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Clarksville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Clarksville, Tennessee Area

Clarksville's major economic elements are the Fort Campbell Army Post, Austin Peay State University, a strong manufacturing industry and a growing hospitality sector. Manufacturing of heating and air conditioning units and printing are important industries. The growing, processing and marketing of tobacco also contributes to the economy. Fort Campbell, situated near the city is the state's largest employer.

Clarksville was named a top 20 best performing city in a list of the nation's 200 largest metros by the Milken Institute. Clarksville has been named as one of the South's top 10 places which includes plenty of talented labor by Southern Business & Development. Business Development Outlook named Clarksville as the 4th best place for affordable living.

Clarksville's major industrial employers:

  • Florim USA
  • Jostens
  • Quebecor
  • American Standard
  • Robert Bosch Corporation
  • Trane
  • Bridgestone Metalpha USA
  • Letica Corporation
  • Whiston Lumber Company
  • SPX Corporation
  • Precision Printing & Packaging
  • Vulcan Corporation
  • Smithfield Manufacturing Inc
  • Averitt Hardwoods International
  • Hemlock Semiconductor LLC (HSC)
  • Premiumware, Inc
  • Print Xcel
  • Starteck USA
  • UCAR Carbon Corporation
  • Clarksville Foundry

In Clarksville some of the most popular jobs where the majority of the employees have college degrees are teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, education administrators, computer systems analysts, financial managers, educational, vocational and school counselors; and pharmacists.

The significant employment segments in Clarksville are shown below:

  • Healthcare
  • Educational Services
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Construction
  • Government

Facts about Clarksville, Tennessee: Estimated median household income in 2007: $48,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 80.7. Adult population that achieved a bachelor's degree or better: 20%.

Some of the useful organizations for local businesses are:

The Leaf Chronicle offers current news about the local business community and economy.

