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Goldsboro Employment

Employment and Industries in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Area

Goldsboro, North Carolina is home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The city is a tobacco market and includes manufacturing sectors such as furniture, textiles, automotive parts and food products. The primary fields of employment in Goldsboro are government, healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, social services and manufacturing. Management, professional and related occupations comprise 28% of the workforce. Sales and office occupations comprise 22% of the labor force. Service jobs provide 18% of the jobs in Goldsboro.

In Goldsboro, there are a number of jobs where the majority of the workers are college graduates including registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human service assistants, child, family and school social workers; financial managers, sales managers, educational, vocational and school counselors; and pharmacists.

Notable information regarding Goldsboro, North Carolina: Regarding the adult residents, 17% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 81 (National average: 100). In 2009 the average earnings in Goldsboro was $24,000.

A list of notable job providers located in Goldsboro is provided below:

  • Southco Distributing Company
  • Wayne Health Corporation
  • Wayne Memorial Hospital Inc
  • Maxwell Farms Inc
  • R A Jeffreys Distributing
  • Simmons Inc, DS
  • Glenoit Universal, LTD
  • Wayne Oil Company, Inc
  • Wayne County Public Schools
  • Skill Creations, Inc
  • AP Exhaust Products, Inc
  • Maxwell Foods, Inc
  • Franklin Baking Company, LLC
  • Seegars Fence Company, Inc
  • Turkington USA LLC
  • Talton & Sons, Inc
  • UAG of Goldsboro, Inc

Helpful associations that are available to work with Goldsboro businesses include:

The Goldsboro News-Argus Online Edition provides readers with current information regarding the local business community.

Most Popular Jobs in Goldsboro, 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 1,110 $58,490 $43,720 - 74,290 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 490 $45,510 $19,900 - 74,670 8% 51%
3 Social and human service assistants 230 $25,530 $19,200 - 33,040 34% 58%
4 Child, family, and school social workers 170 $40,430 $33,030 - 51,130 19% 77%
5 Accountants and auditors 150 $52,920 $36,200 - 72,470 18% 79%
6 Self-enrichment education teachers 130 $25,670 $16,700 - 37,220 23% 54%
7 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 120 $44,330 $31,090 - 60,500 30% 77%
8 Financial managers 110 $74,660 $42,240 - 108,180 13% 60%
9 Sales managers 110 $64,700 $32,630 - 104,290 10% 69%
10 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 100 $47,490 $34,670 - 61,540 13% 73%
11 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 80 $90,060 $43,180 - 16% 99%
12 Pharmacists 70 $109,250 $90,490 - 130,700 22% 97%
13 Teachers and instructors, all other 70 $41,200 $30,070 - 56,280 9% 54%
14 Medical and health services managers 60 $95,540 $65,290 - 133,830 16% 57%
15 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 60 $41,220 $29,680 - 52,510 24% 78%
16 Lawyers 50 $89,330 $42,730 - 160,670 11% 99%
17 Training and development specialists 50 $40,700 $28,070 - 56,210 18% 56%
18 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 50 $31,050 $23,230 - 39,800 15% 72%
19 Floral designers 50 $16,040 $13,750 - 19,250 -9% 55%
20 Network and computer systems administrators 40 $58,280 $36,800 - 90,040 27% 50%
21 Social and community service managers 40 $55,650 $34,830 - 85,370 25% 72%
22 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 40 $54,060 $42,130 - 70,390 12% 51%
23 Advertising sales agents 40 $40,900 $23,150 - 71,670 20% 56%
24 Chief executives 30 $179,250 $115,100 - 2% 65%
25 Physician assistants 30 $80,190 $66,740 - 99,500 27% 67%
26 Managers, all other 30 $76,000 $49,890 - 97,780 7% 55%
27 Mechanical engineers 30 $61,460 $42,800 - 80,410 4% 78%
28 Librarians 30 $45,680 $35,360 - 53,290 4% 85%
29 Recreational therapists 30 $39,660 $33,430 - 49,620 4% 77%
30 Community and social service specialists, all other 30 $36,930 $32,140 - 42,990 25% 58%
31 Education, training, and library workers, all other 30 $35,900 $20,350 - 50,650 11% 79%
32 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 30 $32,640 $26,740 - 39,050 15% 51%
33 Detectives and criminal investigators 30 $0 $ - 17% 54%

