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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 356890 $42680 $20.52 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 59200 $34600 $16.63 14.8
3 Production Occupations 42150 $32780 $15.76 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 35720 $39930 $19.2 10.15
5 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 33700 $31990 $15.38 6.45
6 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 30700 $20490 $9.85 8.3
7 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 18600 $46190 $22.21 6.15
8 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 18280 $77860 $37.43 5.75
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 16120 $45210 $21.74 3.8
10 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 15540 $64490 $31 5.05
11 Management Occupations 14580 $121430 $58.38 6.05
12 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11670 $38670 $18.59 4.4
13 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 11580 $17980 $8.65 2.15
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 11460 $26020 $12.51 3.05
15 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 11380 $22880 $11 3.7
16 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 10960 $26480 $12.73 1.6
17 Retail Salespersons 10720 $27780 $13.36 3.1
18 Customer Service Representatives 9700 $33570 $16.14 1.75
19 Personal Care and Service Occupations 9050 $23510 $11.3 4.1
20 Cashiers 8720 $19410 $9.33 2.25
21 Protective Service Occupations 8060 $36540 $17.57 2.25
22 Office Clerks, General 7680 $28160 $13.54 2
23 Team Assemblers 6870 $29610 $14.24 0.75
24 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 6790 $44280 $21.29 1.2
25 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 6550 $76950 $37 2.8
26 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 6320 $21120 $10.16 1.6
27 Registered Nurses 6070 $63930 $30.74 1.9
28 Waiters and Waitresses 5820 $20770 $9.99 1.6
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 5070 $24710 $11.88 1.2
30 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 4790 $72300 $34.76 1.65
31 General and Operations Managers 4730 $136200 $65.48 1.4
32 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 4480 $34910 $16.78 1.6
33 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 4210 $72410 $34.81 1
34 Nursing Assistants 3910 $23620 $11.35 1.05
35 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3800 $39650 $19.06 0.9
36 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3620 $38210 $18.37 1.1
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3610 $53290 $25.62 1
38 Home Health Aides 3600 $20020 $9.63 0.7
39 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 3020 $52110 $25.05 1.7
40 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 3010 $45680 $21.96 1
41 Community and Social Service Occupations 2980 $43960 $21.13 1.65
42 Cooks, Restaurant 2930 $22190 $10.67 0.75
43 Security Guards 2930 $24670 $11.86 0.7
44 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 2800 $31450 $15.12 0.3
45 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 2730 $32270 $15.51 0.4
46 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2640 $29820 $14.34 0.6
47 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2620 $21060 $10.13 0.45
48 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2600 $28400 $13.65 0.7
49 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 2570 $53570 $25.75 0.4
50 Construction Laborers 2550 $31030 $14.92 0.8
51 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 2530 $34090 $16.39 0.6
52 Personal Care Aides 2490 $20800 $10 1.3
53 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 2400 $37270 $17.92 0.25
54 Accountants and Auditors 2370 $73630 $35.4 0.9
55 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2280 $56330 $27.08 0.6
56 Sewing Machine Operators 2270 $25630 $12.32 0.1
57 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2160 $18540 $8.91 1
58 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 2100 $27310 $13.13 0.8
59 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2010 $70140 $33.72 0.7
60 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1970 $66760 $32.09 0.9
61 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1930 $33130 $15.93 0.35
62 Childcare Workers 1900 $19400 $9.33 0.8
63 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 1870 $25500 $12.26 0.3
64 Helpers--Production Workers 1830 $25630 $12.32 0.3
65 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1770 $38060 $18.3 0.5
66 Computer User Support Specialists 1740 $46880 $22.54 0.4
67 Billing and Posting Clerks 1720 $33120 $15.93 0.35
68 Driver/Sales Workers 1710 $25720 $12.36 0.3
69 Human Resources Specialists 1680 $59380 $28.55 0.3
70 Medical Assistants 1610 $32850 $15.79 0.45
71 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1600 $46940 $22.57 0.45
72 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 1560 $49030 $23.57 0.2
73 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1370 $58980 $28.36 0.4
74 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 1360 $44900 $21.59 0.2
75 Bill and Account Collectors 1360 $33690 $16.2 0.2
76 Upholsterers 1360 $33690 $16.2 0
77 Firefighters 1320 $39020 $18.76 0.2
78 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1320 $65090 $31.29 0.3
79 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1310 $42250 $20.31 0.5
80 Financial Managers 1290 $137470 $66.09 0.4
81 Software Developers, Applications 1230 $99840 $48 0.5
82 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1230 $51210 $24.62 0.5
83 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 1220 $28150 $13.53 0.1
84 Counter and Rental Clerks 1210 $26490 $12.74 0.3
85 Parts Salespersons 1200 $30980 $14.89 0.2
86 Carpenters 1190 $35940 $17.28 0.6
87 Legal Occupations 1180 $79470 $38.21 0.8
88 Electricians 1170 $44050 $21.18 0.4
89 Food Preparation Workers 1150 $19190 $9.23 0.6
90 Pharmacy Technicians 1120 $27570 $13.25 0.25
91 Dishwashers 1110 $19100 $9.18 0.3
92 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1080 $21500 $10.34 0.2
93 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 1050 $27330 $13.14 0
