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Charlottesville Employment

Employment and Industries in the Charlottesville, Virginia Area

The University of Virginia is a major economic component and the largest employer in Charlottesville, Virginia. The US Army's National Ground Intelligence Center also bolsters the local economy. The region also includes agribusiness. The wine industry is one of the fastest growing agricultural industries. In addition, tourism is a significant part of the economy.

Charlottesville is the headquarters to the regional banks, Virginia National Bank and StellarOne. Some of the notable companies with facilities in the city are Inova Corporation, GE Fanuc, SNL Financial, Lexis-Nexis, National Optronics, Wachovia and Pepsi Cola Bottling Company.

Accolades for Charlottesville: The city has been named the best place to live in America in the book, Cities Ranked and Rated. Charlottesville was ranked as the 4th best place to live in the country by Kiplinger's Magazine and ranked as the 9th "Best Small Market for Business" by Forbes Magazine.

The top job providing sectors in Charlottesville are educational services, accommodation and food services, healthcare, construction, and professional, scientific and technical services. Management, professional and related occupations (42% of the workforce). Sales and office occupations (22% of the labor force).

Facts regarding Charlottesville, Virginia: Adult residents holding a bachelor's degree or better: 41%. Average salary in 2009: $29,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 95.4 (national average: 100).

Major employers for the Charlottesville area:

  • University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia Health Systems
  • Albemarle County
  • Martha Jefferson Hospital
  • City of Charlottesville
  • State Farm
  • National Ground Intelligence Center
  • GE/Fanuc
  • Sperry Marine
  • Crutchfield Corporation
  • Walmart/Sams Club
  • Kroger
  • Atlantic Coast Athletic Club
  • WorldStrides
  • Farmington Country Club
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • SNL Financial
  • CFA Institute
  • Boar's Head Inn

Local companies are invited to work with the following associations:

Information about the local business community is provided by the Daily Progress.

