CLUSTER OVERVIEW

The manufacturing cluster in Southwest Alabama includes a wide range of advanced manufacturing companies. Process manufacturers in the region include leading producers of steel, chemicals, and paper related products. The region’s skilled workforce supports manufacturing which directly employs over 25,000 workers in Southwest Alabama.

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Producing $5.8 Billion worth of goods and services, the industry is a key economic driver for both the region and state. This leads to great opportunities in the sector. The average wage in Manufacturing in Southwest Alabama is $69,000, more than $25,000 higher than the average regional wage.  Manufacturer employers seek individuals who are problem solvers with technical skills and creative minds. Whether you are an engineer looking to solve the latest puzzle in production or an operator ensuring everything runs as planned, manufacturing can provide challenging and rewarding employment.

OUR PARTNERS

SAWDC’s Manufacturing & Construction partners include:

Alabama Power

BASF

Boise Paper

Packaging Corporation of America

Olin

Evonik

Performance Contractors

Shell

Chevron

AM/NS

Outokumpu

GP

Brown and Root

SSAB

INTERESTED IN MANUFACTURING?

  • You want to make innovative and technologically complex products

  • You are detail-oriented and a problem solver

  • You are handy and precise with mechanical and technical abilities

  • You are reliable and willing to take on multiple tasks

  • You have great communication skills and function well as part of a team

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$40,900-$72,200

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$43,269-$78,059

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$61,200-$119,400

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$36,600-$54,100

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$34,400-$47,100

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$27,900-$42,700

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$26,500-$38,500

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$25,600-$34,600

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$34,300-$54,400

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$35,400-$63,400

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$28,700-$43,100

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$27,100-$47,700

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$20,100-$47,800

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$50,300-$75,500

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$28,500-$41,400

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$34,400-$49,900

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$26,200-$38,000

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$31,100-$49,200

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$31,100-$49,200

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$26,000-$39,100

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$28,400-$43,800

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$31,100-$49,200

Education Required:

OJT/PSE

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$38,200-$53,700

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$79,900 – $131,200

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$63,800 – $114,000

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$64,100 – $106,400

Education Required:

Apprenticeship/OJT/CC

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$28,870 – $45,760

Education Required:

College/University

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$28,870 – $45,760

Education Required:

Associates Degree

Average Annual Salary (SW AL):

$42,800 – $70,600

The Project Manager provides cluster management, project coordination, case management/tracking, and maintains persistent attention to the workforce needs of the manufacturing partners.

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