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Charlotte Employment

Employment and Industries in the Charlotte, North Carolina Area

Charlotte, North Carolina is a prominent distribution and wholesale center. Charlotte is also a major financial center and is home to Bank of America, one of the country's largest financial institutions. In addition, it's home to the east coast headquarters of Wachovia. The city also includes significant operations for regional banks and financial services firms. In addition, a large number of Fortune 500 companies and a large number of foreign owned companies have facilities in the city.

Charlotte has a large number of manufacturing companies. Charlotte is home to industries such as metal working, microelectronics, research and development, vehicle assembly and high technology. Charlotte has also attracted defense related industries. The Charlotte area includes facilities of four of the top ten defense-related companies. In addition, over 40 biotech firms and a number of optoelectronic facilities are situated in Charlotte.

The city is also a major center for the nation's motor sports industry. NASCAR has numerous offices in and nearby Charlotte.

Accolades for Charlotte, North Carolina: The city was selected by relocate-America.com as the best place to live in America. Charlotte was ranked #8 in CNNMoney.com's list of 100 best places to live and launch. Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Charlotte #5 in their list of the top 20 large cities in which to own a business.

Notable details about Charlotte, North Carolina: In Charlotte, 36% of the adult residents have achieved a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the estimated median household income was $53,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 85.3. The country's average is 100.

The significant job providers in Charlotte North Carolina:

  • Wachovia Corporation
  • Carolinas Healthcare System
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Bank of America
  • City of Charlotte
  • Duke Energy
  • US Airways
  • Presbyterian Healthcare/Novant Health
  • Mecklenburg County
  • Excel Staffing Services of Charlotte, Inc
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Continental Tire North America
  • Muzak
  • Belk
  • Harris Teeter
  • Meineke Car Care Centers
  • Lance, Inc
  • Carlisle Companies
  • Lending Tree
  • Food Lion

Charlotte includes the headquarters of Fortune 500 companies including:

  • Bank of America
  • Nucor
  • Duke Energy
  • Sonic Automotive
  • Family Dollar
  • Goodrich Corporation
  • SPX Corporation

Charlotte's major nonagricultural employment segments:

  • Trade, transportation and utilities
  • Professional and business services
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Leisure and hospitality
  • Financial activities

Helpful organizations that are available to work with Charlotte companies include:

Charlotte Business Journal provides readers with current information regarding the local business community.

