Memphis Jobs

  • New CDL Class-A Driver Classes Starting Weekly - 866-764-1405

    Swift Transportation - Memphis, TN

    Earn Your CDL Class A License and Get On The Road to a Successful Truck Driving Career! Paid While Training With Mentor and No Money Down or Credit Check Jumpstart your trucking...

    from Swift Transportation - 1 day ago
  • CDL A Graduates can Train Locally with Dart. $1,500 Bonus!

    Dartco - Memphis, TN

    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 Dartco - 16 hours ago
  • Seasonal Team Member

    Target Brands - Memphis, TN

    Description: An inclusive, energetic culture. Incredible opportunity. A community-focused company. And one of the most powerful brands in the world. You can expect a lot from a...

    from Target Brands, Inc - 5 hours ago
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Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis is a city in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the county seat of Shelby County. Memphis rises above the Mississippi River on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff just below the mouth of the Wolf River. As of 2006, Memphis had an estimated population of 670,902, making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the second largest in the southeastern region , and the 17th largest in the United States . The greater Memphis metropolitan area has a population of 1,260,581. This makes Memphis the second largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed only by metropolitan Nashville. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's four major cities . A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian.

Memphis Economy

The city's central location has led to much of its business development. Located on the Mississippi River and intersected by two Interstate highways and seven major U.S. highways, Memphis is ideally located for commerce among the transportation and shipping industry. The city is also home to the world's busiest cargo airport, in terms of tonnage, which serves as the primary hub for FedEx shipping. Due to its location, more major metro areas can be reached overnight from Memphis than any other city in the central U.S. Memphis has also developed as a major manufacturing center of textiles, heating equipment, pianos, and automobile and truck parts. Memphis Light, Gas and Water is also one of the largest municipal utilities in the United States. Memphis is home to a growing number of nationally and internationally known corporations, including approximately 150 businesses from 22 countries. This includes the corporate headquarters of FedEx Corporation, AutoZone Incorporated and...more

Memphis Careers

Among the most common occupations in Memphis are Management, professional, and related occupations, 26%; Sales and office occupations, 25%; and Service occupations, 16%. Approximately 71 percent of workers in Memphis, Tennessee work for companies, 13 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Memphis Industries

The leading industries in Memphis, Tennessee are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 19%; Retail trade, 10%; and Transportation and warehousing, and utilities, 10%. Simply Hired's Memphis job listings indicate that the following industries in Memphis are hiring the most workers:

Memphis Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Memphis, Tennessee is $32,392, and the median income of households in Memphis was $33,244.

Average Salaries in Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN


According to our Memphis Trends data, the number of Memphis, Tennessee jobs has increased by 37% since October 2013.
Memphis job trends

Memphis Employment Statistics

Population of Memphis
Total population 642,251
Male 47.27%
Female 52.73%
Median age 33.0
Memphis Housing
Owner-occupied homes 54.2%
Median cost of a home $86,200
Median mortgage payment $646
Renter-occupied homes 45.8%
Vacant housing 12.5%
Median monthly rent $683
Average Income
Median for all workers $22,611
Median for all male full-time $34,306
Median for all female full-time $30,477
Household Income
Less than $10,000 14%
$10,000 to $14,999 8%
$15,000 to $24,999 16%
$25,000 to $34,999 14%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 5%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 32%
Some college, no degree 22%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 14%
Graduate degree 8%
Marital Status
Never married 41%
Currently married 35%
Separated 4%
Widowed 6%
Divorced 13%
White 32%
Black or African American 64%
Asian 2%
Other 3%
Memphis Commute
Carpool 10.5%
Public transportation 2.5%
Average travel time 22 minutes