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Burlington Employment

Employment and Industries in the Burlington, North Carolina Area

LabCorp, one of the world's largest clinical laboratory companies has it's headquarters and several testing facilities located in Burlington, North Carolina. The company is also one of the region's largest employers. The city is also home to the operations headquarters of Gold Toe Brands, a manufacturer of socks. GMW produces products for a variety of local firms as well as for clients all over the nation. Jobs are also provided by manufacturing industries such as chemicals, electronic equipment, machinery and plastics.

Details about Burlington, North Carolina: In 2007 the estimated median household income in Burlington was $37,000. In Burlington 22% of the adult residents have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. The cost of living in 2008 in the city was 84.9 (nation's average: 100).

Burlington has numerous occupations primarily filled by those with college degrees including registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, medical and clinical laboratory technologists, computer applications software engineers, computer systems analysts, financial managers, and computer and information systems managers.

The top employers located in Burlington, North Carolina:

  • Alamance-Burlington School System
  • Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Alamance Regional Medical Center, Inc
  • Elon University
  • Alamance County Government
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • City of Burlington
  • Alamance Community College
  • Honda Power Equipment Mfg
  • GKN Driveline North America
  • Glen Raven
  • Murkel Enterprises
  • Copland Industries, Inc
  • Kernodle Clinic, Inc
  • Oak White Manor Inc
  • Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc
  • National Spinning Co, Inc
  • Culp, Inc
  • Burlington Industries, Inc
  • Great American Knitting Mills

Major job providing segments in Burlington, North Carolina:

  • Manufacturing
  • Information
  • Government
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Social assistance
  • Textile mills and textile products
  • Accommodation and food services

Burlington businesses can team up with helpful associations such as:

Burlington Times News is a good resource for those interested in keeping current with Burlington business and industry activities.

Most Popular Jobs in Burlington, North Carolina 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 1,070 $54,200 $41,840 - 66,200 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 680 $42,830 $19,570 - 76,770 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 430 $40,700 $30,210 - 52,480 14% 95%
4 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 410 $43,490 $29,810 - 61,920 12% 51%
5 Accountants and auditors 320 $57,830 $32,330 - 90,890 18% 79%
6 Computer software engineers, applications 230 $71,310 $46,030 - 97,940 45% 85%
7 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 230 $0 $ - 12% 51%
8 Computer systems analysts 170 $70,980 $45,560 - 101,850 29% 68%
9 Financial managers 160 $83,460 $49,190 - 129,500 13% 60%
10 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 150 $41,910 $30,850 - 52,860 20% 87%
11 Computer and information systems managers 140 $100,750 $72,550 - 131,070 16% 73%
12 Insurance underwriters 130 $52,170 $34,620 - 73,780 6% 53%
13 Coaches and scouts 130 $36,320 $15,370 - 61,260 15% 60%
14 Sales managers 120 $84,430 $36,790 - 10% 69%
15 Child, family, and school social workers 120 $39,190 $29,680 - 50,710 19% 77%
16 Pharmacists 100 $104,000 $85,080 - 128,820 22% 97%
17 Medical and health services managers 90 $98,790 $58,610 - 139,510 16% 57%
18 Managers, all other 90 $71,530 $50,690 - 102,580 7% 55%
19 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 90 $44,860 $29,580 - 63,420 13% 73%
20 Lawyers 80 $86,720 $43,900 - 156,120 11% 99%
21 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 80 $60,880 $44,470 - 80,920 8% 78%
22 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 80 $48,980 $35,170 - 65,630 18% 56%
23 Mechanical engineers 80 $0 $ - 4% 78%
24 Network and computer systems administrators 70 $62,820 $40,900 - 82,090 27% 50%
25 Industrial engineers 70 $61,320 $39,050 - 89,710 20% 74%
26 Computer programmers 70 $49,260 $34,640 - 79,990 -4% 73%
27 Sales and related workers, all other 70 $38,340 $18,670 - 61,730 14% 62%
28 Graphic designers 70 $38,070 $22,210 - 53,400 10% 55%
29 Social and human service assistants 70 $24,970 $20,500 - 31,250 34% 58%
30 Training and development specialists 60 $53,780 $35,880 - 81,900 18% 56%
31 Librarians 60 $48,010 $37,320 - 60,420 4% 85%
32 Network systems and data communications analysts 50 $52,620 $33,920 - 86,660 53% 57%
33 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 50 $39,410 $22,830 - 63,010 18% 56%
34 Marketing managers 40 $121,350 $71,010 - 14% 69%
35 Civil engineers 40 $81,120 $48,600 - 117,700 18% 87%
36 Veterinarians 40 $75,170 $52,250 - 113,360 35% 100%
37 Physical therapists 40 $73,860 $52,220 - 85,530 27% 89%
38 Speech-language pathologists 40 $54,190 $43,640 - 67,730 11% 98%
39 Instructional coordinators 40 $48,290 $37,050 - 64,400 23% 79%
40 Medical and public health social workers 40 $44,720 $35,530 - 52,690 24% 77%
41 Public relations specialists 40 $44,130 $34,370 - 53,900 18% 81%
42 Database administrators 30 $58,400 $29,530 - 95,100 29% 72%
43 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 30 $48,730 $35,050 - 64,830 17% 56%
44 Dietitians and nutritionists 30 $44,330 $34,720 - 57,220 9% 72%
45 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $38,490 $27,510 - 50,490 25% 58%
46 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 30 $34,600 $22,600 - 48,650 24% 78%

