Columbus Jobs

  • Class A CDL Company Truck Driver - Regional Lanes

    Knight Transportation - Columbus, NE

    Company Truck Drivers (Regional Dry Van) What’s your why? Choose the Right Path, Your Path You’re connected to other drivers by a common calling for the road. Beyond that, your...

    from Knight Transportation - 1 day ago
  • Flatbed Owner Operator Truck Drivers 1-866-538-3896

    CRST Malone - Columbus, NE

    Flatbed Owner Operators... DON’T JUST DRIVE, BELONG! $248,446Top Income Call a recruiter today and learn more about how we take care of our people. $2000 Sign-On...

    from CRST Malone - 11 days ago
  • Hiring Experienced CDL-A Truck Drivers

    Navajo Express - Columbus, NE

    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 - 11 days ago
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Columbus, Nebraska

Columbus is a city in Platte County, Nebraska, 90 miles west by north of Omaha on the Loup River, a short distance above the confluence with the Platte. In 1900, 3,522 people lived in Columbus, Nebraska; in 1910, 5,014; and in 1940, 7,632. The population was 20,971 at the 2000 census and 21,414 by the 2006 estimate. It is the county seat of Platte County .

Columbus Economy

Columbus bills itself as a "City of Power and Progress" and features an economy based on agriculture and manufacturing, with many industrial companies attracted by cheap, plentiful hydroelectric power. Among the major employers are Archer Daniels Midland, which runs a corn milling plant; Appleton Electric; Central Confinement Service; Vishay ; Becton Dickinson, a medical equipment company; Behlen Manufacturing, a maker of steel buildings ; and the Nebraska Public Power District, which is headquartered in Columbus.

Columbus Careers

Among the most common occupations in Columbus are Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 27%; Management, professional, and related occupations, 26%; and Sales and office occupations, 23%. Approximately 81 percent of workers in Columbus, Nebraska work for companies, 10 percent work for the government and 6 percent are self-employed.

Columbus Industries

The leading industries in Columbus, Nebraska are Manufacturing, 32%; Educational, health and social services, 16%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Columbus job listings indicate that the following industries in Columbus are hiring the most workers:

Columbus Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Columbus, Nebraska is $26,522, and the median income of households in Columbus was $38,874.

Average Salaries in Columbus, NE

Columbus, NE


According to our Columbus Trends data, the number of Columbus, Nebraska jobs has increased by 56% since September 2013.
Columbus job trends

Columbus Employment Statistics

Population of Columbus
Total population 20,971
Male 48.47%
Female 51.53%
Median age 35.7
Columbus Housing
Owner-occupied homes 69.4%
Median cost of a home $80,300
Median mortgage payment $496
Renter-occupied homes 30.6%
Vacant housing 5.9%
Median monthly rent $429
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $30,980
Median for all female full-time $22,063
Household Income
Less than $10,000 8%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 16%
$35,000 to $49,999 18%
$50,000 to $74,999 23%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8%
High school graduate 35%
Some college, no degree 23%
Associate's degree 9%
Bachelor's degree 13%
Graduate degree 6%
Marital Status
Never married 24%
Currently married 60%
Separated 1%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 7%
White 95%
Black or African American 0%
Asian 0%
Other 4%
Columbus Commute
Carpool 8.6%
Public transportation 0.3%
Average travel time 13 minutes