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Decatur Employment

Employment and Industries in the Decatur, Illinois Area

Decatur, also known as the "Soybean capital of the world" includes prominent agricultural processing and manufacturing sectors. The service based industries have been expanding and have become a more significant factor for the local economy. In addition, Decatur is home to the corporate headquarters of ADM.

The major sectors for employment in Decatur are healthcare, machinery, education, food; metal and metal products; plastic and rubber products; and finance and insurance. Engineers, technicians, scientists, managerial and professional people comprise a sizeable portion of the workforce. The city also includes a large number of workers who have skills and experience in manufacturing and production industries.

Some of the occupations more prevalent in Decatur than most other cities include engineers; education, training and library workers; industrial engineers, engineering managers, teachers, logisticians, computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic; and human resources, training and labor relations specialists.

The largest employers in Decatur are shown below:

  • Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
  • Mueller Group LLC
  • ADM/Growmark River Systems Inc
  • DMH Health Systems
  • Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas Inc
  • Decatur School System
  • New K's Merchandise LLC
  • Illinois Power Company
  • American River Transportation Co, Inc
  • Decatur Memorial Foundation
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital
  • City of Decatur
  • St Mary's Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St Francis
  • Macon County
  • ADM Trucking Inc
  • Illinova Corporation
  • Morgan Distributing

Noteworthy information about Decatur: In 2009 the average salary in Decatur was $37,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was 75 which is low when compared to the country's average of 100. Regarding the adult population, about 17% hold a bachelor's degree or better.

Companies situated in Decatur have access to helpful business organizations including:

The Herald & Review offers current information regarding the business activities in Decatur.

