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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 1,943,760. The most popular job is the cashier profession, which employs 65,540 people (3.37 percent of the total employment in Alabama). The second most common job is the retail salesperson profession which employs 63,530 people (3.27 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in Alabama is computed from data published by BLS in April 2019 [1].

Table 1. 200 most popular jobs in Alabama (2018 survey)

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
1,943,760
100.00% $33,740
2 Cashiers
65,540
3.37% $19,560
3 Retail Salespersons
63,530
3.27% $22,730
4 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
62,030
3.19% $18,320
5 Registered Nurses
49,490
2.55% $57,930
6 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
46,100
2.37% $34,650
7 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
40,510
2.08% $25,060
8 All other assemblers and fabricators
37,700
1.94% $31,410
9 Customer Service Representatives
34,750
1.79% $30,940
10 Waiters and Waitresses
34,020
1.75% $18,480
11 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
32,170
1.66% $38,610
12 Office Clerks, General
29,780
1.53% $24,050
13 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
28,770
1.48% $22,300
14 General and Operations Managers
28,600
1.47% $100,980
15 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
23,850
1.23% $50,680
16 Nursing Assistants
22,590
1.16% $23,290
17 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
22,480
1.16% $56,630
18 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
21,780
1.12% $24,120
19 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
21,260
1.09% $36,140
20 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
21,110
1.09% $37,560
21 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
19,240
0.99% $51,000
22 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
17,190
0.88% $28,480
23 Helpers--Production Workers
16,710
0.86% $24,320
24 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
16,270
0.84% $51,440
25 Accountants and Auditors
15,720
0.81% $63,670
26 Restaurant Cooks
14,930
0.77% $23,580
27 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
14,650
0.75% $26,860
28 Personal Care Aides
14,310
0.74% $18,680
29 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
14,270
0.73% $35,700
30 Security Guards
13,840
0.71% $22,830
31 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
13,570
0.70% $58,140
32 Receptionists and Information Clerks
13,030
0.67% $25,430
33 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
12,700
0.65% $24,800
34 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
12,190
0.63% $38,010
35 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
11,750
0.60% $48,450
36 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
11,700
0.60% $22,680
37 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
11,410
0.59% $44,560
38 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
11,350
0.58% $57,070
39 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
11,190
0.58% $31,020
40 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
11,080
0.57% $19,530
41 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
10,010
0.51% $51,020
42 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
9,840
0.51% $19,390
43 Tellers
9,630
0.50% $27,300
44 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
9,580
0.49% $39,540
45 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
9,520
0.49% $18,160
46 Construction Laborers
9,290
0.48% $30,190
47 Teacher Assistants
9,210
0.47% $20,090
48 Medical Assistants
9,180
0.47% $27,980
49 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
9,010
0.46% $32,840
50 Electricians
8,990
0.46% $45,930
51 Food Preparation Workers
8,520
0.44% $20,810
52 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
8,510
0.44% $61,290
53 Substitute Teachers
8,280
0.43% $18,010
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
8,170
0.42% $38,890
55 Computer Programmers
7,750
0.40% $82,410
56 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
7,690
0.40% $31,030
57 Packers and Packagers
7,520
0.39% $23,340
58 Childcare Workers
7,490
0.39% $18,770
59 Other Business Operations Specialists
7,470
0.38% $79,600
60 Pharmacy Technicians
7,140
0.37% $29,040
61 Other Sales Representatives
7,030
0.36% $45,650
62 Counter and Rental Clerks
7,020
0.36% $25,100
63 First-line supervisors of transportation moving workers
6,800
0.35% $53,960
64 Carpenters
6,760
0.35% $39,040
65 Medical Secretaries
6,510
0.33% $32,080
66 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
6,400
0.33% $44,880
67 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
6,350
0.33% $63,230
68 Applications Software Developers
6,210
0.32% $93,360
69 Fast Food Cooks
6,160
0.32% $18,670
70 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
6,060
0.31% $38,720
71 Other Production Workers
5,980
0.31% $24,560
72 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
5,970
0.31% $31,770
73 Computer User Support Specialists
5,920
0.30% $46,010
74 Postal Service Mail Carriers
5,740
0.30% $48,350
75 Billing and Posting Clerks
5,700
0.29% $34,010
76 Machinists
5,690
0.29% $44,130
77 Firefighters
5,680
0.29% $41,330
78 Industrial Engineers
5,630
0.29% $84,540
79 Insurance Sales Agents
5,550
0.29% $57,610
80 Lawyers
5,540
0.29% $100,530
81 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
5,520
0.28% $39,730
82 Recreation Workers
5,470
0.28% $20,240
83 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
5,400
0.28% $23,030
84 Human Resources Specialists
5,350
0.28% $57,210
85 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
5,080
0.26% $42,140
86 Other Physicians and Surgeons
4,980
0.26% $163,790
87 Financial Managers
4,910
0.25% $114,980
88 Pharmacists
4,880
0.25% $122,390
89 Home Health Aides
4,870
0.25% $19,280
90 Correctional Officers and Jailers
4,680
0.24% $36,330
91 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
4,640
0.24% $46,470
92 Management Analysts
4,540
0.23% $84,400
93 Electrical Engineers
4,540
0.23% $94,320
94 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
4,450
0.23% $20,220
95 Bartenders
4,440
0.23% $19,310
96 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
4,390
0.23% $30,550
97 Civil Engineers
4,370
0.22% $75,150
98 Systems Software Developers
4,360
0.22% $99,700
99 Driver/Sales Workers
4,340
0.22% $32,330
100 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
