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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 54480 $38330 $18.43 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 7940 $33250 $15.98 14.8
3 Production Occupations 7140 $31220 $15.01 5.85
4 Sales and Related Occupations 5730 $30880 $14.85 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 5570 $20380 $9.8 8.3
6 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4130 $30950 $14.88 6.45
7 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3400 $74520 $35.82 5.75
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 3310 $38020 $18.28 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 2380 $41360 $19.88 3.8
10 Healthcare Support Occupations 2350 $26300 $12.65 3.05
11 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2170 $18150 $8.73 2.15
12 Cashiers 2120 $19550 $9.4 2.25
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1790 $20990 $10.09 4.1
14 Management Occupations 1750 $109820 $52.8 6.05
15 Retail Salespersons 1640 $25190 $12.11 3.1
16 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1550 $35370 $17.01 4.4
17 Team Assemblers 1540 $29220 $14.05 0.75
18 Protective Service Occupations 1500 $37140 $17.86 2.25
19 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1360 $68080 $32.73 1.65
20 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 1350 $64890 $31.2 5.05
21 Nursing Assistants 1260 $22210 $10.68 1.05
22 Registered Nurses 1260 $59270 $28.5 1.9
23 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1240 $23030 $11.07 3.7
24 Customer Service Representatives 1240 $29370 $14.12 1.75
25 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1190 $25370 $12.2 1.6
26 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1130 $28100 $13.51 0.25
27 Waiters and Waitresses 1050 $22500 $10.82 1.6
28 Office Clerks, General 920 $30550 $14.69 2
29 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 920 $27540 $13.24 1.2
30 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 790 $34390 $16.53 1.6
31 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 790 $38280 $18.4 0.9
32 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 740 $43810 $21.06 1.2
33 Cooks, Restaurant 660 $20350 $9.78 0.75
34 General and Operations Managers 640 $126740 $60.93 1.4
35 Packers and Packagers, Hand 640 $22820 $10.97 0.45
36 Community and Social Service Occupations 640 $43360 $20.85 1.65
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 620 $35150 $16.9 1.1
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 590 $40240 $19.35 1
39 Personal Care Aides 570 $19310 $9.28 1.3
40 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 500 $21680 $10.43 1.6
41 Home Health Aides 500 $18220 $8.76 0.7
42 Substitute Teachers 490 $23230 $11.17 0
43 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 450 $52120 $25.06 1
44 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 450 $31040 $14.93 0.35
45 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 450 $29730 $14.29 0.6
46 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 440 $58990 $28.36 1
47 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 400 $27170 $13.06 0
48 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 400 $18860 $9.07 1
49 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 380 $64120 $30.83 0.4
50 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 380 $65110 $31.3 2.8
51 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 380 $25780 $12.39 0.1
52 Childcare Workers 370 $18930 $9.1 0.8
53 Receptionists and Information Clerks 360 $25720 $12.36 0.7
54 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 340 $32780 $15.76 0.5
55 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 340 $24600 $11.83 0.6
56 Mechanical Engineers 340 $76220 $36.65 0.2
57 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 330 $47540 $22.86 0.2
58 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 330 $48140 $23.14 0.6
59 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $40500 $19.47 0.45
60 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 320 $49210 $23.66 0.9
61 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 300 $30550 $14.69 0.4
62 Recreation Workers 300 $21760 $10.46 0.3
63 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 300 $29790 $14.32 0.3
64 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 290 $42780 $20.57 0.5
65 Correctional Officers and Jailers 270 $32240 $15.5 0.3
66 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 270 $19940 $9.59 0.2
67 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 260 $28470 $13.69 0.6
68 Billing and Posting Clerks 260 $33650 $16.18 0.35
69 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 260 $26110 $12.55 0.3
70 Firefighters 260 $30090 $14.47 0.2
71 Security Guards 250 $37930 $18.24 0.7
72 Food Preparation Workers 250 $20050 $9.64 0.6
73 Tellers 240 $28160 $13.54 0.3
74 Accountants and Auditors 230 $69780 $33.55 0.9
75 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 220 $23830 $11.46 0.8
76 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 220 $34730 $16.7 0.1
77 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 210 $54860 $26.38 0.4
78 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 210 $39770 $19.12 0.2
79 Dishwashers 210 $17410 $8.37 0.3
80 Electricians 180 $40400 $19.43 0.4
81 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $70130 $33.71 0.3
82 Physical Therapists 170 $86300 $41.49 0.15
83 Construction Laborers 160 $22990 $11.05 0.8
84 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 160 $39570 $19.02 0.2
85 Legal Occupations 160 $67300 $32.36 0.8
86 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $27020 $12.99 0.25
87 Cooks, Fast Food 150 $18640 $8.96 0.3
88 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 150 $48270 $23.21 1.7
89 Parts Salespersons 150 $29790 $14.32 0.2
90 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 150 $34540 $16.6 0.1
91 Human Resources Specialists 150 $61340 $29.49 0.3
92 Machinists 150 $37820 $18.18 0.3
93 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $51000 $24.52 0.15
94 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 140 $38010 $18.27 0.1
