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Salisbury Employment

Employment and Industries in the Salisbury, Maryland Area

The Salisbury economy includes industries such as poultry processing, electronic component manufacturing, agriculture, microwave filters, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding and furniture. Salisbury is also a regional commercial center. The city is home to Perdue Farms, a major multi-national poultry company. In addition, the Peninsula Regional Medical Center employs more residents of Salisbury than any other company.

The major job providing segments in Salisbury are healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, poultry processing, government and social assistance.

Notable employers located in Salisbury are shown below:

  • Perdue Farms
  • Sharp Water
  • Lorch Microwave
  • Harvard Custom Manufacturing
  • Toroid Corporation
  • Navtrac Inc
  • MaTech Inc
  • Americhem
  • Spartech Polycom FCD
  • Plymouth Tube
  • Chesapeake Shipbuilding
  • Silverton Marine
  • Trinity Sterile
  • Tischcon Corporation
  • Powerwave Technologies
  • Salisbury University
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center
  • Verizon

Some of the popular jobs primarily filled by those with college degrees include registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, social and human service assistants, lawyers, financial managers; educational, vocational and school counselors; rehabilitation counselors and network and computer systems administrators.

Pertinent data about Salisbury, Maryland: In 2007 the estimated household income was $39,000. The cost of living index in Salisbury in 2008 was 86.2. The nation's average is 100. Approximately 21% of the adult residents have a bachelor's degree or better.

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Most Popular Jobs in Salisbury, Maryland Metro Area (2008 data)

Where the Majority of Workers Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Registered nurses 1,330 $66,540 $47,970 - 82,010 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 650 $64,590 $31,610 - 106,780 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 590 $53,880 $33,470 - 78,670 14% 95%
4 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 530 $42,660 $20,420 - 65,430 11% 95%
5 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 510 $55,240 $35,230 - 76,980 6% 96%
6 Accountants and auditors 410 $57,630 $36,090 - 80,250 18% 79%
7 Social and human service assistants 150 $29,780 $21,620 - 39,240 34% 58%
8 Lawyers 140 $106,360 $36,450 - 11% 99%
9 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 140 $57,900 $33,900 - 84,390 5% 58%
10 Financial managers 130 $86,540 $36,870 - 157,400 13% 60%
11 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 130 $59,720 $34,410 - 90,060 13% 73%
12 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 120 $81,090 $58,840 - 106,430 8% 78%
13 Physical therapists 120 $67,860 $47,550 - 84,280 27% 89%
14 Network and computer systems administrators 120 $58,830 $43,960 - 74,840 27% 50%
15 Rehabilitation counselors 120 $23,630 $15,810 - 36,700 23% 73%
16 Chief executives 110 $119,580 $47,590 - 2% 65%
17 Librarians 110 $50,570 $28,020 - 75,310 4% 85%
18 Medical and public health social workers 110 $46,480 $36,340 - 58,480 24% 77%
19 Pharmacists 100 $108,990 $87,720 - 131,370 22% 97%
20 Medical and health services managers 100 $81,430 $37,930 - 129,400 16% 57%
21 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 100 $60,200 $43,110 - 84,080 20% 87%
22 Teachers and instructors, all other 100 $47,150 $32,100 - 68,180 9% 54%
23 Chemists 90 $36,380 $22,340 - 51,820 9% 93%
24 Sales managers 80 $102,530 $43,520 - 162,600 10% 69%
25 Education administrators, postsecondary 80 $87,360 $48,400 - 138,160 14% 78%
26 Special education teachers, middle school 80 $53,930 $37,840 - 76,040 16% 87%
27 Training and development specialists 80 $44,260 $23,320 - 76,690 18% 56%
28 Occupational therapists 70 $71,650 $54,420 - 99,790 23% 90%
29 Speech-language pathologists 70 $55,720 $34,230 - 79,300 11% 98%
30 Physician assistants 60 $84,550 $52,660 - 104,190 27% 67%
31 Computer systems analysts 60 $64,580 $32,090 - 102,820 29% 68%
32 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 60 $58,770 $39,440 - 77,790 16% 99%
33 Special education teachers, secondary school 60 $54,900 $42,120 - 68,470 9% 87%
34 Child, family, and school social workers 60 $41,910 $26,610 - 73,710 19% 77%
35 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 60 $0 $ - 12% 51%
36 Marketing managers 50 $107,150 $44,100 - 163,910 14% 69%
37 Computer and information systems managers 50 $92,650 $61,590 - 134,060 16% 73%
38 Market research analysts 50 $78,530 $30,250 - 134,520 20% 82%
39 Civil engineers 50 $69,730 $44,920 - 101,310 18% 87%
40 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 50 $63,970 $39,740 - 96,770 17% 56%
41 Computer programmers 50 $60,710 $32,380 - 85,790 -4% 73%
42 Social and community service managers 50 $60,200 $32,940 - 97,920 25% 72%
43 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 50 $42,920 $24,140 - 62,920 18% 56%
44 Coaches and scouts 50 $42,170 $15,020 - 72,160 15% 60%
45 Social workers, all other 50 $35,870 $25,390 - 52,750 18% 77%
46 Legislators 50 $22,280 $13,860 - 58,930 1% 65%
47 Health educators 50 $0 $ - 26% 58%
48 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 50 $0 $ - 25% 67%
49 Dentists, general 40 $160,380 $95,120 - 9% 100%
50 Engineering managers 40 $90,800 $63,580 - 132,350 7% 84%
51 Electronics engineers, except computer 40 $75,770 $46,620 - 104,350 4% 81%
52 Management analysts 40 $62,530 $28,830 - 100,370 22% 78%
53 Managers, all other 40 $60,190 $41,160 - 105,490 7% 55%
54 Network systems and data communications analysts 40 $57,530 $29,840 - 81,270 53% 57%
55 Instructional coordinators 40 $51,790 $29,770 - 71,790 23% 79%
56 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 40 $43,730 $32,560 - 55,580 18% 56%
57 Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors 40 $41,400 $30,960 - 50,780 34% 73%
58 Mental health counselors 40 $40,030 $30,520 - 49,600 30% 73%
59 Graphic designers 40 $33,760 $22,740 - 48,290 10% 55%
60 Advertising sales agents 30 $55,420 $32,050 - 101,530 20% 56%
61 Recreational therapists 30 $38,310 $23,680 - 53,670 4% 77%
62 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $25,710 $14,360 - 41,060 25% 58%
63 Veterinarians 30 $0 $ - 35% 100%

