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Southeast Region

The Southeast Region includes 13 counties, with Cape Girardeau being the region’s largest city. Health Care and Social Assistance and Retail Trade are the top two industries in this region. Some of the largest private employers in the Southeast Region are Walmart, Saint Francis Medical Center, Southeast Missouri Hospital and Unilever Manufacturing. Southeast Missouri State University is the largest government employer. The average annual wage for all industries in the Southeast Region is $34,177. The top jobs below are from the 2024 long-term occupational projections.
Average Wages for Top Employing Industries in the Southeast Region 2016
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Top Job Outlook-Southeast    Top Job Openings-Southeast
Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
Grade Occupation Title Total
Openings
Average
Wages
A 2,218 $18,499   B 2,425 $19,426
B+ 1,813 $25,394   A 2,218 $18,499
A+ 1,685 $53,552   B+ 1,813 $25,394
B+ 1,011 $21,309   B 1,712 $17,727
A+ 893 $80,173   A+ 1,685 $53,552
B+ 654 $26,182   B+ 1,011 $21,309
B+ 618 $32,119   B 947 $20,454
B+ 599 $43,811   A+ 893 $80,173
B+ 597 $40,891   B 792 $24,893
B+ 558 $34,797   B 778 $25,039