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Burlington Employment

Employment and Industries in the Burlington, North Carolina Area

LabCorp, one of the world's largest clinical laboratory companies has it's headquarters and several testing facilities located in Burlington, North Carolina. The company is also one of the region's largest employers. The city is also home to the operations headquarters of Gold Toe Brands, a manufacturer of socks. GMW produces products for a variety of local firms as well as for clients all over the nation. Jobs are also provided by manufacturing industries such as chemicals, electronic equipment, machinery and plastics.

Details about Burlington, North Carolina: In 2007 the estimated median household income in Burlington was $37,000. In Burlington 22% of the adult residents have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. The cost of living in 2008 in the city was 84.9 (nation's average: 100).

Burlington has numerous occupations primarily filled by those with college degrees including registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, teachers, medical and clinical laboratory technologists, computer applications software engineers, computer systems analysts, financial managers, and computer and information systems managers.

The top employers located in Burlington, North Carolina:

  • Alamance-Burlington School System
  • Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Alamance Regional Medical Center, Inc
  • Elon University
  • Alamance County Government
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • City of Burlington
  • Alamance Community College
  • Honda Power Equipment Mfg
  • GKN Driveline North America
  • Glen Raven
  • Murkel Enterprises
  • Copland Industries, Inc
  • Kernodle Clinic, Inc
  • Oak White Manor Inc
  • Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc
  • National Spinning Co, Inc
  • Culp, Inc
  • Burlington Industries, Inc
  • Great American Knitting Mills

Major job providing segments in Burlington, North Carolina:

  • Manufacturing
  • Information
  • Government
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Social assistance
  • Textile mills and textile products
  • Accommodation and food services

Burlington businesses can team up with helpful associations such as:

Burlington Times News is a good resource for those interested in keeping current with Burlington business and industry activities.

