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Charlotte Employment

Employment and Industries in the Charlotte, North Carolina Area

Charlotte, North Carolina is a prominent distribution and wholesale center. Charlotte is also a major financial center and is home to Bank of America, one of the country's largest financial institutions. In addition, it's home to the east coast headquarters of Wachovia. The city also includes significant operations for regional banks and financial services firms. In addition, a large number of Fortune 500 companies and a large number of foreign owned companies have facilities in the city.

Charlotte has a large number of manufacturing companies. Charlotte is home to industries such as metal working, microelectronics, research and development, vehicle assembly and high technology. Charlotte has also attracted defense related industries. The Charlotte area includes facilities of four of the top ten defense-related companies. In addition, over 40 biotech firms and a number of optoelectronic facilities are situated in Charlotte.

The city is also a major center for the nation's motor sports industry. NASCAR has numerous offices in and nearby Charlotte.

Accolades for Charlotte, North Carolina: The city was selected by relocate-America.com as the best place to live in America. Charlotte was ranked #8 in CNNMoney.com's list of 100 best places to live and launch. Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Charlotte #5 in their list of the top 20 large cities in which to own a business.

Notable details about Charlotte, North Carolina: In Charlotte, 36% of the adult residents have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $53,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 85.3. The country's average is 100.

The significant job providers in Charlotte North Carolina:

  • Wachovia Corporation
  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Bank of America
  • City of Charlotte
  • Duke Energy
  • US Airways
  • Presbyterian Healthcare/Novant Health
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Excel Staffing Services of Charlotte, Inc
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Continental Tire North America
  • Muzak
  • Belk
  • Harris Teeter
  • Meineke Car Care Centers
  • Lance, Inc
  • Carlisle Companies
  • Lending Tree
  • Food Lion

Charlotte includes the headquarters of Fortune 500 companies including:

  • Bank of America
  • Nucor
  • Duke Energy
  • Sonic Automotive
  • Family Dollar
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • SPX Corporation

Charlotte's major nonagricultural employment segments:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Professional and business services
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Financial activities

Helpful organizations that are available to work with Charlotte companies include:

Charlotte Business Journal provides readers with current information regarding the local business community.

