By the Numbers

Major employers in our region are devoted to community building through growth strategies that enhance the region and your career. With healthcare leading the way, retail, banking, manufacturing, logistics and other business sectors all contribute to a diverse employer base offering professional development opportunities throughout a range of industries.

Top Employers in the Roanoke Region

CompanyIndustryEmployment Range
Carilion ClinicHealth Care10,000+
HCA Virginia Health SystemHealth Care1,000-2,999
Walmart StoresRetail1,000-2,999
KrogerRetail and Regional Office1,000-2,999
Norfolk SouthernTransportation/Railroad1,000-2,999
Wells Fargo Bank NABanking1,000-2,999
Advance Auto PartsRetail and Company Headquarters1,000-2,999
WestRockManufacturing (Paperboard)1,000-2,999
Ply Gem WindowsManufacturing (Windows)1,000-2,999
Allstate Insurance CompanyInsurance500-999
Yokohama Tire CorporationManufacturing (Tires)500-999
Lowe's Home CentersRetail500-999
Triad Laboratory AllianceMedical Laboratories500-999
Friendship Retirement CommunityRetirement Community500-999
General ElectricManufacturing (Electrical Equipment)500-999
Food LionRetail500-999
Anthem Insurance500-999
Dynax America Corp.Manufacturing (Auto Components)500-999
Richfield Retirement CommunityRetirement Community500-999
Altec IndustriesManufacturing (Transportation Equipment) 500-999
Roanoke CollegeHigher Education500-999
MKG OperationsRestaurant500-999
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016.


Industry Composition in the Roanoke Region

Health Care18.3%
Misc. Services and Government13.6%
Retail Trade12.2%
Accommodations, Entertainment10.3%
Construction, Mining, and Agriculture6.9%
Transportation and Utilities5.7%
Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate5.0%
Professional, Scientific, and Tech Service5.0%
Wholesale Trade4.5%
Management of Companies3.0%
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, 2016.


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.

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