94 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 1050 $18100 $8.7 0.25
95 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 1050 $37730 $18.14 0.2
96 Loan Officers 1020 $54810 $26.35 0.2
97 Computer Systems Analysts 1000 $90000 $43.27 0.4
98 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 990 $31210 $15.01 0.1
99 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 980 $68640 $33 0.35
100 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 970 $18340 $8.82 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Greensboro Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,680 356,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,600 59,200
Production Occupations 32,780 42,150
Sales and Related Occupations 39,930 35,720
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,990 33,700
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,490 30,700
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,190 18,600
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,860 18,280
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,210 16,120
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,490 15,540
Management Occupations 121,430 14,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,670 11,670
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 17,980 11,580
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,020 11,460
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 22,880 11,380
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,480 10,960
Retail Salespersons 27,780 10,720
Customer Service Representatives 33,570 9,700
Personal Care and Service Occupations 23,510 9,050
Cashiers 19,410 8,720
Protective Service Occupations 36,540 8,060
Office Clerks, General 28,160 7,680
Team Assemblers 29,610 6,870
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,280 6,790
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 76,950 6,550
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,120 6,320
Registered Nurses 63,930 6,070
Waiters and Waitresses 20,770 5,820
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,710 5,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,300 4,790
General and Operations Managers 136,200 4,730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,910 4,480
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 72,410 4,210
Nursing Assistants 23,620 3,910
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,650 3,800
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,210 3,620
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,290 3,610
Home Health Aides 20,020 3,600
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 52,110 3,020
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,680 3,010
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,960 2,980
Cooks, Restaurant 22,190 2,930
Security Guards 24,670 2,930
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 31,450 2,800
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 32,270 2,730
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,820 2,640
Packers and Packagers, Hand 21,060 2,620
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,400 2,600
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 53,570 2,570
Construction Laborers 31,030 2,550

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 42,680 356,890
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 34,600 59,200
Production Occupations 32,780 42,150
Sales and Related Occupations 39,930 35,720
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,990 33,700
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 46,190 18,600
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 77,860 18,280
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 45,210 16,120
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,490 15,540
Management Occupations 121,430 14,580
Construction and Extraction Occupations 38,670 11,670
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,020 11,460
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 26,480 10,960
Retail Salespersons 27,780 10,720
Customer Service Representatives 33,570 9,700
Protective Service Occupations 36,540 8,060
Office Clerks, General 28,160 7,680
Team Assemblers 29,610 6,870
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 44,280 6,790
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 76,950 6,550
Registered Nurses 63,930 6,070
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 72,300 4,790
General and Operations Managers 136,200 4,730
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,910 4,480
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 72,410 4,210
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 39,650 3,800
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 38,210 3,620
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 53,290 3,610
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 52,110 3,020
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 45,680 3,010
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,960 2,980
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 31,450 2,800
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 32,270 2,730
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,820 2,640
Receptionists and Information Clerks 28,400 2,600
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 53,570 2,570
Construction Laborers 31,030 2,550
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 34,090 2,530
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 37,270 2,400
Accountants and Auditors 73,630 2,370
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 56,330 2,280
Sewing Machine Operators 25,630 2,270
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 27,310 2,100
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 70,140 2,010
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 66,760 1,970
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 33,130 1,930
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 25,500 1,870
Helpers--Production Workers 25,630 1,830
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,060 1,770
Computer User Support Specialists 46,880 1,740

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