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Danville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Danville, Virginia Area

The Danville region includes facilities for companies such as Goodyear (tire and rubber manufacturing), DanChem Technologies (specialty chemicals), Intertape Polymer (plastic and paper packaging products and packaging systems), Sartomer (elastomers, adhesives, etc.) and Essel Propack (laminated plastic tube manufacturer).

Danville is home to the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. In addition, Danville has high technology, telecommunications and wholesale distribution companies.

The top employment segments in Danville, Virginia are healthcare, manufacturing, educational services, plastic and rubber products, accommodation and food services, and construction. Production, transportation and material moving occupations (23% of the labor force). Sales and office occupations (23% of the workforce). Management, professional and related occupations (22% of the labor force).

Noteworthy data regarding Danville, Virginia: Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 14%. Average earnings in 2009: $26,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 84.7 (U.S. average: 100).

The top employers in the Danville region:

  • Goodyear
  • Danville Regional Medical Center
  • Danville Public Schools
  • City of Danville
  • Telvista
  • Nestle
  • Averett University
  • Walmart
  • Roman Eagle Memorial Home
  • Food Lion
  • Swedwood
  • Danville Community College
  • CIT Commercial
  • Intertape Polymer
  • VIR
  • American National Bank
  • Essel Propack
  • Danville Pittsylvania Community Services

Some of the most common jobs in Danville that are mostly filled by college graduates are teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; child, family and school social workers; educational, vocational and school counselors; physical therapists, community and social service specialists; and financial managers.

Danville companies can collaborate with associations such as:

GoDanRiver.com is a good resource regarding local business and economic news.

Most Popular Jobs in Danville, Virginia 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 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 520 $0 $ - 6% 96%
2 Registered nurses 440 $65,310 $38,770 - 138,190 24% 56%
3 Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 280 $0 $ - 11% 95%
4 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 250 $43,280 $22,930 - 64,880 8% 51%
5 Accountants and auditors 170 $55,360 $33,090 - 88,760 18% 79%
6 Child, family, and school social workers 140 $40,610 $27,730 - 59,030 19% 77%
7 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 110 $69,750 $55,700 - 84,200 8% 78%
8 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 100 $62,580 $35,370 - 82,660 13% 73%
9 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 90 $47,870 $21,810 - 65,190 20% 87%
10 Physical therapists 70 $86,240 $61,330 - 115,060 27% 89%
11 Financial managers 60 $85,300 $48,590 - 137,550 13% 60%
12 Training and development specialists 60 $43,960 $27,610 - 68,950 18% 56%
13 Community and social service specialists, all other 60 $35,450 $27,890 - 53,200 25% 58%
14 Pharmacists 50 $123,590 $101,200 - 150,160 22% 97%
15 Lawyers 50 $74,670 $44,480 - 107,520 11% 99%
16 Managers, all other 50 $67,800 $40,260 - 113,220 7% 55%
17 Librarians 50 $59,060 $35,220 - 81,390 4% 85%
18 Management analysts 50 $54,410 $40,190 - 68,480 22% 78%
19 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 50 $44,860 $33,160 - 60,570 5% 58%
20 Network and computer systems administrators 50 $44,540 $33,170 - 62,410 27% 50%
21 Special education teachers, secondary school 50 $0 $ - 9% 87%
22 Sales managers 40 $98,110 $43,350 - 10% 69%
23 Industrial engineers 40 $62,550 $40,880 - 83,620 20% 74%
24 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 40 $47,930 $35,440 - 62,670 17% 56%
25 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $40,040 $27,030 - 60,930 18% 56%
26 Coaches and scouts 40 $37,450 $21,590 - 61,360 15% 60%
27 Education administrators, postsecondary 30 $82,850 $45,220 - 117,730 14% 78%
28 Adult literacy, remedial education, and GED teachers and instructors 30 $37,570 $24,220 - 50,550 14% 54%
29 Social and human service assistants 30 $29,310 $15,330 - 38,710 34% 58%

