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Winchester Employment

Employment and Industries in the Winchester, Virginia Area

The major industries in Winchester, Virginia are education, health and social services, and manufacturing. Winchester also has a large cluster of food processing manufacturers which includes companies such as Kraft Foods, H.P. Hood, New World Pasta and Miller Milling. Winchester has facilities for Home Depot Distribution, Ford Distribution and Kohl's Distribution. Jobs are provided by businesses that manufacture items including plastics, rubber goods, textiles and tin cans.

Notable information regarding Winchester, Virginia: Cost of living in 2008: 91.4. (national average: 100). Estimated median household income in 2007: $42,000. Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 24%.

The major fields of employment in Winchester, Virginia are educational services, construction, healthcare, accommodation and food services, and plastics and rubber products. Management, professional and related occupations (28% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (25% of the labor force). Production, transportation and material moving occupations (19% of the workforce).

Winchester's major job providers:

  • Winchester Medical Center
  • Rubbermaid Commercial Products LLC
  • Grafton School Incorporated
  • Walmart
  • General Electric Company
  • O'Sullivan Films, Inc
  • Federal-Mogul Products Inc
  • World Wide Automotive LLC
  • Midwesco Filter Resources, Inc
  • The Henkel-Harris Company Inc
  • HP Hood LLC
  • Kraft Foods Global, Inc
  • Shockey Brothers Inc
  • Kohl's Department Stores, Inc
  • Crown Cork & Seal Company Inc
  • American Woodmark Corporation
  • Valley Health System
  • Melnor, Inc
  • Schenck Foods Company, Incorporated
  • Valley Regional Enterprises, Inc

Some of the most popular jobs where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, financial managers, child, family and school social workers; management analysts, medical and health services managers; and civil engineers.

Shown below are some of the associations offering assistance to Winchester businesses:

Winchester Star includes local business and industry news.

