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Greensboro Employment

Employment and Industries in the Greensboro, North Carolina Area

Greensboro, North Carolina serves as a financial, retail and business hub for the region. Manufacturing is a major economic component. Industries such as furniture, textiles and tobacco have important roles in Greensboro's economy. Wholesale trade and the finance and insurance industries are also important to the economy.

Jobs are also provided by electronics companies such as AMP Inc., Analog Devices and RF Micro Devices. Workers are also employed in industries making products such as textiles, apparel, tobacco products, furniture, chemicals and electronic equipment. In addition, Proctor & Gamble makes numerous products in Greensboro.

Prominent companies headquartered in Greensboro include VF Corporation, International Textile Group, Lorillard Tobacco Company, Honda Aircraft Company, Mack Trucks, New Bridge Bank and Biscuitville. Foreign companies are also providing jobs in Greensboro such as Fuji Foods of Japan, Switzerland's Novartis, Sweden's Volvo Truck Corp., and Japan's Konica Manufacturing USA, Inc.

The following is a list of the major employers in Greensboro, North Carolina:

  • Guliford County Public Schools
  • Moses H. Cone Health System & Affiliates
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Guliford County
  • American Express
  • City of Greensboro
  • Volvo Trucks North America
  • Bank of America, N A
  • United Parcel Service
  • Lorillard Tobacco
  • Biscuitville
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co
  • Columbia Forest Products
  • Cone Mills Corporation
  • International Textile Group
  • Koury Corporation
  • Mid-Atlantic Freight
  • No Nonsense
  • The Fresh Market Inc
  • Unifi, Inc

The top nonagricultural job providing sectors:

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

Noteworthy information about Greensboro, North Carolina: For the population 25 years of age and older, 34% have achieved a bachelor's degree or better. In 2007 the estimated median household income in the city was $40,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 84.5 (national average: 100).

Businesses located in Greensboro, North Carolina may obtain information and assistance from organizations such as:

The News-Record.com is a good resource for staying current with the local business community.

