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Anniston Employment

Employment and Industries in the Anniston, Alabama Area

Anniston is located in a tree lined valley of the Appalachian foothills in the state of Alabama. Anniston is the county seat and the commercial and industrial center of Calhoun County. The area offers plenty of outdoor recreational activities. Residents also have opportunities to enhance their education by attending the Harry M Ayers State Technical College and the Gadsden Business College. Jackson State University is nearby.

The Anniston Army Depot is Anniston's largest employer. The depot is used for maintenance of most of the Army's tracked vehicles. In addition, the depot has numerous affiliated defense contractors. Part of the former Fort McClellan is utilized for the Alabama National Guard Training and the US Homeland Security anti-terrorism department. The Jacksonville State Higher Education Consortium is also located on the former military base. In addition, a United States courthouse, circuit and district courts, the district attorney's office and numerous county administrative offices also provide jobs in Anniston. Also, Anniston/Calhoun was selected for the development of Kronospan's 700 employee wood product plant.

Expansion Magazine, produces a "Best Cities for Business Recruitment and Attraction" list. The magazine evaluates the relocation activity of 19 million companies during an eight year timeframe. The list includes the most popular commercial relocation designations in the nation. Anniston was ranked number 15 in Expansion Magazine's top 20 small metro area list. For those considering relocating to Anniston, the city's cost of living is about 28% lower than the U.S. average.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the major industry employers in 2009, in descending order, for Anniston/Oxford are:

  • Government
  • Trade, Transportation and Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Leisure and Hospitality

Some major employers and companies of note in the Anniston Area include:

  • Anniston Army Depot
  • Alabama Regional Medical Center
  • Center for Domestic Preparedness/DHS
  • Jacksonville State University
  • Calhoun County Schools
  • Honda Plant
  • BAE Systems
  • NABI
  • Stringfellow Hospital
  • Bostrom Seating, Inc
  • Oxford School System
  • Legacy Cabinet
  • Federal Mogul
  • Anniston School System
  • Union Foundry
  • M & H Valve
  • Honeywell
  • Super Valu
  • Anniston Sportswear
  • YKK/Tape Craft
  • Alabama Power

Some of the major business related organizations in Anniston include:

The Central Alabama Business Journal is an excellent daily newspaper which provides current information on business activities in the Anniston area.

