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Jacksonville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Jacksonville, North Carolina Area

Jacksonville, North Carolina has a large military presence. Jacksonville is home to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. Besides the military, the main economic sectors in the city are healthcare, government, education, accommodation and food services, construction and social assistance. Management, professional and related occupations comprise 28% of the labor force. Sales and office jobs comprise 27% of the workforce. The government provides 26% of the jobs in Jacksonville.

Details about Jacksonville, North Carolina: Regarding the adult population, 18% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 85.0 (national average: 100). In 2009 the average earnings in Jacksonville was $19,000.

Some of the most popular jobs in Jacksonville primarily filled by college graduates are registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, computer specialists, training and development specialists; social and human service assistants; education and library workers; pharmacists and sales managers.

The top employers located in Jacksonville:

  • Onslow Memorial Hospital, Inc
  • Marr Brynn Hospital Inc
  • Seashore Insurance & Associates Inc
  • Onslow County Schools Inc
  • Jones-Onlsow Electric Membership Corporation
  • Onslow County Hospital Authority
  • Platinum Corral LLC
  • Marine Federal Credit Union
  • Morton Trucking Company
  • Freedom Enc Communications Inc

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Jacksonville business and industry news is provided by the Jacksonville Daily News.

Most Popular Jobs in Jacksonville, 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 680 $61,270 $42,350 - 86,660 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 190 $38,930 $22,140 - 57,990 8% 51%
3 Tax preparers 190 $15,370 $13,580 - 16,500 -8% 54%
4 Computer specialists, all other 180 $65,640 $50,200 - 90,180 15% 68%
5 Training and development specialists 170 $39,520 $31,030 - 52,170 18% 56%
6 Social and human service assistants 150 $28,200 $19,070 - 39,570 34% 58%
7 Education, training, and library workers, all other 130 $34,210 $26,220 - 42,240 11% 79%
8 Accountants and auditors 110 $51,810 $27,790 - 83,430 18% 79%
9 Lawyers 90 $79,830 $44,300 - 153,340 11% 99%
10 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 90 $58,510 $44,060 - 67,030 17% 56%
11 Pharmacists 80 $108,600 $82,810 - 133,610 22% 97%
12 Sales managers 80 $0 $ - 10% 69%
13 Financial managers 70 $84,900 $52,890 - 121,650 13% 60%
14 Medical and health services managers 70 $76,370 $56,760 - 101,330 16% 57%
15 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 70 $43,820 $30,720 - 58,270 30% 77%
16 Management analysts 60 $75,480 $46,380 - 99,040 22% 78%
17 Computer programmers 60 $73,390 $52,660 - 120,220 -4% 73%
18 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 50 $51,220 $33,430 - 74,780 25% 93%
19 Physical therapists 40 $77,950 $50,540 - 105,930 27% 89%
20 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 40 $67,230 $40,140 - 101,360 16% 99%
21 Financial specialists, all other 40 $63,690 $44,510 - 88,420 12% 50%
22 Advertising sales agents 40 $40,680 $17,410 - 79,100 20% 56%
23 Graphic designers 40 $39,120 $25,010 - 60,260 10% 55%
24 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 40 $38,000 $28,350 - 52,540 5% 58%
25 Coaches and scouts 40 $24,730 $17,140 - 41,150 15% 60%
26 Floral designers 40 $18,410 $13,940 - 28,790 -9% 55%
27 Dentists, general 30 $195,530 $119,600 - 9% 100%
28 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 30 $40,930 $33,470 - 49,390 15% 51%

