Wage Data
Wage Data

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Average wages in the Roanoke Region offer employers the opportunity to provide a skilled workforce with competitive salaries while ensuring the long-term viability of the businesses. When you can offer a great job in an amazing place to live, you’ve found the perfect combination for recruiting new employees.

Per Capita and Median Household Income

Per Capita Personal Income (2022)$55,243
Median Household Income (2023)$61,386
Source: BEA, Roanoke MSA 2022: ESRI, Inc, RRP Region, 2023

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 Managerial

OccupationMedian 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
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics-Roanoke MSA-May 2021


OccupationMedian Hourly Wage
Bookkeeping/Accounting Clerk$18.06
Executive Secretary/Admin Assistant$27.02
Receptionist Information Clerk$13.57
General Office Clerk$14.48
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics-Roanoke MSA-May 2021


OccupationMedian Hourly Wage
Computer Programmer$36.00
Computer User Support Specialist$22.99
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics-Roanoke MSA-May 2021


OccupationMedian 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

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