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Cleveland Employment

Employment and Industries in the Cleveland, Tennessee Area

Cleveland, Tennessee is home to industries such as textiles, cooking equipment, foodstuff, storage batteries, industrial cleaning products, pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, furniture, and industrial and domestic chemicals. The city includes close to 150 manufacturing firms. Educational, health and social services are also important to the economy. Cleveland is the headquarters of Life Care Centers of America, one of the nation's largest privately-held nursing facility companies.

Whirlpool Corporation, Cleveland Division, is the area's largest employer. In Cleveland, Tennessee the significant job providing segments are educational services, healthcare, electrical equipment, appliances and components; accommodation and food services, manufacturing, and professional, scientific and technical services.

Management, professional and related occupations comprise about 29% of the labor force. Approximately 24% of the workers are employed in sales and office jobs. About 21% of the labor force is employed in production, transportation and material moving occupations.

Details regarding Cleveland, Tennessee: Adult population which has achieved a bachelors degree or higher: 22%. Average earnings in 2009: $26,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 85.0 (U.S. average: 100).

The top manufactures in Cleveland, Tennessee:

  • Whirlpool Corporation, Cleveland Division
  • Peyton's Southeastern Inc
  • Cleveland Chair Company
  • Jackson Manufacturing Company
  • Schering Plough
  • Mars Snackfood U.S.
  • Procter & Gamble Co., Duracell
  • Advanced Photographic Solutions
  • Olin Corporation
  • Exel Inc
  • Arch Chemicals Inc
  • Hardwick Clothes Inc
  • Johnston Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Rubbermaid Cleaning Products
  • Renfro Corporation
  • Eaton Electrical
  • Flowers Bakery of Cleveland LLC
  • Newly Weds Foods
  • Georgia Pacific Corp

The city's top employers:

  • Whirlpool Corporation, Cleveland Division
  • Skyridge Medical Center
  • Peyton's Southeastern
  • Bradley County Schools
  • Walmart
  • Cleveland City Schools
  • Bradley County Government
  • Lee University
  • Jackson Furniture Industries
  • Schering-Plough Inc

Some of the organizations that provide assistance to Cleveland, Tennessee businesses are shown below:

Cleveland Daily Banner is a good source of information regarding local business and industry.

