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Johnson City Employment

Employment and Industries in the Johnson City, Tennessee Area

The primary economic assets in Johnson City, Tennessee are East Tennessee State University and the "Med-Tech corridor" which is anchored by Johnson City Medical Center and ETSU's Quillen College of Medicine. Other significant parts of the economy are agriculture (livestock, corn and tobacco), healthcare, manufacturing, telemarketing and finance.

Johnson City is the headquarters of prominent companies including General Shale Brick LLC, American Water Heater Company, Banta Southeast Inc., Mullican Flooring, TPI Corporation and Cantech Industries.

The top job sectors in Johnson City include healthcare, educational services, construction, accommodation and food services, and professional, scientific and technical services. Management, professional and related occupations (33% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (28% of the labor force).

Notable information about Johnson City: Johnson City has been ranked the 44th best small place for business and careers in the nation by Forbes. Cost of living index in 2008: 82.6 (national average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or higher: 29%. Average earnings in 2009: $27,000.

Johnson City's leading employers:

  • Mountain States Health Alliance
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Johnson City Medical Center, Inc
  • Citi Commerce Solutions
  • Washington County School System
  • James H. Quillen VA Medical Center
  • American Water Heater Company
  • Cingular Wireless
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Sears Roebuck and Co
  • Robert Bosch LLC
  • Murray Guard, Inc
  • Medical Education Assistance Corp
  • Cherokee Sanford Group, LLC
  • Reinhart Foodservice, LLC
  • RDSR Enterprises
  • Alemite, LLC
  • Banta Southeastern, Inc
  • Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc
  • Powell Construction Company, Inc

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Business and economic news regarding Johnson City is available at Johnson City Press.