Most Popular Jobs in Winchester, 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 Registered nurses 1,320 $0 $ - 24% 56%
2 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products 630 $55,000 $27,450 - 96,380 8% 51%
3 Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education 390 $46,600 $34,500 - 63,450 6% 96%
4 Accountants and auditors 310 $61,190 $34,840 - 99,580 18% 79%
5 Teachers and instructors, all other 250 $29,840 $25,970 - 32,460 9% 54%
6 Financial managers 210 $77,550 $33,480 - 137,760 13% 60%
7 Special education teachers, secondary school 190 $46,940 $32,280 - 67,870 9% 87%
8 Mental health counselors 180 $43,470 $23,400 - 67,670 30% 73%
9 Child, family, and school social workers 170 $39,650 $27,660 - 52,840 19% 77%
10 Management analysts 160 $78,170 $53,180 - 112,010 22% 78%
11 Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 140 $69,260 $43,660 - 98,680 8% 78%
12 Medical and health services managers 130 $95,210 $68,230 - 142,350 16% 57%
13 Civil engineers 120 $84,000 $50,250 - 124,110 18% 87%
14 Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 120 $48,950 $35,520 - 65,500 20% 87%
15 Pharmacists 110 $106,110 $88,230 - 134,280 22% 97%
16 Educational, vocational, and school counselors 110 $48,400 $32,030 - 67,910 13% 73%
17 Physical therapists 100 $71,070 $36,880 - 100,730 27% 89%
18 Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, technical and scientific products 90 $89,350 $36,090 - 153,490 12% 51%
19 Industrial engineers 80 $73,240 $49,620 - 102,520 20% 74%
20 Human resources, training, and labor relations specialists, all other 80 $60,730 $37,100 - 85,800 17% 56%
21 Network systems and data communications analysts 80 $54,520 $29,220 - 81,190 53% 57%
22 Medical and public health social workers 80 $51,190 $36,290 - 72,900 24% 77%
23 Social and human service assistants 80 $25,430 $17,540 - 34,370 34% 58%
24 Chief executives 70 $134,490 $16,840 - 2% 65%
25 Lawyers 70 $128,610 $66,290 - 11% 99%
26 Computer systems analysts 70 $71,960 $47,130 - 94,490 29% 68%
27 Managers, all other 70 $71,280 $27,520 - 123,660 7% 55%
28 Public relations specialists 70 $54,000 $22,530 - 100,270 18% 81%
29 Coaches and scouts 70 $32,630 $16,030 - 50,620 15% 60%
30 Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents 70 $0 $ - 25% 67%
31 Sales managers 60 $107,640 $43,130 - 10% 69%
32 Occupational therapists 60 $72,430 $47,160 - 102,190 23% 90%
33 Network and computer systems administrators 60 $68,430 $36,700 - 101,270 27% 50%
34 Market research analysts 60 $57,270 $33,660 - 100,010 20% 82%
35 Librarians 60 $48,930 $34,650 - 67,900 4% 85%
36 Medical and clinical laboratory technicians 60 $36,540 $22,390 - 54,410 15% 51%
37 Computer software engineers, applications 50 $83,350 $59,480 - 111,930 45% 85%
38 Mechanical engineers 50 $82,130 $50,930 - 108,950 4% 78%
39 Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialists 50 $60,060 $28,470 - 101,900 18% 56%
40 Surveyors 50 $57,920 $30,870 - 101,230 24% 82%
41 Training and development specialists 50 $48,590 $28,560 - 76,350 18% 56%
42 Vocational education teachers, secondary school 50 $45,470 $33,340 - 58,790 -5% 96%
43 Engineering managers 40 $110,570 $81,670 - 146,880 7% 84%
44 Veterinarians 40 $97,930 $60,150 - 35% 100%
45 Healthcare practitioners and technical workers, all other 40 $82,400 $67,650 - 100,630 15% 72%
46 Clinical, counseling, and school psychologists 40 $63,430 $42,310 - 90,170 16% 99%
47 Speech-language pathologists 40 $61,260 $37,150 - 85,560 11% 98%
48 Social and community service managers 40 $58,550 $37,610 - 81,400 25% 72%
49 Compliance officers, except agriculture, construction, health and safety, and transportation 40 $50,720 $34,420 - 90,240 5% 58%
50 Employment, recruitment, and placement specialists 40 $48,510 $30,920 - 87,770 18% 56%
51 Graphic designers 40 $41,330 $27,060 - 67,310 10% 55%
52 Sales and related workers, all other 40 $28,380 $16,650 - 61,780 14% 62%
53 Marketing managers 30 $97,350 $50,260 - 149,970 14% 69%
54 Architects, except landscape and naval 30 $80,410 $41,360 - 128,850 18% 88%
55 Physician assistants 30 $72,600 $30,070 - 129,900 27% 67%
56 Instructional coordinators 30 $53,830 $28,880 - 94,070 23% 79%

