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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations60460$38,060$18.3100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations9330$30,190$14.5114.35
3Sales and Related Occupations6670$28,160$13.549.9
4Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations5630$63,430$30.55.8
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4780$20,590$9.98.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4290$31,690$15.246.55
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations3700$39,100$18.86.05
8Production Occupations3390$37,540$18.055.7
9Personal Care and Service Occupations3210$21,580$10.374.3
10Construction and Extraction Occupations2610$40,390$19.424.45
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2590$43,710$21.013.8
12Cashiers2460$18,350$8.822.2
13Healthcare Support Occupations2340$24,570$11.813
14Management Occupations2310$80,890$38.896.15
15Personal Care Aides2300$20,680$9.941.5
16Registered Nurses2140$61,790$29.711.95
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations2060$55,490$26.685.25
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1940$22,370$10.763.65
19Retail Salespersons1880$23,660$11.372.85
20Protective Service Occupations1840$42,480$20.422.2
21Office Clerks, General1750$24,190$11.631.9
22Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1400$25,850$12.431.7
23Community and Social Service Occupations1390$41,060$19.741.65
24Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1190$28,610$13.751.5
25Nursing Assistants1040$21,400$10.291
26Food Preparation Workers1040$18,260$8.780.6
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners930$22,080$10.621.55
28Waiters and Waitresses890$18,560$8.931.7
29Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses850$39,080$18.790.5
30First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers810$35,310$16.981
31General and Operations Managers800$86,520$41.61.5
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers740$22,470$10.811.3
33Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food710$19,220$9.242.3
34Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks690$36,440$17.521.05
35Architecture and Engineering Occupations680$66,350$31.91.7
36Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products600$50,940$24.490.9
37First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers580$41,640$20.020.95
38Customer Service Representatives580$28,680$13.791.75
39Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers580$39,170$18.831.2
40Business Operations Specialists, All Other570$58,630$28.190.7
41Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants570$38,520$18.520.35
42Maintenance and Repair Workers, General560$33,320$16.020.9
43Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers560$35,780$17.20.6
44Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners530$18,300$8.80.9
45Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers530$37,400$17.980.4
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers510$30,510$14.670.6
47Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations510$65,470$31.480.8
48Construction Laborers490$29,310$14.090.8
49Receptionists and Information Clerks470$23,390$11.240.7
50Tellers380$25,740$12.370.3
51Carpenters380$37,560$18.060.7
52Production Workers, All Other370$31,540$15.170.2
53Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers370$32,930$15.830.3
54Social and Human Service Assistants350$28,830$13.860.25
55Childcare Workers350$18,430$8.860.8
56Home Health Aides340$23,710$11.40.7
57Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria340$19,430$9.340.3
58Computer and Mathematical Occupations330$62,350$29.982.9
59First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers320$63,460$30.510.3
60First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers320$66,390$31.920.4
61Cooks, Restaurant310$22,370$10.760.8
62Legal Occupations310$76,600$36.830.8
63Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators300$30,660$14.740.35
64Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other290$39,690$19.080.1
65Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations290$32,670$15.710.65
66Security Guards290$30,780$14.80.7
67Bus Drivers, School or Special Client290$18,580$8.930.3
68Accountants and Auditors290$60,760$29.210.9
69Pharmacy Technicians280$31,330$15.060.3
70Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations280$43,620$20.971.8
71Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers270$22,900$11.010.8
72Cooks, Fast Food270$17,860$8.590.3
73First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers260$50,650$24.350.4
74Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters250$45,350$21.80.3
75Medical Assistants240$28,710$13.80.45
76Billing and Posting Clerks230$29,610$14.240.3
77Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks220$38,120$18.330.4
78Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators220$38,310$18.420.2
79Sales Representatives, Services, All Other210$57,230$27.510.6
80Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics210$38,560$18.540.5
81Medical and Health Services Managers210$97,150$46.710.25
82Managers, All Other210$75,470$36.280.6
83Loan Officers210$43,190$20.760.2
84Information and Record Clerks, All Other200$38,660$18.590.1
85First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors200$48,870$23.490
86Insurance Sales Agents200$33,500$16.110.3
87Lawyers190$87,380$42.010.5
88Electricians190$51,390$24.710.4
89Radiologic Technologists180$45,780$22.010.1
90Legal Secretaries180$36,540$17.570.1
91Firefighters180$31,370$15.080.2
92Pharmacists180$121,000$58.170.2
93Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop170$18,450$8.870.3
94Dental Assistants160$30,700$14.760.2
95Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks160$20,120$9.670.2
96Counter and Rental Clerks150$24,140$11.610.3
97Postal Service Mail Carriers150$48,200$23.170.2
98Millwrights150$58,370$28.060
99Healthcare Social Workers150$49,550$23.820.1
100Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other140$60,890$29.270.1
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Jobs More Common Near Alexandria Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,06060,460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,1909,330
Sales and Related Occupations$28,1606,670
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,4305,630
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,5904,780
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,6904,290
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$39,1003,700
Production Occupations$37,5403,390
Personal Care and Service Occupations$21,5803,210
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,3902,610
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,7102,590
Cashiers$18,3502,460
Healthcare Support Occupations$24,5702,340
Management Occupations$80,8902,310
Personal Care Aides$20,6802,300
Registered Nurses$61,7902,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$55,4902,060
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$22,3701,940
Retail Salespersons$23,6601,880
Protective Service Occupations$42,4801,840
Office Clerks, General$24,1901,750
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,8501,400
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,0601,390
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$28,6101,190
Nursing Assistants$21,4001,040
Food Preparation Workers$18,2601,040
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,080930
Waiters and Waitresses$18,560890
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,080850
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$35,310810
General and Operations Managers$86,520800
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$22,470740
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$19,220710
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,440690
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$66,350680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$50,940600
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$41,640580
Customer Service Representatives$28,680580
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,170580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$58,630570
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$38,520570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,320560
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,780560
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$18,300530
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$37,400530
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,510510
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$65,470510
Construction Laborers$29,310490
Receptionists and Information Clerks$23,390470
Tellers$25,740380

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,06060,460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$30,1909,330
Sales and Related Occupations$28,1606,670
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$63,4305,630
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,6904,290
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$39,1003,700
Production Occupations$37,5403,390
Construction and Extraction Occupations$40,3902,610
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$43,7102,590
Management Occupations$80,8902,310
Registered Nurses$61,7902,140
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$55,4902,060
Protective Service Occupations$42,4801,840
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,8501,400
Community and Social Service Occupations$41,0601,390
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$28,6101,190
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$39,080850
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$35,310810
General and Operations Managers$86,520800
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,440690
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$66,350680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$50,940600
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$41,640580
Customer Service Representatives$28,680580
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,170580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$58,630570
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants$38,520570
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$33,320560
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$35,780560
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$37,400530
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,510510
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$65,470510
Construction Laborers$29,310490
Tellers$25,740380
Carpenters$37,560380
Production Workers, All Other$31,540370
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$32,930370
Social and Human Service Assistants$28,830350
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,350330
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$63,460320
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$66,390320
Legal Occupations$76,600310
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$30,660300
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other$39,690290
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations$32,670290
Security Guards$30,780290
Accountants and Auditors$60,760290
Pharmacy Technicians$31,330280
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$43,620280
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$50,650260

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