What kind of jobs are there in Louisville, KY?

Yum Brands Inc., United Parcel Service, Brown-Forman Corp., Humana Inc. and Ford Motor Co. are a few large employers in the area, and hotel and hospitality jobs are plentiful. Louisville also serves as a regional hub for hospitals; Norton Healthcare, Baptist Health, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's Healthcare (now part of KentuckyOne Health), the University of Louisville Hospital and others employ thousands.

Louisville’s average income is lower than the national average.

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.3 /10

How we calculate this.

Louisville has a less healthy job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2018

of people are without a job

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Top Industries in Louisville

Accommodation and Food Services

Total Employment
Waiter and Waitress
Salary: $18.69k - $27.67k

Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Total Employment
Salary: $20.92k - $32.28k

Finance and Insurance

Total Employment
Customer Service Representative
Salary: $25.98k - $42.04k