Where the Majority of Workers Do Not Have College Degrees

Rank Title Local Jobs Local Mean Salary Typical Local Salary National Growth % 2006-2016 National % With College Degree
1 Retail salespersons 2,230 $23,860 $14,510 - 37,980 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 1,930 $17,440 $13,970 - 22,230 -3% 10%
3 Office clerks, general 1,530 $26,780 $16,260 - 38,520 13% 19%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,170 $15,670 $13,650 - 19,020 18% 5%
5 Waiters and waitresses 860 $17,930 $13,840 - 27,320 11% 14%
6 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 850 $28,070 $20,180 - 38,840 1% 18%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 820 $22,180 $15,730 - 29,640 15% 4%
8 General and operations managers 810 $97,300 $42,680 - 2% 48%
9 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 740 $25,930 $17,820 - 36,880 18% 7%
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 730 $20,700 $14,850 - 29,320 -8% 8%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 700 $30,600 $20,680 - 42,620 13% 16%
12 Customer service representatives 670 $28,540 $18,390 - 40,510 25% 22%
13 Teacher assistants 660 $18,970 $14,150 - 25,990 10% 18%
14 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 650 $43,750 $22,740 - 70,420 10% 4%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 630 $37,480 $21,450 - 55,710 4% 25%
16 Maintenance and repair workers, general 630 $32,080 $18,340 - 48,200 10% 6%
17 Receptionists and information clerks 590 $24,360 $15,890 - 33,710 17% 13%
18 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 580 $25,820 $15,270 - 42,700 2% 5%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 500 $46,060 $28,930 - 67,760 6% 29%
20 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 470 $18,260 $14,570 - 21,880 10% 8%
21 Team assemblers 440 $22,470 $16,690 - 30,900 0% 5%
22 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 430 $37,670 $28,170 - 49,260 15% 18%
23 Carpenters 420 $36,580 $24,460 - 55,380 10% 6%
24 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 410 $31,490 $16,170 - 54,140 8% 4%
25 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 390 $29,570 $19,090 - 41,180 11% 14%
26 Home health aides 380 $27,490 $18,880 - 37,750 49% 7%
27 Electricians 370 $35,760 $22,570 - 49,920 7% 7%
28 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 360 $23,460 $15,790 - 31,340 18% 6%
29 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 360 $19,020 $15,170 - 24,350 13% 5%
30 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 350 $45,860 $33,100 - 60,730 14% 7%
31 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 340 $37,000 $22,450 - 55,110 14% 4%
32 Food preparation workers 320 $19,370 $14,250 - 28,620 15% 7%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 290 $42,500 $26,370 - 61,930 -5% 15%
34 Cooks, restaurant 290 $21,270 $16,190 - 28,810 12% 5%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 280 $52,400 $34,990 - 73,040 9% 10%
36 Sales representatives, services, all other 280 $47,410 $23,390 - 65,880 28% 48%
37 Medical secretaries 280 $28,110 $21,730 - 39,590 17% 18%
38 Construction laborers 280 $25,620 $17,070 - 33,400 11% 5%
39 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 240 $55,580 $38,590 - 79,060 7% 13%
40 Counter and rental clerks 240 $25,060 $14,920 - 38,340 23% 16%
41 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 230 $29,050 $21,880 - 37,750 4% 15%
42 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 230 $26,690 $18,470 - 38,860 4% 6%
43 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 230 $21,550 $16,940 - 29,040 -27% 6%
44 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 230 $16,430 $13,770 - 21,160 12% 6%
45 Tellers 220 $24,040 $19,730 - 30,470 14% 16%
46 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 220 $16,340 $13,790 - 19,760 10% 17%
47 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 210 $43,430 $32,390 - 56,310 11% 33%
48 Dishwashers 210 $16,940 $13,720 - 21,140 10% 3%
49 Business operations specialists, all other 200 $53,980 $33,220 - 82,130 21% 49%
50 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 190 $22,000 $14,020 - 36,950 12% 6%
51 Cooks, fast food 190 $16,560 $13,580 - 20,450 8% 5%
52 Insurance sales agents 180 $40,080 $21,470 - 63,990 13% 45%
53 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 180 $34,520 $26,060 - 42,180 11% 4%
54 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 180 $31,140 $18,440 - 52,170 27% 47%
55 Preschool teachers, except special education 180 $26,440 $15,690 - 36,470 26% 43%
