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Alexandria Employment

Employment and Industries in the Alexandria, Louisiana Area

Healthcare is the predominant industry in Alexandria. Jobs are also provided by companies in light manufacturing industries such as soap, chemicals and fertilizers. Jobs are also provided in the region by Union Tank Car Company, PlastiPak and Procter & Gamble. In addition, Alexandria is a notable distribution center for livestock, timber and farm products.

The employment sectors providing a significant percentage of jobs in Alexandria are healthcare, education, accommodation and food services, government, professional, scientific and technical services and social assistance. The largest occupation group is office and administrative employees.

The Central Louisiana Business Incubator offers a variety of services and resources for new companies. The incubator also helps existing businesses expand. An objective of the organization is to create high-paying new jobs in the region.

A list of the Alexandria region's major employers is provided below:

  • Rapides Parish School District
  • Rapides Healthcare System, LLC
  • Rapides Regional Medical Center
  • Christus Health Central Louisiana
  • Martco Limited Partnership
  • Parish of Rapides
  • City of Alexandria
  • Diocese of Alexandria
  • Golden Stock Enterprises, Inc
  • Afco Industries, Inc
  • St. Mary's Residential Training School
  • Lexington House
  • The Town Talk
  • Cenla Community Action, Committee, Incorporated
  • Gillory Bonding Service Inc
  • Bayou Health Care LLC
  • Timmons International, LLC
  • Ratcliff Construction Company LLC
  • Red River Bank
  • Central Louisiana Ambulatory Surgical Center, Inc
  • Procter & Gamble
  • International Paper
  • Dresser Industries
  • Boise Cascade
  • StarTek USA

Pertinent data about Alexandria, Louisiana: Ranked by Inc. Magazine as the 77th best place to conduct business out of a list of 393 of the nation's cities. In 2008 the cost of living index in the city was 82.5 and the national average is 100. Regarding the adult population, about 20% have acquired a bachelor's degree or better. In 2007 the estimated median household income in Alexandria was $32,000.

In Alexandria, Louisiana, companies are provided assistance from associations such as:

Those interested in staying up-to-date on Alexandria business and industry activities may want to visit the website thetowntalk.com.

