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Kingsport Employment

Employment and Industries in the Kingsport, Tennessee Area

Kingsport, Tennessee is home to the headquarters of the notable business Eastman Chemical Company. The major economic components in Kingsport are healthcare, manufacturing and educational services.

In Kingsport the significant employment sectors are healthcare, chemicals, accommodation and food services, educational services, and finance and insurance. Management, professional and related occupations (32% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (26% of the jobs).

Details about Kingston, Tennessee: Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 24%. The cost of living index in 2008: 80.5 (U.S. average: 100). The average earnings in 2009: $28,000.

The major job providers in Kingsport Tennessee are shown below:

  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Wellmont Health System
  • A & L Industrial Construction & Maintenance, Inc
  • Indian Path Hospital, Inc
  • BAE Systems Ordinance Systems Inc
  • Domtar Paper Company, LLC
  • Walmart Stores
  • Holston Defense Corporation
  • Heartland Express
  • Wellmont Health Systems
  • Kingsport Publishing Company
  • Holston NH Operations LLC
  • Sunbridge Regency - Tennessee, Inc
  • K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc
  • BB & T KDC Insurance Services Inc
  • Banctenn Corp
  • Southland Health Services
  • Barker Building Company Inc
  • Fairway Inc

In Kingsport, some of the most popular jobs mostly filled by those with college degrees are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, pharmacists, financial managers, child, family and school social workers; medical and clinical laboratory technicians, and computer systems analysts.

Some of the useful organizations for local businesses are:

The Kingsport Times News provides pertinent information regarding the local business community and economy.

