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Morristown Employment

Employment and Industries in the Morristown, Tennessee Area

Morristown, Tennessee includes facilities for numerous Fortune 500 companies including General Electric, International Paper, Alcoa (Howmet), Coca-Cola, Lear Corporation, Pepsi Bottling, NCR Corporation and Arvin Meritor, Inc. Morristown also includes the facilities of a number of international companies from countries such as Germany, Japan, Sweden, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada and France.

Local industries include furniture manufacturing, poultry processing, aircraft parts, healthcare products and automotive parts. Agriculture including soybeans, corn, livestock and dairy are also significant economic components.

Morristown's major job providing segments are healthcare, manufacturing, educational services, furniture and related products, transportation equipment, educational services, and accommodation and food services. Production, transportation and material moving occupations: 34% of the jobs. Management, professional and related occupations: 19% of the workforce. Sales and office jobs: 19% of the labor force.

Notable facts regarding Morristown, Tennessee: Average salary in 2009: $24,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 76.9 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 14%.

Morristown's top job providers:

  • MAHLE, Inc
  • Berkline, LLC
  • Morristown-Hamblen Hospital Association
  • JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Morristown, Inc
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Howmet Corporation
  • Lear Corporation
  • Team Technologies, Inc
  • Lakeway Hospital Corporation
  • Tuff Torq Corporation
  • Jeffrey Chain, LP
  • Wallace Hardware Company, Inc
  • General Electric Company
  • Arvin Meritor, Inc
  • Rich Products Corporation
  • Koch Foods
  • BOS Automotive Products
  • CF Group/Morristown, TN
  • Colgate Palmolive

Some of the organizations that provide assistance to local companies are provided below:

Citizen Tribune is a good source of information regarding local business and industry.

Most Popular Jobs in Morristown, Tennessee 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 600 $53,810 $37,590 - 71,700 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 460 $60,320 $17,450 - 130,390 8% 51%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 420 $42,420 $33,820 - 52,570 6% 96%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 370 $40,870 $31,270 - 50,700 14% 95%
5 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 310 $39,590 $32,950 - 48,990 11% 95%
6 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 160 $30,640 $18,170 - 46,370 20% 87%
7 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 150 $81,120 $44,570 - 124,540 12% 51%
8 Financial managers 150 $65,570 $38,020 - 103,140 13% 60%
9 Accountants and auditors 140 $59,990 $31,140 - 99,560 18% 79%
10 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 140 $42,130 $33,500 - 53,290 -5% 96%
11 Chief executives 130 $127,900 $57,740 - 2% 65%
12 Pharmacists 100 $118,620 $103,490 - 137,930 22% 97%
13 Sales managers 100 $75,850 $39,400 - 130,940 10% 69%
14 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 100 $40,720 $28,580 - 52,030 13% 73%
15 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 100 $33,040 $18,450 - 49,400 15% 51%
16 Legislators 100 $14,400 $12,800 - 16,150 1% 65%
17 Medical and health services managers 80 $57,480 $37,370 - 78,280 16% 57%
18 Industrial engineers 80 $56,410 $39,890 - 76,110 20% 74%
19 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 70 $65,900 $52,910 - 83,980 8% 78%
20 Librarians 70 $38,900 $20,570 - 54,990 4% 85%
21 Social and human service assistants 70 $23,220 $17,250 - 32,120 34% 58%
22 Lawyers 50 $91,410 $56,750 - 149,580 11% 99%
23 Special education teachers, secondary school 50 $43,180 $34,790 - 52,880 9% 87%
24 Engineering managers 40 $80,800 $38,380 - 125,470 7% 84%
25 Purchasing managers 40 $63,450 $31,340 - 102,380 3% 57%
26 Speech-language pathologists 40 $56,900 $36,230 - 96,690 11% 98%
27 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 40 $54,070 $42,310 - 65,010 12% 51%
28 Computer programmers 40 $52,990 $18,720 - 81,190 -4% 73%
29 Managers, all other 40 $35,480 $14,710 - 58,810 7% 55%
30 Graphic designers 40 $30,960 $19,030 - 41,100 10% 55%
31 Coaches and scouts 40 $30,610 $13,980 - 51,630 15% 60%
32 Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 40 $27,380 $14,870 - 43,800 11% 55%
33 Floral designers 40 $17,090 $13,110 - 23,640 -9% 55%
34 Marketing managers 30 $62,740 $28,090 - 102,300 14% 69%
35 Network and computer systems administrators 30 $60,570 $38,480 - 90,910 27% 50%
36 Computer and information systems managers 30 $52,790 $27,800 - 81,350 16% 73%
37 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 30 $45,850 $28,090 - 61,760 5% 58%
38 Training and development specialists 30 $43,510 $23,540 - 63,290 18% 56%
39 Detectives and criminal investigators 30 $41,870 $31,460 - 63,180 17% 54%

