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Greenville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Greenville, North Carolina Area

Greenville, North Carolina is the retail hub of the eastern portion of the state. The city includes a diversified manufacturing base. The primary manufactured goods are textiles, apparel, pharmaceuticals, machinery, factored metals and transportation equipment. Pitt County Memorial Hospital and East Carolina University are major employers. In addition, Greenville has been ranked #2 by Forbes Magazine for "Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers".

Greenville's primary manufacturing companies are shown below:

  • DSM - Chemicals
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group - Lift Trucks
  • ASMO Greenville of North Carolina - Small electric motors
  • Grady-White - Fiberglass boats
  • Karastan-Mohawk - Carpet Yarn
  • Attends Healthcare Products - Paper products
  • Metrics Inc - Pharmaceuticals
  • The Hammock Source - Canvas products, hammocks
  • NC Asahi - Windshield wiper linkages
  • Harper Brush Works - Brushes

The top non-manufacturing employers located in Greenville, North Carolina:

  • Pitt County Memorial Hospital - Healthcare
  • East Carolina University
  • Pitt County Public Schools - Education
  • Pitt County - Government
  • Pitt Community College - Education
  • City of Greenville - Government
  • Physicians East - Medical care
  • Greenville Utilities Commission - Public utilities
  • Walmart - Department stores
  • Convergys - Customer service center

Greenville's leading job providing segments:

  • Educational services
  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Social assistance
  • Construction
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

Noteworthy details about Greenville, North Carolina: Regarding the adult residents, 34% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the city had an estimated median household income of $32,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 86.4 which is less than the country's average of 100.

Greenville businesses have opportunities to collaborate with the helpful organizations shown below:

Those interested in learning about local business and industry activities may want to read the local newspaper the Daily Reflector.

