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Anderson Employment

Employment and Industries in the Anderson, Indiana Area

Anderson is home to a variety of industries including advanced manufacturing, alternative energy, technology and distribution. Anderson is home to facilities of prominent companies such as Northstar Aerospace, Nestle, Muhlen Sohn and HDP Home Products. The call centers of AT&T and Affiliated Computer Services also provide jobs. The region is also home to a large IBM call center. In addition, Anderson includes jobs for metal and plastic workers and assemblers and fabricators.

The major employment sectors in Anderson Indiana include healthcare, education, accommodation and food services, manufacturing and construction. About 25% of the workforce is employed in sales and office jobs. About 21% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations.

A list of the largest employers in Anderson Indiana is shown below:

  • Remy Worldwide Holdings Inc
  • Remy International Inc
  • Reman Holdings LLC
  • Vista Corporation of Saint John's
  • Anderson Community School Corporation
  • Community Hospital of Anderson and Madison County
  • St John Hospital
  • City of Anderson
  • Madison County
  • E & B Paving Inc
  • Park Hossier L P
  • Community Ltd Inc
  • Frankton-Lapel School Building Corporation
  • Carter Logistics LLC
  • Resin Partners
  • Star Financial Bank
  • JP Holdings
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Baxter International

Some of the most popular jobs filled by college graduates in Anderson include registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, medical and health services managers, pharmacists, lawyers, industrial engineers and medical and clinical laboratory technicians.

Notable information regarding Anderson Indiana: The Flagship Enterprise Center acts as a small business incubator as well as a growth stage business accelerator. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 77.1 which is low when compared to the national average of 100. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $36,000. Regarding the adult population, about 14% have a bachelor's degree or better.

Business organizations offering assistance to Anderson companies include:

The Herald Bulletin offers up-to-date information regarding the business endeavors in Anderson Indiana.

