What kind of jobs are there in Augusta, GA?

Though the unemployment rate is higher than the national average, Augusta's job market is improving. Opportunities in the health care and education sectors are available with prominent employers like Augusta University (and its affiliated hospitals) and the Richmond County School System.

The region also has jobs in manufacturing. E-Z-Go Textron, a golf car/utility vehicle company headquartered in Augusta, earned the metro area its nickname "Golf Car Capital of the World." Other top companies include medical supplies company Medtronic, Kellogg's and John Deere.

Augusta also has a strong military presence, and employment in the defense sector is available at the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.0 /10

How we calculate this.

Augusta has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

0.2 % higher than national average.

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.