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 2,360 $21,030 $14,310 - 31,850 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 2,040 $17,080 $13,600 - 22,010 -3% 10%
3 Team assemblers 1,910 $22,380 $15,640 - 31,560 0% 5%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,740 $16,110 $13,480 - 19,770 18% 5%
5 Waiters and waitresses 1,470 $18,130 $13,770 - 25,150 11% 14%
6 Home health aides 1,140 $19,730 $15,370 - 25,380 49% 7%
7 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 980 $36,130 $20,390 - 54,350 4% 25%
8 General and operations managers 910 $109,100 $50,600 - 2% 48%
9 Customer service representatives 910 $30,850 $18,850 - 44,320 25% 22%
10 Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 900 $23,240 $16,660 - 30,660 -31% 0%
11 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 890 $22,400 $16,750 - 30,080 2% 5%
12 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 850 $30,380 $21,790 - 42,060 13% 16%
13 Stock clerks and order fillers 850 $21,620 $14,920 - 31,560 -8% 8%
14 Office clerks, general 800 $23,920 $15,240 - 32,820 13% 19%
15 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 790 $35,610 $25,480 - 50,230 10% 4%
16 Maintenance and repair workers, general 780 $35,130 $21,440 - 49,390 10% 6%
17 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 770 $29,180 $20,720 - 39,040 1% 18%
18 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 760 $20,940 $14,530 - 29,560 15% 4%
19 Packers and packagers, hand 690 $21,390 $14,130 - 29,650 -12% 3%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 610 $44,920 $26,460 - 67,240 -5% 15%
21 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 610 $38,780 $27,850 - 50,790 15% 18%
22 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 600 $24,490 $16,240 - 36,060 -7% 14%
23 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 580 $20,210 $15,830 - 24,210 -5% 5%
24 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 510 $41,460 $25,470 - 59,600 6% 29%
25 Cooks, restaurant 460 $20,560 $14,790 - 28,190 12% 5%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 440 $34,590 $21,880 - 47,780 11% 14%
27 Teacher assistants 440 $18,330 $15,950 - 21,800 10% 18%
28 Receptionists and information clerks 430 $24,630 $17,270 - 32,110 17% 13%
29 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 400 $25,180 $17,250 - 32,150 8% 4%
30 Industrial truck and tractor operators 400 $23,560 $18,980 - 30,090 -2% 2%
31 Food preparation workers 400 $18,200 $14,410 - 23,010 15% 7%
32 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 370 $28,890 $18,750 - 39,390 4% 6%
33 Sewing machine operators 370 $21,860 $15,190 - 31,690 -27% 5%
34 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 350 $21,830 $16,560 - 30,620 18% 6%
35 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 340 $37,670 $25,470 - 54,510 14% 4%
36 Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 340 $20,230 $16,880 - 28,300 -24% 0%
37 Helpers--production workers 330 $20,250 $16,720 - 25,480 -1% 4%
38 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 330 $17,260 $13,830 - 21,550 13% 5%
39 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 320 $30,920 $23,570 - 40,650 11% 4%
40 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 310 $52,380 $34,790 - 72,750 9% 10%
41 Healthcare support workers, all other 310 $24,370 $18,650 - 31,680 16% 10%
42 Preschool teachers, except special education 300 $20,710 $14,840 - 29,160 26% 43%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 280 $49,850 $32,760 - 70,230 7% 13%
44 Machinists 280 $25,540 $17,300 - 38,760 -3% 3%
45 Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 280 $22,680 $18,140 - 26,330 -30% 0%
46 Business operations specialists, all other 270 $54,690 $29,570 - 77,700 21% 49%
47 Industrial machinery mechanics 270 $36,450 $25,880 - 48,050 9% 5%
48 Amusement and recreation attendants 250 $16,150 $13,600 - 21,240 24% 22%
49 Construction laborers 240 $24,260 $18,380 - 31,440 11% 5%
50 Counter and rental clerks 240 $19,440 $13,700 - 29,610 23% 16%
51 Computer support specialists 230 $45,030 $28,610 - 65,190 13% 43%
52 Electricians 230 $39,020 $27,480 - 54,000 7% 7%
53 Personal and home care aides 230 $18,830 $15,840 - 23,530 51% 10%
54 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 220 $38,940 $33,070 - 48,010 11% 33%
55 Machine feeders and offbearers 220 $26,740 $21,170 - 31,320 -15% 0%
56 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 220 $16,000 $13,680 - 19,270 10% 17%
57 Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 210 $24,870 $14,260 - 39,840 -18% 0%
58 Driver/sales workers 210 $22,320 $13,760 - 38,170 -5% 4%
59 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 200 $44,120 $33,310 - 51,890 14% 7%
60 Carpenters 200 $28,320 $17,570 - 44,200 10% 6%
61 Tellers 200 $25,100 $20,450 - 32,740 14% 16%
62 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 190 $59,980 $29,670 - 101,070 4% 38%
63 Recreation workers 190 $23,570 $16,480 - 36,590 13% 47%
64 Cement masons and concrete finishers 180 $31,700 $24,230 - 40,560 11% 2%
65 Medical assistants 180 $30,610 $20,200 - 44,380 35% 10%
66 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 180 $29,680 $21,030 - 38,710 4% 15%
67 Tire repairers and changers 180 $21,840 $16,830 - 28,990 20% 6%
68 Dishwashers 180 $16,220 $13,560 - 20,220 10% 3%
69 Postal service mail carriers 180 $0 $ - 1% 11%