Most Popular Jobs in Anderson, Indiana Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 870 $55,880 $43,200 - 69,010 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 630 $47,250 $24,790 - 64,850 14% 95%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 430 $47,470 $24,350 - 64,730 6% 96%
4 Teachers and instructors, all other 300 $52,890 $17,970 - 129,620 9% 54%
5 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 220 $44,820 $21,060 - 78,460 8% 51%
6 Medical and health services managers 140 $79,000 $48,660 - 121,000 16% 57%
7 Pharmacists 130 $99,420 $64,390 - 125,770 22% 97%
8 Accountants and auditors 130 $61,500 $33,310 - 116,210 18% 79%
9 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 130 $49,770 $22,780 - 67,710 11% 95%
10 Lawyers 120 $58,410 $30,080 - 84,340 11% 99%
11 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 120 $47,550 $34,390 - 64,850 20% 87%
12 Child, family, and school social workers 120 $33,380 $22,330 - 49,090 19% 77%
13 Industrial engineers 100 $74,770 $50,010 - 102,280 20% 74%
14 Librarians 80 $48,350 $32,590 - 63,910 4% 85%
15 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 80 $39,120 $26,880 - 57,580 13% 73%
16 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 80 $29,520 $18,520 - 40,660 15% 51%
17 Chief executives 70 $155,080 $60,190 - 2% 65%
18 Managers, all other 70 $61,860 $33,410 - 105,140 7% 55%
19 Legislators 70 $56,010 $14,080 - 70,110 1% 65%
20 Special education teachers, secondary school 70 $47,880 $35,960 - 61,500 9% 87%
21 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 70 $0 $ - 12% 51%
22 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 60 $81,790 $66,640 - 104,320 8% 78%
23 Dentists, general 50 $133,220 $54,470 - 9% 100%
24 Financial managers 50 $101,620 $50,180 - 13% 60%
25 Physical therapists 50 $75,620 $56,110 - 98,860 27% 89%
26 Mechanical engineers 50 $73,290 $49,350 - 98,860 4% 78%
27 Sales managers 50 $65,030 $38,670 - 93,220 10% 69%
28 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 50 $48,470 $37,880 - 60,920 12% 51%
29 Medical and public health social workers 50 $44,990 $19,690 - 64,250 24% 77%
30 Mental health counselors 50 $38,800 $27,400 - 58,300 30% 73%
31 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 50 $37,280 $21,470 - 60,690 18% 56%
32 Speech-language pathologists 40 $59,760 $37,650 - 82,620 11% 98%
33 Public relations specialists 40 $31,190 $19,810 - 46,350 18% 81%
34 Occupational therapists 30 $61,240 $44,160 - 82,940 23% 90%
35 Physician assistants 30 $57,290 $24,750 - 87,560 27% 67%
36 Management analysts 30 $55,090 $34,140 - 80,540 22% 78%
37 Social and community service managers 30 $50,990 $26,910 - 80,440 25% 72%
38 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 30 $35,660 $13,630 - 64,380 18% 56%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,530 $15,500 $12,840 - 19,980 18% 5%
2 Cashiers 1,380 $16,420 $12,970 - 20,570 -3% 10%
3 Retail salespersons 1,220 $23,770 $13,720 - 39,070 12% 25%
4 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,040 $36,140 $18,280 - 51,290 10% 4%
5 Waiters and waitresses 920 $17,680 $13,150 - 24,820 11% 14%
6 Office clerks, general 710 $20,410 $13,500 - 29,700 13% 19%
7 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 660 $23,250 $19,830 - 26,820 18% 7%
8 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 600 $23,720 $14,850 - 34,360 15% 4%
9 Stock clerks and order fillers 600 $21,030 $13,920 - 31,020 -8% 8%
10 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 570 $38,170 $26,410 - 56,460 4% 30%
11 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 560 $23,350 $15,620 - 33,650 2% 5%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 550 $31,320 $20,450 - 42,690 13% 16%
13 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 550 $25,180 $18,740 - 32,140 1% 18%
14 Industrial truck and tractor operators 460 $29,930 $21,650 - 39,890 -2% 2%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 450 $38,360 $22,300 - 58,740 4% 25%
16 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 450 $30,690 $20,570 - 42,480 15% 18%
17 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 440 $38,420 $28,940 - 51,520 14% 7%
18 Teacher assistants 410 $20,660 $15,310 - 26,130 10% 18%
19 Food preparation workers 400 $17,930 $13,300 - 24,000 15% 7%
20 Maintenance and repair workers, general 380 $31,970 $20,050 - 45,690 10% 6%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 350 $53,180 $32,260 - 84,750 -5% 15%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 350 $31,410 $20,670 - 46,500 11% 14%
23 Counter and rental clerks 350 $23,630 $13,210 - 40,510 23% 16%
24 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 340 $40,220 $23,250 - 66,670 6% 29%
25 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 340 $25,540 $16,220 - 38,500 -5% 5%
26 Receptionists and information clerks 330 $22,310 $13,880 - 32,360 17% 13%
27 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 330 $17,650 $13,410 - 23,660 13% 5%
28 Bartenders 320 $21,880 $13,400 - 43,520 11% 17%
29 Production workers, all other 310 $59,510 $55,110 - 67,110 2% 5%
30 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 310 $38,160 $26,870 - 63,530 -13% 0%
31 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 300 $38,380 $31,240 - 49,220 11% 33%
32 Team assemblers 300 $24,310 $16,910 - 32,140 0% 5%
33 Carpenters 280 $35,820 $23,290 - 59,300 10% 6%
34 Customer service representatives 280 $27,560 $18,750 - 42,250 25% 22%
35 Cooks, restaurant 270 $18,760 $13,750 - 26,680 12% 5%
36 General and operations managers 260 $89,210 $51,570 - 137,890 2% 48%
37 Personal and home care aides 240 $19,490 $16,720 - 23,990 51% 10%
38 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 220 $28,120 $15,700 - 50,650 8% 4%
39 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 220 $19,290 $13,550 - 25,540 18% 6%
40 Bus drivers, school 220 $0 $ - 9% 4%
41 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 210 $48,680 $29,070 - 71,860 7% 13%
42 Tellers 210 $24,510 $17,600 - 32,490 14% 16%
43 Electricians 200 $53,600 $29,970 - 80,990 7% 7%
44 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 200 $50,030 $27,970 - 79,420 11% 4%
45 Child care workers 200 $17,820 $13,290 - 23,730 18% 15%
46 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 190 $32,820 $16,010 - 47,670 14% 4%
47 Fire fighters 170 $38,930 $34,520 - 43,630 12% 18%
48 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 170 $18,860 $13,570 - 25,820 11% 5%
49 Cooks, fast food 170 $15,830 $12,980 - 19,900 8% 5%
