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Employment and Job Market Info for U.S. Metro Areas

Decatur, Alabama Metro Area

MSA: Decatur, AL
counties: Lawrence, Morgan
Population (2016 estimate): 152,000
Unemployment Rate (June 2016): 5.0%
NFP Employment (2016): 54,000
Average Earnings (2016): $36,790

Click on an occupational group in the table below for data on specific occupations:

data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational
Group
Total
Employment
Jobs
per 1000
Location
Quotient
Median Annual
Earnings
Management 1,620 30.6 0.6 $93,990
Business and Financial Operations 1,280 24.2 0.5 $62,380
IT and Mathematical 440 8.3 0.3 $67,950
Architecture and Engineering 1,500 28.3 1.6 $97,430
Life, Physical, and Social Sciences 350 6.6 0.8 $73,410
Community and Social Services 460 8.7 0.6 $45,020
Legal and Judicial 120 2.3 0.3 $51,230
Education, Training, and Library 2,640 49.8 0.8 $43,840
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media 210 4.0 0.3 $30,420
Healthcare Practitioners and Technicians 2,700 50.9 0.9 $46,970
Healthcare Support 1,180 22.3 0.8 $23,720
Protective Services 1,280 24.1 1.0 $41,150
Food Preparation and Serving Related 4,480 84.4 0.9 $18,420
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance 1,480 27.9 0.9 $22,790
Personal Care and Services 1,480 28.0 0.9 $18,790
Sales and Related 5,730 108.0 1.0 $22,360
Office and Administrative Support 6,910 130.2 0.8 $29,550
Construction and Extraction 2,870 54.1 1.4 $39,670
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair 2,690 50.7 1.3 $43,750
Production 8,540 161.1 2.5 $35,560
Transportation and Material Moving 4,960 93.6 1.4 $24,430

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