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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations35630$35,190$16.92100
2Production Occupations6560$27,840$13.395.7
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations4620$30,940$14.8714.35
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations3660$20,390$9.88.55
5Sales and Related Occupations3660$29,710$14.299.9
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2880$72,480$34.855.8
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2310$30,380$14.616.55
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations2040$37,640$18.16.05
9Healthcare Support Occupations1640$28,470$13.693
10Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food1480$18,380$8.842.3
11Personal Care and Service Occupations1390$22,290$10.724.3
12Cashiers1360$18,400$8.842.2
13Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1330$40,520$19.483.8
14Construction and Extraction Occupations1200$33,550$16.134.45
15Retail Salespersons1120$25,340$12.182.85
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations960$25,740$12.383.65
17Management Occupations840$87,240$41.946.15
18Helpers--Production Workers830$25,590$12.30.3
19Nursing Assistants680$22,590$10.861
20Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive670$33,260$15.991.5
21Waiters and Waitresses670$19,560$9.411.7
22Business and Financial Operations Occupations620$63,050$30.315.25
23Office Clerks, General580$24,460$11.761.9
24Community and Social Service Occupations570$37,370$17.971.65
25Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand560$24,550$11.811.7
26Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers500$39,040$18.771.2
27Personal Care Aides480$18,260$8.781.5
28Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners450$21,980$10.571.55
29First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers410$42,250$20.311
30Customer Service Representatives380$28,670$13.791.75
31Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks360$37,920$18.231.05
32Medical Assistants360$27,010$12.990.45
33General and Operations Managers340$95,360$45.851.5
34Stock Clerks and Order Fillers340$24,040$11.561.3
35Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses330$37,380$17.970.5
36Construction Laborers320$24,380$11.720.8
37First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers320$30,640$14.730.6
38Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers320$32,370$15.570.3
39Receptionists and Information Clerks320$25,270$12.150.7
40Recreation Workers270$19,750$9.490.25
41Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products270$50,220$24.140.9
42Tellers260$24,900$11.970.3
43Architecture and Engineering Occupations240$68,360$32.861.7
44Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria240$18,920$9.090.3
45First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers240$50,670$24.360.95
46Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators240$30,910$14.860.35
47Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers240$32,070$15.420.6
48Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop220$20,620$9.910.3
49Medical Secretaries210$31,910$15.340.4
50Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers210$35,800$17.210.4
51Childcare Workers190$17,770$8.540.8
52First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers190$50,940$24.490.4
53Industrial Machinery Mechanics190$43,190$20.770.2
54Machinists190$37,540$18.050.25
55Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners190$18,430$8.860.9
56Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers180$33,870$16.280.8
57Accountants and Auditors170$70,620$33.950.9
58Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations170$32,750$15.751.8
59Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics170$38,430$18.480.5
60Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment170$25,220$12.130.2
61Electricians170$42,260$20.320.4
62Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic160$23,690$11.390.1
63Maintenance and Repair Workers, General160$35,830$17.230.9
64Pharmacy Technicians160$28,980$13.930.3
65Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics150$31,880$15.330.2
66Sales Representatives, Services, All Other150$43,640$20.980.6
67Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers150$32,510$15.630.3
68Firefighters140$29,130$14.010.2
69Physical Therapists130$104,940$50.450.2
70Physicians and Surgeons, All Other130>$208,000>$100.000.25
71Postal Service Mail Carriers130$48,610$23.370.2
72First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers120$55,580$26.720.4
73Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks120$32,590$15.670.4
74Billing and Posting Clerks110$30,030$14.440.3
75Counter and Rental Clerks110$26,430$12.710.3
76First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers110$56,030$26.940.3
77Food Preparation Workers110$21,160$10.170.6
78Legal Occupations110$65,040$31.270.8
79Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators110$36,480$17.540.2
80Pharmacists110$152,880$73.50.2
81Physical Therapist Assistants110$55,720$26.790.1
82Dishwashers100$18,160$8.730.3
83Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations100$28,710$13.80.65
84First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors100$53,120$25.540
85Packers and Packagers, Hand100$19,500$9.380.45
86Dental Assistants90$34,060$16.370.2
87First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers90$39,490$18.990.2
88Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers90$22,020$10.580.1
89Home Health Aides90$20,900$10.050.7
90Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks90$18,300$8.80.2
91Industrial Engineers90$66,520$31.980.2
92Bill and Account Collectors80$26,870$12.920.2
93Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors80$49,590$23.840.2
94Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors80$36,790$17.690.2
95Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop80$18,330$8.810.3
96Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers80$29,790$14.320.1
97Speech-Language Pathologists80$75,600$36.350.1
98Computer and Mathematical Occupations70$63,260$30.412.9
99Court, Municipal, and License Clerks70$27,360$13.150.1
100Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders70$26,650$12.810
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Jobs More Common Near Gadsden Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$35,19035,630
Production Occupations$27,8406,560
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,9404,620
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,3903,660
Sales and Related Occupations$29,7103,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,4802,880
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,3802,310
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$37,6402,040
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,4701,640
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,3801,480
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,2901,390
Cashiers$18,4001,360
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,5201,330
Construction and Extraction Occupations$33,5501,200
Retail Salespersons$25,3401,120
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,740960
Management Occupations$87,240840
Helpers--Production Workers$25,590830
Nursing Assistants$22,590680
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,260670
Waiters and Waitresses$19,560670
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,050620
Office Clerks, General$24,460580
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,370570
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$24,550560
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,040500
Personal Care Aides$18,260480
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,980450
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,250410
Customer Service Representatives$28,670380
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,920360
Medical Assistants$27,010360
General and Operations Managers$95,360340
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,040340
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$37,380330
Construction Laborers$24,380320
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,640320
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$32,370320
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,270320
Recreation Workers$19,750270
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$50,220270
Tellers$24,900260
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,360240
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$18,920240
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,670240
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$30,910240
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$32,070240
Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop$20,620220
Medical Secretaries$31,910210
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$35,800210

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$35,19035,630
Production Occupations$27,8406,560
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,9404,620
Sales and Related Occupations$29,7103,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,4802,880
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,3802,310
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$37,6402,040
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,4701,640
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,5201,330
Construction and Extraction Occupations$33,5501,200
Retail Salespersons$25,3401,120
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,740960
Management Occupations$87,240840
Helpers--Production Workers$25,590830
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,260670
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$63,050620
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,370570
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,040500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$42,250410
Customer Service Representatives$28,670380
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,920360
Medical Assistants$27,010360
General and Operations Managers$95,360340
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$37,380330
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,640320
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$32,370320
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,270320
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$50,220270
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,360240
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,670240
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$30,910240
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$32,070240
Medical Secretaries$31,910210
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$35,800210
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$50,940190
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$43,190190
Machinists$37,540190
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$33,870180
Accountants and Auditors$70,620170
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$32,750170
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$38,430170
Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment$25,220170
Electricians$42,260170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,830160
Pharmacy Technicians$28,980160
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics$31,880150
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$43,640150
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$32,510150
Firefighters$29,130140
Physical Therapists$104,940130

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