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 Cashiers 1,570 $16,140 $12,950 - 20,070 -3% 10%
2 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,500 $15,600 $12,830 - 20,020 18% 5%
3 Retail salespersons 1,380 $23,230 $13,920 - 38,240 12% 25%
4 Office clerks, general 1,030 $24,020 $14,990 - 32,400 13% 19%
5 Stock clerks and order fillers 880 $20,690 $13,600 - 29,890 -8% 8%
6 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 750 $23,940 $16,280 - 32,420 2% 5%
7 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 630 $28,240 $18,600 - 39,760 13% 16%
8 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 630 $19,410 $13,300 - 28,850 15% 4%
9 Teacher assistants 630 $19,000 $13,690 - 24,820 10% 18%
10 Waiters and waitresses 590 $18,020 $13,140 - 24,720 11% 14%
11 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 500 $37,420 $21,010 - 52,110 10% 4%
12 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 430 $38,710 $25,300 - 59,020 4% 25%
13 Maintenance and repair workers, general 430 $32,790 $21,150 - 48,150 10% 6%
14 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 430 $23,470 $17,380 - 31,810 18% 7%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 410 $40,790 $24,950 - 63,060 6% 29%
16 Industrial machinery mechanics 400 $47,790 $32,800 - 63,070 9% 5%
17 Team assemblers 390 $22,310 $16,530 - 30,100 0% 5%
18 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 370 $31,140 $21,070 - 39,700 -7% 14%
19 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 340 $31,200 $20,570 - 43,230 11% 14%
20 Carpenters 330 $33,550 $22,380 - 44,950 10% 6%
21 General and operations managers 320 $91,390 $44,750 - 156,050 2% 48%
22 Industrial truck and tractor operators 310 $29,980 $17,420 - 48,750 -2% 2%
23 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 300 $22,250 $14,390 - 32,310 4% 6%
24 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 270 $43,100 $24,130 - 73,550 -5% 15%
25 Receptionists and information clerks 270 $21,310 $15,980 - 29,250 17% 13%
26 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 260 $37,980 $27,930 - 50,740 14% 7%
27 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 260 $36,470 $21,330 - 49,780 11% 4%
28 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 260 $19,570 $14,330 - 25,820 18% 6%
29 Home health aides 260 $18,700 $14,440 - 23,850 49% 7%
30 Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 250 $19,070 $13,240 - 28,950 3% 4%
31 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 240 $36,990 $23,680 - 51,900 15% 18%
32 Cooks, restaurant 240 $21,890 $17,570 - 26,500 12% 5%
33 Police and sheriff's patrol officers 230 $36,280 $28,290 - 47,560 11% 33%
34 Electricians 220 $37,750 $23,730 - 50,870 7% 7%
35 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 220 $34,150 $15,580 - 61,520 8% 4%
36 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 220 $27,600 $17,450 - 40,580 14% 4%
37 Tellers 220 $23,420 $17,530 - 31,080 14% 16%
38 Construction laborers 210 $24,440 $16,330 - 34,690 11% 5%
39 Cooks, fast food 200 $15,390 $12,880 - 19,670 8% 5%
40 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 190 $25,880 $13,830 - 48,700 14% 3%
41 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 180 $16,230 $13,000 - 20,370 13% 5%
42 Bill and account collectors 170 $27,220 $18,990 - 36,140 23% 13%
43 Counter and rental clerks 170 $20,260 $13,240 - 30,190 23% 16%
44 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 160 $57,920 $35,850 - 80,710 7% 13%
45 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 160 $51,450 $31,530 - 67,960 9% 10%
46 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 160 $25,270 $14,160 - 35,640 1% 18%
47 Dishwashers 150 $16,240 $13,020 - 21,150 10% 3%
48 Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 140 $30,190 $25,730 - 38,020 -18% 0%
49 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 140 $25,160 $20,080 - 31,690 4% 15%
50 Child care workers 140 $16,850 $12,850 - 29,120 18% 15%
51 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 140 $14,940 $12,820 - 18,450 10% 17%
52 Business teachers, postsecondary 130 $46,970 $32,280 - 63,100 0% 0%
53 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 130 $33,710 $21,980 - 49,120 9% 3%
54 Printing machine operators 130 $31,790 $21,590 - 46,980 -6% 6%
55 Postal service mail carriers 130 $0 $ - 1% 11%
56 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 120 $33,730 $26,730 - 39,900 -5% 5%
57 Driver/sales workers 120 $30,320 $20,190 - 42,390 -5% 4%
58 Sheet metal workers 120 $26,540 $17,800 - 42,360 7% 4%
59 Machine feeders and offbearers 120 $25,250 $15,220 - 33,270 -15% 0%
60 Recreation workers 120 $19,710 $13,490 - 26,100 13% 47%
61 Helpers--carpenters 110 $27,320 $16,990 - 39,480 12% 3%
62 Food preparation workers 110 $18,250 $13,630 - 24,180 15% 7%
63 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 100 $26,950 $20,280 - 34,690 6% 0%
64 Medical secretaries 90 $30,170 $21,810 - 41,180 17% 18%
65 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 90 $29,910 $22,680 - 40,450 8% 3%
66 Pharmacy technicians 90 $25,120 $17,540 - 32,580 32% 16%
67 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 90 $17,330 $13,200 - 23,410 12% 6%
