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Rocky Mount Employment

Employment and Industries in the Rocky Mount, North Carolina Area

Rocky Mount's diversified manufacturing base includes furniture, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemicals and fabricated metals. In addition, a number of financial institutions have offices in the city. Rocky Mount also has one of the world's largest bright-leaf tobacco markets. Barcalounger, a prominent furniture manufacturing company, is headquartered in Rocky Mount.

Details about Rocky Mount: For the population 25 years of age and older, 20% have earned a bachelor's degree or better. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $40,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was 80.0 (national average: 100).

The leading fields of employment in Rocky Mount are educational services, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance and social assistance.

About 27% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations. Approximately 23% of the workers are employed in sales and office occupations. Production, transportation and material moving jobs comprise about 19% of the labor force.

The following is a list of the Rocky Mount region's major employers:

  • Nash Health Care Systems, Inc
  • LLCO Unican Holding Corporation
  • Kalba LLCO Corp
  • Honeywell International Inc
  • Walmart Stores, Inc
  • Robertson-Ceco LI Corporation
  • Inco, Inc
  • Barcalounger Corporation
  • American Fibers and Yarns Company
  • City of Rocky Mount
  • Interstate Brands Corporation
  • Belk, Inc
  • Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc
  • Harris Teeter, Inc
  • Smithson, Inc
  • Eastern Electric Supply, Inc
  • SE & M Constructors, Inc
  • Consolidated Diesel Co
  • Sara Lee Bakery Company
  • McLane
  • East Industries

Occupations which are more common in Rocky Mount when compared to most other cities include team assemblers, physical therapists assistants, home health aides; weighers, measurers, checkers and samplers, record keeping; pipe layers, electricians helpers, and healthcare support workers.

Rocky Mount businesses may want to contact some of the following helpful associations:

The Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper is a good resource for local business news.

