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Occupational Wage Data

If you're interested in occupational wage data for the Grand Rapids-Wyoming MSA , please follow this link to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top 10 Industries by Establishments (2017)

MSA West Michigan

Top 10 Industries by Jobs (2017)

MSA West Michigan

Top Employers in West Michigan (March 2017)

Company* Employee Count Industry
Spectrum Health (HQ) 25,000 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Meijer (HQ) 10,340 Supermarket Retail & Distribution
Mercy Health (Kent & Muskegon) 6,200 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Amway Corporation (HQ) 4,000 Consumer Goods Manufacturing
Gentex Corporation (HQ) 3,900 Glass Product Manufacturing for Automobile Industry
Perrigo Company 3,800 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Herman Miller Inc. (HQ) 3,621 Office Furniture Manufacturing
Steelcase Inc. (HQ) 3,500 Office Furniture Manufacturing
Grand Valley State University (HQ) 3,306 Higher Education
Lacks Enterprises, Inc. (HQ) 2,800 Plastic Manufacturing for Automobile Industry
Grand Rapids Public Schools (HQ) 2,800 Elementary and Secondary Schools
Farmers Insurance Group 2,700 Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carrier
SpartanNash (HQ) 2,585 Supermarket Retail & Distribution
Gordon Food Service (HQ) 2,544 Grocery and Related Products Merchant Wholesalers
Magna International Inc 2,500 Glass Product Manufacturing for Automobile Industry
Metro Health Hospital 2,400 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Ventra 2,384 Motor Vehicle Plastic Parts & Metal Stamping
Alcoa Howmet Corp. 2,350 Aerospace Instrument & Aircraft Engine Parts Manufacturing
Fifth Third Bank 2,280 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Priority Health (HQ) 2,250 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers

Citations and Data Sources

* Companies with an (HQ) after their company name are headquartered in West Michigan.

*The MSA consists of the following counties: Barry, Kent, Montcalm, and Ottawa.

**The West Michigan region consists of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

Top Employers data source: When possible, company employee numbers are obtained from company staff or websites. Other sources include press reporting and business reporting agencies.

All other data sources: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) / www.economicmodeling.com.