Jobs in Decatur

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 48670 $42930 $20.64 100
2 Production Occupations 6280 $35580 $17.11 5.85
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 6260 $33910 $16.3 14.8
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4800 $21210 $10.2 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4470 $37050 $17.81 6.45
6 Sales and Related Occupations 4160 $35630 $17.13 10.15
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3500 $66980 $32.2 5.75
8 Management Occupations 2790 $82740 $39.78 6.05
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2640 $46550 $22.38 6.15
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2570 $43630 $20.98 3.8
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2120 $50010 $24.05 4.4
12 Healthcare Support Occupations 1540 $25500 $12.26 3.05
13 Retail Salespersons 1490 $28420 $13.66 3.1
14 Registered Nurses 1430 $54390 $26.15 1.9
15 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1320 $79770 $38.35 5.05
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1310 $25630 $12.32 3.7
17 Cashiers 1100 $21810 $10.49 2.25
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1100 $24390 $11.73 4.1
19 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1040 $32780 $15.76 1.6
20 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1030 $42360 $20.36 1.2
21 Protective Service Occupations 990 $54600 $26.25 2.25
22 Waiters and Waitresses 960 $19600 $9.42 1.6
23 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 890 $82280 $39.56 1.65
24 Nursing Assistants 850 $23380 $11.24 1.05
25 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 840 $29470 $14.17 1.6
26 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 770 $19940 $9.59 2.15
27 General and Operations Managers 730 $90660 $43.59 1.4
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 730 $27010 $12.98 1.2
29 Office Clerks, General 730 $31080 $14.94 2
30 Production Workers, All Other 690 $33500 $16.11 0.2
31 Community and Social Service Occupations 660 $41830 $20.11 1.65
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 660 $25230 $12.13 1.6
33 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 620 $36250 $17.43 0.9
34 Customer Service Representatives 600 $33060 $15.89 1.75
35 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 570 $42340 $20.36 1
36 Food Preparation Workers 550 $19920 $9.58 0.6
37 Electricians 470 $40300 $19.37 0.4
38 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 460 $33070 $15.9 0.6
39 Cooks, Restaurant 440 $20330 $9.77 0.75
40 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 410 $20660 $9.93 1
41 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 410 $35220 $16.94 1.7
42 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 400 $47770 $22.97 1
43 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 390 $68770 $33.06 2.8
44 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 370 $63050 $30.31 1
45 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 370 $46330 $22.27 0.5
46 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 360 $42790 $20.57 0.3
47 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 340 $35370 $17.01 1.1
48 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 330 $55230 $26.55 0.4
49 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $27350 $13.15 0.6
50 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 320 $22730 $10.93 0.3
51 Receptionists and Information Clerks 300 $25310 $12.17 0.7
52 Construction Laborers 300 $51830 $24.92 0.8
53 Bartenders 280 $24240 $11.66 0.4
54 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 270 $44430 $21.36 0.5
55 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 260 $38830 $18.67 0.5
56 Home Health Aides 260 $22400 $10.77 0.7
57 Tellers 240 $24640 $11.85 0.3
58 Machinists 230 $38350 $18.44 0.3
59 Accountants and Auditors 230 $73510 $35.34 0.9
60 Carpenters 210 $50940 $24.49 0.6
61 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $57610 $27.7 0.4
62 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 210 $66480 $31.96 0.45
63 Financial Managers 210 $90500 $43.51 0.4
64 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 190 $41350 $19.88 0.3
65 Pharmacy Technicians 180 $30920 $14.87 0.25
66 Medical and Health Services Managers 180 $71810 $34.52 0.2
67 Legal Occupations 170 $93680 $45.04 0.8
68 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 160 $62770 $30.18 0.6
69 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 160 $20710 $9.96 0.3
70 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $20000 $9.62 0.1
71 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 150 $51480 $24.75 0.1
72 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 150 $52160 $25.07 0.1
73 Childcare Workers 150 $22760 $10.94 0.8
74 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 140 $29690 $14.27 0.3
75 Administrative Services Managers 140 $63070 $30.32 0.2
76 Security Guards 140 $36850 $17.72 0.7
77 Firefighters 140 $47110 $22.65 0.2
78 Postal Service Mail Carriers 140 $50610 $24.33 0.15
79 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 130 $64170 $30.85 0.1
80 Sales Managers 130 $100360 $48.25 0.2
81 Chief Executives 130 $108440 $52.13 0.2
82 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $51540 $24.78 0.3
83 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 130 $37420 $17.99 0.1
84 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 130 $33350 $16.03 0.1
85 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 120 $24690 $11.87 0.4
86 Medical Secretaries 120 $32080 $15.42 0.4
87 Dietetic Technicians 120 $21400 $10.29 0
88 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 120 $49410 $23.76 0.2
89 Lawyers 120 $111670 $53.69 0.5
90 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 120 $26690 $12.83 0.8
91 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 110 $29840 $14.35 0.2
92 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 110 $30340 $14.59 0.3
93 Pharmacists 110 $128560 $61.81 0.2
94 Legal Secretaries 110 $37650 $18.1 0.1
95 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 110 $31920 $15.35 0.4
96 Computer User Support Specialists 110 $42950 $20.65 0.4
97 Counter and Rental Clerks 100 $22770 $10.95 0.3
98 Radiologic Technologists 100 $63710 $30.63 0.1
99 Parts Salespersons 90 $31040 $14.92 0.2
100 Dental Hygienists 90 $63560 $30.56 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Decatur Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,930 48,670
Production Occupations 35,580 6,280
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,910 6,260
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,210 4,800
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,050 4,470
Sales and Related Occupations 35,630 4,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 66,980 3,500
Management Occupations 82,740 2,790
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,550 2,640
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,630 2,570
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,010 2,120
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,500 1,540
Retail Salespersons 28,420 1,490
Registered Nurses 54,390 1,430
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 79,770 1,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,630 1,310
Cashiers 21,810 1,100
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,390 1,100
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 32,780 1,040
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,360 1,030
Protective Service Occupations 54,600 990
Waiters and Waitresses 19,600 960
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,280 890
Nursing Assistants 23,380 850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,470 840
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,940 770
General and Operations Managers 90,660 730
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,010 730
Office Clerks, General 31,080 730
Production Workers, All Other 33,500 690
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,830 660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,230 660
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,250 620
Customer Service Representatives 33,060 600
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,340 570
Food Preparation Workers 19,920 550
Electricians 40,300 470
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,070 460
Cooks, Restaurant 20,330 440
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,660 410
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,220 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,770 400
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,770 390
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,050 370
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 46,330 370
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 42,790 360
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,370 340
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,230 330
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,350 320
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 22,730 320

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Decatur, Illinois Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,930 48,670
Production Occupations 35,580 6,280
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,910 6,260
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 37,050 4,470
Sales and Related Occupations 35,630 4,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 66,980 3,500
Management Occupations 82,740 2,790
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,550 2,640
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,630 2,570
Construction and Extraction Occupations 50,010 2,120
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,500 1,540
Retail Salespersons 28,420 1,490
Registered Nurses 54,390 1,430
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 79,770 1,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,630 1,310
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 32,780 1,040
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,360 1,030
Protective Service Occupations 54,600 990
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,280 890
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,470 840
General and Operations Managers 90,660 730
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,010 730
Office Clerks, General 31,080 730
Production Workers, All Other 33,500 690
Community and Social Service Occupations 41,830 660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,230 660
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,250 620
Customer Service Representatives 33,060 600
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,340 570
Electricians 40,300 470
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,070 460
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 35,220 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 47,770 400
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 68,770 390
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,050 370
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 46,330 370
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 42,790 360
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,370 340
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,230 330
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 27,350 320
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,310 300
Construction Laborers 51,830 300
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 44,430 270
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,830 260
Machinists 38,350 230
Accountants and Auditors 73,510 230
Carpenters 50,940 210
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 57,610 210
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 66,480 210
Financial Managers 90,500 210

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