Most Popular Jobs in Greenville, 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 2,370 $56,470 $40,210 - 80,180 24% 56%
2 Elementary school teachers, except special education 1,160 $38,520 $26,220 - 53,990 14% 95%
3 Social and human service assistants 1,020 $27,510 $21,150 - 36,140 34% 58%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 550 $44,400 $19,760 - 91,600 8% 51%
5 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 370 $42,160 $30,180 - 64,010 30% 77%
6 Accountants and auditors 340 $56,760 $36,190 - 80,810 18% 79%
7 Teachers and instructors, all other 330 $28,270 $18,140 - 58,490 9% 54%
8 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 320 $41,470 $29,780 - 52,820 11% 95%
9 Pharmacists 190 $112,560 $86,440 - 136,000 22% 97%
10 Coaches and scouts 180 $38,200 $18,770 - 69,590 15% 60%
11 Lawyers 170 $109,110 $60,190 - 11% 99%
12 Medical and health services managers 170 $81,490 $57,660 - 107,640 16% 57%
13 Instructional coordinators 170 $55,320 $38,340 - 77,660 23% 79%
14 Education, training, and library workers, all other 170 $44,380 $23,600 - 65,540 11% 79%
15 Financial managers 160 $88,620 $55,940 - 132,220 13% 60%
16 Physician assistants 150 $80,210 $65,650 - 101,080 27% 67%
17 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 150 $66,830 $46,190 - 96,800 8% 78%
18 Computer programmers 150 $64,770 $42,290 - 83,400 -4% 73%
19 Computer systems analysts 140 $61,850 $37,470 - 85,750 29% 68%
20 Physical therapists 140 $60,600 $43,890 - 82,390 27% 89%
21 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 140 $46,460 $34,240 - 62,570 13% 73%
22 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 140 $41,530 $30,070 - 59,600 5% 58%
23 Speech-language pathologists 130 $71,610 $47,570 - 99,570 11% 98%
24 Industrial engineers 130 $69,880 $53,800 - 96,900 20% 74%
25 Health educators 130 $38,650 $23,400 - 63,160 26% 58%
26 Sales managers 120 $74,440 $37,720 - 110,130 10% 69%
27 Medical and public health social workers 120 $51,630 $37,090 - 66,370 24% 77%
28 Child, family, and school social workers 120 $42,790 $34,310 - 52,300 19% 77%
29 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 110 $49,550 $36,020 - 65,520 12% 51%
30 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 110 $35,300 $26,120 - 49,720 15% 51%
31 Network and computer systems administrators 100 $61,500 $36,170 - 87,660 27% 50%
32 Mental health counselors 100 $48,350 $28,880 - 75,250 30% 73%
33 Civil engineers 90 $81,450 $54,350 - 113,770 18% 87%
34 Managers, all other 90 $70,510 $43,380 - 111,330 7% 55%
35 Social and community service managers 90 $48,990 $31,920 - 63,050 25% 72%
36 Training and development specialists 90 $48,590 $33,130 - 68,400 18% 56%
37 Public relations specialists 90 $38,380 $26,300 - 55,580 18% 81%
38 Management analysts 80 $56,840 $29,850 - 89,880 22% 78%
39 Librarians 80 $45,100 $31,140 - 63,660 4% 85%
40 Graphic designers 80 $40,360 $26,320 - 56,700 10% 55%
41 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 80 $29,240 $20,590 - 46,420 14% 54%
42 Network systems and data communications analysts 70 $68,740 $29,290 - 104,640 53% 57%
43 Detectives and criminal investigators 70 $52,360 $42,970 - 67,840 17% 54%
44 Marketing managers 60 $108,990 $70,000 - 158,540 14% 69%
45 Occupational therapists 60 $67,390 $45,600 - 85,740 23% 90%
46 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 60 $64,940 $45,420 - 84,630 16% 99%
47 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 60 $49,800 $25,910 - 88,020 15% 72%
48 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 60 $48,650 $23,700 - 81,180 12% 51%
49 Rehabilitation counselors 60 $33,230 $21,980 - 48,640 23% 73%
50 Engineering managers 50 $98,710 $79,030 - 127,350 7% 84%
51 Personal financial advisors 50 $63,130 $44,390 - 92,790 41% 81%
52 Market research analysts 50 $52,920 $33,920 - 73,620 20% 82%
53 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 50 $39,740 $27,240 - 54,790 18% 56%
54 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 50 $39,090 $27,710 - 63,200 24% 78%
55 Chief executives 40 $173,160 $93,220 - 2% 65%
56 Computer and information systems managers 40 $90,560 $55,710 - 131,350 16% 73%
57 Database administrators 40 $62,550 $41,920 - 81,300 29% 72%
58 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 40 $53,560 $34,080 - 78,840 17% 56%
59 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 40 $52,100 $38,870 - 69,080 18% 56%
60 Dietitians and nutritionists 40 $47,870 $36,470 - 63,090 9% 72%
61 Special education teachers, secondary school 40 $43,630 $33,800 - 55,690 9% 87%
62 Advertising sales agents 40 $41,150 $24,070 - 70,870 20% 56%
63 Recreational therapists 40 $35,170 $28,260 - 43,000 4% 77%
64 Dentists, general 30 $180,580 $119,500 - 9% 100%
65 Electronics engineers, except computer 30 $72,140 $52,770 - 92,180 4% 81%
66 Financial specialists, all other 30 $61,150 $32,930 - 104,190 12% 50%
67 Urban and regional planners 30 $52,990 $38,250 - 68,570 15% 92%