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 Team assemblers 1,790 $26,870 $17,330 - 38,510 0% 5%
2 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,660 $22,040 $14,780 - 34,410 2% 5%
3 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 1,620 $45,580 $26,260 - 70,840 10% 4%
4 Cashiers 1,440 $15,750 $12,790 - 19,890 -3% 10%
5 Retail salespersons 1,200 $23,080 $13,920 - 36,980 12% 25%
6 Helpers--production workers 1,150 $21,140 $15,150 - 27,590 -1% 4%
7 Office clerks, general 970 $25,100 $14,730 - 38,540 13% 19%
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 850 $20,230 $13,590 - 30,170 -8% 8%
9 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 780 $16,360 $12,860 - 23,500 18% 5%
10 Teacher assistants 740 $16,470 $13,210 - 20,030 10% 18%
11 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 670 $34,020 $20,690 - 42,960 -15% 0%
12 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 610 $39,300 $26,130 - 53,640 -5% 15%
13 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 590 $24,580 $15,930 - 32,880 1% 18%
14 Waiters and waitresses 590 $14,900 $12,760 - 18,430 11% 14%
15 Customer service representatives 550 $28,360 $20,510 - 41,790 25% 22%
16 Packers and packagers, hand 530 $20,830 $15,710 - 29,780 -12% 3%
17 General and operations managers 510 $66,330 $28,360 - 124,120 2% 48%
18 Maintenance and repair workers, general 510 $29,770 $18,720 - 41,290 10% 6%
19 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 500 $0 $ - -9% 5%
20 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 490 $28,470 $17,610 - 47,830 8% 4%
21 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 480 $33,570 $19,990 - 54,730 4% 25%
22 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 480 $28,850 $18,170 - 38,840 -7% 14%
23 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 470 $26,290 $15,450 - 37,970 13% 16%
24 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 470 $19,400 $16,390 - 24,020 18% 7%
25 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 450 $23,260 $16,930 - 31,210 4% 6%
26 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 420 $20,700 $13,820 - 29,630 15% 4%
27 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 380 $31,470 $23,900 - 39,270 14% 7%
28 Construction laborers 370 $24,460 $17,330 - 34,090 11% 5%
29 Industrial truck and tractor operators 360 $29,260 $17,900 - 39,120 -2% 2%
30 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 360 $16,530 $13,020 - 21,710 11% 5%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 350 $39,010 $23,190 - 59,500 6% 29%
32 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 340 $34,710 $27,420 - 40,000 5% 2%
33 Cooks, fast food 320 $14,870 $12,850 - 17,850 8% 5%
34 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 310 $16,080 $13,020 - 19,860 13% 5%
35 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 270 $32,240 $19,860 - 47,860 15% 18%
36 Machinists 260 $30,340 $18,390 - 43,420 -3% 3%
37 Roofers 250 $23,840 $15,670 - 34,170 14% 3%
38 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 250 $22,680 $16,900 - 36,170 3% 4%
39 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 250 $19,210 $14,500 - 24,270 -5% 5%
40 Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 240 $32,160 $26,180 - 40,150 -18% 0%
41 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 240 $20,130 $14,090 - 32,740 -3% 6%
42 Upholsterers 240 $0 $ - -9% 0%
43 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 230 $31,830 $17,040 - 57,120 14% 4%
44 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 230 $31,400 $23,310 - 39,930 11% 33%
45 Cooks, restaurant 230 $16,350 $13,080 - 20,100 12% 5%
46 Industrial machinery mechanics 220 $35,920 $25,910 - 50,160 9% 5%
47 Bus drivers, school 220 $20,590 $13,340 - 31,330 9% 4%
48 Carpenters 210 $26,500 $18,970 - 32,790 10% 6%
49 Receptionists and information clerks 210 $21,460 $14,110 - 30,770 17% 13%
50 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 200 $23,480 $15,920 - 32,320 11% 14%
51 Pharmacy technicians 190 $24,330 $17,750 - 31,490 32% 16%
52 Food preparation workers 190 $18,110 $13,540 - 23,990 15% 7%
53 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 180 $31,460 $21,290 - 45,050 12% 3%
54 Preschool teachers, except special education 180 $26,290 $17,900 - 33,100 26% 43%
55 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 170 $47,120 $28,910 - 70,610 7% 13%
56 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 170 $19,770 $13,910 - 25,840 18% 6%
57 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 160 $31,040 $23,030 - 41,900 8% 3%