Jobs in Clarksville

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 84570 $38120 $18.33 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13600 $30920 $14.87 14.8
3 Production Occupations 9420 $35880 $17.25 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 9380 $29110 $14 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9340 $19950 $9.59 8.3
6 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6080 $49280 $23.69 6.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 5730 $29910 $14.38 6.45
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 5180 $60760 $29.21 5.75
9 Management Occupations 4120 $81090 $38.99 6.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3750 $43700 $21.01 3.8
11 Retail Salespersons 3390 $25430 $12.22 3.1
12 Cashiers 3020 $18750 $9.01 2.25
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2990 $18140 $8.72 2.15
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 2870 $29670 $14.27 3.05
15 Team Assemblers 2800 $35540 $17.09 0.75
16 Customer Service Representatives 2620 $25870 $12.44 1.75
17 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2540 $59780 $28.74 5.05
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2320 $24310 $11.69 3.7
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2150 $22750 $10.94 4.1
20 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2050 $39840 $19.15 4.4
21 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1720 $27390 $13.17 1.6
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1620 $29750 $14.3 1.6
23 Waiters and Waitresses 1600 $19090 $9.18 1.6
24 Registered Nurses 1510 $57720 $27.75 1.9
25 Community and Social Service Occupations 1490 $40880 $19.65 1.65
26 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1490 $25700 $12.36 1.2
27 Nursing Assistants 1290 $25310 $12.17 1.05
28 Office Clerks, General 1200 $30530 $14.68 2
29 Cooks, Fast Food 1160 $17970 $8.64 0.3
30 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1130 $39160 $18.83 1
31 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1090 $23530 $11.31 1.6
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1030 $39560 $19.02 0.9
33 General and Operations Managers 1000 $84780 $40.76 1.4
34 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 960 $45140 $21.7 1
35 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 920 $66200 $31.83 2.8
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 850 $34020 $16.35 1.1
37 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 820 $34860 $16.76 1.2
38 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 810 $66680 $32.06 1.65
39 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 790 $38760 $18.63 0.5
40 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 770 $26760 $12.87 0.6
41 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 760 $30280 $14.56 0.25
42 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 670 $55450 $26.66 0.4
43 Personal Care Aides 660 $20370 $9.79 1.3
44 Receptionists and Information Clerks 640 $23820 $11.45 0.7
45 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 630 $20470 $9.84 1
46 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 600 $29570 $14.22 0.3
47 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 580 $54720 $26.31 1
48 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 580 $38730 $18.62 1.7
49 Cooks, Restaurant 560 $23180 $11.14 0.75
50 Childcare Workers 560 $18170 $8.74 0.8
51 Driver/Sales Workers 530 $21880 $10.52 0.3
52 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 520 $65200 $31.34 0.7
53 Food Preparation Workers 500 $18890 $9.08 0.6
54 Education Administrators, All Other 470 $75040 $36.08 0
55 Tellers 450 $25090 $12.06 0.3
56 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 440 $37930 $18.23 0.2
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 430 $42370 $20.37 0.5
58 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 410 $41570 $19.99 0
59 Pharmacy Technicians 390 $28590 $13.75 0.25
60 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 390 $58370 $28.06 0.9
61 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 380 $36590 $17.59 0.3
62 Medical Assistants 370 $28270 $13.59 0.45
63 Helpers--Production Workers 370 $23020 $11.07 0.3
64 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 370 $29670 $14.27 0.6
65 Food Service Managers 350 $50090 $24.08 0.2
66 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 350 $48340 $23.24 0.2
67 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 340 $19860 $9.55 0.3
68 Dental Assistants 330 $35910 $17.27 0.2
69 Packers and Packagers, Hand 330 $21660 $10.42 0.45
70 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 320 $35510 $17.07 0.3
71 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 300 $36850 $17.72 0.1
72 Machinists 290 $41410 $19.91 0.3
73 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 290 $23570 $11.33 0.3
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 280 $54770 $26.33 0.3
75 Electricians 280 $41970 $20.18 0.4
76 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 280 $45490 $21.87 0.6
77 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 280 $39870 $19.17 0.2
78 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 270 $35310 $16.97 0.35
79 Financial Managers 270 $89330 $42.95 0.4
80 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $85700 $41.2 0.2
81 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 270 $26620 $12.8 0.8
82 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $29380 $14.13 0.3
83 Mental Health Counselors 260 $35920 $17.27 0.1
84 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 260 $18230 $8.76 0.25
85 Postal Service Mail Carriers 240 $51330 $24.68 0.15
86 Loan Officers 240 $53500 $25.72 0.2
87 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 240 $39090 $18.79 0.2
88 Accountants and Auditors 240 $60820 $29.24 0.9
89 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors 240 $53350 $25.65 0.2
90 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 230 $34070 $16.38 0.4
91 Human Resources Specialists 230 $52290 $25.14 0.3
92 Construction Laborers 230 $28830 $13.86 0.8
93 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 230 $22560 $10.85 0.3
94 Bartenders 230 $21260 $10.22 0.4
95 Billing and Posting Clerks 230 $33590 $16.15 0.35
96 Parts Salespersons 220 $28730 $13.81 0.2
97 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 220 $52180 $25.09 0.1
98 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $27920 $13.42 0.4
99 Managers, All Other 220 $64170 $30.85 0.65
100 Firefighters 220 $37110 $17.84 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Clarksville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,120 84,570
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,920 13,600
Production Occupations 35,880 9,420
Sales and Related Occupations 29,110 9,380
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,950 9,340
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,280 6,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,910 5,730
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 60,760 5,180
Management Occupations 81,090 4,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,700 3,750
Retail Salespersons 25,430 3,390
Cashiers 18,750 3,020
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,140 2,990
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,670 2,870
Team Assemblers 35,540 2,800
Customer Service Representatives 25,870 2,620
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,780 2,540
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,310 2,320
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,750 2,150
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,840 2,050
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,390 1,720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,750 1,620
Waiters and Waitresses 19,090 1,600
Registered Nurses 57,720 1,510
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,880 1,490
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,700 1,490
Nursing Assistants 25,310 1,290
Office Clerks, General 30,530 1,200
Cooks, Fast Food 17,970 1,160
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,160 1,130
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,530 1,090
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,560 1,030
General and Operations Managers 84,780 1,000
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,140 960
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,200 920
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,020 850
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,860 820
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,680 810
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,760 790
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,760 770
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 30,280 760
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,450 670
Personal Care Aides 20,370 660
Receptionists and Information Clerks 23,820 640
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,470 630
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 29,570 600
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 54,720 580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,730 580
Cooks, Restaurant 23,180 560
Childcare Workers 18,170 560

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Clarksville, Tennessee Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,120 84,570
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,920 13,600
Production Occupations 35,880 9,420
Sales and Related Occupations 29,110 9,380
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 49,280 6,080
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,910 5,730
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 60,760 5,180
Management Occupations 81,090 4,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,700 3,750
Retail Salespersons 25,430 3,390
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,670 2,870
Team Assemblers 35,540 2,800
Customer Service Representatives 25,870 2,620
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 59,780 2,540
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,840 2,050
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,390 1,720
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,750 1,620
Registered Nurses 57,720 1,510
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,880 1,490
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,700 1,490
Nursing Assistants 25,310 1,290
Office Clerks, General 30,530 1,200
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,160 1,130
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,560 1,030
General and Operations Managers 84,780 1,000
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 45,140 960
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,200 920
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,020 850
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,860 820
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,680 810
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 38,760 790
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,760 770
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 30,280 760
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 55,450 670
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 29,570 600
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 54,720 580
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 38,730 580
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 65,200 520
Education Administrators, All Other 75,040 470
Tellers 25,090 450
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 37,930 440
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 42,370 430
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 41,570 410
Pharmacy Technicians 28,590 390
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 58,370 390
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 36,590 380
Medical Assistants 28,270 370
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 29,670 370
Food Service Managers 50,090 350
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 48,340 350

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