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Wage Data

Average Income

Per Capita Personal Income (2014) $43,405
Median Household Income (2014) $50,340

Occupation Salary
Packers and packagers, hand $20,700
Laborers and freight, stock, material movers $26,780
Industrial truck and tractor operators $32,580
Truck drivers, light or delivery $32,630
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer $41,680
Maintenance and repair workers $35,280
Construction laborers $28,090
Carpenters $35,370
Officer clerks, general $30,240
Stock clerks and order fillers $24,890
Receptionists and information clerks $24,890
Customer service representatives $31,670
Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks $35,890
First-line office managers and administrative support $54,240
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing $62,100
Nursing aides, orderlies and attendants $24,980
Licensed practical and vocational nurses $40,870
Registered nurses $61.990
Elementary school teachers $47,920
General and operations managers $109,840
Sources: Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Census American Community Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016.

Wages 

The Roanoke Region offers a range of diverse industries providing competitive job opportunities. The following charts outline the average wages for each general profession. For more information on jobs not listed here, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Professional, Technical & Managerial

Median Hourly Wage

Manager - Computer/Information Systems

$60.77

Manager - Human Resources

$47.76

Manager - Industrial Production/Plant

$44.06

Manager - General & Operations

$44.32

Engineer - Electrical

$34.53

Engineer - Mechanical                                                

$35.48

 

Clerical                         

Median Hourly Wage

Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk                  

$16.79

Executive Secretary/Admin Assistant

$23.59

Receptionist/Switchboard Operator                        

$11.42

General Office Clerk

$14.19

 

Computer                                                        

Median Hourly Wage

Computer Programmer

$44.76

Computer Support Specialist                                   

$21.15

 

Production

Median Hourly Wage

Machinist

$20.14

Printing Press Machine Operator

$17.36

Machinery Maintenance Mechanic

$21.21

Tool and Die Maker

$24.96

Welder and Cutter

$18.68

Electric and Electronics Equipment Assembler

$17.16

 

Materials Movement & Service                      

Median Hourly Wage

Janitor/Cleaner

$11.31

Packer & Packager

$9.95

Stock Clerk and Order Filler

$11.29

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2065 Occupational Employment & Wage Estimates (Most recent dat available)

 
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