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Jacksonville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Jacksonville, North Carolina Area

Jacksonville, North Carolina has a large military presence. Jacksonville is home to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. Besides the military, the main economic sectors in the city are healthcare, government, education, accommodation and food services, construction and social assistance. Management, professional and related occupations comprise 28% of the labor force. Sales and office jobs comprise 27% of the workforce. The government provides 26% of the jobs in Jacksonville.

Details about Jacksonville, North Carolina: Regarding the adult population, 18% have a bachelor's degree or higher. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 85.0 (national average: 100). In 2009 the average earnings in Jacksonville was $19,000.

Some of the most popular jobs in Jacksonville primarily filled by college graduates are registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, computer specialists, training and development specialists; social and human service assistants; education and library workers; pharmacists and sales managers.

The top employers located in Jacksonville:

  • Onslow Memorial Hospital, Inc
  • Marr Brynn Hospital Inc
  • Seashore Insurance & Associates Inc
  • Onslow County Schools Inc
  • Jones-Onlsow Electric Membership Corporation
  • Onslow County Hospital Authority
  • Platinum Corral LLC
  • Marine Federal Credit Union
  • Morton Trucking Company
  • Freedom Enc Communications Inc

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Jacksonville business and industry news is provided by the Jacksonville Daily News.

Jobs in Jacksonville

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations46070$36,310$17.46100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations8320$29,500$14.1814.35
3Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations7190$20,070$9.658.55
4Sales and Related Occupations6460$29,520$14.199.9
5Education, Training, and Library Occupations4150$40,540$19.496.05
6Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food3530$18,740$9.012.3
7Transportation and Material Moving Occupations2750$28,360$13.636.55
8Retail Salespersons2490$25,620$12.322.85
9Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations2310$72,240$34.735.8
10Customer Service Representatives2230$23,700$11.41.75
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations1850$42,500$20.433.8
12Construction and Extraction Occupations1800$38,430$18.474.45
13Cashiers1780$19,170$9.222.2
14Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1640$25,260$12.153.65
15Business and Financial Operations Occupations1530$66,300$31.875.25
16Healthcare Support Occupations1320$26,110$12.553
17Management Occupations1310$87,480$42.066.15
18Waiters and Waitresses1170$19,100$9.181.7
19Protective Service Occupations1150$45,210$21.742.2
20Personal Care and Service Occupations1150$24,810$11.934.3
21Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1040$23,910$11.51.3
22Production Occupations1000$33,590$16.155.7
23Office Clerks, General880$26,680$12.831.9
24Registered Nurses740$62,410$301.95
25First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers670$44,330$21.311
26Cooks, Restaurant660$21,050$10.120.8
27Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners660$24,270$11.671.55
28Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand610$24,680$11.871.7
29First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers540$31,120$14.960.6
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive540$32,710$15.721.5
31Community and Social Service Occupations530$48,350$23.241.65
32Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners510$20,710$9.950.9
33Receptionists and Information Clerks490$23,690$11.390.7
34Computer and Mathematical Occupations480$62,250$29.932.9
35Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics480$38,780$18.650.5
36Business Operations Specialists, All Other470$71,780$34.510.7
37Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers440$34,620$16.651.2
38Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks420$34,680$16.671.05
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers420$46,370$22.290.95
40General and Operations Managers390$92,960$44.691.5
41Home Health Aides390$20,000$9.610.7
42Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers390$44,540$21.410.4
43Sales Representatives, Services, All Other350$46,300$22.260.6
44Maintenance and Repair Workers, General330$32,940$15.840.9
45Architecture and Engineering Occupations320$67,720$32.561.7
46Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations320$40,000$19.231.8
47Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers320$24,300$11.690.8
48Driver/Sales Workers320$20,740$9.970.3
49Nursing Assistants310$22,800$10.961
50Self-Enrichment Education Teachers300$27,500$13.220.2
51Tellers300$30,220$14.530.3
52Construction Laborers280$27,440$13.190.8
53Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations270$83,740$40.260.8
54Counter and Rental Clerks260$25,170$12.10.3
55Childcare Workers260$18,230$8.770.8
56Firefighters260$42,420$20.390.2
57Legal Occupations230$62,010$29.810.8
58Medical Assistants220$30,620$14.720.45
59Bartenders220$18,620$8.950.4
60Postal Service Mail Carriers200$50,300$24.180.2
61Carpenters200$35,650$17.140.7
62First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers190$55,640$26.750.4
63Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters190$43,460$20.890.3
64Dishwashers190$18,140$8.720.3
65Child, Family, and School Social Workers190$47,550$22.860.2
66Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers190$31,000$14.90.6
67Parts Salespersons190$36,690$17.640.2
68Information and Record Clerks, All Other180$40,990$19.710.1
69Food Preparation Workers180$21,250$10.220.6
70Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers180$36,240$17.420.2
71Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop180$18,160$8.730.3
72Amusement and Recreation Attendants170$19,180$9.220.2
73Computer User Support Specialists160$37,450$180.4
74Computer Occupations, All Other160$78,150$37.570.2
75Medical Secretaries160$28,520$13.710.4
76Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists160$26,410$12.70.4
77Pharmacy Technicians160$27,500$13.220.3
78Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment160$21,530$10.350.2
79Accountants and Auditors150$66,390$31.920.9
80Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks140$19,240$9.250.2
81First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers140$65,140$31.320.3
82Insurance Sales Agents140$46,370$22.30.3
83Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators130$43,180$20.760.2
84Personal Care Aides130$19,480$9.371.5
85Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses130$39,930$19.20.5
86Management Analysts130$75,180$36.150.5
87Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other120$37,170$17.870.1
88Dental Assistants120$38,240$18.380.2
89Sheet Metal Workers120$41,870$20.130.1
90Security Guards120$27,520$13.230.7
91Nonfarm Animal Caretakers120$22,240$10.690.2
92Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs110$40,660$19.550.1
93Pharmacists110$120,400$57.880.2
94Paralegals and Legal Assistants110$39,700$19.090.2
95Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors110$51,260$24.650.2
96Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products110$63,910$30.720.9
97Training and Development Specialists110$59,200$28.460.2
98Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks110$33,760$16.230.4
99Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria100$23,380$11.240.3
100Human Resources Specialists100$60,430$29.050.35
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Jobs More Common Near Jacksonville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$36,31046,070
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$29,5008,320
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,0707,190
Sales and Related Occupations$29,5206,460
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$40,5404,150
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,7403,530
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$28,3602,750
Retail Salespersons$25,6202,490
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,2402,310
Customer Service Representatives$23,7002,230
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,5001,850
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,4301,800
Cashiers$19,1701,780
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,2601,640
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,3001,530
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,1101,320
Management Occupations$87,4801,310
Waiters and Waitresses$19,1001,170
Protective Service Occupations$45,2101,150
Personal Care and Service Occupations$24,8101,150
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$23,9101,040
Production Occupations$33,5901,000
Office Clerks, General$26,680880
Registered Nurses$62,410740
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,330670
Cooks, Restaurant$21,050660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$24,270660
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$24,680610
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,120540
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,710540
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,350530
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$20,710510
Receptionists and Information Clerks$23,690490
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,250480
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$38,780480
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$71,780470
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,620440
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,680420
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,370420
General and Operations Managers$92,960390
Home Health Aides$20,000390
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$44,540390
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$46,300350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$32,940330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,720320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,000320
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$24,300320
Driver/Sales Workers$20,740320
Nursing Assistants$22,800310
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers$27,500300

