Decatur Jobs

  • Store Manager/Customer Service Representative

    Always Money - Decatur, AL

    Store Manager/Customer Service Reps Pay Rate - $10.00-$15.00 Please send your resume and complete the link below to be considered for employment. Culture Index Survey -...

    from Always Money - 9 days ago
  • Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic - Part-Time

    Army National Guard - Decatur, AL

    Got a knack for keeping cars and trucks on the road? Then join the Army National Guard as a Light-Wheel Vehicle Mechanic and help keep freedom moving forward. As a Light-Wheel...

    from Army National Guard - 5 days ago
  • Team Truck Drivers

    Barr-nunn Transportation - Decatur, AL

    At Barr-Nunn Transportation we pay what we say. We’ve earned a solid reputation over the years for being responsive to the needs of our people and leading the way to success. We...

    from Barr-Nunn Transportation - 1 day ago
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Decatur, Alabama

Decatur, Alabama is the county seat of Morgan County and sits along the shores of the Tennessee River in North Alabama. Decatur is also the core city of the two-county large Decatur Metropolitan Area. As of the 2006 Census Bureau estimates, Decatur has a population of 55,778. Decatur is also the second largest core city of the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area, which includes the two metro areas of Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama. The two cities are sometimes referred to as Twin Cities, or Sister Cities. Both municipalities provide vital resources to each other, and their respective metropolitan areas. Each are important to the economy of the entire region and the well-being of its residents.

Decatur Economy

Decatur has grown to be the busiest river port on the Tennessee River. The Port of Decatur sees large amounts of barge traffic from up and down the Tennessee River, which has led to twenty Fortune 500 companies opening plants in the city. Decatur is also known as the "Home of Meow Mix", after the company bought a 200,000 square foot facility in town, and now utilizes its riverfront property to ship the finished product up and down the Tennessee River. The future is bright for Decatur's economy. Being part of the Huntsville-Decatur CSA, the city lies within the region having the most engineers per person in the nation. This makes for one of, if not the most, educated regions in Alabama, thus stimulating the economy and growth of the city and region. A recent BRAC Base realignment will bring a population conservatively estimated at 5,000 10,000 people to the area surrounding Redstone Arsenal. Recent approval of the United Launch Alliance will combine Lockheed-Martin and Boeing's...more

Decatur Careers

Among the most common occupations in Decatur are Management, professional, and related occupations, 29%; Sales and office occupations, 23%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 20%. Approximately 76 percent of workers in Decatur, Alabama work for companies, 13 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Decatur Industries

The leading industries in Decatur, Alabama are Manufacturing, 24%; Educational, health and social services, 17%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Decatur job listings indicate that the following industries in Decatur are hiring the most workers:

Decatur Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Decatur, Alabama is $29,790, and the median income of households in Decatur was $37,192.

Average Salaries in Decatur, AL

Decatur, AL


According to our Decatur Trends data, the number of Decatur, Alabama jobs has increased by 23% since October 2013.
Decatur job trends

Decatur Employment Statistics

Population of Decatur
Total population 53,929
Male 48.01%
Female 51.99%
Median age 36.3
Decatur Housing
Owner-occupied homes 63.8%
Median cost of a home $89,200
Median mortgage payment $605
Renter-occupied homes 36.2%
Vacant housing 8.9%
Median monthly rent $429
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $37,108
Median for all female full-time $22,471
Household Income
Less than $10,000 12%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 14%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 15%
$50,000 to $74,999 19%
$75,000 to $99,999 9%
$100,000 to $149,999 6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 13%
High school graduate 27%
Some college, no degree 24%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 16%
Graduate degree 7%
Marital Status
Never married 23%
Currently married 56%
Separated 2%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 12%
White 77%
Black or African American 20%
Asian 1%
Other 3%
Decatur Commute
Carpool 10.1%
Public transportation 0.2%
Average travel time 19 minutes