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Lynchburg Employment

Employment and Industries in the Lynchburg, Virginia Area

Lynchburg, Virginia is a regional hub for commerce and retail. Important industries in Lynchburg are healthcare, higher education, pharmaceuticals, nuclear technology and material handling. Engineering is also important to the economy. Lynchburg's small and mid-sized manufacturing companies are significant assets.

In Lynchburg, the major fields of employment are healthcare, manufacturing, educational services, construction, metal and metal products, computer and electronic products, professional, scientific and technical services, and accommodation and food services. Management, professional and related occupations (31% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (19% of the workforce).

Notable details about Lynchburg, Virginia: Average salary in 2009: $35,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 82.3 (national average: 100). Adult population which has earned a bachelor's degree or better: 25%.

The top employers in the Lynchburg region:

  • Central Health
  • Areva
  • Lynchburg City Schools
  • Genworth Financial
  • Lynchburg College
  • Central Virginia Community College
  • Fleet Laboratories
  • Frito-Lay, Inc
  • J. Crew Outfitters
  • M/A - Com, Inc
  • Griffin Pipe Products, Inc
  • Nationwide Insurance Company
  • Delta Star, Inc
  • Avante at Lynchburg
  • Banker Steel
  • Automated Conveyor Systems, Inc
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • BB&T
  • Aerofin Corp
  • Belk
  • Belvac Production Machinery, Inc

Some of the most popular jobs in Lynchburg that are mostly filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, child, family and school social workers, social and human service assistants, and industrial engineers.

Local businesses are invited to work with helpful associations including:

Information regarding the local business community is offered by the Lynchburg News Advance.

Jobs in Lynchburg

RankTitleTotal EmployeesLocal Mean Salary (Per Year)Local Mean Salary (Per hour)National Growth % 2014-2024
1All Occupations97940$41,660$20.03100
2Office and Administrative Support Occupations15130$32,060$15.4214.35
3Sales and Related Occupations10600$32,620$15.689.9
4Production Occupations9880$36,230$17.425.7
5Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations8600$20,970$10.088.55
6Transportation and Material Moving Occupations6800$32,170$15.476.55
7Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations6480$70,160$33.735.8
8Education, Training, and Library Occupations6030$46,010$22.126.05
9Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations4610$44,500$21.43.8
10Construction and Extraction Occupations4200$36,720$17.654.45
11Business and Financial Operations Occupations3590$67,250$32.335.25
12Cashiers3480$19,200$9.232.2
13Management Occupations3360$107,960$51.916.15
14Personal Care and Service Occupations3260$22,210$10.684.3
15Retail Salespersons3080$23,610$11.352.85
16Healthcare Support Occupations2960$30,430$14.633
17Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations2850$25,080$12.063.65
18Office Clerks, General2360$27,710$13.321.9
19Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food2330$18,300$8.82.3
20Community and Social Service Occupations2190$39,430$18.961.65
21Architecture and Engineering Occupations2090$79,500$38.221.7
22Registered Nurses1860$58,460$28.111.95
23Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers1720$43,530$20.931.2
24Protective Service Occupations1700$44,140$21.222.2
25Computer and Mathematical Occupations1630$81,600$39.232.9
26Waiters and Waitresses1570$21,310$10.251.7
27Stock Clerks and Order Fillers1530$23,760$11.421.3
28Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers1480$32,940$15.830
29Nursing Assistants1390$22,960$11.041
30Personal Care Aides1370$17,920$8.621.5
31Customer Service Representatives1350$30,040$14.441.75
32Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners1350$23,150$11.131.55
33Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand1290$25,280$12.151.7
34Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks1150$34,160$16.421.05
35Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive1130$31,320$15.061.5
36General and Operations Managers1080$101,800$48.941.5
37First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers1030$39,310$18.91
38Receptionists and Information Clerks1030$24,230$11.650.7
39First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers1010$50,970$24.50.95
40Maintenance and Repair Workers, General930$37,830$18.190.9
41First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers900$26,450$12.720.6
42Substitute Teachers860$28,210$13.560
43Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers770$26,220$12.610.8
44Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses770$40,870$19.650.5
45Machinists750$48,940$23.530.25
46Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products740$60,050$28.870.9
47Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers700$26,010$12.510.6
48Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations660$41,910$20.151.8
49Accountants and Auditors650$66,310$31.880.9
50Cooks, Restaurant650$22,560$10.850.8
51Bus Drivers, School or Special Client640$28,830$13.860.3
52Cooks, Fast Food640$17,970$8.640.3
53Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders600$28,910$13.90.2
54Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics580$36,330$17.470.5
55First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers580$61,090$29.370.4
56Production Workers, All Other580$26,750$12.860.2
57Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers580$40,010$19.240.3
58Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations560$60,730$29.20.8
59Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers540$36,810$17.70.3
60Carpenters510$35,920$17.270.7
61First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers510$54,470$26.190.4
62Tellers510$30,650$14.740.3
63Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors480$42,500$20.440
64Industrial Machinery Mechanics470$45,770$220.2
65Legal Occupations470$68,350$32.860.8
66Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners470$20,780$9.990.9
67Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks460$35,010$16.830.2
68First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers450$62,430$30.010.3
69Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers440$52,350$25.170.2
70Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service430$25,720$12.370.1
71Childcare Workers410$18,700$8.990.8
72Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers410$44,600$21.440.4
73Construction Laborers400$25,940$12.470.8
74Social and Human Service Assistants380$28,550$13.730.25
75Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria370$25,080$12.060.3
76Counter and Rental Clerks370$28,660$13.780.3
77Industrial Engineers370$78,740$37.860.2
78Dishwashers350$18,540$8.910.3
79Food Preparation Workers350$20,460$9.840.6
80Medical Assistants350$28,530$13.720.45
81Business Operations Specialists, All Other340$67,480$32.440.7
82Insurance Sales Agents340$63,750$30.650.3
83Child, Family, and School Social Workers330$39,720$19.10.2
84Computer User Support Specialists330$45,400$21.830.4
85Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers330$39,760$19.120.1
86Billing and Posting Clerks310$32,570$15.660.3
87Electrical Engineers310$111,600$53.660.1
88Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop300$19,760$9.50.3
89Pharmacy Technicians300$30,070$14.460.3
90Electricians290$42,650$20.50.4
91Human Resources Specialists290$60,640$29.150.35
92Mechanical Engineers290$82,200$39.520.2
93Postal Service Mail Carriers290$49,720$23.910.2
94Firefighters280$43,690$21.010.2
95Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators280$37,470$18.020.2
96Sales Representatives, Services, All Other280$75,810$36.450.6
97Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations270$39,530$19.010.65
98Helpers--Production Workers270$28,890$13.890.3
99Medical and Health Services Managers270$104,900$50.430.25
100Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders270$49,340$23.720.1
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Jobs More Common Near Lynchburg Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,66097,940
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,06015,130
Sales and Related Occupations$32,62010,600
Production Occupations$36,2309,880
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations$20,9708,600
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,1706,800
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,1606,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,0106,030
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,5004,610
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,7204,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,2503,590
Cashiers$19,2003,480
Management Occupations$107,9603,360
Personal Care and Service Occupations$22,2103,260
Retail Salespersons$23,6103,080
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,4302,960
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0802,850
Office Clerks, General$27,7102,360
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food$18,3002,330
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,4302,190
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,5002,090
Registered Nurses$58,4601,860
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,5301,720
Protective Service Occupations$44,1401,700
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$81,6001,630
Waiters and Waitresses$21,3101,570
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers$23,7601,530
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,9401,480
Nursing Assistants$22,9601,390
Personal Care Aides$17,9201,370
Customer Service Representatives$30,0401,350
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners$23,1501,350
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,2801,290
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,1601,150
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,3201,130
General and Operations Managers$101,8001,080
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,3101,030
Receptionists and Information Clerks$24,2301,030
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,9701,010
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,830930
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$26,450900
Substitute Teachers$28,210860
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,220770
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$40,870770
Machinists$48,940750
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$60,050740
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$26,010700
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,910660
Accountants and Auditors$66,310650
Cooks, Restaurant$22,560650