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 Home health aides 1,600 $17,640 $13,910 - 22,370 49% 7%
2 Retail salespersons 1,470 $22,130 $13,940 - 35,150 12% 25%
3 Cashiers 1,200 $16,800 $13,500 - 21,020 -3% 10%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,090 $16,550 $13,480 - 22,920 18% 5%
5 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 840 $25,740 $16,940 - 36,540 1% 18%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 800 $20,360 $14,100 - 26,230 15% 4%
7 Teacher assistants 750 $18,760 $16,590 - 21,380 10% 18%
8 Stock clerks and order fillers 730 $20,390 $13,870 - 30,240 -8% 8%
9 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 700 $22,190 $16,440 - 30,100 2% 5%
10 Office clerks, general 630 $22,350 $15,010 - 31,700 13% 19%
11 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 580 $31,450 $18,290 - 48,590 4% 25%
12 Team assemblers 580 $29,940 $16,420 - 41,990 0% 5%
13 Maintenance and repair workers, general 460 $30,670 $20,320 - 42,920 10% 6%
14 General and operations managers 450 $92,120 $42,410 - 156,480 2% 48%
15 Packers and packagers, hand 450 $18,700 $14,050 - 24,650 -12% 3%
16 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 440 $29,430 $19,610 - 44,080 13% 16%
17 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 430 $30,050 $18,180 - 47,480 10% 4%
18 Food preparation workers 410 $17,690 $13,810 - 23,960 15% 7%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 380 $27,850 $19,850 - 37,980 11% 14%
20 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 370 $26,380 $16,860 - 41,460 8% 4%
21 Receptionists and information clerks 340 $21,360 $14,720 - 29,380 17% 13%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 330 $37,170 $23,680 - 53,990 6% 29%
23 Cooks, restaurant 330 $18,090 $14,270 - 23,230 12% 5%
24 Customer service representatives 300 $27,910 $19,170 - 36,270 25% 22%
25 Construction laborers 300 $22,750 $17,280 - 31,130 11% 5%
26 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 290 $33,070 $21,700 - 46,730 15% 18%
27 Personal and home care aides 290 $21,640 $17,290 - 26,240 51% 10%
28 Industrial truck and tractor operators 280 $26,540 $20,850 - 32,200 -2% 2%
29 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 270 $15,640 $13,560 - 18,630 13% 5%
30 Carpenters 260 $32,480 $22,430 - 42,460 10% 6%
31 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 250 $50,070 $37,280 - 66,710 9% 10%
32 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 250 $20,300 $14,400 - 30,210 -15% 0%
33 Helpers--production workers 250 $18,650 $14,100 - 25,070 -1% 4%
34 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 250 $0 $ - 11% 33%
35 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 240 $38,080 $29,870 - 48,320 14% 7%
36 Preschool teachers, except special education 230 $22,410 $15,260 - 33,510 26% 43%
37 Child care workers 220 $17,050 $13,860 - 20,030 18% 15%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 210 $49,520 $31,350 - 65,360 -5% 15%
39 Counter and rental clerks 200 $20,650 $13,790 - 30,790 23% 16%
40 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 180 $47,420 $33,390 - 63,310 7% 13%
41 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 180 $21,190 $15,440 - 29,660 18% 6%
42 Business operations specialists, all other 170 $48,050 $26,530 - 75,390 21% 49%
43 Tellers 170 $23,470 $19,130 - 28,880 14% 16%
44 Slaughterers and meat packers 170 $19,560 $15,810 - 25,730 13% 2%
45 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 160 $31,520 $20,000 - 48,420 14% 4%
46 Machinists 160 $27,360 $19,840 - 38,150 -3% 3%
47 Healthcare support workers, all other 160 $25,070 $16,550 - 31,600 16% 10%
48 Driver/sales workers 150 $35,100 $20,850 - 45,760 -5% 4%
49 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 150 $28,590 $19,170 - 40,830 4% 15%
50 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 150 $27,630 $15,780 - 38,700 4% 6%
51 Electricians 140 $40,230 $31,600 - 49,730 7% 7%
52 Medical secretaries 140 $28,880 $23,210 - 36,180 17% 18%
53 Security guards 140 $25,600 $14,650 - 34,250 17% 13%
54 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 130 $19,150 $13,780 - 28,990 11% 5%
55 Postal service mail carriers 130 $0 $ - 1% 11%
56 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 120 $51,210 $35,880 - 73,770 9% 47%
57 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 120 $27,740 $20,360 - 38,140 -7% 14%
