Athens Jobs

  • CDL A Truck Drivers-Recent Grads New Bonus

    Western Express - Athens, OH

    Students/Recent CDL A Grads - Western Express has immediate job openings for new CDL A truck drivers. So if you are a student/recent grad start your truck driving career earning...

    from Western Express - 4 days ago
  • Hiring Experienced CDL-A Truck Drivers

    Navajo Express - Athens, OH

    Description: Navajo Express is hiring experienced CDL-A truck drivers for various positions throughout the country. We currently have openings for Dedicated, Regional and OTR...

    from Navajo Express - 13 days ago
  • Experienced Class A CDL Truck Driver

    USA Truck - Athens, OH

    We’ve completed our transformation from a company famous for CDL Training to one that’s perfect for Experienced Drivers, too. We’ve upgraded our pay, driver-support teams,...

    from USA Truck - 9 days ago
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Athens, Ohio

::This article is about the town in Ohio. For other uses, see Athens Athens is a historic college town in southeastern Ohio, best known as the home of Ohio University. Athens is a city and the county seat of Athens County, and the center of the Athens Micropolitan Statistical Area . At the time of the 2000 census, the population was 21,342. Athens is a qualified Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Athens Economy

Ohio University is now the largest employer in Athens County. Coal was once a huge source of employment in the county, but is now a very minor source, as the best and most available coal has been extracted. One of the more interesting manufacturing companies that once existed in Athens was the Midget Motors Corporation, makers of the small automobile, the King Midget. One growing business in Athens is Diagnostic Hybrids. This biotech company specializes in genetic probe kits to provide quick diagnoses of various infectious diseases as well as cell cultures for research purposes. It currently employs about 150 people and projects more than 500 employees within the next five years. The company is looking for a spot to construct a new building in the Athens area. Athens is known for its local food economy, featuring a significant amount of organic produce, sold largely through a year-round farmer's market held on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Athens Careers

Among the most common occupations in Athens are Management, professional, and related occupations, 38%; Sales and office occupations, 21%; and Service occupations, 19%. Approximately 44 percent of workers in Athens, Ohio work for companies, 37 percent work for the government and 2 percent are self-employed.

Athens Industries

The leading industries in Athens, Ohio are Educational, health and social services, 43%; Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, 14%; and Retail trade, 7%. Simply Hired's Athens job listings indicate that the following industries in Athens are hiring the most workers:

Athens Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Athens, Ohio is $32,358, and the median income of households in Athens was $17,122.

Average Salaries in Athens, OH

Athens, OH


According to our Athens Trends data, the number of Athens, Ohio jobs has decreased by 3% since September 2013.
Athens job trends

Athens Employment Statistics

Population of Athens
Total population 21,342
Male 46.85%
Female 53.15%
Median age 21.5
Athens Housing
Owner-occupied homes 29.8%
Median cost of a home $113,800
Median mortgage payment $705
Renter-occupied homes 70.2%
Vacant housing 6.6%
Median monthly rent $496
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $35,849
Median for all female full-time $28,866
Household Income
Less than $10,000 33%
$10,000 to $14,999 13%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 11%
$35,000 to $49,999 8%
$50,000 to $74,999 8%
$75,000 to $99,999 5%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 2%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4%
High school graduate 11%
Some college, no degree 14%
Associate's degree 4%
Bachelor's degree 26%
Graduate degree 38%
Marital Status
Never married 70%
Currently married 24%
Separated 1%
Widowed 2%
Divorced 3%
White 91%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 5%
Other 1%
Athens Commute
Carpool 5.5%
Public transportation 1.0%
Average travel time 12 minutes