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Goldsboro Employment

Employment and Industries in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Area

Goldsboro, North Carolina is home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The city is a tobacco market and includes manufacturing sectors such as furniture, textiles, automotive parts and food products. The primary fields of employment in Goldsboro are government, healthcare, educational services, accommodation and food services, social services and manufacturing. Management, professional and related occupations comprise 28% of the workforce. Sales and office occupations comprise 22% of the labor force. Service jobs provide 18% of the jobs in Goldsboro.

In Goldsboro, there are a number of jobs where the majority of the workers are college graduates including registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, social and human service assistants, child, family and school social workers; financial managers, sales managers, educational, vocational and school counselors; and pharmacists.

Notable information regarding Goldsboro, North Carolina: Regarding the adult residents, 17% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 81 (National average: 100). In 2009 the average earnings in Goldsboro was $24,000.

A list of notable job providers located in Goldsboro is provided below:

  • Southco Distributing Company
  • Wayne Health Corporation
  • Wayne Memorial Hospital Inc
  • Maxwell Farms Inc
  • R A Jeffreys Distributing
  • Simmons Inc, DS
  • Glenoit Universal, LTD
  • Wayne Oil Company, Inc
  • Wayne County Public Schools
  • Skill Creations, Inc
  • AP Exhaust Products, Inc
  • Maxwell Foods, Inc
  • Franklin Baking Company, LLC
  • Seegars Fence Company, Inc
  • Turkington USA LLC
  • Talton & Sons, Inc
  • UAG of Goldsboro, Inc

Helpful associations that are available to work with Goldsboro businesses include:

The Goldsboro News-Argus Online Edition provides readers with current information regarding the local business community.

