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Top 200 Popular Jobs in Alabama

What professions have the highest employment in Alabama? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in Alabama. We note that the total employment in Alabama is 1,857,530. The most popular job is the cashier profession, which employs 68,790 people (3.70 percent of the total employment in Alabama). The second most common job is the retail salesperson profession which employs 59,840 people (3.22 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Alabama is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in Alabama

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
1,857,530
100.00% $30,850
2 Cashiers
68,790
3.70% $18,130
3 Retail Salespersons
59,840
3.22% $20,430
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
47,180
2.54% $17,640
5 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
44,400
2.39% $31,900
6 Registered Nurses
43,680
2.35% $54,900
7 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
37,230
2.00% $22,620
8 Team Assemblers
34,400
1.85% $31,890
9 Office Clerks, General
32,210
1.73% $20,830
10 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
30,750
1.66% $37,630
11 Customer Service Representatives
30,300
1.63% $28,030
12 Waiters and Waitresses
27,930
1.50% $17,940
13 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
27,710
1.49% $19,600
14 General and Operations Managers
26,480
1.43% $101,930
15 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
24,560
1.32% $35,650
16 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
23,610
1.27% $53,340
17 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
23,310
1.25% $21,020
18 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
22,210
1.20% $50,310
19 Nursing Assistants
21,870
1.18% $21,450
20 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
21,550
1.16% $33,890
21 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
18,280
0.98% $47,410
22 Substitute Teachers
16,740
0.90% $17,700
23 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
14,740
0.79% $27,690
24 Restaurant Cooks
14,590
0.79% $19,070
25 Accountants and Auditors
14,090
0.76% $61,080
26 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
13,900
0.75% $35,470
27 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
13,410
0.72% $35,250
28 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
13,010
0.70% $51,910
29 Security Guards
12,980
0.70% $21,320
30 Receptionists and Information Clerks
12,900
0.69% $23,230
31 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
12,860
0.69% $49,780
32 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
12,600
0.68% $21,430
33 Helpers--Production Workers
12,220
0.66% $21,590
34 Food Preparation Workers
12,090
0.65% $18,140
35 Personal Care Aides
11,720
0.63% $17,830
36 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
11,510
0.62% $21,700
37 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
10,780
0.58% $39,970
38 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
10,260
0.55% $28,270
39 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
10,200
0.55% $25,960
40 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
9,830
0.53% $27,850
41 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
9,720
0.52% $54,130
42 Fast Food Cooks
9,580
0.52% $17,670
43 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
9,560
0.51% $18,300
44 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
9,470
0.51% $48,400
45 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
9,350
0.50% $48,880
46 Tellers
9,260
0.50% $24,810
47 Counter and Rental Clerks
9,230
0.50% $21,190
48 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
9,160
0.49% $34,110
49 Electricians
9,070
0.49% $43,030
50 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
8,830
0.48% $35,390
51 Childcare Workers
8,580
0.46% $17,990
52 Construction Laborers
8,510
0.46% $26,560
53 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
8,350
0.45% $18,380
54 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
8,250
0.44% $17,940
55 Carpenters
8,220
0.44% $30,800
56 Packers and Packagers
8,180
0.44% $19,580
57 Teacher Assistants
8,090
0.44% $19,200
58 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
8,080
0.43% $58,070
59 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
7,980
0.43% $28,280
60 Pharmacy Technicians
7,260
0.39% $26,060
61 Billing and Posting Clerks
6,960
0.37% $30,210
62 Medical Assistants
6,790
0.37% $25,140
63 Machinists
6,730
0.36% $39,400
64 Other Business Operations Specialists
6,660
0.36% $74,640
65 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
6,310
0.34% $35,010
66 Computer Systems Analysts
6,110
0.33% $78,010
67 Insurance Sales Agents
6,100
0.33% $40,810
68 Computer User Support Specialists
6,020
0.32% $43,060
69 Correctional Officers and Jailers
5,760
0.31% $32,730
70 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
5,720
0.31% $60,690
71 Other Sales Representatives
5,580
0.30% $42,600
72 Computer Programmers
5,550
0.30% $75,930
73 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
5,320
0.29% $40,300
74 Bill and Account Collectors
5,210
0.28% $29,090
75 Electrical Engineers
5,190
0.28% $90,420
76 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
5,170
0.28% $29,300
77 Pharmacists
5,170
0.28% $120,900
78 Driver/Sales Workers
5,160
0.28% $25,590
79 Postal Service Mail Carriers
5,130
0.28% $54,470
80 Lawyers
5,120
0.28% $94,740
81 Dishwashers
5,070
0.27% $17,900
82 Firefighters
4,990
0.27% $40,080
83 Medical Secretaries
4,830
0.26% $29,520
84 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
4,750
0.26% $21,960
85 Management Analysts
4,690
0.25% $83,260
86 Human Resources Specialists
4,670
0.25% $55,210
87 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
4,590
0.25% $20,840
88 Legal Secretaries
4,590
0.25% $32,250
89 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
4,570
0.25% $66,120
90 Systems Software Developers
4,520
0.24% $95,370
91 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
4,320
0.23% $17,750
92 Other Physicians and Surgeons
4,250
0.23% n/a
93 Industrial Engineers
4,250
0.23% $80,840
94 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
4,240
0.23% $37,530
95 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
4,150
0.22% $37,570
96 Financial Managers
4,080
0.22% $108,280
97 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
4,020
0.22% $52,140
98 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
3,970
0.21% $23,270
99 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
3,940
0.21% $21,990
100 Home Health Aides
3,870
0.21% $18,860
