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Greenville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Greenville, North Carolina Area

Greenville, North Carolina is the retail hub of the eastern portion of the state. The city includes a diversified manufacturing base. The primary manufactured goods are textiles, apparel, pharmaceuticals, machinery, factored metals and transportation equipment. Pitt County Memorial Hospital and East Carolina University are major employers. In addition, Greenville has been ranked #2 by Forbes Magazine for "Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers".

Greenville's primary manufacturing companies are shown below:

  • DSM - Chemicals
  • NACCO Materials Handling Group - Lift Trucks
  • ASMO Greenville of North Carolina - Small electric motors
  • Grady-White - Fiberglass boats
  • Karastan-Mohawk - Carpet Yarn
  • Attends Healthcare Products - Paper products
  • Metrics Inc - Pharmaceuticals
  • The Hammock Source - Canvas products, hammocks
  • NC Asahi - Windshield wiper linkages
  • Harper Brush Works - Brushes

The top non-manufacturing employers located in Greenville, North Carolina:

  • Pitt County Memorial Hospital - Healthcare
  • East Carolina University
  • Pitt County Public Schools - Education
  • Pitt County - Government
  • Pitt Community College - Education
  • City of Greenville - Government
  • Physicians East - Medical care
  • Greenville Utilities Commission - Public utilities
  • Walmart - Department stores
  • Convergys - Customer service center

Greenville's leading job providing segments:

  • Educational services
  • Healthcare
  • Accommodation and food services
  • Social assistance
  • Construction
  • Professional, scientific and technical services

Noteworthy details about Greenville, North Carolina: Regarding the adult residents, 34% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2007 the city had an estimated median household income of $32,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 86.4 which is less than the country's average of 100.

Greenville businesses have opportunities to collaborate with the helpful organizations shown below:

Those interested in learning about local business and industry activities may want to read the local newspaper the Daily Reflector.

