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Top 200 Popular Jobs in North Carolina

What professions have the highest employment in North Carolina? In this article we show the top 200 jobs that employ the highest number of people in North Carolina. We note that the total employment in North Carolina is 4,030,880. The most popular job is the combined food preparation and serving worker, including fast food profession, which employs 141,040 people (3.50 percent of the total employment in North Carolina). The second most common job is the retail salesperson profession which employs 140,620 people (3.49 percent of the total employment). The employment and salary information in North Carolina is computed from data published by BLS in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. 200 Most Popular Jobs in North Carolina

Job Description # of
Empl. i
% of    
Empl. i
Average
Salary i
1 All Occupations
4,030,880
100.00% $32,510
2 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
141,040
3.50% $17,880
3 Retail Salespersons
140,620
3.49% $20,600
4 Cashiers
109,350
2.71% $18,390
5 Registered Nurses
89,070
2.21% $58,930
6 Customer Service Representatives
88,420
2.19% $30,330
7 Waiters and Waitresses
78,210
1.94% $18,140
8 Office Clerks, General
76,820
1.91% $26,370
9 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
76,760
1.90% $23,590
10 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
59,040
1.46% $32,960
11 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
55,360
1.37% $20,170
12 General and Operations Managers
52,960
1.31% $107,430
13 Nursing Assistants
52,080
1.29% $22,180
14 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers
51,530
1.28% $22,020
15 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
49,990
1.24% $37,060
16 Home Health Aides
48,360
1.20% $18,790
17 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks
43,490
1.08% $34,970
18 Wholesale and Manufacturing (Except Technical and Scientific Products) Sales Representatives
43,390
1.08% $54,380
19 Team Assemblers
42,700
1.06% $26,440
20 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
40,930
1.02% $37,760
21 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
40,910
1.01% $41,340
22 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
39,930
0.99% $36,190
23 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
38,970
0.97% $47,980
24 Restaurant Cooks
36,200
0.90% $20,350
25 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
32,630
0.81% $30,150
26 Teacher Assistants
31,290
0.78% $22,540
27 Accountants and Auditors
30,170
0.75% $63,640
28 Other Business Operations Specialists
29,730
0.74% $62,130
29 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
29,240
0.73% $18,530
30 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
28,900
0.72% $23,180
31 Receptionists and Information Clerks
28,200
0.70% $26,120
32 Packers and Packagers
27,940
0.69% $20,680
33 Security Guards
26,720
0.66% $22,600
34 Childcare Workers
24,190
0.60% $19,430
35 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
23,730
0.59% $42,010
36 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers
23,250
0.58% $28,870
37 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants
22,940
0.57% $46,530
38 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
22,270
0.55% $36,640
39 Other Sales Representatives
21,330
0.53% $50,930
40 Applications Software Developers
21,190
0.53% $89,340
41 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
20,820
0.52% $53,800
42 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
20,160
0.50% $29,340
43 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
19,810
0.49% $29,270
44 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
19,750
0.49% $53,300
45 Food Preparation Workers
19,720
0.49% $19,110
46 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers
19,560
0.49% $39,170
47 Computer User Support Specialists
19,300
0.48% $46,670
48 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
19,140
0.47% $31,330
49 Substitute Teachers
18,100
0.45% $22,850
50 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
17,640
0.44% $40,950
51 Construction Laborers
17,220
0.43% $25,080
52 School or Special Client Bus Drivers
17,020
0.42% $25,070
53 Computer Systems Analysts
16,680
0.41% $84,640
54 Correctional Officers and Jailers
16,660
0.41% $29,990
55 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
15,670
0.39% $41,880
56 Financial Managers
15,560
0.39% $118,410
57 Helpers--Production Workers
15,510
0.38% $21,890
58 Personal Care Aides
15,290
0.38% $19,080
59 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
15,220
0.38% $59,410
60 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
15,130
0.38% $25,130
61 Driver/Sales Workers
14,740
0.37% $24,500
62 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop
14,690
0.36% $17,930
63 Billing and Posting Clerks
14,310
0.36% $33,370
64 Medical Assistants
14,290
0.35% $29,360
65 Carpenters
14,050
0.35% $33,400
66 Electricians
13,980
0.35% $38,490
67 Firefighters
13,680
0.34% $30,530
68 Human Resources Specialists
13,540
0.34% $54,310
69 Tellers
13,330
0.33% $27,590
70 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
12,910
0.32% $62,510
71 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
12,650
0.31% $17,890
72 Lawyers
12,380
0.31% $92,610
73 Pharmacy Technicians
12,330
0.31% $27,500
74 Dishwashers
12,310
0.31% $18,000
75 Management Analysts
12,280
0.30% $76,790
76 Computer and Information Systems Managers
11,970
0.30% $124,420
77 Counter and Rental Clerks
11,840
0.29% $22,630
78 Loan Officers
11,440
0.28% $62,470
79 Machinists
11,410
0.28% $37,740
80 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
11,150
0.28% $18,070
81 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
11,040
0.27% $24,790
82 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
11,020
0.27% $38,770
83 Bill and Account Collectors
10,950
0.27% $31,860
84 Bartenders
10,760
0.27% $18,690
85 Medical Secretaries
10,640
0.26% $29,760
86 Systems Software Developers
10,540
0.26% $104,490
87 Network and Computer Systems Administrators
10,230
0.25% $75,130
88 Other Physicians and Surgeons
10,210
0.25% n/a
89 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
10,100
0.25% $31,870
90 Child, Family, and School Social Workers
9,680
0.24% $43,830
91 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
9,560
0.24% $40,750
92 Insurance Sales Agents
9,480
0.24% $44,900
93 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
9,470
0.23% $45,200
94 Postal Service Mail Carriers
9,450
0.23% $54,900
95 All Other Managers
9,250
0.23% $108,450
96 Other Education, Training, and Library Workers
9,230
0.23% $46,630
97 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers
9,210
0.23% $82,190
