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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

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 98690 $40730 $19.58 100
2 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14760 $31200 $15 14.8
3 Sales and Related Occupations 10810 $32780 $15.76 10.15
4 Production Occupations 9680 $36150 $17.38 5.85
5 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 9160 $20750 $9.97 8.3
6 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 6480 $69150 $33.24 5.75
7 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 6150 $31150 $14.98 6.45
8 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5940 $44640 $21.46 6.15
9 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 4520 $41980 $20.18 3.8
10 Construction and Extraction Occupations 4040 $35360 $17 4.4
11 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 3760 $63080 $30.33 5.05
12 Cashiers 3680 $18780 $9.03 2.25
13 Personal Care and Service Occupations 3660 $22070 $10.61 4.1
14 Healthcare Support Occupations 3360 $27760 $13.35 3.05
15 Management Occupations 3360 $104950 $50.46 6.05
16 Retail Salespersons 2920 $25130 $12.08 3.1
17 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 2920 $24430 $11.74 3.7
18 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2890 $18190 $8.75 2.15
19 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2230 $76790 $36.92 1.65
20 Office Clerks, General 2180 $28000 $13.46 2
21 Community and Social Service Occupations 2090 $37970 $18.26 1.65
22 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 1970 $77980 $37.49 2.8
23 Registered Nurses 1940 $57290 $27.55 1.9
24 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1790 $23120 $11.12 1.2
25 Protective Service Occupations 1740 $44810 $21.54 2.25
26 Nursing Assistants 1720 $22100 $10.63 1.05
27 Waiters and Waitresses 1610 $22360 $10.75 1.6
28 Personal Care Aides 1610 $17800 $8.56 1.3
29 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 1560 $42850 $20.6 1.2
30 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1540 $22420 $10.78 1.6
31 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1300 $23630 $11.36 1.6
32 Customer Service Representatives 1250 $28270 $13.59 1.75
33 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1190 $29490 $14.18 1.6
34 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1130 $34070 $16.38 1.1
35 General and Operations Managers 1070 $101950 $49.02 1.4
36 Team Assemblers 1050 $30370 $14.6 0.75
37 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1040 $49310 $23.71 1
38 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 1020 $40730 $19.58 1
39 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1020 $23250 $11.18 0.7
40 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 880 $44200 $21.25 1.7
41 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 880 $36100 $17.36 0.9
42 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 870 $63050 $30.31 1
43 Substitute Teachers 850 $25080 $12.06 0
44 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 780 $40080 $19.27 0.5
45 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 740 $25890 $12.45 0.6
46 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 730 $29220 $14.05 0.6
47 Cooks, Restaurant 690 $20810 $10.01 0.75
48 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 660 $28440 $13.67 0.3
49 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 660 $26170 $12.58 0.8
50 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 640 $60890 $29.27 0.4
51 Cooks, Fast Food 610 $17540 $8.43 0.3
52 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 590 $36930 $17.75 0.5
53 Accountants and Auditors 590 $66310 $31.88 0.9
54 Tellers 590 $30720 $14.77 0.3
55 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 580 $18540 $8.91 0.3
56 Production Workers, All Other 540 $28120 $13.52 0.2
57 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 530 $54170 $26.04 0.6
58 Carpenters 520 $34040 $16.37 0.6
59 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 520 $64040 $30.79 0.9
60 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 500 $38890 $18.7 0.3
61 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 490 $51660 $24.84 0.4
62 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 490 $30430 $14.63 0.4
63 Packers and Packagers, Hand 480 $20540 $9.88 0.45
64 Construction Laborers 480 $26150 $12.57 0.8
65 Psychiatric Technicians 480 $27660 $13.3 0
66 Childcare Workers 480 $18680 $8.98 0.8
67 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 470 $24490 $11.77 0.1
68 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 460 $43830 $21.07 0.2
69 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 460 $43600 $20.96 0.2
70 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 450 $20020 $9.63 1
71 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 430 $59640 $28.67 0.3
72 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 430 $43880 $21.1 0.45
73 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 430 $37140 $17.86 0.3
74 Social and Human Service Assistants 420 $30110 $14.48 0.3
75 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 410 $32020 $15.4 0.2
76 Food Preparation Workers 390 $19900 $9.57 0.6
77 Counter and Rental Clerks 380 $29570 $14.22 0.3
78 Legal Occupations 380 $69560 $33.44 0.8
79 Electrical Engineers 380 $107680 $51.77 0.1
80 Medical Assistants 370 $27710 $13.32 0.45
81 Management Analysts 360 $76760 $36.9 0.5
82 Recreation Workers 350 $23700 $11.39 0.3
83 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 350 $34700 $16.68 0.35
84 Software Developers, Applications 340 $95980 $46.14 0.5
85 Computer User Support Specialists 340 $45410 $21.83 0.4
86 Dishwashers 330 $18180 $8.74 0.3
87 Insurance Sales Agents 330 $55550 $26.71 0.3
88 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 330 $38910 $18.71 0.2
89 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 330 $74850 $35.98 0.7
90 Printing Press Operators 320 $33560 $16.14 0.1
91 Mental Health Counselors 320 $39860 $19.16 0.1
92 Pharmacy Technicians 320 $29550 $14.21 0.25
93 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 320 $18890 $9.08 0.25
94 Human Resources Specialists 310 $57860 $27.82 0.3
95 Cost Estimators 310 $52180 $25.09 0.1
96 Industrial Engineers 310 $76250 $36.66 0.2
97 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 310 $75890 $36.48 0.3
98 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 300 $28060 $13.49 0.25
99 Postal Service Mail Carriers 290 $49420 $23.76 0.15
100 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 290 $52410 $25.2 0.35
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Jobs More Common Near Lynchburg Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,730 98,690
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,200 14,760
Sales and Related Occupations 32,780 10,810
Production Occupations 36,150 9,680
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,750 9,160
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,150 6,480
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,150 6,150
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,640 5,940
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,980 4,520
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,360 4,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,080 3,760
Cashiers 18,780 3,680
Personal Care and Service Occupations 22,070 3,660
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,760 3,360
Management Occupations 104,950 3,360
Retail Salespersons 25,130 2,920
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 24,430 2,920
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,190 2,890
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 76,790 2,230
Office Clerks, General 28,000 2,180
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,970 2,090
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 77,980 1,970
Registered Nurses 57,290 1,940
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 23,120 1,790
Protective Service Occupations 44,810 1,740
Nursing Assistants 22,100 1,720
Waiters and Waitresses 22,360 1,610
Personal Care Aides 17,800 1,610
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,850 1,560
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 22,420 1,540
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 23,630 1,300
Customer Service Representatives 28,270 1,250
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,490 1,190
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,070 1,130
General and Operations Managers 101,950 1,070
Team Assemblers 30,370 1,050
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,310 1,040
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,730 1,020
Receptionists and Information Clerks 23,250 1,020
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,200 880
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,100 880
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,050 870
Substitute Teachers 25,080 850
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,080 780
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,890 740
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,220 730
Cooks, Restaurant 20,810 690
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 28,440 660
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,170 660
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,890 640