Jobs in Greenville

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations74540$44,110$21.21100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations11540$32,290$15.5314.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations9040$20,630$9.928.55
4Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations8640$67,100$32.265.8
5Sales and Related Occupations7940$31,980$15.389.9
6Education, Training, and Library Occupations6780$68,780$33.076.05
7Registered Nurses4150$61,060$29.361.95
8Healthcare Support Occupations3880$26,580$12.783
9Production Occupations3820$38,610$18.565.7
10Transportation and Material Moving Occupations3320$29,340$14.116.55
11Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2780$18,860$9.072.3
12Retail Salespersons2620$26,140$12.572.85
13Construction and Extraction Occupations2530$39,300$18.894.45
14Management Occupations2530$114,960$55.276.15
15Cashiers2380$19,960$9.592.2
16Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2340$41,730$20.063.8
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2280$24,750$11.93.65
18Waiters and Waitresses2200$19,330$9.291.7
19Business and Financial Operations Occupations2120$66,810$32.125.25
20Nursing Assistants1970$25,450$12.231
21Office Clerks, General1800$28,690$13.791.9
22Customer Service Representatives1620$26,940$12.951.75
23Personal Care and Service Occupations1570$24,850$11.954.3
24Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1310$33,520$16.111.5
25Community and Social Service Occupations1270$45,850$22.041.65
26Protective Service Occupations1210$46,150$22.192.2
27Computer and Mathematical Occupations1130$68,180$32.782.9
28Cooks, Restaurant1090$21,670$10.420.8
29Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners960$25,650$12.331.55
30Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations910$60,220$28.950.8
31Stock Clerks and Order Fillers870$23,650$11.371.3
32First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers820$31,070$14.940.6
33Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses800$43,260$20.80.5
34First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers750$44,600$21.441
35Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand720$25,510$12.271.7
36Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks700$36,860$17.721.05
37Home Health Aides700$19,940$9.580.7
38Receptionists and Information Clerks680$26,070$12.530.7
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers670$48,350$23.240.95
40Architecture and Engineering Occupations630$69,910$33.611.7
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General620$35,810$17.220.9
42Medical Secretaries620$30,170$14.50.4
43Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations610$43,270$20.81.8
44General and Operations Managers600$117,560$56.521.5
45Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers580$23,900$11.490.8
46Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners550$21,040$10.120.9
47Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other540$53,050$25.50.1
48Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers520$35,050$16.850
49Bus Drivers, School or Special Client500$27,730$13.330.3
50Medical Assistants490$28,230$13.570.45
51Personal Care Aides480$20,860$10.031.5
52Sales Representatives, Services, All Other470$40,530$19.490.6
53Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers460$48,630$23.380.4
54Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products460$58,520$28.140.9
55Construction Laborers410$27,940$13.430.8
56Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education380$23,340$11.220.3
57Accountants and Auditors360$70,130$33.720.9
58Amusement and Recreation Attendants360$19,440$9.350.2
59Legal Occupations350$101,040$48.580.8
60Self-Enrichment Education Teachers340$29,340$14.110.2
61Cooks, Fast Food330$18,620$8.950.3
62Dishwashers330$18,720$90.3
63Bartenders320$20,180$9.70.4
64Billing and Posting Clerks320$35,590$17.110.3
65Driver/Sales Workers320$37,060$17.820.3
66Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics320$38,440$18.480.2
67First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers320$65,220$31.350.4
68Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers320$35,340$16.991.2
69Computer User Support Specialists310$45,400$21.820.4
70Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers310$24,270$11.670.6
71Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics300$36,530$17.560.5
72First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers300$58,640$28.190.4
73Food Preparation Workers300$21,400$10.290.6
74Business Operations Specialists, All Other290$60,880$29.270.7
75Carpenters290$35,750$17.190.7
76Medical and Health Services Managers280$116,990$56.250.25
77Parts Salespersons250$28,760$13.830.2
78Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants240$48,540$23.330.35
79Human Resources Specialists240$65,060$31.280.35
80Education Administrators, Postsecondary230$140,700$67.640.1
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers230$61,440$29.540.3
82Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators230$29,660$14.260.35
83Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers230$47,470$22.820.3
84Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters230$45,760$220.3
85Bill and Account Collectors220$33,690$16.20.2
86Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop220$19,060$9.160.3
87Pharmacy Technicians220$32,010$15.390.3
88Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors220$47,390$22.790
89Insurance Sales Agents210$49,140$23.630.3
90Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan210$33,400$16.060.1
91Pharmacists210$133,360$64.120.2
92Radiologic Technologists210$53,460$25.70.1
93Counter and Rental Clerks200$27,220$13.090.3
94Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks200$31,950$15.360.4
95Electricians190$45,610$21.930.4
96Child, Family, and School Social Workers180$49,570$23.830.2
97Lawyers180$151,390$72.780.5
98Postal Service Mail Carriers180$50,090$24.080.2
99Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria170$22,110$10.630.3
100First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors170$52,540$25.260
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Jobs More Common Near Greenville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,11074,540
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,29011,540
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,6309,040
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,1008,640
Sales and Related Occupations$31,9807,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$68,7806,780
Registered Nurses$61,0604,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,5803,880
Production Occupations$38,6103,820
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,3403,320
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,8602,780
Retail Salespersons$26,1402,620
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,3002,530
Management Occupations$114,9602,530
Cashiers$19,9602,380
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,7302,340
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,7502,280
Waiters and Waitresses$19,3302,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,8102,120
Nursing Assistants$25,4501,970
Office Clerks, General$28,6901,800
Customer Service Representatives$26,9401,620
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,8501,570
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,5201,310
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,8501,270
Protective Service Occupations$46,1501,210
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$68,1801,130
Cooks, Restaurant$21,6701,090
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,650960
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$60,220910
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$23,650870
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,070820
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,260800
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,600750
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,510720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,860700
Home Health Aides$19,940700
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,070680
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$48,350670
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$69,910630
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,810620
Medical Secretaries$30,170620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$43,270610
General and Operations Managers$117,560600
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$23,900580
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$21,040550
Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other$53,050540
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$35,050520
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$27,730500
Medical Assistants$28,230490

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$44,11074,540
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,29011,540
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$67,1008,640
Sales and Related Occupations$31,9807,940
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$68,7806,780
Registered Nurses$61,0604,150
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,5803,880
Production Occupations$38,6103,820
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$29,3403,320
Retail Salespersons$26,1402,620
Construction and Extraction Occupations$39,3002,530
Management Occupations$114,9602,530
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$41,7302,340
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,8102,120
Nursing Assistants$25,4501,970
Office Clerks, General$28,6901,800
Customer Service Representatives$26,9401,620
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$33,5201,310
Community and Social Service Occupations$45,8501,270
Protective Service Occupations$46,1501,210
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$68,1801,130
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$25,650960
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$60,220910
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,070820
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,260800
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,600750
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,510720
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$36,860700
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,070680
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$48,350670
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$69,910630
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,810620
Medical Secretaries$30,170620
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$43,270610
General and Operations Managers$117,560600
Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other$53,050540
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$35,050520
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$27,730500
Medical Assistants$28,230490
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$40,530470
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$48,630460
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$58,520460
Construction Laborers$27,940410
Accountants and Auditors$70,130360
Legal Occupations$101,040350
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers$29,340340
Billing and Posting Clerks$35,590320
Driver/Sales Workers$37,060320
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics$38,440320
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$65,220320

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