70 Industrial production managers 170 $74,890 $49,810 - 114,030 -6% 43%
71 Parts salespersons 160 $24,390 $17,350 - 33,010 -2% 6%
72 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 160 $21,380 $15,250 - 29,160 12% 0%
73 Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 160 $16,910 $13,510 - 20,280 -4% 3%
74 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 160 $16,050 $13,540 - 19,850 14% 3%
75 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 140 $47,670 $28,560 - 64,450 10% 17%
76 Fire fighters 140 $35,140 $25,380 - 47,680 12% 18%
77 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 140 $32,410 $22,330 - 42,530 12% 3%
78 Brickmasons and blockmasons 140 $31,710 $23,160 - 39,790 10% 3%
79 Bill and account collectors 140 $29,210 $20,620 - 38,670 23% 13%
80 Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 140 $28,440 $22,360 - 35,480 -13% 4%
81 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 140 $27,020 $18,610 - 37,710 -13% 0%
82 Pharmacy technicians 140 $25,040 $16,880 - 35,480 32% 16%
83 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 140 $15,820 $13,650 - 19,480 10% 8%
84 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 130 $49,320 $22,540 - 64,780 13% 17%
85 Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 130 $21,410 $16,950 - 27,670 12% 3%
86 Child care workers 130 $18,420 $13,990 - 23,720 18% 15%
87 Construction managers 120 $80,970 $57,470 - 105,920 16% 29%
88 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 120 $30,580 $23,120 - 38,530 8% 3%
89 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 120 $23,910 $16,350 - 31,780 -15% 0%
90 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 120 $21,640 $14,460 - 30,160 11% 5%
91 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 120 $18,500 $14,310 - 24,760 17% 14%
92 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 110 $49,120 $23,780 - 65,530 3% 13%
93 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 110 $47,500 $29,770 - 74,190 0% 42%
94 Loan officers 110 $43,260 $27,860 - 63,190 12% 49%
95 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 110 $32,180 $23,510 - 39,390 -3% 6%
96 Printing machine operators 110 $25,670 $17,020 - 39,540 -6% 6%
97 Helpers--electricians 110 $25,000 $16,250 - 37,670 7% 3%
98 Food service managers 100 $59,400 $36,790 - 84,950 5% 24%
99 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $34,280 $19,140 - 52,280 4% 30%
100 Maintenance workers, machinery 100 $28,490 $22,690 - 33,040 -1% 0%
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Jobs More Common Near Burlington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 23,240 900 137.1
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 22,680 280 93.3
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 20,230 340 47.4
Sewing machine operators 21,860 370 7.2
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 16,910 160 7.2
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 24,870 210 6.7
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 43,490 410 6.4
Machine feeders and offbearers 26,740 220 5.7
Tire repairers and changers 21,840 180 5.4
Team assemblers 22,380 1,910 4.9
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 21,410 130 4.7
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 20,210 580 4.6
Healthcare support workers, all other 24,370 310 4.3
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 28,440 140 4.3
Maintenance workers, machinery 28,490 100 4.1
Brickmasons and blockmasons 31,710 140 3.6
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 24,490 600 3.5
Home health aides 19,730 1,140 3.4
Insurance underwriters 52,170 130 3.3
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 27,020 140 3.1
Industrial production managers 74,890 170 2.9
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 21,380 160 2.8
Industrial machinery mechanics 36,450 270 2.7
Helpers--electricians 25,000 110 2.7
Amusement and recreation attendants 16,150 250 2.7
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 44,920 610 2.5
Packers and packagers, hand 21,390 690 2.4
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 32,180 110 2.3
Cement masons and concrete finishers 31,700 180 2.3
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 36,130 980 2.1
Coaches and scouts 36,320 130 2
Helpers--production workers 20,250 330 1.9
Preschool teachers, except special education 20,710 300 1.9
Parts salespersons 24,390 160 1.9
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 41,910 150 1.9
Machinists 25,540 280 1.9
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 30,920 320 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 49,320 130 1.8
Recreation workers 23,570 190 1.8
Industrial truck and tractor operators 23,560 400 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 47,670 140 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 59,980 190 1.6
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,110 1,740 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 49,850 280 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,130 780 1.6
Waiters and waitresses 18,130 1,470 1.5
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 16,000 220 1.5
Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 32,410 140 1.5
Cashiers 17,080 2,040 1.5
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 49,120 110 1.5