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 2,180 $24,810 $14,560 - 37,060 12% 25%
2 Cashiers 2,060 $18,960 $13,580 - 25,960 -3% 10%
3 Office clerks, general 1,820 $25,640 $17,150 - 35,140 13% 19%
4 Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 1,560 $16,110 $13,030 - 20,710 18% 5%
5 Waiters and waitresses 1,090 $16,590 $12,970 - 22,070 11% 14%
6 Stock clerks and order fillers 1,010 $24,450 $15,010 - 36,080 -8% 8%
7 Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 920 $27,360 $15,920 - 52,800 2% 5%
8 Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 830 $37,750 $20,830 - 60,390 10% 4%
9 Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 780 $30,400 $15,480 - 45,180 13% 16%
10 Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 780 $23,210 $16,230 - 31,620 15% 4%
11 Team assemblers 680 $25,140 $21,020 - 31,350 0% 5%
12 Maids and housekeeping cleaners 670 $17,700 $13,330 - 24,180 13% 5%
13 Maintenance and repair workers, general 660 $37,130 $22,770 - 51,850 10% 6%
14 Industrial truck and tractor operators 660 $29,130 $23,430 - 33,260 -2% 2%
15 First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 630 $40,880 $22,860 - 64,610 4% 25%
16 Tellers 590 $21,850 $17,010 - 29,340 14% 16%
17 Teacher assistants 590 $20,680 $13,640 - 30,640 10% 18%
18 General and operations managers 550 $100,080 $38,180 - 2% 48%
19 Customer service representatives 530 $29,120 $18,130 - 40,010 25% 22%
20 Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 520 $24,440 $18,000 - 31,650 18% 7%
21 Truck drivers, light or delivery services 490 $29,270 $19,000 - 45,550 8% 4%
22 First-line supervisors/managers of office and administrative support workers 450 $41,490 $23,020 - 64,110 6% 29%
23 Construction laborers 450 $28,020 $17,480 - 38,220 11% 5%
24 Receptionists and information clerks 440 $23,320 $16,510 - 30,910 17% 13%
25 Business operations specialists, all other 430 $56,390 $36,420 - 78,770 21% 49%
26 Carpenters 420 $36,460 $25,690 - 51,310 10% 6%
27 Cooks, restaurant 410 $21,740 $17,140 - 27,550 12% 5%
28 Helpers--production workers 400 $25,840 $19,930 - 31,680 -1% 4%
29 Bus drivers, school 360 $22,460 $14,450 - 31,790 9% 4%
30 Industrial machinery mechanics 350 $47,030 $35,050 - 58,600 9% 5%
31 Executive secretaries and administrative assistants 350 $34,710 $23,240 - 49,680 15% 18%
32 Automotive service technicians and mechanics 350 $32,060 $21,380 - 46,480 14% 4%
33 Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 330 $24,390 $14,790 - 34,410 18% 6%
34 Child care workers 330 $20,680 $14,100 - 29,680 18% 15%
35 First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 320 $35,110 $20,070 - 59,400 11% 14%
36 Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 320 $30,760 $20,260 - 40,170 4% 6%
37 Secretaries, except legal, medical, and executive 310 $28,050 $16,440 - 39,240 1% 18%
38 First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 300 $56,470 $37,850 - 82,360 -5% 15%
39 Packers and packagers, hand 300 $21,090 $14,380 - 27,880 -12% 3%
40 Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 290 $27,750 $17,520 - 39,080 -5% 5%
41 Food preparation workers 280 $18,610 $13,130 - 26,240 15% 7%
42 Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 260 $35,130 $26,640 - 45,520 8% 3%
43 First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 240 $59,870 $39,750 - 81,100 9% 10%
44 Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 230 $39,110 $28,970 - 51,140 14% 7%
45 Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 230 $34,270 $26,180 - 44,780 -7% 14%
46 Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 220 $30,570 $22,710 - 39,520 4% 15%
47 First-line supervisors/managers of mechanics, installers, and repairers 200 $52,550 $32,260 - 77,770 7% 13%
48 Dishwashers 190 $17,460 $13,920 - 22,080 10% 3%
49 Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 180 $71,300 $36,840 - 116,600 0% 42%
50 Sales representatives, services, all other 180 $59,560 $30,100 - 110,250 28% 48%
51 Counter and rental clerks 180 $26,120 $15,030 - 38,340 23% 16%
52 Cooks, institution and cafeteria 180 $19,600 $13,620 - 26,580 11% 5%
53 Loan officers 170 $72,050 $36,120 - 105,080 12% 49%
54 Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters 170 $43,940 $31,240 - 61,660 11% 4%
55 Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 170 $37,450 $22,510 - 56,390 9% 3%
56 Electricians 160 $40,680 $31,670 - 52,880 7% 7%
57 Pharmacy technicians 160 $27,380 $21,070 - 33,520 32% 16%
58 Dining room and cafeteria attendants and bartender helpers 160 $0 $ - 12% 6%
59 Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 150 $16,990 $13,240 - 21,210 17% 14%
60 Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 140 $31,730 $22,680 - 39,740 -13% 4%
61 Driver/sales workers 140 $26,820 $13,260 - 46,160 -5% 4%
62 Hosts and hostesses, restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop 140 $16,910 $13,440 - 20,130 10% 17%
63 First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 130 $58,710 $33,490 - 83,020 10% 17%
64 Telecommunications line installers and repairers 130 $49,030 $26,090 - 66,480 5% 8%
65 Preschool teachers, except special education 130 $33,320 $18,510 - 52,790 26% 43%
66 Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 130 $28,450 $19,680 - 39,290 6% 0%
67 Security guards 130 $25,700 $17,490 - 37,220 17% 13%
