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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 78140 $40140 $19.3 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13710 $30550 $14.69 14.8
3 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 8400 $62150 $29.88 5.75
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 8330 $19430 $9.34 8.3
5 Sales and Related Occupations 7920 $30240 $14.54 10.15
6 Production Occupations 5390 $33500 $16.1 5.85
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4350 $28950 $13.92 6.45
8 Management Occupations 3990 $83560 $40.17 6.05
9 Healthcare Support Occupations 3380 $25600 $12.31 3.05
10 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3010 $18180 $8.74 2.15
11 Registered Nurses 2940 $51220 $24.63 1.9
12 Customer Service Representatives 2940 $25480 $12.25 1.75
13 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2830 $38910 $18.71 3.8
14 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 2810 $62840 $30.21 5.05
15 Retail Salespersons 2700 $25180 $12.1 3.1
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2690 $25290 $12.16 4.1
17 Cashiers 2340 $18860 $9.07 2.25
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1850 $25260 $12.14 3.7
19 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1850 $35030 $16.84 4.4
20 Waiters and Waitresses 1690 $17930 $8.62 1.6
21 Nursing Assistants 1610 $23560 $11.33 1.05
22 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1560 $33190 $15.96 1.6
23 Team Assemblers 1550 $29870 $14.36 0.75
24 Office Clerks, General 1350 $30450 $14.64 2
25 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1340 $23070 $11.09 1.2
26 Protective Service Occupations 1260 $38410 $18.46 2.25
27 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1260 $35370 $17.01 0.5
28 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1170 $25420 $12.22 1.6
29 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1110 $66760 $32.09 2.8
30 General and Operations Managers 1000 $87850 $42.24 1.4
31 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 970 $46570 $22.39 1
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 910 $35570 $17.1 0.9
33 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 860 $39500 $18.99 1
34 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 830 $24260 $11.66 1.6
35 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 830 $70690 $33.99 1.65
36 Community and Social Service Occupations 790 $40400 $19.42 1.65
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 730 $33760 $16.23 1.1
38 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 720 $33740 $16.22 1.2
39 Cooks, Restaurant 690 $21870 $10.51 0.75
40 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 660 $40760 $19.6 1.7
41 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 550 $26200 $12.59 0.6
42 Medical Assistants 510 $27450 $13.2 0.45
43 Receptionists and Information Clerks 500 $26380 $12.68 0.7
44 Personal Care Aides 490 $21400 $10.29 1.3
45 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 480 $219400 $105.48 0.2
46 Pharmacy Technicians 480 $27740 $13.34 0.25
47 Construction Laborers 480 $28480 $13.69 0.8
48 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $19680 $9.46 1
49 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 440 $21370 $10.28 0.3
50 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 430 $43800 $21.06 0.6
51 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 410 $17890 $8.6 0.25
52 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 390 $46670 $22.44 1
53 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 380 $59380 $28.55 0.7
54 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 370 $65190 $31.34 0.9
55 Food Service Managers 370 $34890 $16.78 0.2
56 Accountants and Auditors 360 $59800 $28.75 0.9
57 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 350 $36740 $17.66 0.5
58 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 350 $42640 $20.5 0.45
59 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 340 $34760 $16.71 0.6
60 Psychiatric Aides 340 $20450 $9.83 0.1
61 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 330 $21750 $10.46 0.3
62 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 320 $22480 $10.81 0.1
63 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 320 $31610 $15.2 0.35
64 Pharmacists 310 $113070 $54.36 0.2
65 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 310 $22980 $11.05 0.8
66 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 310 $29050 $13.97 0.4
67 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 310 $60090 $28.89 0.4
68 Tellers 310 $24270 $11.67 0.3
69 Childcare Workers 300 $19670 $9.46 0.8
70 Financial Managers 300 $108390 $52.11 0.4
71 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 300 $34100 $16.39 0.3
72 Legal Occupations 300 $67650 $32.52 0.8
73 Security Guards 290 $25760 $12.38 0.7
74 Packers and Packagers, Hand 290 $18460 $8.88 0.45
75 Billing and Posting Clerks 290 $30290 $14.56 0.35
76 Dishwashers 280 $17230 $8.29 0.3
77 Medical and Health Services Managers 270 $95480 $45.91 0.2
78 Residential Advisors 270 $18900 $9.09 0.1
79 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 260 $33320 $16.02 0.1
80 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 260 $29830 $14.34 0.2
81 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 250 $48100 $23.12 0.2
82 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $24970 $12.01 0.3
83 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 240 $32260 $15.51 0.3
84 Food Preparation Workers 230 $21600 $10.38 0.6
85 Human Resources Specialists 230 $51330 $24.68 0.3
86 Correctional Officers and Jailers 230 $30630 $14.73 0.3
87 Radiologic Technologists 220 $48490 $23.31 0.1
88 Dental Assistants 220 $35390 $17.01 0.2
89 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $53290 $25.62 0.3
90 Cooks, Fast Food 220 $17410 $8.37 0.3
91 Nurse Practitioners 210 $85480 $41.09 0.1
92 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 200 $36620 $17.61 0.2
