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 (2017)$44,645
Median Household Income (2018)$51,029

Average Income by Occupation

Packers and packagers, hand$22,490
Laborers and freight, stock, material movers$28,310
Industrial truck and tractor operators$31,990
Truck drivers, light or delivery$38,480
Truck drivers, heavy and tractor-trailer$44,890
Maintenance and repair workers$36,170
Construction laborers$26,520
Officer clerks, general$31,910
Stock clerks and order fillers$25,740
Receptionists and information clerks$26,280
Customer service representatives$33,350
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks$36,310
First-line office managers and administrative support$53,570
Sales representatives, wholesale, and manufacturing$67,480
Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants$26,830
Licensed practical and vocational nurses$43,630
Registered nurses$65,290
Elementary school teachers$52,480
General and operations managers$104,870
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Census American Community Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018.


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$59.71
Manager, Human Resources$48.59
Manager, Industrial Production/Plant$47.26
Manager, General and Operations$41.11
Engineer, Electrical$35.63
Engineer, Mechanical$36.81
ClericalMedian Hourly Wage
Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk$17.22
Executive Secretary/Admin Assistant$27.34
Receptionist/Switchboard Operator$12.19
General Office Clerk$15.15
ComputerMedian Hourly Wage
Computer Programmer$42.32
Computer Support Specialist$22.47
ProductionMedian Hourly Wage
Printing Press Machine Operator$17.08
Machinery Maintenance Mechanic$21.99
Tool and Die Maker$21.12
Welder and Cutter$19.51
Electric and Electronics Equipment Assembler$16.52
Packer and Packager$9.51
Stock Clerk and Order Filler$11.68