58 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 160 $26,320 $16,470 - 39,000 19% 14%
59 Dishwashers 160 $16,160 $13,130 - 19,650 10% 3%
60 Postal service mail carriers 160 $0 $ - 1% 11%
61 Medical assistants 150 $24,510 $18,350 - 31,980 35% 10%
62 Production workers, all other 150 $0 $ - 2% 5%
63 Sales representatives, services, all other 140 $43,460 $22,840 - 73,370 28% 48%
64 Tellers 140 $21,060 $17,400 - 24,750 14% 16%
65 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 140 $20,330 $16,670 - 25,290 4% 0%
66 Electricians 130 $37,830 $27,460 - 50,460 7% 7%
67 Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 130 $31,010 $19,960 - 40,200 -9% 3%
68 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 130 $30,190 $22,660 - 40,100 3% 38%
69 Parts salespersons 130 $28,700 $20,590 - 43,610 -2% 6%
70 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 130 $25,490 $18,550 - 33,300 4% 15%
71 Medical secretaries 130 $23,200 $16,430 - 32,490 17% 18%
72 Driver/sales workers 120 $16,820 $12,970 - 24,410 -5% 4%
73 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 110 $104,650 $29,830 - 4% 38%
74 Administrative services managers 110 $44,660 $19,280 - 86,160 12% 40%
75 Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 110 $32,640 $15,390 - 54,080 2% 11%
76 Bill and account collectors 110 $26,990 $19,040 - 34,380 23% 13%
77 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 110 $17,710 $13,350 - 23,770 14% 3%
78 Child care workers 110 $15,840 $12,990 - 19,500 18% 15%
79 Loan officers 100 $59,780 $27,210 - 104,040 12% 49%
80 Food service managers 100 $46,140 $22,950 - 74,600 5% 24%
81 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $35,590 $18,310 - 51,620 4% 30%
82 Dental assistants 100 $31,260 $20,400 - 39,660 29% 9%
83 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 100 $21,500 $16,160 - 34,850 14% 8%
84 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 90 $43,190 $31,460 - 52,920 13% 17%
85 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 90 $40,710 $28,760 - 60,720 9% 10%
86 Security guards 90 $23,020 $14,550 - 33,300 17% 13%
87 Pharmacy aides 90 $17,220 $13,390 - 20,820 -11% 10%
88 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 90 $15,930 $13,150 - 19,180 10% 17%
89 Business operations specialists, all other 80 $45,640 $24,470 - 82,240 21% 49%
90 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 80 $23,860 $17,520 - 33,080 10% 24%
91 Counter and rental clerks 80 $22,890 $13,190 - 39,260 23% 16%
92 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 70 $38,790 $29,250 - 49,330 16% 43%
93 Prepress technicians and workers 70 $35,010 $26,630 - 41,370 -21% 16%
94 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 70 $32,270 $21,380 - 42,900 3% 18%
95 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 70 $31,350 $20,140 - 41,270 11% 29%
96 Butchers and meat cutters 70 $24,020 $14,750 - 32,170 2% 2%
97 Refuse and recyclable material collectors 70 $21,600 $16,260 - 29,320 7% 3%
98 Textile cutting machine setters, operators, and tenders 70 $19,300 $16,750 - 22,830 -27% 0%
99 Industrial production managers 60 $68,170 $35,900 - 102,180 -6% 43%
100 Construction managers 60 $56,130 $28,840 - 82,430 16% 29%
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Jobs More Common Near Morristown Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Upholsterers 0 240 34.3
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 20,330 140 20.5
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,020 670 10.4
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,160 240 9.9
Helpers--production workers 21,140 1,150 8.7
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 22,680 250 7.9
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,010 130 7.6
Legislators 14,400 100 7.5
Roofers 23,840 250 7
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 42,130 140 6.7
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 0 500 6.6
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 20,130 240 6.6
Team assemblers 26,870 1,790 5.9
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 30,190 130 5.5
Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 21,500 100 3.7
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 16,530 360 3.7
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 28,850 480 3.6
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 45,580 1,620 3.4
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 34,710 340 3.3
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 39,300 610 3.3
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 26,320 160 3.1