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Burlington, North Carolina Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 49,320 1.15 130
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 34,590 1.14 440
General and operations managers 109,100 1.13 910
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 44,120 1.12 200
Medical assistants 30,610 1.09 180
Computer support specialists 45,030 1.07 230
Tellers 25,100 1.06 200
Packers and packagers, hand 21,390 1.05 690
Customer service representatives 30,850 1.04 910
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 37,670 1.04 340
Computer systems analysts 70,980 1.03 170
Machine feeders and offbearers 26,740 1.03 220
Receptionists and information clerks 24,630 1.03 430
Maintenance and repair workers, general 35,130 1.02 780
Coaches and scouts 36,320 1.02 130
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 28,890 1.01 370
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 29,180 1 770
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 38,780 1 610
Computer and information systems managers 100,750 1 140
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 29,680 0.98 180
Recreation workers 23,570 0.98 190
Sewing machine operators 21,860 0.97 370
Waiters and waitresses 18,130 0.97 1,470
Accountants and auditors 57,830 0.97 320
Child, family, and school social workers 39,190 0.96 120
Construction managers 80,970 0.96 120
Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 49,120 0.96 110
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 28,440 0.96 140
Child care workers 18,420 0.96 130
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 18,500 0.95 120
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 30,380 0.95 850
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 35,610 0.95 790
Bill and account collectors 29,210 0.95 140
Food preparation workers 18,200 0.95 400
Stock clerks and order fillers 21,620 0.95 850
Cooks, restaurant 20,560 0.95 460
Personal and home care aides 18,830 0.94 230
Dishwashers 16,220 0.94 180
Office clerks, general 23,920 0.94 800
Helpers--electricians 25,000 0.94 110
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,110 0.94 1,740
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 36,130 0.93 980
Home health aides 19,730 0.93 1,140
Business operations specialists, all other 54,690 0.93 270
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,400 0.93 890
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 32,180 0.92 110
Tire repairers and changers 21,840 0.92 180
Computer software engineers, applications 71,310 0.92 230
Cashiers 17,080 0.92 2,040
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 27,020 0.92 140

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