Jobs in Burlington

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 59210 $38150 $18.34 100
2 Production Occupations 8390 $29860 $14.36 5.85
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7940 $33330 $16.03 14.8
4 Sales and Related Occupations 7160 $31800 $15.29 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 6910 $20760 $9.98 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 4490 $64690 $31.1 5.75
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 4230 $44340 $21.32 6.15
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3310 $28900 $13.9 6.45
9 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3120 $18460 $8.87 2.15
10 Retail Salespersons 2940 $23070 $11.09 3.1
11 Healthcare Support Occupations 2600 $26110 $12.55 3.05
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2390 $40590 $19.51 3.8
13 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2100 $35970 $17.29 4.4
14 Management Occupations 2030 $109370 $52.58 6.05
15 Cashiers 1910 $20440 $9.83 2.25
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1610 $21580 $10.38 4.1
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1420 $24370 $11.72 3.7
18 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1380 $62820 $30.2 5.05
19 Waiters and Waitresses 1370 $20200 $9.71 1.6
20 Customer Service Representatives 1240 $31790 $15.29 1.75
21 Office Clerks, General 1150 $30290 $14.56 2
22 Helpers--Production Workers 1110 $19300 $9.28 0.3
23 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1090 $25740 $12.38 1.2
24 Nursing Assistants 1070 $23890 $11.49 1.05
25 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 1030 $40160 $19.31 0.1
26 Team Assemblers 980 $24390 $11.73 0.75
27 Protective Service Occupations 980 $40920 $19.67 2.25
28 Registered Nurses 970 $64240 $30.89 1.9
29 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 820 $24590 $11.82 1.6
30 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 780 $34450 $16.56 0.9
31 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 760 $40990 $19.71 1
32 General and Operations Managers 710 $114330 $54.97 1.4
33 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 700 $35750 $17.19 1.2
34 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 640 $24340 $11.7 0
35 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 630 $33040 $15.89 1.6
36 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 630 $74180 $35.66 2.8
37 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 630 $28640 $13.77 0.3
38 Phlebotomists 580 $27960 $13.44 0.1
39 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 580 $64440 $30.98 0.1
40 Cooks, Restaurant 560 $20690 $9.95 0.75
41 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 560 $35990 $17.3 1.1
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $36510 $17.55 0.6
43 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 550 $22830 $10.98 1.6
44 Packers and Packagers, Hand 530 $23480 $11.29 0.45
45 Community and Social Service Occupations 510 $39370 $18.93 1.65
46 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 470 $74390 $35.76 1.65
47 Receptionists and Information Clerks 470 $28270 $13.59 0.7
48 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 460 $36610 $17.6 0.1
49 Home Health Aides 460 $20190 $9.7 0.7
50 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 450 $80620 $38.76 1
51 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 440 $24750 $11.9 0
52 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 410 $24180 $11.62 0.8
53 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 410 $39260 $18.88 0.5
54 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 410 $54990 $26.44 0.4
55 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 400 $54130 $26.03 1
56 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 370 $33180 $15.95 0.4
57 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 360 $21090 $10.14 1
58 Personal Care Aides 350 $19030 $9.15 1.3
59 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 350 $25030 $12.03 0.25
60 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 330 $25700 $12.36 0
61 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 330 $49270 $23.69 1.7
62 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 320 $51730 $24.87 0.6
63 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 310 $46760 $22.48 0.45
64 Recreation Workers 290 $23110 $11.11 0.3
65 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 290 $28430 $13.67 0.6
66 Childcare Workers 270 $19090 $9.18 0.8
67 Accountants and Auditors 270 $67800 $32.6 0.9
68 Construction Laborers 260 $29650 $14.26 0.8
69 Food Preparation Workers 260 $20330 $9.77 0.6
70 Medical Assistants 250 $31600 $15.19 0.45
71 Sewing Machine Operators 250 $22720 $10.92 0.1
72 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 250 $30920 $14.87 0.35
73 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 230 $40290 $19.37 0.3
74 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 230 $35710 $17.17 0.2
75 Firefighters 230 $28690 $13.8 0.2
76 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $19770 $9.5 0.2
77 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 230 $54930 $26.41 0.4
78 Pharmacy Technicians 210 $32220 $15.49 0.25
79 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 210 $49410 $23.75 0.2
80 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 200 $64790 $31.15 0.3
81 Industrial Engineers 190 $75260 $36.18 0.2
82 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 190 $17810 $8.56 0.25
83 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $21930 $10.54 0.3
84 Insurance Sales Agents 180 $43850 $21.08 0.3
85 Dishwashers 180 $19530 $9.39 0.3
86 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 170 $68540 $32.95 0.9
87 Billing and Posting Clerks 170 $34150 $16.42 0.35
88 Tellers 170 $30140 $14.49 0.3
89 Postal Service Mail Carriers 170 $51970 $24.99 0.15
90 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 160 $45280 $21.77 0.5
91 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 160 $23540 $11.32 0.1
92 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 160 $25320 $12.17 0.3
93 Electricians 160 $40150 $19.3 0.4
94 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $22280 $10.71 0
95 Human Resources Specialists 150 $52040 $25.02 0.3
96 Pharmacists 140 $127810 $61.45 0.2
97 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 140 $52480 $25.23 0.5
98 Dental Hygienists 130 $71990 $34.61 0.1
99 Medical and Health Services Managers 130 $112490 $54.08 0.2
100 Carpenters 130 $34270 $16.47 0.6
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Jobs More Common Near Burlington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,150 59,210
Production Occupations 29,860 8,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,330 7,940
Sales and Related Occupations 31,800 7,160
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,760 6,910
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,690 4,490
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,340 4,230
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,900 3,310
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,460 3,120
Retail Salespersons 23,070 2,940
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,110 2,600
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,590 2,390
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,970 2,100
Management Occupations 109,370 2,030
Cashiers 20,440 1,910
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,580 1,610
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,370 1,420
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,820 1,380
Waiters and Waitresses 20,200 1,370
Customer Service Representatives 31,790 1,240
Office Clerks, General 30,290 1,150
Helpers--Production Workers 19,300 1,110
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,740 1,090
Nursing Assistants 23,890 1,070
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40,160 1,030
Team Assemblers 24,390 980
Protective Service Occupations 40,920 980
Registered Nurses 64,240 970
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 24,590 820
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,450 780
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,990 760
General and Operations Managers 114,330 710
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,750 700
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 24,340 640
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,040 630
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,180 630
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 28,640 630
Phlebotomists 27,960 580
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 64,440 580
Cooks, Restaurant 20,690 560
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,990 560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,510 560
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,830 550
Packers and Packagers, Hand 23,480 530
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,370 510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,390 470
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,270 470
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 36,610 460
Home Health Aides 20,190 460
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80,620 450

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,150 59,210
Production Occupations 29,860 8,390
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,330 7,940
Sales and Related Occupations 31,800 7,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 64,690 4,490
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,340 4,230
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,900 3,310
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,110 2,600
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,590 2,390
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,970 2,100
Management Occupations 109,370 2,030
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 62,820 1,380
Customer Service Representatives 31,790 1,240
Office Clerks, General 30,290 1,150
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,740 1,090
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40,160 1,030
Protective Service Occupations 40,920 980
Registered Nurses 64,240 970
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,450 780
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,990 760
General and Operations Managers 114,330 710
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 35,750 700
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 33,040 630
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,180 630
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 28,640 630
Phlebotomists 27,960 580
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 64,440 580
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,990 560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 36,510 560
Community and Social Service Occupations 39,370 510
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 74,390 470
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,270 470
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 36,610 460
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 80,620 450
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 39,260 410
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 54,990 410
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 54,130 400
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 33,180 370
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 25,030 350
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders 25,700 330
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 49,270 330
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 51,730 320
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 46,760 310
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 28,430 290
Accountants and Auditors 67,800 270
Construction Laborers 29,650 260
Medical Assistants 31,600 250
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 30,920 250
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40,290 230
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 35,710 230

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