58 Butchers and meat cutters 110 $30,520 $14,220 - 47,070 2% 2%
59 Pharmacy technicians 110 $25,030 $19,150 - 31,520 32% 16%
60 Medical assistants 110 $23,740 $18,350 - 30,740 35% 10%
61 Radiologic technologists and technicians 100 $51,120 $43,000 - 64,270 15% 25%
62 Industrial machinery mechanics 100 $39,970 $26,300 - 50,110 9% 5%
63 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 100 $39,500 $27,470 - 54,520 10% 17%
64 Eligibility interviewers, government programs 100 $29,210 $21,510 - 39,120 3% 38%
65 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 100 $28,610 $23,090 - 32,870 5% 2%
66 Parts salespersons 100 $28,120 $20,950 - 38,620 -2% 6%
67 Cement masons and concrete finishers 100 $26,600 $21,980 - 33,160 11% 2%
68 Service station attendants 100 $18,210 $13,750 - 28,840 13% 6%
69 Amusement and recreation attendants 100 $16,700 $13,370 - 27,570 24% 22%
70 Physicians and surgeons, all other 90 $211,360 $127,940 - 0% 0%
71 Insurance sales agents 90 $44,040 $21,030 - 100,140 13% 45%
72 Dental assistants 90 $35,780 $26,420 - 50,700 29% 9%
73 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 90 $33,610 $24,170 - 44,080 11% 4%
74 Medical records and health information technicians 90 $27,850 $20,390 - 36,240 18% 12%
75 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 90 $15,300 $13,600 - 17,830 10% 17%
76 Dishwashers 90 $14,920 $13,380 - 16,810 10% 3%
77 Construction managers 80 $71,010 $53,790 - 99,360 16% 29%
78 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 80 $31,500 $20,690 - 42,860 12% 3%
79 Paralegals and legal assistants 80 $31,300 $20,330 - 47,660 22% 45%
80 Helpers--electricians 80 $28,420 $23,150 - 33,240 7% 3%
81 Painters, construction and maintenance 80 $27,710 $19,330 - 37,710 12% 6%
82 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 80 $27,200 $17,700 - 40,530 13% 11%
83 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 80 $22,780 $16,760 - 29,460 12% 0%
84 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 80 $16,130 $13,460 - 19,780 17% 14%
85 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 70 $47,210 $30,970 - 66,250 0% 42%
86 Cost estimators 70 $46,800 $29,020 - 67,130 19% 32%
87 Automotive body and related repairers 70 $40,250 $25,450 - 73,170 12% 3%
88 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 70 $38,500 $27,230 - 58,690 13% 17%
89 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 70 $36,310 $22,030 - 51,520 9% 3%
90 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 70 $29,090 $23,360 - 33,940 8% 3%
91 Order clerks 70 $26,200 $18,290 - 35,860 -24% 16%
92 Pipelayers 70 $26,180 $20,390 - 33,030 9% 4%
93 Family and general practitioners 60 $190,440 $125,520 - 0% 0%
94 Dental hygienists 60 $63,330 $53,240 - 79,610 30% 33%
95 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 60 $59,460 $30,860 - 109,240 4% 38%
96 Food service managers 60 $46,100 $32,250 - 62,810 5% 24%
97 Structural metal fabricators and fitters 60 $29,840 $22,830 - 38,460 -0% 0%
98 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 60 $28,300 $16,340 - 39,850 3% 18%
99 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 60 $27,910 $25,430 - 31,060 10% 24%
100 Bill and account collectors 60 $27,020 $20,660 - 32,180 23% 13%
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Jobs More Common Near Goldsboro Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Slaughterers and meat packers 19,560 170 29.1
Home health aides 17,640 1,600 7.8
Service station attendants 18,210 100 6.4
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 29,210 100 5.3
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 20,300 250 4.9
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 44,330 120 4.2
Butchers and meat cutters 30,520 110 4.1
Healthcare support workers, all other 25,070 160 3.6
Self-enrichment education teachers 25,670 130 3.3
Social and human service assistants 25,530 230 3.1
Child, family, and school social workers 40,430 170 2.7
Personal and home care aides 21,640 290 2.7
Teacher assistants 18,760 750 2.6
Packers and packagers, hand 18,700 450 2.5
Team assemblers 29,940 580 2.4
Preschool teachers, except special education 22,410 230 2.4
Helpers--production workers 18,650 250 2.4
Cement masons and concrete finishers 26,600 100 2.1
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 31,450 580 2.1