Jobs in Cleveland

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations45690$37,570$18.06100
2Production Occupations9540$33,110$15.925.7
3Office and Administrative Support Occupations6600$31,020$14.9114.35
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations4680$20,460$9.848.55
5Sales and Related Occupations4100$33,620$16.179.9
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations2790$38,030$18.286.05
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2180$65,890$31.685.8
8Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2070$18,680$8.982.3
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1810$41,460$19.933.8
10Management Occupations1770$89,900$43.226.15
11Retail Salespersons1370$31,460$15.132.85
12Cashiers1240$20,100$9.672.2
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1120$25,130$12.083.65
14Construction and Extraction Occupations1030$39,260$18.874.45
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations1000$56,000$26.925.25
16Healthcare Support Occupations960$28,720$13.813
17Personal Care and Service Occupations960$27,000$12.984.3
18Protective Service Occupations770$41,000$19.712.2
19Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive770$30,790$14.811.5
20Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers760$47,630$22.91.2
21Community and Social Service Occupations720$28,620$13.761.65
22Architecture and Engineering Occupations710$82,750$39.791.7
23Customer Service Representatives680$27,420$13.181.75
24Office Clerks, General640$27,940$13.431.9
25Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners610$23,080$11.11.55
26Waiters and Waitresses580$19,630$9.441.7
27Maintenance and Repair Workers, General570$34,740$16.70.9
28First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers530$44,320$21.310.95
29General and Operations Managers530$108,400$52.111.5
30First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers500$44,380$21.341
31First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers440$54,210$26.060.4
32Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators440$33,120$15.920.35
33Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks370$31,920$15.351.05
34Nursing Assistants370$25,800$12.411
35Computer and Mathematical Occupations360$58,280$28.022.9
36Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products320$48,580$23.360.9
37Bill and Account Collectors290$21,740$10.450.2
38First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers290$30,950$14.880.6
39Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses290$37,310$17.940.5
40Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers270$31,020$14.920.3
41Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations260$45,670$21.961.8
42Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks260$25,080$12.060.4
43Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics250$37,610$18.080.5
44First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors250$42,020$20.20
45Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria240$20,680$9.940.3
46Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations240$59,360$28.540.8
47Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers240$38,400$18.460.4
48Personal Care Aides230$21,260$10.221.5
49Pharmacy Technicians220$27,660$13.30.3
50Receptionists and Information Clerks220$26,180$12.580.7
51Cooks, Restaurant210$24,050$11.560.8
52Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners210$19,420$9.340.9
53Medical Assistants210$28,950$13.920.45
54Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers180$34,600$16.640.8
55Industrial Machinery Mechanics170$48,800$23.460.2
56Nurse Practitioners170$90,100$43.320.1
57Tellers170$26,400$12.690.3
58Construction Laborers160$30,880$14.840.8
59Financial Managers160$95,780$46.050.4
60First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers160$66,080$31.770.3
61Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop160$20,060$9.650.3
62Sewing Machine Operators150$18,490$8.890.1
63Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers150$45,180$21.720.3
64Billing and Posting Clerks140$33,690$16.20.3
65Food Servers, Nonrestaurant140$19,880$9.560.2
66Medical Secretaries140$28,410$13.660.4
67Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators140$39,760$19.120.2
68Accountants and Auditors130$57,280$27.540.9
69Electricians130$41,760$20.080.4
70Sales Representatives, Services, All Other130$46,270$22.250.6
71Computer User Support Specialists120$36,430$17.510.4
72Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop120$20,400$9.810.3
73Counter and Rental Clerks120$27,480$13.210.3
74Dishwashers120$18,190$8.740.3
75Food Service Managers120$37,950$18.250.2
76Human Resources Specialists120$46,330$22.280.35
77Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks120$39,810$19.140.2
78Business Operations Specialists, All Other110$58,560$28.150.7
79Childcare Workers110$18,000$8.650.8
80Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers110$40,310$19.380.2
81Loan Interviewers and Clerks110$29,300$14.090.15
82Postal Service Mail Carriers110$51,110$24.570.2
83Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education110$32,720$15.730.3
84First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers100$53,180$25.570.4
85Home Health Aides100$22,720$10.920.7
86Carpenters90$36,430$17.520.7
87Child, Family, and School Social Workers90$40,330$19.390.2
88Dental Assistants90$34,650$16.660.2
89Helpers--Electricians90$27,780$13.360
90Managers, All Other90$65,260$31.370.6
91Pharmacists90$105,170$50.560.2
92Sales Managers90$106,600$51.250.2
93Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products90$94,310$45.340.2
94Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers90$46,340$22.280.15
95Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists80$40,110$19.280.2
96First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers80$45,880$22.060.3
97Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks80$18,270$8.780.2
98Medical and Health Services Managers80$94,950$45.650.25
99Administrative Services Managers70$67,740$32.570.2
100Amusement and Recreation Attendants70$25,770$12.390.2
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Jobs More Common Near Cleveland Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$37,57045,690
Production Occupations$33,1109,540
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,0206,600
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,4604,680
Sales and Related Occupations$33,6204,100
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$38,0302,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$65,8902,180
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,6802,070
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,4601,810
Management Occupations$89,9001,770
Retail Salespersons$31,4601,370
Cashiers$20,1001,240
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,1301,120
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,2601,030
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$56,0001,000
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,720960
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,000960
Protective Service Occupations$41,000770
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,790770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,630760
Community and Social Service Occupations$28,620720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$82,750710
Customer Service Representatives$27,420680
Office Clerks, General$27,940640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,080610
Waiters and Waitresses$19,630580
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,740570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$44,320530
General and Operations Managers$108,400530
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,380500
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$54,210440
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,120440
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,920370
Nursing Assistants$25,800370
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$58,280360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$48,580320
Bill and Account Collectors$21,740290
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,950290
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$37,310290
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$31,020270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,670260
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$25,080260
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,610250
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors$42,020250
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$20,680240
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$59,360240
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$38,400240
Personal Care Aides$21,260230
Pharmacy Technicians$27,660220
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,180220

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$37,57045,690
Production Occupations$33,1109,540
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,0206,600
Sales and Related Occupations$33,6204,100
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$38,0302,790
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$65,8902,180
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,4601,810
Management Occupations$89,9001,770
Retail Salespersons$31,4601,370
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,1301,120
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,2601,030
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$56,0001,000
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,720960
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,000960
Protective Service Occupations$41,000770
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$30,790770
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$47,630760
Community and Social Service Occupations$28,620720
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$82,750710
Customer Service Representatives$27,420680
Office Clerks, General$27,940640
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$34,740570
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$44,320530
General and Operations Managers$108,400530
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,380500
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$54,210440
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$33,120440
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$31,920370
Nursing Assistants$25,800370
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$58,280360
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$48,580320
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,950290
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$37,310290
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$31,020270
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$45,670260
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$25,080260
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,610250
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors$42,020250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$59,360240
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$38,400240
Pharmacy Technicians$27,660220
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,180220
Medical Assistants$28,950210
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$34,600180
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$48,800170
Nurse Practitioners$90,100170
Tellers$26,400170
Construction Laborers$30,880160
Financial Managers$95,780160
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers$66,080160

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