Most Popular Jobs in Charlotte, 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 16,400 $57,670 $43,140 - 75,150 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 13,350 $59,150 $26,930 - 103,920 8% 51%
3 Financial managers 8,160 $123,160 $65,990 - 13% 60%
4 Elementary school teachers, except special education 7,910 $42,610 $30,330 - 58,600 14% 95%
5 Accountants and auditors 7,560 $62,750 $37,730 - 98,090 18% 79%
6 Computer systems analysts 4,870 $77,490 $50,230 - 108,810 29% 68%
7 Sales managers 4,300 $100,230 $36,030 - 10% 69%
8 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 4,110 $44,980 $32,100 - 60,910 6% 96%
9 Financial analysts 4,090 $78,020 $49,250 - 109,690 34% 87%
10 Financial specialists, all other 4,020 $70,210 $42,510 - 106,500 12% 50%
11 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 3,950 $64,580 $27,710 - 113,610 12% 51%
12 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 3,540 $42,480 $30,720 - 57,830 11% 95%
13 Computer and information systems managers 3,500 $122,200 $81,450 - 16% 73%
14 Lawyers 3,200 $121,510 $48,630 - 11% 99%
15 Management analysts 3,140 $79,980 $43,720 - 125,390 22% 78%
16 Managers, all other 3,000 $109,090 $58,480 - 7% 55%
17 Computer programmers 2,820 $82,510 $54,840 - 117,950 -4% 73%
18 Computer software engineers, applications 2,640 $91,380 $57,000 - 130,610 45% 85%
19 Social and human service assistants 2,420 $27,670 $19,910 - 37,920 34% 58%
20 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 2,340 $101,490 $41,100 - 25% 67%
21 Personal financial advisors 2,200 $69,600 $39,310 - 103,900 41% 81%
22 Network and computer systems administrators 2,170 $71,960 $43,720 - 105,830 27% 50%
23 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 2,160 $54,280 $30,230 - 84,810 18% 56%
24 Network systems and data communications analysts 2,040 $79,580 $38,730 - 123,080 53% 57%
25 Computer software engineers, systems software 1,950 $94,770 $59,610 - 130,580 28% 85%
26 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 1,920 $44,620 $31,290 - 60,600 20% 87%
27 Training and development specialists 1,880 $58,710 $33,610 - 95,630 18% 56%
28 Child, family, and school social workers 1,800 $44,060 $29,150 - 61,970 19% 77%
29 Teachers and instructors, all other 1,790 $28,170 $16,810 - 46,910 9% 54%
30 Pharmacists 1,640 $105,050 $84,250 - 130,120 22% 97%
31 Advertising sales agents 1,490 $61,280 $21,290 - 119,880 20% 56%
32 Marketing managers 1,480 $112,710 $63,410 - 14% 69%
33 Civil engineers 1,440 $76,770 $47,800 - 118,480 18% 87%
34 Mechanical engineers 1,420 $74,980 $50,410 - 105,450 4% 78%
35 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 1,420 $55,270 $34,050 - 83,380 18% 56%
36 Sales and related workers, all other 1,340 $36,980 $14,800 - 61,830 14% 62%
37 Coaches and scouts 1,330 $31,970 $14,920 - 51,060 15% 60%
38 Public relations specialists 1,320 $50,050 $29,930 - 77,580 18% 81%
39 Market research analysts 1,280 $61,510 $33,700 - 98,620 20% 82%
40 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 1,270 $50,780 $29,420 - 80,470 5% 58%
41 Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 1,260 $129,140 $77,370 - 13% 74%
42 Engineering managers 1,260 $104,550 $63,930 - 153,400 7% 84%
43 Chief executives 1,180 $182,500 $83,870 - 2% 65%
44 Architects, except landscape and naval 1,180 $76,600 $36,970 - 123,200 18% 88%
45 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 1,140 $46,950 $33,240 - 67,410 13% 73%
46 Medical and health services managers 1,110 $90,900 $56,300 - 138,200 16% 57%
47 Insurance underwriters 1,080 $59,930 $36,100 - 89,940 6% 53%
48 Graphic designers 1,070 $45,250 $28,050 - 67,990 10% 55%