Jobs in Alexandria

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 61110 $37640 $18.09 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8910 $30340 $14.59 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 7230 $27680 $13.31 10.15
4 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5960 $60300 $28.99 5.75
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4990 $20550 $9.88 8.3
6 Production Occupations 3990 $39930 $19.2 5.85
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3680 $29780 $14.32 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3580 $38680 $18.6 6.15
9 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3250 $21270 $10.23 4.1
10 Cashiers 2810 $18390 $8.84 2.25
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2700 $41920 $20.15 3.8
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2550 $39540 $19.01 4.4
13 Management Occupations 2450 $83760 $40.27 6.05
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 2360 $24090 $11.58 3.05
15 Personal Care Aides 2300 $20590 $9.9 1.3
16 Registered Nurses 2180 $59530 $28.62 1.9
17 Protective Service Occupations 2080 $40630 $19.53 2.25
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2020 $21980 $10.57 3.7
19 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2000 $54650 $26.27 5.05
20 Retail Salespersons 1830 $23710 $11.4 3.1
21 Office Clerks, General 1430 $24780 $11.91 2
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1190 $28200 $13.56 1.6
23 Community and Social Service Occupations 1160 $42000 $20.19 1.65
24 Nursing Assistants 1150 $20330 $9.77 1.05
25 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1080 $37180 $17.88 0.5
26 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1030 $18340 $8.82 2.15
27 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1020 $24610 $11.83 1.6
28 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 890 $21570 $10.37 1.6
29 General and Operations Managers 860 $96830 $46.55 1.4
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 850 $37100 $17.84 1
31 Waiters and Waitresses 830 $18520 $8.9 1.6
32 Food Preparation Workers 800 $18710 $9 0.6
33 Customer Service Representatives 740 $25420 $12.22 1.75
34 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 700 $22070 $10.61 1.2
35 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 650 $17920 $8.61 1
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 610 $35900 $17.26 1.1
37 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 600 $64000 $30.77 1.65
38 Construction Laborers 590 $27400 $13.17 0.8
39 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 580 $30400 $14.61 0.9
40 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 580 $34440 $16.56 1.2
41 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 540 $44540 $21.41 1
42 Team Assemblers 540 $39380 $18.93 0.75
43 Correctional Officers and Jailers 540 $45090 $21.68 0.3
44 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 530 $31770 $15.28 0.6
45 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 500 $53650 $25.79 0.7
46 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 490 $37760 $18.16 0.5
47 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 480 $41760 $20.08 0.3
48 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $22340 $10.74 0.7
49 Cooks, Restaurant 470 $21110 $10.15 0.75
50 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 460 $58580 $28.16 0.9
51 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 440 $50900 $24.47 1
52 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 420 $30880 $14.85 0.6
53 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 390 $18650 $8.97 0.3
54 Carpenters 370 $37340 $17.95 0.6
55 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 360 $17930 $8.62 0.3
56 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 350 $61030 $29.34 2.8
57 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $37420 $17.99 0.45
58 Security Guards 330 $31550 $15.17 0.7
59 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 330 $55240 $26.56 0.4
60 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 310 $65510 $31.5 0.4
61 Legal Occupations 300 $76680 $36.86 0.8
62 Accountants and Auditors 290 $57920 $27.84 0.9
63 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 290 $62560 $30.08 0.3
64 Childcare Workers 290 $18610 $8.95 0.8
65 Pharmacy Technicians 280 $30230 $14.53 0.25
66 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 280 $35070 $16.86 0.5
67 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $23000 $11.06 0.8
68 Medical Assistants 250 $28550 $13.73 0.45
69 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 250 $43010 $20.68 1.7
70 Production Workers, All Other 240 $26970 $12.97 0.2
71 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 240 $33790 $16.25 0.35
72 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 240 $31220 $15.01 0.6
73 Packers and Packagers, Hand 230 $19200 $9.23 0.45
74 Millwrights 230 $54260 $26.09 0
75 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $33290 $16.01 0.3
76 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 220 $42890 $20.62 0.2
77 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 220 $42390 $20.38 0.3
78 Psychiatric Aides 220 $23090 $11.1 0.1
79 Billing and Posting Clerks 220 $29620 $14.24 0.35
80 Medical and Health Services Managers 190 $90130 $43.33 0.2
81 Firefighters 190 $30290 $14.56 0.2
82 Managers, All Other 190 $73780 $35.47 0.65
83 Legal Secretaries 190 $36070 $17.34 0.1
84 Electricians 190 $51310 $24.67 0.4
85 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 190 $43040 $20.69 0.4
86 Pharmacists 190 $112450 $54.06 0.2
87 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $24220 $11.64 0.3
88 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 180 $39950 $19.21 0.1
89 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 180 $40320 $19.38 0.1
90 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $43020 $20.68 0.3
91 Financial Managers 170 $94640 $45.5 0.4
92 Dishwashers 170 $18350 $8.82 0.3
93 Compliance Officers 160 $65260 $31.37 0.2
94 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $19280 $9.27 0.2
95 Lawyers 160 $99950 $48.05 0.5
96 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 160 $29170 $14.02 0.1
97 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 $17860 $8.58 0.25
98 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $49230 $23.67 0.15
99 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 150 $22550 $10.84 0.1
100 Respiratory Therapists 150 $51430 $24.73 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Alexandria Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,640 61,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,340 8,910
Sales and Related Occupations 27,680 7,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 60,300 5,960
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,550 4,990
Production Occupations 39,930 3,990
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,780 3,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 38,680 3,580
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,270 3,250
Cashiers 18,390 2,810
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,920 2,700
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,540 2,550
Management Occupations 83,760 2,450
Healthcare Support Occupations 24,090 2,360
Personal Care Aides 20,590 2,300
Registered Nurses 59,530 2,180
Protective Service Occupations 40,630 2,080
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 21,980 2,020
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,650 2,000
Retail Salespersons 23,710 1,830
Office Clerks, General 24,780 1,430
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,200 1,190
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,000 1,160
Nursing Assistants 20,330 1,150
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,180 1,080
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,340 1,030
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,610 1,020
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,570 890
General and Operations Managers 96,830 860
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,100 850
Waiters and Waitresses 18,520 830
Food Preparation Workers 18,710 800
Customer Service Representatives 25,420 740
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,070 700
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 17,920 650
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,900 610
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,000 600
Construction Laborers 27,400 590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,400 580
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,440 580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 44,540 540
Team Assemblers 39,380 540
Correctional Officers and Jailers 45,090 540
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,770 530
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 53,650 500
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 37,760 490
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 41,760 480
Receptionists and Information Clerks 22,340 470
Cooks, Restaurant 21,110 470
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 58,580 460

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Alexandria, Louisiana Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,640 61,110
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,340 8,910
Sales and Related Occupations 27,680 7,230
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 60,300 5,960
Production Occupations 39,930 3,990
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,780 3,680
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 38,680 3,580
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,920 2,700
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,540 2,550
Management Occupations 83,760 2,450
Registered Nurses 59,530 2,180
Protective Service Occupations 40,630 2,080
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 54,650 2,000
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 28,200 1,190
Community and Social Service Occupations 42,000 1,160
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,180 1,080
General and Operations Managers 96,830 860
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,100 850
Customer Service Representatives 25,420 740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,900 610
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 64,000 600
Construction Laborers 27,400 590
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 30,400 580
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,440 580
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 44,540 540
Team Assemblers 39,380 540
Correctional Officers and Jailers 45,090 540
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,770 530
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 53,650 500
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 37,760 490
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 41,760 480
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 58,580 460
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 50,900 440
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,880 420
Carpenters 37,340 370
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 61,030 350
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 37,420 330
Security Guards 31,550 330
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,240 330
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 65,510 310
Legal Occupations 76,680 300
Accountants and Auditors 57,920 290
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 62,560 290
Pharmacy Technicians 30,230 280
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,070 280
Medical Assistants 28,550 250
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 43,010 250
Production Workers, All Other 26,970 240
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,790 240
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 31,220 240

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