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 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 2,540 $15,690 $13,510 - 20,080 18% 5%
2 Retail salespersons 2,120 $23,140 $14,420 - 36,810 12% 25%
3 Cashiers 1,670 $16,820 $13,580 - 21,930 -3% 10%
4 Customer service representatives 1,430 $21,820 $17,090 - 25,520 25% 22%
5 Waiters and waitresses 1,430 $18,520 $13,760 - 27,470 11% 14%
6 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 840 $17,820 $13,670 - 25,000 15% 4%
7 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 750 $33,210 $20,270 - 52,040 4% 25%
8 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 740 $25,940 $17,580 - 36,600 1% 18%
9 Teacher assistants 720 $0 $ - 10% 18%
10 Stock clerks and order fillers 710 $20,260 $13,950 - 30,500 -8% 8%
11 Home health aides 680 $18,090 $15,360 - 21,950 49% 7%
12 Office clerks, general 630 $23,360 $14,390 - 35,690 13% 19%
13 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 620 $26,650 $18,100 - 37,050 13% 16%
14 Cooks, restaurant 510 $20,090 $14,220 - 27,110 12% 5%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 490 $28,790 $17,720 - 42,950 11% 14%
16 Food preparation workers 450 $17,150 $13,940 - 20,850 15% 7%
17 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 430 $42,410 $24,860 - 70,620 6% 29%
18 General and operations managers 410 $105,140 $52,780 - 2% 48%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 410 $44,160 $30,540 - 62,010 9% 10%
20 Tellers 410 $22,730 $17,570 - 29,340 14% 16%
21 Construction laborers 410 $21,730 $16,150 - 27,870 11% 5%
22 Receptionists and information clerks 410 $21,020 $14,620 - 29,420 17% 13%
23 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 400 $23,850 $15,390 - 34,340 8% 4%
24 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 370 $20,660 $14,800 - 29,480 2% 5%
25 Maintenance and repair workers, general 320 $27,620 $17,080 - 41,460 10% 6%
26 Business operations specialists, all other 310 $58,320 $34,510 - 87,290 21% 49%
27 Carpenters 310 $33,390 $23,180 - 49,570 10% 6%
28 Bartenders 310 $18,690 $13,800 - 28,570 11% 17%
29 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 300 $15,630 $13,590 - 18,580 13% 5%
30 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 290 $33,020 $22,140 - 46,960 15% 18%
31 Painters, construction and maintenance 270 $27,960 $20,970 - 36,600 12% 6%
32 Counter and rental clerks 270 $20,140 $13,910 - 30,670 23% 16%
33 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 260 $31,260 $22,440 - 40,340 10% 4%
34 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 260 $20,830 $15,170 - 28,420 18% 6%
35 Child care workers 260 $16,990 $13,640 - 23,780 18% 15%
36 Driver/sales workers 260 $15,560 $13,450 - 17,590 -5% 4%
37 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 250 $36,640 $27,250 - 50,890 11% 33%
38 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 230 $40,720 $19,810 - 68,570 14% 4%
39 Personal and home care aides 230 $19,060 $14,260 - 27,250 51% 10%
40 Preschool teachers, except special education 220 $18,890 $14,370 - 25,890 26% 43%
41 Dishwashers 200 $17,440 $14,380 - 20,790 10% 3%
42 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 190 $23,540 $14,280 - 36,290 12% 6%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 170 $51,950 $34,450 - 75,850 7% 13%
44 Sheet metal workers 170 $25,580 $17,460 - 36,320 7% 4%
45 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 170 $15,410 $13,450 - 18,790 10% 17%
46 Postal service mail carriers 170 $0 $ - 1% 11%
47 All other information and record clerks 160 $36,030 $26,640 - 47,380 -13% 21%
48 Cooks, short order 160 $17,700 $13,860 - 24,130 5% 5%
49 Food service managers 150 $48,430 $34,130 - 71,830 5% 24%
50 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 150 $26,050 $18,020 - 35,380 4% 15%
51 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 150 $22,330 $16,220 - 29,420 12% 0%
52 Dental assistants 140 $34,290 $27,950 - 40,180 29% 9%
53 Brickmasons and blockmasons 140 $34,150 $26,680 - 43,590 10% 3%
54 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 140 $31,630 $22,410 - 45,400 8% 3%
55 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 140 $31,450 $24,250 - 41,160 14% 7%
56 Medical assistants 140 $24,690 $20,530 - 30,300 35% 10%
57 Medical secretaries 130 $23,980 $17,440 - 30,960 17% 18%
58 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 120 $27,720 $16,920 - 38,990 4% 6%
59 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 120 $17,470 $13,960 - 22,460 14% 3%
60 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 110 $38,530 $23,290 - 54,270 10% 17%
61 Dental hygienists 100 $60,060 $52,320 - 69,360 30% 33%
62 Electricians 100 $38,200 $26,230 - 61,180 7% 7%
63 Computer support specialists 100 $34,230 $23,340 - 48,610 13% 43%
64 Pharmacy technicians 100 $22,910 $16,810 - 31,110 32% 16%
65 Automotive body and related repairers 90 $43,150 $25,690 - 72,970 12% 3%
66 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 90 $36,100 $22,170 - 56,630 9% 3%
67 Motor vehicle operators, all other 90 $35,120 $20,160 - 48,720 11% 0%