Radiologic technologists and technicians 51,120 100 2
Food preparation workers 17,690 410 2
Industrial truck and tractor operators 26,540 280 2
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 27,850 380 2
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 39,500 100 2
Parts salespersons 28,120 100 1.9
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,740 840 1.9
Counter and rental clerks 20,650 200 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 50,070 250 1.8
Registered nurses 58,490 1,110 1.8
Amusement and recreation attendants 16,700 100 1.8
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 47,490 100 1.8
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 0 250 1.7
Machinists 27,360 160 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 47,420 180 1.7
Driver/sales workers 35,100 150 1.7
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 51,210 120 1.7
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 26,380 370 1.7
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 19,150 130 1.7
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,550 1,090 1.7
Industrial machinery mechanics 39,970 100 1.7
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,390 730 1.6
Child care workers 17,050 220 1.6
Postal service mail carriers 0 130 1.6
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,360 800 1.5
Cooks, restaurant 18,090 330 1.5
Maintenance and repair workers, general 30,670 460 1.5
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,080 240 1.5
Cashiers 16,800 1,200 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 49,520 210 1.4
Pharmacy technicians 25,030 110 1.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Driver/sales workers 35,100 1.34 150
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 44,330 1.11 120
Team assemblers 29,940 1.1 580
Personal and home care aides 21,640 1.08 290
Security guards 25,600 1.01 140
Butchers and meat cutters 30,520 1.01 110
Medical secretaries 28,880 1 140
Child, family, and school social workers 40,430 1 170
Tellers 23,470 0.99 170
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 27,630 0.97 150
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 38,080 0.96 240
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,550 0.96 1,090
General and operations managers 92,120 0.96 450
Registered nurses 58,490 0.95 1,110
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 28,590 0.94 150
Customer service representatives 27,910 0.94 300
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 49,520 0.94 210
Food preparation workers 17,690 0.92 410
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 27,850 0.92 380
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 29,430 0.92 440
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 22,190 0.92 700
Packers and packagers, hand 18,700 0.92 450
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 51,210 0.92 120
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 26,380 0.91 370
Retail salespersons 22,130 0.91 1,470
Cashiers 16,800 0.91 1,200
Social and human service assistants 25,530 0.9 230
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,390 0.89 730
Maintenance and repair workers, general 30,670 0.89 460
Receptionists and information clerks 21,360 0.89 340
Pharmacy technicians 25,030 0.89 110
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 20,360 0.89 800
Counter and rental clerks 20,650 0.89 200
Accountants and auditors 52,920 0.89 150
Child care workers 17,050 0.88 220
Industrial truck and tractor operators 26,540 0.88 280
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,740 0.88 840
Preschool teachers, except special education 22,410 0.88 230
Office clerks, general 22,350 0.88 630
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 21,190 0.87 180
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 31,520 0.87 160
Slaughterers and meat packers 19,560 0.87 170
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 50,070 0.86 250
Healthcare support workers, all other 25,070 0.86 160
Electricians 40,230 0.86 140
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 33,070 0.85 290
Medical assistants 23,740 0.85 110
Teacher assistants 18,760 0.84 750
Cooks, restaurant 18,090 0.83 330
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 47,420 0.83 180

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