Industrial machinery mechanics 35,920 220 2.9
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 30,640 160 2.6
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 19,210 250 2.6
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 31,460 180 2.5
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,040 1,660 2.4
Packers and packagers, hand 20,830 530 2.4
Production workers, all other 0 150 2.2
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 33,040 100 2.2
Machinists 30,340 260 2.2
Teacher assistants 16,470 740 2.1
Cooks, fast food 14,870 320 2
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,260 360 2
Parts salespersons 28,700 130 2
Pharmacy technicians 24,330 190 1.9
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 23,260 450 1.9
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 32,640 110 1.9
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 31,470 380 1.8
Bus drivers, school 20,590 220 1.8
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,470 490 1.8
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 39,590 310 1.7
Food service managers 46,140 100 1.7
Postal service mail carriers 0 160 1.5
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 31,040 160 1.5
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,290 180 1.5
Chief executives 127,900 130 1.5
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,230 850 1.5
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 42,420 420 1.4
Administrative services managers 44,660 110 1.4
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 40,720 100 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Morristown, Tennessee Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 104,650 1.5 110
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 45,580 1.21 1,620
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,020 1.17 670
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 81,120 1.11 150
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 60,320 1.07 460
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,290 1.03 180
Cutting and slicing machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,010 1.02 130
Packers and packagers, hand 20,830 1.02 530
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 32,160 1.01 240
Accountants and auditors 59,990 1 140
Office clerks, general 25,100 0.99 970
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 34,710 0.99 340
Team assemblers 26,870 0.98 1,790
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 28,470 0.98 490
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,260 0.97 360
Customer service representatives 28,360 0.96 550
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,360 0.95 780
Retail salespersons 23,080 0.95 1,200
Food preparation workers 18,110 0.94 190
Parts salespersons 28,700 0.94 130
Dispatchers, except police, fire, and ambulance 32,640 0.94 110
Dishwashers 16,160 0.94 160
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,040 0.91 1,660
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,700 0.9 420
Receptionists and information clerks 21,460 0.9 210
Helpers--production workers 21,140 0.89 1,150
Tellers 21,060 0.89 140
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,230 0.89 850
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 31,830 0.88 230
Bill and account collectors 26,990 0.88 110
Medical assistants 24,510 0.87 150
Registered nurses 53,810 0.87 600
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 33,570 0.87 480
Maintenance and repair workers, general 29,770 0.87 510
Pharmacy technicians 24,330 0.87 190
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 39,010 0.87 350
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 28,850 0.86 480
Cooks, fast food 14,870 0.85 320
Cashiers 15,750 0.85 1,440
Chief executives 127,900 0.85 130
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 17,710 0.84 110
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 24,580 0.84 590
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 25,490 0.84 130
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,080 0.84 310
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 26,320 0.84 160
Sales representatives, services, all other 43,460 0.84 140
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 32,240 0.83 270
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 42,420 0.83 420
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 47,120 0.83 170
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 26,290 0.82 470

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