Columbia Jobs

  • Production Planner/Buyer

    Cenetra - Columbia, MO

    We need YOU! Cenetra is a manufacturing and design company located in Columbia, MO. Our teams possess a great sense of pride and ownership. Our values encourage focusing on...

    from Cenetra, LLC - 13 days ago
  • Recent CDL A Truck Driver Grads - New Pay Increase

    Dart Co - Columbia, MO

    New Pay Increase for recent CDL A grads. Now start out earning more - 34 CPM then after 180 days 36 CPM. At one year you will move to 40 CPM with annual raises. Get your truck...

    from Dart Co - 2 hours ago
  • Own Your Own Truck – Lease, Only $276/wk & ZERO DOWN!

    Dart Transit - Columbia, MO

    Right now at Dart Transit, you can own your own truck for only $276.00 a week with No Money Down! Dart, America’s Owner Operator Company, has unbeatable leasing opportunities...

    from Dart Transit - 6 days ago
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Columbia, Missouri

The City of Columbia was founded in 1818 as the county seat of Boone County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is the principal city of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Area which encompasses all of Boone and Howard counties. As of 2007 the city had a population of 96,700 and the surrounding Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 153,283. The city is a major educational center being home to the University of Missouri–Columbia, the flagship campus, and location of the University of Missouri System headquarters. The city is also home to Stephens College and Columbia College. The location of these three 4-year colleges as well as a number of community colleges have led to the city being known by the nicknames "The Athens of Missouri" and "College Town USA". It is also known colloquially as "CoMo". National magazines consistently rank Columbia as a top city in which to live for safety, educational facilities, high quality health care, technological savvy,...more

Columbia Economy

The economy of Columbia is based on Education, Healthcare and the Insurance industry. National insurance corporations headquartered in Columbia include Shelter Insurance, State Farm Insurance, and Columbia Insurance Group. Other organizations include the MFA Incorporated, Missouri State High School Activities Association and MFA oil. Media Outlets Newspapers * Columbia Missourian *Columbia Daily Tribune *The Maneater Radio * KBIA * KOPN * BUZZ * BXR * KFRU * KOQL * KPLA * KATI * KCLR * KTXY * KCMQ * KTGR * KWOS * KCOU * KSSZ Television *KMIZ - ABC *K02NQ - Show Me Weather *Cat 3 TV - Columbia Access Television *KMOS - PBS *KOMU - NBC *KZOU-LP - My Network TV *KRCG - CBS *MUTV - University of Missouri Television *KNLJ - Christian *K38II - Fox *MMCW - Mid-Missouri's CW

Columbia Careers

Among the most common occupations in Columbia are Management, professional, and related occupations, 42%; Sales and office occupations, 27%; and Service occupations, 16%. Approximately 62 percent of workers in Columbia, Missouri work for companies, 27 percent work for the government and 4 percent are self-employed.

Columbia Industries

The leading industries in Columbia, Missouri are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 35%; Retail trade, 12%; and Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing, 10%. Simply Hired's Columbia job listings indicate that the following industries in Columbia are hiring the most workers:

Columbia Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Columbia, Missouri is $35,562, and the median income of households in Columbia was $37,051.

Average Salaries in Columbia, MO

Columbia, MO


According to our Columbia Trends data, the number of Columbia, Missouri jobs has decreased by 21% since September 2013.
Columbia job trends

Columbia Employment Statistics

Population of Columbia
Total population 82,103
Male 49.59%
Female 50.41%
Median age 29.7
Columbia Housing
Owner-occupied homes 49.2%
Median cost of a home $139,900
Median mortgage payment $717
Renter-occupied homes 50.8%
Vacant housing 3.8%
Median monthly rent $633
Average Income
Median for all workers $22,040
Median for all male full-time $36,481
Median for all female full-time $34,642
Household Income
Less than $10,000 14%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 14%
$35,000 to $49,999 14%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 10%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 1%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 4%
High school graduate 14%
Some college, no degree 18%
Associate's degree 5%
Bachelor's degree 34%
Graduate degree 23%
Marital Status
Never married 42%
Currently married 44%
Separated 1%
Widowed 3%
Divorced 10%
White 85%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 4%
Other 2%
Columbia Commute
Carpool 9.4%
Public transportation 0.9%
Average travel time 16 minutes