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Gadsden Employment

Employment and Industries in the Gadsden, Alabama Area

Gadsden's leading industries are education, health and social services, manufacturing and retail trade. The services industry is the #1 employer. Some of the other significant industries for jobs are: goods processing, education, healthcare, retail and wholesale trade, manufacturing, leisure and hospitality and the government.

Only about 6% of the industries in Gadsden are affiliated with unions. Benefits typically provided by Gadsden manufactures are about 28% of wages paid. The Gadsden - Etowah County Industrial Development Authority regularly conducts surveys with local plant managers regarding labor relations. The studies indicate that on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most favorable, 39% of the managers gave a ranking of 4 and 45% gave a ranking of 5.

In early 2009, the average earnings in Gadsden was $25,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 78.5 and the nation's average is 100. About 8% of the residents over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree and approximately 6% have a graduate degree.

The major employers in the Gadsden area are shown below:

  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • Gadsden Regional Medical Center - Hospital
  • Mid-South Industries - Metalworking
  • OHG of Gadsden
  • Etowah County Board of Education
  • Riverview Regional Medical Center - Hospital
  • Gadsden City Board of Education
  • SAIC
  • DuPont Hospital
  • Gentiva Health Services
  • City of Gadsden
  • Equity Group of Alabama - Further poultry processing
  • Mid-South Electronics
  • Koch - Primary poultry processing
  • Inteva Products - Plastic injection molding
  • The Bridge
  • Dixie Pacific Manufacturing
  • Bama Bells
  • Hardin & Company
  • County of Etowah
  • Mcguffey Health Care - Nursing home
  • Mountain View Hospital
  • Attala City Schools
  • Jay-Mid South - Robotic welding
  • Crown Column & Millwork - Wood Columns
  • Stamped Products

Helpful Gadsden business organizations are:

The Gadsden Times provides information about the current business activities in the Gadsden area.

