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Fayetteville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Fayetteville, North Carolina Area

Fayetteville, North Carolina includes Fort Bragg, a U.S. Army post and Pope Air Force Base. Both facilities are major economic factors. Manufacturing, including power tools, tires and automotive products are significant economic components.

The primary employment sectors in Fayetteville include educational services, healthcare, accommodation and food services, construction, social assistance and the government.

Regarding the civilian population, 27% are employed in sales and office occupations, 19% are in professional and related occupations, 17% are working in production, transportation and material moving jobs and 10% are employed in management, business and financial operations. In addition, the Fayetteville workforce includes a large number of former military personnel.

Fayetteville includes a number of jobs where the majority of the workers have a college degree such as registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, computer specialists, social and human service assistants; child, family and school social workers; education administrators, and management analysts.

The top employers situated in the Fayetteville region:

  • Cumberland County Board of Education
  • Department of Defense
  • Cape Fear Valley Health Systems
  • Walmart
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Inc
  • Cumberland County
  • City of Fayetteville
  • State of North Carolina
  • US Postal Service
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Cingular Wireless, LLC
  • Army & Air Force Exchange Services
  • Fluor Daniel Services Corporation
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Purolator Filters, NA, LLC
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Activity (Army)
  • Food Lion, LLC
  • ITT Industries
  • MJ Soffe Co, Inc

The cost of living index in 2008 in the city was 81.9 which is lower than the nation's average of 100. Regarding the adult residents, 24% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2009 the average salary for Fayetteville workers was $34,000.

