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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations43110$37,690$18.12100
2Production Occupations6210$34,720$16.695.7
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations6130$32,540$15.6514.35
4Sales and Related Occupations4730$29,460$14.169.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4540$20,920$10.068.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3350$29,010$13.946.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3140$58,590$28.175.8
8Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2660$44,580$21.433.8
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations2430$51,320$24.676.05
10Retail Salespersons1740$24,110$11.592.85
11Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1670$18,880$9.082.3
12Cashiers1490$18,270$8.782.2
13Business and Financial Operations Occupations1260$62,370$29.995.25
14Healthcare Support Occupations1260$26,030$12.523
15Management Occupations1230$93,290$44.856.15
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1140$23,050$11.083.65
17Personal Care and Service Occupations1030$21,030$10.114.3
18Registered Nurses1020$58,560$28.161.95
19Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1010$29,900$14.370
20Construction and Extraction Occupations1000$39,820$19.154.45
21Helpers--Production Workers1000$30,110$14.480.3
22Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1000$33,160$15.941.5
23Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand990$28,460$13.681.7
24Protective Service Occupations970$35,220$16.932.2
25Waiters and Waitresses890$19,590$9.421.7
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners680$21,450$10.311.55
27First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers580$37,720$18.141
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers560$25,740$12.371.3
29First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers540$29,940$14.40.6
30Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers530$38,430$18.481.2
31Customer Service Representatives520$30,930$14.871.75
32Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations490$34,790$16.731.8
33Community and Social Service Occupations460$42,060$20.221.65
34General and Operations Managers460$101,150$48.631.5
35Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks450$33,970$16.331.05
36Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines450$50,480$24.270.1
37Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers440$32,920$15.830.3
38Architecture and Engineering Occupations430$73,830$35.51.7
39Office Clerks, General420$24,830$11.941.9
40Business Operations Specialists, All Other390$68,590$32.980.7
41First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers370$50,520$24.290.95
42Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses370$34,190$16.440.5
43Receptionists and Information Clerks360$24,860$11.950.7
44Computer and Mathematical Occupations350$56,150$26.992.9
45Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers350$23,990$11.530.6
46Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products320$57,060$27.430.9
47Security Guards320$28,660$13.780.7
48Bus Drivers, School or Special Client300$17,850$8.580.3
49Machinists290$45,150$21.710.25
50Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers290$44,330$21.310.3
51Cooks, Restaurant280$22,380$10.760.8
52First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers280$64,540$31.030.4
53Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic280$35,620$17.130.1
54Tellers280$26,470$12.730.3
55Cooks, Fast Food270$19,710$9.480.3
56Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers260$23,800$11.440.8
57Maintenance and Repair Workers, General260$35,280$16.960.9
58Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers260$45,370$21.810.15
59Packers and Packagers, Hand250$23,240$11.170.45
60Industrial Machinery Mechanics240$48,990$23.550.2
61Production Workers, All Other240$29,600$14.230.2
62Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators230$27,690$13.320.35
63Accountants and Auditors220$59,930$28.810.9
64Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria220$20,270$9.750.3
65Medical Assistants220$28,300$13.60.45
66Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers220$40,010$19.240.4
67Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks220$46,320$22.270.2
68First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers210$57,200$27.50.3
69Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics200$38,200$18.360.5
70Pharmacy Technicians200$25,970$12.480.3
71Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment190$23,810$11.450.2
72Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic190$34,630$16.650
73Home Health Aides190$18,610$8.950.7
74Childcare Workers180$18,980$9.130.8
75Residential Advisors180$20,980$10.090.1
76Billing and Posting Clerks170$33,630$16.170.3
77Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic170$42,540$20.450.1
78Driver/Sales Workers160$32,660$15.70.3
79Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics160$29,280$14.080.2
80Food Preparation Workers160$20,080$9.660.6
81Recreation Workers150$25,010$12.020.25
82Counter and Rental Clerks140$28,130$13.530.3
83Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop140$17,580$8.450.3
84Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks130$20,750$9.980.2
85Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations130$58,610$28.180.8
86Postal Service Mail Carriers130$50,230$24.150.2
87Respiratory Therapists130$48,670$23.40.1
88Sales Representatives, Services, All Other130$38,070$18.30.6
89Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks130$34,460$16.570.4
90Computer User Support Specialists120$35,020$16.840.4
91Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic120$26,030$12.520.1
92Dishwashers120$17,740$8.530.3
93Firefighters120$40,830$19.630.2
94First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers120$59,920$28.810.4
95First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors120$44,510$21.40
96Legal Occupations120$50,330$24.20.8
97Child, Family, and School Social Workers110$36,510$17.550.2
98Electricians110$45,030$21.650.4
99Human Resources Specialists110$56,990$27.40.35
100Medical Secretaries110$29,010$13.950.4
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Jobs More Common Near Anniston Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$37,69043,110
Production Occupations$34,7206,210
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,5406,130
Sales and Related Occupations$29,4604,730
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,9204,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,0103,350
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$58,5903,140
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,5802,660
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,3202,430
Retail Salespersons$24,1101,740
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,8801,670
Cashiers$18,2701,490
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,3701,260
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,0301,260
Management Occupations$93,2901,230
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$23,0501,140
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,0301,030
Registered Nurses$58,5601,020
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,9001,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,8201,000
Helpers--Production Workers$30,1101,000
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,1601,000
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,460990
Protective Service Occupations$35,220970
Waiters and Waitresses$19,590890
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,450680
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,720580
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,740560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,940540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$38,430530
Customer Service Representatives$30,930520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$34,790490
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,060460
General and Operations Managers$101,150460
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,970450
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines$50,480450
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$32,920440
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$73,830430
Office Clerks, General$24,830420
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,590390
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,520370
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$34,190370
Receptionists and Information Clerks$24,860360
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$56,150350
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$23,990350
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,060320
Security Guards$28,660320
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$17,850300
Machinists$45,150290
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$44,330290

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$37,69043,110
Production Occupations$34,7206,210
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,5406,130
Sales and Related Occupations$29,4604,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,0103,350
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$58,5903,140
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,5802,660
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$51,3202,430
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$62,3701,260
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,0301,260
Management Occupations$93,2901,230
Registered Nurses$58,5601,020
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,9001,010
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,8201,000
Helpers--Production Workers$30,1101,000
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,1601,000
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,460990
Protective Service Occupations$35,220970
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,720580
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,740560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$29,940540
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$38,430530
Customer Service Representatives$30,930520
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$34,790490
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,060460
General and Operations Managers$101,150460
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$33,970450
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines$50,480450
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$32,920440
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$73,830430
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,590390
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,520370
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$34,190370
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$56,150350
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$57,060320
Security Guards$28,660320
Machinists$45,150290
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$44,330290
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$64,540280
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$35,620280
Tellers$26,470280
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,280260
Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers$45,370260
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$48,990240
Production Workers, All Other$29,600240
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$27,690230
Accountants and Auditors$59,930220
Medical Assistants$28,300220
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$40,010220
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks$46,320220

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