What kind of jobs are there in Birmingham, AL?

Birmingham remains one of the nation's top cities for the banking and insurance industries. The city is home to Regions Financial Corporation's headquarters and the headquarters of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. 
The University of Alabama – Birmingham (both the school and affiliated hospital) provides numerous opportunities in the education and health care sectors. The telecommunications and engineering industries are also thriving, as the city is home to the ENERGEN Corporation and Momentum Telecom Inc.
The unemployment rate in Birmingham is roughly equal to the national average, while the city's average annual salary is slightly lower than the national average.

Birmingham remains one of the nation's top metropolitan areas for the banking and insurance industries. It's home to Regions Financial Corporation's headquarters and the headquarters of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

The University of Alabama – Birmingham (both the school and affiliated hospital) provides numerous opportunities in the education and health care sectors. The telecommunications and engineering industries are also thriving, as the metro area is home to the Energen Corporation and Momentum Telecom Inc.

The unemployment rate in Birmingham is a bit lower than the national average, and the region's average annual salary is slightly lower as well.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.6 /10

How we calculate this.


Birmingham has a comparable job market to similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Birmingham
$47,300

USA
$50,620

Unemployment Rate 2018

3.6%
of people are without a job

0.3% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Birmingham

Health Care and Social Assistance

Total Employment
65,000
Nursing Aide
Salary: $23k - $32k

Finance and Insurance

Total Employment
35,400
Customer Service Representative
Salary: $25k - $42k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
32,299
Janitor
Salary: $20k - $32k