56 Industrial truck and tractor operators 170 $36,340 $21,310 - 61,280 -2% 2%
57 Security guards 170 $29,320 $17,020 - 41,550 17% 13%
58 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 170 $27,350 $16,380 - 44,070 -7% 14%
59 Bus drivers, school 170 $23,250 $15,880 - 30,790 9% 4%
60 Packers and packagers, hand 170 $20,380 $16,540 - 28,750 -12% 3%
61 Personal and home care aides 170 $19,520 $16,440 - 24,160 51% 10%
62 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 160 $37,500 $26,930 - 47,770 9% 3%
63 Bartenders 160 $18,190 $13,930 - 26,730 11% 17%
64 Computer support specialists 150 $42,640 $27,080 - 62,860 13% 43%
65 Driver/sales workers 140 $39,890 $18,110 - 62,570 -5% 4%
66 Dental assistants 140 $32,830 $18,070 - 50,560 29% 9%
67 Medical assistants 140 $27,000 $21,450 - 32,920 35% 10%
68 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 140 $26,460 $17,370 - 31,840 13% 15%
69 Printing machine operators 130 $37,900 $26,370 - 49,750 -6% 6%
70 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 130 $35,860 $23,500 - 54,010 8% 3%
71 Bill and account collectors 130 $28,790 $20,630 - 39,440 23% 13%
72 Pharmacy technicians 130 $27,740 $19,480 - 38,990 32% 16%
73 Child care workers 130 $17,300 $13,830 - 21,070 18% 15%
74 Postal service mail carriers 130 $0 $ - 1% 11%
75 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 120 $38,930 $26,060 - 55,120 12% 3%
76 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 120 $22,440 $14,590 - 32,710 11% 5%
77 Switchboard operators, including answering service 120 $22,010 $16,970 - 29,370 -8% 10%
78 Physicians and surgeons, all other 110 $173,850 $94,150 - 0% 0%
79 Dental hygienists 110 $75,120 $50,910 - 94,830 30% 33%
80 Radiologic technologists and technicians 110 $59,930 $47,470 - 76,790 15% 25%
81 Brickmasons and blockmasons 110 $43,920 $32,420 - 54,180 10% 3%
82 Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 110 $36,620 $24,060 - 52,790 4% 18%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 110 $32,970 $26,380 - 44,310 13% 11%
84 Nonfarm animal caretakers 110 $20,650 $15,700 - 24,990 18% 16%
85 Food service managers 100 $48,550 $31,320 - 70,410 5% 24%
86 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 100 $33,730 $28,040 - 39,930 19% 14%
87 Painters, construction and maintenance 100 $32,220 $23,110 - 41,610 12% 6%
88 Parts salespersons 100 $29,970 $17,820 - 44,900 -2% 6%
89 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 100 $20,000 $14,440 - 29,470 17% 14%
90 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 100 $18,810 $13,900 - 26,380 14% 3%
91 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 90 $89,330 $45,060 - 148,440 4% 38%
92 Construction managers 90 $61,250 $41,600 - 81,320 16% 29%
93 Cost estimators 90 $51,340 $30,140 - 79,560 19% 32%
94 Kindergarten teachers, except special education 90 $49,380 $31,850 - 75,610 16% 43%
95 Office and administrative support workers, all other 90 $44,290 $27,200 - 66,440 -9% 32%
96 Automotive body and related repairers 90 $34,110 $19,300 - 51,140 12% 3%
97 Medical records and health information technicians 90 $32,560 $19,700 - 41,110 18% 12%
98 File clerks 90 $24,670 $17,240 - 36,390 -41% 20%
99 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 90 $22,650 $16,250 - 32,090 12% 0%
100 Recreation workers 90 $20,580 $14,450 - 30,120 13% 47%
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Jobs More Common Near Salisbury Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Rehabilitation counselors 23,630 120 3.7
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 21,550 230 3.3
Brickmasons and blockmasons 43,920 110 3.2
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 18,260 470 2.6
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 42,660 530 2.5
Nonfarm animal caretakers 20,650 110 2.5
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 26,460 140 2.4
Medical and public health social workers 46,480 110 2.4
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 31,140 180 2.2
Switchboard operators, including answering service 22,010 120 2.2
Librarians 50,570 110 2.1
Physical therapists 67,860 120 2
Printing machine operators 37,900 130 2
Electrical and electronic engineering technicians 36,620 110 1.9
Dental hygienists 75,120 110 1.8
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 37,500 160 1.8
Medical secretaries 28,110 280 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 32,970 110 1.7
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 16,340 220 1.7
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 33,730 100 1.7