49 Industrial engineers 980 $69,800 $45,080 - 99,360 20% 74%
50 Librarians 950 $49,730 $34,820 - 65,720 4% 85%
51 Rehabilitation counselors 920 $32,480 $17,790 - 58,620 23% 73%
52 Credit analysts 900 $78,090 $43,290 - 121,230 2% 60%
53 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 890 $45,550 $30,780 - 61,250 -5% 96%
54 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 880 $38,010 $30,930 - 47,170 30% 77%
55 Sales engineers 800 $77,640 $43,900 - 108,870 9% 79%
56 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 800 $55,720 $35,120 - 84,400 17% 56%
57 Engineers, all other 740 $84,610 $56,180 - 118,360 6% 82%
58 Database administrators 720 $80,130 $43,500 - 120,480 29% 72%
59 Self-enrichment education teachers 720 $32,620 $16,980 - 47,170 23% 54%
60 Purchasing managers 710 $90,750 $54,930 - 131,630 3% 57%
61 Education administrators, postsecondary 710 $75,340 $37,680 - 121,500 14% 78%
62 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 690 $36,840 $25,600 - 50,850 15% 51%
63 Physical therapists 680 $72,070 $54,120 - 98,200 27% 89%
64 Electrical engineers 640 $80,350 $52,140 - 114,610 6% 81%
65 Dentists, general 630 $193,420 $135,990 - 9% 100%
66 Computer specialists, all other 620 $74,300 $52,520 - 98,640 15% 68%
67 Speech-language pathologists 610 $65,010 $43,920 - 95,680 11% 98%
68 Special education teachers, middle school 600 $41,070 $28,830 - 56,280 16% 87%
69 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 590 $47,620 $29,730 - 79,260 15% 72%
70 Instructional coordinators 580 $51,480 $29,310 - 75,770 23% 79%
71 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 570 $53,550 $37,180 - 70,070 12% 51%
72 Medical and public health social workers 530 $43,130 $32,750 - 56,070 24% 77%
73 Occupational therapists 520 $71,120 $52,930 - 96,070 23% 90%
74 Chemists 510 $68,470 $42,890 - 105,650 9% 93%
75 Financial examiners 500 $96,820 $55,370 - 144,840 11% 76%
76 Electronics engineers, except computer 490 $77,730 $53,840 - 103,130 4% 81%
77 Operations research analysts 490 $67,150 $38,150 - 106,300 11% 71%
78 Detectives and criminal investigators 480 $55,440 $33,980 - 92,340 17% 54%
79 Editors 470 $53,010 $21,430 - 83,220 2% 81%
80 Interior designers 470 $46,750 $29,530 - 73,670 20% 55%
81 Tax preparers 470 $31,920 $20,710 - 46,160 -8% 54%
82 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 450 $55,090 $35,880 - 87,980 25% 93%
83 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 450 $36,910 $27,870 - 48,440 24% 78%
84 Compensation and benefits managers 440 $106,870 $62,600 - 160,030 12% 58%
85 Special education teachers, secondary school 420 $45,780 $33,450 - 61,440 9% 87%
86 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 410 $64,470 $44,360 - 90,400 16% 99%
87 Human resources managers, all other 400 $110,900 $60,680 - 11% 58%
88 Producers and directors 380 $62,950 $29,630 - 101,160 11% 75%
89 Public relations managers 370 $91,950 $54,260 - 136,830 17% 75%
90 Social and community service managers 370 $60,760 $40,670 - 84,640 25% 72%
91 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 370 $37,580 $31,420 - 47,040 11% 58%
92 Musicians and singers 370 $0 $ - 10% 53%
93 Occupational health and safety specialists 360 $59,750 $37,760 - 87,260 8% 72%
94 Veterinarians 350 $96,500 $65,770 - 129,700 35% 100%
95 Urban and regional planners 330 $58,800 $37,970 - 82,260 15% 92%
96 Physician assistants 320 $86,320 $69,790 - 103,220 27% 67%
97 Dietitians and nutritionists 320 $49,130 $34,610 - 65,060 9% 72%
98 Reporters and correspondents 280 $45,900 $27,540 - 73,230 1% 85%
99 Training and development managers 270 $99,170 $66,430 - 146,980 16% 58%
100 Surveyors 270 $47,460 $31,230 - 68,660 24% 82%