95 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 130 $72510 $34.86 0.3
96 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 130 $21620 $10.4 0.3
97 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 130 $65860 $31.66 0.7
98 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 130 $23030 $11.07 0.3
99 Industrial Engineers 130 $82480 $39.65 0.2
100 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 120 $50690 $24.37 0.05
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Jobs More Common Near Rocky Mount Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,330 54,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,250 7,940
Production Occupations 31,220 7,140
Sales and Related Occupations 30,880 5,730
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,380 5,570
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,950 4,130
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,520 3,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 38,020 3,310
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,360 2,380
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,300 2,350
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,150 2,170
Cashiers 19,550 2,120
Personal Care and Service Occupations 20,990 1,790
Management Occupations 109,820 1,750
Retail Salespersons 25,190 1,640
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,370 1,550
Team Assemblers 29,220 1,540
Protective Service Occupations 37,140 1,500
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,080 1,360
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,890 1,350
Nursing Assistants 22,210 1,260
Registered Nurses 59,270 1,260
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,030 1,240
Customer Service Representatives 29,370 1,240
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,370 1,190
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 28,100 1,130
Waiters and Waitresses 22,500 1,050
Office Clerks, General 30,550 920
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,540 920
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,390 790
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,280 790
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,810 740
Cooks, Restaurant 20,350 660
General and Operations Managers 126,740 640
Packers and Packagers, Hand 22,820 640
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,360 640
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,150 620
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,240 590
Personal Care Aides 19,310 570
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,680 500
Home Health Aides 18,220 500
Substitute Teachers 23,230 490
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,120 450
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,040 450
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,730 450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 58,990 440
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 27,170 400
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,860 400
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 64,120 380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,110 380

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 38,330 54,480
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 33,250 7,940
Production Occupations 31,220 7,140
Sales and Related Occupations 30,880 5,730
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 30,950 4,130
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 74,520 3,400
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 38,020 3,310
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,360 2,380
Healthcare Support Occupations 26,300 2,350
Management Occupations 109,820 1,750
Retail Salespersons 25,190 1,640
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,370 1,550
Team Assemblers 29,220 1,540
Protective Service Occupations 37,140 1,500
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 68,080 1,360
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 64,890 1,350
Registered Nurses 59,270 1,260
Customer Service Representatives 29,370 1,240
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,370 1,190
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 28,100 1,130
Office Clerks, General 30,550 920
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 27,540 920
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 34,390 790
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 38,280 790
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 43,810 740
General and Operations Managers 126,740 640
Community and Social Service Occupations 43,360 640
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 35,150 620
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,240 590
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 52,120 450
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 31,040 450
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,730 450
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 58,990 440
Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers 27,170 400
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 64,120 380
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 65,110 380
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 25,780 380
Receptionists and Information Clerks 25,720 360
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 32,780 340
Mechanical Engineers 76,220 340
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 47,540 330
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 48,140 330
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 40,500 330
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 49,210 320
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30,550 300
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 29,790 300
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 42,780 290
Correctional Officers and Jailers 32,240 270
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 28,470 260
Billing and Posting Clerks 33,650 260

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