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$36,31046,070
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$29,5008,320
Sales and Related Occupations$29,5206,460
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$40,5404,150
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$28,3602,750
Retail Salespersons$25,6202,490
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$72,2402,310
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,5001,850
Construction and Extraction Occupations$38,4301,800
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,2601,640
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$66,3001,530
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,1101,320
Management Occupations$87,4801,310
Protective Service Occupations$45,2101,150
Production Occupations$33,5901,000
Office Clerks, General$26,680880
Registered Nurses$62,410740
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$44,330670
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$31,120540
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$32,710540
Community and Social Service Occupations$48,350530
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$62,250480
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$38,780480
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$71,780470
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,620440
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,680420
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$46,370420
General and Operations Managers$92,960390
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$44,540390
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$46,300350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$32,940330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$67,720320
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$40,000320
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers$27,500300
Tellers$30,220300
Construction Laborers$27,440280
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$83,740270
Counter and Rental Clerks$25,170260
Firefighters$42,420260
Legal Occupations$62,010230
Medical Assistants$30,620220
Postal Service Mail Carriers$50,300200
Carpenters$35,650200
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$55,640190
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters$43,460190
Child, Family, and School Social Workers$47,550190
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$31,000190
Parts Salespersons$36,690190
Information and Record Clerks, All Other$40,990180
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers$36,240180

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