68 Physicians and surgeons, all other 120 $172,060 $51,930 - 0% 0%
69 Construction managers 120 $80,420 $37,130 - 114,590 16% 29%
70 Medical assistants 120 $27,540 $18,880 - 39,200 35% 10%
71 Home health aides 120 $23,850 $17,490 - 31,030 49% 7%
72 Structural iron and steel workers 110 $40,640 $27,180 - 63,790 6% 4%
73 All other information and record clerks 110 $34,670 $23,050 - 49,150 -13% 21%
74 Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 110 $27,970 $19,030 - 33,210 12% 6%
75 Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 110 $24,490 $13,540 - 48,900 27% 47%
76 Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 110 $21,330 $16,690 - 33,330 14% 3%
77 Postal service mail carriers 110 $0 $ - 1% 11%
78 Production, planning, and expediting clerks 100 $41,220 $30,410 - 51,700 4% 30%
79 Computer support specialists 100 $40,420 $29,470 - 56,420 13% 43%
80 Cement masons and concrete finishers 100 $32,100 $24,720 - 40,250 11% 2%
81 Structural metal fabricators and fitters 100 $31,140 $23,850 - 39,830 -0% 0%
82 Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 100 $26,890 $18,560 - 34,710 -15% 0%
83 Bartenders 100 $20,470 $13,780 - 36,240 11% 17%
84 Cost estimators 90 $56,260 $38,480 - 76,680 19% 32%
85 First-line supervisors/managers of helpers, laborers, and material movers, hand 90 $47,960 $25,750 - 71,780 13% 17%
86 Real estate sales agents 90 $47,950 $23,400 - 77,600 11% 45%
87 Helpers--electricians 90 $29,900 $21,620 - 38,470 7% 3%
88 Assemblers and fabricators, all other 90 $26,380 $18,480 - 34,020 -9% 5%
89 Residential advisors 90 $22,090 $13,160 - 32,470 19% 28%
90 Helpers--installation, maintenance, and repair workers 90 $20,660 $13,450 - 33,460 12% 0%
91 Personal and home care aides 90 $15,320 $13,960 - 16,520 51% 10%
92 First-line supervisors/managers of non-retail sales workers 80 $69,210 $28,170 - 121,010 4% 38%
93 Printing machine operators 80 $35,380 $20,630 - 51,760 -6% 6%
94 Payroll and timekeeping clerks 80 $33,160 $24,360 - 43,000 3% 18%
95 Dental assistants 80 $30,290 $20,500 - 39,200 29% 9%
96 First-line supervisors/managers of housekeeping and janitorial workers 80 $29,660 $17,910 - 51,220 13% 11%
97 Painters, construction and maintenance 80 $27,340 $20,220 - 37,670 12% 6%
98 Recreation workers 80 $27,090 $17,390 - 39,940 13% 47%
99 Order clerks 80 $25,650 $17,370 - 35,470 -24% 16%
100 Switchboard operators, including answering service 80 $24,220 $17,710 - 31,970 -8% 10%
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Jobs More Common Near Winchester Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs Pop. vs. Avg.*
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 28,450 130 7.1
Structural iron and steel workers 40,640 110 5.6
Mental health counselors 43,470 180 5.4
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,730 140 4.9
Special education teachers, secondary school 46,940 190 4.2
Industrial machinery mechanics 47,030 350 4
Industrial truck and tractor operators 29,130 660 3.2
Tellers 21,850 590 3
Structural metal fabricators and fitters 31,140 100 2.9
Helpers--production workers 25,840 400 2.7
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 27,750 290 2.6
Bus drivers, school 22,460 360 2.6
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 49,030 130 2.4
Maids and housekeeping cleaners 17,700 670 2.2
Operating engineers and other construction equipment operators 35,130 260 2.2
Hotel, motel, and resort desk clerks 16,990 150 2.1
Education administrators, elementary and secondary school 69,260 140 2
Team assemblers 25,140 680 2
Child, family, and school social workers 39,650 170 1.9
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers 37,450 170 1.9
Office clerks, general 25,640 1,820 1.8
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 58,710 130 1.8
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 71,300 180 1.7
Cashiers 18,960 2,060 1.7
Special education teachers, preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school 48,950 120 1.7
Physical therapists 71,070 100 1.7
Combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food 16,110 1,560 1.7
Child care workers 20,680 330 1.6
Cooks, institution and cafeteria 19,600 180 1.6
Automotive service technicians and mechanics 32,060 350 1.6
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,880 630 1.6
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,270 490 1.6
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,750 830 1.5
Stock clerks and order fillers 24,450 1,010 1.5
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 34,270 230 1.5
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,130 660 1.5
Loan officers 72,050 170 1.5
Teachers and instructors, all other 29,840 250 1.5
Construction managers 80,420 120 1.5
Registered nurses 0 1,320 1.5
Cement masons and concrete finishers 32,100 100 1.5
All other information and record clerks 34,670 110 1.5
Teacher assistants 20,680 590 1.4
Pharmacy technicians 27,380 160 1.4
Medical and health services managers 95,210 130 1.4
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 56,470 300 1.4
Retail salespersons 24,810 2,180 1.4
Carpenters 36,460 420 1.4
Cutting, punching, and press machine setters, operators, and tenders, metal and plastic 26,890 100 1.4
Fitness trainers and aerobics instructors 24,490 110 1.4