68 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 90 $16,830 $13,770 - 20,420 17% 14%
69 Insurance sales agents 90 $0 $ - 13% 45%
70 Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers, except line installers 80 $56,470 $48,310 - 64,420 3% 13%
71 Water and liquid waste treatment plant and system operators 80 $44,360 $25,490 - 60,910 14% 8%
72 Loan officers 80 $41,310 $27,690 - 64,940 12% 49%
73 Paralegals and legal assistants 80 $30,410 $19,610 - 40,380 22% 45%
74 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 80 $27,900 $18,000 - 39,480 13% 11%
75 Legal secretaries 80 $19,870 $17,080 - 25,920 12% 18%
76 Construction managers 70 $78,240 $53,410 - 128,950 16% 29%
77 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 70 $51,620 $29,960 - 78,550 0% 42%
78 Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping 70 $29,920 $23,470 - 38,380 11% 29%
79 Healthcare support workers, all other 70 $27,650 $17,450 - 42,500 16% 10%
80 Nonfarm animal caretakers 70 $23,300 $14,220 - 36,100 18% 16%
81 Helpers--electricians 70 $22,970 $17,410 - 30,060 7% 3%
82 Helpers--brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, and tile and marble setters 70 $20,110 $16,020 - 27,560 11% 3%
83 Real estate brokers 60 $36,430 $17,820 - 60,930 11% 45%
84 Procurement clerks 60 $36,210 $26,010 - 48,720 -2% 24%
85 Parts salespersons 60 $30,630 $24,120 - 39,060 -2% 6%
86 Surveying and mapping technicians 60 $30,220 $23,190 - 38,350 19% 7%
87 Pest control workers 60 $28,530 $18,750 - 37,820 16% 9%
88 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 60 $28,140 $19,090 - 39,550 3% 18%
89 Security guards 60 $25,240 $14,600 - 37,540 17% 13%
90 Industrial truck and tractor operators 60 $24,760 $18,280 - 31,620 -2% 2%
91 Bill and account collectors 60 $24,560 $18,230 - 32,160 23% 13%
92 Real estate sales agents 50 $45,900 $22,530 - 94,320 11% 45%
93 Recreation workers 50 $34,370 $22,100 - 48,270 13% 47%
94 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 50 $33,180 $21,330 - 53,720 5% 2%
95 Data entry keyers 50 $28,820 $19,620 - 44,840 -5% 18%
96 Logging equipment operators 50 $27,760 $18,150 - 51,490 -1% 2%
97 Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 50 $26,840 $21,700 - 33,040 3% 25%
98 Cement masons and concrete finishers 50 $25,640 $21,020 - 31,950 11% 2%
99 Switchboard operators, including answering service 50 $22,110 $17,100 - 29,630 -8% 10%
100 Service station attendants 50 $19,800 $13,740 - 33,050 13% 6%
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Jobs More Common Near Jacksonville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Tax preparers 15,370 190 14.9
Education, training, and library workers, all other 34,210 130 6.9
Brickmasons and blockmasons 34,150 140 5.4
Sheet metal workers 25,580 170 4.2
Cooks, short order 17,700 160 4.1
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 22,330 150 4
Painters, construction and maintenance 27,960 270 4
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,690 2,540 3.6
Computer specialists, all other 65,640 180 3.4
Home health aides 18,090 680 3
Training and development specialists 39,520 170 3
Food service managers 48,430 150 2.9
All other information and record clerks 36,030 160 2.8
Tellers 22,730 410 2.7
Driver/sales workers 15,560 260 2.7
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 44,160 410 2.7
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 33,210 750 2.5
Bartenders 18,690 310 2.4
Teacher assistants 0 720 2.3
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,790 490 2.3
Customer service representatives 21,820 1,430 2.3
Counter and rental clerks 20,140 270 2.3
Waiters and waitresses 18,520 1,430 2.3
Dental hygienists 60,060 100 2.2
Cooks, restaurant 20,090 510 2.2
Preschool teachers, except special education 18,890 220 2.1
Food preparation workers 17,150 450 2
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 38,530 110 2
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 23,540 190 2
Personal and home care aides 19,060 230 2
Postal service mail carriers 0 170 1.9
Cashiers 16,820 1,670 1.9
Social and human service assistants 28,200 150 1.9
Retail salespersons 23,140 2,120 1.8
Dental assistants 34,290 140 1.8
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 15,410 170 1.8
Child care workers 16,990 260 1.7
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 23,850 400 1.7
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 36,640 250 1.6
Construction laborers 21,730 410 1.6
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 31,630 140 1.5
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,940 740 1.5
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 51,950 170 1.5
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,820 840 1.5
Dishwashers 17,440 200 1.5
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,260 710 1.4
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 17,470 120 1.4
Receptionists and information clerks 21,020 410 1.4
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 40,720 230 1.4
Carpenters 33,390 310 1.3