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

TitleMean Local SalaryLocal Jobs
All Occupations$41,66097,940
Office and Administrative Support Occupations$32,06015,130
Sales and Related Occupations$32,62010,600
Production Occupations$36,2309,880
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations$32,1706,800
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations$70,1606,480
Education, Training, and Library Occupations$46,0106,030
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations$44,5004,610
Construction and Extraction Occupations$36,7204,200
Business and Financial Operations Occupations$67,2503,590
Management Occupations$107,9603,360
Healthcare Support Occupations$30,4302,960
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations$25,0802,850
Office Clerks, General$27,7102,360
Community and Social Service Occupations$39,4302,190
Architecture and Engineering Occupations$79,5002,090
Registered Nurses$58,4601,860
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers$43,5301,720
Protective Service Occupations$44,1401,700
Computer and Mathematical Occupations$81,6001,630
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers$32,9401,480
Customer Service Representatives$30,0401,350
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand$25,2801,290
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks$34,1601,150
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive$31,3201,130
General and Operations Managers$101,8001,080
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers$39,3101,030
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers$50,9701,010
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General$37,830930
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers$26,450900
Substitute Teachers$28,210860
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers$26,220770
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses$40,870770
Machinists$48,940750
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products$60,050740
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers$26,010700
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations$41,910660
Accountants and Auditors$66,310650
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client$28,830640
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders$28,910600
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics$36,330580
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers$61,090580
Production Workers, All Other$26,750580
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers$40,010580
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations$60,730560
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers$36,810540
Carpenters$35,920510
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers$54,470510
Tellers$30,650510
Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors$42,500480

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