Oak Ridge Jobs

  • Senior Manufacturing Engineer

    Cryomagnetics - Oak Ridge, TN

    Cryomagnetics, Inc., a world-leading superconducting magnet, cryostat and related instrumentation manufacturer, is seeking a SENIOR MANUFACTURING ENGINEER About the Job The...

    from Cryomagnetics, Inc. - 21 days ago
  • CDL A Truck Driver - Regional Truck Driver

    Averitt Express - Oak Ridge, TN

    Averitt Express CDL-A Regional Truck Driver Position IT'S BIG! AVERITT REGIONAL DRIVERS HAVE A NEW PAY INCREASE Paid driver training is available for recent grads and drivers with...

    from Averitt Express - 2 days ago
  • Team Truck Drivers

    Barr-nunn Transportation - Oak Ridge, TN

    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 - 2 days ago
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Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Oak Ridge is an incorporated city in Anderson and Roane Counties in East Tennessee, about 25 miles northwest of Knoxville. Oak Ridge's population was 27,387 people at the 2000 census. The portion of the city located in Anderson County is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the portion located in Roane County is included in the Harriman, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area; both of these areas are components of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN Combined Statistical Area. Oak Ridge's nicknames are the Atomic City, the Secret City, The Ridge and the City Behind the Fence.

Oak Ridge Economy

The federal government projects at Oak Ridge are reduced in size and scope, but are still the city's principal economic activity and one of the biggest employers in the Knoxville metropolitan area. The Department of Energy owns the federal sites and maintains a major office in the city. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest multipurpose lab in the Department of Energy's National Laboratory system, and is also home to the Spallation Neutron Source, a 1.4 billion dollar project slated for completion by 2010. The Y-12 National Security Complex is a component of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. Bechtel Jacobs is the Department of Energy's primary contractor conducting an extensive program of decontamination and decommissioning, environmental cleanup, and waste management that aims to remove or stabilize the residues remaining from decades of government production and research activities. The Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information, which disseminates...more

Oak Ridge Careers

Among the most common occupations in Oak Ridge are Management, professional, and related occupations, 44%; Sales and office occupations, 24%; and Service occupations, 13%. Approximately 70 percent of workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee work for companies, 19 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Oak Ridge Industries

The leading industries in Oak Ridge, Tennessee are Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 25%; Educational, health and social services, 21%; and Retail trade, 10%. Simply Hired's Oak Ridge job listings indicate that the following industries in Oak Ridge are hiring the most workers:

Oak Ridge Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Oak Ridge, Tennessee is $36,324, and the median income of households in Oak Ridge was $41,950.

Average Salaries in Oak Ridge, TN

Oak Ridge, TN


According to our Oak Ridge Trends data, the number of Oak Ridge, Tennessee jobs has not changed since October 2013.
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Oak Ridge Employment Statistics

Population of Oak Ridge
Total population 27,387
Male 46.83%
Female 53.17%
Median age 43.4
Oak Ridge Housing
Owner-occupied homes 68.4%
Median cost of a home $98,200
Median mortgage payment $667
Renter-occupied homes 31.6%
Vacant housing 10.1%
Median monthly rent $487
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $45,149
Median for all female full-time $27,500
Household Income
Less than $10,000 9%
$10,000 to $14,999 7%
$15,000 to $24,999 12%
$25,000 to $34,999 14%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 18%
$75,000 to $99,999 11%
$100,000 to $149,999 9%
$150,000 to $199,999 2%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 4%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 7%
High school graduate 24%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 20%
Graduate degree 18%
Marital Status
Never married 19%
Currently married 57%
Separated 2%
Widowed 9%
Divorced 13%
White 88%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 2%
Other 1%
Oak Ridge Commute
Carpool 8.9%
Public transportation 0.4%
Average travel time 18 minutes