Meridian Jobs

  • Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Meridian, MS

    Join the Army National Guard as a Nodal Network Systems Operator-Maintainer and you will make sure that the lines of communication are always open for the world’s finest military.

    from Army National Guard - 2 days ago
  • OTR Truck Drivers – Top Drivers Earn $63,500

    Dart Co - Meridian, MS

    NEW PAY PACKAGE. Dartco OTR CDL A truck drivers can earn $12,000 in their first 90 days. If you are available to run – meeting our activity requirements - we guaranteed you will...

    from Dart Co - 4 days ago
  • Critical Care Nurse

    U.S. Air Force - Meridian, MS

    Critical Care Nurse U.S. Air Force Position Summary You earned the degree - now get the respect. Nurses are vital to quality patient care, and in the Air Force, they're treated...

    from U.S. Air Force - 19 hours ago
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Meridian, Mississippi

Meridian is a city located in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. Meridian is the fifth largest city in Mississippi and the principal city of the Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 39,968 at the 2000 census. The current population is larger than in the 2000 census. A recent annexation, in addition to seeing many displaced coastal residents after Hurricane Katrina , have put the population over 40,000.

Meridian Careers

Among the most common occupations in Meridian are Management, professional, and related occupations, 28%; Sales and office occupations, 24%; and Service occupations, 17%. Approximately 68 percent of workers in Meridian, Mississippi work for companies, 18 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Meridian Industries

The leading industries in Meridian, Mississippi are Educational, health and social services, 25%; Manufacturing, 13%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Meridian job listings indicate that the following industries in Meridian are hiring the most workers:

Meridian Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Meridian, Mississippi is $24,553, and the median income of households in Meridian was $25,085.

Average Salaries in Meridian, MS

Meridian, MS


According to our Meridian Trends data, the number of Meridian, Mississippi jobs has decreased by 9% since September 2013.
Meridian job trends

Meridian Employment Statistics

Population of Meridian
Total population 39,968
Male 45.66%
Female 54.34%
Median age 34.6
Meridian Housing
Owner-occupied homes 56.3%
Median cost of a home $59,600
Median mortgage payment $486
Renter-occupied homes 43.7%
Vacant housing 10.8%
Median monthly rent $383
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $29,404
Median for all female full-time $19,702
Household Income
Less than $10,000 23%
$10,000 to $14,999 10%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 14%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 13%
$75,000 to $99,999 4%
$100,000 to $149,999 3%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 10%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 18%
High school graduate 26%
Some college, no degree 22%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 10%
Graduate degree 7%
Marital Status
Never married 30%
Currently married 42%
Separated 4%
Widowed 11%
Divorced 12%
White 44%
Black or African American 55%
Asian 1%
Other 0%
Meridian Commute
Carpool 14.3%
Public transportation 0.7%
Average travel time 18 minutes