68 Extruding, forming, pressing, and compacting machine setters, operators, and tenders 80 $40,400 $27,880 - 51,150 -8% 0%
69 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 80 $39,720 $23,610 - 60,480 4% 30%
70 Dental assistants 80 $25,840 $17,980 - 37,360 29% 9%
71 Security guards 80 $22,080 $16,590 - 32,880 17% 13%
72 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 80 $21,980 $17,240 - 26,260 11% 5%
73 Machinists 70 $37,730 $27,330 - 49,450 -3% 3%
74 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 70 $0 $ - 12% 0%
75 Physical therapist assistants 60 $55,470 $43,260 - 68,750 32% 23%
76 Sales representatives, services, all other 60 $49,240 $21,550 - 83,340 28% 48%
77 Loan officers 60 $42,620 $25,750 - 62,980 12% 49%
78 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 60 $39,780 $25,210 - 59,830 13% 17%
79 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers 60 $34,430 $25,770 - 45,940 5% 2%
80 Court, municipal, and license clerks 60 $30,410 $21,770 - 44,840 9% 24%
81 Real estate sales agents 60 $29,170 $21,680 - 39,060 11% 45%
82 Parts salespersons 60 $26,460 $14,720 - 37,080 -2% 6%
83 Personal and home care aides 60 $19,200 $16,370 - 26,510 51% 10%
84 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 60 $15,550 $12,760 - 20,000 17% 14%
85 Taxi drivers and chauffeurs 60 $14,920 $12,870 - 18,410 13% 15%
86 Dental hygienists 50 $62,400 $55,780 - 70,720 30% 33%
87 Cost estimators 50 $47,950 $29,680 - 75,880 19% 32%
88 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 50 $47,180 $33,200 - 65,250 10% 17%
89 Business operations specialists, all other 50 $44,770 $30,330 - 62,920 21% 49%
90 Bus and truck mechanics and diesel engine specialists 50 $40,030 $28,540 - 50,490 12% 3%
91 Computer support specialists 50 $39,580 $28,860 - 52,590 13% 43%
92 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 50 $33,380 $19,980 - 49,340 13% 11%
93 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 50 $31,750 $24,220 - 41,980 3% 18%
94 Sawing machine setters, operators, and tenders, wood 50 $24,820 $17,320 - 37,260 4% 0%
95 Order clerks 50 $23,920 $13,600 - 38,880 -24% 16%
96 Laundry and dry-cleaning workers 50 $17,000 $13,390 - 20,370 10% 5%
97 File clerks 50 $16,910 $13,010 - 23,710 -41% 20%
98 Family and general practitioners 40 $202,720 $139,140 - 0% 0%
99 Industrial production managers 40 $82,530 $54,330 - 126,360 -6% 43%
100 Food service managers 40 $51,450 $28,940 - 81,330 5% 24%
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Jobs More Common Near Danville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Cabinetmakers and bench carpenters 19,070 250 11
Business teachers, postsecondary 46,970 130 10.6
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 26,950 100 8.6
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 30,190 140 8
Helpers--carpenters 27,320 110 7.3
Industrial machinery mechanics 47,790 400 7.3
Machine feeders and offbearers 25,250 120 5.6
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 31,140 370 3.9
Sheet metal workers 26,540 120 3.6
Printing machine operators 31,790 130 3.1
Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 36,470 260 2.7
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 25,880 190 2.7
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,600 1,500 2.5
Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 0 520 2.5
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 69,750 110 2.5
Child, family, and school social workers 40,610 140 2.5
Teacher assistants 19,000 630 2.4
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,980 310 2.4
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 33,710 130 2.3
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,690 880 2.1
Middle school teachers, except special and vocational education 0 280 2.1
Cashiers 16,140 1,570 2.1
Recreation workers 19,710 120 2
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 43,100 270 2
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,200 340 1.9
Educational, vocational, and school counselors 62,580 100 1.9
Bill and account collectors 27,220 170 1.8
Team assemblers 22,310 390 1.8
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 22,250 300 1.8
Cooks, fast food 15,390 200 1.8
Tellers 23,420 220 1.8
Police and sheriff's patrol officers 36,280 230 1.8
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 37,980 260 1.7
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 14,940 140 1.7
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 33,730 120 1.7
Postal service mail carriers 0 130 1.7
Counter and rental clerks 20,260 170 1.7
Carpenters 33,550 330 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 38,710 430 1.7
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 57,920 160 1.7
Office clerks, general 24,020 1,030 1.6
Electricians 37,750 220 1.6
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 28,240 630 1.6
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 27,600 220 1.6
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,790 430 1.5
Driver/sales workers 30,320 120 1.5
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,940 750 1.5
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,420 500 1.5
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,470 430 1.5
Retail salespersons 23,230 1,380 1.4