Jobs in Johnson City

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations77050$41,330$19.87100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations13480$31,110$14.9614.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations8530$20,070$9.658.55
4Sales and Related Occupations8010$30,320$14.589.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations7830$69,330$33.335.8
6Production Occupations5170$34,430$16.565.7
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4110$30,160$14.56.55
8Management Occupations3950$84,970$40.856.15
9Healthcare Support Occupations3080$26,260$12.623
10Personal Care and Service Occupations3070$25,710$12.364.3
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations2970$58,160$27.965.25
12Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2680$18,700$8.992.3
13Registered Nurses2640$53,790$25.861.95
14Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2610$40,020$19.243.8
15Retail Salespersons2590$24,810$11.932.85
16Cashiers2290$19,170$9.222.2
17Construction and Extraction Occupations1780$36,050$17.334.45
18Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1730$33,590$16.151.5
19Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1680$26,910$12.943.65
20Customer Service Representatives1660$31,670$15.231.75
21Waiters and Waitresses1630$18,460$8.871.7
22Nursing Assistants1590$24,820$11.931
23Office Clerks, General1330$31,180$14.991.9
24Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1210$24,400$11.731.3
25Protective Service Occupations1170$39,700$19.092.2
26Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1160$35,830$17.230.5
27Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1110$30,560$14.690
28Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1110$27,430$13.191.7
29First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1040$46,390$22.30.95
30General and Operations Managers1040$87,460$42.051.5
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations1020$71,280$34.271.7
32Computer and Mathematical Occupations990$62,610$30.12.9
33First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers950$39,030$18.771
34Community and Social Service Occupations870$39,480$18.981.65
35Maintenance and Repair Workers, General870$35,700$17.160.9
36Cooks, Restaurant830$23,150$11.130.8
37Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners770$24,310$11.691.55
38Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks730$34,610$16.641.05
39Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers710$35,120$16.881.2
40Personal Care Aides690$20,610$9.911.5
41Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations650$41,840$20.121.8
42First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers600$26,160$12.580.6
43Receptionists and Information Clerks570$25,870$12.440.7
44Business Operations Specialists, All Other490$59,680$28.690.7
45Medical Assistants450$26,520$12.750.45
46Physicians and Surgeons, All Other450$250,040$120.210.25
47Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria430$23,570$11.330.3
48Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop410$17,720$8.520.3
49Pharmacy Technicians400$30,620$14.720.3
50Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics390$39,060$18.780.5
51Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products390$45,990$22.110.9
52Sales Representatives, Services, All Other380$43,200$20.770.6
53Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers370$37,460$18.010.6
54Accountants and Auditors360$58,040$27.90.9
55Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations350$64,980$31.240.8
56Production Workers, All Other350$31,490$15.140.2
57Bus Drivers, School or Special Client340$22,140$10.640.3
58Food Service Managers340$47,050$22.620.2
59Pharmacists340$113,150$54.40.2
60Financial Managers330$103,920$49.960.4
61Tellers330$25,670$12.340.3
62Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers320$41,950$20.170.4
63Cooks, Fast Food310$18,850$9.060.3
64Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance310$23,150$11.130.1
65First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers310$59,380$28.550.4
66Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators310$31,810$15.290.35
67Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners310$19,340$9.30.9
68Residential Advisors310$19,780$9.510.1
69Dishwashers300$17,480$8.40.3
70Food Preparation Workers300$24,390$11.720.6
71Billing and Posting Clerks290$31,950$15.360.3
72Construction Laborers290$28,370$13.640.8
73First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers280$45,860$22.050.2
74Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers280$25,450$12.240.8
75Legal Occupations270$82,750$39.790.8
76Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers260$34,690$16.680.3
77Managers, All Other260$81,890$39.370.6
78Medical and Health Services Managers260$102,550$49.30.25
79Nurse Practitioners260$91,820$44.150.1
80Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters250$45,230$21.750.3
81Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks250$28,130$13.520.4
82Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers240$34,890$16.770.3
83Childcare Workers230$21,670$10.420.8
84Computer User Support Specialists230$42,300$20.330.4
85Counter and Rental Clerks230$23,140$11.130.3
86Machinists230$41,070$19.740.25
87First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers220$57,220$27.510.3
88Child, Family, and School Social Workers210$37,360$17.960.2
89Driver/Sales Workers210$25,110$12.070.3
90Human Resources Specialists210$52,680$25.330.35
91Postal Service Mail Carriers210$50,660$24.350.2
92Correctional Officers and Jailers200$36,140$17.380.25
93Dental Assistants200$34,620$16.650.2
94Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics200$31,440$15.120.2
95Medical Records and Health Information Technicians200$37,280$17.920.1
96Insurance Sales Agents190$58,210$27.980.3
97Medical Secretaries190$32,160$15.460.4
98Packers and Packagers, Hand190$18,240$8.770.45
99First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers180$66,780$32.10.3
100Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers180$22,000$10.570.1
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Jobs More Common Near Johnson City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,33077,050
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,11013,480
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,0708,530
Sales and Related Occupations$30,3208,010
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$69,3307,830
Production Occupations$34,4305,170
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,1604,110
Management Occupations$84,9703,950
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,2603,080
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,7103,070
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,1602,970
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,7002,680
Registered Nurses$53,7902,640
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,0202,610
Retail Salespersons$24,8102,590
Cashiers$19,1702,290
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,0501,780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,5901,730
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,9101,680
Customer Service Representatives$31,6701,660
Waiters and Waitresses$18,4601,630
Nursing Assistants$24,8201,590
Office Clerks, General$31,1801,330
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$24,4001,210
Protective Service Occupations$39,7001,170
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$35,8301,160
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,5601,110
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,4301,110
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,3901,040
General and Operations Managers$87,4601,040
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,2801,020
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,610990
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,030950
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,480870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,700870
Cooks, Restaurant$23,150830
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,310770
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,610730
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$35,120710
Personal Care Aides$20,610690
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,840650
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$26,160600
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,870570
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$59,680490
Medical Assistants$26,520450
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other$250,040450
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria$23,570430
Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop$17,720410
Pharmacy Technicians$30,620400
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,060390

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,33077,050
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$31,11013,480
Sales and Related Occupations$30,3208,010
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$69,3307,830
Production Occupations$34,4305,170
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,1604,110
Management Occupations$84,9703,950
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,2603,080
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,7103,070
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$58,1602,970
Registered Nurses$53,7902,640
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$40,0202,610
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,0501,780
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,5901,730
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,9101,680
Customer Service Representatives$31,6701,660
Office Clerks, General$31,1801,330
Protective Service Occupations$39,7001,170
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$35,8301,160
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,5601,110
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,4301,110
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,3901,040
General and Operations Managers$87,4601,040
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$71,2801,020
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,610990
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,030950
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,480870
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,700870
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,610730
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$35,120710
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,840650
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$26,160600
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,870570
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$59,680490
Medical Assistants$26,520450
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other$250,040450
Pharmacy Technicians$30,620400
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,060390
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$45,990390
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$43,200380
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$37,460370
Accountants and Auditors$58,040360
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$64,980350
Production Workers, All Other$31,490350
Food Service Managers$47,050340
Pharmacists$113,150340
Financial Managers$103,920330
Tellers$25,670330
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$41,950320
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$59,380310

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