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Winston-Salem Employment

Employment and Industries in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area

Winston-Salem is the location of the corporate headquarters of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, TW Garner Food Company, Branch Banking and Trust Company and Hanes Brands Inc. Other notable companies headquartered in the city include Reynolda Manufacturing Solutions, Southern Community Bank, ISP Sports and Lowes Foods Stores. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is the largest employer in Winston-Salem.

The economy has traditionally been based on textile, tobacco and the furniture industries. Medical research has become a prominent industry. The Piedmont Triad Research Park includes biomedical and information technology research and development facilities. The city includes high-tech, bio-tech, life sciences and nanotech companies. Winston-Salem is also a large financial center.

Some of the occupations in Winston-Salem where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, financial managers, computer systems analysts, social and human service assistants and computer programmers.

Facts about Winston-Salem, North Carolina: The city was ranked as the #18 best place in the nation for business and careers by Forbes Magazine. Regarding the adult population, 30% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $40,000. The cost of living index in the city in 2008 was 83.7. The nation's average is 100.

The top employers in the Winston-Salem area:

  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center - Healthcare
  • Novant Health - Hospitals
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co., School System - Education
  • Hanes Brands, Inc - Marketing and sales
  • Reynolds American Inc - Tobacco products
  • Wachovia - Banking
  • Winston-Salem City Government - Government
  • The Budd Group - Janitorial services and landscaping
  • Forsyth County Government - Government
  • BB&T - Banking
  • Wake Forest University (Reynolda Campus) - Education
  • Forsyth Tech (Community College) - Education
  • GMAC Insurance - Insurance
  • Dell Inc - Computer manufacturing
  • US Airways - Reservations
  • YMCA Fitness
  • Roadway Express - Trucking Contract Haulers
  • Lowe's Foods - Grocers
  • Pepsi Bottling Company - Beverages-Distributors & Bottlers
  • Hayward Industries - Pools & spas

In Winston-Salem the leading employment segments are:

  • Healthcare
  • Educational services
  • Construction
  • Accommodations and food services
  • Finance and insurance
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

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Local business and industry information is provided by the Winston-Salem JournalNow.