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 2,960 $23,110 $14,110 - 37,930 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 2,330 $15,450 $13,450 - 18,790 18% 5%
3 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 2,080 $18,500 $13,910 - 24,930 15% 4%
4 Home health aides 2,050 $18,360 $13,600 - 25,180 49% 7%
5 Office clerks, general 1,900 $26,340 $15,520 - 37,010 13% 19%
6 Cashiers 1,860 $17,120 $13,600 - 22,960 -3% 10%
7 Waiters and waitresses 1,580 $17,630 $13,570 - 26,160 11% 14%
8 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 1,100 $27,420 $19,660 - 37,170 1% 18%
9 Team assemblers 1,050 $21,920 $13,910 - 34,110 0% 5%
10 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 1,000 $34,740 $19,020 - 53,480 4% 25%
11 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 1,000 $19,810 $14,390 - 27,040 2% 5%
12 Customer service representatives 900 $27,660 $16,980 - 41,490 25% 22%
13 Teacher assistants 810 $20,990 $15,540 - 25,180 10% 18%
14 Receptionists and information clerks 770 $22,810 $16,530 - 30,490 17% 13%
15 Stock clerks and order fillers 770 $20,110 $14,210 - 29,610 -8% 8%
16 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 730 $33,430 $23,380 - 45,790 13% 16%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 720 $27,830 $18,050 - 41,660 11% 14%
18 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 680 $21,730 $14,670 - 30,060 18% 7%
19 General and operations managers 670 $104,890 $49,210 - 2% 48%
20 Food preparation workers 650 $17,200 $13,770 - 22,720 15% 7%
21 Preschool teachers, except special education 630 $20,530 $16,000 - 26,190 26% 43%
22 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 620 $35,010 $22,690 - 48,840 15% 18%
23 Construction laborers 620 $22,470 $16,900 - 30,120 11% 5%
24 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 610 $42,130 $26,500 - 59,970 6% 29%
25 Cooks, restaurant 580 $18,970 $13,980 - 24,990 12% 5%
26 Personal and home care aides 580 $18,220 $14,000 - 24,970 51% 10%
27 Physicians and surgeons, all other 570 $100,860 $44,810 - 0% 0%
28 Maintenance and repair workers, general 560 $32,660 $20,220 - 46,570 10% 6%
29 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 530 $32,280 $22,350 - 47,100 10% 4%
30 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 520 $43,700 $30,590 - 59,540 9% 10%
31 Industrial truck and tractor operators 480 $24,010 $16,970 - 39,070 -2% 2%
32 Carpenters 440 $29,340 $21,460 - 40,410 10% 6%
33 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 400 $17,520 $13,840 - 23,500 13% 5%
34 Computer support specialists 380 $41,330 $26,630 - 55,070 13% 43%
35 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 370 $29,580 $21,160 - 40,060 4% 15%
36 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 370 $27,980 $16,920 - 42,470 8% 4%
37 Electricians 350 $34,110 $24,170 - 42,830 7% 7%
38 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 350 $21,280 $15,620 - 28,200 18% 6%
39 Business operations specialists, all other 340 $51,460 $29,530 - 82,710 21% 49%
40 Healthcare support workers, all other 340 $22,840 $16,830 - 32,390 16% 10%
41 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 330 $45,000 $34,160 - 58,860 -5% 15%
42 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 320 $42,730 $30,810 - 54,140 11% 33%
43 Medical secretaries 320 $24,700 $15,330 - 34,790 17% 18%
44 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 310 $31,030 $17,880 - 48,830 14% 4%
45 Pharmacy technicians 290 $23,710 $15,910 - 32,340 32% 16%
46 Dishwashers 280 $16,700 $13,800 - 19,970 10% 3%
47 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 270 $52,080 $29,540 - 75,930 7% 13%
48 Medical assistants 270 $27,520 $21,820 - 33,570 35% 10%
49 Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 260 $33,780 $27,360 - 41,300 -3% 6%
50 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 260 $31,890 $23,970 - 42,250 8% 3%
51 Tellers 260 $23,940 $19,090 - 30,620 14% 16%
52 Amusement and recreation attendants 260 $15,810 $13,470 - 19,360 24% 22%
53 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 250 $27,690 $18,340 - 41,340 27% 47%
54 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 240 $17,030 $13,620 - 21,410 10% 17%
55 Radiologic technologists and technicians 230 $46,560 $35,720 - 61,490 15% 25%
56 Bill and account collectors 230 $26,760 $18,080 - 38,750 23% 13%
57 Counter and rental clerks 220 $19,850 $13,790 - 29,330 23% 16%
58 Bartenders 210 $19,750 $13,710 - 35,060 11% 17%
59 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 200 $37,670 $26,790 - 49,460 9% 3%
60 Motor vehicle operators, all other 200 $23,850 $16,330 - 31,860 11% 0%
61 Paralegals and legal assistants 190 $30,920 $18,020 - 44,820 22% 45%
62 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 190 $28,840 $17,930 - 44,010 4% 6%
63 Parts salespersons 190 $26,600 $17,640 - 40,610 -2% 6%
64 Loan officers 180 $58,360 $35,230 - 99,400 12% 49%
65 Driver/sales workers 180 $26,360 $13,770 - 47,870 -5% 4%
66 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 180 $18,770 $14,480 - 24,860 11% 5%
67 Brickmasons and blockmasons 170 $35,570 $28,950 - 40,980 10% 3%
68 Dental assistants 170 $33,870 $25,880 - 43,480 29% 9%
69 Postal service mail carriers 170 $0 $ - 1% 11%