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 40,720 1.12 230
General and operations managers 105,140 1.09 410
All other information and record clerks 36,030 1.09 160
Dental assistants 34,290 1.06 140
Dishwashers 17,440 1.01 200
Food service managers 48,430 1 150
Social and human service assistants 28,200 0.99 150
Registered nurses 61,270 0.99 680
Business operations specialists, all other 58,320 0.99 310
Waiters and waitresses 18,520 0.99 1,430
Computer specialists, all other 65,640 0.97 180
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 27,720 0.97 120
Bartenders 18,690 0.96 310
Tellers 22,730 0.96 410
Personal and home care aides 19,060 0.96 230
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 28,790 0.95 490
Retail salespersons 23,140 0.95 2,120
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 42,410 0.94 430
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 23,540 0.94 190
Cooks, restaurant 20,090 0.93 510
Office clerks, general 23,360 0.92 630
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 51,950 0.91 170
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,690 0.91 2,540
Cashiers 16,820 0.91 1,670
Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 22,330 0.9 150
Food preparation workers 17,150 0.89 450
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,940 0.89 740
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,260 0.89 710
Cooks, short order 17,700 0.89 160
Child care workers 16,990 0.88 260
Medical assistants 24,690 0.88 140
Receptionists and information clerks 21,020 0.88 410
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 15,410 0.87 170
Accountants and auditors 51,810 0.87 110
Counter and rental clerks 20,140 0.86 270
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 26,050 0.86 150
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 20,830 0.86 260
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 33,210 0.86 750
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 20,660 0.86 370
Home health aides 18,090 0.85 680
Carpenters 33,390 0.85 310
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 33,020 0.85 290
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 31,260 0.83 260
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 26,650 0.83 620
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 17,470 0.83 120
Education, training, and library workers, all other 34,210 0.83 130
Medical secretaries 23,980 0.83 130
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 23,850 0.82 400
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 15,630 0.82 300
Painters, construction and maintenance 27,960 0.82 270

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