Most Popular Jobs in Winston Salem, 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 6,570 $58,140 $44,000 - 76,220 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 2,070 $50,570 $25,590 - 84,850 8% 51%
3 Elementary school teachers, except special education 1,960 $40,360 $28,810 - 53,660 14% 95%
4 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 1,700 $41,750 $29,760 - 54,690 6% 96%
5 Accountants and auditors 1,410 $61,030 $37,310 - 92,840 18% 79%
6 Financial managers 1,120 $104,840 $54,630 - 164,200 13% 60%
7 Teachers and instructors, all other 1,000 $22,940 $17,350 - 31,630 9% 54%
8 Computer systems analysts 920 $74,540 $48,480 - 105,750 29% 68%
9 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 800 $41,340 $29,770 - 54,470 11% 95%
10 Social and human service assistants 800 $28,480 $21,310 - 38,550 34% 58%
11 Computer programmers 640 $80,620 $49,520 - 105,630 -4% 73%
12 Lawyers 600 $117,760 $55,040 - 11% 99%
13 Pharmacists 590 $109,470 $90,600 - 134,170 22% 97%
14 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 580 $67,520 $46,260 - 95,470 8% 78%
15 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 540 $39,590 $28,580 - 51,880 15% 51%
16 Sales managers 530 $91,140 $40,580 - 156,000 10% 69%
17 Computer software engineers, applications 520 $96,540 $64,230 - 136,140 45% 85%
18 Industrial engineers 490 $70,100 $37,920 - 104,440 20% 74%
19 Financial analysts 450 $70,340 $47,830 - 97,930 34% 87%
20 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 450 $44,350 $31,090 - 59,870 -5% 96%
21 Medical and health services managers 440 $91,680 $55,340 - 142,620 16% 57%
22 Computer and information systems managers 430 $104,930 $62,630 - 145,870 16% 73%
23 Managers, all other 430 $95,340 $53,130 - 149,440 7% 55%
24 Management analysts 410 $83,860 $34,260 - 22% 78%
25 Network systems and data communications analysts 400 $63,170 $33,710 - 94,170 53% 57%
26 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 380 $39,630 $29,470 - 51,430 20% 87%
27 Network and computer systems administrators 370 $68,210 $42,950 - 99,560 27% 50%
28 Financial specialists, all other 370 $57,530 $34,190 - 88,150 12% 50%
29 Education administrators, postsecondary 360 $91,610 $41,250 - 14% 78%
30 Market research analysts 360 $63,840 $37,340 - 105,210 20% 82%
31 Marketing managers 350 $111,160 $59,800 - 162,820 14% 69%
32 Child, family, and school social workers 340 $40,560 $27,880 - 53,590 19% 77%
33 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 320 $65,610 $30,730 - 115,320 12% 51%
34 Engineering managers 310 $111,610 $78,940 - 137,200 7% 84%
35 Physical therapists 310 $73,590 $56,540 - 96,850 27% 89%
36 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 310 $55,280 $35,630 - 82,400 18% 56%
37 Graphic designers 310 $44,920 $28,520 - 64,870 10% 55%
38 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 310 $44,250 $27,650 - 68,640 18% 56%
39 Medical and clinical laboratory technologists 300 $47,150 $34,600 - 62,100 12% 51%
40 Librarians 290 $48,310 $33,680 - 64,550 4% 85%
41 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 270 $73,280 $43,700 - 102,390 25% 67%
42 Personal financial advisors 270 $67,730 $43,580 - 101,410 41% 81%
43 Physician assistants 260 $81,250 $68,010 - 100,240 27% 67%
44 Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 260 $55,610 $32,990 - 82,950 20% 99%
45 Training and development specialists 250 $53,850 $34,790 - 77,640 18% 56%
46 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 250 $45,280 $34,060 - 58,680 13% 73%
47 Special education teachers, secondary school 250 $41,670 $30,190 - 55,170 9% 87%
48 Mechanical engineers 240 $63,810 $41,190 - 84,740 4% 78%
49 Advertising sales agents 240 $46,460 $28,140 - 70,850 20% 56%