Jobs in Rocky Mount

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations55270$38,920$18.71100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations7950$34,130$16.4114.35
3Production Occupations7330$32,080$15.425.7
4Sales and Related Occupations5640$31,920$15.359.9
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations5490$20,240$9.738.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4490$31,350$15.076.55
7Education, Training, and Library Occupations3720$39,430$18.966.05
8Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations3380$75,660$36.375.8
9Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2340$18,580$8.932.3
10Healthcare Support Occupations2290$26,020$12.513
11Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2270$42,980$20.663.8
12Cashiers1950$19,680$9.462.2
13Construction and Extraction Occupations1850$36,990$17.794.45
14Management Occupations1760$109,250$52.526.15
15Personal Care and Service Occupations1740$22,080$10.624.3
16Retail Salespersons1590$24,480$11.772.85
17Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1580$30,350$14.590
18Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1430$25,660$12.341.7
19Protective Service Occupations1380$39,330$18.912.2
20Business and Financial Operations Occupations1350$61,810$29.725.25
21Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations1340$24,950$123.65
22Architecture and Engineering Occupations1230$68,900$33.131.7
23Registered Nurses1220$59,930$28.811.95
24Nursing Assistants1140$21,230$10.211
25Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1000$27,040$131.3
26Customer Service Representatives970$32,550$15.651.75
27Office Clerks, General910$30,390$14.611.9
28Waiters and Waitresses880$19,900$9.571.7
29Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers860$44,960$21.621.2
30Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive840$34,690$16.681.5
31Packers and Packagers, Hand740$23,820$11.450.45
32Maintenance and Repair Workers, General670$41,290$19.850.9
33Community and Social Service Occupations660$43,450$20.891.65
34Cooks, Restaurant640$20,140$9.680.8
35General and Operations Managers640$126,940$61.031.5
36Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers610$27,900$13.420
37Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks600$37,790$18.171.05
38Personal Care Aides600$19,400$9.331.5
39First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers560$40,210$19.331
40Home Health Aides550$18,790$9.030.7
41Substitute Teachers540$23,190$11.150
42First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers520$52,330$25.160.95
43Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products480$61,630$29.630.9
44Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners460$23,160$11.131.55
45Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners450$19,020$9.140.9
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers420$30,360$14.60.6
47First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers420$64,350$30.940.4
48Computer and Mathematical Occupations400$67,080$32.252.9
49Sales Representatives, Services, All Other380$48,430$23.280.6
50Receptionists and Information Clerks370$26,910$12.940.7
51Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers360$26,930$12.950
52Industrial Machinery Mechanics360$46,560$22.380.2
53Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators360$30,660$14.740.35
54Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers350$30,270$14.550.3
55Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers350$42,890$20.620.4
56Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations330$53,200$25.580.8
57Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations310$23,540$11.320.65
58Carpenters300$30,330$14.580.7
59Mechanical Engineers300$79,510$38.220.2
60Correctional Officers and Jailers290$34,060$16.370.25
61First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers290$57,140$27.470.4
62Amusement and Recreation Attendants280$20,400$9.810.2
63Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks280$31,540$15.170.4
64Childcare Workers270$21,520$10.350.8
65Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers270$24,690$11.870.6
66Recreation Workers270$22,250$10.70.25
67Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics250$37,510$18.030.5
68Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers250$25,690$12.350.8
69Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses250$43,610$20.960.5
70Firefighters240$31,590$15.190.2
71Bus Drivers, School or Special Client230$25,820$12.420.3
72Tellers230$29,290$14.080.3
73Accountants and Auditors220$71,480$34.370.9
74Electricians220$39,950$19.210.4
75Food Preparation Workers220$21,080$10.140.6
76Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations210$43,880$21.091.8
77Security Guards210$38,910$18.710.7
78Construction Laborers200$24,940$11.990.8
79First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers200$70,600$33.940.3
80Machinists200$36,960$17.770.25
81Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders200$37,300$17.930.1
82Child, Family, and School Social Workers190$43,950$21.130.2
83Parts Salespersons190$27,750$13.340.2
84First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors180$55,630$26.740
85Pharmacy Technicians180$27,940$13.430.3
86Physical Therapists180$108,240$52.040.2
87Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education180$23,010$11.060.3
88Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks180$38,220$18.370.2
89Dishwashers170$17,940$8.620.3
90Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators170$39,610$19.040.1
91Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers160$38,670$18.590.2
92Medical Secretaries160$28,860$13.870.4
93Postal Service Mail Carriers160$50,460$24.260.2
94Billing and Posting Clerks150$34,420$16.550.3
95Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic150$35,420$17.030.1
96Human Resources Specialists150$59,320$28.520.35
97Legal Occupations150$74,030$35.590.8
98Loan Officers150$60,770$29.220.2
99Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment140$20,160$9.690.2
100Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other140$33,690$16.20.1
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Jobs More Common Near Rocky Mount Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,92055,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,1307,950
Production Occupations$32,0807,330
Sales and Related Occupations$31,9205,640
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,2405,490
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,3504,490
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$39,4303,720
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,6603,380
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,5802,340
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,0202,290
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,9802,270
Cashiers$19,6801,950
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,9901,850
Management Occupations$109,2501,760
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,0801,740
Retail Salespersons$24,4801,590
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,3501,580
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,6601,430
Protective Service Occupations$39,3301,380
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,8101,350
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$24,9501,340
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,9001,230
Registered Nurses$59,9301,220
Nursing Assistants$21,2301,140
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,0401,000
Customer Service Representatives$32,550970
Office Clerks, General$30,390910
Waiters and Waitresses$19,900880
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,960860
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,690840
Packers and Packagers, Hand$23,820740
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,290670
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,450660
Cooks, Restaurant$20,140640
General and Operations Managers$126,940640
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$27,900610
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,790600
Personal Care Aides$19,400600
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,210560
Home Health Aides$18,790550
Substitute Teachers$23,190540
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,330520
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$61,630480
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,160460
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$19,020450
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,360420
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$64,350420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$67,080400
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$48,430380
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,910370

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$38,92055,270
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$34,1307,950
Production Occupations$32,0807,330
Sales and Related Occupations$31,9205,640
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,3504,490
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$39,4303,720
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$75,6603,380
Healthcare Support Occupations$26,0202,290
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$42,9802,270
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,9901,850
Management Occupations$109,2501,760
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$30,3501,580
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,6601,430
Protective Service Occupations$39,3301,380
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$61,8101,350
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$68,9001,230
Registered Nurses$59,9301,220
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$27,0401,000
Customer Service Representatives$32,550970
Office Clerks, General$30,390910
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$44,960860
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$34,690840
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$41,290670
Community and Social Service Occupations$43,450660
General and Operations Managers$126,940640
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$27,900610
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$37,790600
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$40,210560
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$52,330520
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$61,630480
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$30,360420
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$64,350420
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$67,080400
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other$48,430380
Receptionists and Information Clerks$26,910370
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers$26,930360
Industrial Machinery Mechanics$46,560360
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators$30,660360
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$30,270350
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers$42,890350
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$53,200330
Carpenters$30,330300
Mechanical Engineers$79,510300
Correctional Officers and Jailers$34,060290
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$57,140290
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks$31,540280
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$37,510250
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$25,690250
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$43,610250
Firefighters$31,590240

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