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 81,090 120 1.7
Electricians 35,760 370 1.7
Teacher assistants 18,970 660 1.6
Cashiers 17,440 1,930 1.6
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 57,900 140 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 55,580 240 1.6
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 59,720 130 1.6
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,930 740 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 37,480 630 1.6
Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 16,430 230 1.6
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 55,240 510 1.5
Insurance sales agents 40,080 180 1.5
Radiologic technologists and technicians 59,930 110 1.5
Counter and rental clerks 25,060 240 1.5
Office clerks, general 26,780 1,530 1.5
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 37,000 340 1.5
Receptionists and information clerks 24,360 590 1.5
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 22,000 190 1.5
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 45,860 350 1.5
Registered nurses 66,540 1,330 1.5
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 38,930 120 1.5
Food service managers 48,550 100 1.5
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,080 630 1.4
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 60,200 100 1.4
Retail salespersons 23,860 2,230 1.4
General and operations managers 97,300 810 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 29,570 390 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 52,400 280 1.4
Social and human service assistants 29,780 150 1.4
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 20,000 100 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Salisbury, Maryland Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Driver/sales workers 39,890 1.52 140
Home health aides 27,490 1.29 380
Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 26,460 1.22 140
Industrial truck and tractor operators 36,340 1.21 170
Dental hygienists 75,120 1.18 110
Radiologic technologists and technicians 59,930 1.17 110
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 43,750 1.17 650
Security guards 29,320 1.16 170
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 45,860 1.16 350
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 59,720 1.16 130
Printing machine operators 37,900 1.16 130
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 57,900 1.15 140
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 64,590 1.14 650
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 31,490 1.09 410
Elementary school teachers, except special education 53,880 1.08 590
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 55,240 1.08 510
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 25,930 1.08 740
Registered nurses 66,540 1.08 1,330
Counter and rental clerks 25,060 1.08 240
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 25,820 1.07 580
Office clerks, general 26,780 1.05 1,530
Social and human service assistants 29,780 1.05 150
Preschool teachers, except special education 26,440 1.04 180
Lawyers 106,360 1.04 140
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 31,140 1.03 180
Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 18,260 1.02 470
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 46,060 1.02 500
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 37,000 1.02 340
Dental assistants 32,830 1.02 140
Receptionists and information clerks 24,360 1.02 590
Computer support specialists 42,640 1.02 150
Tellers 24,040 1.02 220
Medical and public health social workers 46,480 1.01 110
General and operations managers 97,300 1.01 810
Food preparation workers 19,370 1.01 320
Nonfarm animal caretakers 20,650 1 110
Packers and packagers, hand 20,380 1 170
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,020 0.99 360
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 81,090 0.99 120
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 38,930 0.99 120
Pharmacy technicians 27,740 0.99 130
Dishwashers 16,940 0.98 210
Cooks, restaurant 21,270 0.98 290
Personal and home care aides 19,520 0.98 170
Retail salespersons 23,860 0.98 2,230
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 29,570 0.98 390
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 55,580 0.98 240
Physicians and surgeons, all other 173,850 0.98 110
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 37,670 0.97 430
Medical secretaries 28,110 0.97 280

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