70 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 160 $37,780 $29,000 - 49,110 14% 7%
71 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 160 $27,180 $16,680 - 41,030 13% 11%
72 Painters, construction and maintenance 150 $26,590 $20,720 - 33,600 12% 6%
73 Security guards 150 $26,210 $14,970 - 39,990 17% 13%
74 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 150 $23,850 $16,410 - 36,450 -7% 14%
75 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 150 $16,330 $13,570 - 21,090 14% 3%
76 Construction managers 140 $72,890 $53,900 - 99,850 16% 29%
77 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 140 $38,490 $20,740 - 52,930 13% 17%
78 Surgical technologists 140 $37,410 $28,450 - 50,390 25% 16%
79 Machinists 140 $31,760 $18,460 - 46,750 -3% 3%
80 Pipelayers 140 $29,520 $21,500 - 38,670 9% 4%
81 Medical records and health information technicians 140 $26,540 $17,090 - 35,690 18% 12%
82 Child care workers 140 $17,720 $14,040 - 21,760 18% 15%
83 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 130 $65,750 $27,760 - 126,670 4% 38%
84 Food service managers 130 $45,930 $32,090 - 65,170 5% 24%
85 Insurance sales agents 120 $49,550 $27,800 - 78,960 13% 45%
86 Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 120 $30,360 $15,960 - 40,300 19% 14%
87 Bus drivers, school 120 $22,520 $19,530 - 25,630 9% 4%
88 Switchboard operators, including answering service 120 $19,970 $15,590 - 26,000 -8% 10%
89 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 120 $19,900 $13,680 - 31,600 12% 6%
90 Helpers--electricians 120 $19,160 $16,700 - 23,000 7% 3%
91 Cooks, fast food 120 $17,540 $13,540 - 23,830 8% 5%
92 Packers and packagers, hand 120 $17,220 $13,760 - 22,950 -12% 3%
93 Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 110 $60,480 $36,920 - 86,590 0% 0%
94 Sales representatives, services, all other 110 $39,090 $24,050 - 59,350 28% 48%
95 Sheet metal workers 110 $29,970 $21,610 - 41,740 7% 4%
96 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 110 $27,760 $15,770 - 40,980 3% 18%
97 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 100 $47,980 $33,730 - 66,290 10% 17%
98 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $42,770 $25,810 - 59,180 4% 30%
99 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 100 $33,500 $25,100 - 41,130 5% 2%
100 Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 100 $30,980 $20,250 - 40,880 3% 25%
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Jobs More Common Near Greenville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Social and human service assistants 27,510 1,020 6.8
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 42,160 370 6.5
Pipelayers 29,520 140 6.2
Motor vehicle operators, all other 23,850 200 5.9
Home health aides 18,360 2,050 4.9
Education, training, and library workers, all other 44,380 170 4.8
Health educators 38,650 130 4.6
Physician assistants 80,210 150 4.5
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 33,780 260 4.5
Physicians and surgeons, all other 100,860 570 4.4
Healthcare support workers, all other 22,840 340 3.8
Brickmasons and blockmasons 35,570 170 3.5
Surgical technologists 37,410 140 3.3
Preschool teachers, except special education 20,530 630 3.3
Instructional coordinators 55,320 170 2.8
Personal and home care aides 18,220 580 2.7
Speech-language pathologists 71,610 130 2.5
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 26,680 100 2.5
Helpers--electricians 19,160 120 2.4
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 60,480 110 2.4
Radiologic technologists and technicians 46,560 230 2.3
Coaches and scouts 38,200 180 2.3
Amusement and recreation attendants 15,810 260 2.3
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 27,690 250 2.2
Team assemblers 21,920 1,050 2.2
Mental health counselors 48,350 100 2.1
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 27,840 100 2.1
Library technicians 26,440 100 2
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 18,500 2,080 2
Registered nurses 56,470 2,370 1.9
Medical and public health social workers 51,630 120 1.9
Pharmacy technicians 23,710 290 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 43,700 520 1.9
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 27,830 720 1.8
Parts salespersons 26,600 190 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 27,180 160 1.8
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,450 2,330 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 34,740 1,000 1.8
Elementary school teachers, except special education 38,520 1,160 1.8
Medical records and health information technicians 26,540 140 1.7
Physical therapists 60,600 140 1.7
Industrial truck and tractor operators 24,010 480 1.7
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 30,980 100 1.6
Switchboard operators, including answering service 19,970 120 1.6
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 37,670 200 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 38,490 140 1.6
Food preparation workers 17,200 650 1.6
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 35,300 110 1.5
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 31,890 260 1.5
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 66,830 150 1.5