50 Packers and packagers, hand 160 $16,200 $12,870 - 23,180 -12% 3%
51 Postal service mail carriers 160 $0 $ - 1% 11%
52 Construction laborers 150 $33,480 $21,540 - 47,710 11% 5%
53 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 150 $33,030 $22,740 - 48,870 -7% 14%
54 Security guards 150 $26,140 $18,160 - 35,820 17% 13%
55 Medical secretaries 140 $28,380 $22,300 - 35,960 17% 18%
56 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 140 $14,960 $12,840 - 18,000 12% 6%
57 Bill and account collectors 130 $25,580 $16,380 - 38,050 23% 13%
58 Pharmacy technicians 130 $25,350 $20,960 - 32,150 32% 16%
59 Library assistants, clerical 130 $19,370 $13,010 - 27,290 8% 37%
60 Cooks, short order 130 $17,400 $13,410 - 20,850 5% 5%
61 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 120 $38,020 $27,000 - 51,750 14% 8%
62 Dental assistants 120 $32,270 $22,210 - 41,640 29% 9%
63 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 120 $31,620 $22,590 - 39,810 5% 2%
64 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 120 $31,290 $22,760 - 41,970 2% 11%
65 Medical assistants 120 $26,280 $19,490 - 32,200 35% 10%
66 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 120 $18,260 $13,260 - 24,820 12% 6%
67 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 120 $16,880 $13,250 - 21,950 10% 8%
68 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 110 $48,920 $29,310 - 76,230 9% 10%
69 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 110 $31,070 $23,940 - 39,020 4% 15%
70 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 110 $26,590 $15,480 - 33,640 4% 6%
71 Parts salespersons 110 $26,530 $16,440 - 44,820 -2% 6%
72 Data entry keyers 110 $23,970 $15,320 - 33,030 -5% 18%
73 Tool and die makers 100 $68,860 $55,920 - 83,890 -10% 5%
74 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 100 $41,740 $27,940 - 63,620 8% 3%
75 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 100 $20,720 $13,830 - 30,530 14% 3%
76 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 100 $16,850 $12,880 - 27,620 10% 17%
77 Family and general practitioners 90 $206,990 $147,790 - 0% 0%
78 Industrial machinery mechanics 90 $48,380 $28,690 - 69,940 9% 5%
79 Cost estimators 90 $45,220 $27,350 - 77,140 19% 32%
80 Cement masons and concrete finishers 90 $39,220 $27,580 - 55,020 11% 2%
81 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 90 $32,700 $17,790 - 47,670 12% 3%
82 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 90 $31,720 $26,130 - 40,130 -3% 6%
83 Protective service workers, all other 90 $26,920 $20,700 - 35,140 13% 31%
84 Highway maintenance workers 90 $25,580 $15,580 - 32,220 9% 5%
85 Food servers, nonrestaurant 90 $19,610 $16,710 - 24,130 16% 9%
86 Dishwashers 90 $16,070 $13,040 - 19,830 10% 3%
87 Sales representatives, services, all other 80 $48,980 $23,050 - 79,040 28% 48%
88 Recreation workers 80 $26,270 $15,830 - 38,030 13% 47%
89 Nonfarm animal caretakers 80 $17,460 $12,990 - 25,880 18% 16%
90 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 80 $16,690 $13,310 - 19,970 17% 14%
91 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 70 $40,020 $27,670 - 63,850 -5% 4%
92 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 70 $39,280 $24,380 - 58,900 9% 3%
93 Medical records and health information technicians 70 $33,690 $23,300 - 46,150 18% 12%
94 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 70 $33,400 $19,700 - 55,190 13% 11%
95 Machinists 70 $30,680 $21,830 - 41,480 -3% 3%
96 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 70 $24,330 $17,760 - 31,750 -15% 0%
97 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 70 $19,670 $13,900 - 25,580 10% 5%
98 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 70 $17,950 $12,970 - 26,790 19% 14%
99 Industrial production managers 60 $70,440 $39,250 - 99,280 -6% 43%
100 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 60 $51,710 $34,070 - 80,910 10% 17%
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Jobs More Common Near Anderson Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 38,160 310 10.5
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 38,170 570 7.9
Production workers, all other 59,510 310 5.5
Tool and die makers 68,860 100 5.3
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 38,020 120 5.3
Library assistants, clerical 19,370 130 4.9
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 25,540 340 4.2
Cooks, short order 17,400 130 3.4
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,930 460 3
Counter and rental clerks 23,630 350 3
Fire fighters 38,930 170 2.7
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 36,140 1,040 2.6
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,420 440 2.5
Bartenders 21,880 320 2.5
Teachers and instructors, all other 52,890 300 2.4
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 31,290 120 2.4
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 47,550 120 2.3
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 53,180 350 2.2
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,500 1,530 2.2
Bus drivers, school 0 220 2.1
Personal and home care aides 19,490 240 2.1
Medical and health services managers 79,000 140 2.1
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 18,860 170 2.1
Parts salespersons 26,530 110 2
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 38,380 300 2
Pharmacists 99,420 130 1.9
Industrial engineers 74,770 100 1.9
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,250 660 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 48,680 210 1.9
Food preparation workers 17,930 400 1.8
Elementary school teachers, except special education 47,250 630 1.8
Child, family, and school social workers 33,380 120 1.8
Postal service mail carriers 0 160 1.8
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 47,470 430 1.8
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 50,030 200 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,410 350 1.7
Pharmacy technicians 25,350 130 1.6
Dental assistants 32,270 120 1.6
Cashiers 16,420 1,380 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 38,360 450 1.5
Data entry keyers 23,970 110 1.5
Waiters and waitresses 17,680 920 1.5
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,650 330 1.5
Tellers 24,510 210 1.4
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 31,620 120 1.4
Teacher assistants 20,660 410 1.4
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 33,030 150 1.3
Child care workers 17,820 200 1.3
Registered nurses 55,880 870 1.3
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 14,960 140 1.3