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Salary Index * Local Jobs
Purchasing agents, except wholesale, retail, and farm products 71,300 1.35 180
Preschool teachers, except special education 33,320 1.31 130
Loan officers 72,050 1.22 170
First-line supervisors/managers of food preparation and serving workers 35,110 1.16 320
Sales representatives, services, all other 59,560 1.15 180
Civil engineers 84,000 1.15 120
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 27,360 1.13 920
First-line supervisors/managers of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators 58,710 1.13 130
Medical and health services managers 95,210 1.12 130
Home health aides 23,850 1.12 120
Counter and rental clerks 26,120 1.12 180
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists 27,970 1.11 110
Helpers--production workers 25,840 1.09 400
Maintenance and repair workers, general 37,130 1.08 660
Shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks 30,760 1.08 320
Woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders, except sawing 28,450 1.07 130
Child care workers 20,680 1.07 330
Stock clerks and order fillers 24,450 1.07 1,010
Telecommunications line installers and repairers 49,030 1.07 130
Coating, painting, and spraying machine setters, operators, and tenders 31,730 1.07 140
First-line supervisors/managers of production and operating workers 56,470 1.07 300
Mental health counselors 43,470 1.07 180
Management analysts 78,170 1.06 160
Packaging and filling machine operators and tenders 27,750 1.06 290
Industrial machinery mechanics 47,030 1.06 350
First-line supervisors/managers of retail sales workers 40,880 1.06 630
All other information and record clerks 34,670 1.05 110
General and operations managers 100,080 1.04 550
Packers and packagers, hand 21,090 1.03 300
First-line supervisors/managers of construction trades and extraction workers 59,870 1.03 240
Driver/sales workers 26,820 1.02 140
Accountants and auditors 61,190 1.02 310
Inspectors, testers, sorters, samplers, and weighers 34,270 1.02 230
Cashiers 18,960 1.02 2,060
Security guards 25,700 1.02 130
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants 24,440 1.02 520
Retail salespersons 24,810 1.02 2,180
Cleaners of vehicles and equipment 21,330 1.02 110
Dishwashers 17,460 1.01 190
Janitors and cleaners, except maids and housekeeping cleaners 23,210 1.01 780
Pharmacists 106,110 1.01 110
Truck drivers, light or delivery services 29,270 1.01 490
Billing and posting clerks and machine operators 30,570 1.01 220
Office clerks, general 25,640 1.01 1,820
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer 37,750 1.01 830
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers 24,390 1.01 330
Cooks, restaurant 21,740 1 410
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses 39,110 0.99 230
Customer service representatives 29,120 0.98 530
Medical assistants 27,540 0.98 120

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