What kind of jobs are there in Huntsville, AL?

Aerospace and defense are the largest job sectors in Huntsville, with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal being two of the area's largest employers. There are also a large number of private sector opportunities for residents working in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Cummings Research Park, one of the largest such parks in the world, is home to big names like Boeing, SAIC and Northrop Grumman. The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a unique nonprofit/for-profit collaboration that has made significant discoveries in genomic research and disease diagnosis.

Education is also a key sector of Huntsville's economy, with Huntsville City Schools, Madison County Schools, Alabama A&M University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville employing large numbers of the population. Meanwhile, the Huntsville Hospital provides opportunities for those in health care.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 7.7 /10

How we calculate this.


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

Average Annual Salary


Huntsville
$54,630

USA
$51,960

Unemployment Rate 2019

2.6%
of people are without a job

1.1% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.