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 30,690 $24,130 $14,650 - 37,760 12% 25%
2 Customer service representatives 21,590 $32,880 $20,470 - 48,890 25% 22%
3 Cashiers 19,590 $18,160 $13,840 - 23,710 -3% 10%
4 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 19,420 $24,580 $16,780 - 36,140 2% 5%
5 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 18,300 $17,190 $13,650 - 23,480 18% 5%
6 Waiters and waitresses 15,240 $17,640 $13,520 - 27,110 11% 14%
7 General and operations managers 13,860 $123,210 $54,810 - 2% 48%
8 Office clerks, general 13,040 $25,890 $15,490 - 37,860 13% 19%
9 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 12,190 $38,390 $26,730 - 52,320 15% 18%
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 12,150 $23,190 $15,800 - 33,000 -8% 8%
11 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 11,920 $33,060 $22,060 - 46,040 13% 16%
12 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 11,700 $41,400 $26,060 - 60,820 10% 4%
13 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 10,630 $30,280 $21,070 - 41,170 1% 18%
14 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 10,390 $47,270 $28,790 - 68,910 6% 29%
15 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 10,220 $20,890 $14,870 - 27,610 15% 4%
16 Home health aides 9,800 $21,370 $16,280 - 27,780 49% 7%
17 Team assemblers 9,550 $26,880 $16,820 - 41,450 0% 5%
18 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 9,300 $36,990 $20,910 - 57,990 4% 25%
19 Maintenance and repair workers, general 8,200 $35,720 $22,470 - 50,530 10% 6%
20 Business operations specialists, all other 8,170 $60,840 $31,400 - 100,590 21% 49%
21 Security guards 8,130 $23,250 $14,650 - 35,240 17% 13%
22 Packers and packagers, hand 7,320 $20,100 $14,810 - 27,940 -12% 3%
23 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 7,290 $31,710 $18,990 - 48,060 8% 4%
24 Food preparation workers 6,650 $18,040 $13,720 - 24,380 15% 7%
25 Construction laborers 6,640 $26,210 $16,310 - 37,810 11% 5%
26 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 6,590 $52,620 $35,510 - 73,000 9% 10%
27 Teacher assistants 6,560 $20,740 $16,140 - 26,610 10% 18%
28 Receptionists and information clerks 6,420 $25,520 $16,540 - 35,750 17% 13%
29 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 6,090 $30,420 $20,260 - 42,170 4% 6%
30 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 5,980 $22,220 $16,180 - 30,960 18% 6%
31 Cooks, restaurant 5,840 $22,530 $16,980 - 28,780 12% 5%
32 Sales representatives, services, all other 5,790 $59,060 $28,600 - 96,980 28% 48%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 5,650 $31,770 $19,350 - 46,070 11% 14%
34 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 5,270 $18,090 $14,260 - 23,060 13% 5%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 4,990 $54,150 $32,960 - 80,950 -5% 15%
36 Carpenters 4,880 $33,450 $24,140 - 45,940 10% 6%
37 Industrial truck and tractor operators 4,860 $28,480 $20,780 - 38,420 -2% 2%
38 Bill and account collectors 4,820 $29,700 $18,970 - 39,880 23% 13%
39 Preschool teachers, except special education 4,610 $22,070 $16,600 - 30,560 26% 43%
40 Electricians 4,500 $39,360 $28,670 - 51,910 7% 7%
41 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 4,490 $43,920 $24,310 - 65,410 14% 4%
42 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 4,430 $44,260 $32,390 - 60,470 11% 33%
43 Computer support specialists 4,180 $46,660 $27,310 - 72,630 13% 43%
44 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 4,040 $59,880 $37,240 - 83,710 7% 13%
45 Loan officers 4,000 $56,190 $32,090 - 93,610 12% 49%
46 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 3,980 $23,170 $17,770 - 29,970 18% 7%
47 Driver/sales workers 3,370 $22,960 $13,760 - 40,080 -5% 4%
48 Helpers--production workers 3,360 $22,520 $15,590 - 30,810 -1% 4%
49 Tellers 3,040 $25,740 $21,190 - 32,820 14% 16%
50 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 3,010 $77,820 $35,290 - 135,780 4% 38%
51 Bus drivers, school 2,950 $23,620 $17,830 - 30,630 9% 4%
52 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 2,830 $32,470 $23,440 - 41,600 4% 15%
53 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 2,770 $33,140 $24,410 - 43,240 8% 3%
54 Child care workers 2,760 $19,960 $14,390 - 26,690 18% 15%
55 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 2,740 $32,230 $19,490 - 48,610 -7% 14%
56 Dishwashers 2,680 $17,630 $13,990 - 21,810 10% 3%
57 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 2,610 $36,700 $26,410 - 49,260 11% 4%
58 Fire fighters 2,500 $35,910 $22,050 - 54,180 12% 18%
59 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 2,490 $28,930 $17,530 - 52,970 -5% 5%
60 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 2,450 $16,770 $13,680 - 20,690 10% 17%
61 Insurance sales agents 2,430 $67,340 $30,330 - 127,780 13% 45%
62 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 2,410 $41,810 $29,480 - 54,890 12% 3%
63 Construction managers 2,400 $86,290 $56,400 - 127,520 16% 29%
64 Counter and rental clerks 2,370 $26,340 $15,000 - 41,350 23% 16%
65 Data entry keyers 2,330 $27,740 $20,090 - 37,270 -5% 18%
66 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 2,310 $18,250 $13,690 - 24,210 10% 8%
67 Machinists 2,280 $33,580 $19,660 - 49,220 -3% 3%
68 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 2,280 $26,020 $14,240 - 42,440 12% 6%
