Average wages in the Roanoke Region offer employers the opportunity to provide a skilled workforce competitive salaries, while ensuring the long-term viability of the businesses.

Average Income

Per Capita Personal Income (2021)$50,215
Median Household Income (2021)$57,362
Source: BEA, 2020: ESRI, Inc, RRP Region, 2021

Average Income by Occupation

Packers and packagers, hand$26,610
Home Health and Personal Care Aides $23,610
Sewing machine operators$30,780
Construction laborers$33,270
Receptionists and information clerks$28,410
Laborers and freight, stock, material movers$32,090
Officer clerks, general$33,960
Customer service representatives$36,410
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks$39,890
Industrial truck and tractor operators$38,390
Maintenance and repair workers$40,610
Light truck drivers$40,510
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer$45,650
Licensed practical and vocational nurses$46,150
First-line supervisors of office and admin.$55,640
Registered nurses$69,380
Sales representatives, wholesale, and manufacturing$98,400
Elementary school teachers$72,530
General and operations managers$104,130
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Roanoke MSA-May 2021


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, and ManagerialMedian Hourly Wage
Manager, Computer/Information Systems$59.51
Manager, Human Resources$57.54
Manager, Industrial Production$49.09
Civil Engineers$37.03
Engineer, Electrical$38.41
Engineer, Mechanical$37.26
ClericalMedian Hourly Wage
Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk$18.06
Executive Secretary/Admin Assistant$27.02
Receptionist Information Clerk$13.57
General Office Clerk$14.48
ComputerMedian Hourly Wage
Computer Programmer$36.00
Computer User Support Specialist$22.99
ProductionMedian Hourly Wage
Industrial Machinery Mechanic$22.85
Welder and Cutter$22.01
Tool and Die Maker$21.45
Printing Press Machine Operator$18.05
Electric and Electronics Equipment Assembler$14.50
Stockers and Order Filler$13.69
Packer and Packager$11.93
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics-Roanoke MSA-May 2021