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Salisbury Employment

Employment and Industries in the Salisbury, Maryland Area

The Salisbury economy includes industries such as poultry processing, electronic component manufacturing, agriculture, microwave filters, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding and furniture. Salisbury is also a regional commercial center. The city is home to Perdue Farms, a major multi-national poultry company. In addition, the Peninsula Regional Medical Center employs more residents of Salisbury than any other company.

The major job providing segments in Salisbury are healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, poultry processing, government and social assistance.

Notable employers located in Salisbury are shown below:

  • Perdue Farms
  • Sharp Water
  • Lorch Microwave
  • Harvard Custom Manufacturing
  • Toroid Corporation
  • Navtrac Inc
  • MaTech Inc
  • Americhem
  • Spartech Polycom FCD
  • Plymouth Tube
  • Chesapeake Shipbuilding
  • Silverton Marine
  • Trinity Sterile
  • Tischcon Corporation
  • Powerwave Technologies
  • Salisbury University
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center
  • Verizon

Some of the popular jobs primarily filled by those with college degrees include registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, social and human service assistants, lawyers, financial managers; educational, vocational and school counselors; rehabilitation counselors and network and computer systems administrators.

Pertinent data about Salisbury, Maryland: In 2007 the estimated household income was $39,000. The cost of living index in Salisbury in 2008 was 86.2. The nation's average is 100. Approximately 21% of the adult residents have a bachelor's degree or better.

