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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 1160870 $49600 $23.85 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 178480 $36750 $17.67 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 133910 $45870 $22.05 10.15
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 103640 $21840 $10.5 8.3
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 92310 $34700 $16.68 6.45
6 Production Occupations 83860 $36360 $17.48 5.85
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 79940 $76090 $36.58 5.05
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 60800 $80410 $38.66 5.75
9 Management Occupations 60520 $129950 $62.48 6.05
10 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 56780 $44170 $21.24 6.15
11 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 48080 $46810 $22.5 3.8
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 44390 $39500 $18.99 4.4
13 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 43500 $87210 $41.93 2.8
14 Retail Salespersons 39320 $26370 $12.68 3.1
15 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 36620 $18440 $8.87 2.15
16 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 30610 $25480 $12.25 3.7
17 Healthcare Support Occupations 29970 $27200 $13.08 3.05
18 Customer Service Representatives 29770 $36450 $17.53 1.75
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 29500 $24970 $12.01 4.1
20 Protective Service Occupations 27410 $37700 $18.13 2.25
21 Cashiers 26900 $19840 $9.54 2.25
22 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25630 $28480 $13.69 1.6
23 Registered Nurses 23030 $61660 $29.65 1.9
24 Office Clerks, General 21180 $31610 $15.2 2
25 Waiters and Waitresses 21020 $21910 $10.53 1.6
26 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 17600 $80420 $38.66 1.65
27 General and Operations Managers 17550 $137860 $66.28 1.4
28 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 17240 $79740 $38.34 1
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 17050 $24970 $12.01 1.2
30 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 16930 $42570 $20.47 1.2
31 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 15240 $35510 $17.07 1.6
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 13890 $23350 $11.23 1.6
33 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 13710 $52980 $25.47 1.7
34 Team Assemblers 13330 $33050 $15.89 0.75
35 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 11920 $58380 $28.07 1
36 Accountants and Auditors 11630 $78270 $37.63 0.9
37 Nursing Assistants 11410 $23600 $11.34 1.05
38 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 11320 $38800 $18.65 1.1
39 Community and Social Service Occupations 11150 $46230 $22.23 1.65
40 Cooks, Restaurant 10550 $23180 $11.14 0.75
41 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 10430 $46100 $22.16 1
42 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 10220 $40350 $19.4 0.9
43 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 9890 $61490 $29.56 0.6
44 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 9630 $76000 $36.54 0.7
45 Security Guards 9310 $26770 $12.87 0.7
46 Computer Systems Analysts 8930 $92880 $44.66 0.4
47 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 8530 $34680 $16.67 0.6
48 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 7940 $26780 $12.87 0.8
49 Receptionists and Information Clerks 7760 $28090 $13.5 0.7
50 Legal Occupations 7710 $102320 $49.19 0.8
51 Management Analysts 7490 $102750 $49.4 0.5
52 Software Developers, Applications 7480 $100400 $48.27 0.5
53 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 7330 $31530 $15.16 0.6
54 Financial Managers 7080 $154540 $74.3 0.4
55 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 7040 $32500 $15.63 0.4
56 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 7040 $44530 $21.41 0.5
57 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 6940 $58540 $28.14 0.4
58 Home Health Aides 6890 $19460 $9.36 0.7
59 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 6830 $32050 $15.41 0.35
60 Packers and Packagers, Hand 6800 $23060 $11.09 0.45
61 Computer User Support Specialists 6740 $54650 $26.27 0.4
62 Construction Laborers 6530 $27340 $13.14 0.8
63 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 6410 $51100 $24.57 0.45
64 Childcare Workers 5990 $22730 $10.93 0.8
65 Personal Care Aides 5510 $21510 $10.34 1.3
66 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 5390 $55810 $26.83 0.5
67 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 5330 $66720 $32.08 0.9
68 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 5270 $19720 $9.48 1
69 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 5250 $61710 $29.67 0.4
70 Human Resources Specialists 5000 $70390 $33.84 0.3
71 Loan Officers 4960 $74860 $35.99 0.2
72 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 4920 $37790 $18.17 0.3
73 Computer and Information Systems Managers 4800 $143110 $68.8 0.25
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 4710 $68190 $32.78 0.3
75 Helpers--Production Workers 4670 $25120 $12.07 0.3
76 Food Preparation Workers 4510 $22100 $10.63 0.6
77 Financial Analysts 4430 $92460 $44.45 0.2
78 Electricians 4240 $43490 $20.91 0.4
79 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 4180 $31630 $15.21 0.25
80 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 4130 $123110 $59.19 0.2
81 Lawyers 4030 $150880 $72.54 0.5
82 Firefighters 4030 $35840 $17.23 0.2
83 Billing and Posting Clerks 4020 $37030 $17.8 0.35
84 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 4010 $42630 $20.5 0.5
85 Medical Assistants 4010 $33330 $16.02 0.45
86 Driver/Sales Workers 4010 $31670 $15.23 0.3
87 Managers, All Other 3940 $129310 $62.17 0.65
88 Bill and Account Collectors 3920 $36810 $17.7 0.2
89 Machinists 3720 $42860 $20.61 0.3
90 Substitute Teachers 3700 $23900 $11.49 0
91 Counter and Rental Clerks 3620 $26560 $12.77 0.3
92 Construction Managers 3570 $96280 $46.29 0.2
93 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 3550 $41760 $20.08 0.3
94 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 3530 $20430 $9.82 0.25
