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WHAT LOCAL WORKERS MAKE

Full-time workers in the region earned an average of $20.65 per hour last year. Among the top
wage-earners were people in management ($47.32 per hour), college professors ($36.20) and
engineers ($35.63).
FULL-TIME PART-TIME OVERALL AVERAGE
TYPE OF JOB AVERAGE AVERAGE HOURLY WAGE

All workers $20.65 $10.07 $18.80


Management $47.32 N/A $47.03
Business and financial $28.87 N/A $29.04
Human resources $26.83 N/A $26.83
Accountants and auditors N/A N/A $26.26
Computer and math $29.05 N/A $28.54
Engineers $35.63 N/A $35.63
Social services $20.72 N/A $20.62
Education and library $26.43 $16.46 $25.46
College professors $36.20 N/A $35.47
Elementary and middle school teachers $33.18 N/A $33.18
High school teachers $33.84 N/A $33.84
Teacher assistants $12.35 N/A $12.35
Arts, entertainment, sports and media N/A N/A $29.84
Health care practitioners $28.74 $31.37 $28.95
Registered nurses $26.40 $28.18 $26.65
Health care support personnel $11.70 $10.13 $11.29
Nursing aides $11.52 $9.01 $10.81
Protective services $18.12 $8.86 $16.30
Police officers $20.47 N/A $20.47
Security guards $11.97 N/A $11.10
Cooks N/A $9.25 $10.34
Fast food workers N/A $8.02 $8.51
Cleaning and maintenance $10.18 $10.52 $10.25
Building cleaning workers $10.04 $10.52 $10.16
Personal care N/A $9.84 $8.64
Child care N/A N/A $7.94
Recreation and fitness workers N/A $11.06 $12.04
Sales $17.84 $8.74 $16.01
Cashiers $10.05 $7.61 $8.82
Office and administrative support $14.79 $12.31 $14.37
Secretaries $16.17 N/A $16.15
Construction $16.41 N/A $16.42
Installation, maintenance and repair $21.27 N/A $19.97
Auto technicians $25.68 N/A $25.68
Transportation $13.09 N/A $12.35
Bus drivers $14.65 N/A $14.63
Truck and tractor operators N/A N/A $13.96
NOTE: The Bureau of Labor Statistics did not report data in some categories for full- or part-time pay or both because
the sample was too small, but it still calculated the overall average in those categories.
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT