What kind of jobs are there in Grand Rapids, MI?

The Grand Rapids area is home to grocery store chains Meijer and SpartanNash, which provide administrative and distributive jobs. The metro area also features a number of manufacturing companies, including Steelcase and Herman Miller.

Education is a dominant sector in Grand Rapids, with the public school system and various higher-education institutions offering work for teachers. Some of the larger health care employers in the area include Spectrum Health and Mercy Health.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.7 /10

How we calculate this.


Grand Rapids has a comparable job market to similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Grand Rapids
$45,670

USA
$51,960

Unemployment Rate 2019

2.9%
of people are without a job

0.8% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Grand Rapids

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
79,300
Nursing Aide
Salary: $24.34k - $33.58k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
49,300
Janitor
Salary: $21.99k - $33.49k

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
43,000
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.82k - $28.28k