Opelika Jobs

  • Class A CDL - Truck Driver

    Averitt Express - Opelika, AL

    Averitt Flexible doesn’t have to mean inconsistent. Get steady miles hauling for a variety of dedicated customers. - 40 cpm Start Pay PLUS Accessorial Pay Earn the highest rate of...

    from Averitt Express - 5 days ago
  • CDL Truck Driver - Company Dedicated. We Train!

    C.R. England - Opelika, AL

    C.R. England is now hiring Dedicated Truck Drivers. C.R. Englands Dedicated division is growing at a rapid pace and we need Company Truck Drivers to fill the need As a Dedicated...

    from C.R. England - 30+ days ago
  • Class A CDL Owner Operator HHG Truck Drivers

    Graebel Van Lines - Opelika, AL

    HOUSEHOLD GOODS/RELOCATION Truck Driving Professional “Movers” Needed Today at Graebel When you accept a job as a CDL Truck Driver/Mover with Graebel, you will be responsible for...

    from Graebel Van Lines - 7 days ago
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Opelika, Alabama

Opelika is a city in Lee County in east central Alabama. It is the county seat of Lee County and is a principal city, along with Auburn, Alabama, in the Auburn-Opelika, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area . According to 2005 Census estimates, the population of Opelika is 23,804. The Auburn-Opelika, Alabama MSA is part of the greater Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, Georgia-Alabama Combined Statistical Area.

Opelika Economy

the past several years, Opelika’s economy has shifted away from a traditional basis in textile manufacturing. Since 2004, the city has experienced revitalization in many segments of the economy, including commercial, residential and industrial activity. In 2005, Opelika issued permits for almost $188 million in building projects, which set a record for the city. Recent projects include the 800,000-square-foot Jo-Ann Stores Distribution Center, an employer of 150 with plans to expand to 425 employees. Other new, large employers include Maxforma Plastics and Gambro Renal Products . Gambro made the largest single initial investment in Lee County’s history of $110 million. For the 2005 fiscal year, new industries made investments of $170 million. In addition to new industries moving to the city, two existing industries have announced plans to expand their operations. Twin City Wholesale made a capital investment of $2 million and brought on 10 new employees. The...more

Opelika Careers

Among the most common occupations in Opelika are Management, professional, and related occupations, 29%; Sales and office occupations, 24%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 18%. Approximately 71 percent of workers in Opelika, Alabama work for companies, 18 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Opelika Industries

The leading industries in Opelika, Alabama are Educational, health and social services, 23%; Manufacturing, 19%; and Retail trade, 11%. Simply Hired's Opelika job listings indicate that the following industries in Opelika are hiring the most workers:

Opelika Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Opelika, Alabama is $26,528, and the median income of households in Opelika was $33,397.

Average Salaries in Opelika, AL

Opelika, AL


According to our Opelika Trends data, the number of Opelika, Alabama jobs has increased by 19% since September 2013.
Opelika job trends

Opelika Employment Statistics

Population of Opelika
Total population 23,498
Male 46.70%
Female 53.30%
Median age 34.1
Opelika Housing
Owner-occupied homes 64.4%
Median cost of a home $91,100
Median mortgage payment $606
Renter-occupied homes 35.6%
Vacant housing 10.5%
Median monthly rent $425
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $31,237
Median for all female full-time $21,819
Household Income
Less than $10,000 14%
$10,000 to $14,999 10%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 17%
$75,000 to $99,999 7%
$100,000 to $149,999 5%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 2%
Less than 9th grade 7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14%
High school graduate 29%
Some college, no degree 20%
Associate's degree 7%
Bachelor's degree 13%
Graduate degree 9%
Marital Status
Never married 27%
Currently married 51%
Separated 3%
Widowed 8%
Divorced 11%
White 55%
Black or African American 43%
Asian 1%
Other 0%
Opelika Commute
Carpool 11.9%
Public transportation 0.4%
Average travel time 17 minutes

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