50 Occupational therapists 220 $63,140 $43,610 - 90,240 23% 90%
51 Public relations specialists 220 $57,260 $27,800 - 82,800 18% 81%
52 Speech-language pathologists 210 $60,150 $43,930 - 85,630 11% 98%
53 Medical and public health social workers 210 $43,870 $31,130 - 61,940 24% 77%
54 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 200 $53,680 $36,540 - 75,960 17% 56%
55 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 200 $42,790 $28,970 - 58,220 15% 72%
56 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 190 $56,040 $33,230 - 88,150 5% 58%
57 Coaches and scouts 180 $48,380 $20,410 - 95,500 15% 60%
58 Education, training, and library workers, all other 180 $38,890 $23,680 - 53,650 11% 79%
59 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 170 $47,140 $27,070 - 61,880 14% 54%
60 Chief executives 160 $175,960 $96,760 - 2% 65%
61 Dentists, general 160 $165,950 $109,120 - 9% 100%
62 Instructional coordinators 160 $47,610 $19,980 - 72,410 23% 79%
63 Special education teachers, middle school 160 $38,830 $28,840 - 51,590 16% 87%
64 Mental health and substance abuse social workers 160 $36,720 $30,590 - 42,410 30% 77%
65 Social and community service managers 150 $57,570 $35,130 - 81,200 25% 72%
66 Interior designers 150 $43,730 $20,560 - 72,340 20% 55%
67 Computer software engineers, systems software 140 $91,580 $51,850 - 133,260 28% 85%
68 Purchasing managers 140 $83,740 $52,660 - 119,110 3% 57%
69 Electronics engineers, except computer 140 $78,080 $53,180 - 110,840 4% 81%
70 Database administrators 130 $78,520 $45,190 - 107,900 29% 72%
71 Civil engineers 130 $66,180 $46,310 - 86,980 18% 87%
72 Architects, except landscape and naval 130 $65,770 $37,070 - 110,250 18% 88%
73 Insurance underwriters 130 $63,700 $33,720 - 115,750 6% 53%
74 Health educators 130 $51,760 $29,790 - 77,710 26% 58%
75 Public relations managers 120 $111,390 $56,770 - 17% 75%
76 Veterinarians 120 $103,420 $39,220 - 35% 100%
77 Environmental scientists and specialists, including health 120 $50,850 $36,230 - 67,680 25% 93%
78 Probation officers and correctional treatment specialists 120 $37,820 $32,360 - 47,140 11% 58%
79 Compensation and benefits managers 110 $102,830 $60,230 - 12% 58%
80 Self-enrichment education teachers 110 $38,970 $19,030 - 61,540 23% 54%
81 Rehabilitation counselors 110 $28,480 $17,940 - 46,840 23% 73%
82 Operations research analysts 100 $74,770 $47,230 - 101,100 11% 71%
83 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 100 $72,100 $43,240 - 106,870 16% 99%
84 Human resources managers, all other 90 $105,630 $41,230 - 163,090 11% 58%
85 Credit analysts 90 $58,500 $35,820 - 97,350 2% 60%
86 Dietitians and nutritionists 90 $49,020 $35,970 - 65,420 9% 72%
87 Detectives and criminal investigators 90 $44,830 $29,350 - 78,340 17% 54%
88 Community and social service specialists, all other 90 $40,730 $30,440 - 55,870 25% 58%
89 Editors 90 $40,330 $29,170 - 53,020 2% 81%
90 Vocational education teachers, middle school 90 $40,010 $28,850 - 51,540 -5% 95%
91 Sales and related workers, all other 80 $48,410 $27,460 - 80,940 14% 62%
92 Private detectives and investigators 80 $33,470 $27,050 - 53,670 18% 52%
93 Sales engineers 80 $0 $ - 9% 79%
94 Art directors 70 $89,240 $31,870 - 153,580 9% 58%
95 Electrical engineers 70 $86,660 $57,420 - 118,800 6% 81%
96 Meeting and convention planners 70 $45,170 $29,630 - 64,980 20% 67%
97 Education administrators, preschool and child care center/program 70 $41,390 $23,110 - 68,780 24% 78%
98 Floral designers 70 $24,240 $15,940 - 33,060 -9% 55%
99 Engineers, all other 60 $84,020 $56,940 - 106,320 6% 82%
100 Occupational health and safety specialists 60 $58,920 $42,990 - 79,560 8% 72%