101 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
3,860
0.21% $18,690
102 Recreation Workers
3,850
0.21% $19,900
103 Applications Software Developers
3,850
0.21% $90,770
104 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
3,840
0.21% $36,610
105 Engineers, All Other
3,780
0.20% $109,200
106 Loan Officers
3,770
0.20% $56,680
107 Logisticians
3,600
0.19% $82,400
108 Aerospace Engineers
3,550
0.19% $108,390
109 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
3,520
0.19% $31,480
110 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
3,510
0.19% $25,990
111 Bartenders
3,480
0.19% $18,280
112 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
3,470
0.19% $52,620
113 Parts Salespersons
3,440
0.19% $28,010
114 Dental Assistants
3,440
0.19% $29,850
115 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
3,420
0.18% $21,050
116 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
3,410
0.18% $68,300
117 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
3,390
0.18% $79,870
118 Radiologic Technologists
3,340
0.18% $45,290
119 Civil Engineers
3,310
0.18% $68,190
120 Computer and Information Systems Managers
3,310
0.18% $114,990
121 Mechanical Engineers
3,270
0.18% $83,290
122 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
3,250
0.17% $58,540
123 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
3,220
0.17% $26,810
124 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
3,220
0.17% $17,890
125 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
3,210
0.17% $31,030
126 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
3,190
0.17% $51,170
127 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
3,190
0.17% $52,330
128 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
3,090
0.17% $67,840
129 Unknown
3,060
0.16% $20,850
130 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
3,030
0.16% $44,850
131 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
2,850
0.15% $38,790
132 Tire Repairers and Changers
2,840
0.15% $21,760
133 Sewing Machine Operators
2,820
0.15% $19,630
134 Coaches and Scouts
2,810
0.15% $19,900
135 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
2,760
0.15% $66,140
136 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
2,750
0.15% $18,180
137 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
2,740
0.15% $18,770
138 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
2,710
0.15% $17,910
139 Industrial Production Managers
2,700
0.15% $90,640
140 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
2,680
0.14% $23,300
141 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
2,660
0.14% $44,140
142 Medical and Health Services Managers
2,660
0.14% $85,910
143 Highway Maintenance Workers
2,630
0.14% $26,720
144 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2,610
0.14% $28,820
145 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
2,610
0.14% $54,170
146 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
2,600
0.14% $46,020
147 Other Postsecondary Teachers
2,590
0.14% $19,010
148 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
2,570
0.14% $30,050
149 Dental Hygienists
2,570
0.14% $44,680
150 Training and Development Specialists
2,570
0.14% $55,010
151 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
2,560
0.14% $35,670
152 Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,550
0.14% $25,650
153 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
2,500
0.13% $31,860
154 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
2,480
0.13% $57,060
155 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
2,480
0.13% $24,900
156 Construction Managers
2,450
0.13% $80,170
157 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
2,440
0.13% $34,830
158 All Other Managers
2,440
0.13% $95,930
159 Architectural and Engineering Managers
2,440
0.13% $124,400
160 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
2,410
0.13% $32,630
161 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,370
0.13% $26,300
162 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
2,370
0.13% $42,450
163 Machine Feeders and Offbearers
2,350
0.13% $26,510
164 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
2,350
0.13% $29,530
165 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
2,330
0.13% $38,340
166 Sales Managers
2,330
0.13% $101,750
167 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
2,310
0.12% $27,500
168 Psychiatric Aides
2,310
0.12% $22,380
169 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders
2,300
0.12% $23,970
170 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
2,300
0.12% $52,720
171 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
2,290
0.12% $18,940
172 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
2,250
0.12% $34,560
173 Healthcare Social Workers
2,250
0.12% $43,880
174 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
2,230
0.12% $45,890
175 Pipelayers
2,220
0.12% $35,930
176 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
2,210
0.12% $38,200
177 Physical Therapists
2,210
0.12% $84,400
178 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers
2,200
0.12% $36,000
179 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,180
0.12% $37,560
180 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
2,170
0.12% $26,420
181 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,160
0.12% $29,430
182 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
2,160
0.12% $33,050
183 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
2,160
0.12% $33,160
184 Logging Equipment Operators
2,150
0.12% $31,900
185 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,130
0.11% $38,070
186 Public Relations Specialists
2,130
0.11% $46,690
187 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
2,120
0.11% $31,500
188 Postsecondary Education Administrators
2,110
0.11% $84,180
189 Respiratory Therapists
2,100
0.11% $45,910
190 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,070
0.11% $37,250
191 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
2,070
0.11% $34,640
192 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
2,070
0.11% $59,380
193 Cost Estimators
2,070
0.11% $54,970
194 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
2,060
0.11% $25,700
195 Short Order Cooks
2,050
0.11% $18,510
196 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
2,040
0.11% $48,810
197 Pest Control Workers
2,030
0.11% $26,110
198 Food Service Managers
2,020
0.11% $55,140
199 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant
2,000
0.11% $18,830
200 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
1,970
0.11% $96,210

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