Jobs in Charlottesville

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations111050$52,400$25.19100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations15020$37,960$18.2514.35
3Education, Training, and Library Occupations11670$66,070$31.776.05
4Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations11450$26,970$12.978.55
5Sales and Related Occupations10100$37,460$18.019.9
6Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations10000$81,060$38.975.8
7Business and Financial Operations Occupations6600$74,970$36.045.25
8Construction and Extraction Occupations4850$42,050$20.224.45
9Management Occupations4440$124,320$59.776.15
10Personal Care and Service Occupations4280$28,970$13.934.3
11Computer and Mathematical Occupations4100$89,760$43.152.9
12Transportation and Material Moving Occupations4090$31,070$14.946.55
13Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations3980$28,700$13.83.65
14Registered Nurses3670$71,990$34.611.95
15Retail Salespersons3490$27,350$13.152.85
16Healthcare Support Occupations3170$30,610$14.723
17Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3100$44,250$21.273.8
18Protective Service Occupations2870$37,160$17.862.2
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2780$21,090$10.142.3
20Production Occupations2730$37,310$17.945.7
21Waiters and Waitresses2640$32,410$15.581.7
22Cashiers2520$20,180$9.72.2
23Office Clerks, General2140$35,610$17.121.9
24Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations2070$72,420$34.820.8
25Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations1980$57,860$27.821.8
26Community and Social Service Occupations1820$49,280$23.691.65
27Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1530$42,510$20.441.05
28Nursing Assistants1520$27,970$13.451
29Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1500$26,160$12.581.3
30Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1490$27,240$13.11.55
31Architecture and Engineering Occupations1460$77,640$37.331.7
32Customer Service Representatives1420$35,200$16.921.75
33Personal Care Aides1410$19,920$9.581.5
34General and Operations Managers1280$129,670$62.341.5
35Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1280$38,890$18.71.5
36Receptionists and Information Clerks1260$29,350$14.110.7
37Physicians and Surgeons, All Other1220$108,010$51.930.25
38Accountants and Auditors1200$74,900$36.010.9
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1200$53,890$25.910.95
40Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1130$22,490$10.810.9
41Maintenance and Repair Workers, General950$35,490$17.060.9
42Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists870$56,230$27.040.4
43Cooks, Restaurant850$29,280$14.080.8
44Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers830$29,500$14.180.8
45First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers820$45,420$21.841
46First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers810$37,550$18.050.6
47Legal Occupations790$88,220$42.410.8
48Security Guards780$24,680$11.870.7
49Carpenters770$43,310$20.820.7
50Software Developers, Applications730$97,870$47.050.55
51Food Preparation Workers700$23,790$11.440.6
52Business Operations Specialists, All Other680$68,330$32.850.7
53Software Developers, Systems Software670$106,410$51.160.3
54Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand660$25,790$12.41.7
55Dishwashers640$22,830$10.980.3
56Correctional Officers and Jailers630$35,410$17.030.25
57Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers620$34,650$16.661.2
58Computer Systems Analysts610$101,220$48.660.4
59First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers610$63,770$30.660.4
60Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products610$59,930$28.810.9
61Construction Laborers600$28,600$13.750.8
62Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers600$33,600$16.150.6
63Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses590$44,040$21.170.5
64Electricians550$45,060$21.660.4
65Sales Representatives, Services, All Other530$65,250$31.370.6
66Management Analysts510$127,010$61.060.5
67Editors500$56,700$27.260.1
68Human Resources Specialists500$62,310$29.960.35
69Computer User Support Specialists480$51,760$24.880.4
70Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations470$37,510$18.040.65
71Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop470$22,510$10.820.3
72Medical Assistants470$32,460$15.60.45
73Childcare Workers460$22,520$10.830.8
74Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop450$21,360$10.270.3
75Medical and Health Services Managers450$112,590$54.130.25
76Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics440$46,370$22.290.5
77Bartenders440$31,650$15.220.4
78Lawyers410$114,500$55.050.5
79Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers410$47,660$22.910.4
80Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants400$60,940$29.30.35
81Medical Secretaries390$38,300$18.410.4
82Recreation Workers390$26,450$12.720.25
83Counter and Rental Clerks380$31,480$15.140.3
84Child, Family, and School Social Workers350$47,030$22.610.2
85Biological Technicians340$44,740$21.510.1
86Computer and Information Systems Managers330$137,370$66.050.2
87Food Servers, Nonrestaurant330$21,920$10.540.2
88First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers320$64,350$30.940.3
89Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers320$42,840$20.60.2
90Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators320$39,780$19.130.2
91Real Estate Sales Agents310$48,380$23.260.2
92Pharmacy Technicians300$34,720$16.690.3
93Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters300$43,940$21.120.3
94Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors290$64,230$30.880.2
95Managers, All Other290$123,930$59.580.6
96Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks290$34,280$16.480.4
97Cost Estimators280$76,020$36.550.1
98Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks280$24,590$11.820.2
99Network and Computer Systems Administrators280$82,740$39.780.25
100Paralegals and Legal Assistants280$53,500$25.720.2
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Jobs More Common Near Charlottesville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$52,400111,050
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,96015,020
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$66,07011,670
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,97011,450
Sales and Related Occupations$37,46010,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$81,06010,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$74,9706,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,0504,850
Management Occupations$124,3204,440
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,9704,280
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$89,7604,100
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,0704,090
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,7003,980
Registered Nurses$71,9903,670
Retail Salespersons$27,3503,490
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,6103,170
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,2503,100
Protective Service Occupations$37,1602,870
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$21,0902,780
Production Occupations$37,3102,730
Waiters and Waitresses$32,4102,640
Cashiers$20,1802,520
Office Clerks, General$35,6102,140
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$72,4202,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$57,8601,980
Community and Social Service Occupations$49,2801,820
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,5101,530
Nursing Assistants$27,9701,520
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,1601,500
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,2401,490
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,6401,460
Customer Service Representatives$35,2001,420
Personal Care Aides$19,9201,410
General and Operations Managers$129,6701,280
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$38,8901,280
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,3501,260
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other$108,0101,220
Accountants and Auditors$74,9001,200
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,8901,200
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$22,4901,130
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,490950
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$56,230870
Cooks, Restaurant$29,280850
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$29,500830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,420820
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,550810
Legal Occupations$88,220790
Security Guards$24,680780
Carpenters$43,310770
Software Developers, Applications$97,870730

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Charlottesville, Virginia Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$52,400111,050
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$37,96015,020
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$66,07011,670
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$26,97011,450
Sales and Related Occupations$37,46010,100
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$81,06010,000
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$74,9706,600
Construction and Extraction Occupations$42,0504,850
Management Occupations$124,3204,440
Personal Care and Service Occupations$28,9704,280
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$89,7604,100
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$31,0704,090
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$28,7003,980
Registered Nurses$71,9903,670
Retail Salespersons$27,3503,490
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,6103,170
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,2503,100
Protective Service Occupations$37,1602,870
Production Occupations$37,3102,730
Waiters and Waitresses$32,4102,640
Office Clerks, General$35,6102,140
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$72,4202,070
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$57,8601,980
Community and Social Service Occupations$49,2801,820
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$42,5101,530
Nursing Assistants$27,9701,520
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$26,1601,500
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$27,2401,490
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$77,6401,460
Customer Service Representatives$35,2001,420
General and Operations Managers$129,6701,280
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$38,8901,280
Receptionists and Information Clerks$29,3501,260
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other$108,0101,220
Accountants and Auditors$74,9001,200
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$53,8901,200
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$35,490950
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists$56,230870
Cooks, Restaurant$29,280850
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$29,500830
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$45,420820
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$37,550810
Legal Occupations$88,220790
Carpenters$43,310770
Software Developers, Applications$97,870730
Business Operations Specialists, All Other$68,330680
Software Developers, Systems Software$106,410670
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,790660
Correctional Officers and Jailers$35,410630
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$34,650620

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