95 Medical Secretaries 3530 $35120 $16.89 0.4
96 Carpenters 3530 $35060 $16.86 0.6
97 Software Developers, Systems Software 3520 $111030 $53.38 0.3
98 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 3500 $105110 $50.53 0.3
99 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 3490 $82180 $39.51 0.3
100 Bartenders 3360 $25630 $12.32 0.4
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Jobs More Common Near Charlotte Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 49,600 1,160,870
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,750 178,480
Sales and Related Occupations 45,870 133,910
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 21,840 103,640
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,700 92,310
Production Occupations 36,360 83,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 76,090 79,940
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 80,410 60,800
Management Occupations 129,950 60,520
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,170 56,780
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,810 48,080
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,500 44,390
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 87,210 43,500
Retail Salespersons 26,370 39,320
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,440 36,620
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,480 30,610
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,200 29,970
Customer Service Representatives 36,450 29,770
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,970 29,500
Protective Service Occupations 37,700 27,410
Cashiers 19,840 26,900
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,480 25,630
Registered Nurses 61,660 23,030
Office Clerks, General 31,610 21,180
Waiters and Waitresses 21,910 21,020
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 80,420 17,600
General and Operations Managers 137,860 17,550
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 79,740 17,240
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,970 17,050
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,570 16,930
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,510 15,240
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 23,350 13,890
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 52,980 13,710
Team Assemblers 33,050 13,330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,380 11,920
Accountants and Auditors 78,270 11,630
Nursing Assistants 23,600 11,410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,800 11,320
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,230 11,150
Cooks, Restaurant 23,180 10,550
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,100 10,430
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,350 10,220
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 61,490 9,890
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 76,000 9,630
Security Guards 26,770 9,310
Computer Systems Analysts 92,880 8,930
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,680 8,530
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,780 7,940
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,090 7,760
Legal Occupations 102,320 7,710

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 49,600 1,160,870
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 36,750 178,480
Sales and Related Occupations 45,870 133,910
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 34,700 92,310
Production Occupations 36,360 83,860
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 76,090 79,940
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 80,410 60,800
Management Occupations 129,950 60,520
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,170 56,780
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 46,810 48,080
Construction and Extraction Occupations 39,500 44,390
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 87,210 43,500
Retail Salespersons 26,370 39,320
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,480 30,610
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,200 29,970
Customer Service Representatives 36,450 29,770
Protective Service Occupations 37,700 27,410
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 28,480 25,630
Registered Nurses 61,660 23,030
Office Clerks, General 31,610 21,180
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 80,420 17,600
General and Operations Managers 137,860 17,550
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 79,740 17,240
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,570 16,930
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 35,510 15,240
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 52,980 13,710
Team Assemblers 33,050 13,330
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 58,380 11,920
Accountants and Auditors 78,270 11,630
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,800 11,320
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,230 11,150
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 46,100 10,430
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 40,350 10,220
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 61,490 9,890
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 76,000 9,630
Security Guards 26,770 9,310
Computer Systems Analysts 92,880 8,930
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 34,680 8,530
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,780 7,940
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,090 7,760
Legal Occupations 102,320 7,710
Management Analysts 102,750 7,490
Software Developers, Applications 100,400 7,480
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 31,530 7,330
Financial Managers 154,540 7,080
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 32,500 7,040
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 44,530 7,040
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 58,540 6,940
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 32,050 6,830
Computer User Support Specialists 54,650 6,740

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