Jobs in Charlotte

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations1186840$50,150$24.11100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations182520$37,470$18.0214.35
3Sales and Related Occupations134290$45,210$21.749.9
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations108400$21,890$10.538.55
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations99450$34,760$16.716.55
6Business and Financial Operations Occupations80420$77,830$37.425.25
7Production Occupations78970$37,150$17.865.7
8Management Occupations62550$131,530$63.246.15
9Education, Training, and Library Occupations58640$44,290$21.296.05
10Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations58420$78,850$37.915.8
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations50900$47,890$23.033.8
12Computer and Mathematical Occupations47600$90,170$43.352.9
13Construction and Extraction Occupations47290$41,100$19.764.45
14Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food38430$18,820$9.052.3
15Retail Salespersons37810$25,810$12.412.85
16Personal Care and Service Occupations32230$25,890$12.454.3
17Customer Service Representatives31840$36,720$17.651.75
18Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations31230$26,320$12.653.65
19Healthcare Support Occupations29970$28,740$13.823
20Cashiers28630$19,980$9.62.2
21Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand28020$28,530$13.721.7
22Protective Service Occupations26240$39,860$19.172.2
23Office Clerks, General22160$32,280$15.521.9
24Waiters and Waitresses22010$20,700$9.951.7
25Registered Nurses20980$62,390$301.95
26Stock Clerks and Order Fillers17850$25,900$12.451.3
27Architecture and Engineering Occupations17740$81,340$39.111.7
28General and Operations Managers17220$139,990$67.31.5
29Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers16780$42,660$20.511.2
30Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products16630$76,810$36.930.9
31Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive14720$36,600$17.591.5
32Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers14000$32,910$15.820
33Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations13710$55,280$26.581.8
34Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners13560$24,290$11.681.55
35Cooks, Restaurant12470$23,660$11.370.8
36First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers12150$59,790$28.750.95
37Accountants and Auditors11940$79,590$38.270.9
38Community and Social Service Occupations11750$46,400$22.311.65
39Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks11440$39,580$19.031.05
40Nursing Assistants11070$24,120$11.591
41Computer Systems Analysts10520$94,200$45.290.4
42Sales Representatives, Services, All Other10510$61,610$29.620.6
43Maintenance and Repair Workers, General10350$40,800$19.620.9
44First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers10340$46,340$22.281
45Software Developers, Applications9300$105,890$50.910.55
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers8930$35,500$17.070.6
47Business Operations Specialists, All Other8850$79,680$38.310.7
48Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers8230$27,510$13.230.8
49Packers and Packagers, Hand8230$23,510$11.30.45
50Security Guards8040$28,360$13.640.7
51First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers7820$60,840$29.250.4
52Financial Managers7690$155,120$74.580.4
53Receptionists and Information Clerks7690$28,460$13.680.7
54Legal Occupations7600$101,670$48.880.8
55Management Analysts7420$98,340$47.280.5
56Construction Laborers7340$29,420$14.140.8
57Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers7220$33,050$15.890.6
58Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators7210$32,600$15.670.35
59Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics7040$43,640$20.980.5
60Computer User Support Specialists6980$57,240$27.520.4
61Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers6730$53,310$25.630.4
62Personal Care Aides6630$22,410$10.781.5
63Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks6610$34,370$16.520.4
64Home Health Aides6400$20,420$9.820.7
65Childcare Workers5880$23,270$11.190.8
66Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations5810$66,140$31.80.8
67Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners5700$20,750$9.980.9
68Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants5320$56,960$27.380.35
69Human Resources Specialists5270$71,650$34.450.35
70Loan Officers5250$75,290$36.20.2
71Computer and Information Systems Managers5170$144,680$69.560.2
72Financial Analysts5090$89,880$43.210.2
73First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers5060$63,610$30.580.4
74Food Preparation Workers5040$22,870$110.6
75Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents4980$94,780$45.570.2
76First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers4800$69,340$33.340.3
77Electricians4750$45,210$21.740.4
78First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors4740$55,520$26.690
79Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers4590$38,570$18.540.3
80Managers, All Other4440$131,390$63.170.6
81Medical Assistants4430$33,830$16.260.45
82Helpers--Production Workers4380$24,690$11.870.3
83Firefighters4280$36,680$17.640.2
84Insurance Sales Agents4110$73,640$35.410.3
85Billing and Posting Clerks4000$37,190$17.880.3
86Amusement and Recreation Attendants3980$20,550$9.880.2
87Machinists3980$44,000$21.160.25
88Lawyers3960$148,130$71.220.5
89Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders3920$34,570$16.620.2
90Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education3840$28,670$13.780.3
91Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop3820$20,960$10.080.3
92Carpenters3790$36,050$17.330.7
93Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses3740$43,500$20.910.5
94Counter and Rental Clerks3730$25,050$12.040.3
95Bill and Account Collectors3690$36,510$17.550.2
96Loan Interviewers and Clerks3660$41,360$19.890.15
97Network and Computer Systems Administrators3650$84,200$40.480.25
98Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products3650$92,950$44.690.2
99Substitute Teachers3640$23,530$11.310
100Construction Managers3610$103,870$49.940.3
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Jobs More Common Near Charlotte Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$50,1501,186,840
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,470182,520
Sales and Related Occupations$45,210134,290
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$21,890108,400
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,76099,450
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$77,83080,420
Production Occupations$37,15078,970
Management Occupations$131,53062,550
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$44,29058,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,85058,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,89050,900
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$90,17047,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,10047,290
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,82038,430
Retail Salespersons$25,81037,810
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,89032,230
Customer Service Representatives$36,72031,840
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,32031,230
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,74029,970
Cashiers$19,98028,630
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,53028,020
Protective Service Occupations$39,86026,240
Office Clerks, General$32,28022,160
Waiters and Waitresses$20,70022,010
Registered Nurses$62,39020,980
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,90017,850
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$81,34017,740
General and Operations Managers$139,99017,220
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,66016,780
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$76,81016,630
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,60014,720
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,91014,000
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$55,28013,710
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,29013,560
Cooks, Restaurant$23,66012,470
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,79012,150
Accountants and Auditors$79,59011,940
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,40011,750
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,58011,440
Nursing Assistants$24,12011,070
Computer Systems Analysts$94,20010,520
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$61,61010,510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,80010,350
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,34010,340
Software Developers, Applications$105,8909,300
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,5008,930
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$79,6808,850
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,5108,230
Packers and Packagers, Hand$23,5108,230
Security Guards$28,3608,040

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$50,1501,186,840
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,470182,520
Sales and Related Occupations$45,210134,290
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$34,76099,450
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$77,83080,420
Production Occupations$37,15078,970
Management Occupations$131,53062,550
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$44,29058,640
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$78,85058,420
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$47,89050,900
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$90,17047,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations$41,10047,290
Retail Salespersons$25,81037,810
Personal Care and Service Occupations$25,89032,230
Customer Service Representatives$36,72031,840
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$26,32031,230
Healthcare Support Occupations$28,74029,970
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$28,53028,020
Protective Service Occupations$39,86026,240
Office Clerks, General$32,28022,160
Registered Nurses$62,39020,980
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,90017,850
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$81,34017,740
General and Operations Managers$139,99017,220
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$42,66016,780
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$76,81016,630
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$36,60014,720
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,91014,000
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$55,28013,710
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$59,79012,150
Accountants and Auditors$79,59011,940
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,40011,750
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$39,58011,440
Computer Systems Analysts$94,20010,520
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$61,61010,510
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$40,80010,350
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$46,34010,340
Software Developers, Applications$105,8909,300
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$35,5008,930
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$79,6808,850
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$27,5108,230
Security Guards$28,3608,040
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$60,8407,820
Financial Managers$155,1207,690
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,4607,690
Legal Occupations$101,6707,600
Management Analysts$98,3407,420
Construction Laborers$29,4207,340
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$33,0507,220
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,6007,210

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