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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.

Salisbury businesses are invited to work with useful organizations such as:

The Daily Times provides up-to-date local business news.

Jobs in Salisbury

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 155040 $41150 $19.79 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22930 $33710 $16.2 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20890 $23510 $11.3 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 19260 $34360 $16.52 10.15
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 10870 $77080 $37.06 5.75
6 Production Occupations 10560 $30580 $14.7 5.85
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10310 $53430 $25.69 6.15
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8930 $32360 $15.56 6.45
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 7230 $44370 $21.33 3.8
10 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 6980 $27080 $13.02 3.7
11 Retail Salespersons 6930 $26400 $12.69 3.1
12 Cashiers 5470 $21590 $10.38 2.25
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5440 $27450 $13.2 4.1
14 Management Occupations 5340 $101880 $48.98 6.05
15 Construction and Extraction Occupations 5330 $41610 $20.01 4.4
16 Healthcare Support Occupations 4980 $29440 $14.16 3.05
17 Waiters and Waitresses 4670 $22120 $10.63 1.6
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4270 $20030 $9.63 2.15
19 Protective Service Occupations 3880 $46310 $22.27 2.25
20 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3840 $63570 $30.56 5.05
21 Registered Nurses 3770 $68390 $32.88 1.9
22 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 3560 $25020 $12.03 0.1
23 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3320 $34550 $16.61 1.6
24 Community and Social Service Occupations 2770 $40800 $19.61 1.65
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2380 $25170 $12.1 1.6
26 Office Clerks, General 2320 $29510 $14.19 2
27 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2310 $23940 $11.51 1.2
28 Nursing Assistants 2250 $27610 $13.28 1.05
29 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 2240 $43290 $20.81 1
30 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2090 $35880 $17.25 0.6
31 Cooks, Restaurant 2060 $25800 $12.4 0.75
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2010 $35920 $17.27 0.9
33 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1970 $36190 $17.4 1.1
34 General and Operations Managers 1890 $103270 $49.65 1.4
35 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1860 $22400 $10.77 1
36 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1800 $39860 $19.16 1.2
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1780 $51390 $24.71 1
38 Customer Service Representatives 1770 $30890 $14.85 1.75
39 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1650 $28560 $13.73 0.8
40 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1620 $27780 $13.36 1.6
41 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1390 $78250 $37.62 2.8
42 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1200 $25780 $12.39 0.7
43 Personal Care Aides 1190 $23360 $11.23 1.3
44 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 1190 $30710 $14.77 0.6
45 Correctional Officers and Jailers 1160 $43200 $20.77 0.3
46 Food Preparation Workers 1130 $22220 $10.68 0.6
47 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1110 $58270 $28.01 1
48 Bartenders 1080 $21420 $10.3 0.4
49 Medical Secretaries 1040 $32960 $15.85 0.4
50 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 980 $71300 $34.28 1.65
51 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 940 $34820 $16.74 0.2
52 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 930 $44410 $21.35 1.7
53 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 910 $56330 $27.08 0.45
54 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 900 $56200 $27.02 0.6
55 Cooks, Fast Food 890 $19160 $9.21 0.3
56 Dishwashers 850 $20340 $9.78 0.3
57 Legal Occupations 850 $73790 $35.47 0.8
58 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 820 $45360 $21.81 0.2
59 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 820 $19770 $9.51 0.25
60 Home Health Aides 800 $24790 $11.92 0.7
61 Accountants and Auditors 790 $66180 $31.82 0.9
62 Billing and Posting Clerks 780 $34880 $16.77 0.35
63 Carpenters 770 $35950 $17.28 0.6
64 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 770 $43840 $21.08 0.5
65 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 760 $21480 $10.33 0.2
66 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 750 $40790 $19.61 0.5
67 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 740 $32790 $15.77 0.3
68 Construction Laborers 720 $31090 $14.95 0.8
69 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 710 $33330 $16.03 0.6
70 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 710 $58280 $28.02 0.4
71 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 690 $29370 $14.12 0.3
72 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 690 $19350 $9.31 0.3
73 Medical Assistants 690 $31730 $15.26 0.45
74 Packers and Packagers, Hand 670 $21410 $10.3 0.45
75 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 660 $60920 $29.29 0.4
76 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 650 $60570 $29.12 0.9
77 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 640 $20020 $9.62 0.3
78 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 640 $31350 $15.07 0.4
79 Security Guards 620 $29850 $14.35 0.7
80 Food Processing Workers, All Other 620 $25290 $12.16 0
81 Driver/Sales Workers 620 $31810 $15.29 0.3
82 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 600 $26390 $12.69 0.2
83 Tellers 600 $26850 $12.91 0.3
84 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 590 $28930 $13.91 0.4
85 Counter and Rental Clerks 570 $30120 $14.48 0.3
86 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 560 $35670 $17.15 0.3
87 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 540 $28420 $13.66 0.25
88 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 530 $65990 $31.73 0.3
89 Pharmacy Technicians 510 $27780 $13.36 0.25
90 Recreation Workers 500 $28870 $13.88 0.3
91 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 490 $271150 $130.36 0.2
92 Postal Service Mail Carriers 490 $50040 $24.06 0.15
93 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 490 $34290 $16.49 0.3
94 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 480 $23970 $11.53 0.2
95 Childcare Workers 480 $21300 $10.24 0.8
96 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 470 $41450 $19.93 0.2
97 Electricians 450 $48320 $23.23 0.4
98 Medical and Health Services Managers 430 $104330 $50.16 0.2
99 Pharmacists 410 $112720 $54.19 0.2
100 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 410 $27770 $13.35 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Salisbury Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,150 155,040
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,710 22,930
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 23,510 20,890
Sales and Related Occupations 34,360 19,260
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,080 10,870
Production Occupations 30,580 10,560
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 53,430 10,310
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,360 8,930
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,370 7,230
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,080 6,980
Retail Salespersons 26,400 6,930
Cashiers 21,590 5,470
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,450 5,440
Management Occupations 101,880 5,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations 41,610 5,330
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,440 4,980
Waiters and Waitresses 22,120 4,670
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,030 4,270
Protective Service Occupations 46,310 3,880
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,570 3,840
Registered Nurses 68,390 3,770
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 25,020 3,560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,550 3,320
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,800 2,770
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,170 2,380
Office Clerks, General 29,510 2,320
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,940 2,310
Nursing Assistants 27,610 2,250
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,290 2,240
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,880 2,090
Cooks, Restaurant 25,800 2,060
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,920 2,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,190 1,970
General and Operations Managers 103,270 1,890
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,400 1,860
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,860 1,800
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,390 1,780
Customer Service Representatives 30,890 1,770
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,560 1,650
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,780 1,620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,250 1,390
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,780 1,200
Personal Care Aides 23,360 1,190
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,710 1,190
Correctional Officers and Jailers 43,200 1,160
Food Preparation Workers 22,220 1,130
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 58,270 1,110
Bartenders 21,420 1,080
Medical Secretaries 32,960 1,040
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,300 980

