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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 46610 $37740 $18.14 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5770 $31880 $15.33 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4510 $20190 $9.71 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 4180 $33950 $16.32 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 2940 $39090 $18.79 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2370 $62850 $30.22 5.75
7 Team Assemblers 2020 $35260 $16.95 0.75
8 Management Occupations 1750 $91660 $44.07 6.05
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1690 $42690 $20.53 3.8
10 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1660 $18170 $8.73 2.15
11 Cashiers 1350 $21210 $10.2 2.25
12 Retail Salespersons 1310 $30860 $14.84 3.1
13 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1240 $37950 $18.25 4.4
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 1070 $29130 $14 3.05
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1040 $22760 $10.94 3.7
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 870 $25350 $12.19 4.1
17 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 820 $48850 $23.49 1.2
18 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 820 $58610 $28.18 5.05
19 Office Clerks, General 800 $30780 $14.8 2
20 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 730 $32260 $15.51 1.6
21 Community and Social Service Occupations 710 $26600 $12.79 1.65
22 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 690 $82860 $39.84 1.65
23 Waiters and Waitresses 670 $19560 $9.4 1.6
24 Protective Service Occupations 650 $38030 $18.28 2.25
25 Registered Nurses 640 $53670 $25.8 1.9
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 580 $20290 $9.76 1.6
27 Customer Service Representatives 560 $27860 $13.4 1.75
28 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 540 $39210 $18.85 0.9
29 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 500 $48330 $23.24 1
30 General and Operations Managers 490 $112540 $54.1 1.4
31 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 480 $24490 $11.77 1.2
32 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $28930 $13.91 0.35
33 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 460 $57680 $27.73 0.4
34 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 430 $45630 $21.94 1
35 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 410 $18920 $9.09 0.3
36 Nursing Assistants 400 $24760 $11.91 1.05
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 380 $30270 $14.55 1.1
38 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 340 $43850 $21.08 1
39 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $36830 $17.71 0.5
40 Sewing Machine Operators 300 $23460 $11.28 0.1
41 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 290 $31050 $14.93 0.6
42 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 290 $40710 $19.57 0.3
43 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 280 $45590 $21.92 1.7
44 Pharmacy Technicians 250 $27440 $13.19 0.25
45 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 250 $59290 $28.51 0.9
46 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 250 $58580 $28.16 2.8
47 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 250 $38700 $18.6 0.5
48 Packers and Packagers, Hand 240 $22850 $10.98 0.45
49 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 230 $38760 $18.63 0.45
50 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 230 $18700 $8.99 1
51 Recreation Workers 220 $26860 $12.91 0.3
52 Receptionists and Information Clerks 220 $24540 $11.8 0.7
53 Medical Assistants 220 $27520 $13.23 0.45
54 Industrial Engineers 210 $83030 $39.92 0.2
55 Personal Care Aides 200 $20990 $10.09 1.3
56 Cooks, Restaurant 200 $23520 $11.31 0.75
57 Bill and Account Collectors 200 $22450 $10.8 0.2
58 Dishwashers 190 $18150 $8.73 0.3
59 Food Preparation Workers 180 $20130 $9.68 0.6
60 Construction Laborers 180 $28220 $13.57 0.8
61 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 180 $48310 $23.23 0.2
62 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $25660 $12.34 0.3
63 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 170 $28700 $13.8 0.4
64 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $19680 $9.46 0.25
65 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 150 $29580 $14.22 0.3
66 Tellers 150 $26370 $12.68 0.3
67 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $68110 $32.75 0.3
68 Accountants and Auditors 140 $55270 $26.57 0.9
69 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 130 $51250 $24.64 0.3
70 Food Service Managers 130 $41380 $19.89 0.2
71 Medical Secretaries 130 $27770 $13.35 0.4
72 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 130 $33470 $16.09 0.8
73 Electricians 130 $40050 $19.26 0.4
74 Billing and Posting Clerks 130 $32610 $15.68 0.35
75 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $60050 $28.87 0.2
76 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 120 $53650 $25.79 0.6
77 Financial Managers 110 $114900 $55.24 0.4
78 Industrial Production Managers 110 $108330 $52.08 0.1
79 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $51040 $24.54 0.15
80 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 110 $43060 $20.7 0.2
81 Nurse Practitioners 100 $108590 $52.21 0.1
82 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 100 $37560 $18.06 0.1
83 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 100 $20910 $10.05 0.3
84 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 100 $100900 $48.51 0.2
85 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 90 $48240 $23.19 0.3
86 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $39900 $19.18 0.2
87 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 90 $25740 $12.38 0.1
88 Computer User Support Specialists 90 $37330 $17.95 0.4
89 Medical and Health Services Managers 90 $102340 $49.2 0.2
90 Insurance Sales Agents 90 $48380 $23.26 0.3
91 Radiologic Technologists 90 $50980 $24.51 0.1
92 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $30910 $14.86 0.1
