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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 108230 $50950 $24.49 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 15500 $37070 $17.82 14.8
3 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 10550 $63000 $30.29 6.15
4 Sales and Related Occupations 10510 $38100 $18.32 10.15
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 10140 $26710 $12.84 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 9630 $75020 $36.07 5.75
7 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 6440 $77020 $37.03 5.05
8 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4810 $41940 $20.17 4.4
9 Management Occupations 4490 $119390 $57.4 6.05
10 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 4340 $29300 $14.09 6.45
11 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 3830 $85760 $41.23 2.8
12 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3810 $25920 $12.46 4.1
13 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 3750 $27370 $13.16 3.7
14 Protective Service Occupations 3560 $35270 $16.96 2.25
15 Retail Salespersons 3490 $27470 $13.21 3.1
16 Registered Nurses 3310 $66070 $31.76 1.9
17 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3180 $43050 $20.7 3.8
18 Healthcare Support Occupations 2920 $29970 $14.41 3.05
19 Office Clerks, General 2730 $34600 $16.64 2
20 Cashiers 2540 $20370 $9.79 2.25
21 Production Occupations 2370 $36460 $17.53 5.85
22 Waiters and Waitresses 2150 $32650 $15.7 1.6
23 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2020 $56840 $27.33 1.7
24 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2000 $75070 $36.09 0.9
25 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1800 $20940 $10.07 2.15
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 1660 $44370 $21.33 1.65
27 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1610 $24770 $11.91 1.6
28 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1530 $25950 $12.47 1.2
29 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1470 $78260 $37.63 1.65
30 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1440 $42330 $20.35 1.1
31 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1440 $36690 $17.64 1.6
32 Nursing Assistants 1410 $27560 $13.25 1.05
33 Personal Care Aides 1390 $18670 $8.98 1.3
34 General and Operations Managers 1320 $120960 $58.16 1.4
35 Customer Service Representatives 1300 $31640 $15.21 1.75
36 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1220 $55620 $26.74 1
37 Accountants and Auditors 1200 $73690 $35.43 0.9
38 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 1090 $100000 $48.08 0.2
39 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1000 $35970 $17.3 0.9
40 Cooks, Restaurant 930 $27520 $13.23 0.75
41 Cooks, Fast Food 920 $19210 $9.24 0.3
42 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 920 $37490 $18.02 0.6
43 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 910 $20560 $9.88 1
44 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 880 $43270 $20.8 1
45 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 860 $56740 $27.28 0.35
46 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 850 $71800 $34.52 0.7
47 Carpenters 810 $43130 $20.73 0.6
48 Legal Occupations 780 $97990 $47.11 0.8
49 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 750 $30740 $14.78 0.8
50 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 740 $25330 $12.18 1.6
51 Software Developers, Applications 720 $97940 $47.09 0.5
52 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 710 $62660 $30.12 0.4
53 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 710 $36440 $17.52 1.2
54 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 700 $63910 $30.73 1
55 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 660 $43790 $21.05 0.5
56 Food Preparation Workers 630 $23050 $11.08 0.6
57 Medical Secretaries 610 $36940 $17.76 0.4
58 Correctional Officers and Jailers 610 $35640 $17.14 0.3
59 Receptionists and Information Clerks 600 $28910 $13.9 0.7
60 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 590 $30930 $14.87 0.6
61 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 570 $72010 $34.62 0.6
62 Construction Laborers 570 $27700 $13.32 0.8
63 Software Developers, Systems Software 560 $93050 $44.74 0.3
64 Childcare Workers 550 $23470 $11.28 0.8
65 Computer Systems Analysts 520 $98590 $47.4 0.4
66 Editors 510 $60500 $29.09 0.1
67 Electricians 490 $41990 $20.19 0.4
68 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 490 $36310 $17.46 0.6
69 Management Analysts 490 $143540 $69.01 0.5
70 Human Resources Specialists 470 $62060 $29.83 0.3
71 Dishwashers 460 $21740 $10.45 0.3
72 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 460 $34570 $16.62 0.1
73 Counter and Rental Clerks 450 $29040 $13.96 0.3
74 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 420 $83900 $40.33 0.1
75 Computer User Support Specialists 410 $51290 $24.66 0.4
76 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 400 $45520 $21.89 0.5
77 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 390 $42690 $20.52 0.2
78 Lawyers 380 $131690 $63.31 0.5
79 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 380 $63160 $30.37 0.5
80 Driver/Sales Workers 380 $22400 $10.77 0.3
81 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 370 $21910 $10.53 0.25
82 Bartenders 370 $34700 $16.68 0.4
83 Medical and Health Services Managers 370 $105380 $50.66 0.2
84 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 360 $22210 $10.68 0.2
85 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 360 $22180 $10.66 0.2
86 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 360 $27360 $13.16 0.3
87 Medical Assistants 350 $33690 $16.2 0.45
88 Billing and Posting Clerks 350 $35970 $17.29 0.35
89 Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other 340 $96720 $46.5 0
90 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 330 $47190 $22.69 0.45
91 Biological Technicians 330 $39150 $18.82 0.1
92 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 330 $22160 $10.66 0.3
93 Home Health Aides 330 $23840 $11.46 0.7