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 6,470 $24,000 $14,600 - 38,520 12% 25%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 5,830 $16,300 $13,560 - 21,320 18% 5%
3 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 5,640 $21,840 $14,390 - 33,360 2% 5%
4 Cashiers 5,640 $17,050 $13,660 - 21,470 -3% 10%
5 Waiters and waitresses 4,230 $16,510 $13,510 - 22,730 11% 14%
6 Home health aides 4,150 $20,760 $16,230 - 25,970 49% 7%
7 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 3,680 $19,400 $14,050 - 26,540 15% 4%
8 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 3,160 $37,610 $26,320 - 53,320 15% 18%
9 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 3,080 $29,370 $20,410 - 40,370 1% 18%
10 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 3,030 $39,410 $24,900 - 52,270 10% 4%
11 Customer service representatives 2,870 $31,610 $19,820 - 46,610 25% 22%
12 Office clerks, general 2,850 $24,950 $15,160 - 36,920 13% 19%
13 General and operations managers 2,760 $111,160 $50,460 - 2% 48%
14 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 2,740 $32,980 $22,780 - 45,590 13% 16%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 2,560 $35,890 $21,130 - 57,690 4% 25%
16 Packers and packagers, hand 2,370 $20,850 $15,680 - 29,790 -12% 3%
17 Stock clerks and order fillers 2,310 $22,390 $15,250 - 31,300 -8% 8%
18 Team assemblers 2,280 $25,940 $15,130 - 39,700 0% 5%
19 Teacher assistants 2,180 $19,950 $16,120 - 24,790 10% 18%
20 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 2,130 $44,330 $28,270 - 64,340 6% 29%
21 Maintenance and repair workers, general 2,030 $34,270 $21,850 - 47,900 10% 6%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 1,900 $26,040 $16,460 - 39,930 11% 14%
23 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 1,690 $23,890 $18,140 - 30,840 18% 7%
24 Receptionists and information clerks 1,600 $24,190 $17,320 - 31,760 17% 13%
25 Business operations specialists, all other 1,540 $50,860 $31,640 - 78,010 21% 49%
26 Industrial truck and tractor operators 1,540 $31,070 $20,400 - 49,430 -2% 2%
27 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 1,530 $32,960 $19,660 - 52,250 8% 4%
28 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 1,350 $37,350 $29,280 - 46,390 14% 7%
29 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 1,320 $43,760 $16,820 - 79,040 -5% 5%
30 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 1,300 $18,470 $14,030 - 24,420 13% 5%
31 Food preparation workers 1,300 $18,330 $14,030 - 24,380 15% 7%
32 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 1,290 $52,150 $35,590 - 74,500 9% 10%
33 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 1,280 $51,210 $30,560 - 80,120 -5% 15%
34 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 1,280 $29,450 $18,240 - 45,600 -7% 14%
35 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 1,240 $28,550 $20,810 - 39,080 4% 6%
36 Helpers--production workers 1,180 $25,240 $17,020 - 37,370 -1% 4%
37 Driver/sales workers 1,180 $24,920 $13,890 - 38,340 -5% 4%
38 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 1,070 $36,810 $20,080 - 54,430 14% 4%
39 Machinists 1,070 $36,630 $23,450 - 48,980 -3% 3%
40 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 1,070 $22,910 $16,220 - 32,990 18% 6%
41 Carpenters 1,060 $31,810 $22,160 - 44,950 10% 6%
42 Construction laborers 1,060 $26,000 $20,550 - 33,360 11% 5%
43 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 1,050 $30,820 $23,540 - 39,490 4% 15%
44 Security guards 1,040 $25,170 $17,100 - 42,910 17% 13%
45 Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 1,010 $27,400 $21,630 - 32,980 -27% 6%
46 Cooks, restaurant 980 $20,090 $14,160 - 28,000 12% 5%
47 Personal and home care aides 950 $19,170 $16,920 - 22,040 51% 10%
48 Healthcare support workers, all other 930 $26,640 $19,890 - 34,070 16% 10%
49 Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 910 $49,970 $29,940 - 74,740 9% 47%
50 Bus drivers, school 900 $22,500 $15,500 - 30,470 9% 4%
51 Medical secretaries 880 $28,400 $22,060 - 36,680 17% 18%
52 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 870 $38,840 $26,630 - 52,170 11% 33%
53 Electricians 860 $36,550 $27,310 - 46,490 7% 7%
54 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 840 $55,500 $34,480 - 79,500 7% 13%
55 Computer support specialists 800 $44,570 $33,080 - 58,620 13% 43%
56 Tellers 780 $24,610 $20,630 - 31,130 14% 16%
57 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 760 $31,010 $23,540 - 40,300 8% 3%
58 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 750 $37,980 $26,460 - 50,120 5% 2%
59 Counter and rental clerks 750 $23,080 $14,010 - 41,820 23% 16%
60 Paralegals and legal assistants 740 $39,970 $28,280 - 55,030 22% 45%
61 Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 720 $28,780 $22,330 - 36,090 10% 24%
62 Child care workers 720 $19,710 $14,190 - 26,930 18% 15%
63 Pharmacy technicians 690 $26,810 $17,780 - 37,200 32% 16%
64 Loan officers 660 $52,780 $31,930 - 84,160 12% 49%
65 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 650 $23,390 $16,130 - 35,780 27% 47%
66 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 650 $16,420 $13,730 - 20,030 10% 17%
67 Parts salespersons 620 $27,450 $17,960 - 39,210 -2% 6%
68 Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 620 $24,680 $17,530 - 31,960 -31% 0%
