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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations86390$39,990$19.23100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations12460$33,380$16.0513.75
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations10270$21,600$10.388.7
4Production Occupations9030$37,140$17.865.6
5Sales and Related Occupations9030$30,780$14.89.5
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations8050$32,300$15.536.7
7Educational Instruction and Library Occupations6160$54,040$25.986
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations4520$64,610$31.075.85
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4020$44,450$21.373.75
10Management Occupations3890$84,800$40.776.35
11Retail Salespersons3890$26,930$12.952.7
12Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators3190$35,190$16.920.8
13Fast Food and Counter Workers3130$19,000$9.132.45
14Healthcare Support Occupations3120$30,150$14.52.85
15Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2710$26,740$12.863.6
16Construction and Extraction Occupations2690$42,920$20.644.6
17Business and Financial Operations Occupations2650$61,340$29.495.35
18Customer Service Representatives2570$27,310$13.131.75
19Cashiers2250$21,770$10.472.2
20Personal Care and Service Occupations1850$24,280$11.674.65
21Office Clerks, General1740$32,430$15.591.9
22Waiters and Waitresses1720$22,100$10.631.65
23Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1690$30,770$14.791.8
24Stockers and Order Fillers1500$24,900$11.971.25
25Community and Social Service Occupations1330$46,760$22.481.75
26Maintenance and Repair Workers, General1320$42,310$20.340.9
27First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1220$45,360$21.810.95
28Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1160$26,270$12.631.5
29Registered Nurses1150$63,000$30.291.95
30First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1120$37,110$17.840.95
31Food Preparation Workers1120$19,360$9.310.5
32Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1100$33,180$15.951.4
33Home Health and Personal Care Aides1080$22,130$10.640
34Cooks, Restaurant1070$22,190$10.670.9
35Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1060$39,340$18.911.2
36General and Operations Managers1050$86,160$41.421.5
37Computer and Mathematical Occupations910$66,060$31.763
38Architecture and Engineering Occupations890$75,850$36.471.7
39First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers890$27,540$13.240.6
40Cooks, Fast Food880$19,980$9.60.3
41Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators840$38,240$18.390.4
42Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners810$23,260$11.180.9
43Receptionists and Information Clerks720$25,250$12.140.7
44Nursing Assistants710$29,050$13.970.95
45Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks670$39,540$19.011.05
46Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other670$67,930$32.660.7
47Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses660$42,550$20.460.5
48Light Truck Drivers660$33,300$16.010.6
49Childcare Workers630$19,890$9.560.7
50Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity610$31,500$15.150.3
51First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers520$63,490$30.530.4
52Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria510$24,400$11.730.3
53Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants480$34,790$16.730.4
54Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations470$44,090$21.21.8
55Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations460$66,420$31.930.8
56Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers440$29,000$13.940.75
57Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics410$38,120$18.330.5
58Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products410$61,220$29.430.85
59Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers380$44,520$21.410.4
60Tellers370$28,880$13.880.25
61Driver/Sales Workers360$23,100$11.110.3
62Medical Assistants350$32,810$15.770.45
63Self-Enrichment Teachers350$39,580$19.030.2
64Bartenders340$31,750$15.270.4
65Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment340$22,160$10.650.3
66Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors330$59,390$28.550.2
67First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers310$61,270$29.460.3
68Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists310$24,220$11.640.4
69Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other310$74,740$35.930.7
70Human Resources Specialists300$57,090$27.450.4
71Machinists300$40,420$19.430.2
72Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel300$44,520$21.410.7
73Carpenters290$40,170$19.310.6
74Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers290$43,190$20.770.35
75Child, Family, and School Social Workers280$42,500$20.430.2
76Helpers--Production Workers280$37,600$18.080.2
77Postal Service Mail Carriers280$50,490$24.280.2
78Dental Assistants270$39,690$19.080.2
79Medical and Health Services Managers270$83,210$40.010.3
80Packers and Packagers, Hand270$24,310$11.690.4
81Electricians260$52,900$25.430.45
82Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers260$38,750$18.630.2
83Legal Occupations260$57,370$27.580.8
84Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks260$35,170$16.910.4
85Financial Managers250$105,650$50.790.4
86Food Service Managers250$44,850$21.560.2
87Firefighters240$41,740$20.070.2
88Pharmacy Technicians240$35,030$16.840.3
89Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop230$19,220$9.240.3
90Accountants and Auditors220$57,470$27.630.9
91Construction Laborers220$35,570$17.10.9
92Correctional Officers and Jailers220$37,350$17.960.25
93First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers220$60,460$29.070.4
94Information and Record Clerks, All Other220$41,620$20.010.1
95Billing and Posting Clerks210$33,680$16.190.3
96Dental Hygienists210$68,120$32.750.1
97Industrial Machinery Mechanics210$44,460$21.370.2
98Computer User Support Specialists200$42,260$20.320.4
99First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors200$57,000$27.40.3
100Healthcare Support Workers, All Other200$41,870$20.130.1
Source: 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov
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Jobs More Common Near Clarksville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,99086,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,38012,460
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,60010,270
Production Occupations$37,1409,030
Sales and Related Occupations$30,7809,030
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,3008,050
Educational Instruction and Library Occupations$54,0406,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,6104,520
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,4504,020
Management Occupations$84,8003,890
Retail Salespersons$26,9303,890
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators$35,1903,190
Fast Food and Counter Workers$19,0003,130
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,1503,120
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,7402,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,9202,690
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,3402,650
Customer Service Representatives$27,3102,570
Cashiers$21,7702,250
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,2801,850
Office Clerks, General$32,4301,740
Waiters and Waitresses$22,1001,720
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,7701,690
Stockers and Order Fillers$24,9001,500
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,7601,330
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$42,3101,320
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$45,3601,220
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,2701,160
Registered Nurses$63,0001,150
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,1101,120
Food Preparation Workers$19,3601,120
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,1801,100
Home Health and Personal Care Aides$22,1301,080
Cooks, Restaurant$22,1901,070
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,3401,060
General and Operations Managers$86,1601,050
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,060910
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,850890
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$27,540890
Cooks, Fast Food$19,980880
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$38,240840
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,260810
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,250720
Nursing Assistants$29,050710
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,540670
Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other$67,930670
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$42,550660
Light Truck Drivers$33,300660
Childcare Workers$19,890630
Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity$31,500610

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,99086,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$33,38012,460
Production Occupations$37,1409,030
Sales and Related Occupations$30,7809,030
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,3008,050
Educational Instruction and Library Occupations$54,0406,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,6104,520
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,4504,020
Management Occupations$84,8003,890
Retail Salespersons$26,9303,890
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators$35,1903,190
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,1503,120
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,7402,710
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,9202,690
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,3402,650
Customer Service Representatives$27,3102,570
Office Clerks, General$32,4301,740
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$30,7701,690
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,7601,330
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$42,3101,320
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$45,3601,220
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,2701,160
Registered Nurses$63,0001,150
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$37,1101,120
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,1801,100
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$39,3401,060
General and Operations Managers$86,1601,050
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$66,060910
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,850890
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$27,540890
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$38,240840
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,250720
Nursing Assistants$29,050710
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,540670
Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other$67,930670
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$42,550660
Light Truck Drivers$33,300660
Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity$31,500610
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$63,490520
Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants$34,790480
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$44,090470
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$66,420460
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$29,000440
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$38,120410
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$61,220410
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$44,520380
Tellers$28,880370
Medical Assistants$32,810350
Self-Enrichment Teachers$39,580350
Bartenders$31,750340

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