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

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 40,730 98,690
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31,200 14,760
Sales and Related Occupations 32,780 10,810
Production Occupations 36,150 9,680
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 69,150 6,480
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 31,150 6,150
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 44,640 5,940
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 41,980 4,520
Construction and Extraction Occupations 35,360 4,040
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 63,080 3,760
Healthcare Support Occupations 27,760 3,360
Management Occupations 104,950 3,360
Retail Salespersons 25,130 2,920
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 76,790 2,230
Office Clerks, General 28,000 2,180
Community and Social Service Occupations 37,970 2,090
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 77,980 1,970
Registered Nurses 57,290 1,940
Protective Service Occupations 44,810 1,740
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 42,850 1,560
Customer Service Representatives 28,270 1,250
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 29,490 1,190
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 34,070 1,130
General and Operations Managers 101,950 1,070
Team Assemblers 30,370 1,050
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 49,310 1,040
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 40,730 1,020
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 44,200 880
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 36,100 880
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 63,050 870
Substitute Teachers 25,080 850
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 40,080 780
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 25,890 740
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 29,220 730
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 28,440 660
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 26,170 660
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 60,890 640
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 36,930 590
Accountants and Auditors 66,310 590
Tellers 30,720 590
Production Workers, All Other 28,120 540
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 54,170 530
Carpenters 34,040 520
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 64,040 520
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 38,890 500
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 51,660 490
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 30,430 490
Construction Laborers 26,150 480
Psychiatric Technicians 27,660 480
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 43,830 460

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