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,150 155,040
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,710 22,930
Sales and Related Occupations 34,360 19,260
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,080 10,870
Production Occupations 30,580 10,560
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 53,430 10,310
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 32,360 8,930
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 44,370 7,230
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,080 6,980
Retail Salespersons 26,400 6,930
Personal Care and Service Occupations 27,450 5,440
Management Occupations 101,880 5,340
Construction and Extraction Occupations 41,610 5,330
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,440 4,980
Protective Service Occupations 46,310 3,880
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,570 3,840
Registered Nurses 68,390 3,770
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 25,020 3,560
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,550 3,320
Community and Social Service Occupations 40,800 2,770
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 25,170 2,380
Office Clerks, General 29,510 2,320
Nursing Assistants 27,610 2,250
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,290 2,240
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 35,880 2,090
Cooks, Restaurant 25,800 2,060
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,920 2,010
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 36,190 1,970
General and Operations Managers 103,270 1,890
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 39,860 1,800
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 51,390 1,780
Customer Service Representatives 30,890 1,770
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 28,560 1,650
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,780 1,620
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 78,250 1,390
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,780 1,200
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 30,710 1,190
Correctional Officers and Jailers 43,200 1,160
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 58,270 1,110
Medical Secretaries 32,960 1,040
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 71,300 980
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 34,820 940
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,410 930
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 56,330 910
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 56,200 900
Legal Occupations 73,790 850
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 45,360 820
Accountants and Auditors 66,180 790
Billing and Posting Clerks 34,880 780
Carpenters 35,950 770

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