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Vocational education teachers, postsecondary 60,480 1.24 110
Medical and public health social workers 51,630 1.12 120
Speech-language pathologists 71,610 1.11 130
General and operations managers 104,890 1.09 670
Education, training, and library workers, all other 44,380 1.08 170
Pharmacists 112,560 1.07 190
Coaches and scouts 38,200 1.07 180
Lawyers 109,110 1.07 170
Mental health and substance abuse social workers 42,160 1.06 370
Child, family, and school social workers 42,790 1.05 120
Dental assistants 33,870 1.05 170
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 33,430 1.04 730
Security guards 26,210 1.04 150
Office clerks, general 26,340 1.04 1,900
Bartenders 19,750 1.02 210
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 28,840 1.01 190
Tellers 23,940 1.01 260
Cooks, fast food 17,540 1.01 120
Computer programmers 64,770 1.01 150
Driver/sales workers 26,360 1.01 180
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 35,300 0.99 110
Loan officers 58,360 0.99 180
Computer support specialists 41,330 0.98 380
Physician assistants 80,210 0.98 150
Medical assistants 27,520 0.98 270
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 29,580 0.98 370
Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic 33,780 0.97 260
Dishwashers 16,700 0.97 280
Social and human service assistants 27,510 0.97 1,020
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics 30,360 0.97 120
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 27,980 0.97 370
Medical and health services managers 81,490 0.96 170
Instructional coordinators 55,320 0.96 170
Surgical technologists 37,410 0.96 140
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 17,030 0.96 240
Industrial engineers 69,880 0.96 130
Financial managers 88,620 0.96 160
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 37,780 0.95 160
Receptionists and information clerks 22,810 0.95 770
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,660 0.95 560
Accountants and auditors 56,760 0.95 340
Retail salespersons 23,110 0.95 2,960
Food service managers 45,930 0.95 130
Teacher assistants 20,990 0.94 810
Waiters and waitresses 17,630 0.94 1,580
First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 65,750 0.94 130
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 27,420 0.94 1,100
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 42,130 0.93 610
Customer service representatives 27,660 0.93 900
Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 49,550 0.93 110

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