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$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
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
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Census American Community Survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016.


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$60.77
Manager, Human Resources$47.76
Manager, Industrial Production/Plant$44.06
Manager, General and Operations$44.32
Engineer, Electrical$34,53
Engineer, Mechanical$35.48
ClericalMedian Hourly Wage
Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk$16.79
Executive Secretary/Admin Assistant$23.59
Receptionist/Switchboard Operator$11.42
General Office Clerk$14.19
ComputerMedian Hourly Wage
Computer Programmer$44.76
Computer Support Specialist$21.15
ProductionMedian Hourly Wage
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
Packer and Packager$9.95
Stock Clerk and Order Filler$11.29