of Labor, 2018 QCEW