98 Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Sales Representatives
9,160
0.23% $82,450
99 Kindergarten and Elementary School Special Education Teachers
9,110
0.23% $42,370
100 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
9,080
0.23% $24,160
101 Pharmacists
9,010
0.22% $126,070
102 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers
8,790
0.22% $18,120
103 Dental Assistants
8,740
0.22% $37,190
104 Social and Human Service Assistants
8,670
0.22% $26,620
105 Sewing Machine Operators
8,650
0.21% $22,880
106 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators
8,610
0.21% $34,510
107 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
8,580
0.21% $39,560
108 Recreation Workers
8,480
0.21% $22,060
109 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
8,230
0.20% $40,260
110 Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
8,120
0.20% $104,370
111 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment
8,090
0.20% $19,630
112 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
8,070
0.20% $31,740
113 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
8,060
0.20% $37,230
114 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks
8,040
0.20% $19,300
115 Parts Salespersons
8,020
0.20% $27,380
116 Institution and Cafeteria Cooks
7,980
0.20% $21,850
117 Sales Managers
7,930
0.20% $116,230
118 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
7,760
0.19% $27,670
119 Medical and Health Services Managers
7,700
0.19% $92,960
120 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents
7,670
0.19% $71,010
121 Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
7,650
0.19% $63,870
122 Financial Analysts
7,620
0.19% $76,110
123 Postsecondary Vocational Education Teachers
7,600
0.19% $48,210
124 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
7,570
0.19% $50,840
125 Training and Development Specialists
7,560
0.19% $57,020
126 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
7,410
0.18% $39,780
127 Computer Programmers
7,370
0.18% $79,200
128 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products
7,220
0.18% $55,900
129 Other Assemblers and Fabricators
7,150
0.18% $25,600
130 Other Office and Administrative Support Workers
7,100
0.18% $36,160
131 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists
7,020
0.17% $40,900
132 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists
6,900
0.17% $21,550
133 Civil Engineers
6,870
0.17% $73,080
134 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan
6,850
0.17% $28,990
135 Industrial Engineers
6,850
0.17% $77,600
136 Construction Managers
6,830
0.17% $86,830
137 Textile Winding, Twisting, and Drawing Out Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
6,780
0.17% $23,640
138 Radiologic Technologists
6,780
0.17% $54,040
139 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
6,720
0.17% $36,850
140 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
6,540
0.16% $27,140
141 Coaches and Scouts
6,410
0.16% $30,550
142 Computer Network Support Specialists
6,360
0.16% $57,970
143 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
6,310
0.16% $27,960
144 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers
6,050
0.15% $44,380
145 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators
6,040
0.15% $61,500
146 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
5,950
0.15% $45,840
147 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
5,920
0.15% $22,450
148 Unknown
5,760
0.14% $38,780
149 Real Estate Brokers
5,740
0.14% $38,460
150 Mechanical Engineers
5,690
0.14% $78,310
151 Compliance Officers
5,680
0.14% $62,300
152 Printing Press Operators
5,630
0.14% $31,570
153 Physical Therapists
5,630
0.14% $79,830
154 Cost Estimators
5,630
0.14% $56,660
155 Personal Financial Advisors
5,620
0.14% $90,180
156 Marketing Managers
5,580
0.14% $123,020
157 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing
5,570
0.14% $26,380
158 Fast Food Cooks
5,570
0.14% $17,880
159 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
5,540
0.14% $19,090
160 Dental Hygienists
5,540
0.14% $67,470
161 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers
5,510
0.14% $47,970
162 Data Entry Keyers
5,460
0.14% $29,510
163 Telemarketers
5,460
0.14% $22,950
164 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic
5,340
0.13% $38,380
165 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs
5,310
0.13% $35,720
166 Graphic Designers
5,260
0.13% $42,040
167 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School
5,190
0.13% $45,940
168 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
5,180
0.13% $31,660
169 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
5,120
0.13% $39,490
170 Industrial Production Managers
5,120
0.13% $94,210
171 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
5,100
0.13% $32,360
172 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping
5,090
0.13% $34,780
173 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers
5,060
0.13% $17,950
174 Other Health Technologists and Technicians
5,060
0.13% $35,030
175 Food Service Managers
5,060
0.13% $54,830
176 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks
5,030
0.12% $30,670
177 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
5,010
0.12% $86,240
178 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
4,970
0.12% $57,170
179 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
4,960
0.12% $27,770
180 Administrative Services Managers
4,960
0.12% $87,460
181 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers Helpers
4,950
0.12% $24,050
182 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks
4,950
0.12% $36,800
183 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers
4,940
0.12% $31,570
184 Electrical Engineers
4,890
0.12% $83,020
185 Real Estate Sales Agents
4,820
0.12% $45,550
186 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
4,810
0.12% $52,310
187 Public Relations Specialists
4,770
0.12% $49,740
188 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers
4,730
0.12% $19,100
189 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers
4,730
0.12% $33,630
190 Librarians
4,710
0.12% $49,380
191 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks
4,540
0.11% $36,420
192 Upholsterers
4,500
0.11% $35,590
193 Bakers
4,500
0.11% $21,290
194 Phlebotomists
4,450
0.11% $27,850
195 Postsecondary Education Administrators
4,450
0.11% $83,710
196 Electricians Helpers
4,420
0.11% $26,660
197 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
4,390
0.11% $32,590
198 Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
4,380
0.11% $25,260
199 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance
4,370
0.11% $35,740
200 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
4,350
0.11% $52,800

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