69 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 2,220 $41,180 $31,790 - 51,380 14% 7%
70 Flight attendants 2,130 $40,690 $21,490 - 51,760 11% 31%
71 Pharmacy technicians 2,080 $25,390 $17,660 - 33,850 32% 16%
72 Bartenders 2,080 $17,990 $13,540 - 25,800 11% 17%
73 Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 2,060 $34,460 $21,740 - 51,480 -1% 22%
74 Postal service mail carriers 2,050 $0 $ - 1% 11%
75 Brickmasons and blockmasons 2,040 $38,790 $23,900 - 54,670 10% 3%
76 Loan interviewers and clerks 2,020 $32,050 $20,920 - 43,190 -1% 24%
77 Helpers--electricians 2,020 $27,220 $21,030 - 33,990 7% 3%
78 Painters, construction and maintenance 2,000 $31,060 $23,880 - 39,220 12% 6%
79 Paralegals and legal assistants 1,990 $43,390 $27,600 - 63,970 22% 45%
80 Industrial machinery mechanics 1,980 $45,920 $25,530 - 74,030 9% 5%
81 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 1,980 $41,500 $28,580 - 55,480 9% 3%
82 Cooks, short order 1,980 $20,660 $15,530 - 25,300 5% 5%
83 Amusement and recreation attendants 1,970 $17,570 $13,450 - 24,130 24% 22%
84 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 1,910 $50,170 $30,870 - 73,100 10% 17%
85 Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 1,860 $34,490 $21,390 - 47,800 -5% 4%
86 Medical secretaries 1,800 $29,190 $22,130 - 37,600 17% 18%
87 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 1,780 $55,670 $34,700 - 79,540 9% 47%
88 Real estate sales agents 1,780 $0 $ - 11% 45%
89 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 1,760 $42,250 $27,460 - 61,170 13% 17%
90 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 1,730 $20,180 $15,620 - 25,000 17% 14%
91 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 1,720 $52,820 $34,470 - 76,340 0% 42%
92 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 1,700 $22,070 $14,070 - 32,690 14% 3%
93 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 1,670 $30,620 $17,930 - 47,660 27% 47%
94 Correctional officers and jailers 1,660 $32,910 $26,820 - 39,600 17% 11%
95 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 1,650 $34,920 $23,310 - 47,870 5% 2%
96 Cooks, fast food 1,640 $17,850 $13,580 - 23,570 8% 5%
97 Order clerks 1,630 $28,360 $18,590 - 40,110 -24% 16%
98 Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 1,620 $20,840 $16,930 - 25,420 -24% 0%
99 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 1,590 $37,170 $22,090 - 62,100 13% 11%
100 Cost estimators 1,580 $56,980 $36,800 - 81,520 19% 32%
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Jobs More Common Near Charlotte Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Textile winding, twisting, and drawing out machine setters, operators, and tenders 20,840 1,620 13.3
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 24,840 540 10.6
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 25,460 940 8.4
Extruding and forming machine setters, operators, and tenders, synthetic and glass fibers 31,600 240 7.2
Flight attendants 40,690 2,130 5.8
Athletes and sports competitors 135,080 230 5.4
Criminal justice and law enforcement teachers, postsecondary 52,320 180 5.2
Floor sanders and finishers 26,370 110 5
Fence erectors 27,080 240 4.2
Financial specialists, all other 70,210 4,020 4.2
Real estate brokers 61,220 1,150 4
Telephone operators 21,790 210 3.7
Vocational education teachers, middle school 45,810 190 3.6
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 129,140 1,260 3.3
Cementing and gluing machine operators and tenders 28,610 220 3.2
Electronic equipment installers and repairers, motor vehicles 33,020 250 3.1
Brickmasons and blockmasons 38,790 2,040 3.1
Financial examiners 96,820 500 3.1
Milling and planing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 29,960 360 3
Meat, poultry, and fish cutters and trimmers 21,820 1,330 3
Helpers--electricians 27,220 2,020 2.9
Helpers--pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 27,130 1,350 2.9
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 34,730 1,040 2.8
Forging machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 34,900 300 2.7
Agents and business managers of artists, performers, and athletes 44,600 130 2.7
Fire inspectors and investigators 48,150 160 2.6
Electro-mechanical technicians 46,390 220 2.6
Desktop publishers 35,920 320 2.5
Photographic process workers 24,780 220 2.5
Logging equipment operators 26,800 110 2.4
Cartographers and photogrammetrists 44,440 130 2.4
Forensic science technicians 46,960 110 2.3
Lodging managers 47,940 400 2.3
First-line supervisors/managers of fire fighting and prevention workers 65,130 660 2.3
Financial analysts 78,020 4,090 2.3
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 44,200 170 2.3
Mixing and blending machine setters, operators, and tenders 34,490 1,860 2.3
Financial managers 123,160 8,160 2.3
Engine and other machine assemblers 51,540 230 2.2
Slaughterers and meat packers 22,070 350 2.1
Brokerage clerks 40,860 960 2.1
Actors 0 190 2.1
Personal financial advisors 69,600 2,200 2
Obstetricians and gynecologists 218,830 170 2
Motorcycle mechanics 33,600 100 2
Drilling and boring machine tool setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,480 300 2
Cooks, short order 20,660 1,980 2
Pipelayers 28,860 620 2
Tile and marble setters 29,010 580 2
Helpers--roofers 22,340 150 2