4,220
0.22% $19,780
101 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
4,170
0.21% $18,780
102 Parts Salespersons
4,110
0.21% $29,660
103 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
4,110
0.21% $59,200
104 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
4,080
0.21% $65,650
105 Aerospace Engineers
4,080
0.21% $116,480
106 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
3,940
0.20% $18,990
107 Dishwashers
3,930
0.20% $19,430
108 Legal Secretaries
3,930
0.20% $39,500
109 Loan Officers
3,910
0.20% $57,660
110 Computer Systems Analysts
3,910
0.20% $81,160
111 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
3,850
0.20% $72,640
112 Electrical, electronic, and electromechanical assemblers
3,810
0.20% $30,540
113 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
3,780
0.19% $53,530
114 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
3,770
0.19% $54,450
115 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
3,750
0.19% $29,740
116 Logisticians
3,730
0.19% $89,030
117 Engineers, All Other
3,730
0.19% $116,490
118 Nurse Practitioners
3,680
0.19% $95,010
119 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
3,670
0.19% $29,780
120 Radiologic Technologists
3,600
0.19% $46,380
121 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
3,590
0.18% $80,960
122 Industrial Production Managers
3,530
0.18% $96,770
123 Dental Hygienists
3,490
0.18% $46,920
124 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
3,460
0.18% $37,950
125 Mechanical Engineers
3,430
0.18% $85,580
126 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
3,430
0.18% $37,830
127 Highway Maintenance Workers
3,410
0.18% $29,660
128 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
3,390
0.17% $21,610
129 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
3,350
0.17% $26,450
130 Medical and Health Services Managers
3,240
0.17% $90,500
131 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
3,210
0.17% $59,080
132 Computer and Information Systems Managers
3,200
0.16% $119,120
133 Other Postsecondary Teachers
3,180
0.16% $19,900
134 Dental Assistants
3,160
0.16% $33,140
135 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
3,150
0.16% $44,180
136 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
3,140
0.16% $68,420
137 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
3,130
0.16% $66,020
138 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
3,000
0.15% $44,310
139 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
2,990
0.15% $19,620
140 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,980
0.15% $38,570
141 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
2,970
0.15% $28,050
142 Wood Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,920
0.15% $27,260
143 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
2,910
0.15% $40,170
144 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
2,900
0.15% $38,930
145 Construction Managers
2,850
0.15% $86,350
146 Bill and Account Collectors
2,850
0.15% $32,920
147 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
2,840
0.15% $35,960
148 Sewing Machine Operators
2,840
0.15% $23,450
149 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2,830
0.15% $33,140
150 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
2,820
0.15% $21,280
151 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters
2,810
0.14% $28,770
152 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
2,800
0.14% $35,060
153 Residential Advisors
2,790
0.14% $23,070
154 Physical Therapists
2,780
0.14% $88,110
155 Healthcare Social Workers
2,770
0.14% $47,900
156 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers
2,760
0.14% $30,700
157 All Other Teachers and Instructors Except Substitute Teachers
2,730
0.14% $48,020
158 Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
2,600
0.13% $35,380
159 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
2,580
0.13% $33,200
160 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
2,550
0.13% $27,490
161 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
2,540
0.13% $34,350
162 Short Order Cooks
2,520
0.13% $21,470
163 Painters, Construction and Maintenance
2,490
0.13% $35,740
164 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
2,490
0.13% $26,410
165 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
2,480
0.13% $21,460
166 Tire Repairers and Changers
2,480
0.13% $24,580
167 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
2,470
0.13% $60,500
168 Respiratory Therapists
2,450
0.13% $49,590
169 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
2,450
0.13% $30,180
170 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
2,440
0.13% $36,510
171 Coaches and Scouts
2,420
0.12% $29,880
172 Sales Managers
2,390
0.12% $103,890
173 Food Service Managers
2,380
0.12% $52,350
174 Librarians
2,370
0.12% $55,970
175 Pipelayers
2,360
0.12% $32,850
176 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
2,350
0.12% $18,620
177 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
2,350
0.12% $30,090
178 Postsecondary Education Administrators
2,340
0.12% $93,250
179 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
2,340
0.12% $19,040
180 Training and Development Specialists
2,330
0.12% $57,110
181 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians
2,330
0.12% $59,830
182 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,320
0.12% $28,650
183 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
2,310
0.12% $33,860
184 Architectural and Engineering Managers
2,290
0.12% $133,910
185 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines
2,290
0.12% $51,160
186 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
2,230
0.11% $55,420
187 Surgical Technologists
2,220
0.11% $35,970
188 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
2,210
0.11% $36,260
189 Cost Estimators
2,160
0.11% $55,910
190 Phlebotomists
2,140
0.11% $30,610
191 Pest Control Workers
2,140
0.11% $33,190
192 All Other Managers
2,110
0.11% $101,560
193 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
2,110
0.11% $36,980
194 Automotive Body and Related Repairers
2,090
0.11% $42,030
195 Logging Equipment Operators
2,070
0.11% $36,690
196 Tire Builders
2,070
0.11% $51,380
197 Electricians Helpers
2,010
0.10% $28,330
198 Printing Press Operators
2,010
0.10% $28,950
199 Personal Financial Advisors
1,990
0.10% $80,510
200 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
1,960
0.10% $95,190

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