93 Machinists 200 $43530 $20.93 0.3
94 Postal Service Mail Carriers 200 $51140 $24.59 0.15
95 Computer User Support Specialists 200 $41850 $20.12 0.4
96 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 200 $21360 $10.27 0.1
97 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $18720 $9 0.2
98 Medical Secretaries 180 $32040 $15.41 0.4
99 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $28860 $13.88 0.1
100 Phlebotomists 180 $24160 $11.62 0.1
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Jobs More Common Near Johnson City Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,140 78,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,550 13,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,150 8,400
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,430 8,330
Sales and Related Occupations 30,240 7,920
Production Occupations 33,500 5,390
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,950 4,350
Management Occupations 83,560 3,990
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,600 3,380
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,180 3,010
Registered Nurses 51,220 2,940
Customer Service Representatives 25,480 2,940
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,910 2,830
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,840 2,810
Retail Salespersons 25,180 2,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,290 2,690
Cashiers 18,860 2,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,260 1,850
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,030 1,850
Waiters and Waitresses 17,930 1,690
Nursing Assistants 23,560 1,610
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,190 1,560
Team Assemblers 29,870 1,550
Office Clerks, General 30,450 1,350
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,070 1,340
Protective Service Occupations 38,410 1,260
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,370 1,260
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,420 1,170
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,760 1,110
General and Operations Managers 87,850 1,000
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,570 970
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,570 910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,500 860
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,260 830
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,690 830
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,400 790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,760 730
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 33,740 720
Cooks, Restaurant 21,870 690
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,760 660
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,200 550
Medical Assistants 27,450 510
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,380 500
Personal Care Aides 21,400 490
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 219,400 480
Pharmacy Technicians 27,740 480
Construction Laborers 28,480 480
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 19,680 450
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 21,370 440
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 43,800 430

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,140 78,140
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,550 13,710
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 62,150 8,400
Sales and Related Occupations 30,240 7,920
Production Occupations 33,500 5,390
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,950 4,350
Management Occupations 83,560 3,990
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,600 3,380
Registered Nurses 51,220 2,940
Customer Service Representatives 25,480 2,940
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,910 2,830
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,840 2,810
Retail Salespersons 25,180 2,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,290 2,690
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,260 1,850
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,030 1,850
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,190 1,560
Team Assemblers 29,870 1,550
Office Clerks, General 30,450 1,350
Protective Service Occupations 38,410 1,260
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 35,370 1,260
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,420 1,170
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 66,760 1,110
General and Operations Managers 87,850 1,000
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,570 970
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,570 910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 39,500 860
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 70,690 830
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,400 790
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,760 730
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 33,740 720
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 40,760 660
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 26,200 550
Medical Assistants 27,450 510
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,380 500
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 219,400 480
Pharmacy Technicians 27,740 480
Construction Laborers 28,480 480
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 43,800 430
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 46,670 390
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 59,380 380
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 65,190 370
Food Service Managers 34,890 370
Accountants and Auditors 59,800 360
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,740 350
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 42,640 350
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,760 340
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,610 320
Pharmacists 113,070 310
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 29,050 310

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