Laurel Jobs

  • CDL A OTR Company Truck Driver

    Ozark Motor Lines - Laurel, MS

    Want to get home every weekend? The sooner you call Ozark, the sooner you will be! Ozark Motor Lines is looking for OTR drivers who want to take advantage of the new sign on bonus...

    from Ozark Motor Lines - 30+ days ago
  • Air Defense Battle Management System Operator - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Bay Springs, MS

    Are you always looking toward the sky, dreaming of a fantastic future? Then things are definitely looking up for you in the Army National Guard. As an Air Defense Battle...

    from Army National Guard - 22 hours ago
  • Flatbed Company Driver or Owner Operator

    Southeast Logistics - Laurel, MS

    Hiring Professional Owner Operators and Company Flatbed Drivers. Home On Weekends.Enjoy Excellent Benefits! Southeast US freight that is consistent and pays well! Home time EVERY...

    from Southeast Logistics - 30+ days ago
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Laurel, Mississippi

Laurel is a city located in Jones County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,393 although a significant population increase has been reported following Hurricane Katrina. Also, a steady influx of Hispanic immigrant labor over the last few years has been reported. Located in southeast Mississippi, southeast of Jackson on Tallahala Creek, Laurel was founded in 1882 as a lumber town. Laurel's major employers include Howard Industries, Sanderson Farms, Masonite Corporation, Family Health Center, Howse Implement, and South Central Regional Medical Center. Laurel is also home to the Cedarwood Recording Studios operated by James Ducker . An American Indian reservation is located in nearby Sandersville. Laurel is home to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art . Laurel is the principal city of the Laurel Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Laurel Careers

Among the most common occupations in Laurel are Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 31%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 20%; and Sales and office occupations, 18%. Approximately 72 percent of workers in Laurel, Mississippi work for companies, 16 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Laurel Industries

The leading industries in Laurel, Mississippi are Manufacturing, 29%; Educational, health and social services, 23%; and Retail trade, 8%. Simply Hired's Laurel job listings indicate that the following industries in Laurel are hiring the most workers:

Laurel Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Laurel, Mississippi is $22,206, and the median income of households in Laurel was $24,988.

Average Salaries in Laurel, MS

Laurel, MS


According to our Laurel Trends data, the number of Laurel, Mississippi jobs has increased by 84% since August 2013.
Laurel job trends

Laurel Employment Statistics

Population of Laurel
Total population 18,393
Male 46.17%
Female 53.83%
Median age 34.7
Laurel Housing
Owner-occupied homes 61.3%
Median cost of a home $51,600
Median mortgage payment $392
Renter-occupied homes 38.7%
Vacant housing 11.3%
Median monthly rent $364
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $27,077
Median for all female full-time $17,336
Household Income
Less than $10,000 19%
$10,000 to $14,999 12%
$15,000 to $24,999 19%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 12%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 11%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 17%
High school graduate 30%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate's degree 4%
Bachelor's degree 11%
Graduate degree 6%
Marital Status
Never married 34%
Currently married 41%
Separated 4%
Widowed 10%
Divorced 11%
White 41%
Black or African American 55%
Asian 0%
Other 3%
Laurel Commute
Carpool 24.5%
Public transportation 1.0%
Average travel time 17 minutes