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Jobs in Fayetteville

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 125910 $41190 $19.8 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19460 $32640 $15.69 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 14300 $20340 $9.78 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 13890 $29430 $14.15 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10630 $39840 $19.15 6.15
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 9690 $80740 $38.82 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 8590 $31300 $15.05 6.45
8 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 6350 $18790 $9.03 2.15
9 Production Occupations 6260 $37390 $17.98 5.85
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 6190 $26080 $12.54 3.05
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6120 $71010 $34.14 5.05
12 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5670 $41290 $19.85 3.8
13 Retail Salespersons 5450 $23280 $11.19 3.1
14 Management Occupations 3980 $98690 $47.45 6.05
15 Cashiers 3820 $20060 $9.64 2.25
16 Office Clerks, General 3760 $27920 $13.42 2
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3740 $22950 $11.03 3.7
18 Protective Service Occupations 3580 $40040 $19.25 2.25
19 Construction and Extraction Occupations 3460 $38320 $18.42 4.4
20 Registered Nurses 3210 $64190 $30.86 1.9
21 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2800 $23640 $11.37 4.1
22 Waiters and Waitresses 2580 $19060 $9.16 1.6
23 Customer Service Representatives 2580 $31240 $15.02 1.75
24 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 2350 $74400 $35.77 2.8
25 Nursing Assistants 2000 $23200 $11.16 1.05
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 1920 $46220 $22.22 1.65
27 Home Health Aides 1890 $18730 $9 0.7
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1880 $25100 $12.07 1.2
29 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1810 $75820 $36.45 0.7
30 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1740 $27320 $13.13 1.6
31 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1690 $34950 $16.8 1.2
32 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1500 $22020 $10.59 1.6
33 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1350 $42290 $20.33 1
34 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1330 $32070 $15.42 1.6
35 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1330 $20480 $9.85 1
36 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1290 $43210 $20.77 0.5
37 General and Operations Managers 1260 $113310 $54.48 1.4
38 Cooks, Restaurant 1170 $20710 $9.95 0.75
39 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1170 $31900 $15.34 0.6
40 Substitute Teachers 1170 $23280 $11.19 0
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1150 $36300 $17.45 0.9
42 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1080 $34610 $16.64 1.1
43 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1070 $26170 $12.58 0.7
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1050 $48130 $23.14 1
45 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1020 $69950 $33.63 1.65
46 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 920 $45940 $22.09 0.45
47 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 880 $35550 $17.09 0.5
48 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 850 $33050 $15.89 0.6
49 Driver/Sales Workers 820 $23630 $11.36 0.3
50 Childcare Workers 800 $19690 $9.47 0.8
51 Firefighters 790 $30780 $14.8 0.2
52 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 780 $40210 $19.33 0.6
53 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 760 $70240 $33.77 0.9
54 Security Guards 760 $36210 $17.41 0.7
55 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 710 $25030 $12.04 0.3
56 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 660 $259370 $124.7 0.2
57 Medical Assistants 640 $28460 $13.68 0.45
58 Billing and Posting Clerks 630 $33070 $15.9 0.35
59 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 610 $49000 $23.56 1
60 Computer Occupations, All Other 610 $84970 $40.85 0.2
61 Management Analysts 600 $75480 $36.29 0.5
62 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 590 $58320 $28.04 0.4
63 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 590 $22780 $10.95 0.8
64 Accountants and Auditors 580 $68500 $32.93 0.9
65 Medical Secretaries 560 $27750 $13.34 0.4
66 Personal Care Aides 560 $19170 $9.22 1.3
67 Food Preparation Workers 530 $20270 $9.74 0.6
68 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 520 $43880 $21.1 0.2
69 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 490 $61640 $29.64 0.3
70 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 490 $18320 $8.81 0.3
71 Human Resources Specialists 470 $67040 $32.23 0.3
72 Legal Occupations 460 $64620 $31.07 0.8
73 Pharmacy Technicians 460 $32390 $15.57 0.25
74 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $23190 $11.15 0.3
75 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 450 $41580 $19.99 0.1
76 Logisticians 450 $84530 $40.64 0.1
77 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 440 $24820 $11.93 0.3
78 Computer User Support Specialists 430 $47330 $22.75 0.4
79 Education Administrators, All Other 420 $80220 $38.57 0
80 Electricians 410 $36660 $17.63 0.4
81 Dental Assistants 410 $36130 $17.37 0.2
82 Postal Service Mail Carriers 410 $49900 $23.99 0.15
83 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 410 $72780 $34.99 0.3
84 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 400 $50790 $24.42 0.1
85 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 390 $38350 $18.44 0.1
86 Team Assemblers 380 $24750 $11.9 0.75
87 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 380 $28920 $13.9 0.4
88 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 380 $29900 $14.38 0.35
89 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 370 $43770 $21.04 0.1
90 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $18960 $9.12 0.25
91 Pharmacists 360 $118730 $57.08 0.2
92 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 350 $20740 $9.97 0.3
93 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 340 $68840 $33.1 0.4
94 Dishwashers 340 $18980 $9.12 0.3
95 Bartenders 340 $18570 $8.93 0.4
96 Training and Development Specialists 340 $57360 $27.58 0.2
97 Tellers 330 $30810 $14.81 0.3
98 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 330 $45990 $22.11 0.05
99 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 $45480 $21.87 0.2
100 Medical and Health Services Managers 320 $112030 $53.86 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Fayetteville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,190 125,910
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,640 19,460
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,340 14,300
Sales and Related Occupations 29,430 13,890
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 39,840 10,630
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 80,740 9,690
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,300 8,590
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,790 6,350
Production Occupations 37,390 6,260
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,080 6,190
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,010 6,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,290 5,670
Retail Salespersons 23,280 5,450
Management Occupations 98,690 3,980
Cashiers 20,060 3,820
Office Clerks, General 27,920 3,760
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,950 3,740
Protective Service Occupations 40,040 3,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,320 3,460
Registered Nurses 64,190 3,210
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,640 2,800
Waiters and Waitresses 19,060 2,580
Customer Service Representatives 31,240 2,580
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,400 2,350
Nursing Assistants 23,200 2,000
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,220 1,920
Home Health Aides 18,730 1,890
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,100 1,880
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 75,820 1,810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,320 1,740
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,950 1,690
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,020 1,500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,290 1,350
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,070 1,330
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,480 1,330
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,210 1,290
General and Operations Managers 113,310 1,260
Cooks, Restaurant 20,710 1,170
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,900 1,170
Substitute Teachers 23,280 1,170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,300 1,150
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,610 1,080
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,170 1,070
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,130 1,050
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,950 1,020
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 45,940 920
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,550 880
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,050 850
Driver/Sales Workers 23,630 820
Childcare Workers 19,690 800

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 41,190 125,910
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 32,640 19,460
Sales and Related Occupations 29,430 13,890
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 39,840 10,630
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 80,740 9,690
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,300 8,590
Production Occupations 37,390 6,260
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,080 6,190
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 71,010 6,120
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,290 5,670
Management Occupations 98,690 3,980
Office Clerks, General 27,920 3,760
Protective Service Occupations 40,040 3,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,320 3,460
Registered Nurses 64,190 3,210
Customer Service Representatives 31,240 2,580
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 74,400 2,350
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,220 1,920
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,100 1,880
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 75,820 1,810
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 27,320 1,740
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 34,950 1,690
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 42,290 1,350
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,070 1,330
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,210 1,290
General and Operations Managers 113,310 1,260
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,900 1,170
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,300 1,150
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,610 1,080
Receptionists and Information Clerks 26,170 1,070
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,130 1,050
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 69,950 1,020
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 45,940 920
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 35,550 880
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 33,050 850
Firefighters 30,780 790
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 40,210 780
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 70,240 760
Security Guards 36,210 760
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 25,030 710
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 259,370 660
Medical Assistants 28,460 640
Billing and Posting Clerks 33,070 630
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 49,000 610
Computer Occupations, All Other 84,970 610
Management Analysts 75,480 600
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 58,320 590
Accountants and Auditors 68,500 580
Medical Secretaries 27,750 560
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 43,880 520

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