94 Managers, All Other 320 $116630 $56.07 0.65
95 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $60640 $29.15 0.3
96 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 310 $43220 $20.78 0.1
97 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 310 $40040 $19.25 0.2
98 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 310 $34570 $16.62 0.4
99 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $42180 $20.28 0.2
100 Financial Managers 290 $144040 $69.25 0.4
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Jobs More Common Near Charlottesville Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 50,950 108,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,070 15,500
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 63,000 10,550
Sales and Related Occupations 38,100 10,510
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,710 10,140
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,020 9,630
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 77,020 6,440
Construction and Extraction Occupations 41,940 4,810
Management Occupations 119,390 4,490
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,300 4,340
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 85,760 3,830
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,920 3,810
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,370 3,750
Protective Service Occupations 35,270 3,560
Retail Salespersons 27,470 3,490
Registered Nurses 66,070 3,310
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,050 3,180
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,970 2,920
Office Clerks, General 34,600 2,730
Cashiers 20,370 2,540
Production Occupations 36,460 2,370
Waiters and Waitresses 32,650 2,150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 56,840 2,020
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 75,070 2,000
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 20,940 1,800
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,370 1,660
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 24,770 1,610
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,950 1,530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,260 1,470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 42,330 1,440
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,690 1,440
Nursing Assistants 27,560 1,410
Personal Care Aides 18,670 1,390
General and Operations Managers 120,960 1,320
Customer Service Representatives 31,640 1,300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,620 1,220
Accountants and Auditors 73,690 1,200
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100,000 1,090
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,970 1,000
Cooks, Restaurant 27,520 930
Cooks, Fast Food 19,210 920
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,490 920
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 20,560 910
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,270 880
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 56,740 860
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 71,800 850
Carpenters 43,130 810
Legal Occupations 97,990 780
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 30,740 750
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,330 740

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 50,950 108,230
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 37,070 15,500
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 63,000 10,550
Sales and Related Occupations 38,100 10,510
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 26,710 10,140
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 75,020 9,630
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 77,020 6,440
Construction and Extraction Occupations 41,940 4,810
Management Occupations 119,390 4,490
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29,300 4,340
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 85,760 3,830
Personal Care and Service Occupations 25,920 3,810
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 27,370 3,750
Protective Service Occupations 35,270 3,560
Retail Salespersons 27,470 3,490
Registered Nurses 66,070 3,310
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 43,050 3,180
Healthcare Support Occupations 29,970 2,920
Office Clerks, General 34,600 2,730
Production Occupations 36,460 2,370
Waiters and Waitresses 32,650 2,150
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 56,840 2,020
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 75,070 2,000
Community and Social Service Occupations 44,370 1,660
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 25,950 1,530
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 78,260 1,470
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 42,330 1,440
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 36,690 1,440
Nursing Assistants 27,560 1,410
General and Operations Managers 120,960 1,320
Customer Service Representatives 31,640 1,300
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 55,620 1,220
Accountants and Auditors 73,690 1,200
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100,000 1,090
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 35,970 1,000
Cooks, Restaurant 27,520 930
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 37,490 920
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 43,270 880
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 56,740 860
Business Operations Specialists, All Other 71,800 850
Carpenters 43,130 810
Legal Occupations 97,990 780
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 30,740 750
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,330 740
Software Developers, Applications 97,940 720
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 62,660 710
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 36,440 710
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,910 700
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 43,790 660
Medical Secretaries 36,940 610

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