93 Dental Assistants 90 $34240 $16.46 0.2
94 Carpenters 90 $38020 $18.28 0.6
95 Pharmacists 90 $116390 $55.96 0.2
96 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 90 $18170 $8.74 0.2
97 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $45620 $21.93 0.1
98 Chemical Technicians 80 $48690 $23.41 0
99 Dental Hygienists 80 $61320 $29.48 0.1
100 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 80 $42690 $20.52 0.3
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Jobs More Common Near Cleveland Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,740 46,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,880 5,770
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,190 4,510
Sales and Related Occupations 33,950 4,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 39,090 2,940
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,850 2,370
Team Assemblers 35,260 2,020
Management Occupations 91,660 1,750
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,690 1,690
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,170 1,660
Cashiers 21,210 1,350
Retail Salespersons 30,860 1,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,950 1,240
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,130 1,070
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,760 1,040
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,350 870
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 48,850 820
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,610 820
Office Clerks, General 30,780 800
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,260 730
Community and Social Service Occupations 26,600 710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,860 690
Waiters and Waitresses 19,560 670
Protective Service Occupations 38,030 650
Registered Nurses 53,670 640
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,290 580
Customer Service Representatives 27,860 560
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,210 540
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,330 500
General and Operations Managers 112,540 490
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,490 480
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 28,930 470
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 57,680 460
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,630 430
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 18,920 410
Nursing Assistants 24,760 400
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 30,270 380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 43,850 340
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 36,830 310
Sewing Machine Operators 23,460 300
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,050 290
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40,710 290
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,590 280
Pharmacy Technicians 27,440 250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 59,290 250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 58,580 250
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,700 250
Packers and Packagers, Hand 22,850 240
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 38,760 230
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,700 230

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 37,740 46,610
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,880 5,770
Sales and Related Occupations 33,950 4,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 39,090 2,940
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,850 2,370
Team Assemblers 35,260 2,020
Management Occupations 91,660 1,750
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 42,690 1,690
Retail Salespersons 30,860 1,310
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,950 1,240
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,130 1,070
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,350 870
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 48,850 820
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 58,610 820
Office Clerks, General 30,780 800
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,260 730
Community and Social Service Occupations 26,600 710
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 82,860 690
Protective Service Occupations 38,030 650
Registered Nurses 53,670 640
Customer Service Representatives 27,860 560
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,210 540
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,330 500
General and Operations Managers 112,540 490
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 28,930 470
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 57,680 460
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,630 430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 30,270 380
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 43,850 340
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 36,830 310
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,050 290
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 40,710 290
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 45,590 280
Pharmacy Technicians 27,440 250
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 59,290 250
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 58,580 250
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,700 250
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 38,760 230
Recreation Workers 26,860 220
Medical Assistants 27,520 220
Industrial Engineers 83,030 210
Construction Laborers 28,220 180
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 48,310 180
Counter and Rental Clerks 25,660 180
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 28,700 170
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 29,580 150
Tellers 26,370 150
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 68,110 140
Accountants and Auditors 55,270 140
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 51,250 130

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