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%

Did you know?

  • 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.

Find Real Estate Listings In Salem


New Real Estate Listings In Salem

Compare Salem, NC Employment To Other Cities

Employment status

Hours worked per week

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%

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.