Jobs in Anniston

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 41150 $37740 $18.14 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6310 $32470 $15.61 14.8
3 Production Occupations 5800 $35530 $17.08 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 4600 $29610 $14.24 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4360 $20120 $9.67 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3140 $29470 $14.17 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2780 $63580 $30.57 5.75
8 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2460 $45090 $21.68 3.8
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2330 $44460 $21.37 6.15
10 Cashiers 1700 $18240 $8.77 2.25
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1660 $18160 $8.73 2.15
12 Team Assemblers 1490 $31610 $15.2 0.75
13 Retail Salespersons 1440 $25380 $12.2 3.1
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1240 $62220 $29.91 5.05
15 Management Occupations 1160 $94070 $45.23 6.05
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1120 $22920 $11.02 3.7
17 Protective Service Occupations 1060 $36930 $17.76 2.25
18 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1050 $39960 $19.21 4.4
19 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 990 $32300 $15.53 1.6
20 Registered Nurses 970 $58020 $27.89 1.9
21 Healthcare Support Occupations 910 $27300 $13.13 3.05
22 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 890 $28110 $13.52 1.6
23 Personal Care and Service Occupations 870 $22020 $10.59 4.1
24 Waiters and Waitresses 830 $19160 $9.21 1.6
25 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 700 $26300 $12.64 1.2
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $21460 $10.32 1.6
27 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 600 $39170 $18.83 1
28 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 530 $35250 $16.95 1.2
29 Customer Service Representatives 520 $31860 $15.32 1.75
30 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 500 $32680 $15.71 1.7
31 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 490 $49980 $24.03 0.1
32 Office Clerks, General 480 $23680 $11.38 2
33 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 460 $28750 $13.82 0.6
34 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 430 $70600 $33.94 1.65
35 Receptionists and Information Clerks 430 $25790 $12.4 0.7
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 420 $34660 $16.66 1.1
37 General and Operations Managers 420 $103780 $49.89 1.4
38 Cooks, Restaurant 410 $20820 $10.01 0.75
39 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 390 $50150 $24.11 1
40 Machinists 390 $43490 $20.91 0.3
41 Community and Social Service Occupations 390 $43050 $20.7 1.65
42 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 390 $35070 $16.86 0.3
43 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 390 $67700 $32.55 0.7
44 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 350 $50550 $24.3 2.8
45 Security Guards 340 $28180 $13.55 0.7
46 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 320 $43550 $20.94 0.3
47 Cooks, Fast Food 290 $18860 $9.07 0.3
48 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 290 $36510 $17.56 0.9
49 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 280 $26140 $12.57 0.6
50 Tellers 270 $25610 $12.31 0.3
51 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 270 $40410 $19.43 0.45
52 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 270 $20170 $9.7 0
53 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 250 $24540 $11.8 0.2
54 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 250 $51410 $24.72 1
55 Nursing Assistants 250 $24030 $11.55 1.05
56 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 240 $46590 $22.4 0.2
57 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 230 $23590 $11.34 0.8
58 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 230 $34450 $16.56 0.5
59 Helpers--Production Workers 230 $27860 $13.39 0.3
60 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 230 $45940 $22.09 0.1
61 Packers and Packagers, Hand 230 $24060 $11.57 0.45
62 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 230 $61630 $29.63 0.4
63 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 220 $33500 $16.1 0.35
64 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $58540 $28.15 0.3
65 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 210 $20330 $9.78 0.3
66 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $30920 $14.87 0.1
67 Pharmacy Technicians 200 $24620 $11.84 0.25
68 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 200 $17540 $8.43 0.3
69 Medical Assistants 190 $26400 $12.69 0.45
70 Residential Advisors 190 $20340 $9.78 0.1
71 Accountants and Auditors 190 $65260 $31.37 0.9
72 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 160 $50300 $24.18 0.2
73 Counter and Rental Clerks 160 $25190 $12.11 0.3
74 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 160 $27750 $13.34 0.2
75 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 150 $39570 $19.02 0.5
76 Firefighters 150 $41620 $20.01 0.2
77 Home Health Aides 150 $18010 $8.66 0.7
78 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 150 $57980 $27.88 0.9
79 Billing and Posting Clerks 140 $31360 $15.08 0.35
80 Childcare Workers 140 $18270 $8.78 0.8
81 Electricians 140 $44300 $21.3 0.4
82 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $27670 $13.3 0.3
83 Postal Service Mail Carriers 130 $50910 $24.48 0.15
84 Dishwashers 130 $17870 $8.59 0.3
85 Computer User Support Specialists 130 $28510 $13.71 0.4
86 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $34190 $16.44 0.2
87 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $51070 $24.56 0
88 Legal Occupations 120 $52600 $25.29 0.8
89 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $49360 $23.73 0.1
90 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 120 $18030 $8.67 1
91 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 110 $31960 $15.36 0.4
92 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 110 $17770 $8.54 0.25
93 Medical Secretaries 110 $28960 $13.92 0.4
94 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 110 $54430 $26.17 0.4
95 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $39000 $18.75 0.6
96 Dental Hygienists 110 $44640 $21.46 0.1
97 Human Resources Specialists 100 $59860 $28.78 0.3
98 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 100 $28890 $13.89 0
99 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $32730 $15.74 0.1
100 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 100 $22210 $10.68 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Anniston Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,740 41,150
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,470 6,310
Production Occupations 35,530 5,800
Sales and Related Occupations 29,610 4,600
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,120 4,360
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,470 3,140
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 63,580 2,780
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,090 2,460
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,460 2,330
Cashiers 18,240 1,700
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,160 1,660
Team Assemblers 31,610 1,490
Retail Salespersons 25,380 1,440
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,220 1,240
Management Occupations 94,070 1,160
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,920 1,120
Protective Service Occupations 36,930 1,060
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,960 1,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,300 990
Registered Nurses 58,020 970
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,300 910
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,110 890
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,020 870
Waiters and Waitresses 19,160 830
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,300 700
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,460 660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,170 600
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,250 530
Customer Service Representatives 31,860 520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 32,680 500
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 49,980 490
Office Clerks, General 23,680 480
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,750 460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,600 430
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,790 430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,660 420
General and Operations Managers 103,780 420
Cooks, Restaurant 20,820 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,150 390
Machinists 43,490 390
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,050 390
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 35,070 390
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 67,700 390
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 50,550 350
Security Guards 28,180 340
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 43,550 320
Cooks, Fast Food 18,860 290
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,510 290
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 26,140 280
Tellers 25,610 270

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Anniston, Alabama Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,740 41,150
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,470 6,310
Production Occupations 35,530 5,800
Sales and Related Occupations 29,610 4,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,470 3,140
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 63,580 2,780
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,090 2,460
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,460 2,330
Team Assemblers 31,610 1,490
Retail Salespersons 25,380 1,440
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,220 1,240
Management Occupations 94,070 1,160
Protective Service Occupations 36,930 1,060
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,960 1,050
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,300 990
Registered Nurses 58,020 970
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,300 910
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,110 890
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 26,300 700
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,170 600
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,250 530
Customer Service Representatives 31,860 520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 32,680 500
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 49,980 490
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,750 460
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,600 430
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,790 430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,660 420
General and Operations Managers 103,780 420
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 50,150 390
Machinists 43,490 390
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,050 390
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 35,070 390
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 67,700 390
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 50,550 350
Security Guards 28,180 340
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 43,550 320
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,510 290
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 26,140 280
Tellers 25,610 270
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 40,410 270
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 51,410 250
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 46,590 240
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 34,450 230
Helpers--Production Workers 27,860 230
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 45,940 230
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 61,630 230
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,500 220
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 58,540 220
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30,920 200

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