69 Postal service mail carriers 620 $0 $ - 1% 11%
70 Radiologic technologists and technicians 610 $54,110 $36,500 - 69,620 15% 25%
71 Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 590 $26,330 $17,450 - 36,620 -30% 0%
72 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 580 $35,410 $20,560 - 51,410 4% 30%
73 Medical assistants 570 $29,240 $22,560 - 37,550 35% 10%
74 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 560 $27,550 $14,570 - 52,460 12% 6%
75 Dishwashers 550 $17,280 $13,790 - 22,020 10% 3%
76 Construction managers 520 $87,120 $53,700 - 129,070 16% 29%
77 Sales representatives, services, all other 520 $49,950 $25,450 - 81,670 28% 48%
78 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 500 $35,580 $26,890 - 47,200 9% 3%
79 Data entry keyers 490 $25,710 $17,790 - 34,630 -5% 18%
80 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 480 $49,020 $31,340 - 69,020 10% 17%
81 Dental assistants 480 $35,310 $27,580 - 44,910 29% 9%
82 Maintenance workers, machinery 470 $0 $ - -1% 0%
83 Fire fighters 460 $27,040 $20,380 - 38,950 12% 18%
84 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 450 $53,680 $35,760 - 78,040 0% 42%
85 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 450 $38,310 $27,950 - 56,920 11% 4%
86 Counter attendants, cafeteria, food concession, and coffee shop 450 $16,260 $13,660 - 20,710 10% 8%
87 Medical records and health information technicians 440 $31,620 $21,650 - 47,570 18% 12%
88 Helpers--electricians 440 $24,570 $18,160 - 31,600 7% 3%
89 Sheet metal workers 430 $33,630 $23,660 - 45,570 7% 4%
90 Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 430 $32,460 $19,830 - 46,870 -13% 0%
91 Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 430 $26,970 $21,680 - 31,550 -7% 0%
92 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 420 $18,990 $14,330 - 23,980 17% 14%
93 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 420 $18,710 $13,860 - 26,410 14% 3%
94 Cooks, short order 420 $18,260 $13,850 - 24,500 5% 5%
95 Physicians and surgeons, all other 410 $194,290 $106,310 - 0% 0%
96 Bill and account collectors 410 $33,030 $22,830 - 43,530 23% 13%
97 Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 410 $16,290 $13,730 - 19,690 19% 31%
98 Industrial machinery mechanics 400 $35,550 $23,340 - 50,200 9% 5%
99 Sewing machine operators 400 $20,750 $14,430 - 29,240 -27% 5%
100 Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 390 $31,610 $22,470 - 39,600 -18% 0%
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Jobs More Common Near Winston Salem Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Textile bleaching and dyeing machine operators and tenders 26,330 590 49.1
Textile knitting and weaving machine setters, operators, and tenders 24,680 620 23.6
Maintenance workers, machinery 0 470 4.9
Vocational education teachers, secondary school 44,350 450 4.2
Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 26,970 430 3.9
Pressers, textile, garment, and related materials 21,080 340 3.8
Medical equipment preparers 27,660 230 3.7
Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 23,320 130 3.7
Rolling machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 23,030 130 3.5
Job printers 36,310 180 3.4
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 66,390 310 3.3
Healthcare support workers, all other 26,640 930 3.2
Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers 27,400 1,010 3.2
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,610 390 3.1
Home health aides 20,760 4,150 3.1
Funeral attendants 24,790 100 3
Internists, general 209,670 180 2.9
Education administrators, postsecondary 91,610 360 2.8
Medical transcriptionists 37,320 340 2.8
Weighers, measurers, checkers, and samplers, recordkeeping 24,780 270 2.7
Helpers--electricians 24,570 440 2.7
Real estate brokers 42,020 180 2.6
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 43,760 1,320 2.6
Lifeguards, ski patrol, and other recreational protective service workers 16,290 410 2.6
Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 42,790 200 2.6
Physician assistants 81,250 260 2.4
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,460 430 2.4
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 39,590 540 2.3
Nursing instructors and teachers, postsecondary 63,980 110 2.2
Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 47,140 170 2.1
Interviewers, except eligibility and loan 28,780 720 2.1
Driver/sales workers 24,920 1,180 2
Packers and packagers, hand 20,850 2,370 2
Respiratory therapists 52,610 310 2
Family and general practitioners 190,260 290 2
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 49,970 910 2
Industrial engineering technicians 49,030 190 2
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 32,960 240 1.9
Medical scientists, except epidemiologists 55,610 260 1.9
Sewing machine operators 20,750 400 1.9
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers 22,070 190 1.9
Radiologic technologists and technicians 54,110 610 1.9
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 29,450 1,280 1.9
Compensation and benefits managers 102,830 110 1.9
Interior designers 43,730 150 1.8
Parts salespersons 27,450 620 1.8
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 67,520 580 1.8
Cooks, short order 18,260 420 1.8
Machinists 36,630 1,070 1.8
Sheet metal workers 33,630 430 1.8