Jobs in Gadsden

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 35970 $35080 $16.87 100
2 Production Occupations 6460 $30980 $14.89 5.85
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 4710 $29680 $14.27 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 3900 $28270 $13.59 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 3350 $19690 $9.47 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3270 $63890 $30.72 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2180 $31610 $15.2 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1990 $36100 $17.36 6.15
9 Healthcare Support Occupations 1790 $28480 $13.69 3.05
10 Cashiers 1460 $18170 $8.74 2.25
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1370 $42440 $20.4 3.8
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1360 $33140 $15.93 4.4
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1310 $17880 $8.6 2.15
14 Retail Salespersons 1250 $25080 $12.06 3.1
15 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1240 $20970 $10.08 4.1
16 Registered Nurses 1200 $54220 $26.07 1.9
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 900 $24260 $11.67 3.7
18 Helpers--Production Workers 900 $25090 $12.07 0.3
19 Management Occupations 810 $89570 $43.06 6.05
20 Protective Service Occupations 780 $34860 $16.76 2.25
21 Nursing Assistants 700 $21850 $10.51 1.05
22 Waiters and Waitresses 670 $19270 $9.27 1.6
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 660 $32360 $15.56 1.6
24 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 650 $61300 $29.47 5.05
25 Office Clerks, General 630 $23170 $11.14 2
26 Personal Care Aides 540 $18270 $8.79 1.3
27 Community and Social Service Occupations 510 $36390 $17.5 1.65
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $21170 $10.18 1.6
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 480 $39900 $19.18 1.2
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 440 $41450 $19.93 1
31 Customer Service Representatives 430 $26660 $12.82 1.75
32 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 430 $23800 $11.44 1.6
33 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 390 $33410 $16.06 0.35
34 Medical Assistants 370 $25830 $12.42 0.45
35 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 370 $35870 $17.25 0.5
36 Construction Laborers 350 $22390 $10.77 0.8
37 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 350 $28330 $13.62 0.6
38 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 340 $23840 $11.46 1.2
39 General and Operations Managers 330 $99470 $47.82 1.4
40 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 330 $35910 $17.26 1.1
41 Receptionists and Information Clerks 290 $24220 $11.64 0.7
42 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 290 $48060 $23.1 0.2
43 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 270 $45860 $22.05 1
44 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 260 $18280 $8.79 0.3
45 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 260 $50610 $24.33 1
46 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 260 $34560 $16.62 0.45
47 Tellers 240 $24180 $11.63 0.3
48 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 230 $37420 $17.99 0.3
49 Childcare Workers 220 $17620 $8.47 0.8
50 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 220 $66910 $32.17 1.65
51 Medical Secretaries 200 $29070 $13.98 0.4
52 Electricians 200 $46070 $22.15 0.4
53 Accountants and Auditors 200 $66040 $31.75 0.9
54 Machinists 190 $40090 $19.27 0.3
55 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $27610 $13.27 0.25
56 Firefighters 170 $34860 $16.76 0.2
57 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 170 $18330 $8.81 1
58 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 170 $24780 $11.91 0.1
59 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 160 $39110 $18.8 0.9
60 Speech-Language Pathologists 160 $66330 $31.89 0.1
61 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 160 $36000 $17.31 0.5
62 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 160 $37640 $18.1 0.6
63 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 150 $27410 $13.18 0.2
64 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 150 $49060 $23.59 0.4
65 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 150 $25290 $12.16 0.2
66 Recreation Workers 150 $19210 $9.24 0.3
67 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $27360 $13.15 0
68 Home Health Aides 140 $19730 $9.48 0.7
69 Packers and Packagers, Hand 140 $20030 $9.63 0.45
70 Billing and Posting Clerks 140 $29620 $14.24 0.35
71 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 140 $36610 $17.6 0.8
72 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 140 $30370 $14.6 1.7
73 Physical Therapist Assistants 140 $57560 $27.67 0.1
74 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 140 $42710 $20.53 0.6
75 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $23030 $11.07 0.3
76 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $33170 $15.95 0.3
77 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $28500 $13.7 0
78 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $50970 $24.5 0.15
79 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 120 $51950 $24.98 0.4
80 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 120 $19160 $9.21 0.1
81 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 120 $35210 $16.93 0.2
82 Dental Hygienists 110 $34820 $16.74 0.1
83 Radiologic Technologists 110 $44090 $21.2 0.1
84 Occupational Therapy Assistants 110 $57330 $27.56 0
85 Driver/Sales Workers 110 $29660 $14.26 0.3
86 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 110 $53640 $25.79 0.3
87 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 100 $29030 $13.96 0.6
88 Food Preparation Workers 100 $19050 $9.16 0.6
89 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $31630 $15.21 0.1
90 Medical and Health Services Managers 100 $88850 $42.72 0.2
91 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 100 $32490 $15.62 0.3
92 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $19430 $9.34 0.3
93 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 100 $27090 $13.02 0.1
94 Pharmacists 90 $149000 $71.63 0.2
95 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 90 $21470 $10.32 0.1
96 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 90 $31240 $15.02 0.4
97 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 90 $59140 $28.43 2.8
98 Production Workers, All Other 80 $32490 $15.62 0.2
99 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $45090 $21.68 0
100 Legal Occupations 80 $54520 $26.21 0.8
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Jobs More Common Near Gadsden Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 35,080 35,970
Production Occupations 30,980 6,460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 29,680 4,710
Sales and Related Occupations 28,270 3,900
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,690 3,350
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 63,890 3,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,610 2,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 36,100 1,990
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,480 1,790
Cashiers 18,170 1,460
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,440 1,370
Construction and Extraction Occupations 33,140 1,360
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,880 1,310
Retail Salespersons 25,080 1,250
Personal Care and Service Occupations 20,970 1,240
Registered Nurses 54,220 1,200
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,260 900
Helpers--Production Workers 25,090 900
Management Occupations 89,570 810
Protective Service Occupations 34,860 780
Nursing Assistants 21,850 700
Waiters and Waitresses 19,270 670
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,360 660
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,300 650
Office Clerks, General 23,170 630
Personal Care Aides 18,270 540
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,390 510
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,170 500
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,900 480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,450 440
Customer Service Representatives 26,660 430
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 23,800 430
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,410 390
Medical Assistants 25,830 370
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,870 370
Construction Laborers 22,390 350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,330 350
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,840 340
General and Operations Managers 99,470 330
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,910 330
Receptionists and Information Clerks 24,220 290
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 48,060 290
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,860 270
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 18,280 260
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 50,610 260
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 34,560 260
Tellers 24,180 240
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 37,420 230
Childcare Workers 17,620 220
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,910 220

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 35,080 35,970
Production Occupations 30,980 6,460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 29,680 4,710
Sales and Related Occupations 28,270 3,900
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 63,890 3,270
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,610 2,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 36,100 1,990
Healthcare Support Occupations 28,480 1,790
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,440 1,370
Construction and Extraction Occupations 33,140 1,360
Retail Salespersons 25,080 1,250
Registered Nurses 54,220 1,200
Helpers--Production Workers 25,090 900
Management Occupations 89,570 810
Protective Service Occupations 34,860 780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,360 660
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 61,300 650
Community and Social Service Occupations 36,390 510
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,900 480
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 41,450 440
Customer Service Representatives 26,660 430
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,410 390
Medical Assistants 25,830 370
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,870 370
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,330 350
General and Operations Managers 99,470 330
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,910 330
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 48,060 290
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,860 270
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 50,610 260
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 34,560 260
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 37,420 230
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,910 220
Medical Secretaries 29,070 200
Electricians 46,070 200
Accountants and Auditors 66,040 200
Machinists 40,090 190
Pharmacy Technicians 27,610 170
Firefighters 34,860 170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,110 160
Speech-Language Pathologists 66,330 160
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,000 160
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 37,640 160
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 27,410 150
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 49,060 150
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 25,290 150
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 27,360 140
Billing and Posting Clerks 29,620 140
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 36,610 140
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 30,370 140

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