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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 45200 $35610 $17.12 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8000 $28920 $13.9 14.8
3 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 7420 $19930 $9.58 8.3
4 Sales and Related Occupations 6240 $30050 $14.45 10.15
5 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3790 $40380 $19.42 6.15
6 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3540 $18580 $8.93 2.15
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 2600 $28380 $13.65 6.45
8 Retail Salespersons 2400 $27430 $13.19 3.1
9 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 2110 $67960 $32.67 5.75
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 2030 $37370 $17.97 4.4
11 Cashiers 1830 $19430 $9.34 2.25
12 Customer Service Representatives 1820 $23900 $11.49 1.75
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1720 $25640 $12.33 3.7
14 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1720 $40590 $19.51 3.8
15 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1520 $65270 $31.38 5.05
16 Healthcare Support Occupations 1310 $25440 $12.23 3.05
17 Management Occupations 1230 $85900 $41.3 6.05
18 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1190 $24730 $11.89 4.1
19 Protective Service Occupations 1170 $43760 $21.04 2.25
20 Production Occupations 1110 $36180 $17.4 5.85
21 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1090 $22670 $10.9 1.2
22 Waiters and Waitresses 1050 $19860 $9.55 1.6
23 Office Clerks, General 840 $25920 $12.46 2
24 Cooks, Restaurant 720 $19910 $9.57 0.75
25 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 720 $44230 $21.27 1
26 Registered Nurses 710 $59800 $28.75 1.9
27 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 610 $20060 $9.64 1
28 Receptionists and Information Clerks 570 $22840 $10.98 0.7
29 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 560 $31790 $15.28 1.6
30 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 560 $31510 $15.15 0.6
31 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 510 $26850 $12.91 1.6
32 Community and Social Service Occupations 500 $46710 $22.46 1.65
33 Home Health Aides 480 $19200 $9.23 0.7
34 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 480 $31550 $15.17 1.1
35 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 460 $25230 $12.13 1.6
36 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 450 $63590 $30.57 2.8
37 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 450 $69060 $33.2 0.7
38 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 440 $34860 $16.76 0.5
39 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 440 $24470 $11.77 0.8
40 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 390 $44880 $21.58 1
41 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 370 $43170 $20.76 0.45
42 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 370 $33330 $16.03 1.2
43 General and Operations Managers 350 $96220 $46.26 1.4
44 Construction Laborers 350 $24450 $11.75 0.8
45 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 330 $31850 $15.31 0.9
46 Childcare Workers 330 $19290 $9.27 0.8
47 Bartenders 330 $19990 $9.61 0.4
48 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 310 $66090 $31.77 1.65
49 Tellers 290 $30530 $14.68 0.3
50 Firefighters 270 $41650 $20.03 0.2
51 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 260 $52190 $25.09 0.6
52 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $23200 $11.15 0.3
53 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 240 $46490 $22.35 1.7
54 Medical Assistants 240 $29130 $14.01 0.45
55 Legal Occupations 230 $62400 $30 0.8
56 Carpenters 220 $36380 $17.49 0.6
57 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $57680 $27.73 0.4
58 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 210 $41700 $20.05 0.3
59 Parts Salespersons 210 $35490 $17.06 0.2
60 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 200 $19130 $9.2 0.3
61 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 200 $26510 $12.75 0.25
62 Postal Service Mail Carriers 180 $51470 $24.75 0.15
63 Nursing Assistants 180 $23750 $11.42 1.05
64 Dishwashers 180 $17650 $8.49 0.3
65 Accountants and Auditors 170 $67420 $32.41 0.9
66 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 170 $36060 $17.34 0.2
67 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $21580 $10.38 0.2
68 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 160 $31680 $15.23 0.6
69 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $25730 $12.37 0.25
70 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 150 $19640 $9.44 0.2
71 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 $18190 $8.75 0.25
72 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 150 $26780 $12.88 0.4
73 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 150 $48340 $23.24 0.2
74 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 140 $42740 $20.55 0.2
75 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 140 $19330 $9.29 0.2
76 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 140 $62200 $29.9 0.3
77 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 140 $35980 $17.3 0.1
78 Dental Assistants 130 $36930 $17.76 0.2
79 Medical Secretaries 130 $28410 $13.66 0.4
80 Personal Care Aides 130 $19630 $9.44 1.3
81 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 130 $22590 $10.86 0.1
82 Insurance Sales Agents 130 $42020 $20.2 0.3
83 Sheet Metal Workers 130 $43140 $20.74 0.1
84 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $46220 $22.22 0.1
85 Management Analysts 120 $74540 $35.83 0.5
86 Helpers--Production Workers 120 $21720 $10.44 0.3
87 Security Guards 120 $25360 $12.19 0.7
88 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $34810 $16.74 0.2
89 Loan Officers 110 $77190 $37.11 0.2
90 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 110 $39680 $19.08 0.2
91 Pharmacists 110 $123230 $59.24 0.2