Jobs in Kingsport

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 118470 $41050 $19.74 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 18160 $31840 $15.31 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 12580 $29310 $14.09 10.15
4 Production Occupations 12440 $39490 $18.99 5.85
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 11730 $20430 $9.82 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 9440 $64700 $31.1 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8170 $32100 $15.43 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 6260 $43870 $21.09 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6100 $43950 $21.13 3.8
10 Management Occupations 5150 $95860 $46.09 6.05
11 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4900 $38540 $18.53 4.4
12 Retail Salespersons 4100 $23130 $11.12 3.1
13 Cashiers 4000 $18980 $9.13 2.25
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 3860 $26330 $12.66 3.05
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3750 $18470 $8.88 2.15
16 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3420 $64280 $30.9 5.05
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3210 $23290 $11.2 3.7
18 Registered Nurses 3140 $51660 $24.83 1.9
19 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2800 $80990 $38.94 1.65
20 Protective Service Occupations 2690 $39730 $19.1 2.25
21 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2460 $23140 $11.13 1.2
22 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2440 $21490 $10.33 4.1
23 Waiters and Waitresses 2260 $20870 $10.03 1.6
24 Customer Service Representatives 2230 $29570 $14.22 1.75
25 Office Clerks, General 2120 $29760 $14.31 2
26 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1910 $26350 $12.67 1.6
27 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1910 $31860 $15.32 1.6
28 Team Assemblers 1750 $29810 $14.33 0.75
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1730 $44290 $21.29 1.2
30 Nursing Assistants 1560 $22850 $10.99 1.05
31 General and Operations Managers 1490 $98670 $47.44 1.4
32 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1460 $37490 $18.03 1
33 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1440 $23400 $11.25 1.6
34 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1430 $38220 $18.38 0.9
35 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1410 $32940 $15.84 1.1
36 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1370 $70520 $33.91 2.8
37 Community and Social Service Occupations 1320 $40990 $19.71 1.65
38 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1260 $46870 $22.53 1
39 Food Preparation Workers 1190 $19800 $9.52 0.6
40 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 960 $34430 $16.55 0.5
41 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 930 $29600 $14.23 0.6
42 Personal Care Aides 920 $17660 $8.49 1.3
43 Cooks, Restaurant 910 $21940 $10.55 0.75
44 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 870 $30970 $14.89 0.6
45 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 870 $73700 $35.43 0.9
46 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 830 $67490 $32.45 0.4
47 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 810 $39920 $19.19 1.7
48 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 780 $50960 $24.5 0.2
49 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 770 $18710 $9 1
50 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 750 $42050 $20.22 0.3
51 Construction Laborers 740 $29380 $14.13 0.8
52 Receptionists and Information Clerks 710 $25720 $12.36 0.7
53 Security Guards 690 $30770 $14.79 0.7
54 Packers and Packagers, Hand 690 $21910 $10.54 0.45
55 Tellers 680 $27970 $13.45 0.3
56 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 680 $55300 $26.59 1
57 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 660 $25570 $12.29 0.3
58 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 660 $43990 $21.15 0.45
59 Legal Occupations 650 $84400 $40.58 0.8
60 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 640 $24520 $11.79 0.8
61 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 610 $33890 $16.29 0.5
62 Pharmacy Technicians 600 $27390 $13.17 0.25
63 Production Workers, All Other 600 $47370 $22.78 0.2
64 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 580 $20000 $9.62 0.3
65 Accountants and Auditors 540 $66790 $32.11 0.9
66 Medical Assistants 540 $28940 $13.91 0.45
67 Mechanical Engineers 530 $100130 $48.14 0.2
68 Billing and Posting Clerks 530 $30680 $14.75 0.35
69 Electricians 510 $42920 $20.64 0.4
70 Carpenters 500 $36900 $17.74 0.6
71 Helpers--Production Workers 470 $28710 $13.8 0.3
72 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 450 $32580 $15.66 0.2
73 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $50880 $24.46 0.4
74 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $22360 $10.75 0.3
75 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 $59390 $28.55 0.3
76 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 420 $46510 $22.36 0.3
77 Computer Systems Analysts 420 $91210 $43.85 0.4
78 Financial Managers 410 $104990 $50.48 0.4
79 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 410 $32400 $15.58 0.4
80 Cooks, Fast Food 410 $17970 $8.64 0.3
81 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 400 $34780 $16.72 0.35
82 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 400 $68380 $32.88 0.2
83 Pharmacists 380 $113670 $54.65 0.2
84 Medical Secretaries 380 $30660 $14.74 0.4
85 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 380 $33520 $16.12 0.2
86 Firefighters 370 $36250 $17.43 0.2
87 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 360 $67160 $32.29 0.2
88 Postal Service Mail Carriers 360 $50160 $24.12 0.15
89 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 350 $46010 $22.12 0.6
90 Lawyers 340 $113150 $54.4 0.5
91 Human Resources Specialists 340 $53580 $25.76 0.3
92 Dishwashers 340 $18410 $8.85 0.3
93 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 330 $24940 $11.99 0.1
94 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 330 $41570 $19.99 0.2
95 Medical and Health Services Managers 320 $98220 $47.22 0.2
96 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320 $18750 $9.01 0.25
97 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 320 $38710 $18.61 0.3
98 Childcare Workers 320 $18380 $8.84 0.8
99 Industrial Engineers 310 $82820 $39.82 0.2
100 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 300 $63470 $30.51 0.7
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Jobs More Common Near Kingsport Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,050 118,470
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,840 18,160
Sales and Related Occupations 29,310 12,580
Production Occupations 39,490 12,440
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,430 11,730
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,700 9,440
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,100 8,170
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,870 6,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,950 6,100
Management Occupations 95,860 5,150
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,540 4,900
Retail Salespersons 23,130 4,100
Cashiers 18,980 4,000
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,330 3,860
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,470 3,750
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,280 3,420
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,290 3,210
Registered Nurses 51,660 3,140
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 80,990 2,800
Protective Service Occupations 39,730 2,690
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,140 2,460
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,490 2,440
Waiters and Waitresses 20,870 2,260
Customer Service Representatives 29,570 2,230
Office Clerks, General 29,760 2,120
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,350 1,910
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,860 1,910
Team Assemblers 29,810 1,750
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,290 1,730
Nursing Assistants 22,850 1,560
General and Operations Managers 98,670 1,490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,490 1,460
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,400 1,440
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,220 1,430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,940 1,410
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,520 1,370
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,990 1,320
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,870 1,260
Food Preparation Workers 19,800 1,190
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 34,430 960
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,600 930
Personal Care Aides 17,660 920
Cooks, Restaurant 21,940 910
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,970 870
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 73,700 870
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 67,490 830
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 39,920 810
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50,960 780
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,710 770
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 42,050 750

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,050 118,470
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,840 18,160
Sales and Related Occupations 29,310 12,580
Production Occupations 39,490 12,440
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,700 9,440
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,100 8,170
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 43,870 6,260
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,950 6,100
Management Occupations 95,860 5,150
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,540 4,900
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,330 3,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,280 3,420
Registered Nurses 51,660 3,140
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 80,990 2,800
Protective Service Occupations 39,730 2,690
Customer Service Representatives 29,570 2,230
Office Clerks, General 29,760 2,120
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,350 1,910
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,860 1,910
Team Assemblers 29,810 1,750
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,290 1,730
General and Operations Managers 98,670 1,490
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 37,490 1,460
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,220 1,430
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,940 1,410
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 70,520 1,370
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,990 1,320
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 46,870 1,260
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 34,430 960
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,600 930
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,970 870
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 73,700 870
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 67,490 830
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 39,920 810
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50,960 780
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 42,050 750
Construction Laborers 29,380 740
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,720 710
Security Guards 30,770 690
Tellers 27,970 680
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 55,300 680
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 25,570 660
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 43,990 660
Legal Occupations 84,400 650
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 33,890 610
Pharmacy Technicians 27,390 600
Production Workers, All Other 47,370 600
Accountants and Auditors 66,790 540
Medical Assistants 28,940 540
Mechanical Engineers 100,130 530

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