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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

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations60000$39,020$18.76100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations8350$32,950$15.8414.35
3Production Occupations7730$31,840$15.315.7
4Sales and Related Occupations7410$32,190$15.489.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7180$20,810$10.018.55
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations4480$45,480$21.866.05
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4100$30,080$14.466.55
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3930$64,940$31.225.8
9Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3040$18,690$8.992.3
10Retail Salespersons3030$23,040$11.082.85
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2350$42,140$20.263.8
12Healthcare Support Occupations2200$26,980$12.973
13Management Occupations2120$113,270$54.466.15
14Construction and Extraction Occupations2000$38,610$18.564.45
15Cashiers1880$19,440$9.352.2
16Personal Care and Service Occupations1640$22,760$10.944.3
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1600$24,910$11.983.65
18Business and Financial Operations Occupations1450$61,950$29.785.25
19Waiters and Waitresses1440$19,630$9.441.7
20Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1270$27,310$13.131.7
21Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1200$27,330$13.141.3
22Office Clerks, General1160$28,850$13.871.9
23Customer Service Representatives1150$31,900$15.341.75
24Registered Nurses920$64,450$30.991.95
25Computer and Mathematical Occupations860$77,230$37.132.9
26Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers840$26,130$12.560
27Nursing Assistants820$25,410$12.211
28Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers780$34,790$16.721.2
29General and Operations Managers770$124,350$59.781.5
30First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers760$39,040$18.771
31Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners740$22,860$10.991.55
32Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive690$33,920$16.311.5
33Helpers--Production Workers660$20,310$9.770.3
34Maintenance and Repair Workers, General650$39,320$18.90.9
35Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers650$32,420$15.590.3
36Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators610$31,100$14.950.35
37First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers580$36,240$17.420.6
38Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders560$24,300$11.680
39Receptionists and Information Clerks530$29,410$14.140.7
40Packers and Packagers, Hand530$23,500$11.30.45
41Architecture and Engineering Occupations520$75,140$36.121.7
42Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products520$91,210$43.850.9
43Cooks, Restaurant510$20,790$100.8
44Community and Social Service Occupations500$42,260$20.321.65
45Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders490$25,650$12.330.2
46Personal Care Aides470$20,470$9.841.5
47Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks470$36,170$17.391.05
48Phlebotomists440$27,800$13.370.1
49First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers440$54,140$26.030.4
50Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations420$54,520$26.211.8
51Home Health Aides390$19,860$9.550.7
52Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers390$24,870$11.960.8
53First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers390$57,480$27.630.95
54Food Preparation Workers380$20,410$9.810.6
55Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders380$26,960$12.960
56Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics370$39,090$18.790.5
57Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners370$22,920$11.020.9
58Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters340$41,530$19.970.3
59Medical Assistants340$32,710$15.720.45
60Dishwashers330$19,120$9.190.3
61Sales Representatives, Services, All Other330$45,430$21.840.6
62Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks320$34,500$16.590.4
63Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers300$28,630$13.760.6
64First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers290$56,430$27.130.4
65Childcare Workers280$20,950$10.070.8
66Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers280$47,940$23.050.4
67Accountants and Auditors280$66,930$32.180.9
68Sewing Machine Operators280$24,640$11.850.1
69Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders270$26,460$12.720
70Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic270$30,340$14.590.1
71Business Operations Specialists, All Other250$70,590$33.940.7
72Computer User Support Specialists240$57,380$27.580.4
73Insurance Sales Agents240$43,320$20.830.3
74Recreation Workers230$23,990$11.530.25
75Amusement and Recreation Attendants220$19,600$9.420.2
76Medical Secretaries210$30,640$14.730.4
77Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators210$36,510$17.550.2
78Industrial Machinery Mechanics200$49,900$23.990.2
79Pharmacy Technicians200$31,020$14.920.3
80Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education200$25,610$12.320.3
81Firefighters200$29,280$14.080.2
82Tellers200$31,340$15.070.3
83Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop190$18,080$8.690.3
84Electricians190$41,570$19.990.4
85First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers190$63,380$30.470.3
86Industrial Engineers180$73,340$35.260.2
87Carpenters180$34,610$16.640.7
88Postal Service Mail Carriers180$51,700$24.850.2
89Construction Laborers180$32,180$15.470.8
90Network and Computer Systems Administrators170$102,500$49.280.25
91First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors170$50,510$24.280
92Parts Salespersons170$29,140$14.010.2
93Human Resources Specialists160$58,130$27.950.35
94Bartenders150$19,170$9.220.4
95Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations150$66,510$31.980.8
96Computer Systems Analysts150$76,300$36.680.4
97Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers150$40,140$19.30.3
98Industrial Production Managers140$97,500$46.870.1
99Maintenance Workers, Machinery140$32,430$15.590.1
100Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers130$23,950$11.510.1
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Jobs More Common Near Burlington Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,02060,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,9508,350
Production Occupations$31,8407,730
Sales and Related Occupations$32,1907,410
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,8107,180
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,4804,480
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,0804,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,9403,930
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,6903,040
Retail Salespersons$23,0403,030
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,1402,350
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,9802,200
Management Occupations$113,2702,120
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,6102,000
Cashiers$19,4401,880
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,7601,640
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,9101,600
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,9501,450
Waiters and Waitresses$19,6301,440
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,3101,270
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,3301,200
Office Clerks, General$28,8501,160
Customer Service Representatives$31,9001,150
Registered Nurses$64,450920
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,230860
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$26,130840
Nursing Assistants$25,410820
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,790780
General and Operations Managers$124,350770
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,040760
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,860740
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,920690
Helpers--Production Workers$20,310660
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,320650
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$32,420650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$31,100610
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$36,240580
Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$24,300560
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,410530
Packers and Packagers, Hand$23,500530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,140520
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$91,210520
Cooks, Restaurant$20,790510
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,260500
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$25,650490
Personal Care Aides$20,470470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,170470
Phlebotomists$27,800440
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$54,140440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$54,520420

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$39,02060,000
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,9508,350
Production Occupations$31,8407,730
Sales and Related Occupations$32,1907,410
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$45,4804,480
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$30,0804,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$64,9403,930
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,1402,350
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,9802,200
Management Occupations$113,2702,120
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,6102,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,9501,450
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$27,3101,270
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,3301,200
Office Clerks, General$28,8501,160
Customer Service Representatives$31,9001,150
Registered Nurses$64,450920
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$77,230860
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$26,130840
Nursing Assistants$25,410820
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,790780
General and Operations Managers$124,350770
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,040760
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,920690
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,320650
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$32,420650
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$31,100610
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$36,240580
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,410530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,140520
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$91,210520
Community and Social Service Occupations$42,260500
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$25,650490
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,170470
Phlebotomists$27,800440
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$54,140440
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$54,520420
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$57,480390
Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders$26,960380
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$39,090370
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$41,530340
Medical Assistants$32,710340
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$45,430330
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$34,500320
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$28,630300
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$56,430290
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$47,940280
Accountants and Auditors$66,930280
Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders$26,460270
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic$30,340270

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