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Address
17 Market Square, #201
Knoxville, Tennessee  37902

Phone
p. (865) 546-5887
f.  (865) 546-6170

Contact Info
Todd Napier
President and CEO
tanapier@knoxdevelopment.org

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KNOX COUNTY PROFILE

Wages and Income:

In 2009, Knox County’s per capita personal income was seventh highest in the state at $35,491, a 4.5% increase from 2006. State and national increases were 3.8%, or $33,395, and 5.2%, or $38,615, respectively, during the same period. The annual growth rate of per capita income in Knox County over the past 10 years averaged 3.9%. Earnings of persons employed in Knox County increased 4.9% between 2006 and 2007.

Payroll Costs by Industry Sector and Selected Subsectors in Innovation Valley Region*
 Industry Total Wages Total Employment Average Wage 
 Natural Resources & Mining $61,715,203  1,633  $37,793 
 Construction $691,058,434  15,844  $43,507 
 Manufacturing $1,707,273,242  33,717  $50,635 
 - Apparel $17,879,958  501  $35,689 
 - Chemicals $62,819,279  1,325  $47,411 
  - Computer & Electronic Products $117,762,502  1,625  $72,469 
  - Food Products $67,037,844  1,652  $40,580 
 - Machinery $52,121,144  1,043  $49,972 
 - Metals (Primary & Fabricated) $147,940,398  3,207  $46,130 
 - Plastic & Rubber Products $58,215,131  1,347  $43,218 
 - Transportation Equipment $341,922,607  7,792  $43,881 
 - Wood Products $27,435,181  747  $36,727 
 Trade, Transportation & Utilities $2,325,915,543  69,246  $33,589 
 - Retail Trade $1,091,706,539  43,224  $25,257 
 - Wholesale Trade $836,411,725  15,836  $52,817 
 - Transportation & Warehousing $330,054,020  8,569  $38,517 
 Information $300,640,778  5,473  $54,932 
 - Publishing Industries $35,184,900  764  $46,054 
 - Telecommunications $128,592,181  2,249  $57,177 
 - Broadcasting $106,704,790  1,450  $73,590 
 - Motion Picture & Sound Recording $10,943,130  485  $22,563 
 - ISP's/Search Portals/Data Processing $9,928,597  171  $58,062 
 Financial Activities $792,845,522  17,211  $46,066 
 - Finance & Insurance $661,561,334  13,317  $49,678 
 - Real Estate $131,284,188  3,893  $33,723 
 Professional & Business Services $2,558,925,371  47,953  $53,363 
 Education & Health Services $1,993,149,408  46,374  $42,980 
 - Health Services $1,861,557,119  42,176  $44,138 
 Leisure & Hospitality $541,191,836  36,668  $14,759 
 Other Services $260,509,469  9,608  $27,114 
 Government $2,053,381,929  51,092  $40,190 
 Regional Totals $13,916,420,000  334,958  $39,682 
*Innovation Valley Region includes: Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, and Roane Counties
Source: TN Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development; Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages – Annual Average 2009
Average Hourly Salary by Selected Occupations in Knoxville MSA*
 Occupation # of Covered Employees Starting Wage ($) Average Wage ($) Maximum Wage ($)
 Professional
 Accountant  1,810 17.35 27.10 32.50
 Management Analyst  1,070 22.40 41.10 50.45
 Computer Programmer  630 21.45 30.20 35.25
 Engineer  6,300 19.15 35.65 45.80
 Retail
 Retail Counter Clerk 910 7.40 11.85 14.10
 Stock Clerk 6,120 7.80 10.90 12.75
 Hospitality Clerk (Reservations/Travel) 140 8.90 10.95 12.30
 Clerical
 Customer Service Rep 5,430 9.85 13.90 16.00
 Telemarketer 420 7.55 10.10 11.35
 Data Entry Keyer 550 8.85 11.70 13.35
 Executive Secretary 3,080 12.40 16.30 18.90
 Accounting Clerk 3,860 10.50 14.80 16.95
 Word Processor/Typist 60 10.60 14.50 17.20
 Unskilled
 Hand Packer 1,840 7.30 8.90 9.65
 Laborer/Material Handler 5,690 8.25 11.55 13.30
 Light Assembly (Team Assembler) 4,790 10.75 14.30 17.00
 Semi-Skilled
 Computer-Controlled Machine Operator 200 12.50 17.40 20.50
 Forklift/Industrial Truck Operator 1,480 9.45 13.75 16.55
 Skilled
 Machine Maintenance (Industrial Machinery) 790 14.95 19.75 22.15
 Tool & Die Maker 160 18.40 22.90 25.90
 Machinist 520 12.20 17.75 20.90
 Welder 800 12.20 16.20 18.70
 Technical
 Electronic Technician 400 15.60 21.45 25.20
 Medical Laboratory Technician 990 10.05 15.40 18.75
 Network Technician 310 21.85 33.40

42.35

 *Knoxville MSA includes: Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon and Union Counties
 Source: Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development – Wage Survey – June 2010

 

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