This page was last updated on February 1, 2022.

Top Employers of Dent County Residents

Private Employer
Top Employers
# Employed
Industry Headquarters  # of Locations Job Postings      
Local Government
Salem/Dent County K-12 Schools
* 5 Independent School Districts
368  K12 Education Salem/Dent County 5
Salem R-80 K12
Oak Hill R-I K8
Green Forest R-II K8
Dent-Phelps R-III K8
North Wood R-IV K8
1 US Foods logo
350 Food Service Distributor Rosemont, IL 60  Hiring      
2  Doe Run logo*No facilities located in Dent County

*Dent County Residents (1,110 Total Employees)
Lead Mining/Battery Recycling St. Louis, MO 13 Hiring      
3 Hospital logo  241 Hospital/Healthcare  Salem, MO   Hiring      
Walmart logo

195  Retail/Wholesale Bentonville, AR  10,524   Hiring      
5 royal oak logo
164  Manufacturing/Wood Products Roswell, GA   16 Indeed or in-person
673 State Hwy JJ
6 Phelps Health logo
One Primary Care Location in Dent County

*Dent County Residents (1,877 Total Employees)
Hospital/Healthcare Rolla, MO 14  Hiring      
Local Government
county logo 
86 County Government Salem, MO 1  Apply in-person 400 N. Main St.      
Enrichment Services of Dent County Inc.

84 Individual & Family Services (Adult Day Care) Salem, MO 1 Apply in-person 1900 MO 19      
8 logo
Walmart Distribution Center #6069
* No facilities located in Dent County

* Dent County Residents (779 Total Employees)
Warehousing & Distribution Bentonville, AR   Hiring      
9 Advantage Home Health Care logo

69 Home Healthcare Services St. Louis, MO 25 Hiring      
10 store logo  62 Grocery Stores Salem, MO 31 Hiring      
11  McDonald's logo  62 Fast Food Restaurant Chicago, IL 13,683
US locations
Local Government
city logo  62 City Government Salem, MO 1 Hiring      


Click here to view an interactive Industry Concentrations table for Dent County provided by the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

Note: For the above link - Location Quotient (LQ) is a ratio of the relative distribution of industry employment in a region to that industry’s distribution in a larger economy. An LQ greater than 1 indicates that the industry is more specialized, and employment is more concentrated for that industry in the region, as compared to the United States as a whole. An LQ less than 1 indicates that the industry is less specialized, and employment is less concentrated. An LQ of 2 would mean that the industry’s employment is twice as concentrated in the region, as compared to the United States.
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