Jobs in Greensboro

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations363510$43,310$20.82100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations58390$35,610$17.1214.35
3Production Occupations42800$33,950$16.325.7
4Sales and Related Occupations35740$38,690$18.69.9
5Transportation and Material Moving Occupations35730$32,750$15.746.55
6Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations31730$20,880$10.048.55
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations19910$47,000$22.66.05
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations17960$76,140$36.615.8
9Business and Financial Operations Occupations16640$66,340$31.895.25
10Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations16410$44,230$21.263.8
11Management Occupations15000$120,750$58.056.15
12Construction and Extraction Occupations12310$39,700$19.094.45
13Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand12300$26,770$12.871.7
14Healthcare Support Occupations11920$26,660$12.823
15Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food11670$18,490$8.892.3
16Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations11350$24,020$11.553.65
17Retail Salespersons10360$27,650$13.292.85
18Customer Service Representatives9580$33,900$16.31.75
19Cashiers9160$19,400$9.332.2
20Personal Care and Service Occupations8100$23,860$11.474.3
21Protective Service Occupations7560$38,800$18.652.2
22Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers7390$46,170$22.21.2
23Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers6750$29,460$14.160
24Computer and Mathematical Occupations6700$80,230$38.572.9
25Office Clerks, General6450$31,280$15.041.9
26Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners6170$22,470$10.81.55
27Registered Nurses6120$64,990$31.251.95
28Waiters and Waitresses6050$20,110$9.671.7
29Architecture and Engineering Occupations5890$75,800$36.441.7
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive5130$34,610$16.641.5
31General and Operations Managers4790$129,200$62.121.5
32Stock Clerks and Order Fillers4740$25,840$12.431.3
33Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks4320$38,400$18.461.05
34Maintenance and Repair Workers, General4070$39,350$18.920.9
35Nursing Assistants4050$24,440$11.751
36Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products3940$64,690$31.10.9
37First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers3730$54,680$26.290.95
38Cooks, Restaurant3650$22,550$10.840.8
39Home Health Aides3630$19,820$9.530.7
40Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations3130$51,380$24.71.8
41Community and Social Service Occupations3020$46,000$22.121.65
42Packers and Packagers, Hand2880$21,300$10.240.45
43Construction Laborers2840$32,480$15.610.8
44First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers2830$48,880$23.51
45Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks2750$32,110$15.440.4
46Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers2680$32,070$15.420.3
47Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers2620$34,840$16.750.6
48First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers2580$56,960$27.390.4
49Accountants and Auditors2570$80,370$38.640.9
50First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers2560$32,460$15.610.6
51Receptionists and Information Clerks2520$28,300$13.610.7
52Sales Representatives, Services, All Other2510$57,500$27.640.6
53Security Guards2340$25,740$12.370.7
54Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners2320$18,990$9.130.9
55Sewing Machine Operators2200$27,030$130.1
56Helpers--Production Workers2190$25,860$12.430.3
57Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers2120$29,350$14.110.8
58Upholsterers2020$33,840$16.270
59Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics1950$37,270$17.920.5
60Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators1940$32,440$15.590.35
61Bus Drivers, School or Special Client1930$26,610$12.790.3
62Human Resources Specialists1830$58,880$28.310.35
63Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations1820$66,130$31.790.8
64Business Operations Specialists, All Other1810$71,310$34.280.7
65Billing and Posting Clerks1770$34,310$16.50.3
66Personal Care Aides1770$20,830$10.011.5
67Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers1730$49,000$23.560.4
68First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers1720$57,890$27.830.4
69Medical Assistants1690$32,670$15.710.45
70Driver/Sales Workers1580$25,080$12.060.3
71Childcare Workers1570$19,670$9.460.8
72Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders1570$41,000$19.710.2
73First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors1560$52,970$25.470
74Computer User Support Specialists1500$47,870$23.020.4
75Industrial Machinery Mechanics1480$50,750$24.40.2
76Firefighters1400$41,870$20.130.2
77First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers1350$63,820$30.680.3
78Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders1330$27,450$13.20
79Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1320$30,510$14.670.1
80Financial Managers1300$145,970$70.180.4
81Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1300$42,020$20.20.5
82Computer Systems Analysts1280$92,150$44.30.4
83Counter and Rental Clerks1280$27,930$13.430.3
84Software Developers, Applications1280$98,970$47.580.55
85Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants1250$52,440$25.210.35
86Bill and Account Collectors1240$34,020$16.360.2
87Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers1230$43,880$21.10.2
88Legal Occupations1230$72,730$34.960.8
89Carpenters1220$36,320$17.460.7
90Electricians1200$44,030$21.170.4
91Industrial Engineers1200$84,180$40.470.2
92Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists1200$66,690$32.060.4
93Food Preparation Workers1190$19,920$9.580.6
94Pharmacy Technicians1150$27,070$13.020.3
95Loan Officers1130$56,350$27.090.2
96Dishwashers1100$19,300$9.280.3
97Amusement and Recreation Attendants1080$18,510$8.90.2
98Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop1060$18,690$8.980.3
99Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1040$32,030$15.40.1
100Insurance Sales Agents1020$53,990$25.960.3
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Jobs More Common Near Greensboro Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,310363,510
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,61058,390
Production Occupations$33,95042,800
Sales and Related Occupations$38,69035,740
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,75035,730
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,88031,730
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,00019,910
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$76,14017,960
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,34016,640
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,23016,410
Management Occupations$120,75015,000
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,70012,310
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,77012,300
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,66011,920
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,49011,670
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,02011,350
Retail Salespersons$27,65010,360
Customer Service Representatives$33,9009,580
Cashiers$19,4009,160
Personal Care and Service Occupations$23,8608,100
Protective Service Occupations$38,8007,560
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,1707,390
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,4606,750
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$80,2306,700
Office Clerks, General$31,2806,450
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,4706,170
Registered Nurses$64,9906,120
Waiters and Waitresses$20,1106,050
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,8005,890
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,6105,130
General and Operations Managers$129,2004,790
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,8404,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,4004,320
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,3504,070
Nursing Assistants$24,4404,050
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,6903,940
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,6803,730
Cooks, Restaurant$22,5503,650
Home Health Aides$19,8203,630
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,3803,130
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,0003,020
Packers and Packagers, Hand$21,3002,880
Construction Laborers$32,4802,840
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$48,8802,830
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,1102,750
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$32,0702,680
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$34,8402,620
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$56,9602,580
Accountants and Auditors$80,3702,570
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,4602,560

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$43,310363,510
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$35,61058,390
Production Occupations$33,95042,800
Sales and Related Occupations$38,69035,740
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,75035,730
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$47,00019,910
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$76,14017,960
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,34016,640
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,23016,410
Management Occupations$120,75015,000
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,70012,310
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$26,77012,300
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,66011,920
Retail Salespersons$27,65010,360
Customer Service Representatives$33,9009,580
Protective Service Occupations$38,8007,560
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$46,1707,390
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$29,4606,750
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$80,2306,700
Office Clerks, General$31,2806,450
Registered Nurses$64,9906,120
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$75,8005,890
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,6105,130
General and Operations Managers$129,2004,790
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$25,8404,740
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$38,4004,320
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$39,3504,070
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$64,6903,940
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$54,6803,730
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$51,3803,130
Community and Social Service Occupations$46,0003,020
Construction Laborers$32,4802,840
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$48,8802,830
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$32,1102,750
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$32,0702,680
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$34,8402,620
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$56,9602,580
Accountants and Auditors$80,3702,570
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$32,4602,560
Receptionists and Information Clerks$28,3002,520
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$57,5002,510
Security Guards$25,7402,340
Sewing Machine Operators$27,0302,200
Helpers--Production Workers$25,8602,190
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$29,3502,120
Upholsterers$33,8402,020
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,2701,950
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$32,4401,940
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$26,6101,930
Human Resources Specialists$58,8801,830

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