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Athletes and sports competitors 135,080 1.98 230
Assemblers and fabricators, all other 41,010 1.55 1,390
Engine and other machine assemblers 51,540 1.48 230
Postsecondary teachers, all other 88,180 1.42 190
Property, real estate, and community association managers 75,990 1.42 860
Financial managers 123,160 1.33 8,160
Managers, all other 109,090 1.32 3,000
Credit analysts 78,090 1.31 900
Advertising sales agents 61,280 1.31 1,490
Telemarketers 31,840 1.29 610
Computer programmers 82,510 1.28 2,820
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 101,490 1.28 2,340
Flight attendants 40,690 1.28 2,130
General and operations managers 123,210 1.28 13,860
Crushing, grinding, and polishing machine setters, operators, and tenders 39,660 1.27 310
Financial examiners 96,820 1.26 500
Demonstrators and product promoters 32,300 1.26 430
Private detectives and investigators 56,930 1.25 170
Network systems and data communications analysts 79,580 1.23 2,040
Financial specialists, all other 70,210 1.22 4,020
Database administrators 80,130 1.22 720
Automotive body and related repairers 47,660 1.21 1,510
Chief executives 182,500 1.21 1,180
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 43,920 1.21 4,490
Computer and information systems managers 122,200 1.21 3,500
Travel agents 37,950 1.21 440
Philosophy and religion teachers, postsecondary 78,200 1.2 120
Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders 44,200 1.2 170
Food batchmakers 30,770 1.2 170
Insurance sales agents 67,340 1.2 2,430
Dentists, general 193,420 1.19 630
Compensation and benefits managers 106,870 1.19 440
Lawyers 121,510 1.19 3,200
Computer software engineers, applications 91,380 1.18 2,640
Airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers 129,140 1.18 1,260
Wholesale and retail buyers, except farm products 59,690 1.17 680
Credit authorizers, checkers, and clerks 38,960 1.17 420
Network and computer systems administrators 71,960 1.17 2,170
Actuaries 109,610 1.17 120
Human resources managers, all other 110,900 1.17 400
Training and development specialists 58,710 1.17 1,880
Opticians, dispensing 39,110 1.15 480
Obstetricians and gynecologists 218,830 1.15 170
Legal secretaries 41,190 1.15 1,210
Computer software engineers, systems software 94,770 1.14 1,950
Sales representatives, services, all other 59,060 1.14 5,790
Broadcast technicians 40,330 1.14 330
Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 54,280 1.14 2,160
Merchandise displayers and window trimmers 32,230 1.14 220
Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 34,730 1.13 1,040

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