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Danville, Virginia Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 33,730 1.29 120
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 25,880 1.23 190
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 34,150 1.18 220
Driver/sales workers 30,320 1.16 120
Industrial machinery mechanics 47,790 1.07 400
Registered nurses 65,310 1.06 440
Helpers--carpenters 27,320 1.05 110
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 31,200 1.03 340
First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 57,920 1.02 160
Cooks, restaurant 21,890 1.01 240
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 38,710 1 430
Child, family, and school social workers 40,610 1 140
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,980 1 310
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,420 1 500
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 23,940 0.99 750
Tellers 23,420 0.99 220
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 23,470 0.98 430
Machine feeders and offbearers 25,250 0.97 120
Printing machine operators 31,790 0.97 130
Waiters and waitresses 18,020 0.96 590
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 37,980 0.96 260
Maintenance and repair workers, general 32,790 0.95 430
Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 36,990 0.95 240
Retail salespersons 23,230 0.95 1,380
Food preparation workers 18,250 0.95 110
General and operations managers 91,390 0.95 320
Paper goods machine setters, operators, and tenders 30,190 0.95 140
Office clerks, general 24,020 0.94 1,030
Dishwashers 16,240 0.94 150
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 31,140 0.93 370
Accountants and auditors 55,360 0.93 170
Stock clerks and order fillers 20,690 0.91 880
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 15,600 0.91 1,500
First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 40,790 0.9 410
Receptionists and information clerks 21,310 0.89 270
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 51,450 0.89 160
Cooks, fast food 15,390 0.88 200
Bill and account collectors 27,220 0.88 170
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 28,240 0.88 630
Home health aides 18,700 0.88 260
Child care workers 16,850 0.87 140
Cashiers 16,140 0.87 1,570
Counter and rental clerks 20,260 0.87 170
Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 25,270 0.87 160
Carpenters 33,550 0.86 330
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 69,750 0.85 110
Teacher assistants 19,000 0.85 630
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 16,230 0.85 180
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 19,410 0.85 630
Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 14,940 0.84 140

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