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Anderson, Indiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Production workers, all other 59,510 2.05 310
Teachers and instructors, all other 52,890 1.39 300
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 38,160 1.3 310
Electricians 53,600 1.14 200
Bartenders 21,880 1.13 320
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 50,030 1.09 200
Construction laborers 33,480 1.08 150
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,410 1.04 350
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 23,720 1.04 600
Security guards 26,140 1.04 150
Tellers 24,510 1.03 210
Accountants and auditors 61,500 1.03 130
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 31,070 1.03 110
Counter and rental clerks 23,630 1.01 350
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 53,180 1 350
Dental assistants 32,270 1 120
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,930 1 460
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 38,360 0.99 450
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 49,770 0.99 130
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 33,030 0.99 150
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 31,320 0.98 550
Medical secretaries 28,380 0.98 140
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 25,540 0.98 340
Personal and home care aides 19,490 0.98 240
Retail salespersons 23,770 0.97 1,220
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,420 0.97 440
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,120 0.97 220
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,250 0.97 660
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,350 0.97 560
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 36,140 0.96 1,040
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 47,550 0.95 120
Elementary school teachers, except special education 47,250 0.95 630
Pharmacists 99,420 0.95 130
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 16,880 0.95 120
Waiters and waitresses 17,680 0.95 920
Medical assistants 26,280 0.94 120
Medical and health services managers 79,000 0.93 140
Food preparation workers 17,930 0.93 400
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 38,020 0.93 120
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 26,590 0.93 110
Production, planning, and expediting clerks 38,170 0.93 570
Receptionists and information clerks 22,310 0.93 330
Maintenance and repair workers, general 31,970 0.93 380
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 47,470 0.93 430
Customer service representatives 27,560 0.93 280
Teacher assistants 20,660 0.93 410
General and operations managers 89,210 0.93 260
Fire fighters 38,930 0.92 170
Child care workers 17,820 0.92 200
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,650 0.92 330

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