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Business teachers, postsecondary 127,440 1.73 140
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 43,760 1.68 1,320
Mechanical drafters 64,540 1.36 160
Coaches and scouts 48,380 1.36 180
Public relations managers 111,390 1.29 120
Computer programmers 80,620 1.25 640
Computer software engineers, applications 96,540 1.25 520
Health technologists and technicians, all other 50,910 1.25 110
Veterinarians 103,420 1.2 120
Database administrators 78,520 1.2 130
Chief executives 175,960 1.17 160
Medical transcriptionists 37,320 1.16 340
Family and general practitioners 190,260 1.16 290
Internists, general 209,670 1.16 180
General and operations managers 111,160 1.15 2,760
Managers, all other 95,340 1.15 430
Lawyers 117,760 1.15 600
Compensation and benefits managers 102,830 1.14 110
Management analysts 83,860 1.14 410
Legal secretaries 40,990 1.14 240
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 32,960 1.14 1,530
Computer operators 39,880 1.14 120
Public relations specialists 57,260 1.13 220
File clerks 26,770 1.13 270
Financial managers 104,840 1.13 1,120
Health educators 51,760 1.13 130
Art, drama, and music teachers, postsecondary 66,390 1.12 310
Graphic designers 44,920 1.11 310
Network and computer systems administrators 68,210 1.11 370
Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 56,040 1.11 190
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 39,590 1.11 540
Molding, coremaking, and casting machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 32,460 1.11 430
Computer software engineers, systems software 91,580 1.1 140
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 27,550 1.1 560
Insurance underwriters 63,700 1.1 130
Dental assistants 35,310 1.1 480
Computer, automated teller, and office machine repairers 40,570 1.09 170
Marketing managers 111,160 1.09 350
Physicians and surgeons, all other 194,290 1.09 410
Administrative services managers 79,340 1.09 200
Market research analysts 63,840 1.09 360
Computer systems analysts 74,540 1.08 920
Medical and health services managers 91,680 1.08 440
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 49,440 1.08 130
Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 37,980 1.08 750
Office and administrative support workers, all other 33,430 1.08 280
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,960 1.08 200
Bill and account collectors 33,030 1.07 410
Training and development specialists 53,850 1.07 250
Loan interviewers and clerks 34,070 1.07 240

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