Jobs in Goldsboro

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 40600 $36990 $17.78 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5820 $31270 $15.03 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 4360 $32640 $15.69 10.15
4 Production Occupations 4070 $31930 $15.35 5.85
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4000 $20610 $9.91 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 3620 $29500 $14.18 6.45
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3330 $38790 $18.65 6.15
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2870 $68520 $32.94 5.75
9 Healthcare Support Occupations 2390 $27320 $13.13 3.05
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1710 $38870 $18.69 3.8
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1650 $19220 $9.24 2.15
12 Retail Salespersons 1620 $24660 $11.86 3.1
13 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1240 $57390 $27.59 5.05
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1180 $36720 $17.65 4.4
15 Registered Nurses 1150 $56910 $27.36 1.9
16 Management Occupations 1120 $95910 $46.11 6.05
17 Cashiers 1080 $20700 $9.95 2.25
18 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 940 $22920 $11.02 3.7
19 Community and Social Service Occupations 920 $37620 $18.09 1.65
20 Office Clerks, General 900 $28050 $13.49 2
21 Protective Service Occupations 870 $36430 $17.51 2.25
22 Personal Care and Service Occupations 840 $22930 $11.03 4.1
23 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 820 $23910 $11.5 1.6
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 730 $25020 $12.03 1.2
25 Waiters and Waitresses 710 $18630 $8.95 1.6
26 Customer Service Representatives 700 $29460 $14.16 1.75
27 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 650 $37120 $17.85 1.2
28 Nursing Assistants 530 $23770 $11.43 1.05
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 530 $22860 $10.99 1.6
30 Packers and Packagers, Hand 530 $22040 $10.6 0.45
31 Home Health Aides 520 $21030 $10.11 0.7
32 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 500 $32370 $15.56 1.6
33 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 500 $40810 $19.62 1
34 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 420 $62910 $30.24 1
35 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 420 $27760 $13.35 0.3
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 410 $33850 $16.27 1.1
37 Cooks, Restaurant 400 $20540 $9.88 0.75
38 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 390 $34820 $16.74 0.9
39 Receptionists and Information Clerks 380 $25650 $12.33 0.7
40 General and Operations Managers 370 $104750 $50.36 1.4
41 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 350 $68680 $33.02 1.65
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 340 $32800 $15.77 0.6
43 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 310 $27640 $13.29 0.5
44 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 310 $48150 $23.15 1
45 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 280 $60310 $29 2.8
46 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 270 $58360 $28.06 0.4
47 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 260 $35400 $17.02 0.45
48 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 260 $28550 $13.72 0.35
49 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 260 $26010 $12.51 0.3
50 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 260 $40390 $19.42 0.5
51 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 250 $34960 $16.81 1.7
52 Billing and Posting Clerks 250 $30860 $14.84 0.35
53 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 230 $32660 $15.7 0.6
54 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 210 $62360 $29.98 0.7
55 Accountants and Auditors 210 $64100 $30.82 0.9
56 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 210 $37000 $17.79 0.3
57 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 210 $23890 $11.49 0.3
58 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 200 $61110 $29.38 0.9
59 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 190 $19170 $9.22 1
60 Construction Laborers 190 $25800 $12.4 0.8
61 Personal Care Aides 190 $20080 $9.66 1.3
62 Rehabilitation Counselors 180 $25940 $12.47 0.1
63 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $53700 $25.82 0.4
64 Food Preparation Workers 170 $21320 $10.25 0.6
65 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $23650 $11.37 0.8
66 Tellers 170 $25690 $12.35 0.3
67 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 160 $29930 $14.39 0.4
68 Dishwashers 160 $17850 $8.58 0.3
69 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $21680 $10.42 0.2
70 Social and Human Service Assistants 160 $27960 $13.44 0.3
71 Medical Assistants 150 $27990 $13.46 0.45
72 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 150 $38150 $18.34 0.2
73 Human Resources Specialists 150 $53540 $25.74 0.3
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 150 $63320 $30.44 0.3
75 Pharmacy Technicians 150 $28980 $13.93 0.25
76 Medical Secretaries 150 $29590 $14.23 0.4
77 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 140 $29390 $14.13 0.6
78 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 130 $41810 $20.1 0.2
79 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 $25450 $12.24 0.3
80 Parts Salespersons 130 $32130 $15.45 0.2
81 Driver/Sales Workers 130 $29950 $14.4 0.3
82 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 $27280 $13.12 0.3
83 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $49930 $24 0.15
84 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 120 $37100 $17.84 0.2
85 Computer User Support Specialists 120 $48480 $23.31 0.4
86 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 120 $38270 $18.4 0.1
87 Electricians 120 $41960 $20.17 0.4
88 Insurance Sales Agents 110 $48600 $23.37 0.3
89 Legal Occupations 110 $52460 $25.22 0.8
90 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $41900 $20.14 0.6
91 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 110 $45970 $22.1 0.5
92 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $45040 $21.65 0.1
93 Pharmacists 100 $128410 $61.74 0.2
94 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $29290 $14.08 0
95 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 100 $18560 $8.92 0.3
96 Firefighters 100 $40080 $19.27 0.2
97 Security Guards 100 $38710 $18.61 0.7
98 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $48530 $23.33 0.1
99 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 90 $39360 $18.92 0.2
100 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $56590 $27.21 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Goldsboro Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 36,990 40,600
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,270 5,820
Sales and Related Occupations 32,640 4,360
Production Occupations 31,930 4,070
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,610 4,000
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,500 3,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 38,790 3,330
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,520 2,870
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,320 2,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,870 1,710
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 19,220 1,650
Retail Salespersons 24,660 1,620
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,390 1,240
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,720 1,180
Registered Nurses 56,910 1,150
Management Occupations 95,910 1,120
Cashiers 20,700 1,080
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,920 940
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,620 920
Office Clerks, General 28,050 900
Protective Service Occupations 36,430 870
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,930 840
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 23,910 820
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,020 730
Waiters and Waitresses 18,630 710
Customer Service Representatives 29,460 700
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,120 650
Nursing Assistants 23,770 530
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,860 530
Packers and Packagers, Hand 22,040 530
Home Health Aides 21,030 520
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,370 500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,810 500
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,910 420
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 27,760 420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,850 410
Cooks, Restaurant 20,540 400
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,820 390
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,650 380
General and Operations Managers 104,750 370
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,680 350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,800 340
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 27,640 310
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,150 310
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 60,310 280
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 58,360 270
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 35,400 260
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 28,550 260
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 26,010 260
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,390 260

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 36,990 40,600
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,270 5,820
Sales and Related Occupations 32,640 4,360
Production Occupations 31,930 4,070
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,500 3,620
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 38,790 3,330
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,520 2,870
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,320 2,390
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 38,870 1,710
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,390 1,240
Construction and Extraction Occupations 36,720 1,180
Registered Nurses 56,910 1,150
Management Occupations 95,910 1,120
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,620 920
Office Clerks, General 28,050 900
Protective Service Occupations 36,430 870
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,020 730
Customer Service Representatives 29,460 700
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 37,120 650
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 32,370 500
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,810 500
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 62,910 420
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 27,760 420
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 33,850 410
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 34,820 390
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,650 380
General and Operations Managers 104,750 370
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,680 350
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 32,800 340
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 27,640 310
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 48,150 310
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 60,310 280
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 58,360 270
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 35,400 260
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 28,550 260
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 26,010 260
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,390 260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 34,960 250
Billing and Posting Clerks 30,860 250
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 32,660 230
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 62,360 210
Accountants and Auditors 64,100 210
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 37,000 210
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 61,110 200
Construction Laborers 25,800 190
Rehabilitation Counselors 25,940 180
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 53,700 170
Tellers 25,690 170
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 29,930 160
Social and Human Service Assistants 27,960 160

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