Salem employment information

IndexSalemNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$23,132$25,608$28,555
Median household income$46,724$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$55,000$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$22,000$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$27,543$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$31,169$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate13.7%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level12.7%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Salem is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Salem is 13% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Salem is 135% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Salem is 18% lower than the national average.

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Salem median earnings by income bracket

Salem employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.5%0.0%
Manufacturing sector33.6%2.1%
Financial & insurance services1.5%2.3%
Wholesale & retail services11.1%13.8%
Public administration4.5%5.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.2%0.0%
Education, health & social services24.1%66.2%
Other11.4%4.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hudson, NC3,744$55,4174%
Rutherford College, NC1,092$49,2008%
Glen Alpine, NC1,511$44,18117%
Cajah's Mountain, NC2,781$43,75018%
Sawmills, NC5,164$38,28028%
Salem, NC2,349$46,72413%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Day Heights, OH2,349$67,50026%
Woodsfield, OH2,349$28,69446%
Gate City, VA2,348$33,30638%
St. Maries, ID2,350$36,04233%
Ogdensburg, NJ2,348$82,65655%
Salem, NC2,349$46,72413%
Source: The Salem, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.