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Jobs in Salisbury

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations157980$41,800$20.09100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations22780$34,030$16.3614.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations21320$24,670$11.868.55
4Sales and Related Occupations19130$34,070$16.389.9
5Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations11070$79,110$38.045.8
6Production Occupations10820$31,290$15.045.7
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations10220$54,180$26.056.05
8Transportation and Material Moving Occupations9350$33,890$16.296.55
9Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations7220$27,220$13.083.65
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations7050$45,220$21.743.8
11Retail Salespersons6630$27,020$12.992.85
12Cashiers5860$22,300$10.722.2
13Personal Care and Service Occupations5750$27,520$13.234.3
14Construction and Extraction Occupations5680$41,780$20.094.45
15Management Occupations5520$104,920$50.446.15
16Healthcare Support Occupations5170$30,270$14.553
17Waiters and Waitresses4820$23,780$11.431.7
18Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers4420$25,410$12.220.1
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food4320$21,180$10.182.3
20Registered Nurses3980$70,460$33.881.95
21Business and Financial Operations Occupations3970$64,640$31.085.25
22Protective Service Occupations3940$47,520$22.852.2
23Community and Social Service Occupations3450$37,330$17.951.65
24Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive3030$34,820$16.741.5
25Office Clerks, General2400$29,710$14.281.9
26Cooks, Restaurant2350$27,250$13.10.8
27Nursing Assistants2240$28,120$13.521
28Stock Clerks and Order Fillers2180$25,080$12.061.3
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2160$26,030$12.521.55
30First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2120$43,650$20.991
31Maintenance and Repair Workers, General2060$36,790$17.690.9
32Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks2030$37,020$17.81.05
33Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1880$22,030$10.590.9
34Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers1870$27,300$13.130.8
35Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1860$44,320$21.311.2
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1830$49,930$24.010.95
37Customer Service Representatives1750$30,830$14.821.75
38General and Operations Managers1700$105,920$50.921.5
39First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers1670$40,100$19.280.6
40Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1670$26,390$12.691.7
41Food Preparation Workers1530$22,640$10.890.6
42Computer and Mathematical Occupations1340$74,250$35.72.9
43Receptionists and Information Clerks1310$25,570$12.290.7
44Bartenders1300$23,990$11.530.4
45Personal Care Aides1280$23,760$11.421.5
46Architecture and Engineering Occupations1170$73,950$35.551.7
47Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products1170$59,960$28.830.9
48Social and Human Service Assistants1110$24,650$11.850.25
49Correctional Officers and Jailers1100$44,390$21.340.25
50Medical Secretaries1030$32,290$15.520.4
51Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers1010$31,230$15.010.6
52Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations980$39,110$18.81.8
53Carpenters920$39,800$19.140.7
54Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers900$57,410$27.60.4
55Sales Representatives, Services, All Other890$55,650$26.750.6
56Home Health Aides880$24,860$11.950.7
57Packers and Packagers, Hand870$23,280$11.190.45
58Accountants and Auditors860$63,630$30.590.9
59Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers860$20,350$9.790.3
60Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop820$19,910$9.570.3
61Dishwashers800$20,630$9.920.3
62Amusement and Recreation Attendants790$21,520$10.350.2
63Construction Laborers780$30,410$14.620.8
64Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics750$42,450$20.410.5
65First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers750$59,800$28.750.4
66Legal Occupations750$78,700$37.840.8
67Medical Assistants750$32,190$15.480.45
68Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics740$36,790$17.690.2
69Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses740$45,930$22.080.5
70Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers720$46,500$22.360.2
71Tellers720$28,100$13.510.3
72First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers710$57,000$27.410.4
73Bus Drivers, School or Special Client680$34,710$16.690.3
74Security Guards680$30,050$14.450.7
75Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations670$36,140$17.370.65
76Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop660$20,090$9.660.3
77Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks660$26,270$12.630.2
78Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations630$66,500$31.970.8
79Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria620$29,490$14.180.3
80Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists610$33,050$15.890.4
81Pharmacy Technicians610$27,500$13.220.3
82Childcare Workers580$21,250$10.220.8
83Counter and Rental Clerks580$31,010$14.910.3
84Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders580$28,820$13.860.2
85Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education580$31,380$15.090.3
86Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks580$30,190$14.520.4
87Billing and Posting Clerks560$34,940$16.80.3
88Physicians and Surgeons, All Other540$273,490$131.490.25
89Food Processing Workers, All Other530$27,030$130
90Cooks, Fast Food520$21,520$10.350.3
91First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers510$67,310$32.360.3
92Postal Service Mail Carriers510$49,870$23.980.2
93Recreation Workers510$28,860$13.870.25
94Building Cleaning Workers, All Other500$28,930$13.910
95Driver/Sales Workers500$30,190$14.510.3
96Child, Family, and School Social Workers480$39,340$18.920.2
97Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters480$49,920$240.3
98Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment470$26,670$12.820.2
99Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers470$35,430$17.040.3
100Medical and Health Services Managers470$105,390$50.670.25
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Jobs More Common Near Salisbury Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,800157,980
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,03022,780
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$24,67021,320
Sales and Related Occupations$34,07019,130
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$79,11011,070
Production Occupations$31,29010,820
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,18010,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,8909,350
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,2207,220
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,2207,050
Retail Salespersons$27,0206,630
Cashiers$22,3005,860
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,5205,750
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,7805,680
Management Occupations$104,9205,520
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,2705,170
Waiters and Waitresses$23,7804,820
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers$25,4104,420
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,1804,320
Registered Nurses$70,4603,980
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,6403,970
Protective Service Occupations$47,5203,940
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,3303,450
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,8203,030
Office Clerks, General$29,7102,400
Cooks, Restaurant$27,2502,350
Nursing Assistants$28,1202,240
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,0802,180
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,0302,160
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,6502,120
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,7902,060
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,0202,030
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,0301,880
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,3001,870
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,3201,860
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,9301,830
Customer Service Representatives$30,8301,750
General and Operations Managers$105,9201,700
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$40,1001,670
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,3901,670
Food Preparation Workers$22,6401,530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$74,2501,340
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,5701,310
Bartenders$23,9901,300
Personal Care Aides$23,7601,280
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$73,9501,170
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$59,9601,170
Social and Human Service Assistants$24,6501,110
Correctional Officers and Jailers$44,3901,100
Medical Secretaries$32,2901,030

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Salisbury, Maryland Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,800157,980
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,03022,780
Sales and Related Occupations$34,07019,130
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$79,11011,070
Production Occupations$31,29010,820
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$54,18010,220
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$33,8909,350
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$27,2207,220
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$45,2207,050
Retail Salespersons$27,0206,630
Personal Care and Service Occupations$27,5205,750
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,7805,680
Management Occupations$104,9205,520
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,2705,170
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers$25,4104,420
Registered Nurses$70,4603,980
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$64,6403,970
Protective Service Occupations$47,5203,940
Community and Social Service Occupations$37,3303,450
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,8203,030
Office Clerks, General$29,7102,400
Cooks, Restaurant$27,2502,350
Nursing Assistants$28,1202,240
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,0802,180
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$26,0302,160
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$43,6502,120
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$36,7902,060
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,0202,030
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,3001,870
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,3201,860
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$49,9301,830
Customer Service Representatives$30,8301,750
General and Operations Managers$105,9201,700
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$40,1001,670
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,3901,670
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$74,2501,340
Receptionists and Information Clerks$25,5701,310
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$73,9501,170
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$59,9601,170
Correctional Officers and Jailers$44,3901,100
Medical Secretaries$32,2901,030
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,2301,010
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$39,110980
Carpenters$39,800920
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$57,410900
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$55,650890
Accountants and Auditors$63,630860
Construction Laborers$30,410780
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$42,450750
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$59,800750

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