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.

Regions Financial Corporation and BBVA USA are headquartered in Birmingham, as are Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, and Alabama Power. 

The University of Alabama – Birmingham (both the school and affiliated hospital) provides numerous opportunities in the education and health care sectors. Other health care jobs in Birmingham can be found at Children's of Alabama, St. Vincent's Health System, Brookwood Baptist Health and Grandview Medical Center. 

 

 

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.0 /10

How we calculate this.


Birmingham has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary


Birmingham
$47,480

USA
$51,960

Unemployment Rate 2019

2.7%
of people are without a job

1.0% 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
66,700
Nursing Aide
Salary: $24.34k - $33.58k

Finance and Insurance

Total Employment
34,400
Customer Service Representative
Salary: $26.73k - $42.97k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
32,500
Janitor
Salary: $21.99k - $33.49k