92 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 110 $39530 $19 0.1
93 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 100 $62040 $29.83 1
94 Lawyers 100 $90330 $43.43 0.5
95 Billing and Posting Clerks 100 $30520 $14.67 0.35
96 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 100 $33980 $16.34 0.2
97 Real Estate Brokers 100 $52910 $25.44 0.1
98 Computer User Support Specialists 100 $35450 $17.04 0.4
99 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $36300 $17.45 0.1
100 Team Assemblers 100 $39420 $18.95 0.75
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Jobs More Common Near Jacksonville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 35,610 45,200
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 28,920 8,000
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 19,930 7,420
Sales and Related Occupations 30,050 6,240
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,380 3,790
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,580 3,540
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,380 2,600
Retail Salespersons 27,430 2,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,960 2,110
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,370 2,030
Cashiers 19,430 1,830
Customer Service Representatives 23,900 1,820
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,640 1,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,590 1,720
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,270 1,520
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,440 1,310
Management Occupations 85,900 1,230
Personal Care and Service Occupations 24,730 1,190
Protective Service Occupations 43,760 1,170
Production Occupations 36,180 1,110
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 22,670 1,090
Waiters and Waitresses 19,860 1,050
Office Clerks, General 25,920 840
Cooks, Restaurant 19,910 720
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,230 720
Registered Nurses 59,800 710
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,060 610
Receptionists and Information Clerks 22,840 570
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,790 560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,510 560
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,850 510
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,710 500
Home Health Aides 19,200 480
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,550 480
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,230 460
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,590 450
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 69,060 450
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,860 440
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 24,470 440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 44,880 390
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 43,170 370
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 33,330 370
General and Operations Managers 96,220 350
Construction Laborers 24,450 350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,850 330
Childcare Workers 19,290 330
Bartenders 19,990 330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,090 310
Tellers 30,530 290
Firefighters 41,650 270

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 35,610 45,200
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 28,920 8,000
Sales and Related Occupations 30,050 6,240
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 40,380 3,790
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 28,380 2,600
Retail Salespersons 27,430 2,400
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 67,960 2,110
Construction and Extraction Occupations 37,370 2,030
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 25,640 1,720
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 40,590 1,720
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 65,270 1,520
Healthcare Support Occupations 25,440 1,310
Management Occupations 85,900 1,230
Protective Service Occupations 43,760 1,170
Production Occupations 36,180 1,110
Office Clerks, General 25,920 840
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 44,230 720
Registered Nurses 59,800 710
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 31,790 560
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 31,510 560
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 26,850 510
Community and Social Service Occupations 46,710 500
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 31,550 480
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,230 460
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 63,590 450
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 69,060 450
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 34,860 440
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 44,880 390
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 43,170 370
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 33,330 370
General and Operations Managers 96,220 350
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 31,850 330
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 66,090 310
Tellers 30,530 290
Firefighters 41,650 270
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 52,190 260
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 46,490 240
Medical Assistants 29,130 240
Legal Occupations 62,400 230
Carpenters 36,380 220
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 57,680 210
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 41,700 210
Parts Salespersons 35,490 210
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 26,510 200
Postal Service Mail Carriers 51,470 180
Accountants and Auditors 67,420 170
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 36,060 170
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 31,680 160
Pharmacy Technicians 25,730 160
Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 26,780 150

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